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In Moscow: US vacates Russia compounds targeted over sanctions
Aug02

In Moscow: US vacates Russia compounds targeted over sanctions

The US on Tuesday cleared out of two diplomatic compounds around Moscow under the first stage of punitive measures imposed by Russia in retaliation for new sanctions being readied in Washington. The US on Tuesday cleared out of two diplomatic compounds around Moscow under the first stage of punitive measures imposed by Russia in retaliation for...

Politics: Moscow is sending up to 100,000 troops to NATO’s border
Aug01

Politics: Moscow is sending up to 100,000 troops to NATO’s border

It will include the famed Russian First Guards Tank Army. Moscow is assembling up to 100,000 troops for a massive deployment along NATO borders, the New York Times reported Tuesday. The buildup is part of a military exercise called Zapad, or Russian for “west,” which is held every four years, according to the Washington Post. This...

WORLDVIEW:  A Ukraine buffer zone
Aug01

WORLDVIEW: A Ukraine buffer zone

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eNCA | WATCH: Ukrainian pilot lands blind
Aug01

eNCA | WATCH: Ukrainian pilot lands blind

Captain Olexander Akopov was able to successfully ground his aircraft after large hailstones damaged the cockpit’s windscreen past the point of visibility. …read more Source:...

Mike Pence: US Vice President slams Russian ‘occupation’ on Georgia visit
Aug01

Mike Pence: US Vice President slams Russian ‘occupation’ on Georgia visit

The vice president reiterated America's firm backing for Georgia's hope of joining military alliance NATO, a goal that has stirred fury in Moscow. US Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday blasted Russia’s “ocupation” of Georgian territory, as he pledged Donald Trump will sign off on new sanctions against Moscow...

Russia’s Posture ‘Must Change’ – U.S. Vice President
Aug01

Russia’s Posture ‘Must Change’ – U.S. Vice President

U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, said that Russia’s destabilising activities in Ukraine and support for rogue regimes like Iran, Syria and North Korea “must change”. His comments came during a joint news conference with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi. The Vice President called on Europe to match U.S. President...

Maria Sharapova: Champion battles into second round at WTA Stanford
Aug01

Maria Sharapova: Champion battles into second round at WTA Stanford

The former world number one from Russia hadn't played in the US since March of 2015, before serving a 15-month doping suspension. Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova made a battling return to US hardcourts on Monday with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-0 victory over American Jennifer Brady in Stanford, California.”I feel like I just want to...

Goethe-Institut Lagos: The German cultural centre in Nigeria welcomes new director
Aug01

Goethe-Institut Lagos: The German cultural centre in Nigeria welcomes new director

Goethe-Institut Lagos welcomes Friederike Möschel, to its Lagos City Hall offices replacing Marc-André Schmachtel as the new director. For artists and art enthusiasts in Lagos, there has been a new development on the scene.Goethe-Institut Lagos, the German cultural centre in Nigeria, welcomes a new director, Friederike Möschel, to its Lagos City...

Putin: Russia defends slashing US mission as hope fades of better ties
Aug01

Putin: Russia defends slashing US mission as hope fades of better ties

Moscow on Monday sought to justify its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving ties anytime soon under Donald Trump. Moscow on Monday sought to justify its decision to purge US diplomatic personnel in the country, as the Kremlin appeared to give up on hopes of improving...

Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US
Aug01

Georgia Possibly to Seek Ex-President Saakashvili’s Extradition From US

TBILISI (Sputnik) — Saakashvili was stripped of Ukrainian citizenship on Wednesday and is currently in the United States. He announced his intention to return to Ukraine at the earliest opportunity. “If its Ukraine, where he promised to return, we have exhausted all procedures in that direction. So if Ukraine obtains political will, the country...

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