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    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine
    Aug16

    How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine

    Paul Manafort, who reportedly was a recipient of $12.7m in Ukraine, helped Viktor Yanukovich to victory. Could he do the same for Trump?The scene was Ostroh, western Ukraine, on the eve of parliamentary elections.A tall figure bounded on to a stage to cheers from a crowd of elderly flag-waving supporters. They chanted: “Yan-u-kov-ich,...

    Russian FSB has prevented terrorist attacks in the Crimea
    Aug16

    Russian FSB has prevented terrorist attacks in the Crimea

    The Russian Embassy in Latvia issued a statement the Russian Foreign Ministry on the disruption of terrorist acts in the Republic of Crimea. The text of the statement is below. …read more Source: The Baltic...

    A new EU Security Strategy: towards a militarised Europe?
    Aug16

    A new EU Security Strategy: towards a militarised Europe?

    “Europe has never been so prosperous, so secure nor so free”. It was 2003 and those were the words introducing the self-congratulatory EU Security Strategy that set the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) guidelines for the next 13 years. The former High Representative (HR), Javier Solana, drafted it to tackle indirect and external threats,...

    Steinmeier: Germany ‘worried’ about spike in Crimea tensions
    Aug16

    Steinmeier: Germany ‘worried’ about spike in Crimea tensions

    The German and Russian foreign ministers have called for restraint amidst increasing friction in Crimea, Deutsche Welle reports. “In recent days there has been a spike in tensions around Crimea and that has worried us,” Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s foreign minister, said at a joint press conference Monday with his Russian counterpart...

    Trump’s new normal
    Aug16

    Trump’s new normal

    Donald Trump again blamed U.S. President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the rise of ISIS. He questioned his opponent’s “physical stamina” to eradicate the terrorist group. And he again interspersed what his campaign hyped as a major foreign policy speech — his third to date — with falsehoods and half-truths, promising an end to nation...

    The City of Mariupol, Ukraine’s Line in the Sand
    Aug16

    The City of Mariupol, Ukraine’s Line in the Sand

    Tetrapods, normally used to build piers, have been used in Mariupol’s defense, and today are found around the city decorated with Ukrainian folk symbols. Mariupol, Ukraine, July 4, 2016. Photo: Ivan Sigal The Ukrainian city of Mariupol sits 20 km from the front line between the Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian military. It is a...

    Russia-Ukraine tensions rise over Crimea
    Aug16

    Russia-Ukraine tensions rise over Crimea

    Russia’s security service has released footage purporting to show explosives hidden inside a vehicle stopped between Ukraine and the annexed territory of Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Trump’s campaign chief linked to Kyiv cash scandal
    Aug15

    Trump’s campaign chief linked to Kyiv cash scandal

    Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau say secret documents link Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, to $12.7m in ‘off the books payments’ from the party of ousted president Viktor Yanu …read more Source:...

    Russia vows ‘exhaustive’ Ukraine measures
    Aug15

    Russia vows ‘exhaustive’ Ukraine measures

    Foreign minister responds to what he calls an attempted terrorist attack in annexed Crimean peninsula …read more Source: Financial...

    Donald Trump struggles for a campaign reset
    Aug15

    Donald Trump struggles for a campaign reset

    New revelations about the foreign financial ties of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman are threatening to steal the thunder from the Republican presidential nominee’s much-hyped foreign policy speech, adding to the turmoil that has engulfed his presidential bid. Paul Manafort on Monday blasted a New York Times report that detailed...

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