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    Holders look to secure berth in Europa League last 32
    Dec11

    Holders look to secure berth in Europa League last 32

    Paris (AFP) – Trophy holders Sevilla are among the clubs looking to claim one of the 10 berths still up for grabs in the Europa League knockout stage in Thursday’s final round of group games.The Spanish side, who beat Benfica on penalties in last season’s final in Turin, host Rijeka of Croatia needing just a point to progress,...

    Ukraine President Urges Russia to Withdraw Troops
    Dec11

    Ukraine President Urges Russia to Withdraw Troops

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is pleading with Russia to remove its troops from war-torn eastern Ukraine. President Poroshenko made his comments Thursday at the outset of a three-day visit to Australia, a key Western ally. Speaking to reporters, he said if Russia closes its border with Ukraine, there will be “peace and...

    A comment on Ukraine
    Dec11

    A comment on Ukraine

    Photo by Yevgen Nasadyuk James Petras distinguishes himself by rejecting the wrong-headed theories on the political left that the driving force of events in Ukraine is a ‘Russian aggression’ or a struggle by ‘two imperialisms’ for control of the country. He calls it as it is–we’re seeing a continuation of NATO’s historic...

    Sanctions-hit Putin visits India to boost energy, trade ties
    Dec11

    Sanctions-hit Putin visits India to boost energy, trade ties

    New Delhi (AFP) – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will hold talks Thursday with India’s new prime minister as his sanctions-hit country seeks to strengthen energy, defence and strategic ties in Asia.Putin will be looking to advance nuclear power, oil and natural gas and even diamond deals with longstanding ally India on his...

    Ukraine’s president urges Russia to withdraw troops, close border
    Dec11

    Ukraine’s president urges Russia to withdraw troops, close border

    Australia has pledged its support for Ukraine during a visit by the nation’s president and urged Russia to honor a little-respected cease-fire agreement signed in September. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine urges Russia to remove troops
    Dec11

    Ukraine urges Russia to remove troops

    Australia pledged its support for Ukraine during a visit by the nation’s president on Thursday, with Australia’s prime minister calling for an end to the bloody conflict in Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s leader urging Russia to withdraw. …read more Source: FOX...

    Poroshenko Tells Russia To Pull Out
    Dec11

    Poroshenko Tells Russia To Pull Out

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on Russia to end its support for separatists in the east of his country, including withdrawing any Russian forces on Ukrainian soil. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s president urges Russia to withdraw troops, close border
    Dec11

    Ukraine’s president urges Russia to withdraw troops, close border

    Australia pledged its support for Ukraine during a visit by the nation’s president on Thursday, with Australia’s prime minister calling for an end to the bloody conflict in Eastern Europe and Ukraine’s leader urging Russia to withdraw. …read more Source: CTV...

    U.S. Lawmakers Set to Authorize New Ukraine Financing
    Dec11

    U.S. Lawmakers Set to Authorize New Ukraine Financing

    U.S. lawmakers are heading toward authorizing new aid for Ukraine that could unlock at least $1 billion in new financing for the country as its economic turmoil deepens from its standoff with Russia. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Chelsea’s Mourinho ready to swim with Euro sharks
    Dec11

    Chelsea’s Mourinho ready to swim with Euro sharks

    London (AFP) – Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea will show no fear when they dive into the shark infested waters of the Champions League last 16.Mourinho’s side got back on track with a 3-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in their Group G finale at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday to erase the bitter taste of their first defeat of the season at...