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    Ukraine truce bid in jeopardy
    Dec10

    Ukraine truce bid in jeopardy

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s military accused separatists of violating an agreed “Day of Silence” in the country’s embattled east on Tuesday, an initiative that was seen as an attempt to forge a durable ceasefire paving the way to a new round of peace talks. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    LONG Biden: Ukraine Can’t ‘Blow’ Another Chance To Change
    Dec10

    LONG Biden: Ukraine Can’t ‘Blow’ Another Chance To Change

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has said Ukraine cannot lose another chance to change the country for the better. The remarks come as Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists largely suspended hostilities in the country’s east on December 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Headed to India for Trade, Energy Talks
    Dec10

    Putin Headed to India for Trade, Energy Talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is headed to India on a trip aimed at expanding trade and energy cooperation. Putin is expected to meet with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in New Delhi. India and Russia have had close ties since the Cold War. Analysts say India will look for ways in which Russia can help the emerging South Asian...

    Dutch, Ukrainian governments sued over Malaysia jet shoot-down
    Dec10

    Dutch, Ukrainian governments sued over Malaysia jet shoot-down

    Lawsuits filed by relatives of some of the 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over embattled Ukraine are challenging the Dutch government investigation of the disaster and the Ukrainian government’s failure to close its airspace. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Will the IMF bring Ukraine in from the cold?
    Dec10

    Will the IMF bring Ukraine in from the cold?

    The Ukraine and IMF begin fresh talks over a $17 billion aid package on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Egan: My apology to Ottawa’s homegrown extremist
    Dec09

    Egan: My apology to Ottawa’s homegrown extremist

    “I was one of you.” So you say, Abu Anwar al-Canadi or John Maguire, in your video warning, before calling on Muslims in Canada to sharpen their knives or prepare their explosive devices. Then we shall respond as the polite Canadian. Sorry it didn’t work out, John. Sorry you grew up in the greatest country in the world, with one of the best...

    Crimea Annexation Upends Lives of Tatar Minority
    Dec09

    Crimea Annexation Upends Lives of Tatar Minority

    SARY-SU, Crimea—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. The worst shock came in...

    Dutch government defends handling of Ukraine crash probe
    Dec09

    Dutch government defends handling of Ukraine crash probe

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

    Ukraine Forces, Rebels Largely Suspend Hostilities
    Dec09

    Ukraine Forces, Rebels Largely Suspend Hostilities

    DONETSK, Ukraine—Government troops and Russian-backed separatists largely suspended hostilities in east Ukraine on Tuesday, raising hopes of a lasting peaceful settlement in a conflict that has raged for seven months and claimed thousands of lives. The lull in fighting followed a proposal by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to hold a “day of...

    Crimea annexation upends lives of Tatar minority
    Dec09

    Crimea annexation upends lives of Tatar minority

    SARY-SU, Crimea (AP) — 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. […] the community...