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    A Manufactured “Success” in Paris
    Dec13

    A Manufactured “Success” in Paris

    Is that green smoke we see above Notre Dame? That can only mean one thing . . . we have a climate deal! Climate delegates in Paris approved an agreement this afternoon to much cheering, back-patting, and triumphant quote-giving. The New York Times reports: After a day of stops and starts, Mr. Fabius, the president of the climate conference,...

    Al-Baghdadi Zeroes In On Libya: The Next Evolution of Islamic State
    Dec12

    Al-Baghdadi Zeroes In On Libya: The Next Evolution of Islamic State

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has recently been reported to be in Sirte, Libya On November 12, during a televised interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, President Barack Obama famously announced that, “ISIL had been contained.” Less than 24 hours later Islamic State (IS) militants from three separate cells in Paris staged a...

    Separatist Cossack Commander Reported Killed In Ukraine’s Luhansk
    Dec12

    Separatist Cossack Commander Reported Killed In Ukraine’s Luhansk

    Pavel Dryomov, a prominent separatist commander in Ukraine’s Luhansk region has reportedly been killed after his car exploded as he was on his way home from his own wedding. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Darth Vader lives (in Ukraine)
    Dec12

    Darth Vader lives (in Ukraine)

    Star Wars fans know Darth Vader as the Dark Side-corrupted father of Luke Skywalker, bent on galactic domination, but his Ukrainian namesake is known for his more mundane pursuits, which include local politics, walking the family dog and embroidery. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Says Its Ready to Help Search for Stolen Dutch Art
    Dec12

    Ukraine Says Its Ready to Help Search for Stolen Dutch Art

    Ukraine’s police chief has promised to work with Netherlands to help find a trove of Dutch Golden Age art that was stolen from a provincial Dutch museum.Khatia Denakoidze told reporters Thursday her office is waiting for an official request from Dutch prosecutors, adding… …read more Source:...

    Matt Gurney: In Ukraine conflict, Vladimir Putin banking on a distracted West
    Dec12

    Matt Gurney: In Ukraine conflict, Vladimir Putin banking on a distracted West

    TORONTO – While the West remains preoccupied with climate change and ISIL, on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine, the fighting has never really stopped. It’s slowed. Both sides have pulled most of the heavy weapons back, and that means fewer civilian settlements being chewed over by artillery and mortar fire. But Russian forces — let’s...

    Russia delays UN meeting on Ukraine, refusing to discuss human rights
    Dec12

    Russia delays UN meeting on Ukraine, refusing to discuss human rights

    A U.N. Security Council meeting on Ukraine was delayed for nearly an hour and a half because Russia objected to discussing the human rights situation in Crimea. …read more Source: Global...

    US to Russia: Let Badly Needed Aid Reach Eastern Ukraine
    Dec12

    US to Russia: Let Badly Needed Aid Reach Eastern Ukraine

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations is urging Russia to honor the Minsk peace deal and allow badly needed humanitarian aid into Ukraine. “Few relief organizations are able to work in the separatist-controlled areas because … the separatists suspended and expelled U.N. and international humanitarian organizations in July,”...

    U.S., Russia Spar Over Ukraine Conflict At UN Meeting
    Dec12

    U.S., Russia Spar Over Ukraine Conflict At UN Meeting

    The United States and Russia crossed swords on December 11 over the conflict in Ukraine at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Lawmaker Manhandles PM, Sparking Parliament Brawl
    Dec12

    Ukraine Lawmaker Manhandles PM, Sparking Parliament Brawl

    Fighting erupted among members of Ukraine’s ruling coalition in parliament Friday after a member physically picked up Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk. …read more Source:...