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    Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support
    Dec06

    Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support

    KIEV, Ukraine – US Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Kiev late Sunday, December 6 to reassure its pro-Western leaders that Washington remains committed to Ukraine despite stepped-up efforts to work with Russia against Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS or the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq) jihadists. Biden’s 3-day visit is his...

    Kyrgyzstan invites Russian tourists but cannot provide better service
    Dec06

    Kyrgyzstan invites Russian tourists but cannot provide better service

    BISHKEK (TCA) — Kyrgyzstan intends to become an alternative destination for Russian tourists instead of Turkey and Egypt. Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree to suspend flights from Russia to Egypt on November 8, after the crash of Russia’s Airbus A321 that flied from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg.After the escalation of...

    Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support (AFP)
    Dec06

    Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – US Vice President Joe Biden arrives in Kiev late Sunday to reassure its pro-Western leaders that Washington remains committed to Ukraine despite stepped-up efforts to work with Russia against Islamic State jihadists. …read more Source: The West...

    Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support
    Dec06

    Biden visits war-scarred Ukraine to reaffirm US support

    US Vice-President Joe Biden arrives in Kiev late today to reassure its pro-Western leaders that Washington remains committed to Ukraine despite stepped-up efforts to work with Russia against Isis. Biden’s three-day visit is his fourth to Kiev since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in March 2014 and then watched with approval...

    Syria and the cigar fug of war – cartoon
    Dec06

    Syria and the cigar fug of war – cartoon

    Chris Riddell on Britain joining Russia and the US in a deadly game … …read more Source: The...

    Russia Says U.S. Refused Guarantees For Ukraine’s Loan
    Dec06

    Russia Says U.S. Refused Guarantees For Ukraine’s Loan

    The Russian Finance Ministry says that without Washington’s guarantee for Ukraine’s debt, Moscow cannot restructure the $3 billion loan and will sue Kyiv if it doesn’t repay the debt by December 20, when it is due. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Regrets Latest Russian Ban on Western NGO
    Dec06

    US Regrets Latest Russian Ban on Western NGO

    The U.S. State Department says it regrets a Russian decision to ban an economic development foundation once supported by President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. President George W. Bush. A U.S. statement late Friday came hours after Russian prosecutors declared the U.S.-Russia Foundation and Rule of Law (USRF) an “undesirable”...

    On Volunteer Day, Ukrainians Honor Grassroots Efforts with a Social Media Campaign
    Dec05

    On Volunteer Day, Ukrainians Honor Grassroots Efforts with a Social Media Campaign

    Volunteers participating in “The Real Ones” photo exhibition. Photo from Справжні on Facebook December 5 is International Volunteer Day, and this year, Ukrainians came out in force on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere to say a heartfelt “thank you” to their country’s volunteer community for all the work they have done—and are still doing....

    Social media companies step up battle against militant propaganda
    Dec05

    Social media companies step up battle against militant propaganda

    SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly to avoid the perception that they are helping the authorities police the Web. On Friday, Facebook Inc said it took down a profile that the company believed belonged to...

    A Nobel Laureate’s Sobering Message about Belarus
    Dec05

    A Nobel Laureate’s Sobering Message about Belarus

    On Monday, the Nobel Committee will present its prize for literature to Svetlana Alexievich, a writer from Belarus, which is frequently called “Europe’s last dictatorship.” Unlike most authors who have received this prize, Alexievich doesn’t write fiction or poetry. Her books are based on interviews with ordinary people who speak for...