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    Ukraine uses one-day truce to test ground for lasting ceasefire
    Dec05

    Ukraine uses one-day truce to test ground for lasting ceasefire

    KIEV, Ukraine — A one-day truce announced by Ukraine’s president will serve as a test to see if the fighting in eastern Ukraine against Russian-backed separatists can truly be halted, a military spokesman said Friday. President Petro Poroshenko’s declaration of a break next Tuesday in the fighting marks a new attempt to revive a...

    Ukraine tests ground for lasting cease-fire
    Dec05

    Ukraine tests ground for lasting cease-fire

    Spokesman Andriy Lysenko said the “day of silence” would demonstrate the degree of coordination possible within rebel forces — an apparent reference to reports of schisms among the separatists. Lavrov said it was brokered with the help of Russian military experts at Poroshenko’s invitation and “is linked to create a...

    New U.S. defence secretary could bring a hard-nosed view on Russia and North Korea to the White House
    Dec05

    New U.S. defence secretary could bring a hard-nosed view on Russia and North Korea to the White House

    The experiences that Ashton Carter would bring to the job of defence secretary are vastly different from Chuck Hagel’s in several important ways, starting with the fact that Carter is an academic and a policy wonk, Robert Burns of the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: How Carter would pursue...

    Russia may never receive Mistral-class warships, says French defence minister
    Dec05

    Russia may never receive Mistral-class warships, says French defence minister

    France’s defence minister suggested on Friday that two warships ordered by Russia may never be delivered because of its actions in Ukraine, the Associated Press reports. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: Last month, President Francois Hollande suspended the delivery of the first of the ships “until further notice” due to...

    French Defense Minister Says Russia May Never Receive Mistral Warships
    Dec05

    French Defense Minister Says Russia May Never Receive Mistral Warships

    The deal to sell the ships, designed to transport troops, tanks and helicopters, ran into opposition after Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in March. …read more Source: The New York...

    France: possible Russia may never get warships
    Dec05

    France: possible Russia may never get warships

    PARIS (AP) – France’s defense minister suggested on Friday that two warships ordered by Russia may never be delivered because of its actions in Ukraine. Last month, President Francois Hollande suspended the delivery of the first of the ships “until further notice” due to tensions over Ukraine. It … …read more...

    Belarusian Military Expert Missing Amid Reports Of Arrest
    Dec05

    Belarusian Military Expert Missing Amid Reports Of Arrest

    A Belarusian military expert and journalist, Alyaksandr Alesin, has been missing for days. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Artists Around The Country ‘Won’t Back Down’ For Ferguson
    Dec05

    Artists Around The Country ‘Won’t Back Down’ For Ferguson

    A few weeks after Michael Brown’s death rocked residents in and around Ferguson, Missouri, a small printshop in St. Louis took action. The graphic design studio, dubbed Firecracker Press, began hand printing posters emblazoned with the words “Promote peace in St. Louis.” Amidst protests and heightened police presence in the...

    Ex-Soviet GUAM Group Drops Russian, Switches To English
    Dec05

    Ex-Soviet GUAM Group Drops Russian, Switches To English

    The GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development comprises Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Crimean Jerusalem, the Real History
    Dec05

    Putin’s Crimean Jerusalem, the Real History

    Russian President Vladimir Putin claims Crimea is sacred to Russians because Vladimir the Great, who Christianized Russia, was baptized there. Vladimir’s Crimea story, however, was one of an invasion, not a spiritual quest. …read more Source:...