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    Foreign Policy Battles Loom Between Obama, Republican-led Congress
    Dec29

    Foreign Policy Battles Loom Between Obama, Republican-led Congress

    Published December 29, 2014 Some of President Barack Obama’s loudest critics on foreign policy will have new powers as chairmen of various Senate committees when Republicans assume control of both houses of Congress in January. VOA Senate correspondent Michael Bowman reports, from Ukraine to the …read more Source:...

    Analysts: Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s
    Dec29

    Analysts: Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s

    Daniel Schearf Published December 29, 2014 Ukraine’s pro-European revolution succeeded this year in replacing its Russia-backed president with leaders favoring European integration. But the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea, and support for pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine, has many worried the country will remain unstable or conditions...

    Ukraine’s President to meet Russian, French, German leaders
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s President to meet Russian, French, German leaders

    By Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets UKRAINE’S President said on Monday he would meet the leaders of Russia,France and Germany on Jan. 15 in an attempt to restore peace to Kiev’s eastern territories and acknowledged Kiev lacked the resources to regain control by military means. He said he had spoken with US President Barack Obama...

    Ukraine drops non-aligned status
    Dec29

    Ukraine drops non-aligned status

    Ukraine’s president signs bill renouncing non-aligned status, angering Russia which calls the move a security threat. …read more Source: AL...

    Analysts Say Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s
    Dec29

    Analysts Say Ukraine’s Challenges Are Also Russia’s

    Daniel Schearf Published December 29, 2014 Ukraine’s pro-European revolution succeeded this year in replacing its Russia-leaning president with leaders favoring European integration. But the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea, and support for pro-Russia rebels in east Ukraine has many worried the country will remain unstable or conditions...

    Moscow ‘not interested in confrontation’ with the West
    Dec29

    Moscow ‘not interested in confrontation’ with the West

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says it is possible to escape “spiral of confrontation” over Ukraine …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to Meet With Putin, Merkel, Hollande
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s Poroshenko to Meet With Putin, Merkel, Hollande

    Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, said on Monday he intends to meet January 15 with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.The meeting, part of efforts to seek a negotiated end to the conflict in Ukraine’s east, would take place in Kazakhstan’s capital,...

    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’
    Dec29

    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’

    One of the relatives of a passenger on the AirAsia flight QZ8501 wipes tears as she awaits the latest news on the search of the missing jetliner at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Trisnadi Marjan) Jakarta, Reuters—A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of...

    Ukraine approves austerity laws needed for draft budget
    Dec29

    Ukraine approves austerity laws needed for draft budget

    The government says the more than $1 billion that the higher import duties will generate is essential for next year’s draft budget …read more Source: World...

    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’
    Dec29

    Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’

    A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search effort.The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared after its pilot failed to get permission to...

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