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    Ukraine Government, Rebels Agree on New Cease-Fire
    Dec02

    Ukraine Government, Rebels Agree on New Cease-Fire

    (KIEV, Ukraine) — Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed on a new cease-fire, international monitors said. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said that under the agreement, hostilities are to cease Friday along the line of contact between the warring sides. It was...

    Ukraine government, rebels agree on new cease-fire
    Dec02

    Ukraine government, rebels agree on new cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed on a new cease-fire, international monitors said. …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Ukrainian Billionaire, Wanted by U.S., Builds Ties in Britain
    Dec02

    Ukrainian Billionaire, Wanted by U.S., Builds Ties in Britain

    When the U.K. government wanted advice early in the Ukraine crisis, it turned to a tycoon from the former Soviet republic, who was also a close associate of two British lords and a major donor to the University of Cambridge. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Russia’s Economy Has Shrunk So Much It’s Now Almost The Same Size As Spain
    Dec02

    Russia’s Economy Has Shrunk So Much It’s Now Almost The Same Size As Spain

    The decline in the price of oil, Western economic sanctions against the nation following its invasion of Ukraine, and the collapse of the Russian rouble that resulted, has decimated Russia’s economy. Now Russian GDP has shrunk so much it is no longer the world’s eighth largest economic power, according to The Telegraph. Instead,...

    Ukraine Conflict: Government Troops, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree To New Cease-Fire
    Dec02

    Ukraine Conflict: Government Troops, Russian-Backed Rebels Agree To New Cease-Fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — International monitors in eastern Ukraine say government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed on a new cease-fire. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said in a statement late Monday that hostilities will cease Friday along the line of contact between the warring...

    Russia warns of recession next year
    Dec02

    Russia warns of recession next year

    The forecast released by the economic development ministry on Tuesday was the first acknowledgement that the Russian economy will contract in 2015. Russia’s economy has been battered by low oil prices, the backbone of its budget and Western sanctions over its role in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine government, rebels agree on new cease-fire
    Dec02

    Ukraine government, rebels agree on new cease-fire

    International monitors in eastern Ukraine say government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces in the Luhansk region have agreed on a new cease-fire. …read more Source: WAVE 3...

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab
    Dec02

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. They weren’t actors, and this was no make-believe. It was a hostile takeover…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab
    Dec02

    Change of leadership in Crimea means property grab

    YALTA, Crimea (AP) — One day in October, a dozen armed men in masks drove up to the gates of Yalta Film Studios. […] an Associated Press investigation throughout this peninsula the size of Massachusetts found many instances of less noble practices: legal owners strong-armed off their premises; buildings, farms and other prime real estate...

    Ukraine Protestors Demand Justice For Maidan Victims
    Dec02

    Ukraine Protestors Demand Justice For Maidan Victims

    Protestors gathered in central Kyiv to demand justice for people beaten up or killed by security forces during demonstrations against ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. The protest, on December 1, played news reports from the time of the revolution over loud speakers. Protestors said no-one had been punished for the violence....