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    Radio Free Europe debuts Russian-language TV channel as alternative to state-run media
    Feb08

    Radio Free Europe debuts Russian-language TV channel as alternative to state-run media

    U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty launched a new 24-hour Russian-language channel on Tuesday to offer Russian speakers living home and abroad a new alternative to government-run media. The channel, Current Time, is available on cable, satellite and digital platforms and aimed at millions of Russian speakers in Russia, the Baltics,...

    Ukraine may impose martial law if crisis deepens
    Feb08

    Ukraine may impose martial law if crisis deepens

    Ukraine may impose martial law if the crisis in the country’s eastern regions deepens, Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said late Monday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    Wife Says Gravely Ill Putin Critic Was Poisoned
    Feb08

    Wife Says Gravely Ill Putin Critic Was Poisoned

    The wife of Russian journalist Vladimir Kara-Murza, a prominent opposition activist and Kremlin critic, says “acute poisoning” has left her husband gravely ill in a Moscow hospital. Yevgenia Kara-Murza said Tuesday that doctors told her “an unidentified substance” caused massive organ failure in her husband last week. The...

    NATO Troops Deploy in Lithuania, Underscoring Commitment to Defense
    Feb08

    NATO Troops Deploy in Lithuania, Underscoring Commitment to Defense

    Germany and NATO on Tuesday underscored their commitment to beefing up the defense of eastern Europe’s border with Russia as the first of four new battalions under the North Atlantic alliance’s banner arrived in Lithuania. In moves agreed last year under former U.S. President Barack Obama, NATO is expanding its presence in the region...

    Russian Filmmakers Protest Attempts To ‘Censor’ Film About Young Tsar
    Feb08

    Russian Filmmakers Protest Attempts To ‘Censor’ Film About Young Tsar

    An independent group of Russian filmmakers is protesting what it says is are efforts by a State Duma deputy from Russia-annexed Crimea to censor a controversial film centered on a love affair betwee …read more Source: Big News...

    Putin, Merkel urge immediate ceasefire in Ukraine
    Feb08

    Putin, Merkel urge immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for an immediate restoration of a truce in southeastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday. …read more Source: China Internet Information...

    German troops bulk up Nato-led force in Lithuania
    Feb08

    German troops bulk up Nato-led force in Lithuania

    RUKLA, Lithuania: Several hundred German soldiers arrived in Lithuania on Tuesday as part of the multinational Nato battalion being deployed in the country, part of the alliance’s effort to beef up its eastern flank. The battalion is one of four Nato is providing on a rotational basis to Lithuania and three other countries in light of a...

    Mattis is reportedly ‘not happy’ the White House is blocking his choice for a key staff position
    Feb08

    Mattis is reportedly ‘not happy’ the White House is blocking his choice for a key staff position

    This doesn't seem to be a fight over qualifications. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is reportedly “not happy” the White House is arguing with him over who should take the top job in the Pentagon’s policy shop, Foreign Policy reports. According to FP, Mattis wants former George W. Bush era Pentagon official Mary Beth Long to...

    Defence minister hints at new money for military after meeting U.S. counterpart
    Feb08

    Defence minister hints at new money for military after meeting U.S. counterpart

    OTTAWA — Canada’s defence minister is hinting at new money for the military following a much-anticipated meeting with his U.S. counterpart in Washington this week. But Harjit Sajjan says what’s equally important is what countries do with their military, a line successive federal governments have used to fend of criticism of...

    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks
    Feb08

    Ukraine Central Bank Presses for Exit of Kremlin-owned Banks

    The Ukrainian central bank is stepping up efforts to edge Russian state-owned commercial banks out of the local market, though that process should be gradual to avoid disruptions, one of its deputy chiefs said Tuesday. Five Russian state-owned banks operate in Ukraine, including three in the top 20, and they hold a combined market share of 8.6...