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    Russia Frees Crimean Dissident Umerov From Psychiatric Clinic
    Sep07

    Russia Frees Crimean Dissident Umerov From Psychiatric Clinic

    Russian authorities freed a prominent Crimean dissident from a psychiatric clinic on Wednesday after he was held there for almost a month and subjected to enforced examinations, his lawyer and a colleague said; but he still faces a possible jail sentence. Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Crimean Tatars’ semi-official Mejlis legislature,...

    Ukraine Fears Conflict With Russia As European Unity Weakens
    Sep07

    Ukraine Fears Conflict With Russia As European Unity Weakens

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko raised fears in a speech in Kiev on Tuesday that Russia could invade Ukraine and Europe may do little to help. While addressing parliament, Poroshenko claimed a Russian invasion could not be ruled out and that the EU may be too divided to oppose further Russian aggression. Some experts, however, believe...

    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...

    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. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    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 exercise in the south and the annexed Crimean peninsula …read more Source: ABC...

    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...