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    Ukrainian Parliament Votes To Renounce ‘Non-Aligned’ Status
    Dec23

    Ukrainian Parliament Votes To Renounce ‘Non-Aligned’ Status

    (Reuters) – The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday renounced Ukraine’s “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining NATO, angering Moscow, which views NATO’s eastward expansion as a threat to its own security. Any accession to the Western military alliance is likely to take years, but a NATO spokesman in...

    Russia’s PM in warning over ‘deep recession’
    Dec23

    Russia’s PM in warning over ‘deep recession’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned that the country faces a risk of a “deep recession” if the government ditches its spending plans. Speaking at a meeting of his party, Medvedev said Tuesday that the government won’t retreat from its strategic aims and social spending. Otherwise, he said Russia could plunge into...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: The Internet goes down in North Korea; U.S. needs a cybersecurity overhaul; Congress demands anti-terror results from Pakistan; and much more.
    Dec23

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: The Internet goes down in North Korea; U.S. needs a cybersecurity overhaul; Congress demands anti-terror results from Pakistan; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Internet goes down in North Korea. After the United States implicated Pyongyang in the hack of Sony Pictures, rumors about Internet connectivity problems in North Korea began to circulate. Yesterday, after President Barack Obama promised a “proportional response” to the alleged cyberattack, someone turned...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status

    Ukraine took a further step toward seeking NATO membership Tuesday, when the country’s parliament passed a law abolishing Kyiv’s neutral, non-aligned status. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to do away with the non-aligned status. It was adopted in 2010 under Russian pressure and prevented Kyiv from making military alliances. Ukrainian...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status, possibly step toward seeking NATO membership
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status, possibly step toward seeking NATO membership

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia fumes as Kiev renounces ‘non-aligned’ status to pursue NATO bid
    Dec23

    Russia fumes as Kiev renounces ‘non-aligned’ status to pursue NATO bid

    ‘This political vector will only add to nuisances and acuteness in ties,’ Russian envoy to OSCE says …read more Source: The Globe and...

    OPEC will not cut output even at $20 a barrel: Saudi
    Dec23

    OPEC will not cut output even at $20 a barrel: Saudi

    Riyadh (AFP) – OPEC will not cut oil production even if the price drops to $20 a barrel and it is unfair to expect the cartel to reduce output if non-members do not, Saudi Arabia said.”Whether it goes down to $20 a barrel, $40, $50, $60, it is irrelevant,” the kingdom’s Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said in an interview with...

    Harper government selective on Russians being sanctioned – Putin’s inner circle untouched
    Dec23

    Harper government selective on Russians being sanctioned – Putin’s inner circle untouched

    It seems the Harper government has left off a few key Russians from its sanctions list and questions are being asked why? As readers know, Prime Minister Stephen Harper pretty much compared Russian leader Putin’s actions in Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler just before the Second World War. …read more Source: National...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. Although Ukraine had pursued NATO membership several years ago, it declared itself a non-bloc country after Russia-friendly Viktor Yanukovych became president in 2010....

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian in separatist-held Donetsk
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian in separatist-held Donetsk

    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. …read more Source: CTV...