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    Austrian Far-right Signs Deal With Putin’s Party, Touts Trump Ties
    Dec19

    Austrian Far-right Signs Deal With Putin’s Party, Touts Trump Ties

    Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPO) offered on Monday to act as a go-between for U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin after signing a cooperation agreement with Putin’s party. Party leader Heinz-Christian Strache and the FPO’s recently defeated presidential candidate Norbert Hofer attended...

    EU extends curbs  against Russia   for six months
    Dec19

    EU extends curbs against Russia for six months

    BRUSSELS: The European Union (EU) on Monday extended for another six months damaging economic sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Ukraine. EU leaders decided at a summit last week to roll over the sanctions first imposed in 2014 and the European Council, which groups the 28 member states, confirmed the decision on Monday. “The...

    Ukraine takes over its largest bank; president urges calm
    Dec19

    Ukraine takes over its largest bank; president urges calm

    Ukraine took over its largest bank yesterday in a move backed by Kiev’s international donors to protect the country’s financial system and accompanied by an appeal from President Petro Poroshenko for calm and assurances to depositors. In one of the biggest shake-ups of the war-torn country’s banking system since Ukraine plunged...

    Fugitive Ukrainian Lawmaker Hits Back, Accusing Poroshenko Of War Profiteering
    Dec19

    Fugitive Ukrainian Lawmaker Hits Back, Accusing Poroshenko Of War Profiteering

    A fugitive Ukrainian lawmaker, whose accusations of top-level corruption have sparked a political furor, has charged that President Petro Poroshenko’s allies are profiting from supplying troops fighting Russia-backed separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Foiled Coup Plot in US-Allied Montenegro Has Russia’s Fingerprints All Over It
    Dec19

    Foiled Coup Plot in US-Allied Montenegro Has Russia’s Fingerprints All Over It

    A recently foiled coup plot in the small but geographically important Balkan nation of Montenegro underscores the lengths to which Russia will go to undermine democracy and exert its influence in the region. Unfortunately, it’s doubtful many Americans have heard about it. Montenegro held parliamentary elections on Oct. 16. The party of...

    NATO, Russia Talk But Remain Divided on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia Talk But Remain Divided on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia held more than three hours of talks on Monday, discussing ways to reduce military accidents but also underscoring their deep disagreement on the conflict in Ukraine. Western diplomats said the fact that the NATO-Russia Council, where the Russian ambassador to the North Atlantic alliance sits with members states’ envoys, had...

    IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial
    Dec19

    IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial

    PARIS, Dec 19 (Reuters) – French judges convicted IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday of negligence for a state payout made while she served as France’s finance minister in 2008, but imposed no punishment, citing her preoccupation at the time with the global financial crisis.It was unclear whether the verdict would force Lagarde...

    NATO and Russia talked for 3 hours, but they’re still as divided as ever on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO and Russia talked for 3 hours, but they’re still as divided as ever on Ukraine

    Thomson ReutersNATO and Russia held more than three hours of talks on Monday, discussing ways to reduce military accidents but also underscoring their deep disagreement on the conflict in Ukraine. Western diplomats said the fact that the NATO-Russia Council, where the Russian ambassador to the North Atlantic alliance sits with members...

    NATO and Russia talk, but remain divided on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO and Russia talk, but remain divided on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO and Russia held more than three hours of talks on Monday, discussing ways to reduce military accidents but also underscoring their deep disagreement on the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    NATO and Russia talk, but remain divided on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO and Russia talk, but remain divided on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO and Russia held more than three hours of talks on Monday, discussing ways to reduce military accidents but also underscoring their deep disagreement on the conflict in Ukraine. …read more Source: Libya...