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    TIME’s Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters
    Dec10

    TIME’s Person of the Year: The Ebola Fighters

    AUSTIN (KXAN) — TIME magazine has released its “Person of the Year,” and this year it goes to “The Ebola Fighters.” Check out more about this TIME says it made the choice because “they risked and persisted, sacrificed and saved.” The choice: Why the Ebola Fighters are TIME’s Person of the Year Who was on the shortlist? TIME managing editor...

    Russian Spies Return to Europe in ‘New Cold War’
    Dec10

    Russian Spies Return to Europe in ‘New Cold War’

    Earlier this month, experts convened in Brussels for a conference titled ‘The Second Cold War: Heating Up?’ Even among the plethora of current ‘New Cold War’ themed events, this one stood out: the organiser, Latvian MEP Tatjana Zdanoka, has been accused of being a Russian agent of influence – a spy. Zdanoka, who is also...

    UN rights chief slams indifference over migrant deaths at sea
    Dec10

    UN rights chief slams indifference over migrant deaths at sea

    Geneva (AFP) – More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday, urging governments to take more action to save lives.More than 207,000 people have made the risky sea crossing since January, almost three times the previous high of 70,000 during the Libyan civil war...

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day
    Dec10

    Ukraine Cease-Fire Holds for 2nd Day

    Ukrainian soldiers and pro-Russian rebels are largely honoring a declared halt in hostilities for a second consecutive day in eastern Ukraine. Only sporadic gunfire was reported early Wednesday – 24 hours after both sides began observing the so-called “Day of Silence.” It is designed to encourage both sides to observe the wider...

    Britain Calls On NATO Help In Submarine Hunt: Media
    Dec10

    Britain Calls On NATO Help In Submarine Hunt: Media

    (Reuters) – NATO patrol planes helped Britain scour the waters off its western Scottish coast after a submarine’s periscope was spotted, in a search reminiscent of the Cold War, media reported. Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it had received NATO help in an operation, but declined to go into further details. News of the...

    NATO Planes Join Hunt for Submarine Spotted Off Scotland
    Dec10

    NATO Planes Join Hunt for Submarine Spotted Off Scotland

    NATO patrol planes helped Britain scour the waters off its western Scottish coast after a submarine’s periscope was spotted, in a search reminiscent of the Cold War, media reported. Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it had received NATO help in an operation, but declined to go into further details. News of the operation, first...

    Israel speeds up aliyah procedures for residents of eastern Ukraine
    Dec10

    Israel speeds up aliyah procedures for residents of eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (JTA) — Israel implemented special procedures to speed up the immigration process for people with Jewish origins from Ukraine’s conflict zones. The new procedures were implemented earlier this month and formulated in a new executive directive issued by the headquarters of Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority to...

    Ukraine to extend truce with Russian-backed separatists as new peace talks loom
    Dec10

    Ukraine to extend truce with Russian-backed separatists as new peace talks loom

    Ukraine says it will continue upholding a truce with Russian-backed separatists following a day largely free of exchanges of fire between the warring sides. …read more Source: FOX...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: Senate torture report is a damning indictment of the CIA’s post-9/11 enhanced interrogation program; CIA lied about torture’s role in Osama bin Laden’s death; Lurid details of the torture program were withheld from former President Bush; and much more.
    Dec10

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: Senate torture report is a damning indictment of the CIA’s post-9/11 enhanced interrogation program; CIA lied about torture’s role in Osama bin Laden’s death; Lurid details of the torture program were withheld from former President Bush; and much more.

    By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The CIA’s actions detailed in a long-awaited torture report released yesterday are “a stain on our values and our history.” Those are the words of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) the chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. The report, a damning indictment of the CIA’s post-9/11...

    Crimea is ‘our destiny,’ Russian PM says
    Dec10

    Crimea is ‘our destiny,’ Russian PM says

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday the return of Crimea, annexed from Ukraine earlier this year, was Russia’s destiny, echoing President Vladimir Putin’s remarks. …read more Source:...