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    [Ticker] France’s Macron wants closer ties with Russia
    Dec01

    [Ticker] France’s Macron wants closer ties with Russia

    France must reopen talks with Russia, centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron told journalists on Wednesday. He said Russia must play a decisive role in ending the conflict in Syria, and that the removal of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad cannot be a prior condition to end the war. The former economy minister also favours renewed peace...

    Russia deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests: RIA
    Dec01

    Russia deploys warships near Crimea for Ukrainian missile tests: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Warships from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet have taken up position off Crimea’s western coastline to help strengthen the peninsula’s air defenses in response to the start of Ukrainian missile tests nearby, the RIA news agency reported on Thursday. …read more Source:...

    Why Portugal has become an oasis of stability
    Dec01

    Why Portugal has become an oasis of stability

    LISBON — Any celebrations of António Costa‘s first anniversary as Portugal’s prime minister were muted by the announcement this week that the man Costa spent five months persuading to lead Portugal’s biggest bank had resigned, plunging into doubt the government’s efforts to shore up the...

    Putin deploys 55,000 TROOPS along Ukrainian border as brinksmanship battle continues
    Dec01

    Putin deploys 55,000 TROOPS along Ukrainian border as brinksmanship battle continues

    RUSSIA are building a massive army on the border with Ukraine as fears of an invasion continue to rise. …read more Source:...

    Russian wind blows over Eastern Europe
    Dec01

    Russian wind blows over Eastern Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine — The anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, and the subsequent collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, passed with barely a whimper this year. A chill wind blowing from the East put a damper on the celebrations. Russia, which Europe kept at arms length for so long, is once again ascendant....

    The Italian movement that could remake Europe
    Dec01

    The Italian movement that could remake Europe

    FLORENCE — Before there was Brexit or Donald Trump, there was Italy’s 5Star Movement. Ever since it burst onto the scene in 2013, at the height of the euro crisis, the anti-establishment, Euroskeptic political party has served as the country’s largest, and loudest, opposition group, stubbornly defying...

    EU and Russia on the brink of WAR as Kremlin official blames Brussels for ‘VISA GENOCIDE’
    Dec01

    EU and Russia on the brink of WAR as Kremlin official blames Brussels for ‘VISA GENOCIDE’

    TENSIONS between the EU and Putin are at breaking point as a Kremlin official labelled the Brussels ban on issuing visas to Russians living in the Crimea as “visa genocide”. …read more Source:...

    Russia positions 55k troops by Ukraine border in sign of aggression by Vladimir Putin
    Dec01

    Russia positions 55k troops by Ukraine border in sign of aggression by Vladimir Putin

    The sudden influx of feet on the grounds adds to up to 7,500 Russian soldiers already stationed in Ukraine, where officials are said to be convinced Russia is attempting to topple the government. …read more Source: Daily...

    Norwegian beats Russian to win World Chess Championship
    Dec01

    Norwegian beats Russian to win World Chess Championship

    Norway’s Magnus Carlsen on Wednesday won the World Chess Championship for the third time, seeing off challenger Sergey Karjakin, a Kremlin-backed Russian grandmaster who is a vocal supporter of President Vladimir Putin and who has praised the annexation of Crimea. After the 12-game match — which took place in New York...

    Ukraine prepares missile test near Crimea, angering Russia
    Dec01

    Ukraine prepares missile test near Crimea, angering Russia

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine was due to start two days of missile tests on Thursday – a move that has angered Russia, prompting it to put its air defense forces on high alert on the annexed Crimea peninsula. …read more Source:...

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