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    European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia
    Dec19

    European leaders warn against too much economic pain on Russia

    The European Union’s unanimous resolve to punish Russia for its aggression in Ukraine appeared to be cracking as French, German, Austrian and Italian leaders voiced concern at an alliance summit of inflicting too much pain on Moscow as its economy tumbles. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    HMCS Fredericton preparing to head to Mediterranean Sea
    Dec19

    HMCS Fredericton preparing to head to Mediterranean Sea

    The ship’s company of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Fredericton is preparing to deploy overseas to join the Standing NATO Maritime Forces in the Mediterranean Sea, the Department of National Defence noted in a news release issued today. The deployment is part of NATO measures to promote security and stability in central and...

    Belarusian, Kazakh Leaders Headed To Ukraine
    Dec19

    Belarusian, Kazakh Leaders Headed To Ukraine

    The presidents of Belarus and Kazakhstan will visit Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko early next week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Leaders on Russia: After Sanctions, What Next?
    Dec19

    EU Leaders on Russia: After Sanctions, What Next?

    It’s a rare occasion when European Union leaders end a summit in just one day, but that’s what happened Thursday when heads of state wrapped up their last big meeting of the year before midnight in Brussels. A top item of discussion: the standoff with Russia over Ukraine. Months of European and U.S. sanctions against Russia over the...

    President Obama Is About To Address The Sony Hack
    Dec19

    President Obama Is About To Address The Sony Hack

    President Barack Obama held his year-end press conference on Friday afternoon. This will likely be the first time the president will weigh in on the Sony hack, which the FBI linked to North Korea on Friday morning. Obama is also expected to discuss the new spending bill and his Cuba policy shift. He began by characterizing the year as a...

    Five More Soldiers Killed in Ukraine
    Dec19

    Five More Soldiers Killed in Ukraine

    Five more soldiers have died in Ukraine as another round of peace talks were delayed, Reuters reports. The Ukrainian troops were killed in another flare-up of battles between the country’s forces and pro-Russian separatists in the East. Negotiations between the two warring parties were planned for Sunday but have now been postponed. More...

    EU Ready to ‘Stay the Course’ in Russia Confrontation
    Dec19

    EU Ready to ‘Stay the Course’ in Russia Confrontation

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders warned Moscow they are ready to flex their combined muscle and “stay the course” in a long confrontation with Russia if President Vladimir Putin refuses to pull back from Ukraine. “We must go beyond being reactive and defensive. As Europeans we must regain our self-confidence and...

    Five killed in Ukraine fighting as peace talks falter
    Dec19

    Five killed in Ukraine fighting as peace talks falter

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 19 (UPI) — Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed this week after a relatively quiet period of ceasefire, bring pessimism to plans for peace talks with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: United Press...

    The 50 Most Unforgettable Photos Of 2014
    Dec19

    The 50 Most Unforgettable Photos Of 2014

    This was a tumultuous year. From revolution and war in Ukraine, Syria, and Israel to social unrest across the US and the Ebola outbreak in Africa, 2014 was anything but quiet. And, as the old adage goes, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We compiled the most unforgettable images from the past twelve months, captured by...

    Obama to finish up 2014 with year-end news conference
    Dec19

    Obama to finish up 2014 with year-end news conference

    WATCH LIVE: U.S. President Barack Obama will give year-end news conference at 1:30 p.m. EST WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will end his year in Washington with a news conference at which he’ll face questions on Cuba, the Sony hacking and how he will work with the Republican Congress. Obama’s dismal year is ending on an upbeat...