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    Medvedev: Russia’s Economy Must Prepare for Worst-Case Scenario
    Jan13

    Medvedev: Russia’s Economy Must Prepare for Worst-Case Scenario

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said the Russian economy is looking better than one year ago but must prepare for the worst-case scenario as it continues to suffer from low oil prices and the impact of Western sanctions. Speaking Wednesday in Moscow at the annual Gaidar Forum on economics, Medvedev noted 2015 was probably the most...

    Adami: Man facing deportation to Ukraine fears he will be killed by corrupt officials
    Jan13

    Adami: Man facing deportation to Ukraine fears he will be killed by corrupt officials

    Serhii Vakurov is living a nightmare as he awaits deportation to Ukraine where he says he will be killed by corrupt authorities who are after huge natural gas reserves on property he owns back home. Canada Border Services Agency says the 36-year-old businessman, who came to Canada in 2011 to study English at Algonquin College, is being kicked out...

    Russia ‘Aims to Create a Boutique State in Syria,’ Erdogan Warns
    Jan13

    Russia ‘Aims to Create a Boutique State in Syria,’ Erdogan Warns

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has dismissed Russia’s claims that its air campaign in Syria seeks to defeat the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) and said Moscow’s true aim is to set up a “boutique state” in Syria’s northwest, national newspaper Daily Sabah reports. Russia began airstrikes in Syria in September and...

    The New US–Russian Cold War Originated in the 1990s
    Jan13

    The New US–Russian Cold War Originated in the 1990s

    Stephen F. CohenToday it threatens to destroy Ukraine, undermine the European Union, and result in nuclear war. …read more Source: The...

    EU to Investigate right-wing Polish Government Policies
    Jan13

    EU to Investigate right-wing Polish Government Policies

    The European Commission on Wednesday launched a formal investigation into the policies of Poland’s new right-wing government. Speaking to reporters, the commission’s First Vice President Frans Timmermans said: “Today we have decided that the commission will carry out a preliminary assessment on this matter under the rule of law...

    Ukraine To Ship Goods To Kazakhstan, Bypassing Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine To Ship Goods To Kazakhstan, Bypassing Russia

    Ukraine says it will for the first time ship goods to Kazakhstan along a route bypassing Russia, due to the Kremlin’s trade embargo on Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Many Puzzled By Obama’s Reference To Ukraine As Russian ‘Client State’
    Jan13

    Many Puzzled By Obama’s Reference To Ukraine As Russian ‘Client State’

    Ukrainians were left scratching their heads after U.S. President Barack Obama referred to their country in a major speech as a “client state” of Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s why the Iranian ship seizure won’t derail the nuclear deal
    Jan13

    Here’s why the Iranian ship seizure won’t derail the nuclear deal

    Wikimedia CommonsIran remains on an aggressive footing toward the US six months after the completion of the landmark Iran nuclear deal. At the end of December, an Iranian war ship fired unguided missiles within 1,500 yards of a US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran arrested US citizen and businessman Siamak Namazi in October and...

    Ukraine Ban On Russian Products Expands As Economic Trade War Continues
    Jan13

    Ukraine Ban On Russian Products Expands As Economic Trade War Continues

    With no reconciliation in sight, Ukraine said Wednesday it would expand the list of banned Russian products as part of a tit-for-tat trade war that has escalated since 2014, Reuters reported. A Ukrainian ban on the import of Russian food, alcohol and dairy products went into effect Sunday in response to a Russian embargo on Ukrainian goods....

    Ukraine Works Out Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia’s Sberbank
    Jan13

    Ukraine Works Out Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia’s Sberbank

    Ukraine’s Finance Ministry says a deal has been agreed with Russia’s Sberbank to work out a restructuring deal for commercial loans guaranteed by the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...