10 things you need to know today: December 27, 2014


Headlines for today … here they are!!

The Fifth Column

Ukrainian troops traded POWs with pro-Russia militants on Friday. Ukrainian troops traded POWs with pro-Russia militants on Friday |(AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

The Week

Ukraine exchanges POWs with militants, U.S. nears an intel-sharing agreement with South Korea and Japan, and more

1. Ukraine, rebels exchange POWs as Kiev suspends Crimea travel
The Ukrainian government agreed to trade more than 200 pro-Russian separatist prisoners of war for 150 Ukrainian servicemen on Friday. But, Kiev also announced it would halt all train and bus transportation services to Crimea, citing “deteriorating” security in the region that was annexed by Russia in March. Because Crimea’s only land link is with Ukraine, and Kiev has already banned sea and air traffic, the new suspensions will effectively create a transportation blockade to the peninsula. [Reuters]

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2. U.S. to share North Korea intel with South Korea, Japan
The United States will sign a joint intelligence-sharing pact with South Korea and Japan next week, officials…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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