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    Ukraine president pleads for troop withdrawal
    Dec11

    Ukraine president pleads for troop withdrawal

    Poroshenko makes appeal to Moscow a day after an official Russian presence in eastern Ukraine was confirmed by the OSCE. …read more Source: AL...

    Ukraine President Urges Russia to Withdraw Troops
    Dec11

    Ukraine President Urges Russia to Withdraw Troops

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is pleading with Russia to remove its troops from war-torn eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko made his comments Thursday at the outset of a three-day visit to Australia, a … …read more Source:...

    Ukraine to extend truce with separatists
    Dec10

    Ukraine to extend truce with separatists

    KIEV: Ukraine will continue upholding a truce with Russian-backed separatists following a day largely free of exchanges of fire between the warring sides, a military spokesman in Kiev said on Wednesday. Andriy Lysenko said there have been attacks on government positions over the previous day, but noted a significant reduction in their quantity....

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN
    Dec10

    Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: UN

    GENEVA: More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said yesterday, urging governments to take more action to save lives. More than 207,000 people have made the risky sea crossing since January, almost three times the previous high of 70,000 during the Libyan civil war in 2011, the...

    Crimean Tatars protest Russian ‘human rights violations’
    Dec10

    Crimean Tatars protest Russian ‘human rights violations’

    Crimean Tatars say Russian police in annexed Crimea are breaking up gatherings, including funerals and religious services …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties
    Dec10

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Wednesday for a U.S.-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow’s relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis. Gorbachev, whose policy of “perestroika” (restructuring) played a role in ending the Cold War, warned of potentially dire consequences if...

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon
    Dec10

    Ukraine envoy rules out new round of peace talks soon

    A fully observed truce in Ukraine’s industrial east where the separatists have declared “people’s republics”, could have helped pave the way to a new round of peace talks …read more Source: World...

    Britain Calls on NATO Help in Submarine Hunt
    Dec10

    Britain Calls on NATO Help in Submarine Hunt

    LONDON—NATO patrol planes helped Britain scour the waters off its western Scottish coast after a submarine’s periscope was spotted, in a search reminiscent of the Cold War, media reported. Britain’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) said it had received NATO help in an operation, but declined to go into further details. News of the operation,...

    Russia: Small military mission in east Ukraine at Kiev’s request
    Dec10

    Russia: Small military mission in east Ukraine at Kiev’s request

    General Valery Gerasimov, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, said that “representatives of Russian Armed Forces” had been sent to the town of Debaltseve in east Ukraine at the request of Ukraine’s Joint Staff. …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day
    Dec10

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day

    Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian rebels are largely honoring a declared halt in hostilities for a second consecutive day in eastern Ukraine. Only sporadic gunfire was reported early Wednesday – 24 hours after both sides began observing the so-called “Day of Silence.” It is designed to encourage both sides to observe the wider...

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