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    US to work with Russia on Syria, defends Ukraine sanctions
    Sep29

    US to work with Russia on Syria, defends Ukraine sanctions

    The US has agreed to work with Russia on Syria, but the US leader, in New York, gave no sign of a quid pro quo on Ukraine sanctions. …read more Source:...

    Polish PM promises repatriation of Poles from the east
    Sep29

    Polish PM promises repatriation of Poles from the east

    Prime Minister of Poland Ewa Kopacz has revealed plans for a repatriation programme chiefly focused on ethnic Poles in Ukraine and Kazakhstan. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Putin, Obama Hold Constructive, Frank Talks on Syria, Ukraine
    Sep29

    Putin, Obama Hold Constructive, Frank Talks on Syria, Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Barack Obama held constructive and frank talks during a meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in New York on Monday. This constituted their first face-to-face meeting in nearly a year, the two presidents having last met at the APEC summit in China in November 2014....

    Free gas to bikini wearing customers (pics+vid)
    Sep29

    Free gas to bikini wearing customers (pics+vid)

    A gas station at Kiev, Ukraine decided to promote its business by offering free gas to customers who would come wearing a bikini. Many women took advantage of this opportunity and rushed to the gas station, took off their clothes and filled their car with gas wearing only their bikini. Many men were just standing there admiring the beautiful...

    Kazakhstani Textbooks Send Local Patriots and Ukraine into a Tantrum (Clue: It’s about Crimea)
    Sep29

    Kazakhstani Textbooks Send Local Patriots and Ukraine into a Tantrum (Clue: It’s about Crimea)

    Whose bit of land is this anyway? Map of Crimea. Wikipedia image. Kazakhstan is in a spot of hot water over its approval of geography textbooks slated for secondary schools in the Central Asian country that show Crimea as part of Russia rather than Ukraine. Not surprisingly, the textbooks, which were printed by the local publishing house Mektep,...

    Let Czar Putin overextend himself
    Sep29

    Let Czar Putin overextend himself

    Vladimir Putin says he isn’t a czar, but increasingly he’s behaving like one. So why not let him go the way of Russia’s last czar—and sink himself by overextending himself militarily? Despite the risk that a weak or dithering response by the West to Putin’s new advance into Syria will only encourage the hardliners around...

    Putin’s new world order
    Sep29

    Putin’s new world order

    The president of Russia uses a Putin-speak in his speeches that we must parse word for word, in our own best interests. Only after translating them into normal speech do we learn what he has said and why. His September 28 speech to the United Nations General Assembly made seven overlapping and interdependent points that are worth translating....

    VIDEO: Donetsk’s street artist
    Sep29

    VIDEO: Donetsk’s street artist

    Sasha Korban fled the war torn city and is now painting walls all around Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Obama and Putin: That was awkward
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin: That was awkward

    An awkward toast, sideways glances, a stiff handshake. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin aren’t just geostrategic rivals. They are two guys who simply don’t like each other. That much seemed clear after Monday’s action at the United Nations in New York, where Obama and Putin sat uncomfortably together at a lunch, then met...

    The West’s ominous ‘Ukraine fatigue’
    Sep29

    The West’s ominous ‘Ukraine fatigue’

    KIEV — The Mystetskyi Arsenal is an imposing building that dominates Lavrska street in the center of Ukraine’s capital city. A former weapons arsenal built by Catherine the Great, it now houses a museum. But earlier this month it was the site of something more politicized even than Ukrainian art: the annual Yalta European Strategy (YES)...

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