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    Putin Sanctions Must Remain…He’s on the Ropes
    Feb12

    Putin Sanctions Must Remain…He’s on the Ropes

    The recent backroom bi-laterals talks between the United States and Russia about Ukraine have caused anxiety in the region, raised hopes that sanctions could be lifted, and elevated Russian President Vladimir Putin’s status to super power level. All are counterproductive. Since the bi-laterals talks, and optimistic statements by U.S....

    Pope Francis Makes History by Meeting With Russian Orthodox Church’s Leader
    Feb12

    Pope Francis Makes History by Meeting With Russian Orthodox Church’s Leader

    MoreWhat to Know About Pope Francis’ Historic MeetingDonald Trump Criticizes Pope Francis for Mexico Border VisitPope Francis Should Lift Abortion Bans to Fight Zika(HAVANA) — Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, an historic development in the 1,000-year...

    Predators on the Frontier
    Feb12

    Predators on the Frontier

    Revisionist powers are on the move. ‎From eastern Ukraine and the Persian Gulf to the South China Sea, large rivals of the United States are modernizing their military forces, grabbing strategic real estate, and threatening vulnerable U.S. allies. Their goal is not just to assert hegemony over their neighborhoods but to rearrange the global...

    Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Church leader hold historic meeting in Cuba
    Feb12

    Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Church leader hold historic meeting in Cuba

    Vatican Pope Francis arrived in Havana on Friday to meet the head of the Russian Orthodox Church nearly 1,000 years after Eastern Orthodoxy split with Rome, marking the first encounter in history between a Roman Catholic pope and a Russian Orthodox patriarch. The two religious leaders, guests of a Communist government, will address the...

    Behind the Curve: Obama (Again), and Some Republicans Too
    Feb12

    Behind the Curve: Obama (Again), and Some Republicans Too

    The Guardian:Barack Obama is planning to make “a big, public reach-out” to British voters to stay inside the European Union, the chair of the US Senate foreign relations committee has revealed.The plan emerged amid fears in Washington that the UK’s EU referendum is a dangerous gamble that could unravel with disastrous consequences for the...

    Biden, Poroshenko Again Discuss Corruption, Reforms
    Feb12

    Biden, Poroshenko Again Discuss Corruption, Reforms

    With concern growing about Ukraine’s government and its commitment to cleaning up corruption and cronyism, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has spoken to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for the second time in as many days. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead
    Feb12

    U.S. to Spend More on Europe’s Defense: Let the Europeans Pay Instead

    The U.S. plans on filling Eastern Europe with thousands of troops along with vehicles and weapons to equip an armored combat brigade. That will require a special budget request of $3.4 billion for next year. Uncle Sam may be bankrupt, but nothing is too expensive for our pampered European allies, who enjoy greater wealth while spending far less...

    Moldova Indicts, Sentences Individuals Who Fought As Mercenaries In Ukraine
    Feb12

    Moldova Indicts, Sentences Individuals Who Fought As Mercenaries In Ukraine

    Moldovan prosecutors say Russian-backed separatists in southeastern Ukraine have been hiring Moldovan mercenaries to fight on their side, sometimes promising as much as $3,000 monthly. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Poroshenko assures IMF he’s committed to reform
    Feb12

    Poroshenko assures IMF he’s committed to reform

    KYIV – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko assured the International Monetary Fund (IMF) he remains committed to pursuing economic reforms and purging corruption from his government. After receiving a sharp warning from the lender that Ukraine’s $17.5 billion bailout is at risk on February 10, Mr. Poroshenko spoke with IMF Managing...

    EU debate initiative sparks  fears of concessions to Russia
    Feb12

    EU debate initiative sparks fears of concessions to Russia

    BRUSSELS – European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini initiated an internal debate last month with a group of fellow European commissioners on how to improve cooperation with Russia, causing concern among EU members that want to keep up the pressure on Moscow over its interference in Ukraine, sources have told RFE/RL. The discussion...