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    France agrees to repay Russia for warships
    Aug06

    France agrees to repay Russia for warships

    The French Presidency announced on Wednesday that Russia would be “fully reimbursed” for the cost of two warships, which Paris has refused to deliver due to the ongoing Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: The Local...

    What to watch: GOP candidates on foreign policy
    Aug06

    What to watch: GOP candidates on foreign policy

    Donald Trump says he would get along just fine with Vladimir Putin. Rand Paul would be open to engaging with Cuba, unlike other Republicans he calls “isolationist.” And every GOP candidate running for president hates the Iran nuclear deal, but not all will commit to getting rid of it. With the Iran agreement under review in Congress and the...

    Ukraine’s other war
    Aug06

    Ukraine’s other war

    My frustration with Ukraine’s post-Soviet system reached boiling point in 2011. After years of struggling to faithfully carry out my duties as prosecutorial investigator, I decided that I was absolutely done with Yanukovych-era ways. I could no longer take the criminality of law enforcement bodies, the immunity of members of the then-ruling...

    Sale of uranium by Ukrainian gang reportedly thwarted by security service
    Aug06

    Sale of uranium by Ukrainian gang reportedly thwarted by security service

    Ukraine’s security service says it has detained a criminal group that was attempting to sell a small quantity of what appeared to be non-fissile uraniumUkraine’s security service has said it seized a small quantity of what appeared to be ore-grade uranium from a criminal gang in a peaceful western region.The State Security Service of...

    Citing threats, Pentagon refocuses on Russia
    Aug05

    Citing threats, Pentagon refocuses on Russia

    Even as President Barack Obama tries to stave off a conflict with Russia, the Pentagon isn’t taking any chances. Each of Obama’s picks for top Defense Department jobs says that Russia represents the biggest national security threat to the United States. The Army is giving heavier weapons to its frontline cavalry unit in Europe, while...

    France and Russia settle Mistral dispute
    Aug05

    France and Russia settle Mistral dispute

    Paris agrees to return money for helicopter carriers pulled amid Ukraine tensions …read more Source: Financial...

    France agrees to reimburse Russia for undelivered Mistral warships
    Aug05

    France agrees to reimburse Russia for undelivered Mistral warships

    The Elysee Palace has said Russia is to be “fully reimbursed” for two Mistral helicopter carrying warships which France built but did not deliver. The deal was held up because of Russia’s role in Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Hollande, Putin agree compensation for cancelled Mistral deal
    Aug05

    Hollande, Putin agree compensation for cancelled Mistral deal

    President François Hollande’s office announced Wednesday that a deal had been reached with President Vladimir Putin to pay Russia compensation for cancelling the delivery of two French Mistral warships over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: France...

    Ukraine puts top Russian general Gerasimov on ‘most wanted’ list
    Aug05

    Ukraine puts top Russian general Gerasimov on ‘most wanted’ list

    Russia’s top general Valery Gerasimov has been accused of ‘organising an armed conflict’ in Ukraine which is making plans to put him on… …read more Source:...

    Chronicler of evil
    Aug05

    Chronicler of evil

    If they made The Imitation Game about Alan Turing, the British mathematician who cracked Germany’s military code in World War II, they should make at least three movies about Robert Conquest, the Anglo-American Stanford University historian and poet, who died on Monday at the age of 98 in Palo Alto, California. The first would be about one...

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