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    Lithuania snubs pro-Kremlin pop star
    Aug18

    Lithuania snubs pro-Kremlin pop star

    Lithuania has denied entry to a Russian pop singer known for his patriotic songs and his pro-Kremlin stance on the Ukraine conflict, officials said Thursday, underscoring tensions with Moscow in the Baltic region. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine: No Need For Russian Ambassador As Relations Near Non-Existent
    Aug18

    Ukraine: No Need For Russian Ambassador As Relations Near Non-Existent

    Ukraine has no need for a Russian ambassador at present, so poor are diplomatic ties between the countries, according to Ukraine’s foreign minister. Pavlo Klimkin told Ukrainian broadcaster Channel 5 that Moscow has ceased dialogue with Kiev. “Let us imagine that, theoretically, today or in the coming days a Russian ambassador comes here,”...

    Russia-Ukraine War Update: Putin Full-Scale Invasion Is Possible, Poroshenko Says
    Aug18

    Russia-Ukraine War Update: Putin Full-Scale Invasion Is Possible, Poroshenko Says

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko warned Thursday that a full-scale Russian invasion was possible as tensions again mount between the neighboring nations after increased military activity in Eastern Ukraine and along the border of Crimea. “The probability of escalation of the conflict remains very significant,” Poroshenko said in a...

    New Fighting Flares In Southeastern Ukraine
    Aug18

    New Fighting Flares In Southeastern Ukraine

    Fresh clashes broke out overnight as Ukrainian troops battled Russia-backed separatists in Talakivka, near the city of Mariupol. The fighting was the latest in a recent flare-up of hostilities in the country’s east. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko hints at martial law as fighting spikes in Ukraine
    Aug18

    Poroshenko hints at martial law as fighting spikes in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko said Kyiv might order a new wave of military mobilization and institute martial law in response to more violence in the east. Both sides report heavy shelling, despite the shaky truce. …read more Source:...

    McKenna: Hillary Clinton’s right wing foreign policy
    Aug18

    McKenna: Hillary Clinton’s right wing foreign policy

    Notwithstanding the U.S. Democratic party’s sop to socialist Bernie Sanders in the crafting of its left-leaning policy platform, the party’s foreign policy is unapologetically right-of-centre. Of course, this is the same Hillary Clinton who voted in favour of a Congressional resolution backing the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2002. Few...

    Poroshenko hints at martial law as fighting spikes in Ukraine
    Aug18

    Poroshenko hints at martial law as fighting spikes in Ukraine

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko said Kyiv might order a new wave of military mobilization and institute martial law in response to more violence in the east. Both sides report heavy shelling, despite the shaky truce. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if eastern fighting worsens: Poroshenko
    Aug18

    Ukraine could introduce martial law if eastern fighting worsens: Poroshenko

    NNA – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday he did not rule out introducing martial law and a new wave of military mobilization if the conflict with pro-Russian separatists worsened. Por …read more Source: National News...

    25 Years Ago: Failed August Coup Changed U.S. Diplomatic Approach Toward Soviet Union
    Aug18

    25 Years Ago: Failed August Coup Changed U.S. Diplomatic Approach Toward Soviet Union

    A failed coup in August 1991 by hard-liners in the Soviet government is widely seen as contributing to the dissolution of the Soviet Union by the end of 1991. To mark the 25th anniversary of the so-called August coup, RFE/RL spoke with former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns about Washington’s perspective...

    Ukraine President Poroshenko warns of ‘full-scale Russian invasion’ (AFP)
    Aug18

    Ukraine President Poroshenko warns of ‘full-scale Russian invasion’ (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday he could not rule out a full-scale Russian invasion after the military reported the worst violence in the pro-Moscow separatist east for a year. …read more Source: The West...