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    Obama has signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act
    Dec20

    Obama has signed the Ukraine Freedom Support Act

    “On Thursday, December 18, 2014, the President signed into law H.R. 5859, the “Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014,” which contains sanctions provisions on various Russian persons and entities and military and non-military assistance authorities for Ukraine,” the release said. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    For Putin, a year of successes and failures — on Ukraine, NATO and the West
    Dec20

    For Putin, a year of successes and failures — on Ukraine, NATO and the West

    MOSCOW — A year ago, most Ukrainians didn’t want to join NATO. U.S. tanks weren’t doing training exercises near the Russian border. And a dollar bought 33 rubles.But after the most tumultuous stretch of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power, Russia is confronting a new reality. Ukraine — the part not held by rebels — has...

    AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world
    Dec20

    AP PHOTOS: A look at 2014 in the business world

    LONDON (AP) — No one said the recovery from the global financial crisis would be easy and 2014 provided that in spades. While the U.S. economy, the world’s largest, is showing clear signs that its recovery is self-sustaining, the picture elsewhere is far less rosy entering 2015. Concerns remain over the Chinese economy, the world’s...

    Putin says Russia won’t be intimidated over Crimea
    Dec20

    Putin says Russia won’t be intimidated over Crimea

    Russia will not be intimidated over its actions in Ukraine and Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday as his foreign ministry warned that it was preparing to retaliate against fresh Western sanctions. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Vladimir Putin pals, ‘Night Wolves’ biker gang, sanctioned by U.S.
    Dec20

    Vladimir Putin pals, ‘Night Wolves’ biker gang, sanctioned by U.S.

    The U.S. targeted a motorcycle group favored by Russian President Vladimir Putin in the latest expansion of economic sanctions imposed over the Kremlin’s support for Ukrainian separatists. All together the Treasury Department added 24 individuals and entities to the list of sanctions, barring travel and financial dealings with the U.S.,...

    Ukraine: 1.7M children suffer in conflict
    Dec20

    Ukraine: 1.7M children suffer in conflict

    More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an “extremely serious” situation, the U.N. children’s agency Unicef has warned, with their suffering exacerbated by harsh winter weather. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Crisis In Mind, Lithuania Establishes A Rapid Reaction Force
    Dec20

    Ukraine Crisis In Mind, Lithuania Establishes A Rapid Reaction Force

    RUKLA, Lithuania — Maj. Linas Pakutka walked back and forth behind the line of soldiers lying in the snow-crusted field, a row of distant pines forming a jagged horizon in the twilight sky. His command to fire was barely audible in the fierce wind. …read more Source: The Huffington...

    Obama Takes Foreign Policy Risk, But On His Own Terms
    Dec20

    Obama Takes Foreign Policy Risk, But On His Own Terms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest a willingness for bold and risky action, if he can keep tight control and rely on a few close aides.It’s a pattern Obama followed during clandestine talks with Iran that led to an interim nuclear deal and...

    Russia Calls New Crimea Sanctions ‘Collective Punishment’
    Dec20

    Russia Calls New Crimea Sanctions ‘Collective Punishment’

    Reuters) – The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that new Western sanctions against Ukraine’s Crimea region were a “collective punishment” on residents who voted last March to join Russia, adding it was preparing to retaliate. Both the European Union and United States adopted tighter restrictions on investments in...

    Exits: Who stepped out of the spotlight this year?
    Dec20

    Exits: Who stepped out of the spotlight this year?

    Dylan Martinez/Reuters SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE: It was the lost cause of Scottish dreamers, last gathered in a state of their own in 1707, and the subject of a campaign focused on social media. Support for national independence was surging in the polls in early September. Unfortunately for the Scottish nationalists, the referendum wasn’t held...