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    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...

    Putin: Russia did have people in Ukraine doing ‘certain military tasks’
    Dec17

    Putin: Russia did have people in Ukraine doing ‘certain military tasks’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia did have personnel in eastern Ukraine who were carrying out certain military tasks but denied Moscow had deployed regular troops there. “We never said there were no people there who were carrying out certain tasks including in the military sphere,” Putin told an annual news conference....

    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.”...

    “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...

    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...

    6 crew missing after Danish cargo ship sinks near Indonesia
    Dec17

    6 crew missing after Danish cargo ship sinks near Indonesia

    BATAM, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say six Filipino crewmen are missing after their cargo ship collided with a chemical tanker and sank near Indonesia. Six other crew members were rescued. Batam port official Gajah Rooseno said Thursday the Danish cargo ship Thorco Cloud collided with the chemical tanker Stolt Commitment about 8 miles (13...

    Jimmy Kimmel and Donald Trump read over-the-top children’s book, ‘Winners Aren’t Losers’
    Dec17

    Jimmy Kimmel and Donald Trump read over-the-top children’s book, ‘Winners Aren’t Losers’

    “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”/screenshotBillionaire businessman Donald Trump appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday night and saw his unusual health report mocked by comedian Jimmy Kimmel. On Monday, the Republican presidential candidate released a health summary by his doctor written in Trump-style superlatives. Kimmel simply...