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    Ukraine votes to move toward NATO, infuriating Russia
    Dec23

    Ukraine votes to move toward NATO, infuriating Russia

    Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday voted to drop the country’s non-aligned status, allowing it to work towards NATO membership. While Kiev hailed the move as historic, Russia did not mince words in voicing its opposition to Ukraine’s pivot towards NATO and the West. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the move...

    Ukraine takes step toward NATO membership
    Dec23

    Ukraine takes step toward NATO membership

    Ukraine’s parliament voted 303-9 on Tuesday to abandon its nonaligned status. …read more Source: USA...

    Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union starts in 2015 with curtailed ambitions
    Dec23

    Putin’s Eurasian Economic Union starts in 2015 with curtailed ambitions

    MOSCOW — It was to have been Russian President Vladimir Putin’s top foreign policy triumph: a grand alliance to rival to the European Union, stretching from Ukraine to the Pacific.But with conflict engulfing Ukraine, the pact that will go into effect on Jan. 1 is a more modest version of Putin’s lofty vision. On Tuesday, the leaders...

    Russia Forms Alliance With 4 Ex-Soviet Nations
    Dec23

    Russia Forms Alliance With 4 Ex-Soviet Nations

    MOSCOW—The leaders of Russia and four other ex-Soviet nations have completed the creation of a new ambitious alliance intended to bolster their economic integration. The Eurasian Economic Union, which includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, comes to existence on Jan. 1. In addition to free trade, it’s to coordinate the...

    Is Saudi Arabia Trying to Cripple American Fracking?
    Dec23

    Is Saudi Arabia Trying to Cripple American Fracking?

    In a country that never tires of hearing itself described as “a nation of innovators,” the idea that one such innovation — the shale oil boom — has galvanized the world’s most powerful cartel, OPEC, to launch a campaign to snuff it out has obvious appeal. But like most Hollywood notions of reality, however, this one is too good to be true....

    Russia, 4-ex-Soviet nations finalize new alliance
    Dec23

    Russia, 4-ex-Soviet nations finalize new alliance

    MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia and four other ex-Soviet nations have completed the creation of a new ambitious alliance intended to bolster their economic integration. The Eurasian Economic Union, which includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, comes to existence on Jan. 1. In addition to free trade, it’s to...

    Ukraine Inches Closer to NATO in Important Vote
    Dec23

    Ukraine Inches Closer to NATO in Important Vote

    Ukraine took a major step on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote to drop its “non-aligned” status, which made the country ineligible to participate in military alliances and war—a status more famously upheld by Switzerland. As a result, Ukraine’s government could now apply to join NATO. The move has angered the Russian government, which...

    Ukraine votes to ax nonaligned status, eyes NATO
    Dec23

    Ukraine votes to ax nonaligned status, eyes NATO

    Ukraine’s parliament votes for the country to renounce its “nonaligned” status and work towards membership of the NATO alliance. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian Parliament Angers Russia By Scrapping ‘Non-Aligned’ Status
    Dec23

    Ukrainian Parliament Angers Russia By Scrapping ‘Non-Aligned’ Status

    KIEV, Dec 23 (Reuters) – The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday renounced Ukraine’s “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining NATO, angering Moscow which views the Western alliance’s eastward expansion as a threat to its own security Kiev first announced its intention of seeking the protection of NATO...

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major victim of the bitterness and rifts the fighting has caused. The conflict has not only split the university in half and forced many students and professors … …read...