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    Lieberman: Netanyahu’s Status Quo Approach Has Failed – Israel Needs A Peace Deal
    Dec24

    Lieberman: Netanyahu’s Status Quo Approach Has Failed – Israel Needs A Peace Deal

    In closed-door meeting, FM warns that Israel will face a diplomatic tsunami unless it takes the initiative and pursues a regional peace agreement; cites effect of EU sanctions on Russia. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Ukraine Takes Step Toward Joining NATO
    Dec24

    Ukraine Takes Step Toward Joining NATO

    MOSCOW — With a Russian-backed separatist insurgency still gripping eastern Ukraine, Verkhovna Rada, the Ukrainian parliament voted Tuesday to take steps toward joining NATO. It was a pointed rebuke to Russia that immediately drew an angry response. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Ukraine Abandons Nonaligned Status
    Dec24

    Ukraine Abandons Nonaligned Status

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s parliament dropped the nation’s nonaligned status Tuesday, possibly paving the way for a bid to join NATO in defiance of the Kremlin’s wishes. Russia, meanwhile, finalized a new economic alliance with other former Soviet nations it had vainly hoped Ukraine would join. The parallel moves reflected new...

    Ukraine Pays Second Tranche Of Gas Debt To Russia
    Dec24

    Ukraine Pays Second Tranche Of Gas Debt To Russia

    Ukrainian state energy firm Naftogaz says it has transferred $1.65 billion to Russia’s Gazprom, the second tranche of a debt repayment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada Under Pressure to Strengthen Ukraine Crisis Response
    Dec24

    Canada Under Pressure to Strengthen Ukraine Crisis Response

    The Conservative government is under pressure over its refusal to provide “lethal” military aid to Ukraine or to sanction three Russians tied to both Vladimir Putin and Canadian businesses. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukrainian-Canadians Answering Call of the Homeland
    Dec24

    Ukrainian-Canadians Answering Call of the Homeland

    Canadians of Ukrainian ancestry have raised $2.4 million in aid and donated time and talents to supporting Ukraine in the conflict with Russian-backed opposition. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status
    Dec24

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

    El presidente ruso, Vladimir Putin (derecha), y su colega bielorruso Alexander Lukashenko estrechan las manos en el Kremlin, el martes 23 de diciembre de 2014 en Moscú. (Foto AP/ Maxim Shipenk… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Russian Opposition Faces Internet Censorship
    Dec24

    Russian Opposition Faces Internet Censorship

    MOSCOW—Supporters of Russia’s most prominent opposition leader on Tuesday revived their campaign to stage a protest near the Kremlin, despite government attempts to hamper their efforts by Internet censorship. Last week, prosecutors asked a court to sentence Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin’s chief foe, to 10 years in prison...

    Conflict coverage proves deadly job for journalists
    Dec24

    Conflict coverage proves deadly job for journalists

    Journalists who were killed in 2014 because of their work included an unusually high proportion of foreign correspondents who had been covering conflicts in the Middle East, Ukraine and Afghanistan, a leading news media advocacy group said in an annual report released Tuesday. The group, New York’s Committee to Protect Journalists, also...

    Despite Russia’s Woes, Putin Shows No Signs Of Bending On Ukraine
    Dec24

    Despite Russia’s Woes, Putin Shows No Signs Of Bending On Ukraine

    The ruble has lost about a third of its value against the dollar. NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with Wall Street Journal Moscow Chief Greg White about Russia’s deep recession.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...