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    Russia Irate At Ukraine’s Steps Towards NATO, Calls Vote ‘Counterproductive’
    Dec24

    Russia Irate At Ukraine’s Steps Towards NATO, Calls Vote ‘Counterproductive’

    Russia will cut off cooperation with NATO if Ukraine joins the Western military alliance – a move that “will be practically impossible to repair,” the deputy defense minister warned Wednesday. Moscow has been outraged since Kiev announced its renunciation of neutral status Tuesday – a possible step toward joining NATO. …read more...

    Ukraine peace talks start in Minsk
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks start in Minsk

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Peace talks aimed at reaching a stable cease-fire in Ukraine between its government forces and pro-Russian armed groups began on Wednesday, with the discussions to include a pullout of heavy weapons and an exchange of war prisoners. Previous rounds of peace talks in September produced a cease-fire and an agreement to pull...

    Peace Talks Between Ukraine and Russia Start in Belarus
    Dec24

    Peace Talks Between Ukraine and Russia Start in Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus—The much-anticipated talks on a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis began in the capital of Belarus on Wednesday. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russia rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe arrived at the venue in the early evening on Wednesday. Media haven’t been allowed access, and...

    Did Anyone See 2014’s Many Crises Coming?
    Dec24

    Did Anyone See 2014’s Many Crises Coming?

    This year has been marred by crises across the globe, as protests and conflicts have dominated headlines. Groups that were unknown to many, such as the Islamic State and Boko Haram, have become well-known. Tragedies like the downing of flight MH17 instantly entered public consciousness. Other crises, such as the continuously rising death toll in...

    The Russian and Iranian Missile Threats: Implications for NATO Missile Defense
    Dec24

    The Russian and Iranian Missile Threats: Implications for NATO Missile Defense

    As tensions rise over Ukraine, NATO is making preparations for the deployments of a ballistic missile defense (BMD) system in Romania in 2015 and in Poland in 2018. The United States and NATO claim that the missile defense shield is not directed at Russia, but is designed to deal with the dual threat of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass...

    Ukraine peace talks are set to start in the capital of Belarus
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks are set to start in the capital of Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus – Negotiators are heading to the capital of Belarus for another round of talks about a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russia rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are to hold the talks in Minsk on Wednesday and on Friday. The negotiations are focusing on...

    Ukraine peace talks begin in the capital of Belarus
    Dec24

    Ukraine peace talks begin in the capital of Belarus

    The much-anticipated talks on a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis began in the capital of Belarus on Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine-Russia Peace Talks Set to Start in Belarus
    Dec24

    Ukraine-Russia Peace Talks Set to Start in Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus—Negotiators are heading to the capital of Belarus for another round of talks about a settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. Representatives of Ukraine, Russia, pro-Russia rebels and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe are to hold the talks in Minsk on Wednesday and on Friday. The negotiations are focusing on...

    Fracking in New York, Feeling the Tremors in Europe
    Dec24

    Fracking in New York, Feeling the Tremors in Europe

    It’s been a rough month for fracking. First, oil prices upended the economics of the once-booming shale fields. Then on Dec. 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned the controversial oil and gas-extraction practice after the release of a state report highlighting uncertainties that cloud virtually every aspect of the science. The most...

    New Competing Claims On Downing Of MH17
    Dec24

    New Competing Claims On Downing Of MH17

    The Russian Investigative Committee says it has a “sincere” witness who claims a Ukrainian jet took down Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. But other emerging evidence further supports the theory that the disaster was caused by a separatist-held Buk missile. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio...