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    EU-Ukraine trade pact talks with Russia end without result
    Dec21

    EU-Ukraine trade pact talks with Russia end without result

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks aimed at addressing Russia’s concerns about a free trade agreement between the European Union and Ukraine have ended without result and as a result, it will go into force as planned on Jan. 1. …read more Source: U.S....

    EU-Ukraine Trade Pact Talks With Russia End Without Result
    Dec21

    EU-Ukraine Trade Pact Talks With Russia End Without Result

    Talks aimed at allaying Russian concerns over EU-Ukraine trade pact end without result …read more Source: ABC...

    EU-Ukraine trade pact  talks with Russia end without result
    Dec21

    EU-Ukraine trade pact talks with Russia end without result

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Talks aimed at addressing Russia’s concerns about a free trade agreement between the European Union and Ukraine have ended without result and as a result, it will go into force as planned on Jan. 1. …read more Source: CNS...

    The Myth of Russia’s Containment
    Dec21

    The Myth of Russia’s Containment

    “There can be no alliance between Russia and the West, either for the sake of interests or for the sake of principles. There is not a single interest, not a single trend in the West which does not conspire against Russia, especially her future, and does not try to harm her. Therefore Russia’s only natural policy towards the West must be to...

    Ukraine media says govt has banned Limp Bizkit leader Durst
    Dec21

    Ukraine media says govt has banned Limp Bizkit leader Durst

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian news media are reporting that the country’s national security service has banned the leader of the group Limp Bizkit from entering the country for five years. Fred Durst, the founder of the group and its lead singer, was quoted in news reports in October as saying he was interested in buying a house in Crimea, the...

    Ukraine Reformers Under Pressure after Biden Visit
    Dec21

    Ukraine Reformers Under Pressure after Biden Visit

    Some of Ukraine’s leading reformers find themselves under attack in the week since U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged Ukraine’s elected leaders to move faster to enact anti-corruption legislation. Addressing the Ukrainian Rada last week, Biden said the country’s leadership faces a “test of courage,” and must honor the sacrifice...

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months
    Dec21

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has renewed its economic sanctions against Russia for six months, after concluding that Moscow has failed to fully respect a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions target Russia’s financial, energy and defense sectors as well as some dual-use goods. The EU Council said in a statement Monday that...

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months
    Dec21

    EU extends Russia sanctions for another 6 months

    The European Union has renewed its economic sanctions against Russia for six months, after concluding that Moscow has failed to fully respect a peace agreement in eastern Ukraine. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Bad Government Decisions that Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time
    Dec21

    Bad Government Decisions that Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

    In the U.S. Constitution, the nation’s founders originally conceived of a very limited federal government that protected, rather than usurped, the liberty of its people (not just its citizens), and also defended those same people, their territory, and way of life from foreign threats. The massive federal government today regularly infringes...

    The Absence of Global Leadership Will Shape a Tumultuous 2016
    Dec21

    The Absence of Global Leadership Will Shape a Tumultuous 2016

    During the annual Asia-Pacific leaders’ summit in Manila in November, President Obama sought out two people for a pressing conversation. Not Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose forces were busy changing facts on the ground in Syria, nor Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose global economic strategy is paying off for China. Instead, he...