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    Ukraine moves forward with government formation
    Dec03

    Ukraine moves forward with government formation

    JC FinleyKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 2 (UPI) — Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada voted Tuesday evening to approve the appointment of cabinet ministers put forth by the majority coalition. …read more Source: United Press...

    NATO to form rapid-response force amid continued tensions in Ukraine, Middle East
    Dec02

    NATO to form rapid-response force amid continued tensions in Ukraine, Middle East

    BRUSSELS — NATO officials said Tuesday that they will form an interim military force equipped to deploy quickly if the conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East spill across borders. The spearhead force, formally known as the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, will use 3,000 to 4,000 troops from Germany, Norway and the Netherlands. It is...

    Legislators Gone Wild
    Dec02

    Legislators Gone Wild

    Think Democrats and Republicans fight too much? Watch lawmakers settle scores in Ukraine, Turkey, Japan and elsewhere. …read more Source: U.S....

    Change of Leadership in Crimea Means Property Grab
    Dec02

    Change of Leadership in Crimea Means Property Grab

    YALTA, Crimea—One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this was no make-believe. It was a hostile takeover. “They forced all the employees onto the ground, sealed off the premises and halted the work of the studio,” said owner Sergei Arshinov. The studio, nestled in...

    Stranded ship crew members headed home
    Dec02

    Stranded ship crew members headed home

    ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Union leaders say a cargo ship stranded at the port of Argentia in Newfoundland since Aug. 4 has been sold to new owners.A statement from the Fish, Food and Allied Workers-Unifor union says eight Ukrainian and three Russian crew members on board the Jana have been paid.Gerard Bradbury with the International...

    Ukraine Goes Abroad for Government Ministers
    Dec02

    Ukraine Goes Abroad for Government Ministers

    Ukraine’s parliament appointed a pro-Western government that includes a U.S.-born finance minister to take on the job of staving off financial collapse and ending the armed conflict in the east. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New Government
    Dec02

    Ukraine Parliament Approves New Government

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s parliament approved the formation of a new government Tuesday, bringing an end to weeks of behind-the-scenes political wrangling following an October election that ushered in a group of pro-Western parties. The new Cabinet has come together as government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces agreed on a...

    Kerry: Sanctions Haven’t Stopped Moscow but Hit Its Economy
    Dec02

    Kerry: Sanctions Haven’t Stopped Moscow but Hit Its Economy

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday Western sanctions have not halted Russia’s support for separatists in Ukraine but have damaged the Russian economy, which is now projected to slide into recession next year. A senior State Department official, accompanying Kerry to a NATO meeting of foreign...

    For Ukraine! (Photo)
    Dec02

    For Ukraine! (Photo)

    For Ukraine! (Photo) …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Putin’s Pipe Dreams
    Dec02

    Putin’s Pipe Dreams

    The South Stream pipeline becomes a casualty of the Ukraine crisis, and its demise shows the limits of Moscow’s energy bullying. …read more Source: Foreign...