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    With Blood New and Old, Ukraine’s Next Parliament Is Sworn In
    Dec16

    With Blood New and Old, Ukraine’s Next Parliament Is Sworn In

    A screencapture of new Ukrainian Parliament members reading the oath. A new Ukrainian Parliament gathered for its first plenary session on November 27, 2014. The Rada’s 418 members were elected in the October 26 snap elections, the first to take place since the ousting of President Viktor Yanukovych, Russia’s annexation of Crimea, and...

    The Ferguson Protests are Actually About Russia (According to the RuNet)
    Dec16

    The Ferguson Protests are Actually About Russia (According to the RuNet)

    Image by hans peter meyer on Flickr CC BY-NC-SA 2.0. Late on Monday, a St. Louis County grand jury made the decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer in the August killing of teenager Michael Brown. The controversial decision and the unfolding situation in Ferguson generated much discussion on social media in the...

    Tripoli-based government releases foreign airmen held in Libya
    Dec16

    Tripoli-based government releases foreign airmen held in Libya

    TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya’s rival government released four air crew members from Ukraine, Russia and Tajikistan who had flown into the North African country from the United Arab Emirates without permission, officials said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Russia hikes interest rate to 17 PER CENT in effort to prevent collapse of rouble
    Dec16

    Russia hikes interest rate to 17 PER CENT in effort to prevent collapse of rouble

    The announcement was made at 1am Moscow time and comes after the rouble’s value sunk 50 per cent since January – battered by plunging global oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine. …read more Source: Daily...

    US ‘Gives Ukraine Weapons Via Bulgaria’
    Dec16

    US ‘Gives Ukraine Weapons Via Bulgaria’

    A Bulgarian company is helping the United States to export arms to Ukraine, Russian-language media outlets claim. Bulkomers KS EOOD “has made an attractive offer to Kiev: [Ukraine was offered] to buy a lethal weapon, namely M107A1 and 82A1 rifles” with a training on their use included, according to the website LifeNews. It is...

    Wrecking Russia’s economy could be a disaster for the west | Angus Roxburgh
    Dec16

    Wrecking Russia’s economy could be a disaster for the west | Angus Roxburgh

    It’s sheer folly to hope that the country is destabilised and Vladimir Putin overthrown. We’ve no idea what the outcome would beLike a rudderless ship running out of fuel and buffeted in an icy storm, the Russian economy looks as if it is heading for a crash. All the graphs – the rouble-dollar rate, the slump in GDP, bank interest...

    David Cameron blames Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine aggression for Russia’s economic crisis
    Dec16

    David Cameron blames Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine aggression for Russia’s economic crisis

    The Central Bank of Russia raised interest rates from 10.5% to a staggering 17% in a doomed bid to halt the currency’s decline …read more Source:...

    Russian Arms Producers Move Ahead of Western Rivals
    Dec16

    Russian Arms Producers Move Ahead of Western Rivals

    The Tupolev Tu-is a large, four-engine turboprop powered strategic bomber and missile platform. First flown in 1952, the Tu-95 was put into service by the former Soviet Union in 1956 and is expected to serve the Russian Air Force until at least 2040. Credit: Dmitry Terekhov/cc by 2.0By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 16 2014 (IPS)The world’s...

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions bill by end of week: spokesman
    Dec16

    Obama to sign new Russian sanctions bill by end of week: spokesman

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama was expected to sign legislation implementing new sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine by the end of the week, the White House said on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Children’s tribute to Ukraine’s ‘cyborg’ soldiers
    Dec16

    Children’s tribute to Ukraine’s ‘cyborg’ soldiers

    Far from the frontline Ukrainian soldiers have received warm tributes and gifts from staff and children at a Kindergarten in Kiev. They came to… …read more Source:...

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