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    Czech press survey – December 17
    Dec17

    Czech press survey – December 17

    Prague – The fight annexation of Crimea vs everyday life has started, Jiri Sticky writes in daily Mlada fronta Dnes (MfD) today in relation to the steep fall of the rouble due to the low oil prices… …read more Source: České...

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates reminds us of the good news of 2014
    Dec17

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates reminds us of the good news of 2014

    As a year seemingly filled with unrest, disease, and death comes to an end – from the rise of Isis, to revolution in Ukraine and the spread of Ebola – billionaire business magnate Bill Gates has compiled a list of positive news stories that got buried. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says arms for Kiev won’t help solve Ukraine crisis: RIA
    Dec16

    Russia says arms for Kiev won’t help solve Ukraine crisis: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A deputy Russian foreign minister declared on Tuesday that supplying weapons to Kiev would not help solve a crisis in east Ukraine, after the White House said U.S. President Barack Obama would sign corresponding legislation this week. …read more Source:...

    Obama ‘intends to’ sign new Russian sanctions bill – video
    Dec16

    Obama ‘intends to’ sign new Russian sanctions bill – video

    A White House spokesman says the US president will likely sign a bill implementing new sanctions on Russia by the end of the week. The Ukraine Freedom Support Act was passed by Congress on Saturday, and will see more pressure put on Vladimir Putin. Josh Earnest moved on to offer condolences to those affected by the Taliban attack at a school in...

    US risks EU rift on new Russia sanctions
    Dec16

    US risks EU rift on new Russia sanctions

    Obama sets stage for tougher set of Iran-style penalties if Ukraine crisis escalates …read more Source: Financial...

    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...

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