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    Video: Ukraine minister throws glass of water at governor in spat
    Dec17

    Video: Ukraine minister throws glass of water at governor in spat

    Ukraine’s interior minister, Arsen Avakov throws a glass of water at Odessa regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili during a meeting, after the former Georgian president accuses Avakov of corruption …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Putin Talks Syria, Turkey, Ukraine And More In Annual Press Conference
    Dec17

    Putin Talks Syria, Turkey, Ukraine And More In Annual Press Conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin opens up about Syria, Turkey, Ukraine and other issues on Moscow’s agenda in his annual press conference. The event—lasting over three hours in 2014—in which he holds court in front of hundreds of journalists in a live, televised broadcast, counts as one of the president’s annual public statements,....

    End-Times Filmmaker Points to Potential ‘Bible Prophecy’ Moment During GOP Debate Involving Iran and Russia That Could Have Really ‘Stirred Things Up’
    Dec17

    End-Times Filmmaker Points to Potential ‘Bible Prophecy’ Moment During GOP Debate Involving Iran and Russia That Could Have Really ‘Stirred Things Up’

    A Christian filmmaker took to Facebook after the Republican debate this week to highlight some key moments that he thought were incredibly profound — comments from the candidates about the current ”alliance of Iran and Russia” in the Middle East. Paul Lalonde, producer and writer of end-times film “Left Behind,” wrote on the movie’s...

    Ukraine Says It Can’t Pay off Debt to Russia
    Dec17

    Ukraine Says It Can’t Pay off Debt to Russia

    Ukraine says it can’t pay off $3 billion debt to Russia as deadline looms …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine says it can’t pay off $3 billion debt to Russia as deadline looms
    Dec17

    Ukraine says it can’t pay off $3 billion debt to Russia as deadline looms

    The Ukrainian government says it cannot pay off its $3 billion debt to Russia without violating its debt-restructuring deal with other international creditors. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine says it can’t pay off debt to Russia
    Dec17

    Ukraine says it can’t pay off debt to Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian government says it cannot pay off its $3 billion debt to Russia without violating its debt-restructuring deal… …read more Source:...

    Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine Bans Communist Party After Ruling By Kiev Court
    Dec17

    Amid Russia Tensions, Ukraine Bans Communist Party After Ruling By Kiev Court

    In its latest attempt to separate itself from Russia and its political ideologies, Ukraine has taken steps to outright ban the Communist party there, according to multiple reports. The court in the Ukrainian capital city of Kiev brought down the ruling Wednesday based on an appeal from Ukraine’s Justice Ministry, which had charged the party...

    Putin Says Russia Wants to Improve Relations With the U.S.
    Dec17

    Putin Says Russia Wants to Improve Relations With the U.S.

    MOSCOW — Russia is ready to improve ties with the United States and work with whomever is elected its next president, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. He said his talks with U.S. Secretary John Kerry earlier this week showed that Washington is ready to “move toward settling the issues that can only be settled through joint efforts.”...

    Putin Tries To Reassure Russians Amid Economic Concerns, Ridicules Turkey
    Dec17

    Putin Tries To Reassure Russians Amid Economic Concerns, Ridicules Turkey

    President Vladimir Putin used his annual press conference to try to reassure Russians as slumping oil prices threaten the government’s efforts to pull the economy out of recession. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Situation Report: SEALs in Afghanistan accused of abuse; DefSec Carter in email flap; Baghdad rejects U.S. help; Putin admits troops in Ukraine; defense contractor drama; Germany flying over Syria; and lots more
    Dec17

    Situation Report: SEALs in Afghanistan accused of abuse; DefSec Carter in email flap; Baghdad rejects U.S. help; Putin admits troops in Ukraine; defense contractor drama; Germany flying over Syria; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Big news: Despite graphic and detailed testimony from several U.S. soldiers and Navy personnel that U.S. Navy SEALs viciously abused Afghan detainees and randomly shot at locals while deployed to a small outpost in Afghanistan in 2012, the commandos have been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to a potentially...