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    Russian sailors leaving France without warship
    Dec18

    Russian sailors leaving France without warship

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty they came for: a 1-billion-euro, French-built warship that has become a hostage to the biggest East-West conflict since the Cold War. The Vladivostok helicopter carrier is part of a strange and...

    Putin Says Russian Bear Isn’t About to Sit Back and Just Eat Berries and Honey
    Dec18

    Putin Says Russian Bear Isn’t About to Sit Back and Just Eat Berries and Honey

    The year 2014 was supposedly one in which a chess-playing Vladimir Putin outsmarted the checkers-playing West. But even with Crimea in Russian hands, it ends on what must surely be a sour note for the Russian president. His country’s economy is in a tail-spin amid Western sanctions. The ruble is tanking. And Russian meddling in Ukraine now...

    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: Associated...

    Russian sailors leaving France without warship
    Dec18

    Russian sailors leaving France without warship

    PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of Russian sailors pulled out of a French port Thursday, bearing perfumes for their loved ones but lacking the controversial bounty they came for: a 1-billion-euro, French-built warship that has become a hostage to the biggest East-West conflict since the Cold War. Russia’s president at the time, Dmitry Medvedev,...

    Poroshenko: Ukraine in EU by 2020
    Dec18

    Poroshenko: Ukraine in EU by 2020

    Ed AdamczykWARSAW, Poland, Dec. 18 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country should prepare to join the European Union by 2020, and hinted entry into NATO was also within his plans. …read more Source: United Press...

    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: With the ruble losing about half its value since January, a staggering capital outflow and flagging investment, experts are predicting the Russian economy will...

    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...