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    Kiev opens probe into Dutch art reportedly held by Ukrainian fighters (AFP)
    Dec08

    Kiev opens probe into Dutch art reportedly held by Ukrainian fighters (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday launched a probe into precious Dutch paintings that were reportedly being held by a volunteer battalion fighting pro-Russian insurgents in the east of the ex-Soviet state. …read more Source: The West...

    Opinion: Syria – a Poisoned Gift for Putin and Erdogan
    Dec08

    Opinion: Syria – a Poisoned Gift for Putin and Erdogan

    As might have been expected, the crisis in relations between Moscow and Ankara has dominated regional politics since the Turks downed a Russian warplane close to the Syrian border. Russian President Vladimir Putin clearly believes that the Turks shot his plane as part of a plot by NATO to warn Moscow against throwing is weight around. For his...

    The Knotty Ties Between Joe Biden, His Son and Ukraine
    Dec08

    The Knotty Ties Between Joe Biden, His Son and Ukraine

    As the vice president aims to curb corruption in Ukraine, his son, Hunter, sits on the board of a Ukrainian company that the American ambassador has accused of having “illicit assets.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Crunch time for Mourinho as Chelsea’s Euro fate hangs in the balance
    Dec08

    Crunch time for Mourinho as Chelsea’s Euro fate hangs in the balance

    Jose Mourinho AFP PHOTO LONDON: Jose Mourinho faces a decisive moment in his fight to save his job as the beleaguered Chelsea manager bids to avoid a catastrophic exit from the Champions League against Porto on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila). Mourinho is on the brink of being sacked by Blues owner Roman Abramovich after Saturday’s stunning...

    U.S. church collecting supplies for Ukrainian fighters
    Dec08

    U.S. church collecting supplies for Ukrainian fighters

    A Washington-area Ukrainian Catholic Church will be setting up an unusual table at its annual Christmas bazaar this weekend — a collection point for supplies for Ukrainian troops battling Russian-backed separatists in the old country. The Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church of Silver Spring, Md., says it will accept “new …...

    Ukraine partially restores power supplies to Crimea (AFP)
    Dec08

    Ukraine partially restores power supplies to Crimea (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday partially restored power supplies to Crimea after a series of explosions during protests by opponents of Russia’s annexation of the peninsula damaged the high voltage lines. …read more Source: The West...

    Biden to Ukraine: You’ve got one last chance. Don’t screw this up.
    Dec08

    Biden to Ukraine: You’ve got one last chance. Don’t screw this up.

    Joe Biden’s message to Ukraine on Tuesday was crystal clear: Don’t screw this up The vice president didn’t mince words when he spoke to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, ministers and lawmakers inside parliament during his fifth trip to the country on Tuesday. He warned Kiev against backsliding in its fight against...

    US to step up pressure over Russia ‘aggression’: Biden
    Dec08

    US to step up pressure over Russia ‘aggression’: Biden

    US Vice President Joe Biden has assured Ukrainian lawmakers that the United States will only step up pressure on Moscow if “Russian aggression” continues. “If Russian aggression persists, the cost imposed on Moscow will continue to rise,” Biden said Tuesday in a rare address to the Ukrainian Parliament on the second day of his visit...

    Biden Stands By Ukraine But Warns On Corruption
    Dec08

    Biden Stands By Ukraine But Warns On Corruption

    U.S. Vice President used a landmark address to the Ukrainian parliament to deliver a message of steadfast American support, but also to call for more action against corruption. There was a standing ovation as he pledged the United States would never recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea. But Biden also said elected officials must remove...

    Turkey mulling retaliatory sanctions on Russia: PM (AFP)
    Dec08

    Turkey mulling retaliatory sanctions on Russia: PM (AFP)

    Istanbul (AFP) – Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday his government was considering retaliatory measures against Moscow, with whom it is embroiled in a bitter dispute over Ankara’s shooting down of a Russian warplane. …read more Source: The West...