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    Russian President Putin, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Meet to Discuss Syria
    Dec18

    Russian President Putin, Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Meet to Discuss Syria

    Updated Nov. 23, 2015 7:34 p.m. ET Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first visit to Iran in nearly a decade, seeking to cement the countries’ newfound partnership in Syria even as the U.S. seeks to drive a wedge between them over the future of the Assad regime. Mr. Putin met for more than 90 minutes Monday with Iran’s supreme...

    Putin: Russia did have people in Ukraine doing ‘certain military tasks’
    Dec17

    Putin: Russia did have people in Ukraine doing ‘certain military tasks’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia did have personnel in eastern Ukraine who were carrying out certain military tasks but denied Moscow had deployed regular troops there. “We never said there were no people there who were carrying out certain tasks including in the military sphere,” Putin told an annual news...

    Poroshenko: Russia boosting military in Ukraine’s east
    Dec17

    Poroshenko: Russia boosting military in Ukraine’s east

    Ukraine’s leader has accused Russia of increasing its military presence in eastern Ukraine, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wanted to see the armed conflict there ended as quickly as possible. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Turkish-Russian economic ties: Down but not out
    Dec17

    Turkish-Russian economic ties: Down but not out

    Prior to the downing of the jet, Turkey failed to reap significant trade benefits from the Western sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: AL...

    Democracy Is Being Dismantled Before Our Eyes: Bob Herbert on Sheldon Adelson-Backed GOP Debate
    Dec17

    Democracy Is Being Dismantled Before Our Eyes: Bob Herbert on Sheldon Adelson-Backed GOP Debate

    GuestsBob Herbertdistinguished senior fellow with Demos. From 1993 to 2011, he was an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. This is viewer supported news Tuesday’s debate was held in Las Vegas at the Venetian casino, owned by Republican billionaire backer Sheldon Adelson. Adelson and fellow billionaire Donald Trump held a private meeting...

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s end of year address
    Dec17

    Russian president Vladimir Putin’s end of year address

    MOSCOW // The latest news from Russian President Vladimir Putin’s end of year news conference:On Russia’s military operation in SyriaPresident Vladimir Putin said that Russian military operation in Syria will continue until a political process starts. Mr Putin said at a televised news conference that once the Syrians decide it is time...

    Applications for TRNC white cards begin
    Dec17

    Applications for TRNC white cards begin

    Applications for permanent residence permits are now being accepted. Speaking to BRT, Interior Ministry Undersecretary, Hasan Alicik said that currently, 10,000 people have the right to apply for the permit. Recent alterations to residency laws mean that persons who work in the TRNC and have been in possession of a work or business permit for six...

    Ukraine ‘ready to pay price’ for EU deal
    Dec17

    Ukraine ‘ready to pay price’ for EU deal

    ‘We are ready to pay this price for our freedom and our European choice,’ Ukrainian president says …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine Says Russia Won’t Derail EU Trade Pact
    Dec16

    Ukraine Says Russia Won’t Derail EU Trade Pact

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed on Wednesday to push through a trade deal with the European Union that is due to begin in 2016, despite Russia’s suspension of its own such pact with Kiev. …read more Source: Al-Manar...

    Russia suspends free trade accord with Ukraine
    Dec16

    Russia suspends free trade accord with Ukraine

    Russia has suspended an agreement on a free trade zone with Ukraine starting from the New Year amid strained relations between Moscow and Kiev. …read more Source: Iran...

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