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    Italy Wants in on Russian Pipeline
    Jan11

    Italy Wants in on Russian Pipeline

    Italian papers are reporting (article in Italian) that Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi concluded two days of talks between Moscow and Rome with a conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during which he insisted that Italy’s Eni get to participate in the proposed “Nord Stream 2” pipeline extension. Renzi made headlines...

    Putin Discusses Terrorism, Russia’s Economy, Sanctions And Angela Merkel’s Fear Of Dogs In New Interview
    Jan11

    Putin Discusses Terrorism, Russia’s Economy, Sanctions And Angela Merkel’s Fear Of Dogs In New Interview

    Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed sanctions, terrorism, NATO and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s dislike of dogs in a wide-ranging interview with German newspaper Bild published Monday. The Russian leader admitted that economic sanctions levied against his government after the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014 have...

    Putin Describes EU Sanctions As ‘Theater Of The Absurd’
    Jan11

    Putin Describes EU Sanctions As ‘Theater Of The Absurd’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has described European Union sanctions against Moscow in the wake of the Ukrainian crisis as “absurd.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s ruble tanks on first day of trading after holiday
    Jan11

    Russia’s ruble tanks on first day of trading after holiday

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian ruble has tanked on the first day of trading after a ten-day holiday period as the price of oil continues to decline. The national currency dropped by nearly 2 percent half an hour into trading to 76.1 rubles on Monday at the Moscow stock exchange’s first currency trading session since Dec. 31. Oil prices, the...

    Flaunting Our Ignorance: We’re Looking at You, GOP Candidates
    Jan11

    Flaunting Our Ignorance: We’re Looking at You, GOP Candidates

    It’s more than good ole American anti-intellectualism — we celebrate our ignorance and wear it as a badge of pride. “When did ignorance become a point of view?” the cartoon character Dilbert once asked. It’s a question that has become increasingly resonant these days—especially in our public life, and especially in our political...

    PUTIN: The deterioration of Russia’s relationship with the West is the result of many ‘mistakes’
    Jan11

    PUTIN: The deterioration of Russia’s relationship with the West is the result of many ‘mistakes’

    Daniel Biskup/BILDRussian President Vladimir Putin told the German daily newspaper BILD that he believes Russia’s deteriorating relationship with the West was the result of many “mistakes” made by NATO, the US and Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union. “We have done everything wrong,” Putin told BILD...

    THE PUTIN INTERVIEW: Russian president defends recent aggression, blames US and Europe for rising tensions
    Jan11

    THE PUTIN INTERVIEW: Russian president defends recent aggression, blames US and Europe for rising tensions

    Daniel Biskup/BILDGermany’s leading newspaper Bild has published an exclusive interview with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. In partnership with Bild, Business Insider has published an English translation below. Putin discussed the Kremlin’s relationship with Germany, tensions with the NATO alliance, and the common threat of...

    Ukraine desperate for U.S. surveillance equipment in standoff with Russia
    Jan11

    Ukraine desperate for U.S. surveillance equipment in standoff with Russia

    When Ukraine’s border defense forces look east and south, they see nothing but Russian trouble. Yet for one of the world’s most dangerous stretches of territory, the Ukrainians are woefully short of devices to spy on the other side to anticipate the next attack and spot intruders. Pockets of pro-Moscow … …read more Source:...

    New rotation of Canadian soldiers left today for training mission in Ukraine
    Jan11

    New rotation of Canadian soldiers left today for training mission in Ukraine

    A flight with over 100 Canadian soldiers took off for Ukraine earlier today from Jean-Lesage International Airport in Quebec, according to the Canadian Forces. Eventually some 200 CF members, the majority from the Québec City area, will be sent to Ukraine in order to take part in Operation UNIFIER. These members, who will form Joint Task Force...

    Christmas in Kyiv: Ukraine’s Holiday From the War Comes to an End
    Jan11

    Christmas in Kyiv: Ukraine’s Holiday From the War Comes to an End

    KYIV, Ukraine—Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7. So in Ukraine’s capital city, the holiday season is still in full swing. The festivities in Kyiv leading up to Thursday, Jan. 7, reflect the continuance of normal life despite the frozen conflict in eastern Ukraine and looming battles on the nation’s domestic political...