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    Oliver Stone says CIA was behind Ukraine revolution in bizarre Facebook rant
    Dec31

    Oliver Stone says CIA was behind Ukraine revolution in bizarre Facebook rant

    American film director Oliver Stone posted a bizarre Facebook rant about Ukraine’s revolution, calling it a “coup” and insisting that the West had a hand in it. Stone wrote the post shortly after a four-hour interview with ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych. See also: The Ukrainian revolution, one year on Stone said...

    Economist: Long Painful Recession in Store for Russia
    Dec31

    Economist: Long Painful Recession in Store for Russia

    Russia’s battered currency fell sharply again this week after a government report showed the economy had shrunk in November, the first such decline in five years. The Russian government recently announced steps to stabilize its banks and bolster the value of the beleaguered ruble. But experts say the country still faces a recession next...

    New ‘Leaders’ Pop Up in Eastern Ukraine
    Dec31

    New ‘Leaders’ Pop Up in Eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine appointed a billionaire as governor of one town, but a local man disagrees, saying he won the job during a pro-Russia rally. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia criticizes Ukraine’s deal to buy US nuclear fuel, warns it could trigger accident
    Dec30

    Russia criticizes Ukraine’s deal to buy US nuclear fuel, warns it could trigger accident

    Russia says Ukraine’s deal to buy U.S.-made nuclear fuel for its Soviet-built reactors could trigger a nuclear accident. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia Says Ukraine’s Import of US Nuclear Fuel Risky
    Dec30

    Russia Says Ukraine’s Import of US Nuclear Fuel Risky

    MOSCOW—Russia says Ukraine’s deal to buy U.S.-made nuclear fuel for its Soviet-built reactors could trigger a nuclear accident. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine announced Tuesday that his nation has reached a deal on nuclear fuel deliveries with Westinghouse to reduce dependence on Russian supplies. Russia’s Foreign...

    Ukraine signs Westinghouse nuclear fuel deal
    Dec30

    Ukraine signs Westinghouse nuclear fuel deal

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine on Tuesday sealed an additional nuclear fuel supply deal with US giant Westinghouse in order to ease its energy dependence on Russia.Westinghouse Electric Company said it signed a deal in Brussels with Ukraine’s Energoatom state nuclear power provider “to significantly increase fuel deliveries to Ukrainian...

    Search Operation For AirAsia Wreckage Continues After Bodies, Debris Found
    Dec30

    Search Operation For AirAsia Wreckage Continues After Bodies, Debris Found

    SURABAYA, Indonesia/JAKARTA, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Indonesian rescuers searching for an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people pulled bodies and wreckage from the sea off the coast of Borneo on Tuesday, prompting relatives of those on board watching TV footage to break down in tears. Indonesia AirAsia’s Flight QZ8501, an Airbus A320-200, lost...

    Russia: Ukraine’s import of US nuclear fuel risky
    Dec30

    Russia: Ukraine’s import of US nuclear fuel risky

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says Ukraine’s deal to buy U.S.-made nuclear fuel for its Soviet-built reactors could trigger a nuclear accident. Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of Ukraine announced Tuesday that his nation has reached a deal on nuclear fuel deliveries with Westinghouse to reduce dependence on Russian supplies. Russia’s Foreign...

    US to Station 150 Tanks, Armored Vehicles in Europe
    Dec30

    US to Station 150 Tanks, Armored Vehicles in Europe

    The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armored vehicles in Europe for use by U.S. forces training there, according to a U.S. military commander. Some of the tanks and vehicles – enough to equip an armored brigade – could be placed in Poland, Romania or the Baltic states, Lieutenant-General Ben...

    Russia: US sanctions may hurt talks on Iran, Syria
    Dec30

    Russia: US sanctions may hurt talks on Iran, Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has angrily criticized the latest U.S. sanctions, saying they could derail cooperation with Washington on dealing with the Iranian nuclear standoff and the Syrian crisis. Russia-U.S. ties have plunged to post-Cold War lows over Ukraine as Washington has introduced economic sanctions against Moscow for its annexation of...