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    UAE interested in purchasing Mistral-class ships originally ordered by Russia
    Sep04

    UAE interested in purchasing Mistral-class ships originally ordered by Russia

    Russia has given approval to France to sell the two Mistral-class amphibious ships to either Egypt or the UAE, according to news reports out of Russia. Russia originally ordered the ships but France has declined to deliver them because of Russia’s involvement in the crisis in Ukraine. My Defense News colleague Awad Mustafa has written this...

    US Being Elbowed Out of Caspian Region
    Sep03

    US Being Elbowed Out of Caspian Region

    Last September brought with it major changes to the hotly contested Caspian Sea region. These changes were revealed at the IV Caspian Summit held on September 29 in Astrakhan, Russia. Of greatest significance at the summit was the unanimous vote by the “Caspian 5” (Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan) to no longer allow any...

    Beleaguered Ukrainian Forces Press United States for New Warships
    Sep03

    Beleaguered Ukrainian Forces Press United States for New Warships

    Ukraine is requesting new warships for its navy after it lost about two-thirds of its fleet from the Russian seizure of Crimea last year, Defense One reports. Ukrainian forces have been battling Russian-backed separatists on their eastern border in a conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives since last April. A month before the clashes...

    Renewed truce opportunity for Ukraine peace: Nato
    Sep03

    Renewed truce opportunity for Ukraine peace: Nato

    Stoltenberg urges Russia to stop backing the rebels, says alliance was getting ‘mixed’ reports from Ukraine, undrescoring that the situation remained ‘very fragile’ VILNIUS: Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday a renewed ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and Kiev’s decentralisation reforms created a new opportunity for peace...

    Russians Banned From TV And Radio Companies In Ukraine
    Sep03

    Russians Banned From TV And Radio Companies In Ukraine

    Ukraine’s parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television or radio stations in the country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A ‘perfect demographic storm’ is crippling Russia
    Sep03

    A ‘perfect demographic storm’ is crippling Russia

    Like Japan, Russia is in a demographic crisis. The men are dying too young; the women aren’t having enough kids; the country has more immigrants than it knows what to do with; and it’s running out of working-age people to support everybody else. Plus: vodka. According to World Health Organization data cited by Quartz’s Matt...

    Russia-Japan Relations Cool as Putin Visits China for WWII Anniversary
    Sep03

    Russia-Japan Relations Cool as Putin Visits China for WWII Anniversary

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Beijing for commemorations of the 70th anniversary of China’s WWII victory over Japan. Putin is expected to visit Japan later this year, but tensions between Tokyo and Moscow over islands disputed since the war, and sanctions over Ukraine, could pour cold water on the plan. VOA’s Daniel Schearf...

    Ukraine: Sufficient Vaccine Coming to Block Polio Outbreak
    Sep03

    Ukraine: Sufficient Vaccine Coming to Block Polio Outbreak

    One day after the World Health Organization confirmed two cases of polio in Ukrainian children, the country’s health minister says efforts are underway to import enough vaccine to prevent an outbreak.Health officials have warned for years that Ukraine was at risk of a polio… …read more Source:...

    Russia’s PM Halts Ban on Medical Imports
    Sep03

    Russia’s PM Halts Ban on Medical Imports

    Russia’s Prime Minister, Dmitri Medvedev, announced a halt to a proposed ban on state-funding of imported medical goods. Medvedev told Russian journalists a suggested bill to restrict imported medical devices and supplies would not be supported by his government unless treatment quality for patients could be maintained. “I have...

    Ukraine: Russians can’t own broadcasters
    Sep03

    Ukraine: Russians can’t own broadcasters

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) ” Ukraine’s parliament has passed a measure banning Russians from establishing or being involved in the business of television and radio stations in the country.The measure that passed Thursday says no one involved… …read more Source: The New Zealand...