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    Ukraine: Leaders Focus on Elections, Cease-Fire in East
    Dec30

    Ukraine: Leaders Focus on Elections, Cease-Fire in East

    Leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France discuss cease-fire, elections in eastern Ukraine …read more Source: ABC...

    In Ukraine’s rebel east, true peace seems distant as New Year nears
    Dec30

    In Ukraine’s rebel east, true peace seems distant as New Year nears

    The holiday market in the central square of Donetsk, the principal city of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, has all the trappings of a celebratory time — shiny ornaments, colorful toys and a cartoon-faced kiddie train on a meandering track. …read more Source: FOX...

    For Ukraine’s rebel east, 2016 promises more tension
    Dec30

    For Ukraine’s rebel east, 2016 promises more tension

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The holiday market in the central square of Donetsk, the principal city of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, has all the trappings of a celebratory time — shiny ornaments, colorful toys and a cartoon-faced kiddie train on a meandering track. The Ukrainian government has halted payment of pensions and social stipends to the...

    Ukraine: Leaders focus on elections, cease-fire in east
    Dec30

    Ukraine: Leaders focus on elections, cease-fire in east

    PARIS (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France are discussing elections in eastern Ukraine and want a lasting cease-fire that… …read more Source:...

    Putin’s son-in-law is about to get a $1.75 billion boost from the Russian government
    Dec30

    Putin’s son-in-law is about to get a $1.75 billion boost from the Russian government

    ReutersMOSCOW (Reuters) – The son-in-law of Vladimir Putin stands to benefit from $1.75 billion in cheap finance from the Russian state, a Reuters examination of public documents shows. The money will help fund a petrochemical project at a company in which Kirill Shamalov, husband of Katerina Tikhonova, the Russian president’s younger...

    Ukraine: Leaders focus on elections, cease-fire in east
    Dec30

    Ukraine: Leaders focus on elections, cease-fire in east

    The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France are discussing elections in eastern Ukraine and want a lasting cease-fire that could bring the Ukraine conflict to an end in 2016. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    For Ukraine’s rebel east, 2016 promises more tension
    Dec30

    For Ukraine’s rebel east, 2016 promises more tension

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The holiday market in the central square of Donetsk, the principal city of rebel-held eastern Ukraine, has all the… …read more Source:...

    Tim Grierson’s Top Ten Films of 2015
    Dec30

    Tim Grierson’s Top Ten Films of 2015

    In a year marked by much-acclaimed films from major directors like Todd Haynes (Carol), George Miller (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Hou Hsiao-Hsien (The Assassin), I found myself feeling a bit out-of-step with the critical consensus. Instead, four first-time feature filmmakers found their way onto my list of the year’s top 10 movies—along with...

    Christian-funded group begins bringing French Jews to Israel
    Dec30

    Christian-funded group begins bringing French Jews to Israel

    (JTA) — An Israeli organization with major funding from Christian donors brought 17 French Jews to Israel in what its founder said was the “end of a monopoly” for the Jewish Agency for Israel. The newcomers brought to Israel by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, or IFCJ, arrived in Israel on Dec. 27. They constituted the first...

    What Could Happen If China Relaxes Its Grip on This Mountain Pass
    Dec30

    What Could Happen If China Relaxes Its Grip on This Mountain Pass

    NAMCHE BAZAR, Nepal—A network of cameras now monitors China’s side of the Nangpa La pass, say Tibetan traders who used to cross it regularly. A series of guard towers manned by border patrol troops lines the way. The Nangpa La bridges the Himalayas between Nepal and Tibet. Chinese soldiers on this mountain pass shoot at anyone trying to...