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    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...

    Three Ways America Should Respond to the Ukraine Crisis
    Dec05

    Three Ways America Should Respond to the Ukraine Crisis

    With thousands of regular Russian troops in Ukraine and tens of thousands massed on the border, the danger of further Kremlin aggression in Ukraine is high. America must work urgently with its European allies to find a stronger and more effective response to deter this threat. Based on strategic analysis and long diplomatic experience, we offer...

    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...

    Nuclear failure was the last thing Ukraine needed
    Dec05

    Nuclear failure was the last thing Ukraine needed

    An accident at a nuclear facility in Ukraine underscored the country’s lack of energy security, said experts and stakeholders. …read more Source:...

    Putin’s Religious Claims On Crimea Seen Cutting Both Ways
    Dec05

    Putin’s Religious Claims On Crimea Seen Cutting Both Ways

    Russian President Vladimir Putin defended Moscow’s annexation of Crimea on December 4 by invoking Kievan Rus leader Vladimir the Great, who is said to have been baptized on the peninsula in the 10th century and converted the medieval Slavic state to Orthodox Christianity. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine rebel: Residential areas used as cover
    Dec05

    Ukraine rebel: Residential areas used as cover

    Alexander Khodakovskiy, commander of the Vostok battalion, a rebel unit, speaks in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Balint Szlanko) …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Putin’s War of Words
    Dec05

    Putin’s War of Words

    Ten examples of Russian President Vladimir V. Putin’s strong language to inspire nationalist support at home and encourage pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine since the annexation of Crimea in March. …read more Source: The New York...

    Company fined in deadly scaffolding collapse
    Dec05

    Company fined in deadly scaffolding collapse

    TORONTO – The company that supplied a swing stage involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in Toronto on Christmas Eve 2009 has been fined $350,000 for failing to ensure the platform was in good condition.Ottawa-based Swing N Staff Inc. pleaded guilty to the charge in a Toronto court, and also faces a 25 per cent victim fine surcharge.One...

    Islamic Militants Attack Chechen Capital; 20 Dead
    Dec04

    Islamic Militants Attack Chechen Capital; 20 Dead

    GROZNY, Russia—Police waged hours-long gunbattles with Islamic militants who attacked Chechnya’s capital Thursday, leaving at least 20 people dead and underscoring Russia’s vulnerability just as President Vladimir Putin used patriotic and religious imagery in his state-of-the-nation address to defend his standoff with the West. The...