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    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: U.S. accuses Iran of breaching nuclear sanctions; Drone strikes and a prisoner return help thaw U.S.-Pakistan ties; Israel conducts airstrikes in Syria; and much more.
    Dec08

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: U.S. accuses Iran of breaching nuclear sanctions; Drone strikes and a prisoner return help thaw U.S.-Pakistan ties; Israel conducts airstrikes in Syria; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The United States accuses Iran of secretly breaching U.N. nuclear sanctions. As Secretary of State John Kerry hints that a nuclear deal with Iran could be done in a matter of months, Washington has evidence that Tehran is trying to buy new equipment for a key nuclear facility. But the White House isn’t...

    Ukraine Expects Russian Gas Supplies To Resume On December 8
    Dec08

    Ukraine Expects Russian Gas Supplies To Resume On December 8

    Ukraine’s energy minister has said Kyiv expects Russia to resume supplies of gas from December 8. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rage Comes to Russia
    Dec08

    Rage Comes to Russia

    Why Moscow Should Worry about Terrorism December 7, 2014 …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine ceasefire may take hold soon
    Dec08

    Ukraine ceasefire may take hold soon

    French President Hollande said after an impromptu visit to Russia for crisis talks on Saturday that a ceasefire could take hold in Ukraine soon. …read more Source:...

    Merkel: Russia Meddling With Countries’ EU Aspirations
    Dec08

    Merkel: Russia Meddling With Countries’ EU Aspirations

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is bitterly accusing Russia of trying to meddle with the desires of eastern European countries to pursue a path of integration with the European Union. Merkel told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper that Russia has created difficulties for Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine after they made ‘sovereign decisions’ to...

    Ballet Stars Dance At Bolchoi For Ukraine
    Dec07

    Ballet Stars Dance At Bolchoi For Ukraine

    A dozen ballet stars have participated in a gala at Moscow’s iconic Bolshoi Theater in support of young dancers in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Economy Has Shrunk So Much It’s Now Only As Small As Spain
    Dec07

    Russia’s Economy Has Shrunk So Much It’s Now Only As Small As Spain

    The decline in the price of oil, Western economic sanctions against the nation following its invasion of Ukraine, and the collapse of the Russian rouble that resulted, has decimated Russia’s economy. Now Russian GDP has shrunk so much it is no longer the world’s eighth largest economic power, according to The Telegraph. Instead,...

    Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence
    Dec07

    Five civilians killed in fresh east Ukraine violence

    Kiev (AFP) – Five civilians have been killed in fresh violence in eastern Ukraine, where more explosions and gunfire rang out on Sunday, two days before the start of a planned truce, officials said.Three civilians were killed and 10 were wounded overnight in the rebel bastion of Donetsk, where further explosions and gunfire were heard...

    ‘Buckwheat panic’ grips Russians as economic sanctions bite
    Dec07

    ‘Buckwheat panic’ grips Russians as economic sanctions bite

    Moscow (AFP) – With its warm, fluffy brown grains, buckwheat is the ultimate comfort food for Russians and as sanctions hit home, it is flying off the shelves in a shopping frenzy dubbed the “buckwheat panic”.Hard-hit by falling oil prices and Western economic sanctions imposed over the Kremlin’s role in the Ukrainian...

    The Two Faces of Azerbaijan’s Government
    Dec07

    The Two Faces of Azerbaijan’s Government

    Azerbaijan’s most famous investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova is the latest in a long list of Azerbaijani activists to become political prisoners. Ismayilova, a journalist with Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has just been sentenced to two months of administrative detention on charges of driving a fellow reporter to attempt suicide,...