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    Chechens loyal to Russia fight alongside east Ukraine rebels
    Dec10

    Chechens loyal to Russia fight alongside east Ukraine rebels

    OUTSIDE OF DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) – Chanting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), dozens of armed men in camouflage uniforms from Russia’s republic of Chechnya train in snow in a camp in the rebel-held east Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Soviet Leader Gorbachev Urges US and European Union to ‘Defrost Relations’ With Russia
    Dec10

    Soviet Leader Gorbachev Urges US and European Union to ‘Defrost Relations’ With Russia

    The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Tuesday urged the United States and the European Union to “defrost” relations with Moscow despite tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Gorbachev urges US and EU to “defrost relations” with Russia
    Dec10

    Gorbachev urges US and EU to “defrost relations” with Russia

    MOSCOW: The last Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev on Tuesday urged the United States and the European Union to “defrost” relations with Moscow despite tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: New Straits...

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN
    Dec10

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN

    Geneva (AFP) – More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.More than 207,000 people have made the risky sea crossing since January, almost three times the previous high of 70,000 during the Libyan civil war...

    Spate of bombings hits Ukraine military hub
    Dec10

    Spate of bombings hits Ukraine military hub

    The city of Kharkiv in Ukraine’s industrial east has stayed out of rebel hands but a mysterious spate of bombings has triggered fears that Russia is trying to destabilize this key defense hub. Barely a week goes by without another bombing reported against Ukrainian military targets in the city of 1.4 million which once served […] The post...

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year
    Dec10

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year

    SYDNEY: “Shirtfront”, an aggressive Australian sports term used by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to challenge Russia’s Vladimir Putin, was Wednesday picked as the National Dictionary Centre’s word of the year, beating “man-bun”. Abbott in October vowed to “shirtfront” the Russian president – an...

    Muslim Tatars suffer discrimination in  Crimean homeland since annexation
    Dec10

    Muslim Tatars suffer discrimination in Crimean homeland since annexation

    Since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, armed men have shown up frequently to search the cinder-block houses, mosque and school in Sary-Su, a settlement of Crimean Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority that has long suffered from discrimination in the peninsula, which is its historic homeland. The worst shock came in September, when two men in […]...

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year
    Dec10

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year

    SYDNEY – “Shirtfront”, an aggressive Australian sports term used by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to challenge Russia’s Vladimir Putin, was Wednesday picked as the National Dictionary Centre’s word of the year, beating “man-bun”.Abbott in October vowed to “shirtfront” the Russian president...

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year
    Dec10

    Abbott’s ‘shirtfront’ is Australia’s word of the year

    SYDNEY: “Shirtfront”, an aggressive Australian sports term used by Prime Minister Tony Abbott to challenge Russia’s Vladimir Putin, was Wednesday picked as the National Dictionary Centre’s word of the year, beating “man-bun”. Abbott in October vowed to “shirtfront” the Russian president — an Australian Rules football term in which a...

    MH17 wreckage arrives at Dutch base
    Dec10

    MH17 wreckage arrives at Dutch base

    GILZE-RIJEN AIRBASE, Netherlands – A convoy carrying wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived at a Dutch airbase on Tuesday where it will be pieced together as part of a probe into its shooting down over Ukraine.Around 50 relatives of some of the 298 people killed when the plane was blown out of the sky in July were allowed into...

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