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    Ukraine parliament approves new government
    Dec02

    Ukraine parliament approves new government

    Ukraine’s parliament has approved the formation of a new government, bringing an end to weeks of behind-the-scenes political wrangling following an October election that ushered in a group of ardently pro-Western parties. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Crimea change of leadership means property grab
    Dec02

    Crimea change of leadership means property grab

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this was no make-believe. It was a hostile takeover. “They forced all the employees onto the ground, sealed off the premises and halted … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine parliament approves new government
    Dec02

    Ukraine parliament approves new government

    KIEV, Ukraine — Ukraine’s parliament has approved the formation of a new government, bringing an end to weeks of behind-the-scenes political wrangling following an October election that ushered in a group of ardently pro-Western parties.The Cabinet approved by lawmakers Tuesday will be headed by 40-year-old Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who has served...

    EU eyes new energy sources after Russia shelves gas pipeline
    Dec02

    EU eyes new energy sources after Russia shelves gas pipeline

    Brussels (AFP) – Europe played down Tuesday an angry Russia’s shelving of the multi-billion-dollar South Stream gas pipeline project, saying it merely reinforced the need to find other energy sources amid the crisis in Ukraine.President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly announced during a visit to Turkey on Monday that he was closing the...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...