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    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...

    Bilateral Trade Likely to Top Agenda During Putin’s Visit to Turkey
    Dec01

    Bilateral Trade Likely to Top Agenda During Putin’s Visit to Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Turkey Monday to discuss a broad range of issues concerning the two countries, including trade, economics and energy. Syria is also high on the list. On his arrival in Ankara, Putin received the full trappings of a state visit. The presidential convoy was escorted by mounted horsemen and Turkish...

    NATO Chief: Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-fire
    Dec01

    NATO Chief: Russia Violating Ukraine Cease-fire

    NATO says Russia is violating a truce in eastern Ukraine by sending in convoys with advanced weapons and personnel reinforcements for pro-Russia separatists fighting Ukrainian government troops. “We see a significant military buildup in and around Ukraine… large transfers of Russian advanced weapons, equipment and military personnel to violent...

    Putin Meets With Erdogan in Ankara
    Dec01

    Putin Meets With Erdogan in Ankara

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Monday in Turkey’s capital Ankara, where he is holding talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan likely to focus on trade ties and regional issues. Turkey is the second largest buyer of Russian natural gas after Germany. Around 60 percent of Turkey’s natural gas imports come from Russia, which...

    Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further
    Dec01

    Russian Ruble Falls as Oil Prices Tumble Further

    The ruble looked set for its steepest one-day fall since the Russian financial crisis of 1998, plunging about 4 percent on Monday as oil prices slid below $70 a barrel. Battered by low oil prices and the conflict in eastern Ukraine, the ruble has been declining throughout the year, losing about 42 percent of this value since January. The Russian...

    Pro-Europe Parties Lead in Moldova Election
    Dec01

    Pro-Europe Parties Lead in Moldova Election

    Results from parliamentary elections in Moldova show parties that want to pursue closer ties to Europe leading those that want closer relations with Russia. With 85 percent of the vote counted early Monday, a group of pro-Europe parties had about 44 percent of the vote for the 101-member parliament. The Socialist Party, which wants Moldova to...

    Pope Wraps Up Visit to Turkey
    Dec01

    Pope Wraps Up Visit to Turkey

    Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church is concluding a three-day visit to Turkey in Istanbul, meeting with the head of the Orthodox Christian Church. The two religious leaders called for an end to violent persecution of Christians in Iraq and Syria and more dialogue with Muslims. On the final day of his visit to Turkey, Pope Francis celebrated...

    Ukraine: Unauthorized Convoy Crosses Border From Russia
    Nov30

    Ukraine: Unauthorized Convoy Crosses Border From Russia

    Ukraine accused Moscow on Sunday of again using alleged aid shipments to send weapons and ammunition to the separatist rebels as a Russian convoy entered its eastern region without permission. Russian media reported that the convoy was delivering food and building materials to residents of rebel-held Donetsk. Armed guards watched as the trucks,...

    Moldova Votes in Key Poll
    Nov30

    Moldova Votes in Key Poll

    Moldova is voting in a crucial parliamentary election Sunday, which analysts say is really a referendum on whether the impoverished ex-Soviet country will pursue integration with Europe or return to Russia’s fold. Moldovans are voting for lawmakers to serve a four-year term in the 101-seat parliament. Surveys indicate public opinion is just...

    Russian Warships Enter English Channel
    Nov28

    Russian Warships Enter English Channel

    A squadron of Russian warships entered the English Channel on Friday, but a NATO official dismissed a Russian media report that they were there to conduct military exercises. Russian news agency RIA quoted the Northern Fleet as saying its vessels, led by anti-submarine ship Severomorsk, had passed through the Strait of Dover and were now in...

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