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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    IMF accused of bowing to political pressure in Ukraine support
    Dec11

    IMF accused of bowing to political pressure in Ukraine support

    [WASHINGTON] Has the world’s crisis lender become politicised? …read more Source: The Business...

    Unrest in Syria, Ukraine are Focal Points of Latest Kerry Trip
    Dec11

    Unrest in Syria, Ukraine are Focal Points of Latest Kerry Trip

    Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that in spite of differences with the United States over the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia has been “constructive” in the multinational effort to find a political settlement for Syria. Kerry commented on the sidelines of the climate change summit in Paris as he announced plans to...

    SpaceX to launch rocket Dec 19, six months after blast
    Dec11

    SpaceX to launch rocket Dec 19, six months after blast

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – SpaceX on Thursday announced plans to launch its Falcon 9 on December 19, its first mission since a massive explosion after liftoff destroyed the rocket and its space station cargo six months ago.SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that the company is preparing for a static fire — an engine test on the launch pad...

    European Union Will Likely Extend Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec11

    European Union Will Likely Extend Sanctions Against Russia

    The EU targeted Russia’s energy, banking and defense sectors in July 2014, blaming Moscow for driving a separatist revolt in east Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Putin bogging down in Syria
    Dec11

    Putin bogging down in Syria

    As Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Moscow next week to meet with Vladimir Putin, U.S. and Israeli officials say Putin’s intervention in Syria is showing slower results than the Russian president had hoped, possibly making Putin more willing to cooperate with U.S. efforts to settle Syria’s civil war. Kerry has sidestepped the...

    With Turkey Bashing, Putin Seeks to Save Face
    Dec11

    With Turkey Bashing, Putin Seeks to Save Face

    Photo credit: Zaman, Turgut Engin Downing of a Russian warplane by Turkish jets on the Turkish-Syrian border has provided an enabling environment for Russian President Vladimir Putin to polish his image. Increasingly sharp rhetoric from the Russian side has two primary goals: To avoid hard military action and prop up the Russian leader. Russia...

    Christmas Price Freeze, Russian Food Embargo, Cheap Schengen Visas – Belarus State Press Digest
    Dec11

    Christmas Price Freeze, Russian Food Embargo, Cheap Schengen Visas – Belarus State Press Digest

    Belarus rejects accusations from Ukraine officials claiming that it has joined the Russian food embargo against Ukraine. Visa facilitation between the EU and Belarusan is likely to succeed, but the extent of the programme will depend on Belarus’ commitment to reform. The Belarusian agricultural sector suffers from lobbyists who constantly...

    Out of Gas: Turkey is Losing Its Battle with Russia
    Dec10

    Out of Gas: Turkey is Losing Its Battle with Russia

    Protesters hold placards and shout slogans as they take part in an anti-Turkey picket outside the Turkish embassy in Moscow (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images) Turkey has told the Reuters news agency that Russia has stopped work on its nuclear power plants. In reality, the Turks are exaggerating. The Russians haven’t really stopped—they...

    Diplomats See EU Extending Russia Sanctions Next Week
    Dec10

    Diplomats See EU Extending Russia Sanctions Next Week

    The European Union is likely to extend economic sanctions against Russia next week before leaders of the bloc meet for a summit, diplomats said, after unexpected opposition by Italy blocked the rollover earlier this week. The EU targeted Russia’s energy, banking and defense sectors in July 2014, blaming Moscow for driving a separatist...

    Ukraine arrests insurgents who ‘planned terror attacks’ (AFP)
    Dec10

    Ukraine arrests insurgents who ‘planned terror attacks’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s security service said on Thursday that it had arrested an insurgent group involving three Russian nationals that had stockpiled bombs and planned to carry out “terrorist attacks”, in raids that cost the life of a special forces officer. …read more Source: The West...