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    Germany’s Foreign Minister Accuses NATO Of ‘Warmongering’
    Jun19

    Germany’s Foreign Minister Accuses NATO Of ‘Warmongering’

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticized NATO military exercises in Eastern Europe as “warmongering.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine dispute absent from Orthodox synod agenda
    Jun19

    Ukraine dispute absent from Orthodox synod agenda

    Before the bloody conflict between Ukraine and Russia erupted in early 2014, costing thousands of lives and uprooting more than a million citizens, most Ukrainians didn’t pay much attention to internal church disputes about which bishop was loyal to which patriarch. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    EU Releases Details on Extended Sanctions Against Russia

    The European Union on Saturday published details of its decision extending sanctions against Russia for its 2014 takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying it continues to oppose the “illegal annexation … and does not recognize it.” The extended penalties include asset freezes and visa bans against nearly 150 Russians...

    Putin wants to work with Liberal government
    Jun18

    Putin wants to work with Liberal government

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants to work with Canada’s new Liberal government to improve relations, but he won’t say how. Putin said Friday relations between Canada and Russia have a chance to be re-established after the new prime minister came to power, as he recalled meeting Justin Trudeau at last fall’s G20...

    Belgian Police Arrested 12 People In Overnight Counter-terrorism Raids
    Jun18

    Belgian Police Arrested 12 People In Overnight Counter-terrorism Raids

    Belgian police arrested 12 suspects in a major anti-terror operation overnight on Friday, amid increased security alerts in Belgium and France around the Euro 2016 soccer tournament and just three months after extremist bombers wrought carnage in Brussels.On Saturday, following the raids, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel chaired a meeting of...

    Using Bread-and-Butter Issues to Try to Foment Political Change in the Former Soviet Union
    Jun18

    Using Bread-and-Butter Issues to Try to Foment Political Change in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Map of the Former Soviet Union It hasn’t been a good year for Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. The country’s petroleum-based economy continues to suffer from the low price of oil. Radical Islamists made international headlines by attacking a gun store and a National Guard facility in the western city of Aktobe early...

    Putin Pushes for Economic Cooperation While EU Renews Sanctions
    Jun18

    Putin Pushes for Economic Cooperation While EU Renews Sanctions

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin told an international audience Friday in St. Petersburg that Russia wants to improve its ties with Europe and the United States, the U.S. and European Union renewed a raft of economic sanctions on Moscow for another year. At Russia’s annual St. Petersburg Economic Forum, Putin said the sanctions — enacted...

    Putin wants improved relations with Canada, but says ‘specific steps’ needed
    Jun18

    Putin wants improved relations with Canada, but says ‘specific steps’ needed

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russian President Vladimir Putin says he wants to work with Canada’s new Liberal government to improve relations, but he won’t say how. Putin said Friday relations between Canada and Russia have a chance to be re-established after the new prime minister came to power, as he recalled meeting Justin Trudeau at...

    Vladimir Putin Says He Will Work With Whoever Is the Next U.S. President
    Jun18

    Vladimir Putin Says He Will Work With Whoever Is the Next U.S. President

    (ST. PETERSBURG, Russia)— President Vladimir Putin says Russia will work with whoever is elected the new U.S. president. Putin earlier on Friday dodged the question of whether he would prefer Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as the new commander-in-chief. Speaking at a meeting with the leaders of the major news agencies Putin said Moscow is...

    Putin says Russia will work with any US president
    Jun18

    Putin says Russia will work with any US president

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia will work with whoever is elected the new U.S. president. Putin earlier on Friday dodged the question of whether he would prefer Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as the new commander-in-chief. Speaking at a meeting with the leaders of the major news agencies Putin said Moscow is...