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    Kiev Versus Kiev
    Dec20

    Kiev Versus Kiev

    President Poroshenko promised to tackle corruption. Halfway through his term, Ukraine’s anti-corruption agencies are fighting each other. …read more Source: Foreign...

    US alarmed by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine
    Dec20

    US alarmed by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine

    The Obama administration says it is alarmed by a spike in violence in eastern Ukraine. It is blaming Russia for the conflict’s highest two-day casualty figures in the last 18 … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Why the Assassination of a Russian Ambassador in Turkey Won’t Start a New War
    Dec20

    Why the Assassination of a Russian Ambassador in Turkey Won’t Start a New War

    When an assassin in a suit and tie shot dead Russia’s ambassador to Turkey in an Ankara art gallery on Monday, many were quick to predict the killing would launch a crisis between the longtime rivals. The two countries back opposing sides in a proxy war in Syria, a point of friction that triggered a crisis in November 2015 when the Turkish...

    US alarmed by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine
    Dec20

    US alarmed by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it is alarmed by a spike in violence in eastern Ukraine.It is blaming Russia for the conflict’s… …read more Source:...

    Russia, Turkey Could Grow Even Closer After Envoy’s Slaying
    Dec20

    Russia, Turkey Could Grow Even Closer After Envoy’s Slaying

    The assassination of Russia’s ambassador to Turkey could actually bring the two regional powers closer together, with Russia reaping political benefits by arguing that it has paid a high price for fighting terrorism as Turkey, embarrassed by its security breaches, increasingly coordinates with Russia in neighboring Syria. The two nations...

    U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Companies, People Over Russia Actions in Ukraine
    Dec20

    U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Companies, People Over Russia Actions in Ukraine

    The United States on Tuesday blacklisted seven Russian businessmen and eight companies and government enterprises over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the conflict in Ukraine, the U.S. Treasury said in a statement, moves Moscow called “hostile acts.” The sanctions come a month before U.S. President Barack Obama hands over...

    Ukraine Power Grid Goes Black After Cyber Attack
    Dec20

    Ukraine Power Grid Goes Black After Cyber Attack

    Kiev’s power grid was hit by a major cyber attack over the weekend, in what experts say fits into a pattern of recent Russian cyber aggression against Ukraine. Reuters: Ukraine is investigating a suspected cyber attack on Kiev’s power grid at the weekend, the latest in a series of strikes on its energy and financial infrastructure,...

    U.S. Adds More Russians To Sanctions List, Including ‘Putin’s Chef’
    Dec20

    U.S. Adds More Russians To Sanctions List, Including ‘Putin’s Chef’

    The United States has levied new sanctions against more Russians for Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, hitting well-connected insiders, including the man known as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chef. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trudeau promises debate on peacekeeping mission, stops short on vote
    Dec20

    Trudeau promises debate on peacekeeping mission, stops short on vote

    OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says MPs will get a chance to debate the Liberal government’s plan to send Canadian troops on UN peacekeeping missions, but he won’t quite promise a vote on any future deployment. The prime minister tells The Canadian Press it’s important that Canadians understand why the government is signing onto a...

    US blacklists several people, companies connected to Russia over fighting in Ukraine
    Dec20

    US blacklists several people, companies connected to Russia over fighting in Ukraine

    The US Treasury said the move was “in response to Russia’s unlawful occupation of Crimea and continued aggression in Ukraine.” …read more Source: Business...