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    Donetsk Snapshot: The Frightening Rise Of Denunciations
    Dec13

    Donetsk Snapshot: The Frightening Rise Of Denunciations

    There are increasing reports of people being detained in the separatist-held parts of southeastern Ukraine solely on the strength of denunciations from their neighbors. The practice mirrors the Stalin-era phenomenon that is credited with inflaming and intensifying his reign of terror. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia reaches out to Europe’s far-right parties
    Dec13

    Russia reaches out to Europe’s far-right parties

    […] they are embraced as partners who can help further Russia’s interests and who share key views — advocacy of traditional family values, belief in authoritarian leadership, a distrust of the U.S. and support for strong law-and-order measures. Daughter Marine Le Pen, party president and a strong contender for the French presidency in...

    Russia reaches out to Europe’s far-right parties
    Dec13

    Russia reaches out to Europe’s far-right parties

    VIENNA (AP) — A Russian loan to France’s National Front. Invitations to Moscow for leaders of Austria’s Freedom Party. Praise for Vladimir Putin from the head of Britain’s anti-European Union party. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine deepens, the Kremlin seems keener than ever to enlist Europe’s far-right parties in its...

    Russia Will React If West Imposes New Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis, Says Minister
    Dec13

    Russia Will React If West Imposes New Sanctions Over Ukraine Crisis, Says Minister

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will take counter measures if Washington imposes new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, according to an Interfax news agency report published on Saturday. Late on Thursday, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives unanimously passed the...

    US Congress readies new sanctions on Russia
    Dec13

    US Congress readies new sanctions on Russia

    U.S. lawmakers were expected on Friday to approve new sanctions on Russian weapons companies and investors in the country’s high-tech oil projects. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine strives to preserve fragile truce
    Dec13

    Ukraine strives to preserve fragile truce

    KIEV, Ukraine — A fragile truce is holding in Ukraine after what President Petro Poroshenko called its first full day of peace since May. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    The foreign students accidentally trapped in Ukraine’s war
    Dec13

    The foreign students accidentally trapped in Ukraine’s war

    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Wissam Fawzi left Iraq in 2006, hoping to put the horrors of war behind him and study dentistry far away from the sound of bombs. Unfortunately, he picked eastern Ukraine for his new home. “I wanted to move to Donetsk because there was war in Iraq. There was shelling in Baghdad in 2006. It was very...

    Ukraine’s Chocolate King president not sweet on promise
    Dec13

    Ukraine’s Chocolate King president not sweet on promise

    Petro Poroshenko made an unusual promise last spring while campaigning to be president – if elected, he would sell most of his business assets. …read more Source:...

    Kerry to meet Russia’s Lavrov in Rome on Monday
    Dec13

    Kerry to meet Russia’s Lavrov in Rome on Monday

    Washington (AFP) – Top US diplomat John Kerry will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Monday, amid a toughening American response to a Kremlin-backed separatist insurgency in Ukraine.State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said on Friday that the pair would discuss the Palestinian bid for statehood at the...

    Kerry aims to avert UN crisis on Mideast
    Dec13

    Kerry aims to avert UN crisis on Mideast

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes upcoming talks with Israel’s prime minister and European officials will avert the possibility of a U.N. Security Council clash over proposed resolutions dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Meetings set for Kerry next week in Europe aim to unite different...