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    Face-planting fare dodger picks up a fine, medical bills… AND has to pay the fare
    Jan01

    Face-planting fare dodger picks up a fine, medical bills… AND has to pay the fare

    As far as fare-dodging goes, Ukrainian man Zossima Sozonov is the worst on record. CCTV footage from the Klovsk underground station in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev shows him trying to get a free ride, tripping himself up, mashing his face into the hard floor of the station, and cleanly knocking himself out. Transport police were so impressed by...

    Latvia steers EU into 2015
    Jan01

    Latvia steers EU into 2015

    Latvia takes over the rotating EU presidency on Thursday, putting the tiny Baltic state in the front line of EU efforts to tackle issues ranging from Greek political uncertainty to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, AFP reports. …read more Source: Macedonian Information...

    Serbia takes over chairmanship of OSCE
    Jan01

    Serbia takes over chairmanship of OSCE

    Serbia is taking over as the chair of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for 2015.According to announcements, the main goal of its chairmanship will be to serve as a bridge in resolving the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source:...

    Serbia now has OSCE presidency
    Jan01

    Serbia now has OSCE presidency

    Serbia takes over the presidency of the OSCE from Switzerland on Thursday, as the multinational body plays a prominent role in efforts to resolve the Ukraine conflict. …read more Source: The Local...

    Hopes and fears for the New Year in Ukraine
    Jan01

    Hopes and fears for the New Year in Ukraine

    President Poroshenko recently called 2014 Ukraine’s most difficult year in 75 years. With war still waging in the east and an economy in crisis, 2015 doesn’t look like it will be much easier. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Serbia: A new mediator in the Ukraine conflict?
    Jan01

    Serbia: A new mediator in the Ukraine conflict?

    Serbia takes over the presidency of the OSCE in 2015. Providing a solution to the Ukraine crisis is a top priority for the organization. Will Belgrade, with its good relations to both East and West, be able to mediate? …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Crimea’s ‘return home’ shows love for motherland, says Putin
    Dec31

    Crimea’s ‘return home’ shows love for motherland, says Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said in his new year address that the Crimean peninsula’s “return home” to Moscow’s control is an important chapter… …read more Source:...

    Putin hails ‘return home’ of Crimea in New Year message
    Dec31

    Putin hails ‘return home’ of Crimea in New Year message

    In a New Year speech 15 years after he first became president, Russia’s Vladimir Putin hailed compatriots for welcoming Crimea back into the national fold. He also sent Western leaders messages urging cooperation. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    In 2014, Russia’s Olympian efforts were dwarfed by Ukraine crisis
    Dec31

    In 2014, Russia’s Olympian efforts were dwarfed by Ukraine crisis

    Vladimir Putin wanted to use Games and G8 to establish Russia on world stage, but starring role became for far grimmer reasonOn New Year’s Eve it will be 15 years since Vladimir Putin first took over the reins of Russia from an ailing Boris Yeltsin as the millennium struck, and 2014 ranks as perhaps the most challenging and dramatic year...

    Russia’s Putin praises Crimea’s ‘return home’
    Dec31

    Russia’s Putin praises Crimea’s ‘return home’

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would remain a very important epoch in Russia’s history. …read more Source:...

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