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    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament on Tuesday voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. …read more Source: U.S....

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status

    Supporters of the move, which passed by a 303-9 vote, said it was justified by Russian aggression toward Ukraine, including the annexation of its Crimean Peninsula in March and Russian support for a separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, where some 4,700 people have been killed since the spring. Russia routinely characterizes the Ukrainian...

    Ukraine abandons non-aligned status in bid to join NATO
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons non-aligned status in bid to join NATO

    Russia responded to the vote by calling it a “counterproductive” move the would increase tensions. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russia’s PM in warning over ‘deep recession’
    Dec23

    Russia’s PM in warning over ‘deep recession’

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned that the country faces a risk of a “deep recession” if the government ditches its spending plans. Speaking at a meeting of his party, Medvedev said Tuesday that the government won’t retreat from its strategic aims and social spending. Otherwise, he said Russia could plunge into...

    Ukrainian Parliament Votes To Renounce ‘Non-Aligned’ Status
    Dec23

    Ukrainian Parliament Votes To Renounce ‘Non-Aligned’ Status

    (Reuters) – The Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday renounced Ukraine’s “non-aligned” status with the aim of eventually joining NATO, angering Moscow, which views NATO’s eastward expansion as a threat to its own security. Any accession to the Western military alliance is likely to take years, but a NATO spokesman in...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step toward NATO membership
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step toward NATO membership

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. …read more Source: CTV...

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: The Internet goes down in North Korea; U.S. needs a cybersecurity overhaul; Congress demands anti-terror results from Pakistan; and much more.
    Dec23

    FP’s Situation Report, presented by Lockheed Martin: The Internet goes down in North Korea; U.S. needs a cybersecurity overhaul; Congress demands anti-terror results from Pakistan; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat The Internet goes down in North Korea. After the United States implicated Pyongyang in the hack of Sony Pictures, rumors about Internet connectivity problems in North Korea began to circulate. Yesterday, after President Barack Obama promised a “proportional response” to the alleged cyberattack, someone turned...

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status, possibly step toward seeking NATO membership
    Dec23

    Ukraine abandons nonaligned status, possibly step toward seeking NATO membership

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted to abandon the country’s nonaligned status, a move that could be a step toward seeking membership in NATO. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status
    Dec23

    Ukraine’s Parliament Drops Non-Aligned Status

    Ukraine took a further step toward seeking NATO membership Tuesday, when the country’s parliament passed a law abolishing Kyiv’s neutral, non-aligned status. Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to do away with the non-aligned status. It was adopted in 2010 under Russian pressure and prevented Kyiv from making military alliances. Ukrainian...

    Russia fumes as Kiev renounces ‘non-aligned’ status to pursue NATO bid
    Dec23

    Russia fumes as Kiev renounces ‘non-aligned’ status to pursue NATO bid

    ‘This political vector will only add to nuisances and acuteness in ties,’ Russian envoy to OSCE says …read more Source: The Globe and...