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    Amid East Ukraine War, Kiev Reduces Gas Supplies From Russia
    Jan28

    Amid East Ukraine War, Kiev Reduces Gas Supplies From Russia

    Amid continued diplomatic strain with Russia, Ukraine announced plans Wednesday to significantly reduce the amount of gas it buys directly from its eastern neighbor — and double what it takes from Europe. Since November last year Kiev had refused to buy Russian gas because of the high price and instead relied on cheaper gas from Europe....

    “Cruel bastards hang together: All you need to know”: The world according to the New York Times
    Jan28

    “Cruel bastards hang together: All you need to know”: The world according to the New York Times

    The long-anticipated all-parties conference on Syria was scheduled to open in Geneva Monday, but of course it did not. Now it is set to start Friday, except that it may not. Staffan de Mistura, the perspicacious U.N. diplomat trying to make this very large event happen, is now holding proximity talks with those who may or may not attend, meaning...

    Clinton’s “Non-Intervention” Pandering
    Jan28

    Clinton’s “Non-Intervention” Pandering

    Michael Crowley reports on Hillary Clinton’s attempt to obscure her hawkish foreign policy record: As she makes a closing pitch that emphasizes her foreign policy chops, Clinton tends to gloss over the more hawkish episodes from her past. Asked by an Iowa voter at Monday’s forum to place her interventionist instincts on a scale of 1...

    Can the Pentagon Kick Its Russian Rocket Addiction?
    Jan28

    Can the Pentagon Kick Its Russian Rocket Addiction?

    Dave Majumdar Security, “It is morally outrageous and strategically foolish to ask American taxpayers to subsidize Russia’s military industrial base.” The United States Air Force relies on Russian-built rocket engines to lift many of its heaviest satellites into space. While that arrangement was working well in the years...

    Dion heading to Ukraine amid Conservative attacks on Russia policy
    Jan28

    Dion heading to Ukraine amid Conservative attacks on Russia policy

    Stéphane Dion announced the trip as he faced a barrage of criticism from Opposition Conservatives about his decision to engage Russia more broadly. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Expects to Restore Control over Rebel East This Year
    Jan27

    Ukraine Expects to Restore Control over Rebel East This Year

    Ukraine’s president on Thursday said he expects the separatist-held eastern Ukraine to fall back under government control before the year’s end.A military conflict between government forces and Russia-backed rebels has killed more than 9,000 people and left parts of the… …read more Source:...

    Dion to travel to Ukraine as Conservatives renew attacks on Russia policy
    Jan27

    Dion to travel to Ukraine as Conservatives renew attacks on Russia policy

    Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion is travelling to Ukraine this weekend to express Canada’s support for the eastern European country that lost the Crimean Peninsula to Russia in 2014. Dion announced the trip in the House of Commons today as he faced a barrage of criticism from Opposition Conservatives about his decision to engage...

    Dion to travel to Ukraine as Conservatives renew attacks on Russia policy
    Jan27

    Dion to travel to Ukraine as Conservatives renew attacks on Russia policy

    Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion is travelling to Ukraine this weekend to express Canada’s support for the eastern European country that lost the Crimean Peninsula to Russia in 2014. Dion announced the trip in the House of Commons today as he faced a barrage of criticism from Opposition Conservatives about his decision to engage...

    Russian lawmaker blames ‘American bacteriological warfare’ for deadly swine flu outbreak
    Jan27

    Russian lawmaker blames ‘American bacteriological warfare’ for deadly swine flu outbreak

    A Russian lawmaker has laid the blame for a deadly outbreak of the H1N1 flu strain spreading across Eastern Europe on the country’s Cold War foe, the United States. Vadim Solovyov, a member of the Communist Party of Russia, told Russian News Service radio in Moscow that America is waging a “bacteriological war” against Russia,...

    AP Exclusive: Putin Aide: Kiev Refuses to Honor Minsk Deal
    Jan27

    AP Exclusive: Putin Aide: Kiev Refuses to Honor Minsk Deal

    Kiev has failed to meet its obligations under the Minsk peace accord and has instead introduced an economic blockade of eastern Ukraine, Russia’s security chief says.Patrushev – a longtime associate of President Vladimir Putin who serves as the executive secretary of the… …read more Source:...