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    Putin’s ‘realpolitik’ aims to make Russia indispensable
    Nov24

    Putin’s ‘realpolitik’ aims to make Russia indispensable

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – By intervening in Syria, President Vladimir Putin has broken Russia’s relative isolation and is making it the “indispensable nation” in conflicts in Syria, Ukraine and with Islamic State while the United States balks at deeper involvement. …read more Source:...

    Crimeans Voice Anger At Blackout
    Nov24

    Crimeans Voice Anger At Blackout

    People in Crimea have been voicing anger after the peninsula’s electricity supplies from Ukraine were cut off. Crimea was annexed by Russia last year, but continued to receive electricity supplies from Ukraine until explosions on November 20-21 brought down four electricity transmission towers. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read...

    Barcelona host Roma amid heightened security measures
    Nov24

    Barcelona host Roma amid heightened security measures

    Sports Desk Fresh from their domestic demolition of Real Madrid, Barcelona will be aiming to advance to the Champions League knockout rounds for a 12th straight year when they host Roma on Tuesday, reports AP. The terrorist attacks in Paris, however, continue to cast a long shadow over European football, and Barcelona have announced increased...

    Russia to cut gas supplies to Ukraine, Bulgaria does not expect gas supply disruptions
    Nov24

    Russia to cut gas supplies to Ukraine, Bulgaria does not expect gas supply disruptions

    Russia is to cut the supplies of natural gas to Ukraine on Tuesday or Wednesday, because that country failed to pay a deposit, Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak announced. In relation to that announcement, the Chief Executive Director of Bulgarian Bulgartransgaz Georgi Gegov said he was assured by Minister Alexander Novak that the...

    French and Russian authorities to increase fan zone security
    Nov24

    French and Russian authorities to increase fan zone security

    PARIS (AP) — French and Russian authorities plan to increase security at fan zones at next year’s European Championship and the 2018 World Cup following the attacks in Paris. French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday security for Euro 2016, scheduled from June 10-July 10 in France, will be reinforced to ensure “the fan zones...

    Main French Opposition: End EU Embargo on Russia
    Nov24

    Main French Opposition: End EU Embargo on Russia

    France’s main opposition party, The Republicans, on Tuesday called on President Francois Hollande to push for an end to the European Union sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine. “That’s the sensible position,” said Christian Jacob, president of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s The Republicans...

    Russia prepares reprisals against Ukraine over Crimea blackout
    Nov24

    Russia prepares reprisals against Ukraine over Crimea blackout

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday it would cut off gas supplies to Ukraine and threatened to halt coal deliveries, ratcheting up a dispute over a power blackout in Crimea at a time when a ceasefire between Kiev and separatist rebels is fraying. …read more Source:...

    Turkey Downs Putin’s Agenda
    Nov24

    Turkey Downs Putin’s Agenda

    Russia had it coming. Turkish fighter jets today shot down a Russian Su-24 in what was allegedly a violation of its airspace. Russia promptly denied the transgression but Turkey remains adamant it only acted in self-defense — and after giving multiple warnings. If proven right, it won’t be the first time Russian jets have made...

    New Ukrainian Police Banned from Using Russian Social Networks
    Nov24

    New Ukrainian Police Banned from Using Russian Social Networks

    No more VK or Odnokklassniki for Ukraine’s patrol police, pictured here on their first day of work in Kyiv in July 2015. Photo by Oleksandr Ratushniak for Demotix. Members of Ukraine’s new patrol police force make frequent appearances on social media—in fact, their penchant for posing for selfies and featuring in testimonials on...

    Defence review: what is Britain’s place in the world?
    Nov24

    Defence review: what is Britain’s place in the world?

    David Cameron (centre) visits the Royal Air Force station RAF Northolt, in west London. © Justin Tallis/PA Wire/Press Association Images Despite some recent evidence to the contrary, the British have a vocation for strategy. We did not outfight Germany twice in the 20th Century; we did, though, make better use of intelligence and industrial...