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    Civilian deaths reported in east Ukraine shelling
    Dec29

    Civilian deaths reported in east Ukraine shelling

    Intense shelling rocked several small towns and villages in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region during the weekend, causing civilian casualties, reports from Ukrainian authorities and pro-independence rebels showed on Monday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Top 10 Global Predictions for 2016
    Dec29

    Top 10 Global Predictions for 2016

    In 2009, as Russia was trying to emerge from recession, few would have predicted that five years later Russian soldiers would be making moves into Ukraine following the annexation of Crimea. The Cold War was history, as our President reminded in 2012 when he told Mitt Romney the 80’s were calling to ask for their foreign policy back. A few...

    Uptick in Ceasefire Violations, 2 Years Into Ukraine Conflict
    Dec29

    Uptick in Ceasefire Violations, 2 Years Into Ukraine Conflict

    Nearly two years after Russia began sending troops and equipment to help separatists in Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula, the Ukraine crisis has shown no signs of ending. Russia and Ukraine signed the Minsk II Agreement back in February to help bring about a ceasefire. The U.S., meantime, has provided $265 million in aid to defend Ukraine’s...

    Putin’s No-Spin Zone
    Dec29

    Putin’s No-Spin Zone

    Russian political talk shows have become circuses of angry pensioners, cornered liberals, and camo-clad Ukrainian rebels. And they’re more popular than ever. …read more Source: Foreign...

    New Russia-Ukraine Economic War Over Import Bans Expected In 2016
    Dec28

    New Russia-Ukraine Economic War Over Import Bans Expected In 2016

    As the new year approaches, so does the next economic battle between Russia and Ukraine. Russia announced last week that it would impose tariffs on Ukrainian goods in anticipation of a trade deal between Kiev and the European Union entering into force Jan. 1 . Now Ukraine is hitting back with its own restrictions on Russian goods in 2016, a...

    Why Russia Can Only Go Backward
    Dec28

    Why Russia Can Only Go Backward

    MOSCOW — The Public Opinion Foundation conducted a survey this month asking Russians two questions: “What was the main event of the year in Russia?” and “What was the main global event of the year?” Noteworthy is that fully 40 percent of the respondents had trouble answering either question. And the most brutal...

    Teenage Kremlin critic commits suicide amid abuse over pro-Ukraine activism
    Dec28

    Teenage Kremlin critic commits suicide amid abuse over pro-Ukraine activism

    Vlad Kolesnikov was found dead after taking overdose on Christmas Day, following a public backlash described by rights groups as ‘hideous’ over his criticism of Russian policy …read more Source: The...

    DPR says two residents, serviceman killed in Ukrainian army shelling
    Dec28

    DPR says two residents, serviceman killed in Ukrainian army shelling

    Pro-Russia forces in east Ukraine say shelling by Ukrainian military forces in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) killed two civilians and a serviceman last week. “The armed forces have committed 14 violations in the DPR over the past day. Kominternove, Zhabunki, Nova Laspa, Zaitseve and the Donetsk airport have been...

    AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel
    Dec28

    AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel

    AFP journalists have chosen Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises. The vote by editorial staff from all services and languages across the world put Russian President Vladimir Putin as number two on a list of people who most influenced...

    Lithania, Gazprom sign gas deal to supply Baltic enclave
    Dec28

    Lithania, Gazprom sign gas deal to supply Baltic enclave

    VILNIUS (AFP) – Lithuania said Monday it had signed a 10-year-deal with Russian energy giant Gazprom to transport gas to Kaliningrad in a move likely to soothe the Kremlins concerns over its westernmost outposts energy security.The Baltic EU states gas transmission system operator Amber Grid said it would charge 10-11 million euros ($11-12...