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    Ukraine approves budget to unlock Western aid
    Dec26

    Ukraine approves budget to unlock Western aid

    The Ukrainian parliament on Friday adopted a budget for next year with a deficit of 3.7 percent of GDP, crucial for unlocking much needed aid from the IMF and Western countries. The 2016 budget was passed after an acrimonious all-night debate and was finally approved by 263 lawmakers, about 40 more than the minimum required. […] The post Ukraine...

    Russia, Taliban share intelligence in struggle against Islamic State
    Dec26

    Russia, Taliban share intelligence in struggle against Islamic State

    Working with the Taliban presents some risk for Putin, who has been boldly extending his reach with aggressive moves in Syria, Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Gazprom awards China gas pipeline contract to Putin ally
    Dec26

    Gazprom awards China gas pipeline contract to Putin ally

    Russia’s giant gas company has awarded a 2.8-billion-dollar contract to an influential company for work on building a gas pipeline to China. Gazprom awarded Stroygazmontazh (SGM) contracts for work on building the Power of Siberia gas pipeline to China, tender documents show, Press TV reported. Engaged in construction work for the oil and...

    On the trail of Europe’s last ‘lost city’
    Dec26

    On the trail of Europe’s last ‘lost city’

    ASTRAKHAN, Russia — One recent cold December morning, I find myself aboard a wooden raft, pulled across the Volga by a small fishing vessel. I’m here to look for the remnants of a powerful, mostly forgotten medieval empire few have heard about. Once a mythical capital of enormous wealth, it once stood at the crossroads of the ancient Silk...

    Russia’s dissident poets society
    Dec26

    Russia’s dissident poets society

    OZOLNIEKI, Latvia — Russian culture is often defined by nationalist rants on state television, the Orthodox Church’s cozy ties with politicians and soldiers marching on Red Square. There are also iconoclasts, atheists, dissidents and gay poets with wild hair and pink trousers — but many are fleeing to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania to...

    Ukraine approves 2016 budget to unlock Western aid
    Dec26

    Ukraine approves 2016 budget to unlock Western aid

    KIEV: The Ukrainian parliament on Friday adopted a budget for next year with a deficit of 3.7 percent of GDP, crucial for unlocking much needed aid from the IMF and Western countries. The 2016 budget was passed after an acrimonious all-night debate and was finally approved by 263 lawmakers, about 40 more than the minimum required. The...

    China plans new silk road, but trade partners are wary
    Dec26

    China plans new silk road, but trade partners are wary

    As tensions in the Mideast and Ukraine rose in recent years, Turkey moved to jointly manufacture a sophisticated missile defence system. The $3.4 billion plan would have given Turkey’s military more firepower and laid the foundation to start exporting missiles. …read more Source: The Times of...

    The Pending Rapprochement between Turkey and Israel
    Dec26

    The Pending Rapprochement between Turkey and Israel

    By Dr. Ahmed Al-Burai If Deniz Zeyrek, a famous leftist journalist in Turkey, was to say, “The state of Israel and its people are undoubtedly sincere friends of Turkey and our condemnations until now are aimed at some extreme illegitimate actions of the Israeli government,” he would be condemned as a conspirator or a traitor to the Republic of...

    Russian Sub Participating in Anti-ISIL Ops in Syria Arrives in Sevastopol
    Dec26

    Russian Sub Participating in Anti-ISIL Ops in Syria Arrives in Sevastopol

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Rostov-on-Don submarine has arrived at the Crimean Port of Sevastopol, the head of Black Sea Fleet’s information department said Friday. …read more Source: Fars News...

    Ukraine Averts Loss of Bailout Funds
    Dec25

    Ukraine Averts Loss of Bailout Funds

    Ukraine’s parliament passed a budget Christmas Eve, taking an important step toward ensuring that IMF bailout funds will continue to flow to Kyiv. The Financial Times: Ukraine’s parliament adopted crucial tax amendments, a 2016 budget and other related laws in tense – at times sleepy — voting that stretched from Thursday morning past...