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    White House to Commit $220 Million to Supporting Ukraine
    Jun16

    White House to Commit $220 Million to Supporting Ukraine

    The White House plans to commit $220 million to Ukraine in support of economic, political, and energy reforms, Vice President Biden said in a meeting with Ukraine’s Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman Wednesday. “The Vice President expressed strong support for the prime minister’s ambitious reform efforts and commended him for the...

    EU leaders come to Russia in a sign sanctions could be eased
    Jun16

    EU leaders come to Russia in a sign sanctions could be eased

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — After a two-year break which felt like a boycott European leaders and chief executives of top multinational companies are coming to Russia to speak at the country’s top economic gathering. Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014 and support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine landed President...

    Putin To Discuss Russia-EU Matters With Juncker On June 16
    Jun16

    Putin To Discuss Russia-EU Matters With Juncker On June 16

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the St. Petersburg economic forum on June 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    TV-radio listings: June 16
    Jun16

    TV-radio listings: June 16

    Television Golf U.S. Open FS1 9 a.m.Fox 4 p.m. Golf LPGA Meijer Classic Golf 1:30 p.m. Pro baseball Seattle at Tampa Bay MLB noon Pro baseball Texas at Oakland FSSW 2:30 p.m. Pro baseball Detroit at Kansas City MLB 7 p.m. Pro basketball WNBA: Seattle at Dallas FSSW 7:30 p.m. Pro basketball Golden State at Cleveland ABC 8 p.m. Soccer England vs....

    NATO Must Stop Crowding Russia
    Jun16

    NATO Must Stop Crowding Russia

    Ted Galen Carpenter Security, Russia Menacing moves on Moscow’s doorstep are a bad idea. The announcement that NATO would deploy four battalions of troops to the Baltic republics and Poland is merely the latest evidence that Western officials are utterly tone deaf about how their actions are going to be received in Moscow. The apparent...

    White House Gives Ukraine $220 Million In Aid For Reform Efforts
    Jun16

    White House Gives Ukraine $220 Million In Aid For Reform Efforts

    The White House said it will give Ukraine $220 million in new aid this year to support Kyiv’s economic, political, and energy reform efforts. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Four Kazakh Gold Medalists At London Olympics Fail Drug Retests
    Jun16

    Four Kazakh Gold Medalists At London Olympics Fail Drug Retests

    Four Olympic weightlifting champions from Kazakhstan, including the sport’s most celebrated figure Ilya Ilyin, are among 10 lifters who failed drug tests in a reanalysis of samples taken at the London 2012 Olympics. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Romania’s PM seeks Canadian troops for brigade to deter Russian aggression
    Jun16

    Romania’s PM seeks Canadian troops for brigade to deter Russian aggression

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada also warned that Putin is laying a propaganda foundation to wage a broader war against the West. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Will Russia Sanctions Be Extended This Month by the EU?
    Jun16

    Will Russia Sanctions Be Extended This Month by the EU?

    The EU is to decide whether or not to extend sanctions on Russia at a summit scheduled for June 28-29. The main precondition for the lifting of sanctions is the full implementation of the Minsk II agreement by Russia—something on which there has been precious little movement from the Kremlin. And yet, despite several leaks indicating that the...

    Hooligans an asset, liability for Russian government
    Jun16

    Hooligans an asset, liability for Russian government

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The Russian soccer hooligans who have fought with rival supporters at the European Championship in France have at various times been both an asset and a liability to the Russian authorities. While the often-nationalist hardcore fans provide a reserve of support for adventurous foreign policy moves and a bulwark against...