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    Russia Is Returning to Soviet Military Strategy
    Dec01

    Russia Is Returning to Soviet Military Strategy

    French President Francois Hollande has essentially vetoed the transfer of the first Mistral helicopter carrier to Russia. The Elysee Palace announced that Moscow’s actions in Ukraine do not create the necessary conditions for the transfer of the warship. In response, Russian officials threatened to appeal to international arbitration and...

    World Food Program, short on money, to suspend aid to Syrians
    Dec01

    World Food Program, short on money, to suspend aid to Syrians

    The cut in aid will affect refugees in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey who receive vouchers from the program to exchange for food in local shops, a mechanism that also provides an economic lifeline for communities struggling with the huge influx of Syrian refugees in the past four years. “A suspension of WFP food assistance will endanger...

    Afghan Leaders Formalize New Relationship at NATO
    Dec01

    Afghan Leaders Formalize New Relationship at NATO

    Afghanistan’s president and chief executive are at NATO headquarters in Brussels to formalize their country’s new relationship with the alliance, which will end its more than 10-year combat mission in Afghanistan at the end of this month. The two Afghan leaders walked into NATO headquarters Monday at dusk, greeted by new Secretary...

    Tory MP personally delivers Ukraine aid
    Dec01

    Tory MP personally delivers Ukraine aid

    Conservative MP personally delivers army relief supplies to Ukraine – twice …read more Source:...

    Pussy Riot Lawyers: Captured Female Ukrainian Pilot Is Russian POW
    Dec01

    Pussy Riot Lawyers: Captured Female Ukrainian Pilot Is Russian POW

    Human rights attorneys who represented the rock band Pussy Riot last May arrive in Washington this week to plead with the United States to aid another female detained by Vladimir Putin’s Russian Federation. Attorneys Mark Feygin and Nikolay Polozov represent Nadezhda Savchenko, a 33-year-old pilot from Ukraine who now sits as prisoner in...

    Don’t Go Soft on Russia
    Dec01

    Don’t Go Soft on Russia

    Europe is struggling to deal with Russian manipulation in eastern Europe, and not just in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Conservative MP personally delivers army relief supplies to Ukraine – twice
    Dec01

    Conservative MP personally delivers army relief supplies to Ukraine – twice

    OTTAWA – Canada’s junior defence minister has twice accompanied the delivery of non-lethal military aid to Ukraine in photo-friendly events which initially caught the air force off guard.A series of documents released under the Access to Information Act show Conservative MP James Bezan and a staffer were last minute additions to a...

    Ukraine Announces Temporary Truce At Donetsk Airport
    Dec01

    Ukraine Announces Temporary Truce At Donetsk Airport

    The Ukrainian military says its forces and Russian representatives have agreed to a temporary cease-fire at the airport in rebel-held Donetsk, where Kyiv recently alleged that Russian special forces were engaged in the attacks on Ukrainian troops. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine gets loan to modernize gas pipelines
    Dec01

    Ukraine gets loan to modernize gas pipelines

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine landed a 150 million euro ($187 million) loan on Monday to modernize its section of the pipeline used to deliver natural gas from Russia to Europe. In a separate development, Russian President Vladimir Putin later in the day announced that Moscow would stop pursuing construction … …read more Source: The...

    Poland’s Tusk Takes EU Helm, Promising Leadership
    Dec01

    Poland’s Tusk Takes EU Helm, Promising Leadership

    Former Polish prime minister Donald Tusk took over as president of the European Council of EU leaders on Monday, promising strong leadership in foreign policy and “ruthless determination” to end Europe’s economic crisis. The center-right Tusk, 57, who led Poland for seven years of economic growth and rising EU influence,...