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    Russia Says Ukraine Violated Terms Of $3B Loan, May Demand Early Repayment
    Jan10

    Russia Says Ukraine Violated Terms Of $3B Loan, May Demand Early Repayment

    It is “likely” that Russia will demand an early repayment of a $3 billion loan it gave to Ukraine as the latter violated “a number of parameters” that were preconditions for the loan, a government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told state-owned news agency Sputnik. The report comes even as Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov...

    Gorbachev Warns Of Danger In Russian-Western Relations
    Jan10

    Gorbachev Warns Of Danger In Russian-Western Relations

    Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that the Ukraine crisis could lead to a major military conflict between Russia and the West and criticized economic sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Calls On Moscow To Release Jailed Ukrainian Pilot
    Jan10

    US Calls On Moscow To Release Jailed Ukrainian Pilot

    (Reuters) – The United States on Friday called on Moscow to immediately release a jailed Ukrainian military pilot who has been moved to solitary confinement. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said there were concerns about the health of the pilot, who is on a hunger strike. …read more Source: International Business...

    Weekend Roundup: Is Europe Imploding?
    Jan10

    Weekend Roundup: Is Europe Imploding?

    Europe is facing divisive challenges on all fronts. It is being torn within by hardening attitudes toward the growing presence not only of Muslim immigrants, but also of citizens. On Monday, demonstrators thronged the streets of Dresden in support of “Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the Occident.” On Wednesday in...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Separatists Intensify Attacks on Army Posts
    Jan10

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Separatists Intensify Attacks on Army Posts

    At least six Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in more than two days of fighting as separatists intensified shelling of government positions ahead of peace talks expected in the coming week, Ukrainian military officials said Friday. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia’s Downgrade Paints A Horrific Picture Of Economic Collapse
    Jan10

    Russia’s Downgrade Paints A Horrific Picture Of Economic Collapse

    Fitch has downgraded Russia’s credit rating and painted a horrific picture of a struggling economy rocked by a collapsing rouble, falling oil prices, high inflation and declining international reserves. The ratings agency cut the country to BBB- from BBB with a negative outlook, meaning further downgrades are possible. But it was the...

    The Sanctions-Proof Superpower
    Jan10

    The Sanctions-Proof Superpower

    With the ruble in the dumps and the Russian economy in shambles, Vladimir Putin’s compatriots can easily count the cost of his territorial ambitions. Moscow depends on other countries for financing, capital investment, and export markets. Make those countries angry, and pillars of the Russian economy begin to collapse. Yet China, which has...

    Ordinary Ukrainians Are Using Facebook to Arm Their Soldiers
    Jan10

    Ordinary Ukrainians Are Using Facebook to Arm Their Soldiers

    On November 21, 2013, as thousands of his fellow Ukrainians first gathered in Maidan Nezalezhnosti – Independence Square – in Kyiv to demonstrate against President Viktor Yanukovych, a 40-year-old IT entrepreneur named Yuri Biryukov felt a stirring of hope. Yanukovych’s decision not to sign t …read more Source: The New...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 10
    Jan10

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 10

    1 Saudi blogger flogged: A Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam was brought after Friday prayers to a public square in the port city of Jiddah and flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators, a witness said. New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual “disorders” from driving, ostensibly for...

    Ukraine Travel Warning
    Jan09

    Ukraine Travel Warning

    This supersedes the Travel Warning for Ukraine dated August 29 to provide updated information on the security situation in southern and eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...