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    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...

    Russian court jails blogger for five years for ‘extremist’ posts
    Dec30

    Russian court jails blogger for five years for ‘extremist’ posts

    A Russian court on Wednesday sentenced a blogger to five years in jail for what it said was his extremist activity on the Internet after he urged people to attend a protest against high transport fares and criticised Russian intervention in Ukraine. Vadim Tyumenstev, 35, from the Siberian region of Tomsk, was also banned from using the Internet...

    How Barack will juggle Bibi, Vlad and Hillary
    Dec30

    How Barack will juggle Bibi, Vlad and Hillary

    Bibi Netanyahu is waiting him out. Vladimir Putin may try to test him. And Hillary Clinton is keeping a wary eye on him. As he enters the final year of his presidency, Barack Obama will find his foreign policy complicated in new ways by the clock ticking down to his last day in office. White House officials have studied up on the foreign...

    Arman Pashikyan comes 3rd at Al Ain Chess Classic.
    Dec30

    Arman Pashikyan comes 3rd at Al Ain Chess Classic.

    Armenia’s chess player Arman Pashikyan came 3rd at the Al Ain Chess Classic. Today he tied his Round 9 game against Mykhailo Oleksienko of Ukraine to score 6,5 points. Armenia’s Robert Hovhannisyan came 10th. GM Wang Hao of China became the winner of the championship with 8 points. He hurdled the challenge from GM Abhijeet Gupta of...

    The World According to Russia
    Dec30

    The World According to Russia

    Vladimir Putin at his end-of-the-year news conference in Moscow Maxim Smeyev / Reuters“Do you realize what you have done?” Vladimir Putin demanded at the United Nations in September. The question was a rebuke to the Americaan-led bloc of countries that initially viewed with optimism the Arab Spring, which began five years ago this month, but has...