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    Visa Suspends Operations in Crimea
    Dec26

    Visa Suspends Operations in Crimea

    International payment system company Visa Inc. suspended its operations in Crimea after another round of U.S. sanctions, the company said Friday. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    NATO expansion key risk to Russia, Putin says
    Dec26

    NATO expansion key risk to Russia, Putin says

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine, naming NATO expansion among key external risks, the Kremlin said on Friday, days after Ukraine made fresh steps to join the Atlantic military alliance. …read more Source:...

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
    Dec26

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Uncertainty Surrounds Planned Ukraine Prisoner Exchange with Rebels
    Dec26

    Uncertainty Surrounds Planned Ukraine Prisoner Exchange with Rebels

    DONETSK, Ukraine—A major exchange of war prisoners was embroiled in controversy Friday, with some reports saying it has been completed and others saying it had has been pushed back a day. Russia’s Interfax news agency said the exchange had been completed successfully on neutral ground between the sectors controlled by the insurgents and the...

    Putin signs new military doctrine naming NATO as top threat
    Dec26

    Putin signs new military doctrine naming NATO as top threat

    President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat
    Dec26

    New Russian military doctrine says NATO top threat

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat amid Russia-West tensions over Ukraine. The document released by the Kremlin on Friday maintains the provisions of the previous, 2010 edition of the military doctrine regarding...

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea

    Ukraine has suspended train and bus services to the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula, citing security concerns.Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Conflicting reports of Ukraine prisoner exchange
    Dec26

    Conflicting reports of Ukraine prisoner exchange

    A major exchange of war prisoners was embroiled in controversy Friday, with some reports saying it has been completed and others saying it had has been pushed back a day. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Russia’s New Military Doctrine Lists NATO, US as Major Threats
    Dec26

    Russia’s New Military Doctrine Lists NATO, US as Major Threats

    Russia has adopted a new version of its military doctrine, naming NATO and the United States as major threats to its national security. President Vladimir Putin approved the new doctrine Friday. Its core remains unchanged from the previous version. The new sections outline the threat Russia sees in NATO’s expansion and military buildup, and...

    On second thought: Ukraine and Iraq crises led the news, but China’s moves were the most consequential
    Dec26

    On second thought: Ukraine and Iraq crises led the news, but China’s moves were the most consequential

    Getting to the right place at the right time is 90 per cent of my job as international affairs columnist for Postmedia. As U.S. power wanes, China rises, the Middle East fractures and Russia seeks to play the role of international spoiler, guessing about where to go and when gets harder to do every year. …read more Source: Vancouver...