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    Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany agree to hold new round of Ukraine peace talks
    Dec22

    Ukraine, Russia, France, Germany agree to hold new round of Ukraine peace talks

    Leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany on Monday reached an agreement to call another round of Ukraine peace talks this week. …read more Source: CTV...

    What Can Latvia’s Integration With Europe Teach Ukraine?
    Dec22

    What Can Latvia’s Integration With Europe Teach Ukraine?

    Fabrizio Tassinari is head of foreign policy at the Danish Institute for International Studies and a visiting professor at Humboldt University in Berlin. He is the author of the book Why Europe Fears its Neighbors. RIGA — Seen from Riga, one is tempted to write a counterfactual history of the Ukraine war. What would have happened if the...

    Ukrainian-Canadians answering call of the homeland
    Dec22

    Ukrainian-Canadians answering call of the homeland

    Canadians of Ukrainian ancestry have raised $2.4 million in aid and donated time and talents to supporting Ukraine in the conflict with Russian-backed opposition. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Crossword: What in the world, in 2014
    Dec22

    Crossword: What in the world, in 2014

    From the rise of Islamic State to the unending chaos in Ukraine and the deadly spread of Ebola, a series of big news events defined 2014. Here at WorldViews, we put together questions from some of the events, big and small, that made headlines, to test how closely you’ve been following the news this year. If […] …read more Source: The...

    Seeing need, Yechiel Eckstein’s Jewish-Christian fellowship gets into aliyah game
    Dec22

    Seeing need, Yechiel Eckstein’s Jewish-Christian fellowship gets into aliyah game

    Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein arriving in Israel with the first group of immigrants brought by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, Dec. 22, 2014. (International Fellowship of Christians and Jews) (JTA) — Citing failures by the organization traditionally responsible for bringing Jews to Israel, the founder of a Jerusalem-based interfaith...

    Russian Bill Seeks To Nullify Crimea’s Soviet-Era Transfer To Ukraine
    Dec22

    Russian Bill Seeks To Nullify Crimea’s Soviet-Era Transfer To Ukraine

    The chairwoman of the Russian Federation Council says the upper house of parliament is drafting legislation that would retroactively proclaim the Soviet Union’s 1954 transfer of Crimea to Ukraine as “legally void and nonbinding” since the moment of its enactment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Kazakh Presidents Meet in Kyiv
    Dec22

    Ukraine, Kazakh Presidents Meet in Kyiv

    The presidents of Ukraine and Kazakhstan have discussed military cooperation and the situation in eastern Ukraine during a meeting in Kyiv. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said the countries renewed their military and technical cooperation. He also said Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev agreed the principals outlined in the Minsk...

    Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week
    Dec22

    Leaders agree on Ukrainian peace talks this week

    Previous rounds of talks in September involving representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe produced a ceasefire deal, which has often been violated. Recent peace efforts have helped sharply reduce hostilities, and the conflicting parties are now discussing...

    Russia’s Rich Gets Richer—in Dollars—as Ruble Plunges
    Dec22

    Russia’s Rich Gets Richer—in Dollars—as Ruble Plunges

    It would seem to be a stressful holiday season for Russia’s ultra-wealthy elite, the gilded class of post-Communist billionaires with a taste for costly things and close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The secretive group, known popularly as the oligarchs, for their control over Russia’s oil, metals, banking, gas,...

    Russia bails out bank following ruble slide
    Dec22

    Russia bails out bank following ruble slide

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has bailed out a mid-sized bank for about $500 million to save it from bankruptcy— a clear sign that the slide in the value of the ruble in the wake of falling oil prices is straining the banking system. The problems afflicting Trust Bank follow a tumultuous period for the ruble, which this year has shared the title of the...