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    EU needs long-term Russia strategy lasting ‘years’: Tusk
    Dec19

    EU needs long-term Russia strategy lasting ‘years’: Tusk

    Brussels (AFP) – New EU president Donald Tusk said Thursday the bloc needs a strategy on Russia lasting years, not just weeks or months, to cope with the problems raised by its intervention in Ukraine.”We need a long perspective strategy… plans for years. We need to be realistic, we have to treat this as a long-term game,”...

    EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth
    Dec19

    EU leaders agree to fund for jumpstarting growth

    BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday to create a strategic investment fund that could generate up to 315 billion euros ($386 billion) in private- and public-sector money to upgrade infrastructure, jumpstart the EU’s sluggish economies and ignite job growth. The plan approved by leaders of the 28-nation EU at their one-day...

    Putin Says Russian Economy Will Emerge Stronger
    Dec19

    Putin Says Russian Economy Will Emerge Stronger

    RussianPresident Vladimir Putin has said his country’s sinking economy will not only recover but also become stronger, despite falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    35 tragic photos from the Malaysia Airlines disasters
                            
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    Dec19

    35 tragic photos from the Malaysia Airlines disasters [Photos]

    Tragedy struck Malaysia Airlines twice in 2014, with the disappearance of flight MH370 in March and flight MH17 being shot down over eastern Ukraine in July. These photos captured the devastation and the heartache of those affected. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear
    Dec19

    Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

    While he issued a litany of sharp rebukes against the West, Putin struck a conciliatory note on Ukraine, saying that the rebellious east should remain part of the country, backing a quick exchange of war prisoners and praising his Ukrainian counterpart. The mixture of blistering anti-Western rhetoric and constructive signals appeared to indicate...

    Obama Signs Into Law Bill Authorizing More Russia Sanctions
    Dec19

    Obama Signs Into Law Bill Authorizing More Russia Sanctions

    U.S. President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation passed by the U.S. Congress authorizing more sanctions on Russia for its role in the Ukraine crisis. The president said in a statement Thursday that while he signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014, it “does not signal a change” in the administration’s sanctions...

    EU leaders press Russia, urge new investment
    Dec19

    EU leaders press Russia, urge new investment

    Brussels (AFP) – European Union leaders urged Vladimir Putin to make a “radical change” in his stance on Ukraine Thursday as they boosted sanctions against Crimea despite fears of economic blowback from Russia’s spiralling financial crisis.The leaders at a summit in Brussels also called for the urgent launch of a huge...

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson in Trenton to make announcement Friday…another C-17 perhaps?
    Dec19

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson in Trenton to make announcement Friday…another C-17 perhaps?

    Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is heading to CFB Trenton Friday morning to will an announcement. “The announcement will be followed by a media photo opportunity,” says the Department of National Defence. It will all be taking place in Hanger 1 at the base. Some have suggested more non-lethal gear for Ukraine while others suggest it will be the...

    Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers
    Dec19

    Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers

    Paris (AFP) – US-Russian ties may have returned to Cold War levels, but an astronaut and a cosmonaut gearing up for the longest flight on the International Space Station said Thursday politics would not disrupt their work of helping a future trip to Mars.NASA’s Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos...

    Why Poland’s Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz Is No Pushover
    Dec18

    Why Poland’s Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz Is No Pushover

    By EMILY CADEI — OZY In September, incoming Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz promised to respond to Russian provocations “like a reasonable Polish woman.” Guffaws ensued. Domestic commentators found it an artless attempt to play the gender card; to foreign ears, it just sounded dated and vaguely sexist. But three months later, the mockery has...