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    Ukraine, Separatists Announce Fresh Truce
    Dec05

    Ukraine, Separatists Announce Fresh Truce

    Ukraine and the pro-Russian rebels say they have agreed to halt fire across the eastern war zone on December 9 under the terms of a September truce agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    House Condemns Russia as Putin Tries to Rally His Countrymen
    Dec05

    House Condemns Russia as Putin Tries to Rally His Countrymen

    The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin’s policy of “aggression” in Ukraine and other neighboring countries. The motion, which passed 411-10, also censures Russia for its actions in Georgia and Moldova, two other countries where Russian troops are present. It came...

    The Tsar Meets the Sultan
    Dec05

    The Tsar Meets the Sultan

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan — perhaps the least popular Western leaders — met in Ankara on Dec. 1 for the Turkey-Russia High-Level Cooperation Meeting. The two outspoken, know-it-all presidents set aside their major differences on Syria, Ukraine, and Cyprus, and instead sought new ways to deepen the...

    Leaders in Glass Countries Shouldn’t Throw Stones
    Dec05

    Leaders in Glass Countries Shouldn’t Throw Stones

    Many people probably think the explosive events in Ferguson, Missouri, are a purely domestic issue and have nothing to do with American foreign policy or the U.S. position in the world. That position is understandable, insofar as these events are first and foremost about race relations inside the United States itself, which are largely a product...

    Putin’s Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia’s Elites
    Dec05

    Putin’s Rambling State of the Nation Speech Unnerves Russia’s Elites

    Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address on Thursday looked at first like a flashback to the not-so-distant past. It was held in St. George’s Hall, the same ornate room in the Kremlin where the Russian President announced his decision in March to annex the region of Crimea. The same honor guard opened the gilded doors when it came...

    Why are zombies lurking outside Ukraine broadcasting agency?
    Dec05

    Why are zombies lurking outside Ukraine broadcasting agency?

    Ukraine appears to be in the throes of a media crisis, not just with Russia but within its own borders. …read more Source: USA...

    Inside China: Money dispute with Kiev threatens future Chinese arms buys
    Dec05

    Inside China: Money dispute with Kiev threatens future Chinese arms buys

    China is colluding with Russia to avoid paying $14 million to the Ukrainian government for a second Zubr-class amphibious landing hovercraft — or air-cushioned landing craft — that was delivered by Kiev to the Chinese People’s Liberation Army in early March. The delivery came days before the Russian annexation of … …read more...

    US calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine
    Dec05

    US calls on Russia to calm turbulence in Ukraine

    Kerry says Moscow could rebuild relations with the West just by easing tensions in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Putin stresses foreign policy and economic goals in speech
    Dec05

    Putin stresses foreign policy and economic goals in speech

    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had endured a “difficult year,” but he pledged that the country would pursue its independent foreign policy and economic objectives despite dogged Western efforts to weaken it. Putin used his annual state of the nation speech both to reaffirm the Kremlin’s intention to restore...

    Ukraine Announces Dec. 9 Truce
    Dec05

    Ukraine Announces Dec. 9 Truce

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has ordered a new cease-fire next week, as part of a push to end months of fighting with pro-Russian rebels near the Russian border. Thursday’s announcement said Ukraine troops will observe a day of silence Tuesday to usher in the truce. Russian and Western media quote rebel leaders as saying they...