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    Hundreds of Prisoners Freed in Ukraine, but Discontent Remains
    Dec26

    Hundreds of Prisoners Freed in Ukraine, but Discontent Remains

    A prisoner exchange was negotiated between Ukrainian officials and pro-Russian separatists before peace talks ultimately broke down. …read more Source: U.S....

    The federal firmament: Stars to watch in 2015
    Dec26

    The federal firmament: Stars to watch in 2015

    Some are rising stars; others struggle with unexpected fame; yet others appear tottering on the edge of their political pedestals. Here are some people to watch on the federal scene in 2015: NPD House Leader Nathan Cullen rises following question period in the House of Commons, Thursday, December 6, 2012 in Ottawa. Nathan Cullen The NDP MP for...

    Russia says N.Korea comedy ‘scandalous’, slams US
    Dec26

    Russia says N.Korea comedy ‘scandalous’, slams US

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia has slammed the United States over a raunchy comedy featuring a fictional plot to kill North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, saying Pyongyang’s anger was understandable.On Christmas Day, “The Interview” — which has become an unlikely symbol of free speech in the West — opened in crowded US...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    Ukrainian government army soldiers patrol an area in the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014. Peace talks aimed at reaching a stable cease-fire in Uk… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Big prisoner swap confirmed
    Dec26

    Big prisoner swap confirmed

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — It’s the biggest exchange of prisoners since the pro-Russian insurgency flared up in eastern Ukraine in April. Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels have exchanged nearly 370 prisoners today — a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. According to a Russian state news agency, Ukraine handed...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchange nearly 370 prisoners, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    New Russian military doctrine calls NATO top military threat
    Dec26

    New Russian military doctrine calls NATO top military threat

    MOSCOW — Russia named NATO’s military buildup near its border as the main military threat and raised the possibility of using precision conventional weapons as a “strategic deterrent,” according to the nation’s new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin Friday. NATO flatly denied it was a threat to Russia, and accused...

    Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square
    Dec26

    Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the center of St. Peter’s Square, a spokesman said Friday, emphasizing that the protest insulted the faithful gathered to celebrate Christmas. The Nativity scene...

    Visa Stops Supporting Bank Cards in Crimea
    Dec26

    Visa Stops Supporting Bank Cards in Crimea

    International credit and debit card company Visa Inc. said on Friday it could no longer support bank cards being used in Crimea, following U.S. sanctions imposed earlier this month. The United States last Friday prohibited U.S.-registered companies from investing in Crimea or providing services to firms operating there, among sanctions imposed...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....