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    NATO Eyes ‘Spearhead Force’ to Send Message to Russia
    Dec14

    NATO Eyes ‘Spearhead Force’ to Send Message to Russia

    Vladimir Putin’s aggression in Ukraine and other intimidating shows of force have created a “very different kind of scenario” for NATO, a general said. …read more Source:...

    Kerry heads to talks on Palestinian statehood bid
    Dec14

    Kerry heads to talks on Palestinian statehood bid

    Washington (AFP) – US Secretary of State John Kerry left early Sunday for a series of meetings in Europe seeking to head off an end-of-year UN showdown over a Palestinian bid for statehood.His first stop was to be Rome where he will meet separately with both Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

    Kerry, Lavrov to meet as tensions soar over Ukraine
    Dec14

    Kerry, Lavrov to meet as tensions soar over Ukraine

    Moscow (AFP) – Top US diplomat John Kerry is set to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Sunday, amid anger in Moscow over the prospect of new US sanctions and possible supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.The meeting in Rome will take place with tensions soaring after US lawmakers passed a bill — dubbed the...

    Russian Military Jet Nearly Collides With Passenger Plane
    Dec14

    Russian Military Jet Nearly Collides With Passenger Plane

    There’s been another close call between a Russian military aircraft and a commercial jetliner. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    IMF deputy ‘impressed’ by Ukraine’s move toward reform
    Dec14

    IMF deputy ‘impressed’ by Ukraine’s move toward reform

    Washington (AFP) – The International Monetary Fund’s number two said Saturday he was “impressed” by Kiev’s plans for economic reform, following a visit to the country.The IMF, which this year granted Kiev $17 billion in financial aid over two years, as part of a $27 billion global rescue package set up by Western...

    A Pastor’s Turn Fighting for Ukraine
    Dec14

    A Pastor’s Turn Fighting for Ukraine

    A Pentecostal minister picked up a Kalashnikov rifle to volunteer with the Ukrainian army, routinely holding court at campfires at his post and cooking for his unit. …read more Source: The New York...

    UN Says More Than 4,600 Killed In Ukraine Crisis
    Dec13

    UN Says More Than 4,600 Killed In Ukraine Crisis

    The United Nations says fighting between government troops and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine has left more than 300 people dead in less than a month, taking the overall toll to 4,634. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Has First Casualty-Free Day In Seven Months of Conflict
    Dec13

    Ukraine Has First Casualty-Free Day In Seven Months of Conflict

    Ukraine has had its first casualty-free day in seven months after a ceasefire agreement signed in September failed to stall the conflict between Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that yesterday was the first time since the conflict in Eastern Ukraine began that he has not been told of a soldier or a...

    Russia Threatens to React to Further U.S. Sanctions
    Dec13

    Russia Threatens to React to Further U.S. Sanctions

    The United States Senate passed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act bill on Friday, which requests further sanctions against Moscow and up to $350 million dollars’ worth of military gear and hardware delivered to war-torn Ukraine from 2015 to 2017. The stricter sanctions would also affect the numerous weapons companies that sell to Russia. It...

    How Countries Around The World Are Coping With Falling Oil Prices
    Dec13

    How Countries Around The World Are Coping With Falling Oil Prices

    Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we look at the impact of a steep decline in oil prices. On Friday, the price of benchmark crude oil dropped to new five-year lows. The price of oil has been plummeting for months, leaving oil-producing nations around the world aghast at...