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    The Latest: Anger as Ukraine doesn’t allow Russians to vote
    Mar18

    The Latest: Anger as Ukraine doesn’t allow Russians to vote

    The Latest on Russia’s presidential election (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Security forces are surrounding Russian facilities in Ukraine amid anger over the Ukrainian government’s refusal to allow ordinary Russians … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    The Latest: Anger as Ukraine doesn’t allow Russians to vote
    Mar18

    The Latest: Anger as Ukraine doesn’t allow Russians to vote

    The Latest on Russia’s presidential election (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Security forces are surrounding Russian facilities in Ukraine amid anger over the Ukrainian government’s refusal to allow ordinary Russians … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Putin Will Win, But the Show Must Go On
    Mar18

    Putin Will Win, But the Show Must Go On

    MOSCOW—There are seven candidates challenging Vladimir Putin in Russia’s elections on Sunday, and yet the atmosphere here is something less than suspenseful. The incumbent president, at age 65, has been in power since 2000, and there’s no doubt that he will remain there for another term. The chief unknown concerns how many will...

    Russians in Crimea, Israel, Participating in Elections to Determine by How Much Putin Will Win
    Mar18

    Russians in Crimea, Israel, Participating in Elections to Determine by How Much Putin Will Win

    More than 40 international observers from 20 countries, including from Israel, will cover the presidential election in Crimea. …read more Source: The Jewish...

    Evolving ‘Super Candidate’ Putin Strategizing for ‘Super Majority’ Turnout
    Mar18

    Evolving ‘Super Candidate’ Putin Strategizing for ‘Super Majority’ Turnout

    In a Russian presidential campaign season in which Kremlin officials have insisted that candidates abide by federal election laws, numerous news outlets have reported President Vladimir Putin’s exception to the rule. Barred from leveraging so-called “administrative resources” — the bureaucratic machinery of various state-backed media,...

    America Must Ask More of Its NATO Allies
    Mar18

    America Must Ask More of Its NATO Allies

    John R. Deni Security, Europe Conditionality creates the very instability that the NATO treaty was designed to eliminate in the first place, ultimately undermining U.S. security and economic well-being. The president’s 2019 budget proposes a 30 percent increase—to $6.5 billion—for the European Deterrence Initiative, a program that pays for...

    Conservative defence critic questions plan to send Canadian peacekeepers to Mali
    Mar17

    Conservative defence critic questions plan to send Canadian peacekeepers to Mali

    The Conservative defence critic is questioning the Trudeau government’s decision to send peacekeeping troops to the troubled West African nation of Mali. A senior government source, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed late Friday night that Canada will dispatch an aviation task force to Mali as part of a United Nations...

    Russians to Vote Sunday in Presidential Election; Putin Victory Expected
    Mar17

    Russians to Vote Sunday in Presidential Election; Putin Victory Expected

    Russians are to vote Sunday in a presidential election expected to result in another six-year term for Vladimir Putin, who has been in a position of leadership in Russia for 18 years. He faces seven challengers but no real threats from any of the contenders. Each of the other candidates — a reality TV star and an ultranationalist among them — is...

    The Latest: Russian presidential vote kicks off in Far East
    Mar17

    The Latest: Russian presidential vote kicks off in Far East

    A polling station official hangs a list of candidates for the 2018 Russian presidential election, during preparations for the 2018 Russian presidential election at a polling station in Simferopol, Crimea, Saturday, March 17, 2018. Russian voters, observers and eight presidential… …read more Source: The Bismarck...

    Putin Votes Cast From Crimea May Come at High Diplomatic Cost
    Mar17

    Putin Votes Cast From Crimea May Come at High Diplomatic Cost

    Russian President Vladimir Putin was in high spirits as he took the stage this week in Sevastopol, Crimea, addressing an ultra-patriotic concert rally marking the fourth anniversary of the internationally unrecognized referendum intended to legitimize Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Black Sea peninsula. “Four years ago you made a...