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    Ukraine’s prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia
    Dec18

    Ukraine’s prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia

    MOSCOW — Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend. Yatsenyuk announced at a televised government session on Friday a “moratorium” on any debt repayments to Russia. That effectively means that Ukraine is defaulting on the debt. He did not indicate when Ukraine...

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa-free travel to Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo (AFP)
    Dec18

    EU’s Juncker recommends visa-free travel to Ukraine, Georgia, Kosovo (AFP)

    Brussels (AFP) – European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker recommended Friday the EU should offer visa-free travel to Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo, all three locked in bitter disputes with Russia. …read more Source: The West...

    3 countries recommended for EU visa-free regime
    Dec18

    3 countries recommended for EU visa-free regime

    European Commission chief recommends visa liberalisation for Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo …read more Source: World...

    200,000 from Myanmar living in BD in refugee-like situation
    Dec18

    200,000 from Myanmar living in BD in refugee-like situation

    2015 likely to exceed all previous records for global forced displacement The number of people living in Bangladesh in a “refugee-like situation” now stands at 200,000, who are originating from Myanmar, said a new study of UNHCR released on Friday. However, the government of Bangladesh estimates the population to be between 300,000 and 500,000,...

    Russian Defense Manufacturing Hits New High As China, India Take Advantage Of Moscow’s Affordable And Advanced Technology
    Dec18

    Russian Defense Manufacturing Hits New High As China, India Take Advantage Of Moscow’s Affordable And Advanced Technology

    In the war-torn streets and fields of Syria and eastern Ukraine, used Russian bullets and heavy artillery shells litter the landscape, showcasing the strength of an increasingly advanced Russian military. Both wars have in effect become advertisements for a Russian arms industry that has seen a dramatic sales increase over the last few years,...

    Ukrainian Refugees Say Russia Not So Welcoming Anymore
    Dec18

    Ukrainian Refugees Say Russia Not So Welcoming Anymore

    Svitlana Moroz, her two sons, and her elderly mother have lived in the spartan Sport hotel in Pskov, in western Russia, for nearly a year and a half now. But they and hundreds more like them who fled the fighting at home in eastern Ukraine could soon be out on the streets after Moscow in November adopted tougher new rules for the refugees....

    3 countries recommended for EU visa-free travel
    Dec18

    3 countries recommended for EU visa-free travel

    European Commission chief recommends visa liberalisation for Ukraine, Georgia and Kosovo …read more Source: World...

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine says it won’t repay Russian debt due by weekend

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said on Friday that his country won’t repay a $3 billion debt owed to Russia by this weekend after Moscow’s refusal to accept repayment terms already offered to other international creditors. The “moratorium” on outstanding debt repayments to Russia effectively means that Ukraine...

    Grodno mayor: Belarus’ investment appeal growing
    Dec18

    Grodno mayor: Belarus’ investment appeal growing

    Mechislav Goi also reported that within the framework of transboundary cooperation Poland-Belarus-Ukraine implemented 12 projects in healthcare, education, and tourism. Grodno is crossed by the international transport corridor: Warsaw-Bialystok-Grodno-Vilnius-St Petersburg. …read more Source:...

    Trump heaps more praise on Putin: ‘At least he’s a leader’
    Dec18

    Trump heaps more praise on Putin: ‘At least he’s a leader’

    Donald Trump on Friday expanded upon his welcoming of praise from Russian President Vladimir Putin, remarking that “when people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia,” even when that person happens to be not so friendly to journalists. In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Joe...