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Section: US & Canada

    Russia’s Third Circles
    Sep18

    Russia’s Third Circles

    As TAI already noted this morning, General Lloyd J. Austin III, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday, indicated that the Pentagon was still completely flummoxed as to what Russia’s broader objectives were in sending arms and troops to Syria. That’s troubling but not...

    Ukraine Bans Silvio Berlusconi for Three Years After Crimea Visit: Reports
    Sep18

    Ukraine Bans Silvio Berlusconi for Three Years After Crimea Visit: Reports

    The former Italian leader was reportedly outlawed from the country to preserve “national security.” …read more Source:...

    Will Putin Exchange Donbass for Syria?
    Sep17

    Will Putin Exchange Donbass for Syria?

    MOSCOW — Will Syria become a second Afghanistan for Russia? Is it wise for Russia to intervene in that conflict? Rumors are circulating that Moscow is planning a face-saving maneuver whereby it gradually “hands over” the Donbass in fulfillment of the Minsk agreement while aiding the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition in Syria...

    CPJ, OSCE Blast Ukraine on Foreign Journalist Entry Ban
    Sep17

    CPJ, OSCE Blast Ukraine on Foreign Journalist Entry Ban

    Two international rights organizations have criticized Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko for signing a decree that banned 41 foreign journalists and bloggers from entry into Ukraine for one year. The Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE) in Europe issued a statement Thursday calling the ban “a severe threat to the rights of...

    Ukraine president blacklists journalists as ‘threat to national interests’
    Sep17

    Ukraine president blacklists journalists as ‘threat to national interests’

    The list of around 400 individuals and entities includes about 40 journalists, though six Western media employees, including three from the BBC, were later removed from it. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Why Greece, Europe and the West Need Meimarakis
    Sep17

    Why Greece, Europe and the West Need Meimarakis

    As Greece embarks on its third poll in nine months, political and economic uncertainty prevails. For seven months, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras engaged in reckless brinksmanship with Europe. Tsipras’ approach backfired and he pushed Greece to the verge of economic collapse. As a direct result, Greece was forced to accept the third...

    Ukraine Livid As Putin, Berlusconi Swig Crimea’s Oldest Bottle Of Wine
    Sep17

    Ukraine Livid As Putin, Berlusconi Swig Crimea’s Oldest Bottle Of Wine

    Ukraine accuses Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of drinking one of Crimea’s most precious bottles of wine, brought to the peninsula during the reign of Catherine the Great. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine to take BBC journalists off its sanctions list
    Sep17

    Ukraine to take BBC journalists off its sanctions list

    MOSCOW (AP) — An official says Ukraine’s president has instructed security officials to strike the names of three BBC journalists off the country’s sanctions list. …read more Source: CNS...

    The Sprout: Pressure’s on to nail TPP deal by the end of the month
    Sep17

    The Sprout: Pressure’s on to nail TPP deal by the end of the month

    Good morning, We’re starting the day a little jealous of this little chubby hedgehog, who’s really enjoying having his tummy rubbed. Now, here’s today’s agriculture news. The Lead: Talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal are back on, with chief negotiators set to meet in Atlanta September 26. As The Globe and...

    Ukraine backtracks on some media sanctions
    Sep17

    Ukraine backtracks on some media sanctions

    By Alessandra Prentice and Pavel Polityuk KIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked his government to remove six… …read more Source:...