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    Russia, Ukraine, And Belarus Want To ‘Be Like Bill’
    Jan29

    Russia, Ukraine, And Belarus Want To ‘Be Like Bill’

    The viral meme Be Like Bill has taken social media by storm in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, where it has been repurposed by government critics, politicians, and military officials. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin slams White House over Putin corruption claim
    Jan29

    Kremlin slams White House over Putin corruption claim

    The Kremlin on Friday lashed out at the White House after it backed up an allegation from the US Treasury that President Vladimir Putin is corrupt. US Treasury acting under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence Adam Szubin said in a BBC documentary aired Monday that Putin was a “picture of corruption”. White House spokesperson Josh...

    A Russian fighter jet conducted an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of US recon plane
    Jan29

    A Russian fighter jet conducted an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of US recon plane

    Screenshot/https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=IfdR0G5gc_s#t=38A Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within 20 feet of a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday in Moscow’s latest military provocation involving dangerous aerial encounters. “On Jan. 25 an RC-135 aircraft flying a...

    NATO Spending Still Shrinking
    Jan29

    NATO Spending Still Shrinking

    Despite the ongoing Russian occupation of eastern Ukraine and the conflicts in Syria and Libya that are driving millions of refugees into Europe, the European members of NATO still cut their defense spending overall last year. Reuters reports: NATO’s defence spending as a share of economic output fell 1.5 percent in 2015, the sixth straight...

    Russia Tops List for European Court of Human Rights Violations
    Jan29

    Russia Tops List for European Court of Human Rights Violations

    Russia violated the convention of the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) more times than any other country in 2015, Russian weekly newspaper Novaya Gazeta reports. Human rights abuses in Russia have long been cause for concern among international organizations and earlier this week Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a damning assessment of the...

    As Russian food prices spike higher, some winners emerge
    Jan29

    As Russian food prices spike higher, some winners emerge

    First came President Vladimir Putin’s sanctions on U.S. and European Union food products in 2014, a response to international sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis. […] as part of a farmers’ cooperative selling high-end organic dairy products to moneyed Muscovites, Druganina employs 18 people and keeps more...

    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say
    Jan29

    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say

    KYIV – When the West imposed economic sanctions on Russia for its military aggression against Ukraine, its leaders assured the public that they would accomplish their goals of restoring order and peace better than a military response would have. Hence President Barack Obama’s restraint in supplying arms to Ukraine. Nearly two years later...

    “Freedom in the World” 2016 report: Anxious dictators, wavering democracies
    Jan29

    “Freedom in the World” 2016 report: Anxious dictators, wavering democracies

    Ukraine rated as partly free, Russia appraised as not free WASHINGTON – Economic downturns and fear of social unrest have led Russia, China and other authoritarian regimes to crack down harder on dissent, while mass migration and new forms of terrorism in 2015 fueled xenophobic sentiment in major democracies, according to “Freedom in the World...

    Moscow shifting from direct aggression to building a fifth column in Ukraine
    Jan29

    Moscow shifting from direct aggression to building a fifth column in Ukraine

    Given Moscow’s desire to get out from under the sanctions regime and the almost equal desire of some Western governments to declare victory and lift it, the Kremlin appears likely to do just enough to claim that it has fulfilled the Minsk accords and the West to accept that as sufficient to end the Ukrainian […] …read more Source: The...

    Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for 10 weeks with ligament damage
    Jan29

    Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for 10 weeks with ligament damage

    The 24-year-old took to his Twitter to reveal that he will be out for 10 weeks after going to see a specialist Manchester City trophy pursuits this season have taken a set-back with a ligament damage to Kevin de Bruyne which will rule him out for ten weeks.De Bryune injured his right knee and ankle during a challenge with Ramiro Funes Mori during...