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    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 24 Dec 2017
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    Ten Things You Need to Know Today: Sunday 24 Dec 2017

    North Korea: new sanctions are ‘an act of war’ North Korea’s foreign ministry says new UN sanctions are an act of war and those who voted for them will “pay a heavy price for what they have done”. The first official reaction from Pyongyang argued that the sanctions will restrict vital oil supplies and are tantamount...

    Ukraine grateful for US weapons, Russia voices outrage
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    Ukraine grateful for US weapons, Russia voices outrage

    Ukraine’s president on Dec. 23 thanked the U.S. for its decision to provide his nation with lethal weapons, while Russian diplomats and lawmakers expressed dismay, warning that it will only fuel hostilities in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    eNCA | Amber miners thrive in troubled Ukraine
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    eNCA | Amber miners thrive in troubled Ukraine

    A once-scenic forest area has been turned into a moonscape with wet marshy sand on the surface and man-made, funnel-like pits scattered for hundreds of metres around. …read more Source:...

    Moscow warns Trump has ‘crossed line’ by arming Ukraine
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    Moscow warns Trump has ‘crossed line’ by arming Ukraine

    Angry denunciation by foreign ministry comes as fighting intensifies between Kiev and separatists …read more Source: Financial...

    Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’
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    Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’

    Russia warned Saturday that the United States was encouraging “new bloodshed” in eastern Ukraine by its decision to provide the ex-Soviet nation with lethal weapons. …read more Source: Iran...

    Diplomats warn Canada of Russian meddling in finance and elections
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    Diplomats warn Canada of Russian meddling in finance and elections

    Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland planned to use a Friday meeting in Ukraine to get more information on reports that a man arrested there on suspicion of spying for Russia sat in on a meeting in the Prime Minister’s Office this fall. But Canadian officials refused to say how seriously they take the incident, and […] The post...

    Sergey Lavrov to UK: Diplomatic ‘low point’ is your fault
    Dec24

    Sergey Lavrov to UK: Diplomatic ‘low point’ is your fault

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blamed the U.K. for the “low point” in British-Russian relations during a strained press conference in Moscow on Friday with his opposite number Boris Johnson. “It’s no secret that our relations are at a low point, and that’s not at our initiative,” Lavrov said, according to the Guardian, urging...

    Another Soldier Killed In Eastern Ukraine, Holiday Cease-Fire Planned
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    Another Soldier Killed In Eastern Ukraine, Holiday Cease-Fire Planned

    Ukraine’s military said on December 22 that one of its soldiers was killed and two wounded in the previous 24 hours in the eastern part of the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’
    Dec24

    Russia warns US decision to arm Ukraine encourages ‘new bloodshed’

    Russia warned Saturday that the United States was encouraging “new bloodshed” in eastern Ukraine by its decision to provide the ex-Soviet nation with lethal weapons. …read more Source: Iran...

    Ukraine says no gas price change, despite IMF demands
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    Ukraine says no gas price change, despite IMF demands

    Ukraine will only approve a new formula to set gas prices next year and does not see any reason to raise tariffs this heating season, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said on Friday. …read more Source: Iran...