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    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa
    Dec09

    AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

    LONDON (AP) — Fighting between government forces and Russian-backed rebels remained intense in eastern Ukraine last week, prompting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to announce plans for a one-day test truce to help build a more lasting peace. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russian Railways Suspends Service To Ukraine, Other Neighbors
    Dec09

    Russian Railways Suspends Service To Ukraine, Other Neighbors

    Russia’s state railway company says it will stop almost all service to Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan for a year starting December 14, citing a lack of demand. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Turkey Rebuffs EU Criticism Over Foreign Policy Role
    Dec09

    Turkey Rebuffs EU Criticism Over Foreign Policy Role

    Turkey hit back on Tuesday at European Union accusations that it has drifted apart from the bloc on foreign policy, saying Ankara had been kept out of decision-making despite making major contributions to EU defense. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Monday that Turkey, an EU membership candidate, had signed up to less than a...

    Ukraine ‘day of silence’: A test of peace in war-torn east
    Dec09

    Ukraine ‘day of silence’: A test of peace in war-torn east

    KIEV, Ukraine — President Petro Poroshenko declared a “day of silence” Tuesday, suspending military operations in Ukraine’s war-torn east in hopes of restoring a September cease-fire deal with Russian-backed rebels that has been broken almost daily with deaths among fighters and civilians. More than 4,300 people have been killed...

    Ukraine: Truce observed, gas deliveries renewed
    Dec09

    Ukraine: Truce observed, gas deliveries renewed

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 9 (UPI) — Military forces in eastern Ukraine adhered to a one-day truce Tuesday, as Russia resumed shipments of gas and plans to resume peace talks are underway. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine’s ‘day of silence’ a new effort a permanent truce
    Dec09

    Ukraine’s ‘day of silence’ a new effort a permanent truce

    The seven-month long conflict has left more than 4,300 people dead and displaced hundreds of thousands. …read more Source: Toronto...

    The International Fight to Conquer Kleptocracy and Corruption
    Dec09

    The International Fight to Conquer Kleptocracy and Corruption

    Fighting corruption is a global imperative. Today, on International Anti-Corruption Day, it is more important than ever that the international community re-affirm its collective commitment to preventing and eradicating public corruption. The United Nations estimates that the annual cost of corruption is approximately $2.6 trillion, with over $1...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: U.S. braces for torture report release; Critics allege Obama’s Iran strategy is failing; U.S. general warns of potential disaster in Afghanistan; and much more.
    Dec09

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: U.S. braces for torture report release; Critics allege Obama’s Iran strategy is failing; U.S. general warns of potential disaster in Afghanistan; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The United States and its military brace for the release of the CIA torture report. Portions of the report expected to be released by the Senate today found post-9/11 enhanced interrogation techniques did not result in better intelligence. Obama administration officials have already warned that its release could...

    Ukraine holds ‘day of silence’ to bolster ceasefire talks with separatists
    Dec09

    Ukraine holds ‘day of silence’ to bolster ceasefire talks with separatists

    Ukraine’s military authorities said they suspended hostilities Tuesday against Russian-backed separatists in the east in line with a truce declared last week. …read more Source: CTV...

    Canada to offer training to Ukraine’s army
    Dec09

    Canada to offer training to Ukraine’s army

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 9 (UPI) — Canada has agreed, outside of NATO, to provide training to sections of the Ukrainian army, which includes sending instructors to Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...