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    NATO, Russia Talk But Remain Divided on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia Talk But Remain Divided on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia held more than three hours of talks on Monday, discussing ways to reduce military accidents but also underscoring their deep disagreement on the conflict in Ukraine. Western diplomats said the fact that the NATO-Russia Council, where the Russian ambassador to the North Atlantic alliance sits with members states’ envoys, had...

    IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial
    Dec19

    IMF Chief Lagarde Found Guilty In French Tycoon Payout Trial

    PARIS, Dec 19 (Reuters) – French judges convicted IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Monday of negligence for a state payout made while she served as France’s finance minister in 2008, but imposed no punishment, citing her preoccupation at the time with the global financial crisis.It was unclear whether the verdict would force Lagarde...

    NATO and Russia talked for 3 hours, but they’re still as divided as ever on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO and Russia talked for 3 hours, but they’re still as divided as ever on Ukraine

    Thomson ReutersNATO and Russia held more than three hours of talks on Monday, discussing ways to reduce military accidents but also underscoring their deep disagreement on the conflict in Ukraine. Western diplomats said the fact that the NATO-Russia Council, where the Russian ambassador to the North Atlantic alliance sits with members...

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official says, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea …read more Source: U.S....

    NATO, Russia Discuss Air Safety Talks but Differ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia Discuss Air Safety Talks but Differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official says, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea …read more Source: ABC...

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official said Monday, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea. NATO … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine
    Dec19

    NATO, Russia discuss air safety talks but differ on Ukraine

    NATO and Russia remain at loggerheads over Ukraine, the alliance’s top official said Monday, but have discussed a proposal to try to improve air safety over the Baltic Sea. NATO … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    European Union sanctions against Russia extended again
    Dec19

    European Union sanctions against Russia extended again

    Ed AdamczykBRUSSELS, Dec. 19 (UPI) — The European Union’s European Council announced a six-month extension of sanctions against Russia for its actions in Ukraine on Monday. …read more Source: United Press...

    ‘We Had A Future. And A Past.’
    Dec19

    ‘We Had A Future. And A Past.’

    I’m telling you, the book Secondhand Time by Svetlana Alexievich is a stunner. I’m finding it hard to put down. It’s an oral history of life in post-Soviet Russia. Alexievich simply lets people talk — all kinds of people. In the US, most of us figured that all Russians, aside from Communist Party officials, would be thrilled to...

    Ukraine Miners Struggle For Economic Survival
    Dec19

    Ukraine Miners Struggle For Economic Survival

    Ukraine’s eastern region of Luhansk has been shaken by a separatist conflict — and so has the local economy. The town of Hirske, located in government-controlled territory, depends on a coal mine for most of its jobs, but major investments are needed for the operation to continue. With clashes continuing just a few kilometers away,...