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    Ukraine To Stay Out of EU and NATO For 20 Years, Says Jean-Claude Juncker
    Mar04

    Ukraine To Stay Out of EU and NATO For 20 Years, Says Jean-Claude Juncker

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has dashed Ukraine’s hopes of joining the EU and NATO anytime soon, estimating that it will take at least two decades before the former Soviet state is a member of either. “Ukraine will definitely not be able to become a member of the EU in the next 20-to-25 years, and not of NATO...

    Russia threatens U.S. with further sanctions after Obama prolongs penalties
    Mar04

    Russia threatens U.S. with further sanctions after Obama prolongs penalties

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday said Moscow reserves the right to reciprocate against Washington after President Obama this week renewed sanctions imposed as a result of the 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula. “We regret to note that the United States continues to enthusiastically play the anti-Russian...

    After Ukraine, Kazakhstan Wary of Ethnic Russians Broaching Autonomy
    Mar04

    After Ukraine, Kazakhstan Wary of Ethnic Russians Broaching Autonomy

    In the city of Kostanay in northern Kazakhstan, the ribbon of St. George, a black-and-orange symbol of resurgent Russian patriotism that was adopted by separatists in Ukraine, hangs from every second car’s rear-view mirror. Most people in this town and the surrounding region are ethnic Russians, distinct from the mainly Muslim ethnic...

    Brazilian Police Question Ex-President in Corruption Probe
    Mar04

    Brazilian Police Question Ex-President in Corruption Probe

    RIO DE JANEIRO—Brazilian police on Friday were questioning former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and searching his home and other buildings linked to him as part of the sprawling corruption case at the oil giant Petrobras. Silva’s spokesman, Jose Crispiniano, confirmed that police were at addresses belonging to Silva, including his...

    Fresh French-German push for Ukraine rebel polls flounders (AFP)
    Mar04

    Fresh French-German push for Ukraine rebel polls flounders (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – A fresh European push to resolve one of its bloodiest crises in decades floundered when Ukraine and Russia said Friday they could not agree on polls in areas under the control of pro-Moscow separatists. …read more Source: The West...

    It Is High Time for EU to Stand Up To Creeping Illiberal Democracy in Europe
    Mar04

    It Is High Time for EU to Stand Up To Creeping Illiberal Democracy in Europe

    The Founders Fathers of the European Union (EU) believed that economic integration was the key to political prosperity in Europe. They integrated the coal and steel industries of Germany and France to disincentivize the main Continental European rivals from starting a Third World War. Since the modest start in 1951 the EU has grown into the most...

    Pakistan, China set for near-record wheat harvest in 2016: UN
    Mar04

    Pakistan, China set for near-record wheat harvest in 2016: UN

    Pakistan and China are expected to have near-record wheat harvests in 2016, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in its first global forecast for the commodity in the current year on Friday. The FAO forecast for the world’s 2016 wheat harvest projected 723 million tonnes of total production, about 10 million tonnes below last...

    Podcast: The Russian Fronts
    Mar04

    Podcast: The Russian Fronts

    Are Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine and its intervention in Syria two fronts in a larger war Moscow is waging with the West? Listen to the latest Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Jaresko emerges as top candidate for prime minister
    Mar04

    Jaresko emerges as top candidate for prime minister

    KYIV – Chicago-native Natalie Jaresko, the current finance minister of Ukraine, is among the top candidates to succeed the embattled Arseniy Yatsenyuk as prime minister, according to Kyiv insiders and recent news reports. She has already begun forming a Cabinet of Ministers consisting of technocrats, reported the rbc.ua news site on February 26,...

    Verkhovna Rada first vice-chair visits Ottawa
    Mar04

    Verkhovna Rada first vice-chair visits Ottawa

    OTTAWA – The first vice-chairman of Ukraine’s Parliament, Andriy Parubiy, held a number of fruitful meetings with Canadian government officials and politicians, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, during a late February visit to Ottawa. During his meeting with a group of senators led by the chair of the Committee of Foreign Affairs and...