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    Ukraine Moves A Step Closer To Visa-Free Travel In European Union
    Mar01

    Ukraine Moves A Step Closer To Visa-Free Travel In European Union

    Negotiators for the European Parliament and European Union member states have reached a deal to allow Ukrainian citizens to enter the political bloc without a visa. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    3 winners and 2 losers from Donald Trump’s first address to Congress
    Mar01

    3 winners and 2 losers from Donald Trump’s first address to Congress

    Donald Trump’s Tuesday night address to Congress was an unusually important occasion. While it wasn’t technically a State of the Union, it served the same purpose: to outline his priorities and policy agenda for the coming year. For many presidents, the SOTU can feel a bit rote. They reiterate policies they’ve already suggested...

    Russia and China Veto New U.N. Sanctions on Syria
    Mar01

    Russia and China Veto New U.N. Sanctions on Syria

    (UNITED NATIONS) — Russia and China vetoed new U.N. sanctions on Syria Tuesday and the U.S. ambassador accused both countries of refusing to hold President Bashar Assad’s regime accountable for the use of chemical weapons. “They put their friends in the Assad regime ahead of our global security,” new American envoy Nikki Haley told the U.N....

    Ukrainian Minister Asks For Police To Break Up Activist Blockade Of East
    Mar01

    Ukrainian Minister Asks For Police To Break Up Activist Blockade Of East

    Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said on February 28 that he has requested permission for the police force to break up an activist blockade of the country’s transit routes with areas of the east held by separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Wilders Looms Large In Dutch Elections
    Feb28

    Wilders Looms Large In Dutch Elections

    The Dutch elections planned for March 15 are being closely watched as another test of the strength of European populism, as the far-right provocateur Geert van Wilders—whose PVV party is currently leading in the polls—seeks to take power in a country once seen as a haven of cosmopolitan liberalism. Whether or not Wilders wins, however, readouts...

    Canadian spies must be ready to operate abroad: CSIS annual report
    Feb28

    Canadian spies must be ready to operate abroad: CSIS annual report

    The global security climate is not getting better any time soon and Canadian spies need to be prepared to investigate threats beyond Canada’s borders. …read more Source:...

    In Ukraine, blockade threatens to force issue at heart of civil war
    Feb28

    In Ukraine, blockade threatens to force issue at heart of civil war

    Coal shipments from rebel regions and bound for Ukrainian power stations have been halted for a month by armed men beyond the control of President Poroshenko and Russian-backed rebels. The aim may be to build momentum toward a breakup. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Crimean Court Sets Date For RFE/RL Journalist’s ‘Separatism’ Trial
    Feb28

    Crimean Court Sets Date For RFE/RL Journalist’s ‘Separatism’ Trial

    A court in Russia-annexed Crimea has set March 20 for the start of a trial against an RFE/RL contributing correspondent who faces separatism-related charges for one of his articles. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cold War: Will Trump Stop Russia? Putin Will Never Return Crimea Despite Trump Hopes, Moscow Senator Says
    Feb28

    Cold War: Will Trump Stop Russia? Putin Will Never Return Crimea Despite Trump Hopes, Moscow Senator Says

    Despite Ukraine’s alleged plans to regain control of Crimea, Russian Senator Aleksey Pushkov announced Sunday the Black Sea peninsular territory could never be returned after being annexed by Moscow three years ago, RT reported. …read more Source: International Business...

    The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia
    Feb28

    The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia

    The New Yorker is aggressively touting its 13,000-word cover story on Russia and Trump that was bylined by three writers, including the magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, David Remnick. Beginning with its cover image menacingly featuring Putin, Trump and the magazine’s title in Cyrillic letters, along with its lead cartoon dystopically...