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    Ukraine reports first death since new truce
    Dec29

    Ukraine reports first death since new truce

    The military said the death occurred on Wednesday in the village of Kurti Blaka, some 15 kilometres (nine miles) north of the militias’ de facto capital of Donetsk. …read more Source: World...

    Moscow says new U.S. sanctions would be attempt to hamper Russia-U.S. cooperation: RIA
    Dec29

    Moscow says new U.S. sanctions would be attempt to hamper Russia-U.S. cooperation: RIA

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday that if the United States imposed new sanctions on Russia over hacking allegations it would be an attempt to disrupt possible cooperation between the two countries, the RIA news agency reported …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukrainian activist faces corruption probe as reforms row festers
    Dec29

    Ukrainian activist faces corruption probe as reforms row festers

    A young activist who became prominent in Ukraine’s 2014 uprising and was later appointed to work on a major project to reform the corruption-plagued customs of Odessa is herself being investigated for corruption …read more Source: The Daily...

    Fresh sanctions on Russia to push US to brink of war: Analyst
    Dec29

    Fresh sanctions on Russia to push US to brink of war: Analyst

    An analyst says President Obama’s efforts to sanction Russia over its alleged interference in the presidential election can push the US to the brink of war. …read more Source:...

    Global equity surge, stronger commodity prices lift EM stocks
    Dec28

    Global equity surge, stronger commodity prices lift EM stocks

    Global equity gains and stronger commodity prices lifted emerging stocks 0.7% yesterday, though worries about China weighed, with offshore yuan overnight rates hitting three-month highs.Data showing steadily rising US house prices and consumer confidence at its highest in more than 15 years underscored the strength of the economic recovery,...

    Israel: US pressured Ukraine to support anti-settlement resolution
    Dec28

    Israel: US pressured Ukraine to support anti-settlement resolution

    ‘Either Obama or Biden’ spoke to President Poroshenko directly to ensure he supported UN Security Council vote …read more Source: The Times of...

    Russia calls US move to better arm Syrian rebels a ‘hostile act’
    Dec28

    Russia calls US move to better arm Syrian rebels a ‘hostile act’

    Russia said on Tuesday that a US decision to ease restrictions on arming Syrian rebels had opened the way for deliveries of shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, a move it said would directly threaten Russian forces in Syria. Moscow last year launched a campaign of air strikes in Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad and his forces retake...

    Ukraine insurgents release two women captives
    Dec27

    Ukraine insurgents release two women captives

    Donetsk: Ukraine’s pro-Moscow insurgents on Tuesday released two women they had held captive thanks to the intervention of Nadya Savchenko — a Kiev-born female combat pilot who spent nearly two years in a Russian jail. The freeing of the women — a judge and a journalist — came after Savchenko, now a member of parliament, held a private...

    Israel says ‘reducing’ ties with nations over UN vote
    Dec27

    Israel says ‘reducing’ ties with nations over UN vote

    JERUSALEM — Israel’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday the country was “reducing” ties with nations that voted for last week’s UN Security Council resolution demanding a halt to settlement building in Palestinian territory. Refuting reports that ties had been suspended, foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said that Israel was...

    Ukrainian MP wants to move embassy to Jerusalem
    Dec27

    Ukrainian MP wants to move embassy to Jerusalem

    Ukrainian MP disappointed with Ukraine’s vote in favor of anti-Israel UN resolution pledges to introduce bill to move embassy to Jerusalem. …read more Source: Arutz...

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