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    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status, possibly step toward seeking NATO membership
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status, possibly step toward seeking NATO membership

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia fumes as Kiev renounces ‘non-aligned’ status to pursue NATO bid
    Dec23

    Russia fumes as Kiev renounces ‘non-aligned’ status to pursue NATO bid

    ‘This political vector will only add to nuisances and acuteness in ties,’ Russian envoy to OSCE says …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status

    Ukraine took a further step toward seeking NATO membership Tuesday, when the country’s parliament passed a law abolishing Kyiv’s neutral, non-aligned status. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to do away with the non-aligned status. It was adopted in 2010 under Russian pressure and prevented Kyiv from making military alliances. Ukrainian...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. Although Ukraine had pursued NATO membership several years ago, it declared itself a non-bloc country after Russia-friendly Viktor Yanukovych became president in 2010....

    Harper government selective on Russians being sanctioned – Putin’s inner circle untouched
    Dec23

    Harper government selective on Russians being sanctioned – Putin’s inner circle untouched

    It seems the Harper government has left off a few key Russians from its sanctions list and questions are being asked why? As readers know, Prime Minister Stephen Harper pretty much compared Russian leader Putin’s actions in Ukraine to those of Adolf Hitler just before the Second World War. …read more Source: National...

    OPEC will not cut output even at $20 a barrel: Saudi
    Dec23

    OPEC will not cut output even at $20 a barrel: Saudi

    Riyadh (AFP) – OPEC will not cut oil production even if the price drops to $20 a barrel and it is unfair to expect the cartel to reduce output if non-members do not, Saudi Arabia said.”Whether it goes down to $20 a barrel, $40, $50, $60, it is irrelevant,” the kingdom’s Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said in an interview with...

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian in separatist-held Donetsk
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian in separatist-held Donetsk

    In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major victim of the bitterness and rifts the fighting has caused. …read more Source: CTV...

    No easy solution for Vladimir Putin and Russia
    Dec23

    No easy solution for Vladimir Putin and Russia

    As economic gloom settles over Moscow, parts of the Russian capital have become Potemkin villages. The most splendid of these still prosperous looking facades is Moscow City, a shiny $14 billion forest of glass and steel skyscrapers that includes four of Europe’s five tallest buildings with the tallest building of all still under...

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s rebel university goes Russian

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — In eastern Ukraine, where the country’s pro-Russian insurgency has claimed thousands of lives, the region’s top university is a major victim of the bitterness and rifts the fighting has caused. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine votes to drop non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership
    Dec23

    Ukraine votes to drop non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to drop the country’s non-aligned status and work towards Nato membership. Russia reacted quickly to the move, calling it an “unfriendly step” that will only “add to nuisances” in ties. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had pledged to apply for Nato membership due to Russia’s support for rebels...