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    The News That Wasn’t: What You Missed in 2016
    Dec23

    The News That Wasn’t: What You Missed in 2016

    As we inch towards the end of 2016, we’ll see the usual lists of news highlights from the year, including the crises that captured our attention. Here are some of the biggest stories that didn’t make the news – the international crises that were crowded out, forgotten, or ignored. Not only do these crises cause human suffering,...

    Ukraine rebels agree to indefinite ceasefire
    Dec23

    Ukraine rebels agree to indefinite ceasefire

    Kiev: A top Ukrainian insurgent said on Friday the rebels had agreed to an indefinite ceasefire negotiated by Russia and Ukraine that would go into effect this weekend. The latest truce was hammered out with the help of European monitors and comes amid a surge in fighting that claimed the lives of eight Ukrainian soldiers this week. Russia denies...

    On stage, Putin celebrates a good year
    Dec23

    On stage, Putin celebrates a good year

    MOSCOW — Every year, the Kremlin puts on the Vladimir Putin show, the annual press conference at the end of December. But on Friday, the Russian president had a certain spring in his step. Certainly, it’s been a good year for Putin. From the military support of President Bashar al-Assad that has helped bring the rebels in Syria...

    Belarus court rules against AP reporter for Chernobyl story
    Dec23

    Belarus court rules against AP reporter for Chernobyl story

    MOSCOW (AP) — A court in the former Soviet republic of Belarus has ruled against an Associated Press correspondent in a lawsuit by a dairy company that claimed an AP article damaged its reputation. AP said it stands by his reporting and will seek to overturn the ruling on appeal. The lawsuit stems from an April article about farmers using land...

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria
    Dec23

    Putin warms to Trump, flexes muscles on Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday appeared to cosy up to US President-elect Donald Trump while stamping his authority as the key powerbroker in Syria.At his annual end-of-year press conference, the confident Kremlin strongman praised Trump for tapping into the public mood in the US to claim his surprise win in the elections.“He went to...

    Pope Francis to grant about $6mln to help East Ukraine residents
    Dec23

    Pope Francis to grant about $6mln to help East Ukraine residents

    Almost 6 million euros ($6.27 million) will be donated as humanitarian aid to the residents of eastern Ukraine as a Christmas gift from Pope Francis, the Pontifical Council Cor Unum said on Friday. …read more Source:...

    Will Putin Unite the European and American Right?
    Dec23

    Will Putin Unite the European and American Right?

    For several years now, Vladimir Putin has been offering himself up as a helpful big brother to the parties of the European far right, and they’ve responded with expressions of warm family feeling. Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s anti-immigrant, anti-European Union National Front, has praised Putin’s strong leadership and...

    A Christmas Truce for Eastern Ukraine
    Dec23

    A Christmas Truce for Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine and the U.S. ask Russia to make sure this attempt at peace holds. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Trump, Hacking and Doping: The Highlights of Putin’s Marathon Press Conference
    Dec23

    Trump, Hacking and Doping: The Highlights of Putin’s Marathon Press Conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s marathon end-of-year press conference has finally come to a close, effectively drawing the curtain on Russia’s political year. The three-hour event was, as usual, a show of the Russian leader’s endurance and his charisma, as well as a display of just how much his viewpoint is in demand, both in...

    Putin talks Trump, nukes, and Syria in marathon press conference
    Dec23

    Putin talks Trump, nukes, and Syria in marathon press conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered his marathon end-of-year press conference in Moscow on Friday, a typically super-sized affair in which the leader held the floor for nearly four hours, taking questions from among some 1,400 reporters in attendance. Here were some of his key comments at the end of a year, and at a time when major foreign...