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    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy
    Dec26

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says its ambassador to Ukraine has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Kiev following Israel's decision to cancel a planned visit by the Ukrainian prime minister…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy
    Dec26

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy

    Israel says its ambassador to Ukraine has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Kiev following Israel’s decision to cancel a planned visit by the Ukrainian prime minister. Israel over … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy
    Dec26

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says its ambassador to Ukraine has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Kiev following Israel’s decision to cancel a planned visit by the Ukrainian prime minister. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy
    Dec26

    Ukraine summons Israeli ambassador after UN controversy

    Israel says its ambassador to Ukraine has been summoned by the foreign ministry in Kiev following Israel’s decision to cancel a planned visit by the Ukrainian prime minister. Israel over … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Inside the Donetsk People’s Republic, the area of Ukraine ruled by rebels
    Dec26

    Inside the Donetsk People’s Republic, the area of Ukraine ruled by rebels

    This segment originally aired Dec. 19, 2016, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. The simmering war in east Ukraine saw a large-scale escalation last weekend, with five Ukrainian soldiers killed and more than 20 wounded, after separatist militants tried to take over army positions. Separatist forces backed by Russia have been clashing with Ukrainian...

    Signatory to USSR’s Collapse Rejects Gorbachev, Putin Criticism
    Dec26

    Signatory to USSR’s Collapse Rejects Gorbachev, Putin Criticism

    The man who hosted the meeting that ended the Soviet Union is proud to say he was first to sign the declaration, known as the Belavezha Accords, followed by Russia’s Boris Yeltsin and Ukraine’s Leonid Kravchuk. “I did not think about it when I was signing, but when I studied the ‘Yugoslavia variant,’ I am pretty convinced...

    2016: The Year in Quotes
    Dec26

    2016: The Year in Quotes

    Here is the story of global politics in 2016, told through the mouths of our wise and glorious leaders.30. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe: “I was dead, and I resurrected, as I always do.” Mugabe is African politics’ great survivor, literally. He is frequently declared dead by the local press. But he’ll be around bit longer. At 92,...

    How a Trump Economic Miscalculation Could Hammer His Pal Putin’s Economy
    Dec26

    How a Trump Economic Miscalculation Could Hammer His Pal Putin’s Economy

    Image: Donald Trump. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Donald Trump’s munchkins would have us believe that the new American president is going to usher in a period of prosperity for the United States and the world. But Nobel Prize winner Paul Krugman and other top economists believe Trump will make policy mistakes that will touch off a global...

    Ukraine’s Fragile Cease-Fire Holds For Third Day Despite Violations
    Dec26

    Ukraine’s Fragile Cease-Fire Holds For Third Day Despite Violations

    A new cease-fire negotiated between Ukraine’s government and Russia-backed separatists in the east held by a thread for a third day as both sides reported clashes near the strategic town of Debaltseve. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    AP Photos: Chronicling Russia’s change: 25 years of turmoil
    Dec26

    AP Photos: Chronicling Russia’s change: 25 years of turmoil

    MOSCOW (AP) — When I started working as an AP photographer in Moscow, the Soviet Union was nearing its demise. In August 1991, I took pictures of Russian President Boris Yeltsin rallying opposition to a hard-line coup that briefly ousted Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. When the coup collapsed, I witnessed triumphant crowds pulling down a...