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    Hooligans an asset, liability for Russian government
    Jun16

    Hooligans an asset, liability for Russian government

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — The Russian soccer hooligans who have fought with rival supporters at the European Championship in France have at various times been both an asset and a liability to the Russian authorities. While the often-nationalist hardcore fans provide a reserve of support for adventurous foreign policy moves and a bulwark against...

    Will Russia Sanctions Be Extended This Month by the EU?
    Jun16

    Will Russia Sanctions Be Extended This Month by the EU?

    The EU is to decide whether or not to extend sanctions on Russia at a summit scheduled for June 28-29. The main precondition for the lifting of sanctions is the full implementation of the Minsk II agreement by Russia—something on which there has been precious little movement from the Kremlin. And yet, despite several leaks indicating that the...

    Romania seeks Canadian support for brigade, as Ukraine envoy warns of broad war
    Jun16

    Romania seeks Canadian support for brigade, as Ukraine envoy warns of broad war

    OTTAWA — Romania’s visiting prime minister says Justin Trudeau has offered political support for his country’s proposal to host a NATO brigade that would help deter Russian aggression along Europe’s southeastern border. Dacian Ciolos and his Canadian counterpart didn’t discuss specific troop numbers during their meeting...

    Ukraine envoy applauds NATO build up
    Jun16

    Ukraine envoy applauds NATO build up

    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with French Senate President Gerard Larcher (not pictured) in the Kremlin on April 5, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images OTTAWA — Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada says Vladimir Putin is laying a propaganda foundation to wage a broader war against the West — one he says will...

    Jewish pilgrims in Ukraine trigger brawl by shooting local with BB gun
    Jun15

    Jewish pilgrims in Ukraine trigger brawl by shooting local with BB gun

    Haredi Orthodox Jewish men pray on the eve of Rosh Hashanah in Uman Ukraine, Sept. 4 2013. (Yaakov Naumi/Flash90) (JTA) — Ukrainian police detained two Israelis who triggered a brawl in Uman by shooting a local man in the face with a BB gun. The local was hit in the nose and lightly wounded by the plastic bullet Saturday night. There were no...

    US troops staying in Afghanistan? New look at reduction plan
    Jun15

    US troops staying in Afghanistan? New look at reduction plan

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter has told NATO allies that the U.S. will take a new look at its plans to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year. That word comes from Britain’s defense secretary at a NATO meeting in Brussels. And it’s the latest indication that U.S. involvement in Afghanistan...

    Ukraine envoy applauds NATO build-up, says Putin will wage broader war
    Jun15

    Ukraine envoy applauds NATO build-up, says Putin will wage broader war

    Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada says Vladimir Putin is laying a propaganda foundation to wage a broader war against the West — one he says will be far beyond Russia’s aggression against his own country. Envoy Andriy Shevchenko tells The Canadian Press that’s why it is so important that NATO decided this week to bolster its land...

    Balkans Look to NATO as Russia’s Influence Wanes
    Jun15

    Balkans Look to NATO as Russia’s Influence Wanes

    As NATO defense ministers meeting in Brussels discuss efforts to deter Russian aggression, rising tensions not seen since the Cold War will be on the minds of central and eastern European foreign ministers gathering Thursday in the former Yugoslavia. The agenda of the annual meeting of the Central European Initiative (CEI) in Banja Luka aims to...

    Russia’s ‘Pivot to China’ Was All Talk and Little Action
    Jun15

    Russia’s ‘Pivot to China’ Was All Talk and Little Action

    MOSCOW — Chinese officials have visited Russia, the Russian government has announced plans to increase trade volume with China by $200 billion in the next few years and the China National Petroleum Corporation has expressed interest in increasing its stake in Russian oil giant Rosneft. So, is Russia pivoting to China or not? This question...

    Putin’s Orlando Response Shows Russia Doesn’t Always Want to Be America’s Enemy
    Jun15

    Putin’s Orlando Response Shows Russia Doesn’t Always Want to Be America’s Enemy

    The massacre in Orlando is not just a tragedy for America, but a tragedy for the whole world. Leaders of many countries lamented this murder of innocent civilians. Russia did so as well, and I, being Russian, was quite surprised by this gesture, since the killing took place in a gay nightclub. Although he didn’t directly acknowledge the...