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Section: World Press about Ukraine

    Russia’s dissident poets society
    Dec26

    Russia’s dissident poets society

    OZOLNIEKI, Latvia — Russian culture is often defined by nationalist rants on state television, the Orthodox Church’s cozy ties with politicians and soldiers marching on Red Square. There are also iconoclasts, atheists, dissidents and gay poets with wild hair and pink trousers — but many are fleeing to Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania to...

    Ukraine approves 2016 budget to unlock Western aid
    Dec26

    Ukraine approves 2016 budget to unlock Western aid

    KIEV: The Ukrainian parliament on Friday adopted a budget for next year with a deficit of 3.7 percent of GDP, crucial for unlocking much needed aid from the IMF and Western countries. The 2016 budget was passed after an acrimonious all-night debate and was finally approved by 263 lawmakers, about 40 more than the minimum required. The...

    China plans new silk road, but trade partners are wary
    Dec26

    China plans new silk road, but trade partners are wary

    As tensions in the Mideast and Ukraine rose in recent years, Turkey moved to jointly manufacture a sophisticated missile defence system. The $3.4 billion plan would have given Turkey’s military more firepower and laid the foundation to start exporting missiles. …read more Source: The Times of...

    The Pending Rapprochement between Turkey and Israel
    Dec26

    The Pending Rapprochement between Turkey and Israel

    By Dr. Ahmed Al-Burai If Deniz Zeyrek, a famous leftist journalist in Turkey, was to say, “The state of Israel and its people are undoubtedly sincere friends of Turkey and our condemnations until now are aimed at some extreme illegitimate actions of the Israeli government,” he would be condemned as a conspirator or a traitor to the Republic of...

    Russian Sub Participating in Anti-ISIL Ops in Syria Arrives in Sevastopol
    Dec26

    Russian Sub Participating in Anti-ISIL Ops in Syria Arrives in Sevastopol

    TEHRAN (FNA)- The Rostov-on-Don submarine has arrived at the Crimean Port of Sevastopol, the head of Black Sea Fleet’s information department said Friday. …read more Source: Fars News...

    Ukraine Averts Loss of Bailout Funds
    Dec25

    Ukraine Averts Loss of Bailout Funds

    Ukraine’s parliament passed a budget Christmas Eve, taking an important step toward ensuring that IMF bailout funds will continue to flow to Kyiv. The Financial Times: Ukraine’s parliament adopted crucial tax amendments, a 2016 budget and other related laws in tense – at times sleepy — voting that stretched from Thursday morning past...

    Ousted Russian Orthodox Church cleric assails Russian elites
    Dec25

    Ousted Russian Orthodox Church cleric assails Russian elites

    MOSCOW (AP) — A conservative priest who lost his high-level job at the Russian Orthodox Church assailed Russia’s “immoral elites” Friday and predicted a national catastrophe if the country fails to allow free public discussion. Speaking to RBC news portal, Chaplin said that his view that the Russian government and the Russian...

    Year in review 2015: Russian intervention adds to uncertainty in Syria
    Dec25

    Year in review 2015: Russian intervention adds to uncertainty in Syria

    Much about Syria in 2015 was sadly predictable. The continuing violence, the worsening refugee crisis and the steadily climbing toll of dead, wounded and disappeared. That there would be no end in sight to this most appalling of modern wars during its fifth year was no shock to anyone.Russia’s deployment of its air power and a limited corps...

    Turkey welcomes Meskhetian Turks from east Ukraine
    Dec25

    Turkey welcomes Meskhetian Turks from east Ukraine

    The 300 plus Turkish-speaking minority will live in eastern Erzincan province under Turkey’s asylum measures enacted in April …read more Source: Anadolu...

    Ukraine approves 2016 budget to unlock Western aid
    Dec25

    Ukraine approves 2016 budget to unlock Western aid

    The Ukrainian parliament on Friday (Dec 25) adopted a budget for next year with a deficit of 3.7 per cent of GDP, crucial for unlocking much needed aid from the IMF and Western countries. …read more Source: Channel...