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    Russians Head Into Holiday Facing Economic Malaise
    Dec25

    Russians Head Into Holiday Facing Economic Malaise

    Russian preparations for the New Year holiday are clouded by economic recession and a tumbling currency, the ruble. Nonetheless, people in the Russian capital appear to be in a festive mood. Despite economic worries, Moscow’s residents and visitors are flocking to Christmas fairs to enjoy seasonal and amusements. But a fiscal freeze is...

    Ukraine, Rebels Make Little Progress in Talks
    Dec25

    Ukraine, Rebels Make Little Progress in Talks

    Scant progress was made at the first high-level talks in months between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels, although both sides said that after hours of talks they agreed to exchange some prisoners. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month
    Dec25

    Syrian peace talks set to take place in Moscow next month

    MOSCOW (AP) — Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said Thursday. The talks are set to take place sometime after Jan. 20, ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said at a briefing. The first stage of the talks will bring together representatives of...

    Putin Cancels New Year’s Holiday for Government Workers
    Dec25

    Putin Cancels New Year’s Holiday for Government Workers

    Russian President Vladimir Putin cancelled the extended New Year holiday for government ministers because of the ongoing financial crisis, informing the agencies they must work to help strengthen the economy and take protectionary measures in the face of a combination of governmental mismanagement, dropping oil prices, and economic sanctions that...

    Syrian Peace Talks Set for Moscow Next Month
    Dec25

    Syrian Peace Talks Set for Moscow Next Month

    (MOSCOW) — Russia’s Foreign Ministry says Syrian peace talks have tentatively been set to take place in Moscow next month. The ministry spokesman, Alexander Lukashevich, said Thursday the talks involving representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition are set to take place sometime after Jan. 20. Russia, which has staunchly...

    Voices: Rescued Ukrainian widow still needs help
    Dec25

    Voices: Rescued Ukrainian widow still needs help

    Nadezda Panasyk evacuated from rebel-held Donetsk but still has no pension, winter clothes …read more Source: USA...

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas hope and peace for Mideast

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — A somber Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world Thursday in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages and others suffering from violence in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine and elsewhere. …read more Source: U.S....

    Pope’s Christmas message focuses on the pain and suffering in the world
    Dec25

    Pope’s Christmas message focuses on the pain and suffering in the world

    Pope Francis focused on the world’s pain and suffering in his annual Urbi et Orbi — Latin for “to the City and to the World” — message this year. “Truly there are so many tears this Christmas,” Francis said, to the tens of thousands of Romans and tourists who came to St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on...

    Vladimir Putin Scraps New Year’s Holidays For Russian Ministers
    Dec25

    Vladimir Putin Scraps New Year’s Holidays For Russian Ministers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday scrapped New Year’s holidays for government ministers because of the unfolding economic crisis. Russian company employees throughout the country are entitled to holiday from Jan. 1 to Jan. 12 when Russians celebrate the New Year, the main holiday in Russia, as well as Orthodox...

    Pope’s Christmas address focuses on Pakistani school attack victims
    Dec25

    Pope’s Christmas address focuses on Pakistani school attack victims

    A sombre Pope Francis steeped his Christmas message to the world today in sadness for those with little cause for joy — abused children, refugees, hostages, and others suffering from violence in the Middle East, Africa, Ukraine and elsewhere. …read more Source:...