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    UEFA bans Crimea clubs from Russian competitions
    Dec04

    UEFA bans Crimea clubs from Russian competitions

    Nyon (Switzerland) (AFP) – Crimean football clubs were Thursday banned by UEFA from taking part in Russian championships starting from January 1, the governing body’s secretary general Gianni Infantino announced.”The Russian football federation cannot organise matches in Crimea without the agreement of UEFA and Ukraine,”...

    Dec04

    BASEL, Switzerland – Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday that Moscow had only itself to blame for the misery caused by sanctions imposed for its intervention in Ukraine. Speaking at a meeting of senior diplomats for countries in the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe, Kerry said Russia was isolating itself. Read full...

    Ukraine will halt fire in east from December 9, president says
    Dec04

    Ukraine will halt fire in east from December 9, president says

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s army will halt fire across the separatist east on December 9 under the terms of a Russian-brokered peace deal signed in September, President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday. A source in Poroshenko’s office told AFP that the president’s statement, published on his official website, meant that...

    Kerry Cites Russia’s Actions in Ukraine
    Dec04

    Kerry Cites Russia’s Actions in Ukraine

    Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that Russia’s actions in Ukraine had resulted in “hundreds of Russian soldiers who fight and die in a country where they had and have no right to be.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Former Soviets Charged With Insurance Fraud In New York
    Dec04

    Former Soviets Charged With Insurance Fraud In New York

    Ten New York residents, including five former Soviet citizens, have been charged in a $70 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and Medicare at health clinics in New York. Preet Bharara, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced on December 3 that the suspects were arrested earlier that day. Five of the suspects: Victor...

    Putin defends aggressive foreign policy as necessary for Russia’s survival: ‘We will be sovereign, or dissolve’
    Dec04

    Putin defends aggressive foreign policy as necessary for Russia’s survival: ‘We will be sovereign, or dissolve’

    President Putin defended the annexation of Crimea, describing it as Russia’s spiritual ground, ‘our Temple Mount,’ as he defended the Kremlin’s foreign policy …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Russia’s Putin defends aggression in Ukraine as protection of its sovereignty
    Dec04

    Russia’s Putin defends aggression in Ukraine as protection of its sovereignty

    In his state of the union address, Vladimir Putin portrays the country’s harsh economic environment as a necessary obstacle for patriotic Russians to overcome. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Hawkish Putin says West has tried to destabilize Russia for years
    Dec04

    Hawkish Putin says West has tried to destabilize Russia for years

    KIEV, Ukraine – A hawkish Vladimir Putin capped off a tumultuous year in Moscow on Thursday with his annual state of the nation address, during which he defended Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the country’s bullish foreign policy, saying it is needed to ensure its survival. Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in March...

    Rolling Blackouts Expanded In Ukraine
    Dec04

    Rolling Blackouts Expanded In Ukraine

    Ukraine officials say rolling two-hour blackouts that began in some towns Monday are being expanded. Ukraine Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchishin said Wednesday a technical fault forced operations at the Zaporizka nuclear plant to shut down Friday. Concerns were raised earlier when Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk spoke of a nuclear power plant...

    Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews receive aid packages in Lugansk’s synagogue
    Dec04

    Hundreds of Ukrainian Jews receive aid packages in Lugansk’s synagogue

    DNEPROPETROVSK, Ukraine (JTA) — Several hundred Jews braved sub-freezing temperatures to receive aid packages at the synagogue of the besieged city of Lugansk. The distribution of basic necessities on Wednesday by administrators from the east Ukrainian city’s Jewish community drew approximately 300 recipients, who stood in line for over an...