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    Russia calls for lifting of east Ukraine blockade
    Dec03

    Russia calls for lifting of east Ukraine blockade

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called for immediate lifting of an economic blockade of pro-Russian rebel-held eastern Ukraine …read more Source: The Daily...

    Putin on surprise visit to Crimea
    Dec03

    Putin on surprise visit to Crimea

    Putin ‘went to Simferopol where he inaugurated the first phase of the energy bridge that will provide Crimea’s power supply from Russia’ …read more Source: World...

    British Parliament Approves Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria
    Dec03

    British Parliament Approves Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria

    LONDON — The British Parliament on Wednesday authorized airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State, in a vote that became a wider test of British willingness to play an active role in international affairs. The decision, after months of wrangling, hand-wringing and a daylong parliamentary debate, underscored the concerted efforts of Prime...

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia
    Dec02

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia

    NATO invited tiny Montenegro on Wednesday to join the military alliance in its first expansion since 2009, defying Russian warnings that enlargement of the US-led bloc further into the Balkans is “irresponsible” action that undermines trust. In a scripted session at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels, Montenegro’s Foreign...

    Ukraine open to talks with Russia over EU trade deal
    Dec02

    Ukraine open to talks with Russia over EU trade deal

    ‘We are prepared for professional economic discussions,’ Ukrainian president says …read more Source: World...

    Russia unlikely to meet Ukraine peace deal deadline, NATO says
    Dec02

    Russia unlikely to meet Ukraine peace deal deadline, NATO says

    NATO’s top commander warned Wednesday there was little chance that Russia would meet a year-end deadline for a peace deal in eastern Ukraine, saying the calmer situation there did not mean the end of the conflict was near …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine to keep defense spending high next year to fight separatists
    Dec02

    Ukraine to keep defense spending high next year to fight separatists

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday he aims to spend 5 percent of gross domestic product on defense and security next year, to bolster the army’s fight against pro-Russian separatists in the east …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine backs Turkey over downing of Russian warplane
    Dec02

    Ukraine backs Turkey over downing of Russian warplane

    ‘I believe Turkey has done everything possible to avoid confrontation and to ease tensions with Russia afterwards,’ Ukrainian envoy says …read more Source: Anadolu...

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia
    Dec02

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia

    By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold NATO foreign ministers invited tiny Montenegro on Wednesday to join their military alliance in its first expansion since 2009, defying Russian warnings that enlargement of the US-led bloc further into the Balkans would be a provocation. In a scripted session at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels,...

    Russia says likely to curb Ukraine imports over EU pact
    Dec01

    Russia says likely to curb Ukraine imports over EU pact

    Russia is likely to penalize Ukrainian imports from January after EU-brokered talks failed to find a compromise Tuesday, exactly a month before the launch of an EU-Ukraine free trade pact that Russia opposes …read more Source: The Daily...

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