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    Russia’s Putin Defends Annexation of Crimea
    Dec04

    Russia’s Putin Defends Annexation of Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has defended his country’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula and accused the West of using the Ukraine crisis as a pretext to impose sanctions on Moscow. Delivering his annual state of the union speech Thursday, Putin referred to Crimea as Russia’s spiritual ground. On the subject of...

    Watchdog Says World Internet Freedom In Decline
    Dec04

    Watchdog Says World Internet Freedom In Decline

    A U.S.-based rights watchdog says Internet freedom around the world has deteriorated for the fourth consecutive year, with the steepest declines in Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin blasts West in state of nation address
    Dec04

    Putin blasts West in state of nation address

    Vladimir Putin calls actions in Ukraine act of ‘true sovereignty.’ …read more Source: USA...

    Kerry says Moscow could rebuild relations with the West just by easing tensions in Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry says Moscow could rebuild relations with the West just by easing tensions in Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Russia could rebuild its relations with the West if it simply helps calm the violence on its border with eastern Ukraine, where pro-Moscow separatists are fighting with Kiev forces. …read more Source: FOX...

    Putin demands central bank act to stop ruble ‘speculation’
    Dec04

    Putin demands central bank act to stop ruble ‘speculation’

    Moscow (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the central bank and government on Wednesday to take “tough action” to stop speculation on the ruble after the currency hit new all-time lows this week.”I ask the Bank of Russia and the government to carry out tough coordinated actions to discourage the so-called...

    World War 3? Dennis Kucinich Says Congress Wants US-Russia Conflict
    Dec04

    World War 3? Dennis Kucinich Says Congress Wants US-Russia Conflict

    Former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich, now a pundit, is claiming that some members of Congress want to start up a conflict with Russia. Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain stipulated there “would never be an all-out war with Russia.” “U.S.-Russia relations have deteriorated severely in the past decade and they are about to get worse, if the House...

    Putin Accuses West of Provoking Ukraine Crisis
    Dec04

    Putin Accuses West of Provoking Ukraine Crisis

    Striking a defiant tone, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West of provoking a crisis in Ukraine and using sanctions to try to constrain Russia. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    President Obama ‘Impressed’ By ‘Clout’ of China’s Leader
    Dec04

    President Obama ‘Impressed’ By ‘Clout’ of China’s Leader

    President Barack Obama says he is impressed by the clout possessed by his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, likening his quick consolidation of power to that of Deng Xiaoping, who led China from 1978 to 1992. Obama, speaking to The Business Roundtable in Washington Wednesday, also said he is “less optimistic” about the prospects of improving...

    Governments Grow Bolder in Blocking Online Freedom, Study Says
    Dec04

    Governments Grow Bolder in Blocking Online Freedom, Study Says

    A growing number of nations are increasingly censoring parts of the Internet and passing laws to allow for greater surveillance of what people do and say online, according to a new report issued by Freedom House. The report released Thursday and titled “Freedom of the Net 2014,” is an annual survey of 65 governments and their policies regarding...

    President Vladimir Putin Defends Russia’s Aggressive Foreign Policy
    Dec04

    President Vladimir Putin Defends Russia’s Aggressive Foreign Policy

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin in his annual speech on Thursday defended the Kremlin’s aggressive foreign policy, saying the actions are necessary for his country’s survival. Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March and was later accused of supplying pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine with...