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    Pope Francis wishes peace on those scarred by war
    Dec25

    Pope Francis wishes peace on those scarred by war

    Pontiff decries conflict in Africa, Ukraine, Burma, Korea, Colombia and Venezuela …read more Source: The Irish...

    Netanyahu Cancels Ukrainian PM’s Visit Over Kiev’s Stance on UNSC Resolution
    Dec25

    Netanyahu Cancels Ukrainian PM’s Visit Over Kiev’s Stance on UNSC Resolution

    BELGRADE – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled the visit of his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman scheduled for the next week over Kiev support for the damning UNSC resolution on the Israeli settlement in Palestine, local media reported Saturday. The decision was made in protest of the fact that Ukraine voted in favor of the...

    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union
    Dec25

    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union

    Whether it was arrival of capitalism, social instability or denim, monumental changes followed Gorbachev’s resignation in 1991After years of food shortages, rising nationalist movements and an attempted coup, Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the Soviet Union, resigned on Christmas Day 1991. His resignation 25 years ago was the final nail...

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump
    Dec24

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump

    Back in the 1990s, Henry Kissinger, the legendary former U.S. secretary of state-turned-global consultant, encountered an intriguing young Russian and proceeded to ask him a litany of questions about his background. “I worked in intelligence,” Vladimir Putin finally told him, according to “First...

    Putin’s way of war
    Dec24

    Putin’s way of war

    This week, cybersecurity researchers produced compelling new evidence linking Russia’s GRU military intelligence service to the hacks of Democrats during the 2016 campaign. The findings, released in an 11-page report by the firm CrowdStrike, showed that the same group of hackers who broke into the Democratic National Committee and...

    Home Alone in Ukraine in the age of Trump
    Dec24

    Home Alone in Ukraine in the age of Trump

    KIEV — Channel-surf through Ukrainian television during the holiday season and you’re bound to come across a rerun of the classic Christmas film “Home Alone.” The slapstick comedy — whose soundtrack, coincidentally, includes a song, “Carol of the Bells,” by a Ukrainian composer — ranks among the 10...

    On stage, Putin celebrates a good year
    Dec23

    On stage, Putin celebrates a good year

    MOSCOW — Every year, the Kremlin puts on the Vladimir Putin show, the annual press conference at the end of December. But on Friday, the Russian president had a certain spring in his step. Certainly, it’s been a good year for Putin. From the military support of President Bashar al-Assad that has helped bring the rebels in Syria...

    Trump releases letter from Putin asking to ‘restore’ US-Russia relationship
    Dec23

    Trump releases letter from Putin asking to ‘restore’ US-Russia relationship

    President-elect Donald Trump on Friday released a holiday letter he received from Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he hopes the U.S. and Russia will be able to “live up to” the overtures expressed by Putin and that “we do not have to travel an alternate path.” Putin’s letter,...

    Ambassador: Belarus committed to good-neighborly relations with Ukraine
    Dec23

    Ambassador: Belarus committed to good-neighborly relations with Ukraine

    Belarus has always been committed to strengthening the good-neighborly relations with Ukraine. We share a centuries-long history and have very similar culture. Ukraine is one of the most important political, trading and economic partners for Belarus, Igor Sokol said. …read more Source:...

    Radioactive cloud over Budapest’s budget
    Dec23

    Radioactive cloud over Budapest’s budget

    Hungary’s €12 billion plan to build two new nuclear reactors could push the country’s budget deficit over the limit set by EU rules, critics of the projects have warned, and regulators may be in the dark about its true costs. In mid-July, the EU Council of Ministers warned the country is close to breaching the fiscal...

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