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    Belarus Is Latest Target of Russia’s Use of Oil and Gas as Geopolitical Weapons
    Jul08

    Belarus Is Latest Target of Russia’s Use of Oil and Gas as Geopolitical Weapons

    Image: Belarusian flag. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com The West found out firsthand on January 7 of 2009 how Russia uses oil and gas as geopolitical weapons. That was the day in the dead of winter when Gazprom halted its gas supplies to Ukraine in a dispute over price and money that it said Ukraine owed it. At the time, Russia supplied a third of...

    Cyprus passes resolution for lifting sanctions against Russia over Ukraine
    Jul08

    Cyprus passes resolution for lifting sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

    The House of Representatives in Cyprus approved with 33 votes in favour a resolution calling for the lifting of the sanctions the European Union has imposed on the Russian Federation, Thursday. The ruling party abstained from the vote. The resolution was approved by 33 votes in favour. The ruling Democratic Rally party DYSI abstained. Leader of...

    UN human rights official warns of Ukraine reescalation
    Jul08

    UN human rights official warns of Ukraine reescalation

    Assistant Secretary-General Ivan Simonovic says Minsk agreement is still the best chance for sustainable peace …read more Source: World...

    Internet reposts can mean jail in Russia crackdown
    Jul08

    Internet reposts can mean jail in Russia crackdown

    MOSCOW: Recent graduate Maxim Kormelitsky did not think twice when he shared a picture online with an expletive-ridden caption about Russian Orthodox believers and their tradition of jumping into freezing cold water. But then he got a summons from investigators in his small Siberian hometown. Within a few months the 21-year-old was put on trial...

    Russia, Brexit loom over NATO summit
    Jul08

    Russia, Brexit loom over NATO summit

    WARSAW: NATO leaders meet on Friday for a landmark summit in Warsaw to send an uncompromising message to a resurgent Russia while trying to contain the fallout from Britain’s dramatic vote to quit the European Union. Britain’s divorce from the EU is set to dominate talks between US President Barack Obama, attending his last NATO...

    Brexit on his mind, Obama arrives in Poland for NATO summit
    Jul08

    Brexit on his mind, Obama arrives in Poland for NATO summit

    WARSAW, Poland — President Barack Obama opened a five-day, two-country mission early Friday to buck up a beleaguered Europe and brush back an aggressive Moscow. On what is expected to be his last presidential visit to the continent, Obama is due to attend a summit of NATO allies in Warsaw, before moving on to Seville and Madrid for his first...

    Brexit on his mind, Obama arrives in Poland for NATO summit
    Jul08

    Brexit on his mind, Obama arrives in Poland for NATO summit

    WARSAW, Poland — President Barack Obama opened a five-day, two-country mission early Friday to buck up a beleaguered Europe and brush back an aggressive Moscow. On what is expected to be his last presidential visit to the continent, Obama is due to attend a summit of NATO allies in Warsaw, before moving on to Seville and Madrid for his first...

    NATO’s Germany problem
    Jul08

    NATO’s Germany problem

    BERLIN — When NATO’s faithful gather to discuss the Alliance’s latest challenge, a flurry of adjectives fills the air — mercurial, unpredictable, self-righteous. The object of the frustration isn’t the bloc’s longtime nemesis to the east, however. It’s Germany. As many Alliance members become increasingly nervous...

    Poland’s ‘powerholic’
    Jul08

    Poland’s ‘powerholic’

    ARSAW — Jarosław Kaczyński’s office is located on the first floor of a ramshackle building in central Warsaw. There’s a pool hall in the basement and a Japanese restaurant around the corner. The simple sign on the glass door reads only, “The office of member of parliament Jarosław Kaczyński.” Everyone knows not to knock without prior...

    dna Morning Must Reads: Modi in Africa, Govt’s probe into Zakir Naik’s speeches, France beat Germany; and more
    Jul08

    dna Morning Must Reads: Modi in Africa, Govt’s probe into Zakir Naik’s speeches, France beat Germany; and more

    1. Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik may lose Peace (TV) over row; govt to probe his Speeches Union Home ministry, Mumbai police to probe into his speeches, FB posts; Channel has no licence. Read more here 2. Sushma Swaraj’s tweet ends ordeal for Assam girl detained in Istanbul Airport When 20-year-old Aradhana Barooah was heading...