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    German leader Angela Merkel named Time magazine’s Person of the Year
    Dec09

    German leader Angela Merkel named Time magazine’s Person of the Year

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year, praised Wednesday by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis. Time also cited Merkel’s strong response to “Vladimir Putin’s creeping theft of Ukraine” and on its cover called…...

    UN: As Ukraine Fighting Dwindles, Rights Abuses Rise
    Dec09

    UN: As Ukraine Fighting Dwindles, Rights Abuses Rise

    While the United Nations has found a marked decrease in fighting between Ukraine’s forces and Russian-backed rebels in the country’s east, it also reports an increase in abuses of civilians in the insurgent-controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk. Monitors for the U.N.’s Human Rights Office in Ukraine reported Wednesday that the...

    FEATURE: Kiev cracks down on mobile coffee stalls
    Dec09

    FEATURE: Kiev cracks down on mobile coffee stalls

    …read more Source: Taipei...

    Putin orders government to sue Ukraine if defaults on US$3 billion debt
    Dec09

    Putin orders government to sue Ukraine if defaults on US$3 billion debt

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered his government to sue Ukraine if the ex-Soviet republic defaults on its $3 billion (about 2.7 billion euros) debt to Russia. …read more Source: Channel...

    IMF Changes Rule On Debt For Ukraine, As Russia Complains
    Dec09

    IMF Changes Rule On Debt For Ukraine, As Russia Complains

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has changed a rule that would have blocked its financial aid program to Ukraine in the event the country defaulted on its debt owed to Russia. IMF spokesman Gerr …read more Source: Big News...

    Syrian refugees participate in Berlin public menorah lighting
    Dec09

    Syrian refugees participate in Berlin public menorah lighting

    BERLIN (JTA) — A group of Syrian refugee children — along with other Muslim groups in Berlin — joined with Jewish groups for a public Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony in the German city. On Sunday, the Syrian children joined with local Jewish kids to light the giant Chabad menorah at the Brandenburg Gate. Aiman Mazyek, head of the Central...

    Ukrainian militia accused of holding Dutch paintings for $55M ransom
    Dec09

    Ukrainian militia accused of holding Dutch paintings for $55M ransom

    Ed AdamczykHOORN , Netherlands, Dec. 9 (UPI) — Artwork stolen from a Netherlands museum is being ransomed for nearly $55 million by Ukrainian ultra-nationalists, the museum said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Italy seeks further EU discussion on extending sanctions against Russia
    Dec09

    Italy seeks further EU discussion on extending sanctions against Russia

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Italy unexpectedly demanded that a mooted extension of the European Union’s economic sanctions on Russia go for further discussion within the bloc rather than be rubber-stamped by EU envoys who met on Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Time Magazine Names Merkel “Person of the Year 2015”
    Dec09

    Time Magazine Names Merkel “Person of the Year 2015”

    Time magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 “Person of the Year”, noting her leadership during the Syrian refugee crisis, the Greek bail-out deal, currency turmoil in the European Union, and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The magazine said Merkel “stepped in” every time Europe faced a serious crisis. It...

    Putin orders to sue Ukraine over unpaid debt
    Dec09

    Putin orders to sue Ukraine over unpaid debt

    Russian president orders the government to sue Ukraine if it defaults on $3 billion debt which must be repaid this month …read more Source: World...