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    Putin Gives Annual News Conference
    Dec18

    Putin Gives Annual News Conference

    President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday discussed the recent crisis in his nation’s currency, the situation in Ukraine and relations with the West at his year-end news conference in Moscow. …read more Source: The New York...

    US Congress Wants To Give Weapons To Ukraine To Fight Russia; Obama Hesitant To Pass Bill
    Dec18

    US Congress Wants To Give Weapons To Ukraine To Fight Russia; Obama Hesitant To Pass Bill

    President Barack Obama is expected to sign a bill this week which would provide up to $350 million worth of military aid to support the Ukrainian armed forces in its fight against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: International Business...

    FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine
    Dec18

    FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference Thursday: …read more Source: U.S....

    Putin: Russian Economy to Rebound in 2 Years
    Dec18

    Putin: Russian Economy to Rebound in 2 Years

    Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-the-year news conference Thursday, tackling questions on the Russian economy, the crisis in Ukraine and Russian relations with the west. VOA’s Jeff Custer reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    FACT CHECK: Comparing Putin’s statements on Russian economy, Ukrainian crisis with the facts
    Dec18

    FACT CHECK: Comparing Putin’s statements on Russian economy, Ukrainian crisis with the facts

    A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference Thursday: ___ ON THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY: PUTIN: “We will rely on these reserves. …read more Source: FOX...

    Worrying About China
    Dec18

    Worrying About China

    If there is one thing various experts and pundits like to do most it is to worry about all manner of speculative threats. I can recall when much of their focus was on the Soviet Union until 1991 when it collapsed along with the decline in the cost of oil. The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 signaled that it was no longer the feared power it had...

    The Wit and Wisdom of Vladimir Putin
    Dec18

    The Wit and Wisdom of Vladimir Putin

    Over more than three hours the Russian head of state did his best, battling a chesty cough which peculiarly intensified when he was asked questions about starting a new Cold War, as he answered questions from 38 journalists on all areas of Russian life such as parking in Moscow, the Ukraine crisis, the fall of the rouble, Russian mortgages and...

    Ukraine calls for new national security doctrine amid concern of Russian invasion
    Dec18

    Ukraine calls for new national security doctrine amid concern of Russian invasion

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 18 (UPI) — Ukraine needs to bolster its armed forces in order to be better prepared for a potential Russian invasion, a senior Ukrainian defense official said Wednesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Best Putin Quotes From Russian President’s Annual Press Conference
    Dec18

    Best Putin Quotes From Russian President’s Annual Press Conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the world a number of great quotes during a marathon three hour and 15 minute press conference on Thursday. Putin was optimistic about Russia’s diving economy and was in usual, defiant form in regard to Russia’s contentious relationship with the West over the Ukraine crisis. …read more...

    EU Summit Addresses Russia, Jumpstarting Growth
    Dec18

    EU Summit Addresses Russia, Jumpstarting Growth

    BRUSSELS—European Union leaders met Thursday to seek solutions to two major challenges —how to jumpstart sluggish economic growth at home, and how to deal long-term with Russia. On the economic front, European Council President Donald Tusk, the official host of the 28-nation summit, said he expected attendees to call for the urgent establishment...