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    Putin Announces Plans to Sell More Guns to Africa, Asia and Latin America
    Jan28

    Putin Announces Plans to Sell More Guns to Africa, Asia and Latin America

    Russia is planning to strengthen its presence in the arms dealing market across Asia, Africa and Latin America, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin who addressed members of the Kremlin’s commission for military cooperation with foreign states at the commission’s first annual meeting in Moscow last night. “Today, new...

    EU Draft Says Sanctions On Russia Extended To December
    Jan28

    EU Draft Says Sanctions On Russia Extended To December

    According to a draft statement by the European Union, the asset freezes and travel bans imposed on dozens of Russians, Russian entities, and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine following Moscow’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula will be extended until the end of 2015. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia cuts spending, bails out banks in ‘anti-crisis’ plan
    Jan28

    Russia cuts spending, bails out banks in ‘anti-crisis’ plan

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia promised government spending cuts but more money for retirees and billions of dollars worth of support for banks as it detailed Wednesday a plan to support its economy battered by low oil prices and sanctions.The plan, published on the government’s website on Wednesday morning, foresees a 10 percent reduction in...

    Pro-Russian Forces Seize More Terrain in Ukraine
    Jan28

    Pro-Russian Forces Seize More Terrain in Ukraine

    Nearly one year after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the crisis continues to deepen between Russian and Ukrainian forces over control of eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian army withdrew last week from the badly damaged Donetsk airport, one of its few remaining strongholds in the contested eastern portion of the country. A rocket attack on...

    This Is What a Grassroots Army Looks Like
    Jan28

    This Is What a Grassroots Army Looks Like

    KYIV—It is quarter to midnight on the last night of 2014, and the mass of people pouring out of the Metro station near Sophia Square in the Ukrainian capital is so colorfully adorned it is almost unsettling. One of the more jarring aspects of Kyiv, for a first-time visitor like myself, is the strict black/gray monotony of local dress. On this...

    European Union Considers New Sanctions Against Russia Amid East Ukraine Offensive
    Jan28

    European Union Considers New Sanctions Against Russia Amid East Ukraine Offensive

    Foreign ministers for the 28 member states of the European Union will meet on Thursday to discuss additional sanctions against Russia, after pro-Russian rebels commenced a new, deadly offensive in East Ukraine. The EU has drafted a statement saying that it will add new individuals to the sanctions list and extend current sanctions by six months.,...

    Canada providing $200-million loan to Ukraine
    Jan28

    Canada providing $200-million loan to Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Canada will provide another low-interest, $200-million loan to Ukraine to help promote economic stability. The government says the loan will come from Export Development Canada. The loan agreement includes a provision enabling Canada to audit how the money is used and requires Ukraine to provide regular reports on the spending....

    Canada providing $200M loan to Ukraine
    Jan28

    Canada providing $200M loan to Ukraine

    OTTAWA – Canada will provide another low-interest, $200-million loan to Ukraine to help promote economic stability.The government says the loan will come from Export Development Canada.The loan agreement includes a provision enabling Canada to audit how the money is used and requires Ukraine to provide regular reports on the...

    Captured Ukrainian Pilot ‘Wants to Die’
    Jan28

    Captured Ukrainian Pilot ‘Wants to Die’

    Nadiya Savchenko, the Ukrainian army officer and pilot who was captured in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and spirited to prison in Moscow, may die in captivity there on the hunger strike she has pursued for 45 days, her lawyer wrote on January 26. As her attorney, Mark Feygin, urged Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter to release...

    UK’s Hague slams Russia over Ukraine
    Jan28

    UK’s Hague slams Russia over Ukraine

    Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine is not “not a wise course for Russia”, former U.K. foreign secretary William Hague tells CNBC. …read more Source:...