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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Former SecDef Blasts Foreign Policy Failures
    Dec18

    Former SecDef Blasts Foreign Policy Failures

    President Obama’s former Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has blasted the White House in a far-ranging interview with Foreign Policy. Hagel criticized both the substance and the process of the Administration’s foreign policy decisions in passages such as this one: While Hagel preferred smaller meetings and one-on-one phone calls, the...

    Ukraine Halts Repayments on $3.5 Billion It Owes Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine Halts Repayments on $3.5 Billion It Owes Russia

    The Ukrainian government declared a moratorium Friday on repaying about $3.5 billion in debt to Russia, introducing new strains to an already poisonous relationship. …read more Source: The New York...

    Number of refugees and displaced to hit record number in 2015, says UN
    Dec18

    Number of refugees and displaced to hit record number in 2015, says UN

    GENEVA // The number of people who have been forced to flee war, violence and persecution looks set to soar in 2015 past last year’s record of nearly 60 million, the United Nations said on Friday.The UN refugee agency released a report showing increasing numbers of people living as refugees, asylum seekers or who are displaced within their...

    Pussy Riot On Trump: We Laughed When Vladimir Putin Rose To Power, Too
    Dec18

    Pussy Riot On Trump: We Laughed When Vladimir Putin Rose To Power, Too

    NEW YORK — Donald Trump’s candidacy for president of the United States may be a joke to some, but no one will be laughing if he is actually elected.Just ask Maria Alekhina, aka Masha of Pussy Riot.When informed that her country’s president, Vladimir Putin, had called Trump “brilliant,” she told The Huffington Post,...

    Greek tennis player banned for life
    Dec18

    Greek tennis player banned for life

    Greek tennis player Alexandros Jakupovic has been banned for life after being found guilty of five corruption charges, the Tennis Integrity Unit said on Friday. The 34-year-old, who spent his career playing in the lower rungs of the professional game, was charged with various offences including “directly or indirectly contriving the outcome of an...

    Two lakh from Myanmar living in Bangladesh in refugee-like situation: UNHCR
    Dec18

    Two lakh from Myanmar living in Bangladesh in refugee-like situation: UNHCR

    The number of people living in Bangladesh in a ‘refugee-like situation’ now stands at 200,000 who are originating from Myanmar, according to a new UNHCR report released on Friday. The government of Bangladesh, however, estimates the population to be between 300,000 and 500,000, said the UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, in its Mid-Year Trends...

    Ukraine’s PM says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia this weekend
    Dec18
    World’s refugees exceed 60 million: UN
    Dec18

    World’s refugees exceed 60 million: UN

    The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday. The estimated figure includes 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution, the most since 1992, the UN High Commissioner for...

    News24.com | Ukraine won’t pay $3bn debt to Russia
    Dec18

    News24.com | Ukraine won’t pay $3bn debt to Russia

    Ukraine has announced it will not make good on its $3bn debt to Russia due this weekend, deepening a row with Moscow which said it would take Kiev to court. …read more Source:...

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: Sources
    Dec18

    EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions for 6 months: Sources

    EU member states agreed Friday to roll over for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis, EU sources said. …read more Source: Channel...