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    Wednesday, January 8
    Jan01

    Wednesday, January 8

    Today is Thursday, Jan. 8, the 8th day of 2015. There are 357 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1499 – France’s King Louis XII marries Anne, Duchess of Brittany.1654 – Ukraine joins Russia.1679 – French… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    2015 OSCE Chair Serbia Hopes To Play Positive Role In Ukraine
    Dec31

    2015 OSCE Chair Serbia Hopes To Play Positive Role In Ukraine

    Serbia’s foreign minister says the crisis in Ukraine is “proof of how fragile European security is.” Ivica Dacic, whose country will hold the rotating chairmanship of the Organization for Security … …read more Source: Big News...

    Russia Critics Omitted From Putins New Years Greetings
    Dec31

    Russia Critics Omitted From Putins New Years Greetings

    By RFE/RL Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued his New Year’s greetings to fellow world leaders and dignitaries, but Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is not among the dozens of … …read more Source: Big News...

    Wide power outage in rebel-held Ukrainian city
    Dec31

    Wide power outage in rebel-held Ukrainian city

    MOSCOW (AP) ” News reports say a widespread electricity outage has hit Luhansk, the second-largest city in Ukraine’s separatist east, and the leader of the rebels who control it is claiming that’s due to Ukrainian sabotage.The outage… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic landmark
    Dec31

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic landmark

    MOSCOW (AP) ” President Vladimir Putin is using his New Year’s speech to hail Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula.He said Crimea’s “return home” will “forever remain a landmark in the national history.”His comment… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Little hope for future as east Ukraine ends nightmare year (AFP)
    Dec31

    Little hope for future as east Ukraine ends nightmare year (AFP)

    Marinivka (Ukraine) (AFP) – Larissa Pogorelka began the year looking forward to seeing her son graduate college and planning for the future with cautious optimism. …read more Source: The West...

    Merkel Vows United European Stance Over Ukraine
    Dec31

    Merkel Vows United European Stance Over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged to maintain a strong and united European position against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Merkel said in a December 30 early release of her New Year’s … …read more Source: Big News...

    Russia: Ukraine’s import of US nuclear fuel risky
    Dec30

    Russia: Ukraine’s import of US nuclear fuel risky

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Russia says Ukraine’s deal to buy U.S.-made nuclear fuel for its Soviet-built reactors could trigger a nuclear accident.Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine announced Tuesday that his nation has reached a deal… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    AirAsia flight QZ8501: A tale of two search sites
    Dec30

    AirAsia flight QZ8501: A tale of two search sites

    As the search area expanded for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, comparisons are being made with the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and even flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status
    Dec30

    Ukraine Formally Scraps Non-aligned Status

    KYIV – Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has signed a law revoking Ukraine’s non-aligned status as part of efforts to move the country closer to NATO, the western military alliance. Russia views … …read more Source: Big News...

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