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    Obama: Putin Has Not Outmaneuvered the West
    Dec21

    Obama: Putin Has Not Outmaneuvered the West

    U.S. President Barack Obama says Russia’s economic troubles show Russian President Vladimir Putin has not managed to outmaneuver him or the United States. In an interview televised Sunday in the United States, Obama rejected the notion Putin was a “chessmaster” who outmaneuvered the United States and its Western allies in the...

    Czech Jews protest invitation of Putin to Holocaust memorial
    Dec21

    Czech Jews protest invitation of Putin to Holocaust memorial

    Russia government and media have accused the Ukrainian government of anti-Semitism while Ukrainian Jewish leaders have accused Putin of fomenting racism to justify his interventions in their country. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    No export restrictions from Russia on Egypt
    Dec21

    No export restrictions from Russia on Egypt

    Russian wheat export restrictions will not be applied to Egypt(AFP photo) By Menna Samir Egypt is not among the countries that Russia will restrict the exports of wheat to, said Minister of Supply and Internal Trade Khaled Hanafy in a ministry statement Sunday. Russia recently took a decision to restrict the exportation of wheat to some...

    Analysis – New leadership seeks to rebuild EU self-confidence
    Dec21

    Analysis – New leadership seeks to rebuild EU self-confidence

    Short, snappy and focussed on two priorities – reviving sagging investment in Europe and standing firm towardsRussia, the first European Union summit under new leadership was a demonstrative break with the past.Donald Tusk, the former Polish prime minister who took over the chairmanship of the 28-nation European Council this month, put his...

    Pro-Palestine parliaments – hopes and dangers
    Dec21

    Pro-Palestine parliaments – hopes and dangers

    By John V Whitbeck THE EUROPEAN Parliament, after a late compromise in pursuit of consensus, passed on December 17, by a vote of 498 to 88 with 111 abstentions, a resolution stating that it “supports in principle recognition of Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution and believes these should go hand in hand with the development of peace...

    Putin says Russia won’t be intimidated over Crimea
    Dec21

    Putin says Russia won’t be intimidated over Crimea

    Putin has remained defiant in the face of these setbacks, repeatedly defending Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine …read more Source: World...

    US imposes new Russia sanctions
    Dec21

    US imposes new Russia sanctions

    KIEV, Dec 20, (AFP): The United States imposed sanctions Friday on Russian-controlled Crimea as Ukraine announced the loss of five soldiers ahead of peace talks meant to end a war against Russian-backed insurgents. President Barack Oba… …read more Source: Arab...

    Czech Jewish Community Opposes Putin Invite to Holocaust Event
    Dec20

    Czech Jewish Community Opposes Putin Invite to Holocaust Event

    Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic object to Putin attending Auschwitz liberation event over Ukraine. …read more Source: Arutz...

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace
    Dec20

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace

    KIEV: Russia accused the West yesterday of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war. A Ukranian conference mediated by European and Russian envoys in the Belarussian capital Minsk had initially been set for last week and meant to coincide with a new...

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’
    Dec20

    Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea ‘collective punishment’

    By Vladimir Soldatkin THE Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region were a “collective punishment” on residents who voted last March to join Russia, adding it was preparing to retaliate. Both the European Union and United States adopted tighter restrictions on investments in Crimea this...

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