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    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...

    Russia, Ukraine reaffirm commitment to cease-fire deal
    Dec30

    Russia, Ukraine reaffirm commitment to cease-fire deal

    Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel and Hollande renew support to Minsk cease-fire deal, amid fresh clashes in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal
    Dec30

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany Back Extension of Ukraine Peace Deal

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany have agreed to extend the Minsk peace accord on Ukraine into 2016, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday, following a phone call between the four leaders. Extension of the agreement was widely expected as a cease-fire has been broadly holding in eastern Ukraine since September, though...

    Putin’s Son-in-Law Lands $1.75 Billion Russian State Loan
    Dec30

    Putin’s Son-in-Law Lands $1.75 Billion Russian State Loan

    The son-in-law of Vladimir Putin stands to benefit from $1.75 billion in cheap finance from the Russian state, a Reuters examination of public documents shows. The money will help fund a petrochemical project at a company in which Kirill Shamalov, husband of Katerina Tikhonova, the Russian president’s younger daughter, has a significant...