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    Ukraine crisis: Key peace talks in Minsk called off
    Dec26

    Ukraine crisis: Key peace talks in Minsk called off

    A key round of peace talks between Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian rebels, due to take place in Minsk on Friday, has been called off, Belarusian officials say. No immediate reason was given by the Belarusian foreign ministry. The talks had begun on Wednesday to try to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine which has left 4,700 dead. A...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Break Down
    Dec26

    Ukraine Peace Talks Break Down

    Ukrainian officials and pro-Russian rebels will not be meeting in Belarus’ capital Minsk for another round of peace talks. Belarussian officials on Friday announced the breakdown of the negotiations but did not give a reason. Talks between Ukrainian government negotiators and their pro-Russian separatist counterparts have failed to produce...

    Crucial talks on Ukraine settlement break down
    Dec26

    Crucial talks on Ukraine settlement break down

    The foreign ministry of Belarus, which has been hosting Ukraine peace talks, says the much-anticipated round of negotiations on Friday has been scrapped. …read more Source: FOX...

    Talks on Ukraine settlement break down
    Dec26

    Talks on Ukraine settlement break down

    The foreign ministry of Belarus, which has been hosting Ukraine peace talks, says the much-anticipated round of negotiations on Friday has been scrapped. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Talks on Ukraine settlement break down
    Dec26

    Talks on Ukraine settlement break down

    The opening round was held on Wednesday, one day after Ukraine’s decision to drop its non-aligned status, which added a new element of tension to the attempts to resolve the violent crisis in the country. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Shakhtar Face Up to Ukraine Conflict
    Dec26

    Shakhtar Face Up to Ukraine Conflict

    Ukraine’s football champions Shakhtar Donetsk have had to flee their home, which is at the centre of the conflict in the east of the country. …read more Source: The Boston...

    14 Religious Moments In 2014 That Give Us Hope For 2015
    Dec26

    14 Religious Moments In 2014 That Give Us Hope For 2015

    It has been a difficult year around the world with wars, conflicts and disease afflicting far too many people. Religion has too often played an unhelpful or even harmful role. However, throughout the year there have been stories of people of all different religions standing up for what is right, increasing understanding and peace between peoples,...

    China Challenges India for Lead in Polishing Diamonds
    Dec26

    China Challenges India for Lead in Polishing Diamonds

    India’s long-held position as the world’s top diamond polisher is being challenged by soaring output from China, compelling the South Asian country to seek help from ally and top rough diamond supplier Russia to defend its market share. India has traditionally relied on the middlemen in trading hubs of Antwerp, Tel Aviv and Dubai for...

    Poland Embracing Multi-Ethnic Past, So What’s Wrong With Ukraine?
    Dec26

    Poland Embracing Multi-Ethnic Past, So What’s Wrong With Ukraine?

    Despite its less than stellar attitude towards the Jews, Poland seems intent on coming to terms with its wartime past. Take for example the case of the provincial Polish town of Kutno, which stages impressive concerts of Jewish music. According to a recent report in the BBC, all of the performers in the concert are local children, who sing old...

    Ukraine: Still Failing on World War II
    Dec26

    Ukraine: Still Failing on World War II

    Judging from events, Ukraine has even now failed to come to terms with the legacy of the Second World War. Recently, spectators in Kiev were graced with a divisive sight: outside parliament, protesters clashed with police after legislators failed to support a bill recognizing the Ukrainian Insurgent Army or UPA. The bill in parliament would have...