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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Why the North Korea Threat Is Greatly Exaggerated
    Dec19

    Why the North Korea Threat Is Greatly Exaggerated

    Close As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, consider the world he has left us. In Syria, Bashar al-Assad’s regime—backed by Iran and Russia—is finishing a savage bombing campaign to retake Aleppo. Tens of thousands have been killed, hundreds of thousands have been exiled and an entire generation of Sunni Arabs in the country...

    Ukraine Miners Struggle For Economic Survival
    Dec19

    Ukraine Miners Struggle For Economic Survival

    Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk has been shaken by a separatist conflict — and so has the local economy. The town of Hirske, located in government-controlled territory, depends on a coal mine for most of its jobs, but major investments are needed for the operation to continue. With clashes continuing just a few kilometers away,...

    Foreign-Policy Poker With Donald Trump
    Dec19

    Foreign-Policy Poker With Donald Trump

    Mayberry Machiavellis. That was the sharp and memorable term coined by John DiIulio in 2002 to describe those staff in the George W. Bush White House who imagined themselves cunning—but actually bungled everything. There needs to be an update for the would-be grand strategists of the Trump era. Perhaps Kleptocrat Kissingers?People trying to make...

    NATO Chief Says Alliance, Moscow Still At Odds Over Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO Chief Says Alliance, Moscow Still At Odds Over Ukraine

    NATO and Russia still “have profound disagreements on the crisis” in Ukraine, the head of the Western military alliance says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    [Ticker] Russia and Nato still in ‘profound disagreement’ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    [Ticker] Russia and Nato still in ‘profound disagreement’ on Ukraine

    Nato head Jens Stoltemberg said the alliance and Russia still had “profound disagreements” on Ukraine, where Nato says Russia illegally snatched Crimea and continues to destabilise east Ukraine. He spoke after meeting Russia’s Nato envoy at a Nato-Russia Council. The meeting also discussed Afghanistan, Russia’s risky air...

    Christine Lagarde: Trailblazing woman at the IMF
    Dec19

    Christine Lagarde: Trailblazing woman at the IMF

    However, in what might prove crucial for Lagarde's IMF future, the court ruled she will not be fined or face a jail sentence. Christine Lagarde is a high-flying former lawyer who rose to become the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund but who may find her stellar career blemished by a conviction for negligence.The...

    EM currencies gain ground against dollar; stocks drop
    Dec19

    EM currencies gain ground against dollar; stocks drop

    Emerging market currencies gained ground against a weaker dollar while stocks hit a two-week low, still feeling the impact of last week’s Federal Reserve meeting. Ukrainian dollar-bonds soared after the country moved to privatise its biggest lender. MSCI’s emerging market index weakened 0.3% in its fourth straight day in the red with...

    [Ticker] EU extends Russia sanctions
    Dec19

    [Ticker] EU extends Russia sanctions

    The EU has formally extended the duration of economic sanctions on Russia by six months until 31 July 2017, citing Russia’s non-compliance with the so-called Minsk ceasefire accord in Ukraine. The move comes after a weekend in which Russia-controlled forces killed six Ukrainian soldiers in east Ukraine. Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months
    Dec19

    EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 months

    BRUSSELS, Belgium – The European Union on Monday, December 19, extended for another 6 months damaging economic sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine. EU leaders decided at a summit last week to roll over the sanctions first imposed in 2014 and the European Council, which groups the 28 … …read more Source:...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 more months
    Dec19

    EU extends sanctions against Russia for 6 more months

    Penalties linked to ongoing instability in Ukraine …read more Source: Anadolu...