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    Ukraine bans Communist party for ‘promoting separatism’
    Dec17

    Ukraine bans Communist party for ‘promoting separatism’

    Human rights campaigners criticise court decision, saying it sets dangerous precedent to stifle oppositionThe Communist party of Ukraine has been banned after a Kiev court upheld a government lawsuit accusing the party of promoting separatism and inter-ethnic conflict.The decision, announced by Kiev’s district administration court on...

    Putin Says Russia Wants to Improve Relations With the U.S.
    Dec17

    Putin Says Russia Wants to Improve Relations With the U.S.

    MOSCOW — Russia is ready to improve ties with the United States and work with whomever is elected its next president, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. He said his talks with U.S. Secretary John Kerry earlier this week showed that Washington is ready to “move toward settling the issues that can only be settled through joint efforts.”...

    Vladimir Putin live: Russian military ‘were in Ukraine’, president admits
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin live: Russian military ‘were in Ukraine’, president admits

    Follow live coverage of the Russian president’s annual, marathon press conference, in which Putin will be questioned on the country’s policies in the Middle East …read more Source: The...

    Migrant crisis, Britain dominate European summit
    Dec17

    Migrant crisis, Britain dominate European summit

    BRUSSELS: European leaders tackled the migration crisis and Britain’s reform demands at a summit on Thursday, twin challenges threatening the unity of the EU as one of the toughest years in its history draws to a close. Germany and several other nations are meeting with the Turkish prime minister before the full summit to discuss a plan to...

    6 crew missing after Danish cargo ship sinks near Indonesia
    Dec17

    6 crew missing after Danish cargo ship sinks near Indonesia

    Indonesia rescuers approach a sunken freighter MV Thorco Cloud in the Singapore Strait off the Indonesian island of Batam , Thursday. (AP/Pangestu)Officials say six Filipino crewmen are missing after their cargo ship collided with a chemical tanker and sank in Batam waters, Riau. Six other crew members were rescued.Batam port official Gajah...

    Putin says Russia’s ready to improve ties with the US
    Dec17

    Putin says Russia’s ready to improve ties with the US

    Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end of year news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday. (AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko)MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to improve ties with the United States and work with whomever is elected its next president, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. He said his talks with US Secretary John...

    Situation Report: SEALs in Afghanistan accused of abuse; DefSec Carter in email flap; Baghdad rejects U.S. help; Putin admits troops in Ukraine; defense contractor drama; Germany flying over Syria; and lots more
    Dec17

    Situation Report: SEALs in Afghanistan accused of abuse; DefSec Carter in email flap; Baghdad rejects U.S. help; Putin admits troops in Ukraine; defense contractor drama; Germany flying over Syria; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Big news: Despite graphic and detailed testimony from several U.S. soldiers and Navy personnel that U.S. Navy SEALs viciously abused Afghan detainees and randomly shot at locals while deployed to a small outpost in Afghanistan in 2012, the commandos have been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to a potentially...

    Putin Tries To Reassure Russians Amid Economic Concerns, Ridicules Turkey
    Dec17

    Putin Tries To Reassure Russians Amid Economic Concerns, Ridicules Turkey

    President Vladimir Putin used his annual press conference to try to reassure Russians as slumping oil prices threaten the government’s efforts to pull the economy out of recession. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    “Information bomb is thrown into the Armenian society.” political analyst about Andrey Ruzinsky’s involvement in Avetisyan family murder
    Dec17

    “Information bomb is thrown into the Armenian society.” political analyst about Andrey Ruzinsky’s involvement in Avetisyan family murder

    Today, Ukrainian websites disseminated a remarkable information about the former commander of No. 102 military base in Gyumri, Andrey Ruzinsky, that the latter has a direct involvement in the “execution of an Armenian family by a soldier of his detachment” in Gyumri. This information, according to the Ukrainian websites, was disclosed by the...

    Vladimir Putin: there is Russian military presence in Ukraine – video
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin: there is Russian military presence in Ukraine – video

    Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russian military personnel are operating in Ukraine. Speaking on Thursday during the Russian president’s annual press conference, Putin says he wants an end to the conflict in Ukraine and says Russia will not impose sanctions … …read more Source: The...