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    Russia says new US, Canada sanctions will fuel Ukraine unrest
    Dec20

    Russia says new US, Canada sanctions will fuel Ukraine unrest

    The latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions by the United States and Canada hamper efforts to resolve the conflict … …read more Source: Gulf...

    Canada announces new sanctions against Russia
    Dec20

    Canada announces new sanctions against Russia

    New sanctions aimed at putting pressure on Russia’s economy over Ukraine crisis, come on the heels of US and EU sanctions …read more Source: World...

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia
    Dec20

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia

    By Alastair Macdonald and Jan Strupczewski European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and “stay the course” in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine. “We must go beyond being reactive and defensive. As Europeans we must regain our self-confidence and...

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia
    Dec20

    EU leaders prepare for long confrontation with Russia

    Meeting on a day when Putin mounted a wordy defence of policies on Ukraine and the economy, the leaders of the 28 EU states conferred on how to handle their giant eastern neighbour longer term …read more Source: World...

    Obama signs Russia sanctions bill
    Dec20

    Obama signs Russia sanctions bill

    It also allows Obama to provide military assistance worth $350 million to Ukraine, with anti-tank and anti-armor weapons on the list. …read more Source: Khaleej...

    Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation’
    Dec20

    Obama Orders Trade Ban on Crimea for Russian ‘Occupation’

    President Barack Obama has imposed a wide-ranging trade ban on the Russian-annexed Crimea peninsula, with an executive order that bars … …read more Source:...

    Opinion: Tumbling Oil Prices and Assad’s Friends
    Dec20

    Opinion: Tumbling Oil Prices and Assad’s Friends

    As oil prices continue to fall, it is evident that a state of paranoia has afflicted Iran and Russia—two allies of the government of Bashar Al-Assad. Tehran and Moscow have issued similar statements in terms of their condemnation of plummeting oil prices, both claiming that this is the product of a conspiracy, rather than prevailing economic...

    UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War
    Dec19

    UN: Children Bearing Brunt of Ukraine War

    GENEVA—The U.N. Children’s Fund reports that the conflict in Ukraine is having a terrible impact on more than 1.7 million children. The … …read more Source:...

    Russia warns against new US sanctions
    Dec19

    Russia warns against new US sanctions

    WASHINGTON: New US legislation authorising sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis could undermine relations between Moscow and Washington for a long time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Friday. In a phone call with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Lavrov said that the new legislation “threatening new...

    Bloody clashes resume ahead of Ukraine peace talks
    Dec19

    Bloody clashes resume ahead of Ukraine peace talks

    Ukrainian forces lost five soldiers on Friday in a sudden resurgence of clashes ahead of peace talks aimed at ending the separatist conflict and mending East-West ties. …read more Source: Gulf...

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