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    Three soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine
    Dec11

    Three soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatists launch heavy weapon attacks in violation of the ‘day of silence’ agreed on Tuesday …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Dutch identify all foreign MH17 victims
    Dec11

    Dutch identify all foreign MH17 victims

        THE HAGUE — Dutch authorities have identified two more victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine, with just four of the 298 dead still unidentified, all of them Dutch, officials said Thursday. “Two victims of flight MH17 have been identified this week,” the Dutch justice ministry ministry said...

    Truce holding in east Ukraine
    Dec11

    Truce holding in east Ukraine

        KIEV — A few artillery shells were still falling in eastern Ukraine on Thursday but a ceasefire was largely holding as it entered its third day. “In 24 hours, the terrorists have violated the peace arrangements 22 times,” said a Ukraine military spokesman, adding there had been 14 violations the day before. In the...

    Kiev calls on Moscow to release pilot
    Dec11

    Kiev calls on Moscow to release pilot

    KIEV: Ukraine called on Russia on Thursday to release a Ukrainian military pilot from a Moscow psychiatric clinic where she is being held over accusations of involvement in the deaths of two Russian journalists. Nadia Savchenko, 33, who was captured by separatists in eastern and sent to Russia, has since been elected in absentia to parliament in...

    Obama Cautious on More Russia Sanctions Unless Europe Agrees
    Dec11

    Obama Cautious on More Russia Sanctions Unless Europe Agrees

    WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama expressed caution on Thursday about the possibility of the United States adding more sanctions against Russia for itsincursion into Ukraine because it could cause divide Washingtonand Europe.With some lawmakers on Capitol Hill considering more sanctions, Obama told the President’s Export Council that the...

    Yatseniuk Urges International Donor Conference
    Dec11

    Yatseniuk Urges International Donor Conference

    KYIV—Ukraine risks defaulting on its debt unless Western donors … …read more Source:...

    European Parliament rapporteur calls on Turkey for more alignment on foreign policy
    Dec11

    European Parliament rapporteur calls on Turkey for more alignment on foreign policy

    The European Parliament’s new rapporteur for Turkey has urged the country to intensify cooperation on foreign policy coordination and cooperation, calling on it to support the European Union’s sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Russia Urges Expediency in Ukraine Peace Talks
    Dec11

    Russia Urges Expediency in Ukraine Peace Talks

    Russia is sparing no effort to convene another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Thursday, criticizing Kyiv’s reluctance to do so. Kyiv’s envoy to the talks, which also bring together Moscow, pro-Russian separatists and the OSCE European watchdog, said on...

    UN reports potential for gradual return to global growth, 
foresees risks, uncertainties
    Dec11

    UN reports potential for gradual return to global growth, foresees risks, uncertainties

    Vienna, 11th December, 2014 (WAM) — Global economic growth is forecast to continue increasing over the next two years, the United Nations reported today, despite legacies from the financial crisis continuing to weigh on growth, and the emergence of new challenges, including geopolitical conflicts such as in Ukraine, and the Ebola outbreak...

    Three Ukraine soldiers dead in first casualties since ceasefire
    Dec11

    Three Ukraine soldiers dead in first casualties since ceasefire

    Three soldiers were killed and eight injured in the past 24 hours, a Ukraine military spokesman said on Thursday, marking the first casualties since a ceasefire was introduced earlier this week.”We lost three soldiers and another eight were wounded in the past 24 hours,” said spokesman Andriy Lyssenko.Previous reports had said the...

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