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    Poroshenko Sets Course For ‘Euro-Atlantic’ Security Integration
    Dec17

    Poroshenko Sets Course For ‘Euro-Atlantic’ Security Integration

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on December 17 that he will soon ask parliament to abandon the country’s neutral “nonbloc” status, and suggested he would steer the country closer to NATO. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin: Stoi!
    Dec17

    Vladimir Putin: Stoi!

    What do you do when the ruble is in free fall, and your panicky population is buying up consumer goods and foreign currency? If you are President Vladimir Putin, you get a facial, a manicure, a make-up artist and make a jingoistic video ahead of your Thursday press conference: The ruble has sold off like gangbusters and it is now down 45% since...

    Russian Ruble Crisis: Russian Journalists Split Along Ideological Lines With Economic Outlooks
    Dec17

    Russian Ruble Crisis: Russian Journalists Split Along Ideological Lines With Economic Outlooks

    As the Russian ruble continues to fall and the Central Bank of Russia takes measures to counter an all-out collapse, media outlets in the country, many of which are state-owned or highly critical of President Vladimir Putin’s government, are fanning the pro-Kremlin or anti-Kremlin flames. The Moscow Times, seized on a trend among Twitter...

    When it Comes to Foreign Policy, Is Jeb Bush His Brother’s Keeper?
    Dec17

    When it Comes to Foreign Policy, Is Jeb Bush His Brother’s Keeper?

    Jeb Bush knows exactly what to say about President Barack Obama, who he derides as weak when it comes to the Islamic State, naive when it comes to Vladimir Putin, and incompetent when it comes to Ebola. Figuring out what to say about Obama’s predecessor, Bush’s older brother George, will be a lot more complicated. Surprising virtually...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country
    Dec17

    Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine’s president has urged Poland’s politicians and business people to intensify ties with his country as it reforms to follow European standards. At the start of a two-day visit to Poland on Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko held talks with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Ewa...

    Ukraine’s president urges more political, economic ties with his changing country
    Dec17

    Ukraine’s president urges more political, economic ties with his changing country

    Ukraine’s president has urged Poland’s politicians and business people to intensify ties with his country as it reforms to follow European standards. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Leader Wants to Join ‘Euro-Atlantic’ Security Alliance
    Dec17

    Ukraine Leader Wants to Join ‘Euro-Atlantic’ Security Alliance

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he had decided his country should set out on a course towards Euro-Atlantic security integration, and would press for that in parliament soon. Poroshenko, who was speaking on a visit to NATO member Poland, did not mention the U.S.-led military alliance by name, but his comments are...

    A Plastic Christmas for Crimea
    Dec17

    A Plastic Christmas for Crimea

    First the Russians took over Crimea; now the Russian-imposed leaders are taking over Christmas. The government of Crimea has prohibited citizens from selling Christmas trees felled in the region. While this may come off quite Grinch-like, authorities are simply too concerned about the damage to nature to allow real trees for Christmas this year....

    Russians Rush to Shop Before Falling Ruble Raises Prices
    Dec17

    Russians Rush to Shop Before Falling Ruble Raises Prices

    MOSCOW— Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the ruble over recent days. As the government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble, which has slid 15 percent in just two days and raised...

    Former Georgian Official Joins Ukrainian Interior Ministry
    Dec17

    Former Georgian Official Joins Ukrainian Interior Ministry

    A former deputy interior minister of Georgia, Ekaterina Zguladze, has been appointed to a similar post in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...