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US media in propaganda war with global anti-fracking activism
As 2014 comes to a close the American mainstream media has represented the most aggressive attack on global environmental movements that defend peoples’ right to live in healthy and clean environment worldwide.

18.12.2014 14:02

Latest Psaki gaffe no laughing matter
Jen Psaki, the US State Department spokesperson, uttered yet another gaffe when she declared that the Obama administration signed off on more economic sanctions against Russia, setting off alarm bells in Russia.

18.12.2014 14:30

Ukraine wouldn’t have civil war if not for West - Putin
If the West had called the organizers of Ukraine’s coup to order and took a different position, there wouldn’t be a civil war in Ukraine, believes Russian President Vladimir Putin.

18.12.2014 11:40

Russia not fit to be part of international financial system – Cameron
The combined effect produced by Western sanctions and low oil prices proves that there’s no place for Russia in the international financial system, believes British prime minister David Cameron, urging for more pressure on Moscow.

17.12.2014 20:40

Molotov cocktail ‘recipe’ tops 2014 list of treats Googled in Ukraine
The most Googled recipe in Ukraine this year was an instruction on how to make a Molotov cocktail. In Ukraine's case it was a recipe for disaster, as petrol bombs became a symbol of ultra-nationalistic defiance to govt that resulted in the February coup.

17.12.2014 01:22

Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande affirm urgent need for dialogue, ceasefine in Ukraine
The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France agree that a meeting of a contact group is urgently needed to kick-start dialogue between Kiev and the country’s East and achieve a lasting ceasefire, the Kremlin announced after a four-side phone call.

17.12.2014 01:13

NATO is not Russia’s enemy – Lavrov to French media
The NATO military alliance is not Moscow’s enemy, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told French media that suggested the opposite. Lavrov also expressed disappointment over the fact that Russia had overestimated EU’s independence from the US.

16.12.2014 15:29

66 journalists killed in 2014, murders ‘more barbaric’ – Reporters Without Borders
At least 66 journalists have been killed this year, says Reporters Without Borders, adding that the murders are becoming increasingly barbaric. Syria, Palestine, Ukraine, Iraq and Libya have been named the deadliest countries for reporters.

16.12.2014 09:38

UN rights watchdog accuses Kiev forces of torture, inhumane treatment of civilians
Kiev-controlled volunteer battalions and the Ukrainian Security Service are involved in an increasing number of human rights violations including torture and forced disappearances of those suspected of “separatism,” according to a UN OHCHR report.

16.12.2014 00:21

‘Dating that will never end in marriage’: Medvedev describes Ukraine’s chances in EU
The program imposed by the EU on Ukraine to diminish its alleged economic dependence on Russia is pushing this unstable country into a full scale crisis, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev writes in a newspaper article.

15.12.2014 08:20

Attempts to pressure Russia are futile – Lavrov to Kerry
It is useless for Washington to try to pressure Moscow on the world arena; instead, it should take into account the other side’s interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry as the two officials met in Rome.

14.12.2014 23:05

EU says Ukraine 'government cleansing' law not in line with bloc’s principles
Ukraine’s recently passed law on lustration – the cleansing of government from past regimes’ officials – “does not live up to” European principles, according to the Venice Commission, the EU’s advisory body on constitutional matters.

14.12.2014 06:36