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    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day
    Dec10

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day

    Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian rebels are largely honoring a declared halt in hostilities for a second consecutive day in eastern Ukraine. Only sporadic gunfire was reported early Wednesday – 24 hours after both sides began observing the so-called “Day of Silence.” It is designed to encourage both sides to observe the wider...

    Israel speeds up aliyah procedures for residents of eastern Ukraine
    Dec10

    Israel speeds up aliyah procedures for residents of eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Israel implemented special procedures to speed up the immigration process for people with Jewish origins from Ukraine’s conflict zones. The new procedures were implemented earlier this month and formulated in a new executive directive issued by the headquarters of Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority to...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: Senate torture report is a damning indictment of the CIA’s post-9/11 enhanced interrogation program; CIA lied about torture’s role in Osama bin Laden’s death; Lurid details of the torture program were withheld from former President Bush; and much more.
    Dec10

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: Senate torture report is a damning indictment of the CIA’s post-9/11 enhanced interrogation program; CIA lied about torture’s role in Osama bin Laden’s death; Lurid details of the torture program were withheld from former President Bush; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The CIA’s actions detailed in a long-awaited torture report released yesterday are “a stain on our values and our history.” Those are the words of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The report, a damning indictment of the CIA’s post-9/11...

    NATO Planes Join Hunt for Submarine Spotted Off Scotland
    Dec10

    NATO Planes Join Hunt for Submarine Spotted Off Scotland

    NATO patrol planes helped Britain scour the waters off its western Scottish coast after a submarine’s periscope was spotted, in a search reminiscent of the Cold War, media reported. Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it had received NATO help in an operation, but declined to go into further details. News of the operation, first...

    Ukraine to extend truce with Russian-backed separatists as new peace talks loom
    Dec10

    Ukraine to extend truce with Russian-backed separatists as new peace talks loom

    Ukraine says it will continue upholding a truce with Russian-backed separatists following a day largely free of exchanges of fire between the warring sides. …read more Source: FOX...

    Crimea is ‘our destiny,’ Russian PM says
    Dec10

    Crimea is ‘our destiny,’ Russian PM says

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the return of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine earlier this year, was Russia’s destiny, echoing President Vladimir Putin’s remarks. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: IMF finds $15B black hole in finances
    Dec10

    Ukraine: IMF finds $15B black hole in finances

    A further $15 billion may be needed to bailout struggling Ukraine, which seems ever closer to economic disaster. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Faces Bankruptcy If It Cannot Secure A $15 Billion Bailout ‘Within Weeks’
    Dec10

    Ukraine Faces Bankruptcy If It Cannot Secure A $15 Billion Bailout ‘Within Weeks’

    The Ukraine economy is on the brink of collapse after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) identified a $15 billion shortfall in government funding that will need to be plugged “within weeks”, according to the Financial Times. The shortfall comes after Ukraine’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 5.3% in the third quarter of...

    Chechens Loyal to Russia Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels
    Dec10

    Chechens Loyal to Russia Fight Alongside East Ukraine Rebels

    Chanting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest), dozens of armed men in camouflage uniforms from Russia’s republic of Chechnya train in snow in a camp in the rebel-held east Ukraine. They say their “Death” unit fighting Ukrainian forces has 300 people, mostly former state security troops in the mainly-Muslim region where...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Dec10

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Wednesday. 1. The US Senate Intelligence Committee released a report on Tuesday that details harsh CIA interrogation techniques employed in counterterrorism efforts during the administration of US President George W. Bush. 2. A new leak of confidential documents adds dozens of more companies,...