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    Putin on the move: Russia is moving back into Ukraine, as the Trump administration does nothing
    Apr20

    Putin on the move: Russia is moving back into Ukraine, as the Trump administration does nothing

    (Credit: AP Photo/Mykhailo Andriiv) Although President Donald Trump has not followed through on a reported plan that would have allowed Russia to shed its sanctions and win Ukrainian land through rigged elections, his administration’s unclear policies toward Russia have encouraged that nation to become more aggressive in its occupation of...

    Exxon Mobil requests sanctions waiver for Russia projects
    Apr20

    Exxon Mobil requests sanctions waiver for Russia projects

    The Texas-based oil giant has projects lined up in the Black Sea alongside Russian state-owned Rosneft. A previous partnership in 2014 was broken over Russia’s annexation of Crimea and ensuing Western sanctions.American oil giant Exxon Mobil is seeking the green light from President Trump’s administration in order to resume drilling...

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election
    Apr20

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election

    France is only a few days out from the first round of its presidential elections—a contest that could go down to the wire. The election on Sunday features several key issues of concern to French voters, among them being terrorism and the failure to assimilate immigrants into French society. This week’s foiled terror plot, planned to...

    The Kremlin Has Its Watchful Eyes Set On The French Elections
    Apr20

    The Kremlin Has Its Watchful Eyes Set On The French Elections

    Vladimir Putin, here with French President Francois Hollande, has big plans for Europe. Kremlin Press Office, CC BY-SAAndrey Shcherbak, Higher School of Economics, St PetersburgThe Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations...

    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital
    Apr20

    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital

    Organizers from the Free Russia Foundation, a U.S.-based NGO founded by Russian dissidents, have opened what they call “an Embassy of the Civil Society of Russia in Ukraine,” in Kyiv’s trendy Podil district. Housed in a red brick building with a small blue sign that reads “Free Russia House,” its founders plan to transform the now-bare...

    Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: ‘Russia can succeed only through democracy’
    Apr20

    Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: ‘Russia can succeed only through democracy’

    Decisions made by Russian President Vladimir Putin were “justified” and successfully stabilized his nation, former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in Time magazine, but have proven costly in the longer term.“In the initial phase, certain measures of authoritarian nature—a kind of manual control—were justified,” Gorbachev wrote in...

    France’s elections are just the latest in Russia’s shadow war in a wary Europe
    Apr20

    France’s elections are just the latest in Russia’s shadow war in a wary Europe

    (Credit: AP Photo/Claude Paris, File) As the French prepare to vote Sunday in a presidential election marked by acrimonious debate about Russian influence in Europe, there’s little doubt about which candidate Moscow backs. Last month, the combative populist Marine Le Pen of the right-wing National Front flew to Moscow to meet with President...

    Ukraine, Iran agree to launch test train through Azerbaijan
    Apr20

    Ukraine, Iran agree to launch test train through Azerbaijan

    Ukraine and Iran have agreed to launch a test train for transportation of agricultural products, the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry’s press service quoted Minister Volodymyr Omelyan as saying. …read more Source:...

    The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides
    Apr20

    The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides

    Where do you stand on the conflict in Syria? This question has become perhaps the ultimate political and sectarian Rorschach test of our time. Are you a leftist or libertarian who opposes U.S. air strikes and waxes lyrical about the paramountcy of Syrian sovereignty and international law? Or are you a very mainstream liberal or conservative who...

    Ukraine’s Rada to discuss hijacking of Azerbaijani trucks
    Apr20

    Ukraine’s Rada to discuss hijacking of Azerbaijani trucks

    …read more Source: Today.Az