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    Ukraine president says cease-fire holding, calming conflict with Russia
    Dec12

    Ukraine president says cease-fire holding, calming conflict with Russia

    MOSCOW – Efforts to advance peace talks between Ukraine’s government and pro-Moscow rebels appeared on stronger footing Friday as a fragile cease-fire held in a conflict that has raised Russia-Western tensions to Cold War levels.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    A Blast from the Past in Grozny
    Dec12

    A Blast from the Past in Grozny

    On a recent afternoon, during a visit to Grozny, the capital city of Russia’s Chechen Republic, I walked with several local reporters down Putin Avenue, a street that was named after the Russian leader in the early years of this century, not long after the Kremlin’s armed forces succeeded in tamping down a long-simmering rebellion and...

    Canada’s defence minister visits troops in Kuwait
    Dec12

    Canada’s defence minister visits troops in Kuwait

    Minister of Defence Rob Nicholson has visited Canadian troops in Kuwait fighting Islamic State fighters, to see first-hand how the mission is progressing. CTV News Channel’s Mercedes Stephenson reports that the minister made the trip earlier this week after a visit to Ukraine and Poland. The visit was kept secret for security reasons....

    J.L. Granatstein: Low Saudi oil prices are just part of a long game
    Dec12

    J.L. Granatstein: Low Saudi oil prices are just part of a long game

    How does a manufacturer beat down his competitors? Flood the market with goods and sell them at a low price, hoping to drive competitors into the ground. That, in essence, is what Saudi Arabia is doing with its recent tactics with its oil. In the last few weeks, the Saudis refused to agree to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

    Former Georgian Official Tapped For Ukraine’s Interior Ministry
    Dec12

    Former Georgian Official Tapped For Ukraine’s Interior Ministry

    A former deputy interior minister of Georgia, Ekaterina Zguladze, is expected to be appointed to a similar post in Ukraine next week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Only ‘minimal’ risk of default: Ukrainian minister
    Dec12

    Only ‘minimal’ risk of default: Ukrainian minister

    Ukraine is still on the radar of investors, according to a minister, and has only a “minimal” risk of defaulting. …read more Source:...

    Pakistan Arrests Suspected Al Qaeda Commander; Indian Citizen Allegedly Behind ISIS Twitter Handle; School Bombing in Kabul
    Dec12

    Pakistan Arrests Suspected Al Qaeda Commander; Indian Citizen Allegedly Behind ISIS Twitter Handle; School Bombing in Kabul

    Pakistan Pakistan arrests suspected al Qaeda commander Pakistani authorities arrested Shahid Usman, a suspected commander in al Qaeda’s South Asian wing late Thursday night (Reuters, Dawn). Police arrested Usman, who they say was actively planning attacks, along with four others in Karachi. They also seized weapons and 22 pounds of...

    Tunnel of love: Moscow couple get amorous underground
    Dec12

    Tunnel of love: Moscow couple get amorous underground

    Moscow (AFP) – Moscow metro bosses said on Friday they were carrying out emergency checks of the system after a young couple made their way into a tunnel and had sex on the rails.Moscow has a subculture of enthusiasts who explore its maze of tunnels including the metro system, called “diggers”, and a young couple this week...

    The Kremlin’s Top 75 Lies About The Ukraine Crisis
    Dec12

    The Kremlin’s Top 75 Lies About The Ukraine Crisis

    The folks at StopFake.org are committed to uncovering untrue or misleading information being disseminated by Russian media about the crisis in Ukraine. And now StopFake has published a video that runs down the Top 75 untruths of 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit
    Dec12

    India Questioned Over Crimean Leader’s Visit

    India faced criticism and questions a day after the leader of Crimea, the Ukrainian territory annexed by Russia, visited the South Asian country. Sergey Aksyonov arrived with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in the Indian capital Thursday for a one-day summit. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko slammed India, saying the country was...