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    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...

    Conflicting reports of eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange
    Dec26

    Conflicting reports of eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange

    A major exchange of war prisoners is getting underway in eastern Ukraine, with around 370 expected to be released. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin Signs New Russian Military Doctrine
    Dec26

    Putin Signs New Russian Military Doctrine

    MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) – 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. Moscow’s previous military doctrine, signed by Putin in 2010, also identified NATO...

    Kiev And Rebels To Hold Mass Prisoner Exchange, Says Ukraine Security Service
    Dec26

    Kiev And Rebels To Hold Mass Prisoner Exchange, Says Ukraine Security Service

    KIEV, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Kiev and pro-Russian separatists will exchange hundreds of prisoners soon, an aide to the head of Ukraine’s SBU state security service said on Friday, as the military reported a slight increase in rebel attacks. The agreement to swap 125 Ukrainian servicemen for 225 rebels held by Kiev followed peace talks...

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway
    Dec26

    Eastern Ukraine prisoner exchange underway

    Ukrainian government army soldiers patrol an area in the village of Debaltseve, Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014. Peace talks aimed at reaching a stable cease-fire in Uk… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukraine prisoner exchange underway, around 370 expected to be released
    Dec26

    Ukraine prisoner exchange underway, around 370 expected to be released

    DONETSK, Ukraine – A major exchange of war prisoners is getting underway in eastern Ukraine, with around 370 expected to be released. The pro-Russia rebels are set to release 150 Ukrainian prisoners in exchange for the Ukrainian government releasing 222 captives. READ MORE: Ukraine says truce with Russia results in first casualty-free day...

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea, citing security concerns
    Dec26

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea, citing security concerns

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

    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

    With perfect hindsight, Postmedia’s national columnists revisit moments and events they observed in 2014 that deserve a second look. Today, it’s foreign correspondent Matthew Fisher. 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,...

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has suspended train and bus services to the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula, citing security concerns…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea
    Dec26

    Ukraine cuts train and bus services to Crimea

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has suspended train and bus services to the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula, citing security concerns. In a separate statement, the Infrastructure Ministry issued a directive to bus companies to stop bus services to Crimea starting Friday. …read more Source: San Francisco...