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    Flights canceled for military drills in Russia’s south
    Sep07

    Flights canceled for military drills in Russia’s south

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian airline companies have cancelled dozens of flights and four airports are planning brief closures as Russia hosts massive military exercises in the south and the annexed Crimean peninsula. Russia on Monday launched six days of military drills involving 12,500 troops, fighter jets, anti-aircraft missiles and other weaponry....

    Flights canceled for military drills in Russia’s south
    Sep07

    Flights canceled for military drills in Russia’s south

    Russian airline companies have cancelled dozens of flights and four airports are planning brief closures as Russia hosts massive military exercises in the south and the annexed Crimean peninsula. …read more Source: FOX...

    More Lost Opportunities to Diminish the New Cold War
    Sep07

    More Lost Opportunities to Diminish the New Cold War

    Stephen F. CohenObama rejects a partnership with Russia against ISIS in Syria and reneges on his own proposals to reduce nuclear dangers while Ukraine’s President Poroshenko reneges on an agreement to end the Ukrainian civil war. …read more Source: The...

    Kremlin laments new US sanctions after Putin-Obama meeting
    Sep07

    Kremlin laments new US sanctions after Putin-Obama meeting

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin says the latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russia runs counter to potential cooperation on “sensitive issues” that Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin discussed during their meeting in China this week. The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday added 11 companies linked to the Russian arms sector to the sanctions list...

    Ukrainian TV Station Releases Footage Showing Apparent Attack
    Sep07

    Ukrainian TV Station Releases Footage Showing Apparent Attack

    A popular Ukrainian TV channel has released what it says is security-camera footage of an arson attack on its Kyiv studios, an incident that increased concerns over violence against journalists and threats to media freedom in the politically volatile country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin laments new US sanctions after Putin-Obama meeting
    Sep07

    Kremlin laments new US sanctions after Putin-Obama meeting

    The U.S. Department of Commerce on Wednesday added 11 companies linked to the Russian arms sector to the sanctions list the government compiled immediately after Russia’s annexation of Crimea, restricting their exports to the United States. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Kremlin: New U.S. Sanctions ‘Not Consistent’ With Talks Over Cooperation
    Sep07

    Kremlin: New U.S. Sanctions ‘Not Consistent’ With Talks Over Cooperation

    The Kremlin says expanded U.S. sanctions against Russia are not consistent with talks over possible cooperation between Russia and the United States. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ash Carter: ‘Clear ambition’ by Russia to erode world order
    Sep07

    Ash Carter: ‘Clear ambition’ by Russia to erode world order

    OXFORD, England (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is strongly criticizing Russia for what he says is Moscow’s “clear ambition to erode the principled international order” through coercion and aggression. Carter used a speech Wednesday to students at Oxford University to blast what he calls Russia’s...

    EU Extends Travel Bans, Asset Freezes On Russia
    Sep07

    EU Extends Travel Bans, Asset Freezes On Russia

    The European Union extended on Wednesday part of its sanctions against Russia over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and its role in the crisis in Ukraine, diplomats said. The EU’s travel bans and asset freezes, which were due to expire on Sept. 15, were extended for six months and cover some 150 people and 37 entities involved in the...

    EU Ambassadors Prolong Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Sep07

    EU Ambassadors Prolong Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

    European Union ambassadors have prolonged asset freezes and visa bans on 146 individuals and 37 entities that, according to the bloc, have threatened Ukraine’s territorial integrity. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...