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    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, 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:...

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners
    Dec26

    Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap war prisoners

    Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russia rebels exchanged nearly 370 prisoners Friday, a major step toward easing hostilities in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square
    Dec26

    Vatican arrests activist who bared chest in square

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it 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. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Lombardi said Friday that Ukrainian activist Yana Zhdanova was being held for questioning, and...

    Vladimir Putin signs military doctrine naming NATO as top threat
    Dec26

    Vladimir Putin signs military doctrine naming NATO as top threat

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP 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...

    Russia dubs NATO major threat in new military doctrine
    Dec26

    Russia dubs NATO major threat in new military doctrine

    President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a revised version of Russia’s military doctrine that names “NATO’s military buildup” and expansion in Eastern Europe as the main external threats to the country’s security, according to a Kremlin statement. Russia’s Security Council said after a meeting last week that the new...

    Success of Ukraine war prisoner exchange unclear
    Dec26

    Success of Ukraine war prisoner exchange unclear

    A major exchange of Ukraine war prisoners was embroiled in controversy Friday, with some reports saying it has been completed and others saying it had has been pushed back a day. …read more Source:...

    How to Win Friends and Influence Putin
    Dec26

    How to Win Friends and Influence Putin

    Last week, as the ruble collapsed in value against the U.S. dollar and a full-blown financial crisis threatened to explode in Russia, news broke that President Barack Obama planned to sign a piece of legislation that essentially amounts to a declaration of war on Russia. The evocatively titled Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, which was...

    Putin Signs New Military Doctrine Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Dec26

    Putin Signs New Military Doctrine Amid Ukraine Crisis

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine echoing Kremlin accusations that Western nations sponsored a coup in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...