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    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab
    Dec02

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this was no make-believe. It was a hostile takeover. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump
    Dec02

    Russia predicts recession in 2015 on sanctions, oil slump

    Moscow (AFP) – The Russian economy ministry on Tuesday slashed its economic forecast for 2015, announcing a contraction of 0.8 percent due to the pressure of Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis combined with falling oil prices.The ministry cut its previous outlook of 1.2 percent growth by two percentage points, referring to worsening...

    Ceasefire at Donetsk airport in east Ukraine agreed: rebel leader
    Dec02

    Ceasefire at Donetsk airport in east Ukraine agreed: rebel leader

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Ukraine and pro-Russian separatist leaders on Tuesday agreed a truce around the airport in the eastern rebel stronghold of Donetsk that has been the focus of fighting for months.”Today, we reached an agreement to halt fire at 6:00 pm Moscow time (1500 GMT) around Donetsk airport,” the self-declared...

    NATO ministers condemn Russia, announce new support for Ukraine
    Dec02

    NATO ministers condemn Russia, announce new support for Ukraine

    NATO foreign ministers are condemning what they call Russia’s “continued and deliberate destabilization” in Ukraine, and announcing new assistance for Ukraine’s military. …read more Source: FOX...

    NATO Chief Says Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-fire
    Dec02

    NATO Chief Says Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-fire

    NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Russia was violating the cease-fire in Ukraine and not respecting agreements reached in Minsk, Belarus, to defuse the conflict. Speaking at NATO headquarters in Brussels on December 2, he called on Russia to stop supplying tanks and forces to separatists in eastern Ukraine. Russia has repeatedly denied...

    Temporary truce in Donetsk, Ukraine
    Dec02

    Temporary truce in Donetsk, Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykDONETSK, Ukraine, Dec. 2 (UPI) — A temporary truce was declared Tuesday in fighting at the Donetsk, Ukraine, airport between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: United Press...

    Drone Footage Captures Haunting Image Of Ukrainian Town Evacuated After The Chernobyl Disaster
    Dec02

    Drone Footage Captures Haunting Image Of Ukrainian Town Evacuated After The Chernobyl Disaster

    New drone footage paints a harrowing picture of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, close to 30 years after one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters. The images give an insight into the decaying Ukrainian city of Pripyat, which has remained completely cut off since the city was engulfed in flames after the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded...

    NATO, Kyiv Condemn Russia Over Crimea, Eastern Ukraine
    Dec02

    NATO, Kyiv Condemn Russia Over Crimea, Eastern Ukraine

    NATO members and Ukraine have condemned Moscow for what they called Russia’s “deliberate destabilization of eastern Ukraine” and its military buildup in Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula it annexed from Ukraine in March. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cancellation of South Stream Pipeline Gives EU an Economic Headache
    Dec02

    Cancellation of South Stream Pipeline Gives EU an Economic Headache

    The European Union’s diplomatic victory in forcing the Kremlin to cancel its South Stream pipeline also gives Brussels a headache: how to come up with an alternative source of secure gas supply for south-eastern Europe. Though it became politically toxic after the crisis in Ukraine, the pipeline made sense for countries such as Serbia,...

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab
    Dec02

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this was no make-believe. It was a hostile takeover…. …read more Source: Associated...