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    Russia Warns Of Recession In 2015 Amid Sanctions And Low Oil Prices
    Dec02

    Russia Warns Of Recession In 2015 Amid Sanctions And Low Oil Prices

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government has acknowledged that the country will fall into recession next year, battered by the combination of Western sanctions and a plunge in the price of its oil exports. The news caused the stock market to drop and pushed the ruble to a fresh record low against the dollar. The economic development ministry on...

    Videos show multiple rocket launches in rebel-held Ukraine
    Dec02

    Videos show multiple rocket launches in rebel-held Ukraine

    Dramatic amateur videos purport to show Donetsk rebels in eastern Ukraine firing a multiple rocket launcher from right next to residential blocks. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine and Rebel Group Say They’ll Recommit to a Cease-Fire
    Dec02

    Ukraine and Rebel Group Say They’ll Recommit to a Cease-Fire

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the military and the Luhansk People’s Republic agreed to order a cease-fire starting Friday. …read more Source: The New York...

    NATO alliance approves rapid reaction force
    Dec02

    NATO alliance approves rapid reaction force

    Croatian Foreign Minister Vesna Pusic, left, speaks with Czech Republic’s Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, right, during a round table meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission at NATO headquar… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ashton Carter likely next US defense secretary: report
    Dec02

    Ashton Carter likely next US defense secretary: report

    Washington (AFP) – The former number-two ranking official at the Pentagon, Ashton Carter, likely will be named as the next US defense secretary, CNN reported Tuesday.President Barack Obama was poised to name Carter to replace outgoing Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel, “barring any last minute complications,” CNN reported, citing...

    RCAF aid flights to Ukraine provided photo ops for Conservative MP
    Dec02

    RCAF aid flights to Ukraine provided photo ops for Conservative MP

    Canada’s junior defence minister has twice accompanied the delivery of non-lethal military aid to Ukraine in photo-friendly events which initially caught the air force off guard, Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press reports. Here is the rest of Murray Brewster’s article: A series of documents released under the Access to Information...

    The Long Game vs. Today’s Global Challenges
    Dec02

    The Long Game vs. Today’s Global Challenges

    This post is adapted from remarks made at Yale University on December 1, 2014. This is not the welcome I get when I walk into the UN Security Council. I should come here more often. It is, it’s wonderful, truly wonderful, very moving for me to back. I came to Yale from Atlanta, Georgia. I went to a public high school in Atlanta, Georgia;...

    Russia Defiant, EU Says Pipeline’s Demise Shows Need For Diversity
    Dec02

    Russia Defiant, EU Says Pipeline’s Demise Shows Need For Diversity

    The European Union said Russia’s surprise abandonment of the South Stream pipeline project underscored the need for diverse energy sources, while Moscow vowed to find other ways to get its natural gas to paying clients. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    End Of South Stream: Winners & Losers
    Dec02

    End Of South Stream: Winners & Losers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 1 announced that Russia was abandoning plans for the South Stream natural gas pipeline meant to supply energy directly to Europe without transit through Ukraine. Who are the winners and losers if Putin makes good on his word? …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, rebels agree to new cease-fire
    Dec02

    Ukraine, rebels agree to new cease-fire

    New agreement seeks what many others have failed; hostilities scheduled to end on Friday …read more Source:...