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    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Wreckage Recovery in Ukraine
    Nov16

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Wreckage Recovery in Ukraine

    Local Ukraine emergency services have begun collecting parts of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 wreckage from its crash site in the middle of the conflict zone, Dutch air accident investigators said Sunday. The flight was downed on July 17, killing 298 people, two-thirds of them Dutch citizens. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Putin Under Pressure at G20
    Nov16

    Putin Under Pressure at G20

    The G20 summit in Brisbane, Australia, has ended, capping a week of summits that saw several awkward encounters between U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. Australia, the host of this year’s G20 wanted this meeting to focus on trade and job growth, but it was President Obama’s efforts to isolate Vladimir...

    Georgians Protest Planned Military Alliance Between Abkhazia and Russia
    Nov16

    Georgians Protest Planned Military Alliance Between Abkhazia and Russia

    Tens of thousands of Georgians marched through Tbilisi Saturday against what they say is the government’s passive reaction to a planned military alliance between Russia and the breakaway Abkhazia republic. The protesters say the agreement, which has yet to be finalized, is a step toward Russian annexation of Abkhazia. Some of the marchers...

    Ukraine’s Financial Outlook Is Gloomy
    Nov15

    Ukraine’s Financial Outlook Is Gloomy

    Ukraine is engulfed in a financial crisis. Without further Western aid, the Kyiv government will run out of money to service its debts. If the situation continues, Ukraine could face possible default on its bonds in four to six months, if Russia demands early repayment on a multibillion-dollar loan it gave Kyiv before the ouster this year of...

    Obama: US Leads World in Opposing Russian Aggression In Ukraine
    Nov15

    Obama: US Leads World in Opposing Russian Aggression In Ukraine

    U.S. President Barack Obama says the U.S. is leading the world in opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Speaking Saturday in Australia at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Mr. Obama said Russia is “a threat to the world” as witnessed in the “appalling shoot-down of MH17;” a reference to the downing of...

    Putin Criticized US Ahead of G20 Summit
    Nov15

    Putin Criticized US Ahead of G20 Summit

    World leaders are gathering in Brisbane, Australia, for the G20 meeting of the world’s largest economies amid tense rhetoric between Russia and the West. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot has pledged to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over his support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, while the Kremlin has announced long-range...

    Putin Criticizes US Ahead of G20 Summit
    Nov14

    Putin Criticizes US Ahead of G20 Summit

    With world leaders gathering in Australia for a summit meeting of the Group of 20 economic powers, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the United States is “crudely violating” the spirit of international cooperation that should drive groups such as the G20. In particular, Putin complained about the U.S.-led sanctions against Russia...

    Ukraine’s President, PM Stress Bolstering Country’s Military
    Nov14

    Ukraine’s President, PM Stress Bolstering Country’s Military

    Ukraine’s president says his country’s armed forces are “willing and able to fight back” should the cease-fire agreement reached in September between his government and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine unravel. President Petro Poroshenko spoke in Kyiv Friday after meeting with Ukraine’s top security...

    EU Hopeful Serbia Hosts Military Drill with Russia
    Nov14

    EU Hopeful Serbia Hosts Military Drill with Russia

    Russian soldiers parachuted into open fields in western Serbia on Friday as part of an unprecedented joint military drill that has stirred controversy in the European Union candidate-country given the West-Russia standoff over Ukraine. The one-day anti-terrorist exercise, around 50 km (30 miles) from Serbia’s border with NATO-member...

    Putin Berates US Over Sanctions Before G20 Meeting
    Nov14

    Putin Berates US Over Sanctions Before G20 Meeting

    President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of undermining the very trade institutions it created by imposing sanctions on Russia, a “mistake” he hoped would be overcome in the “final count.” In an interview with Russian state news agency TASS before a meeting of the G20 major and developing economies, Putin said sanctions...

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