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    IMF Visits Ukraine for Bailout Talks
    Dec09

    IMF Visits Ukraine for Bailout Talks

    Officials from the International Monetary Fund are visiting Ukraine Tuesday for talks on its $17 billion aid program — a key step towards bringing more funds to the cash-strapped country. The visit coincides with a so-called “Day of Silence,” when both Ukrainian forces and rebels have pledged to observe an effective truce on the...

    Op-Ed Contributor: Driving Ukrainians Into Putin’s Arms
    Dec09

    Op-Ed Contributor: Driving Ukrainians Into Putin’s Arms

    Kiev and its allies are alienating the citizens of the east. …read more Source: The New York...

    See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space
    Dec09

    See 25 Incredible Images of Earth From Space

    There’s something to be said for being on the ground when news plays out, but sometimes it’s the overhead view that provides the most unique perspective. Throughout 2014, DigitalGlobe’s satellites have captured scenes that gave us important glimpses into what was happening around us, from the unrest in Ukraine to fires in...

    Exclusive: Putin Cut Ukraine Criticism From Speech Ahead of Peace Talks
    Dec09

    Exclusive: Putin Cut Ukraine Criticism From Speech Ahead of Peace Talks

    Russian President Vladimir Putin apparently cut out a blistering critique of Ukrainian authorities in a speech to human rights advocates last week, as he seeks to carve out a peace deal with his country’s neighbor. In a draft prepared by Putin’s speechwriters and obtained by TIME, the president was set to accuse Ukrainian authorities...

    Why Putin could get ‘cold feet’ over Ukraine
    Dec09

    Why Putin could get ‘cold feet’ over Ukraine

    With Russia hit hard by a slump in the ruble, tumbling oil prices and sanctions, could Vladimir Putin be wondering whether Ukraine was worth it? …read more Source:...

    Canadians to train Ukrainian military police
    Dec09

    Canadians to train Ukrainian military police

    Canada to train Ukrainian military cops as Ottawa seeks closer ties: Nicholson …read more Source:...

    US Ambassador: Russian Sanctions Not Linked To Seizure Of Crimea
    Dec09

    US Ambassador: Russian Sanctions Not Linked To Seizure Of Crimea

    The United States ambassador to Ukraine acknowledged on Monday that some sanctions on Russia could be lifted even if it does not relinquish control of Crimea, a peninsula on Ukrainian territory that international observers say was illegally annexed by the Kremlin in March. U.S. Ambassador Geoff Pyatt said the Obama administration’s policy...

    Why An Oil Crash Is Exactly What Obama Needs
    Dec09

    Why An Oil Crash Is Exactly What Obama Needs

    The historic drop in crude oil prices is poised to give a clear boost to President Barack Obama both in the US and abroad. “Even President Barack Obama likely would agree that 2014 has been a tough year for him—and he doubtless would welcome a sign that he will catch a break or two in 2015. Well, here’s one: Low oil prices …....

    Here Are The FBI’s Most Wanted Cyber Criminals
    Dec08

    Here Are The FBI’s Most Wanted Cyber Criminals

    As cybercrime becomes increasingly damaging, the FBI has kept a list of “Cyber’s Most Wanted.” Comprised of the most damaging cyber criminals in the world, the wanted list includes five officers from China’s People’s Liberation Army and ten individuals for whom the FBI is offering cash rewards. The individuals are...

    U.S. Ambassador: Diplomats, not the Military, Will Solve Ukraine Crisis
    Dec08

    U.S. Ambassador: Diplomats, not the Military, Will Solve Ukraine Crisis

    The U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Monday refused to rule out sending weapons to the Ukrainian army, but insisted that the crisis in Ukraine would be solved with diplomacy, not armies. Speaking at an Atlantic Council event in Washington, Ambassador Geoff Pyatt echoed recent comment made by Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken, who told...