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    Russian Vodka Exports Suffer 10-Year Record Low
    Feb16

    Russian Vodka Exports Suffer 10-Year Record Low

    “Money, like vodka, turns a man into an eccentric,” Russia’s great playwright Anton Chekhov once wrote. Now it turns out Russia may have too much of one and not enough of the other, as exports of the nation’s favorite spirit hit a 10-year low. Russian exports of vodka and other alcoholic beverages dropped by a staggering 40 percent...

    Ukraine’s president calls on PM to resign
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s president calls on PM to resign

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has called on the country’s embattled prime minister to resign, a move that would break apart… …read more Source:...

    Russian Vodka Exports Decline 40% Amid Ukraine Tensions, Sanctions
    Feb16

    Russian Vodka Exports Decline 40% Amid Ukraine Tensions, Sanctions

    Exports of Russian vodka and spirits fell to their lowest level in a decade, according to Reuters Tuesday. Compared with 2014, last year’s exports fell more than 40 percent in volume and value. Exports have fallen to their lowest level since 2005. Citing customs data, the value of vodka and spirits exports fell to $111.9 million in 2015...

    Russia Wields the Kurdish Weapon
    Feb16

    Russia Wields the Kurdish Weapon

    An incoherent American strategy is allowing Putin’s Russia to drive wedges into American alliances and disrupt what little strategy the U.S. has left in Syria. The latest example: Russia’s clever move to back the Syrian Kurds—key allies in what passes for America’s anti-ISIS strategy—against the Turks, America’s NATO...

    Ukrainian president suggests PM should resign
    Feb16

    Ukrainian president suggests PM should resign

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested in a statement on Tuesday that Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk should resign. …read more Source:...

    Ukrainian president suggests PM should resign: statement
    Feb16

    Ukrainian president suggests PM should resign: statement

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested in a statement on Tuesday that Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk should resign… …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko Calls For PM, Prosecutor To Resign
    Feb16

    Poroshenko Calls For PM, Prosecutor To Resign

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Prosecutor-General Viktor Shokin to resign “in order to restore trust in the government.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Western-backed government faces vote that could dissolve cabinet
    Feb16

    Ukraine’s Western-backed government faces vote that could dissolve cabinet

    Vote could precipitate a collapse of coalition government and bring about snap elections …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Russia halts movement of Ukraine-registered cargo trucks
    Feb16

    Russia halts movement of Ukraine-registered cargo trucks

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian transportation authorities blocked the movement of Ukraine-registered trucks on Monday and detained over 300 cargo vehicles in retaliation to Ukraine closing its borders to Russia-registered long-haulers. The transport ministry’s announcement came after Ukraine’s prime minister announced on Monday that cargo...

    Ukraine: 3 soldiers killed, 7 wounded in uptick in fighting
    Feb16

    Ukraine: 3 soldiers killed, 7 wounded in uptick in fighting

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian government says three of its servicemen have been killed and seven others wounded in the past 24 hours in clashes with Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....