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    Annexation of Crimea upends lives of Tatar minority, stirs new fears of searches, kidnappings
    Dec09

    Annexation of Crimea upends lives of Tatar minority, stirs new fears of searches, kidnappings

    Since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, armed men have shown up frequently and at odd hours to search the cinder-block houses, mosque and school in this settlement of Crimean Tatars, a Muslim ethnic minority that has long suffered from discrimination in the peninsula that is its historic homeland. …read more Source: FOX...

    Liberian President Discusses Ebola on Capitol Hill Wednesday
    Dec09

    Liberian President Discusses Ebola on Capitol Hill Wednesday

    The president of Liberia, the West African nation at the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, will address members of a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on Wednesday during a hearing titled “The Ebola Epidemic: The Keys To Success For The International Response” on Wednesday. A congressional source said that Liberian President Ellen Johnson...

    Dutch govt defends handling of Ukraine crash probe
    Dec09

    Dutch govt defends handling of Ukraine crash probe

    AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government has rejected a call for it to hand the investigation of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster over to the United Nations, saying it is doing the best it can under difficult circumstances.Flight 17 was shot down over territory held by pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine on July 17, killing 298 people. Parts of...

    Turkey Rebuffs EU Criticism on Waning Foreign Policy Alignment
    Dec09

    Turkey Rebuffs EU Criticism on Waning Foreign Policy Alignment

    Turkey hit back on Tuesday at European Union accusations that it has drifted apart from the bloc on foreign policy, saying Ankara had been kept out of decision-making despite making major contributions to EU defense. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday that Turkey, an EU membership candidate, had signed up to less than a...

    Russian Navy to Focus Strategy on Arctic Zone and Black Sea
    Dec09

    Russian Navy to Focus Strategy on Arctic Zone and Black Sea

    The Russian navy has unveiled plans to strengthen its presence in the Black Sea and the Arctic zone, heavily focusing its military strategy on the two regions for the next 15 years according to the head officer of the Russian navy, admiral Victor Chirkov. Speaking in front of the Russian government’s Marine Board on Tuesday, Chirkov said...

    New Cease-Fire Hoped For Between Ukrainian Military and Russian-Backed Separatists
    Dec09

    New Cease-Fire Hoped For Between Ukrainian Military and Russian-Backed Separatists

    The Ukrainian military and Russia-backed separatists also are expected to hold talks in an effort to resolve tensions. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russian site invites you to meditate to the sound of the falling ruble
    Dec09

    Russian site invites you to meditate to the sound of the falling ruble

    KIEV, Ukraine — If there is one thing Russians do well, it is dark humor. Their ruble has collapsed to all-time lows, thanks in large part to sinking oil prices and Western sanctions, which have hampered the country’s once-booming economy. Inflation is setting in, with prices of goods shooting through the roof, and entering a recession next...

    Austria unhappy over opera star’s outreach to Donetsk
    Dec09

    Austria unhappy over opera star’s outreach to Donetsk

    VIENNA – Opera star Anna Netrebko says she doesn’t want to get involved in Ukraine’s politics. But her appearance with a separatist spokesman is being interpreted as taking sides by the government of Austria, her adopted home. Netrebko on Monday gave separatist Oleg Tsaryov a check for 1 million rubles (more than $18,000). She also...

    Cash-Strapped Russia Won’t Support Ukrainian Separatist Regions Of Donetsk And Luhansk
    Dec09

    Cash-Strapped Russia Won’t Support Ukrainian Separatist Regions Of Donetsk And Luhansk

    As a new ceasefire begins Tuesday between Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists in the east of the country, the Kremlin plunged the political fate of the contested regions of Donetsk and Luhansk into uncertainty. According to the left-leaning Russian Daily Newspaper Novaya Gazeta, which cited officials within the Kremlin, sources withn the cabinet...

    Russia’s Lavrov Says Moscow Concerned by German Leaders
    Dec09

    Russia’s Lavrov Says Moscow Concerned by German Leaders

    Russia said on Tuesday it was concerned by the behaviour of German leaders and warned that Europe would suffer if Berlin stopped playing a constructive role in relations between Moscow and the West. Under Chancellor Angela Merkel, Berlin has taken the lead in trying to convince President Vladimir Putin to engage with the West during the crisis in...