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Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military
Dec06

Putin’s Russia seeks to project power with modern military

With an aircraft carrier deployed off Syria’s shores and hundreds of new jets, missiles and tanks entering service each year, President Vladimir Putin can project Russian military power on a scale unseen since Soviet times. A massive reform effort launched in the wake of Russia’s 2008 war with Georgia has transformed a crumbling,...

European Union Populists: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?
Dec05

European Union Populists: Is the Genie Out of the Bottle?

Another crisis looms in an already shook-up European Union. Italian voters rocked Europe’s boat more this weekend than Austrian voters were able to steady it. With its shaky banks and massive economy, Italy is now in the throes of energized populists who are no friends of EU leaders in Brussels. And the storm isn’t over yet:...

Ukraine’s Leader Urges EU to Extend Sanctions Against Russia
Dec02

Ukraine’s Leader Urges EU to Extend Sanctions Against Russia

WARSAW, Poland — Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has urged the European Union to extend sanctions against Russia, which he says continues its armed aggression in eastern Ukraine against international agreements. Poroshenko was in Poland on Friday for talks and signing deals on strengthening cooperation in the defense and energy...

Putin Hopes to Fix Ties with U.S., Pool Anti-Terror Efforts
Dec01

Putin Hopes to Fix Ties with U.S., Pool Anti-Terror Efforts

In a conciliatory state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced hope for mending a rift with the U.S. and pooling efforts in fighting terrorism. The speech reflected Moscow’s hope that President-elect Donald Trump could help repair ties with Washington that have sunk to a post-Cold War low over the crisis...

Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts
Dec01

Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts

In a conciliatory state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced hope for mending a rift with the U.S. and pooling efforts in fighting terrorism. The speech reflected Moscow’s hope that President-elect Donald Trump could help repair ties with Washington that have sunk to a post-Cold War low over the crisis...

Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement
Nov29

Peace talks on Ukraine end without agreement

Four-way talks on ending a separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine finished without a breakthrough on Tuesday, with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier declaring that “lip service” statements were not enough to achieve lasting peace.Amid low expectations, the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia met in the...

Intel Chief: Russia Eased Hacking After U.S. Accused Kremlin
Nov29

Intel Chief: Russia Eased Hacking After U.S. Accused Kremlin

WASHINGTON — Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday that Russia curtailed its election-related cyberactivity after the Obama administration accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the presidential race. The top U.S. intelligence official also said he had formally submitted a resignation letter effective at the end of...

‘Axeman’ quits after seven rounds in title fight
Nov27

‘Axeman’ quits after seven rounds in title fight

Vasyl Lomachenko successfully defended his WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night when Jamaican boxer Nicholas Walters was unable to continue after seven rounds. Lomachenko, the 28-year-old Ukrainian who won two Olympic gold medals, improved to 7-1. Walters dropped to 26-1-1. “My goal is to be the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the...

Germany, France seek four-way talks on eastern Ukraine conflict on November 29
Nov23

Germany, France seek four-way talks on eastern Ukraine conflict on November 29

Germany and France have invited Ukraine and Russia to meet in Minsk next week for four-way talks aimed at kick-starting peace talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday.Steinmeier said he hoped the foreign ministers from all four countries could meet next Tuesday, weeks before U.S....

Putin says Ukraine’s detention of Russian soldiers is ‘perfidy’
Nov23

Putin says Ukraine’s detention of Russian soldiers is ‘perfidy’

The detention this week of two Russian servicemen near the border with Ukraine was an act of “perfidy” by the Kiev authorities, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. …read more Source: Antigua...

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