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    Putin: Crimea annexation important milestone
    Jan01

    Putin: Crimea annexation important milestone

    In his New Year speech Russian president says takeover of former Ukrainian territory was a “historic milestone”. …read more Source: AL...

    UN kicks-off campaign to reach displaced persons with humanitarian aid in Ukraine
    Jan01

    UN kicks-off campaign to reach displaced persons with humanitarian aid in Ukraine

    NEW YORK, 1st January, 2015 (WAM) — Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced it is launching an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country?s… …read more Source:...

    UN kicks-off campaign to reach displaced persons with 
humanitarian aid in Ukraine
    Jan01

    UN kicks-off campaign to reach displaced persons with humanitarian aid in Ukraine

    NEW YORK, 1st January, 2015 (WAM) — Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced it is launching an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country’s internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as other vulnerable citizens trapped by the...

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic landmark
    Jan01

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic landmark

    In his speech, Putin praised Crimea’s “return home,” a view widely backed by many Russians who saw Ukraine’s control over the Black Sea region a historic injustice. …read more Source: Khaleej...

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic landmark
    Dec31

    Putin calls annexation of Crimea a historic landmark

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin has used his New Year’s speech to hail his country’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula as an achievement that will “forever remain a landmark in the national history.” Putin’s comment in his pre-recorded annual address on Wednesday already has been broadcast in Russia’s...

    Energy Deals Keep Lights On for Ukraine’s New Year Festivities
    Dec31

    Energy Deals Keep Lights On for Ukraine’s New Year Festivities

    KYIV—Ukraine will have stable enough imports of coal and electricity to welcome the New Year with well-lit festive trees in homes and illuminations on the streets, national energy authorities said Wednesday. “All Ukrainians will be able to greet the New Year with light. There will be no outages in the near future,” Volodymyr...

    Little hope for future as east Ukraine ends nightmare year
    Dec31

    Little hope for future as east Ukraine ends nightmare year

    MARINIVKA, Ukraine: Larissa Pogorelka began the year looking forward to seeing her son graduate college and planning for the future with cautious optimism. Now she will end 2014 homeless, after her house was destroyed in the fighting that swept through this region of east Ukraine, and counts herself lucky just to be alive. “Nobody ever expected...

    Sharansky: 2014 ‘a year of record-breaking Aliyah’
    Dec31

    Sharansky: 2014 ‘a year of record-breaking Aliyah’

    Aliya up 32% over 2013 – France, Ukraine lead the pack. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year
    Dec31

    Beach parties, fireworks: World rings in new year

    Fireworks explode over the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge during New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney, Australia, on January 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith) After a turbulent year marred by terror woes, Ebola outbreaks and a horrific series of airline disasters, many could be forgiven for saying good riddance to 2014 and gratefully ringing...

    Putin Praises Crimea’s ‘Return Home’ in New Year Address
    Dec31

    Putin Praises Crimea’s ‘Return Home’ in New Year Address

    MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a televised New Year’s address on Wednesday that the “return home” of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula to Moscow’s control would forever remain an important chapter in Russia’s history. Putin is facing the biggest challenge of his 15-year rule as the Russian economy is...

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