: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Section: US & Canada

    Obama waives sanctions authority despite new law
    Dec18

    Obama waives sanctions authority despite new law

    President Barack Obama signed legislation Thursday authorizing new sanctions on Russia but said he does not plan to impose the penalties outlined in the measure. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear
    Dec18

    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    Putin voices confidence ruble will recover, accuses West of trying to corner Russia …read more Source:...

    Study: large carnivores gaining ground in Europe
    Dec18

    Study: large carnivores gaining ground in Europe

    BERLIN (AP) — Brown bears, grey wolves and other large carnivores are making a comeback in Europe. Scientists studying populations of bears, wolves, Eurasian lynx and wolverines found they have flourished on the continent, decades after being driven almost to extinction by hunting and the destruction of their habitat. Surprisingly, the animals...

    Poll: 81 per cent back Putin even as ruble falls
    Dec18

    Poll: 81 per cent back Putin even as ruble falls

    AP-NORC Poll: 81 per cent of Russians back Putin even as ruble falls and economic woes grow …read more Source:...

    Putin Talks Tough But Wants a Deal
    Dec18

    Putin Talks Tough But Wants a Deal

    Putin was his usual belligerent, unrepentant self in his annual press conference. But he also suggested he’s ready to make a deal in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine in EU by 2020
    Dec18

    Poroshenko: Ukraine in EU by 2020

    Ed AdamczykWARSAW, Poland, Dec. 18 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country should prepare to join the European Union by 2020, and hinted entry into NATO was also within his plans. …read more Source: United Press...

    Putin Says Russian Bear Isn’t About to Sit Back and Just Eat Berries and Honey
    Dec18

    Putin Says Russian Bear Isn’t About to Sit Back and Just Eat Berries and Honey

    The year 2014 was supposedly one in which a chess-playing Vladimir Putin outsmarted the checkers-playing West. But even with Crimea in Russian hands, it ends on what must surely be a sour note for the Russian president. His country’s economy is in a tail-spin amid Western sanctions. The ruble is tanking. And Russian meddling in Ukraine now...

    FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine
    Dec18

    FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference Thursday:… …read more Source: Associated...

    Russian sailors leaving France without warship
    Dec18

    Russian sailors leaving France without warship

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty they came for: a 1-billion-euro, French-built warship that has become a hostage to the biggest East-West conflict since the Cold War. Russia’s president at the time, Dmitry Medvedev,...

    FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine
    Dec18

    FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference Thursday: With the ruble losing about half its value since January, a staggering capital outflow and flagging investment, experts are predicting the Russian economy will...