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    Ukraine tests ground for lasting cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists with one-day truce
    Dec05

    Ukraine tests ground for lasting cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists with one-day truce

    A Ukrainian military spokesman says a one-day truce announced by the president will serve as a test for the prospects of a definitive cessation of hostilities against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: FOX...

    British Museum Loans Parthenon Sculpture to Russia
    Dec05

    British Museum Loans Parthenon Sculpture to Russia

    LONDON— The British Museum has loaned one of the Parthenon Marbles to Russia’s Hermitage Museum — the first time in 200 years that any of the ancient sculptures, whose return has been strongly demanded by Greece, has left Britain. The marble sculpture of the river god Ilissos —a reclining male figure from the west pediment of the Parthenon...

    Can Anything Save the Ruble?
    Dec05

    Can Anything Save the Ruble?

    Woe to Russian consumers who like Swiss watches with their Italian suits — or even furry Australian boots with their Chinese disposable fashion. The ruble has lost more than 40 percent of its value in the past year, including a drop of about 8 percent so far this week, and the slide shows no signs of slowing. But with Vladimir Putin offering...

    FP’s Situation Report: The Pentagon hasn’t punished anyone accused of retaliating against soldiers who reported possible sex crimes; Hagel denies tensions with the White House; Islamists in Chechnya upstage Putin; and much more.
    Dec05

    FP’s Situation Report: The Pentagon hasn’t punished anyone accused of retaliating against soldiers who reported possible sex crimes; Hagel denies tensions with the White House; Islamists in Chechnya upstage Putin; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The Defense Department finds those who retaliate against soldiers reporting assaults have not been punished. The long-awaited sexual assault report shows the number of cases of unwanted sexual contact decreased by 25 percent from 26,000 in 2012 to 19,000 cases in 2014. The total number of cases actually reported...

    Nazarbaev Urges Europe, Russia To Seek Compromise On Ukraine
    Dec05

    Nazarbaev Urges Europe, Russia To Seek Compromise On Ukraine

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has told the French president that sanctions are having little effect on Russia and European countries should seek compromise with Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Says South Stream Could Be Saved If Russia Follows Rules
    Dec05

    EU Says South Stream Could Be Saved If Russia Follows Rules

    The European Commission’s new energy chief has told RFE/RL that Russia could revive the South Stream natural-gas pipeline project if it follows EU rules. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Foreign-Currency Reserves   Fall
    Dec05

    Ukraine’s Foreign-Currency Reserves Fall

    Ukraine’s foreign-currency and gold reserves dropped below $10 billion in November for the first time in nearly a decade due to large payments for debt and gas. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    The Kid With the Kalashnikov Isn’t Happy: Ukraine’s Revolution One Year On
    Dec05

    The Kid With the Kalashnikov Isn’t Happy: Ukraine’s Revolution One Year On

    He scowls at us from under a rain cape, water dripping off the peak of his army cap. He flourishes my passport. “Britain,” he says. “You are from Britain.” We are standing at a rebel roadblock on the main Zaporozhiye to Donetsk highway which does not appear to be under any kind of adult supervision. The skinny soldier with my documents stands...

    French defense minister says Russia may never get the warships it ordered due to Ukraine
    Dec05

    French defense minister says Russia may never get the warships it ordered due to Ukraine

    France’s defense minister has suggested that two warships ordered by Russia may never be delivered. …read more Source: FOX...

    Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis
    Dec05

    Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

    …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...