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    Ukraine ready for EU visa liberalization
    Dec18

    Ukraine ready for EU visa liberalization

    Granting Ukraine visa-free regime was made possible through a special political relations between Kyiv and Brussels …read more Source: World...

    World’s refugees and displaced exceed record 60 million: UN
    Dec18

    World’s refugees and displaced exceed record 60 million: UN

    The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday. The estimated figure includes 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution, the most since 1992, the U.N. High...

    Putin praises Donald Trump as ‘very talented’
    Dec18

    Putin praises Donald Trump as ‘very talented’

    RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he welcomed comments by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump that he wanted deeper relations with Russia. “He is a very flamboyant man, very talented, no doubt about that. But it’s not our business to judge his merits, it’s up to the voters of the United States,” Putin told...

    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...

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