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    Ukraine’s President Rules Out Offensive to Regain Lost Territory
    Dec29

    Ukraine’s President Rules Out Offensive to Regain Lost Territory

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President said on Monday he would meet the leaders of Russia, France and Germany on Jan. 15 in an attempt to restore peace to Kiev’s eastern territories and acknowledged Kiev lacked the resources to regain control by military means. He said he had spoken with U.S. President Barack Obama about the...

    Ronald Crelinsten: Fighting terrorism in 2015
    Dec29

    Ronald Crelinsten: Fighting terrorism in 2015

    2014 has seen its share of dramatic and shocking events: the Russian annexation of Crimea, the festering insurgency in eastern Ukraine, including the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane, the Hamas-Israel war, the mass kidnappings of girls by Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the continuing horrors of the Syrian civil war. That last conflict took...

    SEE IT: Botched demolition leaves Crimea with leaning tower
    Dec29

    SEE IT: Botched demolition leaves Crimea with leaning tower

    The 16-story building was left tilting at a 70-degree angle after explosives failed to bring it down on Friday. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials
    Dec29

    Russia’s body count is rising in Ukraine, despite army officials’ denials

    Anton Tumanov gave up his life for his country, but his country won’t say where and it won’t say how. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Poland offers care to Polish nationals in east Ukraine
    Dec29

    Poland offers care to Polish nationals in east Ukraine

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is offering evacuation and other forms of care to people of Polish descent who are living amid the fighting in eastern Ukraine. Deputy Foreign Minister Konrad Pawlik led a mission to the Ukrainian cities of Donetsk, Kharkov and Zaporizhiya to ask these people what forms of aid they and their families need. On Monday,...

    Indonesia Says Missing AirAsia Plane Could Be At ‘Bottom of Sea’
    Dec29

    Indonesia Says Missing AirAsia Plane Could Be At ‘Bottom of Sea’

    A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the bottom of the sea after it was presumed to have crashed off the Indonesian coast, an official said on Monday, as countries around Asia sent ships and planes to help in the search. The Indonesia AirAsia plane, an Airbus A320-200, disappeared after its pilot failed to get permission to fly...

    Russia’s Economy Begins Shrinking
    Dec29

    Russia’s Economy Begins Shrinking

    Russia’s battered currency fell sharply on Monday after a government report showed the economy shrank in November, and predicted a four percent decline next year. At one point Monday, the Russian ruble was off six percent, trading around 56 to the dollar. It is the first time the economy has declined since 2009, and follows sharply falling...

    In Hong Kong, Anger Waits in the Wings
    Dec29

    In Hong Kong, Anger Waits in the Wings

    HONG KONG — A surprisingly festive atmosphere greeted onlookers on Dec. 10, the night before the clearance of Admiralty, the largest campsite for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters, as over 10,000 showed up to play music, distribute souvenirs, and eat hot pot to celebrate what they hoped was a beginning, not an end, to their movement....

    Poland offers evacuation and aid to Polish nationals living in war-torn eastern Ukraine
    Dec29

    Poland offers evacuation and aid to Polish nationals living in war-torn eastern Ukraine

    Poland is offering evacuation and other forms of care to people of Polish descent who are living amid the fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Missing AirAsia flight couldn’t get OK to change path
    Dec29

    Missing AirAsia flight couldn’t get OK to change path

    Relatives of the passengers of AirAsia flight QZ8501 comfort each other at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014. The AirAsia plane with 162 people on board lost contact with ground control on Sunday while flying over the Java Sea after taking off from a provincial city in Indonesia for Singapore,...