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    Germany: Divided again
    Dec04

    Germany: Divided again

    Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images Germany has often acted as an important, if sometimes shaky, bridge between Russia and Western Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in Communist East Germany and speaks Russian, holds no sentimental attachment to Russia and has taken a strong pro-Ukraine position regarding the country’s...

    Leading Ukraine rebel military commander admits rockets launched from residential areas
    Dec04

    Leading Ukraine rebel military commander admits rockets launched from residential areas

    A leading military separatist commander in eastern Ukraine has admitted that rebels have mounted rocket attacks against government troops from within residential areas, but says efforts are being undertaken to halt the practice. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine rebel says residential areas used as cover
    Dec04

    Ukraine rebel says residential areas used as cover

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A leading military separatist commander in eastern Ukraine has admitted that rebels have mounted rocket attacks against government troops from within residential areas, but says efforts are being undertaken to halt the practice. A large number of homes in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk have been hit by rockets...

    UEFA bans Crimea clubs from Russian competitions
    Dec04

    UEFA bans Crimea clubs from Russian competitions

    Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Crimean football clubs were Thursday banned by UEFA from taking part in Russian championships starting from January 1, the governing body’s secretary general Gianni Infantino announced.”The Russian football federation cannot organise matches in Crimea without the agreement of UEFA and Ukraine,”...

    Dec04

    BASEL, Switzerland – Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Moscow had only itself to blame for the misery caused by sanctions imposed for its intervention in Ukraine. Speaking at a meeting of senior diplomats for countries in the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe, Kerry said Russia was isolating itself. Read full...

    Ukraine will halt fire in east from December 9, president says
    Dec04

    Ukraine will halt fire in east from December 9, president says

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s army will halt fire across the separatist east on December 9 under the terms of a Russian-brokered peace deal signed in September, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. A source in Poroshenko’s office told AFP that the president’s statement, published on his official website, meant that...

    Kerry Cites Russia’s Actions in Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry Cites Russia’s Actions in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that Russia’s actions in Ukraine had resulted in “hundreds of Russian soldiers who fight and die in a country where they had and have no right to be.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin defends aggressive foreign policy as necessary for Russia’s survival: ‘We will be sovereign, or dissolve’
    Dec04

    Putin defends aggressive foreign policy as necessary for Russia’s survival: ‘We will be sovereign, or dissolve’

    President Putin defended the annexation of Crimea, describing it as Russia’s spiritual ground, ‘our Temple Mount,’ as he defended the Kremlin’s foreign policy …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Former Soviets Charged With Insurance Fraud In New York
    Dec04

    Former Soviets Charged With Insurance Fraud In New York

    Ten New York residents, including five former Soviet citizens, have been charged in a $70 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare at health clinics in New York. Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced on December 3 that the suspects were arrested earlier that day. Five of the suspects: Victor...

    Russia’s Putin defends aggression in Ukraine as protection of its sovereignty
    Dec04

    Russia’s Putin defends aggression in Ukraine as protection of its sovereignty

    In his state of the union address, Vladimir Putin portrays the country’s harsh economic environment as a necessary obstacle for patriotic Russians to overcome. …read more Source: Toronto...