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    Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country
    Dec17

    Poroshenko: Ukraine is a new, changing country

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Ukraine’s president has urged Poland’s politicians and business people to intensify ties with his country as it reforms to follow European standards. At the start of a two-day visit to Poland on Wednesday, President Petro Poroshenko held talks with Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Ewa...

    Ukraine Leader Wants to Join ‘Euro-Atlantic’ Security Alliance
    Dec17

    Ukraine Leader Wants to Join ‘Euro-Atlantic’ Security Alliance

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he had decided his country should set out on a course towards Euro-Atlantic security integration, and would press for that in parliament soon. Poroshenko, who was speaking on a visit to NATO member Poland, did not mention the U.S.-led military alliance by name, but his comments are...

    A Plastic Christmas for Crimea
    Dec17

    A Plastic Christmas for Crimea

    First the Russians took over Crimea; now the Russian-imposed leaders are taking over Christmas. The government of Crimea has prohibited citizens from selling Christmas trees felled in the region. While this may come off quite Grinch-like, authorities are simply too concerned about the damage to nature to allow real trees for Christmas this year....

    Russians Rush to Shop Before Falling Ruble Raises Prices
    Dec17

    Russians Rush to Shop Before Falling Ruble Raises Prices

    MOSCOW— Russian consumers flocked to stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items as they looked to pre-empt price rises following the staggering fall in the value of the ruble over recent days. As the government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble, which has slid 15 percent in just two days and raised...

    Former Georgian Official Joins Ukrainian Interior Ministry
    Dec17

    Former Georgian Official Joins Ukrainian Interior Ministry

    A former deputy interior minister of Georgia, Ekaterina Zguladze, has been appointed to a similar post in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    No Signs of Foul Play in German Putin Critic’s Death
    Dec17

    No Signs of Foul Play in German Putin Critic’s Death

    A conservative member of the German parliament and prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin died of heart failure or overheating after falling asleep in a sauna and there are no signs of foul play, state prosecutors said on Wednesday. Andreas Schockenhoff, a deputy parliamentary floor leader for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s...

    Residents of Donetsk mistrust ceasefire in Ukraine
    Dec17

    Residents of Donetsk mistrust ceasefire in Ukraine

    There is mistrust in Donetsk over the latest ceasefire between pro-Russian forces and the Ukrainian army. Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    The Most Powerful Protest Photos of 2014
    Dec17

    The Most Powerful Protest Photos of 2014

    In 2011, TIME named the Protester as the Person of the Year, in recognition of the twin people-power earthquakes of the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street. TIME named the Ebola Fighters as the 2014 Person of the Year, but you could have forgiven if we went back to the Protester. There wasn’t a corner of the planet untouched by protest this...

    Ruble Volatile as Russians Rush to Stores
    Dec17

    Ruble Volatile as Russians Rush to Stores

    MOSCOW— The Russian government looked at ways of easing the selling pressure on the ruble Wednesday amid fears the country may face a full-blown bank run and as consumers look to buy big-ticket items before prices rise. Deputy Finance Minister Alexei Moiseyev was quoted by the Interfax news agency as saying that the government is going to sell...

    TIME Picks the Top 100 Photos of 2014
    Dec17

    TIME Picks the Top 100 Photos of 2014

    2014 was heart wrenching year that brought with it a litany of terror, turbulence and tragedy — from the escalating conflict in Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists to an reignited war in Gaza that led to the death of more than 2000 Palestinians and 73 Israelis; and from Ebola’s deadly outbreak in Guinea, Liberia...