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    Police Stand By for Now as Kremlin Critic Defies House Arrest
    Jan15

    Police Stand By for Now as Kremlin Critic Defies House Arrest

    Ten days after cutting off his monitoring tag and declaring he would not stay under house arrest, Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says Russian police are standing by while he walks out of his door. Although the house arrest order has not been lifted since an embezzlement case against him ended in a suspended sentence on December 30, no one has...

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression
    Jan15

    Ukraine Steps Up Mobilization, Warns of Russian Aggression

    Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east. “Russian aggression is continuing. There has been a significant surge in the intensity of...

    Obama, Cameron Pledge Firm Stand Against Extremists
    Jan15

    Obama, Cameron Pledge Firm Stand Against Extremists

    President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron say they will not allow terrorists to suppress free speech and free expression. In joint opinion piece published in The Times of London, the two leaders promised to “defeat these barbaric killers and their distorted ideology.” Obama and Cameron said the world would...

    China’s Li to Headline Davos in ‘Year of Destiny’
    Jan15

    China’s Li to Headline Davos in ‘Year of Destiny’

    At least 40 heads of state and government are expected at next week’s meeting of the rich and powerful at the Swiss ski resort of Davos, where Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will give a keynote speech, organizers said Wednesday. The World Economic Forum, the Geneva-based think tank that organizes the annual get-together, said 2,500...

    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’
    Jan14

    Ukraine FM: Peace Talks May Take Place in ‘Next Few Days’

    Ukraine’s foreign minister said Thursday that a new round of peace talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine could take place soon, as the country’s prime minister and parliament urged the international community to designate the Russia-backed separatists’ self-proclaimed republics as “terrorist organizations.”...

    Russian Finance Minister Warns on Spending as Crisis Deepens
    Jan14

    Russian Finance Minister Warns on Spending as Crisis Deepens

    Russia’s finance minister called on Wednesday for a cut in planned spending to weather an economic crisis, warning of a more than $45 billion drop in revenues this year if the average oil price is $50 a barrel. In comments underlining the government’s growing concern at the downturn, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said all budget...

    Ukraine Passenger Bus Hit in Shelling, 10 Killed
    Jan13

    Ukraine Passenger Bus Hit in Shelling, 10 Killed

    Ten civilians were killed Tuesday when a shell or missile hit a bus south of the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, Ukrainian authorities reported. The press center for the Ukrainian government’s military operation against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine reported that 10 people were killed and 13 injured when Russia-backed...

    Ukraine Summit Called Off Over Lack of Progress
    Jan13

    Ukraine Summit Called Off Over Lack of Progress

    Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France have scrapped plans for a summit this week on the conflict in Ukraine because of a lack of progress in implementing a four-month-old ceasefire agreement. With bloodshed continuing between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-backed separatists, there was no sign of when a new attempt at a big-power meeting...

    Ukraine Ex-president Yanukovych Put on Interpol ‘Wanted’ List
    Jan12

    Ukraine Ex-president Yanukovych Put on Interpol ‘Wanted’ List

    Interpol has put Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych on its international wanted persons list on charges of embezzlement. The international police organization’s website posted a so-called “red notice,” stating that Yanukovych is wanted by Ukraine’s judicial authorities on charges of “misappropriation,...

    Hollande Leads Unity March Through Paris
    Jan11

    Hollande Leads Unity March Through Paris

    French President Francois Hollande briefly led hundreds of thousands of people through the streets of Paris on Sunday, in a massive demonstration to show solidarity with the victims of a terror spree last week that killed 17 people. Heads of state from Europe, the Middle East and Africa linked arms to form a human chain with Hollande, as crowds...

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