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    Ukraine Says Three More Soldiers Killed Despite Truce
    Dec11

    Ukraine Says Three More Soldiers Killed Despite Truce

    The Ukrainian military said on December 11 that three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eight injured in attacks by pro-Russian separatists over the previous 24 hours — the first casualties since a fresh truce deal in eastern Ukraine went into effect on December 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The world as we see it
    Dec11

    The world as we see it

    What, no reindeer? 250 Santas hit the slopes in Newry, Maine, for the 15th Annual Santa Sunday, raising money for local charitiesBrian Snyder/Reuters Friendly fire power With minimal fanfare, NATO-led troops in Afghanistan officially held a “colours casing ceremony” and closed their joint command in Kabul, putting the allied war effort on a path...

    In Response to Putin’s New Cold War, the West Must Be Warm to the Russian People
    Dec11

    In Response to Putin’s New Cold War, the West Must Be Warm to the Russian People

    Russian former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky was arrested in 2003 after criticizing President Vladimir Putin and spent 11 years in prison. In recent months, he has re-emerged in the public as a leader in a renewed opposition aimed at replacing Putin and bringing democracy to Russia. He delivered the following remarks (abridged by The WorldPost)...

    Russia-Turkey Pipeline Has Economic, Strategic Motives
    Dec11

    Russia-Turkey Pipeline Has Economic, Strategic Motives

    Russia’s decision to cancel a gas pipeline to Bulgaria in preference to Turkey is being heralded as an important victory for Ankara in its ambitions to become a regional energy hub. But there are growing doubts over how advantageous the pipeline will be for Turkey. The memorandum of understanding signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Russia Criticizes US for Using Torture
    Dec11

    Russia Criticizes US for Using Torture

    MOSCOW—Relishing an opportunity to turn the tables on the U.S., Russia says the Senate’s investigation into the CIA torture practices has highlighted rampant rights abuse. The Foreign Ministry’s rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, said in Thursday’s statement that the evidence contained in the report “contradict the U.S....

    Letters From Donbas
    Dec11

    Letters From Donbas

    What is day-to-day life really like in Ukraine’s separatist-held territories? RFE/RL invited ordinary people behind rebel lines to share their impressions. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia says CIA torture report reflects ‘systemic’ rights abuse in US
    Dec11

    Russia says CIA torture report reflects ‘systemic’ rights abuse in US

    MOSCOW – Relishing an opportunity to turn the tables on the U.S., Russia says the Senate’s investigation into the CIA torture practices has highlighted rampant rights abuse. The Foreign Ministry’s rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, said in Thursday’s statement that the evidence contained in the report “contradict the U.S....

    Few Oligarchs Can Beat Russia’s Weakening Economy
    Dec11

    Few Oligarchs Can Beat Russia’s Weakening Economy

    Russia’s oligarchs are no strangers to misfortune, asset grabs, forced investments and financial crises. Many of them may publicly shrug off a 40 percent plunge in the rouble and the difficulties caused by a sanctions-hit economy heading for recession. And at least on paper, there are some winners, with metal producers benefiting from...

    Russia criticizes US over CIA torture report
    Dec11

    Russia criticizes US over CIA torture report

    The Russian statement, which comes amid U.S.-Russian tensions over Ukraine, marked an attempt by Moscow to turn the tables on continuous Western criticism of Russia’s rights abuses. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal: Top news events in 2014
    Dec11

    Mountie killings, Ghomeshi scandal: Top news events in 2014

    An in-brief look at some of the most significant news events of the last 12 months, in chronological order: JANUARY 1 – Colorado becomes the first U.S. state to allow recreational marijuana sales to adults at licensed pot stores. Washington state followed suit in July. 3 – Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers, died of chronic...