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    Ukraine, Separatists Fail To Agree On New Round Of Peace Talks
    Dec10

    Ukraine, Separatists Fail To Agree On New Round Of Peace Talks

    Ukraine’s government and pro-Russian separatists have failed to agree on a new round of peace talks, but Ukraine’s military says it will prolong a 24-hour cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Concerts: Dec. 11 to 18
    Dec10

    Concerts: Dec. 11 to 18

    Thursday, Dec. 11 The Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas, 7:30 p.m., Centrepointe Theatres, 101 Centrepointe Dr.; $50-$55; centrepointetheatres.com / www.barramacneils.com Centretown Recording Alliance 4th Annual Holiday Bash: Mnemonics, Fresh Hell, Lindberg Babies, Steady Shakes, Thunderuncle, The Stuff, Slim & Popular, 10 p.m., House...

    Lithuania’s Military Is On Alert After Russian Activities In A Baltic Sea Exclave
    Dec10

    Lithuania’s Military Is On Alert After Russian Activities In A Baltic Sea Exclave

    Russian military activity in an exclave wedged between two NATO member states has the Lithuanian military on high alert, according to The Lithuania Tribune. Kaliningrad is located between Poland and Lithuania along the Baltic Sea coast, and was annexed by Russia from Germany at the end of World War II. Though separated from mainland Russia by...

    Russian PM warns against ‘hysterics’ over ruble collapse
    Dec10

    Russian PM warns against ‘hysterics’ over ruble collapse

    Moscow (AFP) – Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged Russians to be patient Wednesday as the ruble plunged further due to falling oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine, and said the currency was now undervalued.”It’s definitely not necessary to go into hysterics,” Medvedev said in an annual televised...

    Analysts Weigh Nigeria-Russia Arms Deal
    Dec10

    Analysts Weigh Nigeria-Russia Arms Deal

    Nigeria has turned to Russia to buy heavier weapons following a recent strain in relations with the United States. After the U.S. rejected a request for Cobra attack helicopters, Nigeria cancelled a U.S. military training program linked to the fight against Boko Haram militants. Analysts now are weighing the effects of the arms deal with Russia....

    These Are The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World
    Dec10

    These Are The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    There’s only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn’t had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world’s military powers has been all but banished from...

    Gorbachev on U.S.-Russia Relations: “We May Not Live Through These Days”
    Dec10

    Gorbachev on U.S.-Russia Relations: “We May Not Live Through These Days”

    Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union, has called for a U.S.-Russia summit to thaw relations between the two countries in the wake of the Ukraine crisis. Gorbachev, whose policies played a key role in ending the Cold War as well as democratizing Russia and the satellite states of the former Soviet Union, has warned that the...

    BlackRock Thinks The US Economy Could Be A Major Outlier In 2015
    Dec10

    BlackRock Thinks The US Economy Could Be A Major Outlier In 2015

    BlackRock thinks the US economy could be an outlier in 2015. In its 2015 investment outlook, titled “Dealing With Divergence,” BlackRock sees the US experiencing a “pickup in growth” and improving labor markets. Financial conditions in the US are also expected to tighten. “US growth is on an upswing. We expect the US...

    Change He Doesn’t Believe In
    Dec10

    Change He Doesn’t Believe In

    In June of this year, President Barack Obama lost his best foreign-policy talking point, a blow that — for a politician — can be worse than losing your best friend. When the Islamic State took over Mosul and threatened to march on Baghdad, Obama’s feat of having ended the Iraq War was summarily undone. Only weeks before, Obama had declared...

    Ukraine to extend truce with separatists
    Dec10

    Ukraine to extend truce with separatists

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine will continue upholding a truce with Russian-backed separatists following a day largely free of exchanges of fire between the warring sides, a military spokesman in Kiev said Wednesday.Andriy Lysenko said there have been attacks on government positions over the previous day, but noted a significant reduction in their...