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    Russia Says U.S. Refused Guarantees For Ukraine’s Loan
    Dec06

    Russia Says U.S. Refused Guarantees For Ukraine’s Loan

    The Russian Finance Ministry says that without Washington’s guarantee for Ukraine’s debt, Moscow cannot restructure the $3 billion loan and will sue Kyiv if it doesn’t repay the debt by December 20, when it is due. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Regrets Latest Russian Ban on Western NGO
    Dec06

    US Regrets Latest Russian Ban on Western NGO

    The U.S. State Department says it regrets a Russian decision to ban an economic development foundation once supported by President Vladimir Putin and former U.S. President George W. Bush. A U.S. statement late Friday came hours after Russian prosecutors declared the U.S.-Russia Foundation and Rule of Law (USRF) an “undesirable”...

    A Nobel Laureate’s Sobering Message about Belarus
    Dec05

    A Nobel Laureate’s Sobering Message about Belarus

    On Monday, the Nobel Committee will present its prize for literature to Svetlana Alexievich, a writer from Belarus, which is frequently called “Europe’s last dictatorship.” Unlike most authors who have received this prize, Alexievich doesn’t write fiction or poetry. Her books are based on interviews with ordinary people who speak for...

    US VP Biden Heads to Ukraine to Stress Continued Support
    Dec05

    US VP Biden Heads to Ukraine to Stress Continued Support

    Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Ukraine early next week to reassure government leaders and reformers of the United States’ continued support “in face of continued Russian military intervention” in the country’s restive east, administration officials said. Biden, making his fifth visit to Ukraine as vice president, plans...

    Savchenko Trial Expected To Finish By End Of Year
    Dec05

    Savchenko Trial Expected To Finish By End Of Year

    A spokesman for Russia’s top investigative agency says the trial of the Ukrainian military officer charged with the murder of two Russian journalists is expected to finish before the end of the year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pentagon Spokesman Defends Quality of Equipment Sent to Ukraine
    Dec05

    Pentagon Spokesman Defends Quality of Equipment Sent to Ukraine

    As some 300 U.S. soldiers train Ukrainian soldiers at a compound in western Ukraine, the Pentagon is countering reports of old and dilapidated U.S. equipment being given to Ukrainian fighters in the country’s east. The Pentagon, which has committed more than $265 million in security assistance to Ukraine since the fighting began, says U.S....

    Tragedy played big role in evolution of UM coach Mark Richt
    Dec05

    Tragedy played big role in evolution of UM coach Mark Richt

    Tragedy led Richt to Christianity in 1986Two of the coach’s four children are adopted from UkraineTestaverde: “There’s no better role model for my son.” … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road
    Dec04

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road

    A massive traffic jam formed Friday on Moscow’s Ring Road after police blocked a column of truckers driving at low speed to protest a doubling of road tolls, as well as high fines for not paying. Normally loyal to authorities, drivers now worry about making a living. Some blame the increased rates on corrupt elites connected to the Kremlin....

    To See Syria’s Future, Look at Chechnya
    Dec04

    To See Syria’s Future, Look at Chechnya

    Having established Russia’s ability to project its military might in the Middle East and created the illusion that his country is a global power, President Vladimir Putin is now pivoting toward diplomacy in Syria.It began with Bashar al-Assad’s surprise visit to Moscow in mid-October. Later the same month, Russia’s Foreign...

    Cold in blacked-out Crimea kills rare Bengal tiger cub
    Dec04

    Cold in blacked-out Crimea kills rare Bengal tiger cub

    A rare white Bengal tiger cub has died of the cold in Crimea amid a two-week power blackout, the zoo’s director said Friday. …read more Source: The Toronto...