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    Russia Calls New Crimea Sanctions ‘Collective Punishment’
    Dec20

    Russia Calls New Crimea Sanctions ‘Collective Punishment’

    Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region were a “collective punishment” on residents who voted last March to join Russia, adding it was preparing to retaliate. Both the European Union and United States adopted tighter restrictions on investments in...

    Exits: Who stepped out of the spotlight this year?
    Dec20

    Exits: Who stepped out of the spotlight this year?

    Dylan Martinez/Reuters SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: It was the lost cause of Scottish dreamers, last gathered in a state of their own in 1707, and the subject of a campaign focused on social media. Support for national independence was surging in the polls in early September. Unfortunately for the Scottish nationalists, the referendum wasn’t held...

    Russia Says It Won’t ‘Cave In’ To New Western Sanctions
    Dec20

    Russia Says It Won’t ‘Cave In’ To New Western Sanctions

    The reaction comes after President Obama signed an executive order on Friday slapping economic sanctions on Crimea, a day after the EU approved similar measures.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Russia Dismisses New U.S. Sanctions As Useless
    Dec20

    Russia Dismisses New U.S. Sanctions As Useless

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Saturday dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and said it was poised to wait as long as it takes for the U.S. to recognize its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. Following several rounds of sanctions earlier this year, President Barack Obama on Friday approved new restrictions on Crimea which Russia annexed in...

    Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms
    Dec20

    Obama takes foreign policy risk, but on his own terms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides. [...] diplomatic breakthroughs have buoyed Obama and may help counter charges that his responses to other...

    Russia Pledges To Remain In Crimea Despite New US Sanctions
    Dec20

    Russia Pledges To Remain In Crimea Despite New US Sanctions

    Russia indicated it is prepared to wait “half a century” or longer for the U.S. to reverse course on sanctions, the Associated Press reported. The country’s latest defiant statement came as the U.S. imposed a new round of sanctions over the Russian annexation of Crimea in March. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace
    Dec20

    Russia brands new sanctions roadblock to Ukraine peace

    Kiev (AFP) – Russia accused the West on Saturday of fuelling unrest in Ukraine by adopting anti-Kremlin sanctions that further erode the prospects of peace talks to end the separatist war.A Ukranian conference mediated by European and Russian envoys in the Belarussian capital Minsk had initially been set for last week and meant to coincide...

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions as Useless
    Dec20

    Russia Dismisses New US Sanctions as Useless

    MOSCOW— Russia has dismissed new U.S. sanctions as useless and underscored its historic right to the Crimean peninsula. Following several rounds of sanctions earlier this year. President Barack Obama on Friday approved new restrictions on Crimea which Russia annexed in March after a hastily called referendum. The Russian foreign ministry said...

    Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions, declares ‘historic’ right to Crimea
    Dec20

    Russia dismisses new U.S. sanctions, declares ‘historic’ right to Crimea

    Obama has prohibited U.S. companies and individuals from exporting or importing any goods to the annexed region …read more Source: The Globe and...

    How the World Changed in 2014
    Dec20

    How the World Changed in 2014

    This year shattered records from the number of billionaires to the number of refugees. It also happened to be the warmest year recorded and featured the highest-ever levels of wheat production and sales of industrial robots. The statistics below show how the world changed this year, in ways both big and small. 100-2oo percent: Increase in the...