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    White House Aide Says Russia-Ukraine Peace Possible By Year-End
    Jun10

    White House Aide Says Russia-Ukraine Peace Possible By Year-End

    The White House is pushing for implementation of a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine before President Barack Obama leaves office, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    White House Aide Says Russia-Ukraine Peace Possible By Year-End
    Jun10

    White House Aide Says Russia-Ukraine Peace Possible By Year-End

    The White House is pushing for implementation of a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine before President Barack Obama leaves office, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia-Ukraine Deal Implementation Possible by Early 2017
    Jun10

    Russia-Ukraine Deal Implementation Possible by Early 2017

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House is pushing hard to have a Russia-Ukraine peace deal implemented by the time President Barack Obama leaves office, top national security adviser Susan Rice said on Thursday. Rice, who coordinates foreign policy at the White House, said she saw potential for resolution in the Ukraine crisis by the end of...

    Liberals ‘considering’ NATO request to send 1,000 Canadian troops to Eastern Europe
    Jun10

    Liberals ‘considering’ NATO request to send 1,000 Canadian troops to Eastern Europe

    OTTAWA — Eastern European NATO allies have been pressing Canada to deploy up to 1,000 soldiers into the region to bolster the alliance’s presence amid continued concerns about Russian aggression. The Liberal government says it is looking “actively considering options.” However, Eastern European diplomats say Ottawa has been giving...

    Is Ukraine’s Joan of Arc Ready for Political Battle?
    Jun10

    Is Ukraine’s Joan of Arc Ready for Political Battle?

    During her time in Russian prison, Nadiya Savchenko became a symbol for Kiev’s fight against Moscow. But can she make the jump from martyr to politician? …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Sino-Western Relations In A World of Change : Toward a Mutually Transformative Co-existence
    Jun09

    The Sino-Western Relations In A World of Change : Toward a Mutually Transformative Co-existence

    The Chinese renaissance is one of the world’s most significant factors of change. Will the reemergence of an ancient non-Western civilization be a disruptive force, or, at the opposite of a scenario which could evolve into confrontation, can the Middle Country and the West design in a genuinely cooperative relationship a new international...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: French Senate Urges Lifting Sanctions Against Kremlin In Sign Of Crumbling EU Resolve
    Jun09

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: French Senate Urges Lifting Sanctions Against Kremlin In Sign Of Crumbling EU Resolve

    In another sign of crumbling European resolve over Ukraine, the French Senate voted Wednesday to urge its government to gradually dismantle economic sanctions on Russia, a move welcomed by the Kremlin. The vote came as politicians across the European Union have hinted at wanting to reduce sanctions ahead of renewal talks this month. …read...

    Several Casualties Reported After Heavy Shelling In Donetsk
    Jun09

    Several Casualties Reported After Heavy Shelling In Donetsk

    At least three people were reportedly killed and more than a dozen wounded after heavy shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Russia-backed separatists and Ukrainian government troops exchanged artillery fire during the night of June 8. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe Gets Religion, Again
    Jun09

    Europe Gets Religion, Again

    It was a sunny spring afternoon when the Vatican’s vintage, dove-white Alitalia plane landed smoothly on the island of Lesvos. Marching down the steps to the tune of a Greek military band, Pope Francis was received by the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew, and Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens—and also by Greece’s devoutly...

    Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession
    Jun09

    Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession

    When Eston Kohver, an officer with Estonia’s security police KAPO, was detained by Russian FSB agents two years ago and charged with espionage, the outside world was stunned. According to evidence presented by KAPO, the FSB agents had simply seized Kohver from Estonia’s side of the two countries’ shared border. But...