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    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels to restart peace talks (AFP)
    Dec17

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels to restart peace talks (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s pro-European leaders and Kremlin-backed rebels agreed Wednesday to hold long-delayed peace talks, as Russia reeled from a currency crisis and faced still more sanctions from the West. …read more Source: The West...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country
    Dec17

    Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) ” Ukraine’s president has urged Poland’s politicians and business people to intensify ties with his country as it reforms to follow European standards.At the start of a two-day visit to Poland on Wednesday, President… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian Mistral sailors to leave France, says shipbuilder (AFP)
    Dec17

    Russian Mistral sailors to leave France, says shipbuilder (AFP)

    Paris (AFP) – About 400 Russian sailors are returning home, French shipbuilder DCNS said Wednesday, as Paris weighs whether to deliver the Mistral-class warship to Russia amid the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The West...

    Obama backs new Russian sanctions
    Dec17

    Obama backs new Russian sanctions

    BARACK Obama will sign legislation imposing new economic sanctions on Russia, the White House said yesterday. …read more Source: THE...

    Some quiet but little peace on Ukraine frontline (AFP)
    Dec17

    Some quiet but little peace on Ukraine frontline (AFP)

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Rebel commander Tikhii holds a finger in the air as the sound of an explosion echoes in the distance. …read more Source: The West...

    Libya frees aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian
    Dec17

    Libya frees aircrew of 3 Ukrainians, 1 Russian

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) ” The foreign minister of Tripoli’s militia-backed government says it has freed four crew members ” three Ukrainians and one Russian ” of an Emirati cargo plane who were detained after landing illegally in a western… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    White House says Obama will sign bill imposing new sanctions on Russia despite reservations
    Dec17

    White House says Obama will sign bill imposing new sanctions on Russia despite reservations

    The White House has said that the United States President Barack Obama will sign a bill imposing a slew of new sanctions on Russia despite reservations. The bill, which sanctions Russia’s defence … …read more Source: Big News...

    Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge
    Dec17

    Merkel calls Putin over Ukraine, amid ruble plunge

    BERLIN (AP) ” German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss possible steps to secure a comprehensive cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.The call late Tuesday came as Russia grappled with a sudden… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Russian ruble on the way down
    Dec17

    Russian ruble on the way down

    MOSCOW (AP) ” Russia’s embattled ruble extended a week of catastrophic losses by dropping 4 percent at the opening of trading in Moscow.The world’s worst-performing currency along with the Ukrainian hryvnia, the ruble has lost more… …read more Source: The New Zealand...

    Ominous shift in terror tactics
    Dec17

    Ominous shift in terror tactics

    AMID the carnage in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, Pakistan’s military offensive against the Taliban has barely been noticed. …read more Source: THE...

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