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    Ukraine can’t survive on its own
    Jul21

    Ukraine can’t survive on its own

    Something extraordinary is happening in Ukraine. I just returned from a three-day trip there in my capacity as vice chair of the National Democratic Institute — an organization created by Congress to help developing countries build stronger democratic institutions — and I was truly inspired by the spirit I witnessed in a people who have been...

    We’re all Putin’s ‘useful idiots’
    Jul21

    We’re all Putin’s ‘useful idiots’

    LONDON — Watching Russian TV recently is a disturbing business. As Stephen Ennis at BBC Monitoring has painstakingly recorded, Russian media has developed a habit of delivering death threats to opposition members, using anti-Semitic insinuations against its opponents, screaming about the threat of the “homosexual sodomite tsunami,” and...

    Big stink on Russian border as man tries to smuggle 460kg of cheese from EU
    Jul21

    Big stink on Russian border as man tries to smuggle 460kg of cheese from EU

    Authorities claim man was attempting to evade sanctions by hiding huge cache of cheese in boot and backseat of vehicle driving into Kaliningrad oblastRussian customs officials said on Monday they had foiled a bid to smuggle nearly half a tonne of cheese into the country from the European Union, whose food is subject to retaliatory sanctions.A man...

    Opinion: Iran Deal Has Far-Reaching Potential to Remake International Relations
    Jul21

    Opinion: Iran Deal Has Far-Reaching Potential to Remake International Relations

    Arul Louis, a New York-based journalist and international affairs analyst, is a senior fellow of the Society for Policy Studies. He can be contacted at arullouis@spsindia.in.By Arul LouisNEW YORK, Jul 20 2015 (IPS)The Vienna agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council acting in concert with Germany...

    Ukraine crisis: ‘Putin is obsessed with the idea of testing Nato’ – and the Baltics will be next, says Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili
    Jul21

    Ukraine crisis: ‘Putin is obsessed with the idea of testing Nato’ – and the Baltics will be next, says Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili

    At first sight it seemed an improbable appointment: a man who had served twice as president of neighbouring Georgia, parachuted in as governor of a single region of Ukraine. But for the government in Kiev, beset in the east by pro-Russian rebels, and facing entrenched corruption and an array of powerful oligarchs elsewhere, it was an obvious...

    Russia makes rival U.N. move on MH17 probe after dismissing tribunal bid
    Jul20

    Russia makes rival U.N. move on MH17 probe after dismissing tribunal bid

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia is pushing for a greater U.N. role in an investigation into what caused the downing of a passenger plane in eastern Ukraine after dismissing a proposal by Malaysia, Australia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Ukraine for a U.N.-backed tribunal. …read more Source:...

    Kremlin criticizes NATO over drills in Ukraine
    Jul20

    Kremlin criticizes NATO over drills in Ukraine

    Moscow has warned that a five-month-long truce could be derailed by the war games. The Russian military recently held its own exercises close to its border with Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Crimean safari park welcomes rare Siberian tiger cubs
    Jul20

    Crimean safari park welcomes rare Siberian tiger cubs

    A Crimean safari park welcomes three adorable, dozy tiger cubs …read more Source: The...

    Russia warns US-led military exercises may have ‘explosive consequences’ as 1,800 troops from 18 countries begin ‘morale boosting’ training drills in western Ukraine
    Jul20

    Russia warns US-led military exercises may have ‘explosive consequences’ as 1,800 troops from 18 countries begin ‘morale boosting’ training drills in western Ukraine

    Ukrainian and US troops launched fresh drills involving 1,800 soldiers from 18 countries today near Ukraine’s border with Poland. …read more Source: Daily...

    Video captures moment MH17 victims fall from the sky in Ukraine
    Jul20

    Video captures moment MH17 victims fall from the sky in Ukraine

    The footage was shot by a couple as they drove past the scene in eastern Ukraine where the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 was shot down, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: Daily...

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