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    WATCH: Brawl erupts in Ukrainian parliament as deputy tries to drag PM away
    Dec11

    WATCH: Brawl erupts in Ukrainian parliament as deputy tries to drag PM away

    Scuffles involving several dozen lawmakers have erupted at Ukraine’s parliament after one deputy tried to drag the prime minister away from the rostrum. …read more Source: Global...

    Putin’s Spell Over John Kerry
    Dec11

    Putin’s Spell Over John Kerry

    Ahead of Secretary of State John Kerry’s planned visit to Moscow next week to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Ukraine and Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov poured cold water on hopes of finding common ground with the United States.“As long as Obama’s deputy Joe Biden goes around Europe recommending continued...

    Army Commander: Russia Could Cut Off U.S., NATO Allies from the Baltics
    Dec11

    Army Commander: Russia Could Cut Off U.S., NATO Allies from the Baltics

    Russia could split NATO’s defenses by launching an offensive from the enclave of Kaliningrad near Poland, the commander of U.S. Army Europe warned this week. The Soviet Union annexed Kaliningrad—a territory sandwiched between Poland to the south and Lithuania to the east—after World War II. It has continued to be of great strategic...

    Gloves Come Off (Again) in Ukraine’s Parliament
    Dec11

    Gloves Come Off (Again) in Ukraine’s Parliament

    This brawl was particularly fierce, erupting after the prime minister was physically lifted by a member of an opposing party. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine politicians brawl in parliament
    Dec11

    Ukraine politicians brawl in parliament

    Ukrainian politicians brawled on the floor of parliament on Friday for the second time in two years. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Brawl breaks out after Ukraine PM manhandled in parliament
    Dec11

    Brawl breaks out after Ukraine PM manhandled in parliament

    Fighting broke out among members of Ukraine’s ruling coalition in parliament on Friday after a member of President Petro Poroshenko’s bloc physically picked up Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk and pulled him from the podium. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Kerry to meet with Putin on Syria, Ukraine next week
    Dec11

    Kerry to meet with Putin on Syria, Ukraine next week

    LE BOURGET, France (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Moscow next week for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on two of the most vexing crises in U.S.-Russian relations: Syria’s civil war and Ukraine’s ongoing instability. …read more Source: CNS...

    Lawmaker picks up Ukrainian prime minister, fight ensues
    Dec11

    Lawmaker picks up Ukrainian prime minister, fight ensues

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    Renzi Holds EU Russia Sanctions Hostage
    Dec11

    Renzi Holds EU Russia Sanctions Hostage

    Italy is holding up the works on the EU renewal of Russian sanctions. Politico Europe reports: Sanctions were set to be extended on Wednesday, but that did not happen after the Italian government instructed its ambassador to raise objections during a closed-door meeting of EU countries’ delegates, which was supposed to approve the extension...

    Using Puppets To Warn About Mines
    Dec11

    Using Puppets To Warn About Mines

    Some 168 children have been injured, and 65 killed, by mines and unexploded ordnance since the conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine in March 2014, according to UNICEF figures. Now, Swiss volunteers are taking a puppet show on a tour of schools and kindergartens to teach children the dangers. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more...