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    Putin: West guilty of ‘pure cynicism’ over Ukraine
    Dec04

    Putin: West guilty of ‘pure cynicism’ over Ukraine

    The Russian President accused the Western powers of “pure cynicism” in Ukraine in a key speech to his country Thursday, as its economy worsens. …read more Source:...

    Poland unearths one of WWII’s darkest secrets
    Dec04

    Poland unearths one of WWII’s darkest secrets

    Przemysl (Poland) (AFP) – Anastasia carefully digs through the earth with her trowel. Bit by bit, a human skeleton emerges, piled on top of more bones.She removes them with care, slipping them gently into a plastic container.Was it an Italian soldier? Or a Soviet? Identifying the bodies, while possible, is tricky.What is known is the man...

    70 rebel attacks in east Ukraine: military
    Dec04

    70 rebel attacks in east Ukraine: military

    Kiev (AFP) – The Ukraine military reported Thursday more than 70 rebel attacks on its positions in the past 24 hours.The attacks took place across several parts of the frontline in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman said, including in Lugansk and the airport in Donetsk, where the two sides have this week tried to put ceasefires in place....

    Chechen police killed by militants during gun battle in Grozny
    Dec04

    Chechen police killed by militants during gun battle in Grozny

    KIEV, Ukraine – The streets of Grozny, the Chechen capital, were the scene of a deadly battle between local security forces and heavily armed militants early on Thursday. Chechen authorities and local media said militants traveling in several cars gunned down three traffic police at a checkpoint in Grozny before they stormed the centrally located...

    Russia’s Ex-Economy Minister Sees Fundamental Problems
    Dec04

    Russia’s Ex-Economy Minister Sees Fundamental Problems

    Russia’s currency, the ruble, this week fell to its lowest value in a quarter century. Oil prices also fell as finance officials changed their economic forecast for next year from slight growth to recession. Russia’s economy is taking a beating from Western sanctions over Ukraine, and foreign investment is fleeing the country. But...

    Kerry, Lavrov Expected To Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Dec04

    Kerry, Lavrov Expected To Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov are scheduled to meet on December 4 with the crisis in Ukraine expected to be among the topics up for discussion. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    BREAKING: Explosion, Heavy Fighting Reported in Grozny, Chechnya
    Dec04

    BREAKING: Explosion, Heavy Fighting Reported in Grozny, Chechnya

    A loud explosion and sounds of heavy fighting have been reported in Chechnya’s capital of Grozny, according to sources on Twitter and some media outlets in the region. Multiple sources on Twitter are reporting that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motorcade has been seen pulling into the Kremlin in the middle of the night, around...

    Donetsk residents deal with continued shelling despite truce
    Dec04

    Donetsk residents deal with continued shelling despite truce

    The Ukrainian government accused Pro-Russia rebels of violating a truce around Donetsk airport on Wednesday. Amid the devastated buildings, fighting could still be heard. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    Ukraine says nuclear transformer damage poses no danger
    Dec04

    Ukraine says nuclear transformer damage poses no danger

    Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday that a damaged transformer at a nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia, an industrial center, cut electrical power production for several days but did not pose any danger. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Putin Under Pressure To Address Russia’s Economic Ills in State of the Union Address
    Dec04

    Putin Under Pressure To Address Russia’s Economic Ills in State of the Union Address

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin is under pressure to show he has a prescription to cure Russia’s rapidly growing economic ills in his annual state of the union address on Thursday. Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, sharp falls in global oil prices and the ruble’s slide against the dollar culminated in an...