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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    The world in 2015 review: a year of living dangerously
    Dec30

    The world in 2015 review: a year of living dangerously

    We look back at the global spread of jihadi ideology and terror, tensions in international relations and a glimpse of hope in efforts to tackle climate change Good things did happen. Iran and the western powers reached a landmark agreement on circumscribing Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme. Israel was unhappy, as were Saudi Arabia...

    2015, an awful year for Europe’s free media
    Dec30

    2015, an awful year for Europe’s free media

    LONDON — It was a terrible year for journalists in Europe. Attacks by Islamic militants, unjustified arrests, assaults, harassment, threats and tougher legal restrictions made it harder for editors, reporters and photographers to hold the powerful to account across the region this year, according to media organizations and NGOs. Hopes that...

    Germany Warns Ukrainian Cease-Fire ‘Increasingly Fragile’
    Dec30

    Germany Warns Ukrainian Cease-Fire ‘Increasingly Fragile’

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that the cease-fire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists is becoming more fragile. “Even if the situation in eastern U …read more Source: Big News...

    Russian Official Denies He Shot Himself In The Foot; Twitter Demands To See Leg
    Dec30

    Russian Official Denies He Shot Himself In The Foot; Twitter Demands To See Leg

    An official who warned that the West was “shooting itself in the foot” by imposing sanctions on Russia has, um, shot himself in the foot. Or maybe not. An aide to Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmi …read more Source: Big News...

    Ukraine lists Russian imports it may ban from Jan 10 in trade row
    Dec30

    Ukraine lists Russian imports it may ban from Jan 10 in trade row

    Ukraine said on Wednesday it may impose a ban as soon as next month on imports of dozens of Russian goods — from dog food to locomotives — as a retaliatory measure against Moscow which this month said it was suspending a free trade zone with Kiev. The list, which was set out in a statement from the country’s economy ministry, included meat...

    Kyiv Threatens Legal Action Over Auction Of Vintage Crimean Wines
    Dec30

    Kyiv Threatens Legal Action Over Auction Of Vintage Crimean Wines

    Kyiv is threatening to take legal action over the decision by a leading winemaker in Russian-annexed Ukraine to put 13,000 vintage bottles up for auction. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What Could Happen If China Relaxes Its Grip on This Mountain Pass
    Dec30

    What Could Happen If China Relaxes Its Grip on This Mountain Pass

    NAMCHE BAZAR, Nepal—A network of cameras now monitors China’s side of the Nangpa La pass, say Tibetan traders who used to cross it regularly. A series of guard towers manned by border patrol troops lines the way. The Nangpa La bridges the Himalayas between Nepal and Tibet. Chinese soldiers on this mountain pass shoot at anyone trying to...

    Ukraine’s free trade pact with EU to allow Lithuanians to save many millions euros
    Dec30

    Ukraine’s free trade pact with EU to allow Lithuanians to save many millions euros

    The free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Ukraine, which will fully come into force on January 1, 2016, will lower prices for Ukrainian goods in Lithuania and vice versa and will also allow businesses from both countries to save many millions of euros, Deputy Foreign Minister Raimundas Karoblis has said, cites LETA/BNS....

    Germany Warns Ukrainian Cease-Fire ‘Increasingly Fragile’
    Dec30

    Germany Warns Ukrainian Cease-Fire ‘Increasingly Fragile’

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned that the cease-fire between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists is becoming more fragile. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Four-way phone talks on Ukraine crisis today: Kiev
    Dec30

    Four-way phone talks on Ukraine crisis today: Kiev

    KIEV (AFP) – The leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France will hold a conference call Wednesday to assess implementation of a peace accord in pro-Russian eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev said Tuesday.The phone call will bring together Ukrainian, Russian and French presidents Petro Poroshenko, Vladimir Putin and Francois...