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    Ukraine rebel: Residential areas used as cover
    Dec04

    Ukraine rebel: Residential areas used as cover

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A top separatist commander in eastern Ukraine admitted Thursday that rebels have mounted rocket attacks against government troops from within residential areas but says the practice is being halted. …read more Source: U.S....

    Bulgaria Claims Pain From EU Sanctions on Russia
    Dec04

    Bulgaria Claims Pain From EU Sanctions on Russia

    Bulgaria’s economy is being badly hurt by European Union economic sanctions against Russia, its prime minister said on Thursday. EU member states such as Bulgaria, Hungary and Slovakia, which are heavily dependent on Russian energy, have only reluctantly gone along with the sanctions, imposed over Russia’s annexation of...

    Obama To Announce Defense Secretary Pick Friday
    Dec04

    Obama To Announce Defense Secretary Pick Friday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to announce his pick Friday to lead the Pentagon amid the threat from Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, the White House said. White House press secretary Josh Earnest would not say whom Obama has selected, but administration officials have said former Pentagon official Ashton Carter is...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Asserts Right to Crimea in Ukraine
    Dec04

    Russian President Vladimir Putin Asserts Right to Crimea in Ukraine

    In a national address, the Russian president said his country had a right to Crimea. …read more Source: U.S....

    Georgia Is Still Haunted by 2008 Russian Invasion
    Dec04

    Georgia Is Still Haunted by 2008 Russian Invasion

    Georgia’s response to the Ukraine crisis has been less strident than some of Russia’s other neighbours. In part this is because many Georgians view the 2008 Russo-Georgian war as the first expression of renewed Russian expansionism, which makes them wary of taking too provocative a position. Nonetheless, the Ukrainian crisis has had...

    Kerry, Lavrov Trade Barbs on Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry, Lavrov Trade Barbs on Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov exchanged sharp comments on Ukraine at an international meeting in Basel, Switzerland. Secretary Kerry put the blame for the Ukraine crisis squarely on Russia, with his Russian counterpart sitting nearby. Kerry on Thursday accused Russia of providing weapons and other...

    Ukraine Steps Up Fight Against ‘Communists’
    Dec04

    Ukraine Steps Up Fight Against ‘Communists’

    Ukraine’s parliament tabled a bill banning “communist”, “Nazi” and “anti-Ukrainian” ideology on Wednesday, as Kiev has undertaken several projects billed as the “de-communisation” of Ukraine, amidst mounting concern about the state of the freedom of speech in the country. No explanation of the bill’s practical implementation has been...

    Germany: Divided again
    Dec04

    Germany: Divided again

    Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images Germany has often acted as an important, if sometimes shaky, bridge between Russia and Western Europe. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in Communist East Germany and speaks Russian, holds no sentimental attachment to Russia and has taken a strong pro-Ukraine position regarding the country’s...

    Leading Ukraine rebel military commander admits rockets launched from residential areas
    Dec04

    Leading Ukraine rebel military commander admits rockets launched from residential areas

    A leading military separatist commander in eastern Ukraine has admitted that rebels have mounted rocket attacks against government troops from within residential areas, but says efforts are being undertaken to halt the practice. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine rebel says residential areas used as cover
    Dec04

    Ukraine rebel says residential areas used as cover

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A leading military separatist commander in eastern Ukraine has admitted that rebels have mounted rocket attacks against government troops from within residential areas, but says efforts are being undertaken to halt the practice. A large number of homes in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk have been hit by rockets...