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    Montenegro to join NATO
    Dec02

    Montenegro to join NATO

    NATO foreign ministers gave their green light for Montenegro’s accession to the military alliance Wednesday, despite opposition from Russia, which considers the enlargement a “provocation.” The integration of the 29th country into NATO is a “historic achievement,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday in Brussels....

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia
    Dec02

    NATO invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia

    By Robin Emmott and Sabine Siebold NATO foreign ministers invited tiny Montenegro on Wednesday to join their military alliance in its first expansion since 2009, defying Russian warnings that enlargement of the US-led bloc further into the Balkans would be a provocation. In a scripted session at NATO’s headquarters in Brussels,...

    Russian air strikes in Syria partially aimed at overshadowing Ukraine, says expert
    Dec02

    Russian air strikes in Syria partially aimed at overshadowing Ukraine, says expert

    Former Estonian minister Raivo Vare said Russia began its campaign in Syria partially to push events in eastern Ukraine into the background. …read more Source:...

    NATO: Body invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia
    Dec02

    NATO: Body invites Montenegro to join alliance, defying Russia

    NATO diplomats say the decision to invite the Adriatic state of 650,000 people sends a message to Russia that Moscow does not have a veto on NATO's eastwards expansion, even if Georgia's membership bid has been complicated by its 2008 war with Russia. NATO foreign ministers welcomed tiny Montenegro into their fold on Wednesday in the...

    Turkey and Russia: Days of Future Past?
    Dec02

    Turkey and Russia: Days of Future Past?

    Turkish-Russian relations, which could be described as hostile during the 1990s, have steadily improved after March 2003 as a result of disappearance of divisive issues such as Chechnya and the Kurds, convergence of Russia’s and Turkey’s stance on Iran, Syria and other states in the Middle East and North Africa before the Arab Spring,...

    OSCE Mission Registers No Violation Of Ceasefire Regime
    Dec02

    OSCE Mission Registers No Violation Of Ceasefire Regime

    On December 2, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan in the Askeran direction. From the positions of the NKR Defense Army, the monitoring was conducted by...

    Focus on IS, Obama tells Russia, Turkey
    Dec02

    Focus on IS, Obama tells Russia, Turkey

    LE BOURGET, France: US President Barack Obama (pix) led calls Tuesday for Turkey and Russia to end their dispute over the downing of a Russian fighter jet and focus instead on the real enemy – Islamic State jihadists. It came as Obama’s Pentagon chief said the US would increasingly rely on special operations forces to battle IS fighters in...

    EU-led talks fail to stop Russia sanctions on Ukraine
    Dec02

    EU-led talks fail to stop Russia sanctions on Ukraine

    Russia is preparing trade sanctions on Ukraine after 11th-hour talks in Brussels on Tuesday ended in recriminations. …read more Source:...

    Russia Warns Of Penalties On Kyiv After Failed Trade Talks
    Dec02

    Russia Warns Of Penalties On Kyiv After Failed Trade Talks

    Russia is likely to penalize Ukrainian imports starting in January after negotiators failed to agree on ways to address Moscow’s objections to Kyiv’s free-trade agreement with the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fighting corruption, Ukraine set to become Canada’s next trade partner
    Dec02

    Fighting corruption, Ukraine set to become Canada’s next trade partner

    Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland has her marching orders: to implement the Harper government’s trade deal with Ukraine, a country struggling to contain widespread corruption among its public officials. The deal, which was announced by the Conservatives on July 14 as “concluded” but still needs to be implemented through...