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    Putin Calls Crimea Russia’s ‘Temple Mount’
    Dec05

    Putin Calls Crimea Russia’s ‘Temple Mount’

    While slamming western sanctions, Putin says annexed Crimea is sacred to Russians ‘as Temple Mount is to Muslims and Jews.’ …read more Source: Arutz...

    Ukraine sets new truce date with rebels
    Dec05

    Ukraine sets new truce date with rebels

    New ceasefire beginning on December 9 will seek to establish a buffer zone between rebels and government troops. …read more Source: AL...

    Opinion: Putin is losing his luster
    Dec05

    Opinion: Putin is losing his luster

    One of the myths woven around Vladimir Putin’s personality cult is based on the narrative of his first visit to “the Holy Land” as a young man, where he is supposed to have been inspired to assume “a special mission” in the service of Mother Russia. The Putin system is often spelled out with a verbal tripod: a man, a nation, a mission! That...

    Ukraine Announces Dec. 9 Truce
    Dec05

    Ukraine Announces Dec. 9 Truce

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has ordered a new cease-fire next week, as part of a push to end months of fighting with pro-Russian rebels near the Russian border. Thursday’s announcement said Ukraine troops will observe a day of silence Tuesday to usher in the truce. Russian and Western media quote rebel leaders as saying they...

    Turkey reiterates support for Ukraine, Crimean Tatars
    Dec04

    Turkey reiterates support for Ukraine, Crimean Tatars

    Foreign Minister Cavusoglu says Turkey does not recognize de facto situation in Crimea in OSCE meeting …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Foes hope to dismember Russia: Putin
    Dec04

    Foes hope to dismember Russia: Putin

    MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s enemies on Thursday of seeking to carve it up and destroy its economy to punish it for becoming strong, but said his country would rise to any challenge. In a fiercely patriotic state of the union speech, the Kremlin leader trumpeted his annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula,...

    Kerry, Lavrov Trade Barbs on Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry, Lavrov Trade Barbs on Ukraine

    LONDON —U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov exchanged sharp comments on Ukraine at an international meeting in Basel, Switzerland. Secretary Kerry put the blame for the Ukraine crisis squarely on Russia, with his Russian counterpart sitting nearby.Kerry on Thursday accused Russia of providing weapons and...

    Putin defends Russia’s foreign policy
    Dec04

    Putin defends Russia’s foreign policy

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives to give his annual state of the nation address in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on December 4, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)Moscow, AP—In an annual speech ranging from economy to school tests, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday evoked religious...

    OSCE talks focus on Ukraine crisis
    Dec04

    OSCE talks focus on Ukraine crisis

    ‘Moscow can rebuild trust and relationship if it simply helps to calm turbulent waters’ says U.S. Secretary of State Kerry …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Putin: Crimea is like Jerusalem to Russia
    Dec04

    Putin: Crimea is like Jerusalem to Russia

    Russian President criticizes Western sanctions in parliamentary speech. …read more Source: World...

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