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    New Russian military doctrine calls NATO top military threat
    Dec26

    New Russian military doctrine calls NATO top military threat

    MOSCOW — Russia named NATO’s military buildup near its border as the main military threat and raised the possibility of using precision conventional weapons as a “strategic deterrent,” according to the nation’s new military doctrine signed by President Vladimir Putin Friday. NATO flatly denied it was a threat to Russia, and accused...

    Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square
    Dec26

    Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has arrested the Femen activist who on Christmas Day bared her chest and snatched the statue of Baby Jesus in the life-size Nativity scene in the center of St. Peter’s Square, a spokesman said Friday, emphasizing that the protest insulted the faithful gathered to celebrate Christmas. The Nativity scene...

    Visa Stops Supporting Bank Cards in Crimea
    Dec26

    Visa Stops Supporting Bank Cards in Crimea

    International credit and debit card company Visa Inc. said on Friday it could no longer support bank cards being used in Crimea, following U.S. sanctions imposed earlier this month. The United States last Friday prohibited U.S.-registered companies from investing in Crimea or providing services to firms operating there, among sanctions imposed...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Change Marches on in Tunisia and Egypt Despite Obstacles
    Dec26

    Change Marches on in Tunisia and Egypt Despite Obstacles

    Two events this week underscore the correction taking place in the march for change in the Arab region known as the Arab Spring, which began nearly four years ago. Tunisia, the first stop in that march, has returned to secularism — in the sense of separating religion from the state — after the Muslim Brotherhood attempted to abolish...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels exchange nearly 370 prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels exchange nearly 370 prisoners

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine handed over 222 prisoners and the rebels released 145 people, according to Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency — the biggest one-time prisoners swap since the pro-Russian...

    Putin signs new military doctrine calling NATO top military threat
    Dec26

    Putin signs new military doctrine calling NATO top military threat

    President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Swap War Prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, Pro-Russia Rebels Swap War Prisoners

    DONETSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine handed over 222 prisoners and the rebels released 145 people, according to Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency — the biggest one-time prisoners swap since the pro-Russian...

    Federal politics 2014: The year in 12 chapters
    Dec26

    Federal politics 2014: The year in 12 chapters

    By how many percentage points, according to the one recent poll, does Justin Trudeau’s personal approval rating top Stephen Harper’s? As part of Trudeau’s ongoing efforts to maintain that advantage, how many outside experts has he appointed to his Economic Council of Advisors? By how many years is the wily Conservative Prime...

    Ukraine, Rebels Begin Swapping Hundreds of Prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, Rebels Begin Swapping Hundreds of Prisoners

    It is not known exactly how many prisoners are currently held by the two sides, but Ukraine’s military said around 600 Ukrainians were in rebel hands. …read more Source:...