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    Putin Drops South Stream Pipeline to EU, Courts Turkey Instead
    Dec02

    Putin Drops South Stream Pipeline to EU, Courts Turkey Instead

    Russia on Monday scrapped the South Stream pipeline project to supply gas to southern Europe without crossing Ukraine, citing EU objections, and instead named Turkey as its preferred partner for an alternative pipeline, with a promise of hefty discounts. The EU, at loggerheads with Moscow over Ukraine, and keen to reduce its energy dependence on...

    Moldovan pro-EU parties begin coalition discussions
    Dec02

    Moldovan pro-EU parties begin coalition discussions

    Like Ukraine, former Soviet republic has a separatist region favouring closer ties with Moscow, while pro-Russian party took largest vote share …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe
    Dec02

    Putin says Russia scrapping South Stream gas pipeline, blames Europe

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced during a visit to Turkey on Monday that the Kremlin is scrapping its $10-billion South Stream pipeline project that would have bypassed Ukraine to bring natural gas to Southern Europe. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Poland’s Tusk Takes EU Helm, Promising Leadership
    Dec01

    Poland’s Tusk Takes EU Helm, Promising Leadership

    Former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk took over as president of the European Council of EU leaders on Monday, promising strong leadership in foreign policy and “ruthless determination” to end Europe’s economic crisis. The center-right Tusk, 57, who led Poland for seven years of economic growth and rising EU influence,...

    Russia blocks Vimeo for not removing ISIS propaganda film
    Dec01

    Russia blocks Vimeo for not removing ISIS propaganda film

    KIEV, Ukraine — Russia temporarily blocked access to the video-sharing website Vimeo on Monday after it failed to remove a propaganda video from the Islamic State that violated the country’s “extremism” laws. Roskomnadzor, Russia’s state broadcasting regulator, ordered Internet service providers in Russia to ban access to Vimeo after...

    World Food Program, short on money, to suspend aid to Syrians
    Dec01

    World Food Program, short on money, to suspend aid to Syrians

    The cut in aid will affect refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey who receive vouchers from the program to exchange for food in local shops, a mechanism that also provides an economic lifeline for communities struggling with the huge influx of Syrian refugees in the past four years. “A suspension of WFP food assistance will endanger...

    Russia Is Returning to Soviet Military Strategy
    Dec01

    Russia Is Returning to Soviet Military Strategy

    French President Francois Hollande has essentially vetoed the transfer of the first Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia. The Elysee Palace announced that Moscow’s actions in Ukraine do not create the necessary conditions for the transfer of the warship. In response, Russian officials threatened to appeal to international arbitration and...

    Tory MP James Bezan personally delivers Ukraine aid
    Dec01

    Tory MP James Bezan personally delivers Ukraine aid

    OTTAWA – Canada’s junior defence minister has twice accompanied the delivery of non-lethal military aid to Ukraine in photo-friendly events which initially caught the air force off guard. A series of documents released under the Access to Information Act show Conservative MP James Bezan and a staffer were last minute additions to a C-130J...

    Wreckage from MH-17 downed over Ukraine being sent to Netherlands
    Dec01

    Wreckage from MH-17 downed over Ukraine being sent to Netherlands

    Local disaster response workers in eastern Ukraine began loading the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 onto trucks Monday for transport to the Netherlands and further examination in hopes of identifying the cause of the disaster, the Dutch Safety Board announced in a statement. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Afghan Leaders Formalize New Relationship at NATO
    Dec01

    Afghan Leaders Formalize New Relationship at NATO

    Afghanistan’s president and chief executive are at NATO headquarters in Brussels to formalize their country’s new relationship with the alliance, which will end its more than 10-year combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of this month. The two Afghan leaders walked into NATO headquarters Monday at dusk, greeted by new Secretary...