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    NATO is planning its largest military build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War
    Feb06

    NATO is planning its largest military build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War

    Wikimedia CommonsBRUSSELS (Reuters) – Backed by an increase in U.S. military spending, NATO is planning its biggest build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War to deter Russia but will reject Polish demands for permanent bases. Worried since Russia’s seizure of Crimea that Moscow could rapidly invade Poland or the Baltic states, the...

    Dutch ‘no’ on Ukraine pact would force rethink, minister says
    Feb06

    Dutch ‘no’ on Ukraine pact would force rethink, minister says

    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch government would be obliged to reconsider its position on an EU pact establishing closer… …read more Source:...

    Geneva III: The Stillborn Conference and the Endemic Failure of the International Community
    Feb06

    Geneva III: The Stillborn Conference and the Endemic Failure of the International Community

    While approaching the fifth anniversary of the Syrian civil war on March 15 — which claimed more than 300,000 lives, approximately 700,000 wounded, 4 million fled the country, and another 6 million displaced within Syria — the international community has failed to put an end to bloodshed in this war-torn country. During the first days...

    Germany’s troubles are bad news for Europe
    Feb06

    Germany’s troubles are bad news for Europe

    REUTERS/Michaela RehleThe great British geographer Halford Mackinder invented the term “geopolitics” over 100 years ago. He painted a grand vision of international relations that revolved around one fear: dominance of what he called the “Heartland” of Eurasia. Mackinder believed the road to dominance ran through Eastern Europe. His ideas have...

    Lawyer Says Deal Struck For Savchenko’s Return To Ukraine
    Feb06

    Lawyer Says Deal Struck For Savchenko’s Return To Ukraine

    The lead defense lawyer for Ukrainian pilot and Verkhovna Rada deputy Nadia Savchenko says Russia and Ukraine have agreed to the conditions of her return to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Ex-Premier’s Visit to Washington Highlights Obstacles Facing Peace Pact
    Feb06

    Ukrainian Ex-Premier’s Visit to Washington Highlights Obstacles Facing Peace Pact

    Yulia V. Tymoshenko said she would staunchly oppose constitutional changes that the United States and European powers view as crucial to a peace agreement with Russia. …read more Source: The New York...

    Media Leaders Urge Stronger Protection for Journalists
    Feb05

    Media Leaders Urge Stronger Protection for Journalists

    Governments, courts and media organizations must do more to prevent violence against journalists covering war, crime or corruption, news industry leaders insisted Friday. “Whether by murder, violence, arrest or intimidation, the crimes taking place against journalists have become far too common. In fact, they’ve become...

    New Video From Russia Depicts Obama as a Mass-Murdering, Devil-like Figure
    Feb05

    New Video From Russia Depicts Obama as a Mass-Murdering, Devil-like Figure

    A video depicting President Barack Obama as a murderous devil was reportedly projected onto multiple buildings in Moscow, Russia, Friday morning, along with a message that said he needs to be tried in international court. The video was released on the YouTube channel “60sec.” The video shows different projections while a clock counts down from 60...

    London’s Oligarch Bus Tour
    Feb05

    London’s Oligarch Bus Tour

    Forget Buckingham Palace and Big Ben — London’s newest bus tour shows visitors the palatial homes of Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs. Dubbed the Kleptocracy Tour, it’s been organized by anticorruption campaigners in cooperation with two think tanks, the Hudson Institute and the Henry Jackson Society. (RFE/RL’s Marek Hajduk...

    A resignation with ramifications
    Feb05

    A resignation with ramifications

    KYIV – It came as no surprise that President Petro Poroshenko met with Aivaras Abromavicius within hours of his resignation on February 3 to convince him to remain as minister of economic development and trade. Mr. Abromavicius is merely the latest Western-backed reformer to go public with complaints about corruption in the government, but he […]...