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Obama will sign new Russia sanctions bill–White House

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  WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama will sign into law a bill passed by Congress to tighten sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, the White House said Tuesday, amid a dramatic run on the ruble.   “The president does intend to sign the bill,” spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters, while adding “it […]

Posted: December 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

66 journalists killed in year of ‘barbaric’ attacks—report

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Attacks on journalists have grown more barbaric and kidnappings have soared, Reporters Without Borders said Tuesday, in a year when violence against the media took center stage.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russia vows more pain for Ukraine


Fighting in eastern Ukraine between government troops and Russian-backed separatist forces has ground almost to halt. That should be good news for Ukraine, but Russia looks intent to pile on the economic misery.

Posted: December 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nobel peace winners fear ‘new, more dangerous Cold War’

Peace Summit Award

Nobel peace prize winners on Sunday expressed deep concern about the growing threat of conflict, including nuclear war, and “a new and more dangerous Cold War”.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russia threatens response if US sets new sanctions over Ukraine

FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23 2014, file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin walks as he attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow, Russia. As the diplomatic chill over Ukraine grows, the Kremlin seems keener than ever on enlisting Europe’s anti-EU parties in its campaign for influence in the West. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia responded angrily on Saturday to news that US senators had passed a bill calling for fresh sanctions against Moscow and the supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.

Posted: December 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »