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Fear of Russia Draws Moldova and Ukraine Together
May28

Fear of Russia Draws Moldova and Ukraine Together

Joint border checkpoints are just the latest sign of a burgeoning partnership between Ukraine and Moldova – as both countries unite to resist Russia’s ambitions in the region. …read more Source: Balkan...

Poland offers US up to $2 billion for permanent military base
May27

Poland offers US up to $2 billion for permanent military base

Poland wants a permanent U.S. military presence — and is willing to pony up as much as $2 billion to get it, according to a defense ministry proposal obtained by Polish news portal Onet. The Polish offer reflects a long-standing desire in Warsaw to build closer security relations with the U.S. and put American boots on the ground. The push dates...

Elon Musk’s plan to rate ‘truth’ trolled
May26

Elon Musk’s plan to rate ‘truth’ trolled

Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk has drawn the ire of journalists over his plan to launch a site called “Pravda” — “truth” in Russian — to keep tabs on the media. The billionaire innovator, who has lashed out at the media over negative reports of his electric vehicles business, said he wants to create a service that would rate journalists...

Debate: Investigators: Moscow to blame for MH17 crash
May25

Debate: Investigators: Moscow to blame for MH17 crash

A team of international investigators has officially pinned responsibility for the downing of flight MH-17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 on Russian troops. The Buk surface-to-air missile system was moved to a base in Kursk in Donbass shortly before the plane was downed, the team concluded. Commentators examine why this tragedy that cost 298...

Debate: MH17 laut Ermittlern von russischer Rakete abgeschossen
May25

Debate: MH17 laut Ermittlern von russischer Rakete abgeschossen

Ein internationales Ermittlerteam hat nun auch offiziell russische Truppen beschuldigt, für den Abschuss von Flug MH-17 über der Ostukraine im Juli 2014 verantwortlich zu sein. Das Luftabwehrsystem Buk sei zuvor von einem Stützpunkt in Kursk in den Donbass verlegt worden. Warum die Tragödie, die 298 Menschen das Leben kostete, damit noch längst...

Investigators say Russian-owned missile downed MH17 flight
May24

Investigators say Russian-owned missile downed MH17 flight

A Dutch-led team of international investigators has concluded that a Russian-owned missile was responsible for the 2014 Malaysian Airlines crash that killed 298 passengers. The investigators’ findings showed the missile that downed flight MH17 came from a Russian anti-aircraft missile brigade and was fired from an area of eastern Ukraine...

Boris Johnson duped by pranksters pretending to be Armenian PM
May24

Boris Johnson duped by pranksters pretending to be Armenian PM

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson reportedly fell victim to a pair of Russian pranksters posing as the prime minister of Armenia. The pair said they held an 18-minute phone conversation with Johnson last week during which one of them pretended to be Nikol Pashinyan, the new prime minister of Armenia, the Guardian reported Thursday. The fake...

Gazprom escapes EU fine in competition probe
May24

Gazprom escapes EU fine in competition probe

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on Thursday stuck with her controversial decision not to fine Gazprom on charges that it abused its dominance to rip off consumers in Central and Eastern Europe. Instead, the settlement announced Thursday will seek to change Gazprom’s behavior through a set of legally-binding commitments. “Our...

John McCain’s last fight
May20

John McCain’s last fight

John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively uninviting President Donald Trump from his funeral, then leaving as a legacy some fierce final words for the leader of his party, who is now a political enemy. All Trump displays is “a reality-show...

Mueller probes Ukrainian who pitched peace plan to White House
May19

Mueller probes Ukrainian who pitched peace plan to White House

KIEV — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has been meeting over the last year with a Ukrainian lawmaker at the center of a controversial plan to end his country’s conflict with Russia, pressing him for details about interactions with Trump administration officials. Andrii Artemenko told POLITICO that FBI agents had peppered him...

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