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    Moscow Shifts To Tougher Economic Relationship With Ukraine: PM
    Dec15

    Moscow Shifts To Tougher Economic Relationship With Ukraine: PM

    (Reuters) – Moving closer to the European Union offers no panacea for Ukraine’s financial problems and will mean big losses in economic ties with Moscow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said in an article published on Monday. He said Moscow had for many years provided generous terms in deals with Kiev which had helped build up...

    EU ministers discussing how to freeze Syrian fighting; Ukraine also on agenda
    Dec15

    EU ministers discussing how to freeze Syrian fighting; Ukraine also on agenda

    European Union foreign ministers are discussing how they can help implement a U.N. …read more Source: FOX...

    Malaysia Airlines shares suspended as part of rescue plan
    Dec15

    Malaysia Airlines shares suspended as part of rescue plan

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Malaysia Airlines suspended its shares from the country’s stock exchange Monday under a government rescue plan for the flag carrier which is fighting for survival after losing two planes this year.The airline, whose already loss-making operations took a further beating after the two tragedies, said in a notice to...

    Russian War Plane Flights: Sweden Says Military Jet Almost Hit Passenger Plane
    Dec15

    Russian War Plane Flights: Sweden Says Military Jet Almost Hit Passenger Plane

    The Swedish military has said that a Russian military intelligence plane almost hit a commercial passenger plane just south of Sweden on Friday. The Swedish air force chief, Maj. Gen. Micael Byden, said the incident took place in international airspace. Fighter jets were sent out immediately to identify the plane, and he added that the Russian...

    Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending
    Dec15

    Russian arms sales soar on domestic spending

    Stockholm (AFP) – Sales by Russian arms manufacturers continue to expand thanks to Moscow’s investments despite a downturn in global defence spending, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday.”The remarkable increases in Russian companies’ arms sales in both 2012 and 2013 are in large part due to uninterrupted investments...

    Paris, Berlin Call On Kyiv To Press Ahead With Reforms
    Dec15

    Paris, Berlin Call On Kyiv To Press Ahead With Reforms

    French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Ukraine to press ahead with economic reforms. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Frack the EU! Washington’s Frozen War Against Russia
    Dec14

    Frack the EU! Washington’s Frozen War Against Russia

    Photo by Pete Souza For over a year, the United States has played out a scenario designed to (1) reassert U.S. control over Europe by blocking E.U. trade with Russia, (2) bankrupt Russia, and (3) get rid of Vladimir Putin and replace him with an American puppet, like the late drunk, Boris Yeltsin. The past few days have made crystal clear the...

    Kerry, Lavrov Meeting Again on Ukraine Conflict
    Dec14

    Kerry, Lavrov Meeting Again on Ukraine Conflict

    The top U.S. and Russian diplomats are meeting in Rome in a new bid to ease tensions in Ukraine, but their latest talks are complicated by U.S. legislation calling for military aid to be sent to Kyiv forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were...

    Putin’s Popularity Could Change Faster Than Many Expect
    Dec14

    Putin’s Popularity Could Change Faster Than Many Expect

    A GOVERNMENT television channel dubbed Vladimir Putin’s latest state of the nation address “A Message from Above”. Dmitry Kiselev, Mr Putin’s chief propagandist, even likened it to speeches by Roosevelt, Churchill and De Gaulle. Mr Putin’s sermon had both messianic and defensive overtones. He called Crimea a sacred...

    Claims that Russian military aircraft came dangerously close to passenger jet now being questioned
    Dec14

    Claims that Russian military aircraft came dangerously close to passenger jet now being questioned

    This is an interesting article from the Associated Press. Both the airline and the Russians are saying that this “incident” has been blown out of proportion by Sweden’s military…..essentially they are saying the incident never happened. Perhaps some anti-Russian/anti-Putin propaganda on the part of the Swedish military? Here is the...