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    Nazarbaev Calls On Kazakhs To Defend Independence, Unity
    Dec15

    Nazarbaev Calls On Kazakhs To Defend Independence, Unity

    President Nursultan Nazarbaev has called on citizens to defend Kazakhstan’s independence and laid out plans for a new celebration of the Central Asian country’s history. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Smart Power through Inclusivity in an Increasingly Volatile World
    Dec15

    Smart Power through Inclusivity in an Increasingly Volatile World

    The brutality of ISIS, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the Ebola epidemic are issues that give us the sense that we are returning to a harsher and more violent world of “realpolitik” than what we have witnessed during the last couple of decades. Decision makers are constantly faced with the difficult task of how to most...

    UN Says Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine up to 4,707
    Dec15

    UN Says Death Toll in Eastern Ukraine up to 4,707

    GENEVA— The U.N. human rights office says at least 4,707 people have been killed and 10,322 wounded in the conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine. It says more than 5 million people are living in the conflict areas where they face rising hardships and some struggle to stay alive. At least 1,357 fatalities have been recorded since the...

    Russian Arms Sales Soared in 2013, Bucking Global Slowdown
    Dec15

    Russian Arms Sales Soared in 2013, Bucking Global Slowdown

    Russian arms makers’ sales soared 20 percent in 2013, bucking a slowdown in other countries’ industries, largely thanks to a Kremlin push to modernize its military, the SIPRI think tank said on Monday. Russia’s figures were strong enough to slow a three-year decline in global arms sales caused mainly by Washington’s...

    UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707
    Dec15

    UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707

    GENEVA — Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April and more than a quarter of the recorded deaths have come since a much-ignored cease-fire, U.N. rights investigators said Monday.A new report from the U.N. team in Ukraine says at least 1,357 of the fatalities have been recorded...

    UN: Around 1,300 Killed in Ukraine Since Cease-fire
    Dec15

    UN: Around 1,300 Killed in Ukraine Since Cease-fire

    Around 1,300 people have been killed in Ukraine’s separatist conflict since a September cease-fire, according to a U.N. report that said many living in the country’s rebel-held east were struggling to survive. As of Dec. 12, 4,707 combatants and civilians had been killed since pro-Russian rebels seized eastern regions near the border...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: Australia’s fears are realized with hostages crisis in Sydney; Fallout from the torture report continues; Congress raises the stakes with Russia; and much more.
    Dec15

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: Australia’s fears are realized with hostages crisis in Sydney; Fallout from the torture report continues; Congress raises the stakes with Russia; and much more.

    Australian fears are realized as gunmen believed to be radical Islamists have taken hostages in Sydney. Australian officials have long warned that its citizens were fighting in the Middle East under the Islamic State banner, leading to concerns that the fight against the group could land on Australia’s shores. It now appears if their fears...

    Ukraine conflict creates ‘increasingly dire’ conditions for 5M people, UN warns
    Dec15

    Ukraine conflict creates ‘increasingly dire’ conditions for 5M people, UN warns

    The UN human rights office says at least 4,707 people have been killed and 10,322 wounded in the conflict-affected areas of eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707
    Dec15

    UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine up to 4,707

    GENEVA (AP) — Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April and more than a quarter of the recorded deaths have come since a much-ignored cease-fire, U.N. rights investigators said Monday. …read more Source: U.S....

    Around 1,300 Killed In Ukraine Since Ceasefire: UN
    Dec15

    Around 1,300 Killed In Ukraine Since Ceasefire: UN

    (Reuters) – Around 1,300 people have been killed in Ukraine’s separatist conflict since a September ceasefire, according to a U.N. report that said many living in the country’s rebel-held east were struggling to survive. As of Dec. 12, 4,707 combatants and civilians had been killed since pro-Russian rebels seized eastern regions...