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    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:...

    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.”...

    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...

    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...

    6 crew missing after Danish cargo ship sinks near Indonesia
    Dec17

    6 crew missing after Danish cargo ship sinks near Indonesia

    BATAM, Indonesia (AP) — Officials say six Filipino crewmen are missing after their cargo ship collided with a chemical tanker and sank near Indonesia. Six other crew members were rescued. Batam port official Gajah Rooseno said Thursday the Danish cargo ship Thorco Cloud collided with the chemical tanker Stolt Commitment about 8 miles (13...

    The Ironic Intensity of ‘Carol of the Bells’
    Dec17

    The Ironic Intensity of ‘Carol of the Bells’

    Trans-Siberian OrchestraWelcome to Even without words, “Carol of the Bells” is laden with irony. The epic, Wagnerian Trans-Siberian Orchestra adaptation that’s packed arenas for the last decade takes as its subject a cellist playing Christmas carols in the town square of a devastated Sarajevo. “It was just such a powerful image,” said the...

    Jimmy Kimmel and Donald Trump read over-the-top children’s book, ‘Winners Aren’t Losers’
    Dec17

    Jimmy Kimmel and Donald Trump read over-the-top children’s book, ‘Winners Aren’t Losers’

    “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”/screenshotBillionaire businessman Donald Trump appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Wednesday night and saw his unusual health report mocked by comedian Jimmy Kimmel. On Monday, the Republican presidential candidate released a health summary by his doctor written in Trump-style superlatives. Kimmel simply...

    Putin Wants Better Relations With Next US President
    Dec17

    Putin Wants Better Relations With Next US President

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said he wants to develop better ties with the United States no matter who wins next year’s U.S. presidential election. In his annual news conference with international reporters, Putin said he is ready to work with any president the American people elect. He said his talks with U.S. Secretary of State John...

    Russia’s Putin on U.S. relations, Ukraine conflict, World Cup
    Dec17

    Russia’s Putin on U.S. relations, Ukraine conflict, World Cup

    Putin says Russia is ready to improve ties with U.S.Says Russia wants conflict in eastern Ukraine to be settled as quickly as possibleSays Russia won World Cup honestly; says economy is showing signs of stabilization … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Russia’s Putin on U.S. relations, Ukraine conflict, World Cup
    Dec17

    Russia’s Putin on U.S. relations, Ukraine conflict, World Cup

    Putin says Russia is ready to improve ties with U.S.Says Russia wants conflict in eastern Ukraine to be settled as quickly as possibleSays Russia won World Cup honestly; says economy is showing signs of stabilization … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...