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    Russia holds military drills near Ukraine border
    Dec05

    Russia holds military drills near Ukraine border

    Ukraine FM Klimkin says his country needs “everyone to deliver on the ceasefire” while Russia’s Lavrov says it is wrong of the West to blame Moscow for the crisis. Jennifer Davis reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    EU official says Bosnia is willing to join the bloc, despite Russia’s objections
    Dec05

    EU official says Bosnia is willing to join the bloc, despite Russia’s objections

    The European Union has urged Russia to leave the Balkans out of its dispute with the bloc over Ukraine, and to let the region proceed on its path toward EU and NATO memberships. …read more Source: FOX...

    Crimean Tatars Face Repression After Russia Takes Over
    Dec05

    Crimean Tatars Face Repression After Russia Takes Over

    BRUSSELS—It was traditional for Crimean Tatars, a Muslim Turkic ethnic minority, to hold a large gathering for Human Rights Day in the central square in Simferopol, Crimea’s capital, on Dec. 10. But this year the Mejlis, a representative body of the Crimean Tatars, were told by Crimean authorities that they will not be able to hold their...

    Eastern European Trade Organization Picks English Over Russian
    Dec05

    Eastern European Trade Organization Picks English Over Russian

    GUAM, the interstate association of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, will no longer be conducting meetings in Russian. The group could typically speak Russian during meetings, a holdover universal language from the Soviet era. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin wrote on Twitter that the decision to switch languages to...

    France: possible Russia may never get warships
    Dec05

    France: possible Russia may never get warships

    French defence minister says Russia may never get the warships it ordered due to Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Russian ‘Humanitarian Convoy’ Heads for Separatist Moldovan Region
    Dec05

    Russian ‘Humanitarian Convoy’ Heads for Separatist Moldovan Region

    A Russian NGO with close ties to the Kremlin plans to send a 60-lorry ‘humanitarian convoy’ into Moldova’s pro-Russian separatist region, amidst growing tension in the small former Soviet state after pro-EU parties defeated the pro-Russian Socialist party in last week’s parliamentary elections. The first three lorries had...

    Finland OK’S Russian-Backed Nuclear Plant
    Dec05

    Finland OK’S Russian-Backed Nuclear Plant

    Finland has approved the building of a Russian-backed nuclear power plant at a time when many western capitals are seeking to isolate Moscow over its intervention in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Obama Nominates Ashton Carter For U.S. Defense Secretary
    Dec05

    Obama Nominates Ashton Carter For U.S. Defense Secretary

    U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated a former weapons purchaser at the Pentagon, Ashton Carter, to become the next U.S. Secretary of Defense. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Interview: Gazprom Must Play By EU Rules, Says EU Vice-President
    Dec05

    Interview: Gazprom Must Play By EU Rules, Says EU Vice-President

    European Commission Vice-President and Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic told RFE/RL’s Rikard Jozwiak on December 5 that Russia’s South Stream gas pipeline could be revived if Moscow understood that Gazprom had to abide by EU energy market rules. This week Russia announced it was abandoning the project. Despite this, and current...

    Obama Nominates Ashton Carter For Defense Secretary
    Dec05

    Obama Nominates Ashton Carter For Defense Secretary

    President Barack Obama on Friday nominated former Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Obama said Carter is regarded “as one of our nation’s foremost national security leaders.” “He knows the Department of Defense inside and out,” Obama said. “On Day One,...