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    MH17 wreckage convoy reaches Poland en route to the Netherlands
    Dec06

    MH17 wreckage convoy reaches Poland en route to the Netherlands

    A truck convoy carrying wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 downed over eastern Ukraine reaches Poland on its way to the Netherlands. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine Ceasefire Deal Talks May be Held on Dec. 9: Poroshenko
    Dec06

    Ukraine Ceasefire Deal Talks May be Held on Dec. 9: Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday a preliminary agreement had been reached to hold talks in Minsk on Dec. 9 on implementing the steps of a September ceasefire deal with eastern separatists, Interfax reported. Clashes in east Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatist rebels are fighting Kiev government troops, have continued...

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow
    Dec06

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — French President Francois Hollande met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin during an impromptu visit to Moscow on Saturday, a rare display of goodwill as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France’s decision to suspend the delivery of two warships to Moscow. …read more Source: U.S....

    IMF To Visit Kiev For Bailout Talks
    Dec06

    IMF To Visit Kiev For Bailout Talks

    (Reuters) – An International Monetary Fund mission will visit Kiev from Dec. 9 to 18 for talks with the new government regarding a $17 billion bailout program, the IMF’s Ukraine representative Jerome Vacher said on Saturday. The IMF program was agreed in April to shore up the ex-Soviet state’s foreign currency reserves and...

    Russia and the West Compete in Eurasian Borderlands
    Dec06

    Russia and the West Compete in Eurasian Borderlands

    Video Transcript Ben Sheen: Hello and thank you for joining us. My name is Ben Sheen, I’m a managing editor here at Stratfor, and today I’m joined by Eurasia analyst Eugene Chausovsky. We’ll be talking a little bit today about the increased buildup of tensions along Russia’s periphery. So, Eugene, clearly this is something...

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow
    Dec06

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow

    President Francois Hollande meets with Russia’s leader during an impromptu visit to Moscow, as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France’s decision to suspend the…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Reports: French Leader Arrives in Moscow
    Dec06

    Reports: French Leader Arrives in Moscow

    MOSCOW— French President Francois Hollande is meeting with his Russian counterpart in an impromptu visit to Moscow, Russian news agencies report. The French leader met with Vladimir Putin at a Moscow airport on Saturday in an unexpected stopover visit, as he traveled from neighboring Kazakhstan back to Paris. Last month, France suspended the...

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow
    Dec06

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow

    MOSCOW — French President Francois Hollande met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin during an impromptu visit to Moscow on Saturday, as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France’s decision to suspend the delivery of two warships to Moscow.The French leader announced the unexpected stopover in Moscow as he...

    France’s Hollande meets Putin on Ukraine crisis
    Dec06

    France’s Hollande meets Putin on Ukraine crisis

    Pair meet during a brief stopover at a Moscow airport …read more Source: The Globe and...

    ISIS, Ebola, and Putin: Old News?
    Dec06

    ISIS, Ebola, and Putin: Old News?

    The Ebola epidemic, ISIS’s ascent, and Vladimir Putin’s belligerence may be three of the most disruptive developments of 2014, but in 2015 they could all lose their potency. It’s hard to imagine such an outcome at the moment, of course, but then again most big news stories are devilishly difficult to predict. It is always...