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Online freedom declines, amid NSA effect
Dec04

Online freedom declines, amid NSA effect

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Internet freedom suffered this year as a growing number of countries stepped up efforts to spy on users and censor online postings, a global survey showed Thursday. The report by the non-government watchdog group Freedom House said online freedom declined in 36 of 65 countries surveyed. In some cases, governments use...

Ukraine will halt fire in east from December 9, president says (AFP)
Dec04

Ukraine will halt fire in east from December 9, president says (AFP)

Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s army will halt fire across the separatist east on December 9 under the terms of a Russian-brokered peace deal signed in September, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

US tells Russia not to ‘isolate’ itself as Putin hits out at sanctions (AFP)
Dec04

US tells Russia not to ‘isolate’ itself as Putin hits out at sanctions (AFP)

Basel (Switzerland) (AFP) – Washington insisted Thursday it was not seeking confrontation with Russia over the Ukraine crisis as Moscow lashed out over biting sanctions which have pushed its economy to the brink of recession. …read more Source: The West...

Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU: Juncker
Dec04

Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU: Juncker

Russia is now a “strategic problem” for the EU amid the crisis in Ukraine, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said on Thursday (Dec 4), but he insisted Brussels would not be blackmailed by the cancellation of a huge gas pipeline. …read more Source: Channel...

John Kerry Says Russia Can Rebuild Trust if it Withdraws From Ukraine
Dec04

John Kerry Says Russia Can Rebuild Trust if it Withdraws From Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday Russia had pitched itself into isolation through its own actions in Ukraine and could rebuild international credibility only by ending its support for… …read more Source:...

Ukraine minister pleads for energy saving, gas stocks drop
Dec04

Ukraine minister pleads for energy saving, gas stocks drop

KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s new energy minister pleaded with industrial and domestic consumers to use less electricity as hard frosts led to a sharp drop in gas stocks and low coal stockpiles, making more blackouts likely. …read more Source: The...

Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU, says Juncker (AFP)
Dec04

Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU, says Juncker (AFP)

Brussels (AFP) – Russia is now a “strategic problem” for the EU amid the crisis in Ukraine, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday, but he insisted Brussels would not be blackmailed by the cancellation of a huge gas pipeline. …read more Source: The West...

Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia
Dec04

Putin says foes hope to dismember Russia

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s enemies on Thursday of seeking to carve it up and destroy its economy to punish it for becoming strong, but said his country would rise to any challenge.In a fiercely patriotic state of the union speech, the Kremlin leader trumpeted his annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula,...

Vladimir Putin accuses West of seeking to destroy Russia
Dec04

Vladimir Putin accuses West of seeking to destroy Russia

Russian president Vladimir Putin accuses the West of seeking to destroy his country and expresses no regret for annexing the Crimea peninsula, during his annual state of the union speech in Moscow. …read more Source: ABC...

Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU: Juncker (AFP)
Dec04

Russia is ‘strategic problem’ for EU: Juncker (AFP)

Brussels (AFP) – Russia is now a “strategic problem” for the European Union amid the crisis in Ukraine but Brussels will work to make Moscow a partner again, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday. …read more Source: The West...

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