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    Pope Francis Urges Muslim Leaders to Condemn Violence
    Dec01

    Pope Francis Urges Muslim Leaders to Condemn Violence

    Pope Francis has called on Muslim leaders to condemn violence in order to eliminate the unfortunate stereotype linking Islam with terrorism. The Pontiff made his statement on a flight from Turkey, where he’s spent three days discussing divisions between faiths, reports the BBC. He rejected those who say that “all Muslims are terrorists …...

    Russian ruble takes a nosedive on low oil prices
    Dec01

    Russian ruble takes a nosedive on low oil prices

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s ruble has dropped more than 3 percent, pressured by declining oil prices and the flagging economy. The ruble has been suffering from low oil prices as well as its flagging economy and the pressure of Western sanctions over its role in Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine Militias Warn Of Anti-Kiev Coup
    Dec01

    Ukraine Militias Warn Of Anti-Kiev Coup

    The burly man with the close-cropped silver hair and his two companions ask not to be identified too closely when they talk to me in some dowdy offices near an ancient monastery overlooking the Dnieper River. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Joseph Stalin, the ‘butcher’ of Ukraine
    Dec01

    Joseph Stalin, the ‘butcher’ of Ukraine

    Eight years ago, on Nov. 28, 2006, the Ukrainian Parliament officially designated the famine of 1931-33, which killed 5 to 7 million Ukrainians, during Stalin’s rule, a genocide. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Partial results: Moldova parties favoring EU ahead
    Dec01

    Partial results: Moldova parties favoring EU ahead

    CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Partial results from elections in Moldova show parties that want to move closer to Europe leading those that favor returning into Moscow’s sphere of influence. Sunday’s parliamentary election has taken on wider significance with the unrest in neighboring Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Pro-Europe Parties Lead in Moldova Election
    Dec01

    Pro-Europe Parties Lead in Moldova Election

    Results from parliamentary elections in Moldova show parties that want to pursue closer ties to Europe leading those that want closer relations with Russia. With 85 percent of the vote counted early Monday, a group of pro-Europe parties had about 44 percent of the vote for the 101-member parliament. The Socialist Party, which wants Moldova to...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Russian Convoy Moves Across Border With Mystery Cargo
    Dec01

    World Briefing: Ukraine: Russian Convoy Moves Across Border With Mystery Cargo

    Ukraine accused Russia of sending weapons and ammunition into war-torn areas of eastern Ukraine under the guise of humanitarian aid after a column of 106 white trucks crossed the border from Russia on Sunday. …read more Source: The New York...

    Erdogan hosts Putin to tighten Turkey-Russia alliance
    Dec01

    Erdogan hosts Putin to tighten Turkey-Russia alliance

    Ankara (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday holds talks in Ankara with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to tighten links which have survived potentially grave disputes over the Syria and Ukraine crises.The talks are expected to focus on energy cooperation — with Ankara seeking not only a reduction in gas...

    The new Cold War: Pro-Russian influence extends beyond Ukraine
    Dec01

    The new Cold War: Pro-Russian influence extends beyond Ukraine

    Across Russia’s traditional sphere of influence, the chill of a new Cold War is advancing – in Moldova, Georgia and beyond. …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Pope urges Muslim leaders to condemn Islamist terror
    Dec01

    Pope urges Muslim leaders to condemn Islamist terror

    Istanbul (AFP) – Pope Francis urged Muslim leaders worldwide to “clearly” condemn terrorism carried out in the name of Islam, and called for an end to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East.Francis said he had told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that “it would be wonderful if all the Muslim leaders of the...