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    Ukraine: ‘Famous Russian Writer’ Asks Kyiv For Political Asylum
    Aug21

    Ukraine: ‘Famous Russian Writer’ Asks Kyiv For Political Asylum

    Ukraine says that a “famous Russian writer” and critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked Kyiv to grant him political asylum after arriving at the Ukraine-Belarus border. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Fresh Fighting Rocks Ukraine’s Shyrokyne
    Aug21

    Fresh Fighting Rocks Ukraine’s Shyrokyne

    Once a tourist resort, the village of Shyrokyne near the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been the scene of fresh clashes between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists. On the night of August 19-20, an exchange of fire from machine guns and mortars lasted for more than three hours. The footage comes as both sides in...

    Ukrainian Army, Separatists Accuse Each Other Of Truce Violations
    Aug21

    Ukrainian Army, Separatists Accuse Each Other Of Truce Violations

    The Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine continue to accuse each other of violating a cease-fire agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Brazil Wins 1st Men’s Soccer Olympic Gold
    Aug21

    Brazil Wins 1st Men’s Soccer Olympic Gold

    Host Brazil beat Germany on penalties in Rio to win their first men’s Olympic soccer gold medal and send the soccer-mad nation into ecstasy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Coming Soon: Russian-Built Super Aircraft Carriers for India?
    Aug21

    Coming Soon: Russian-Built Super Aircraft Carriers for India?

    Robert Farley Security, Eurasia The chances are slim. Here’s why. Early this year, a Russian group proposed to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier for India. The notional carrier would rival the supercarriers of the U.S. Navy in size and capability. Why did the Russians make such an offer, and what might the Indians make of the deal?...

    The Russian Army’s Super ‘Gun’ Is a City Destroyer
    Aug21

    The Russian Army’s Super ‘Gun’ Is a City Destroyer

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Eurasia They’ve devastated fortifications from Afghanistan to Ukraine. Self-propelled heavy mortar carriers are ubiquitous in modern mechanized armies. Mounted on light armored carriers and placed at the disposal of battalion commanders, such vehicles can deliver heavy and fast-responding indirect bombardments...

    Austrian High Court Rejects Ukrainian Firtash’s Extradition Appeal
    Aug20

    Austrian High Court Rejects Ukrainian Firtash’s Extradition Appeal

    Austria’s Constitutional Court has refused to consider an appeal by Ukrainian businessman Dmytro Firtash in an attempt to fight his extradition to the United States, where he is wanted on corruption charges …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Erdogan Tells Poroshenko Turkey Won’t Recognize Crimea As Russian
    Aug20

    Erdogan Tells Poroshenko Turkey Won’t Recognize Crimea As Russian

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reassured his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko that Ankara will continue to recognize the Crimean Peninsula, which was illegally annexed by Russia, as Ukrainian territory. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    BRUNCH EDITION — THE NEW CONCERN on the Hill — MANAFORT tick tocks — GOP preps ‘break glass’ emergency plan — CLINTONS on Martha’s Vineyard — WEEKEND READS and LISTENS
    Aug20

    BRUNCH EDITION — THE NEW CONCERN on the Hill — MANAFORT tick tocks — GOP preps ‘break glass’ emergency plan — CLINTONS on Martha’s Vineyard — WEEKEND READS and LISTENS

    Good Saturday morning! The new concern inside the highest levels of Republican politics is that Hillary Clinton will raise $1 billion for Democrats and the party will train some of their efforts — and that money — on defeating House and Senate Republicans. Party leaders privately concede that the Senate could be lost either way. But...

    FBI Investigating U.S. Ties To Alleged Corruption By Former Ukraine President
    Aug20

    FBI Investigating U.S. Ties To Alleged Corruption By Former Ukraine President

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating possible U.S. ties to alleged corruption involving the former president of Ukraine, including the work of firms headed by political operatives Paul Manafort and Tony Podesta, CNN reported on Friday, citing multiple U.S. law enforcement officials.The broad-based...