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    Merkel, Hollande, Putin, Poroshenko renew support for ceasefire in Ukraine
    Dec31

    Merkel, Hollande, Putin, Poroshenko renew support for ceasefire in Ukraine

    PARIS (AFP) – The leaders of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine renewed their support for a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday following phone discussions, the French presidency said in a statement.Angela Merkel, Francois Hollande, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko reaffirmed their commitment to a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, and...

    Ukrainian gov’t passes trade restrictions on Russia
    Dec31

    Ukrainian gov’t passes trade restrictions on Russia

    The Ukrainian government said on Wednesday it has passed trade restrictions on Russia in response to Moscow suspending a free trade agreement. …read more Source: <a href=http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2015-12/31/c_134965880.htm target=_blank title="Ukrainian gov’t passes trade restrictions on Russia”...

    Russian Blogger Jailed For Five Years For Pro-Ukraine Posts
    Dec31

    Russian Blogger Jailed For Five Years For Pro-Ukraine Posts

    A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a blogger to five years in a Siberian penal colony for “inciting hatred and extremism” by posting videos online criticising pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, i… …read more Source:...

    Minsk peace accord on Ukraine extended (AAP)
    Dec31

    Minsk peace accord on Ukraine extended (AAP)

    The Minsk peace accord on Ukraine has been extended into 2016 following agreement between Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany. …read more Source: The West...

    Putin is giving 1,000 Russian officials a 400-page book of his best quotes
    Dec31

    Putin is giving 1,000 Russian officials a 400-page book of his best quotes

    Official Publication via RFERLStrapped for gift ideas this holiday season? How about a 400-page book of Vladimir Putin’s most “world-changing” words? That’s what about 1,000 Russian officials and politicians can expect under their New Year’s trees this year. “World-Changing Words, Key Quotes of Vladimir...

    Putinism Is An Aberration
    Dec31

    Putinism Is An Aberration

    What Russia is up to? More specifically, What Putin is up to? He wants a bigger role on the world stage, possibly the same it enjoyed during the Cold War. It is a natural aspiration of any leader. One who heads a former super power is entitled to far greater ambitions. It is the execution of the ideas that matter. What alternatives does Putin...

    Analysts: More Problems Ahead for Russian Space Agency
    Dec30

    Analysts: More Problems Ahead for Russian Space Agency

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin liquidated the Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, on Monday — and replaced it with a state corporation, still called Roscosmos. The plan, to take effect January 1, was decided a year ago following a series of embarrassing rocket failures and high-profile corruption. Russia lost a defense satellite Dec. 5,...

    Leaders urge full implementation of Minsk peace deal in 2016
    Dec30

    Leaders urge full implementation of Minsk peace deal in 2016

    BERLIN: The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine agreed in a phone call on Wednesday that the Minsk peace deal for Ukraine must be fully implemented next year and said their foreign ministers would meet in one month to assess progress, the German government said in a statement. The statement from deputy government spokeswoman Christiane...

    World Briefing: World Leaders Agree to Extend Efforts to End Ukraine Conflict
    Dec30

    World Briefing: World Leaders Agree to Extend Efforts to End Ukraine Conflict

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany called for the Minsk peace agreement to be carried out in full in 2016. …read more Source: The New York...

    Gen. Jonathan Vance welcomes Liberal review of defence policy
    Dec30

    Gen. Jonathan Vance welcomes Liberal review of defence policy

    Canada’s top general welcomes the Liberals’ promised review of the country’s defence policy but said the military must remain robust and equipped to handle a variety of threats in a world of “continuous conflict.” Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff, said events over the last year highlight the varied demands placed...