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    Putin Ally Kadyrov Says He’s More of a Democrat Than Western Leaders
    Feb23

    Putin Ally Kadyrov Says He’s More of a Democrat Than Western Leaders

    Chechen leader and Kremlin-ally Ramzan Kadyrov has dismissed claims that he is undemocratic and declared himself more worthy of awards than Western leaders. In a long interview with Russian radio station RSN, Kadyrov gave his thoughts on his mentor President Vladimir Putin, the Russian opposition and current affairs from around the world. When...

    Kerry: Iran is getting less than $50 billion in cash after nuclear deal
    Feb23

    Kerry: Iran is getting less than $50 billion in cash after nuclear deal

    Brian Snyder, Pool/APU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that the amount of cash Iran will receive due to the implementation of the nuclear agreement is below the $50 billion level. “It’s below the $50 billion (level),” he told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, when he was asked about varying reports about...

    News Analysis: Questions Linger Over Russia’s Endgame in Syria, Ukraine and Europe
    Feb23

    News Analysis: Questions Linger Over Russia’s Endgame in Syria, Ukraine and Europe

    A partial truce in Syria capped something of a foreign policy trifecta for President Vladimir V. Putin, but his goals are uncertain for all three. …read more Source: The New York...

    Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World
    Feb23

    Facebook Is Making a Map of Everyone in the World

    Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the Mobile World Congress on Sunday in Barcelona. Albert Gea / ReutersAmericans inhabit an intricately mapped world. Type “Burger King” into an online box, and Google will cough up a dozen nearby options, each keyed to a precise latitude and longitude. But throughout much of the world, local knowledge stays local. While...

    Ex-Guantanamo detainee with alleged ISIS ties arrested same day as Obama’s big prison-closure announcement
    Feb23

    Ex-Guantanamo detainee with alleged ISIS ties arrested same day as Obama’s big prison-closure announcement

    REUTERS/Michelle Shephard/PoolSpanish and Moroccan police on Tuesday arrested four suspected members of a jihadi cell that sought to recruit fighters for the Islamic State group, including one described as a former Guantanamo detainee who once fought with militants in Afghanistan. Three people were arrested in Spain’s North African enclave...

    Germany, France Urge Ukraine and Russia to Implement Minsk Accord
    Feb23

    Germany, France Urge Ukraine and Russia to Implement Minsk Accord

    Germany and France are urging Ukraine to fight corruption and pass legislation on an election in the pro-Russian east, as required by the cease-fire agreement, to help stem violence in eastern Ukraine. Speaking Tuesday in Kyiv with his French and Ukrainian counterparts, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said there have been many...

    Ukraine’s “Project Wall” Digs In As Front Line Defense Against Russia
    Feb23

    Ukraine’s “Project Wall” Digs In As Front Line Defense Against Russia

    Ukraine is attempting to build a barrier along the whole of its 2,000 kilometer land border with Russia, to thwart any potential attack. “Project Wall” is ambitious and, so far, only partially constructed. RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service went to take a look. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Why Putin stopped at the Crimea
    Feb23

    Leonid Bershidsky: Why Putin stopped at the Crimea

    President Vladimir Putin has boasted that Russia took over Crimea “without a single shot being fired.” There’s even a propaganda movie that presents the operation as the result of brilliant Kremlin planning and seamless execution. A document published on Monday shed new light on why the annexation was bloodless — and on the limits of...

    Pretty please? Russia asking permission to fly over U.S. with advanced digital camera
    Feb23

    Pretty please? Russia asking permission to fly over U.S. with advanced digital camera

    WASHINGTON — Russia will ask permission on Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States. Russia and the United States are signatories to the Open Skies Treaty, which...

    Obama’s passivity after Syria crossed his ‘red line’ changed the world, France’s ex-foreign minister says
    Feb23

    Obama’s passivity after Syria crossed his ‘red line’ changed the world, France’s ex-foreign minister says

    There were global consequences for Syria’s unpunished use of chemical weapons, most notably in Russia’s attack on Crimea the next year, Laurent Fabius says …read more Source: Vancouver...