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    Russia Works Around Western Energy Sanctions
    Apr20

    Russia Works Around Western Energy Sanctions

    Back in 2014, a raft of Western sanctions stifled Russia’s Arctic oil ambitions, but three years later Moscow is looking to kickstart its own homegrown oil renaissance to try and match America’s shale boom.At the time, those sanctions were carefully calculated to hamstring Russia’s future energy production without immediately...

    Moscow Hails ICJ Ruling On Ukraine
    Apr20

    Moscow Hails ICJ Ruling On Ukraine

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has hailed a ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague rejecting Ukraine’s request to order Moscow to stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Urges West’s Support of Reform as It Seeks Stolen Billions
    Apr20

    Ukraine Urges West’s Support of Reform as It Seeks Stolen Billions

    Ukraine is urging the West to back its efforts at reform, despite accusations the government has failed to tackle corruption three years on from the revolution that toppled the regime of president Viktor Yanukovych. Visiting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London Wednesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko implored the West to back...

    Putin on the move: Russia is moving back into Ukraine, as the Trump administration does nothing
    Apr20

    Putin on the move: Russia is moving back into Ukraine, as the Trump administration does nothing

    (Credit: AP Photo/Mykhailo Andriiv) Although President Donald Trump has not followed through on a reported plan that would have allowed Russia to shed its sanctions and win Ukrainian land through rigged elections, his administration’s unclear policies toward Russia have encouraged that nation to become more aggressive in its occupation of...

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election
    Apr20

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election

    France is only a few days out from the first round of its presidential elections—a contest that could go down to the wire. The election on Sunday features several key issues of concern to French voters, among them being terrorism and the failure to assimilate immigrants into French society. This week’s foiled terror plot, planned to...

    The Kremlin Has Its Watchful Eyes Set On The French Elections
    Apr20

    The Kremlin Has Its Watchful Eyes Set On The French Elections

    Vladimir Putin, here with French President Francois Hollande, has big plans for Europe. Kremlin Press Office, CC BY-SAAndrey Shcherbak, Higher School of Economics, St PetersburgThe Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations...

    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital
    Apr20

    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital

    Organizers from the Free Russia Foundation, a U.S.-based NGO founded by Russian dissidents, have opened what they call “an Embassy of the Civil Society of Russia in Ukraine,” in Kyiv’s trendy Podil district. Housed in a red brick building with a small blue sign that reads “Free Russia House,” its founders plan to transform the now-bare...

    Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: ‘Russia can succeed only through democracy’
    Apr20

    Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: ‘Russia can succeed only through democracy’

    Decisions made by Russian President Vladimir Putin were “justified” and successfully stabilized his nation, former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in Time magazine, but have proven costly in the longer term.“In the initial phase, certain measures of authoritarian nature—a kind of manual control—were justified,” Gorbachev wrote in...

    France’s elections are just the latest in Russia’s shadow war in a wary Europe
    Apr20

    France’s elections are just the latest in Russia’s shadow war in a wary Europe

    (Credit: AP Photo/Claude Paris, File) As the French prepare to vote Sunday in a presidential election marked by acrimonious debate about Russian influence in Europe, there’s little doubt about which candidate Moscow backs. Last month, the combative populist Marine Le Pen of the right-wing National Front flew to Moscow to meet with President...

    The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides
    Apr20

    The Syrian People Have Been Betrayed By All Sides

    Where do you stand on the conflict in Syria? This question has become perhaps the ultimate political and sectarian Rorschach test of our time. Are you a leftist or libertarian who opposes U.S. air strikes and waxes lyrical about the paramountcy of Syrian sovereignty and international law? Or are you a very mainstream liberal or conservative who...