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    Time names Merkel as its ‘Person of 2015’
    Dec09

    Time names Merkel as its ‘Person of 2015’

    NEW YORK: Time magazine Wednesday named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year 2015,” hailing her leadership for navigating debt and refugee crises that threatened to tear the European Union apart. “For asking more of her country than most politicians would dare, for standing firm against tyranny as well as...

    More than 9,000 killed since start of Ukraine conflict: UN
    Dec09

    More than 9,000 killed since start of Ukraine conflict: UN

    More than 9,000 people have been killed since the conflict in Ukraine began, the United Nations said Wednesday, warning that even though fighting had abated, millions were stuck in precarious situations. In its latest report on the situation in Ukraine, the UN human rights office said that between August 16 and November 15, 47 civilians were...

    Wars in Syria and Ukraine Make Belarus More Important
    Dec09

    Wars in Syria and Ukraine Make Belarus More Important

    After the Turkish downing of a Russian aircraft in Syria last month, Minsk refused to join Moscow in its accusations and recriminations against Ankara. It just lamented what happened between its “Russian ally” and “friendly Turkey.” Needless to say Minsk has also not supported any of the Russians sanctions imposed on Turkey. Belarusian state...

    UN report sees progress in Ukraine
    Dec09

    UN report sees progress in Ukraine

    Hostilities have reduced, but serious human rights concerns persist …read more Source: The Prague...

    Belarus enjoys boost from selling Russians forbidden fruit
    Dec09

    Belarus enjoys boost from selling Russians forbidden fruit

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — As he fights an economic downturn in Belarus, the man often called “Europe’s last dictator,” longtime President Alexander Lukashenko, is getting a surprising boost. Following a rash of Russian bans on foreign products and services, Belarus is specializing in selling Russians a way round their own government’s...

    Time names Merkel as its ‘person’ of 2015
    Dec09

    Time names Merkel as its ‘person’ of 2015

    NEW YORK – Time magazine Wednesday named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its “Person of the Year 2015,” hailing her leadership during Europe’s debt, refugee and migrant crises, as well as Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    Belarus enjoys boost from selling Russians forbidden fruit
    Dec09

    Belarus enjoys boost from selling Russians forbidden fruit

    Following a rash of Russian bans on foreign products and services, Belarus is specializing in selling Russians a way round their own government’s restrictions. Since the start of 2014, Russia has embraced sanctions as a foreign policy tool, banning food imports from the European Union and United States over the Ukraine crisis, and now also...

    German chancellor Angela Merkel named ‘Person of the Year’ by Time
    Dec09

    German chancellor Angela Merkel named ‘Person of the Year’ by Time

    By Megan Cassella Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 ‘Person of the Year’ on Wednesday, noting her resilience and leadership when faced with the Syrian refugee crisis and turmoil in the European Union over its currency this year. In a statement explaining the magazine’s choice, managing editor Nancy Gibbs...

    Russia: Ukraine won’t repay debt because “they are crooks”, vows court action
    Dec09

    Russia: Ukraine won’t repay debt because “they are crooks”, vows court action

    Russian officials blasted the International Monetary Fund Wednesday for changing its long-established lending rules to keep supporting Ukraine and called Kiev’s authorities “crooks” who are unlikely to repay a $3 billion debt to Moscow …read more Source: The Daily...

    Who wants Donald Trump in the White House? Evidently, Putin does
    Dec09

    Who wants Donald Trump in the White House? Evidently, Putin does

    Article in the Daily Telegraph’s Russia Beyond The Headlines supplement reveals that the Kremlin is eager to see Trump in the White HouseDonald Trump’s call for the United States to close its borders to all Muslims was called “reprehensible” by one New York Times op-ed writer and “outlandish” by another, the excellent Wajahat Ali (who...