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    Ukraine failing its war-stricken disabled people
    Dec04

    Ukraine failing its war-stricken disabled people

    The war in eastern Ukraine has created a lot of economic and social problems for the government in Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Russians’ attitude to Western nations continues to deteriorate
    Dec04

    Russians’ attitude to Western nations continues to deteriorate

    An overwhelming majority of Russians profess increasingly negative feelings about the USA, the EU and other Western nations, a poll shows. At the same time, 65 percent of respondents think Russia should stay its independent course regardless of sanctions. The research conducted by the independent polling center Levada in late November shows the...

    Turkey row leaves Russia stuck with abandoned gas pipes worth billions
    Dec03

    Turkey row leaves Russia stuck with abandoned gas pipes worth billions

    Gas pipes worth 1.8 billion euros (US$1.95 billion) are to be left stranded on the shores of the Black Sea after Russia’s decision to suspend work on the Turkish Stream pipeline, a potent symbol of Moscow’s falling out with Ankara. Russia has set out to punish Turkey after it shot down a Russian warplane in Syria last week, imposing...

    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...

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