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    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
    Dec26

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Putin Signs New Russian Military Doctrine
    Dec26

    Putin Signs New Russian Military Doctrine

    MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance. Moscow’s previous military doctrine, signed by Putin in 2010, also identified NATO...

    Conflicting reports of eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange
    Dec26

    Conflicting reports of eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange

    A major exchange of war prisoners is getting underway in eastern Ukraine, with around 370 expected to be released. …read more Source: CTV...

    Kiev And Rebels To Hold Mass Prisoner Exchange, Says Ukraine Security Service
    Dec26

    Kiev And Rebels To Hold Mass Prisoner Exchange, Says Ukraine Security Service

    KIEV, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Kiev and pro-Russian separatists will exchange hundreds of prisoners soon, an aide to the head of Ukraine’s SBU state security service said on Friday, as the military reported a slight increase in rebel attacks. The agreement to swap 125 Ukrainian servicemen for 225 rebels held by Kiev followed peace talks...

    On second thought: Ukraine and Iraq crises led the news, but China’s moves were the most consequential
    Dec26

    On second thought: Ukraine and Iraq crises led the news, but China’s moves were the most consequential

    Getting to the right place at the right time is 90 per cent of my job as international affairs columnist for Postmedia. As U.S. power wanes, China rises, the Middle East fractures and Russia seeks to play the role of international spoiler, guessing about where to go and when gets harder to do every year. …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Conflicting reports of Ukraine prisoner exchange
    Dec26

    Conflicting reports of Ukraine prisoner exchange

    A major exchange of war prisoners was embroiled in controversy Friday, with some reports saying it has been completed and others saying it had has been pushed back a day. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Russia’s New Military Doctrine Lists NATO, US as Major Threats
    Dec26

    Russia’s New Military Doctrine Lists NATO, US as Major Threats

    Russia has adopted a new version of its military doctrine, naming NATO and the United States as major threats to its national security. President Vladimir Putin approved the new doctrine Friday. Its core remains unchanged from the previous version. The new sections outline the threat Russia sees in NATO’s expansion and military buildup, and...

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway
    Dec26

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway

    Ukrainian government army soldiers patrol an area in the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014. Peace talks aimed at reaching a stable cease-fire in Uk… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    On second thought: Ukraine and Iraq crises led the news, but China’s moves were the most consequential
    Dec26

    On second thought: Ukraine and Iraq crises led the news, but China’s moves were the most consequential

    With perfect hindsight, Postmedia’s national columnists revisit moments and events they observed in 2014 that deserve a second look. Today, it’s foreign correspondent Matthew Fisher. Getting to the right place at the right time is 90 per cent of my job as international affairs columnist for Postmedia. As U.S. power wanes, China rises,...

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea, citing security concerns
    Dec26

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea, citing security concerns

    Ukraine has suspended train and bus services to the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula, citing security concerns. …read more Source: FOX...