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    EU to Investigate right-wing Polish Government Policies
    Jan13

    EU to Investigate right-wing Polish Government Policies

    The European Commission on Wednesday launched a formal investigation into the policies of Poland’s new right-wing government. Speaking to reporters, the commission’s First Vice President Frans Timmermans said: “Today we have decided that the commission will carry out a preliminary assessment on this matter under the rule of law...

    The New US–Russian Cold War Originated in the 1990s
    Jan13

    The New US–Russian Cold War Originated in the 1990s

    Stephen F. CohenToday it threatens to destroy Ukraine, undermine the European Union, and result in nuclear war. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine To Ship Goods To Kazakhstan, Bypassing Russia
    Jan13

    Ukraine To Ship Goods To Kazakhstan, Bypassing Russia

    Ukraine says it will for the first time ship goods to Kazakhstan along a route bypassing Russia, due to the Kremlin’s trade embargo on Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Many Puzzled By Obama’s Reference To Ukraine As Russian ‘Client State’
    Jan13

    Many Puzzled By Obama’s Reference To Ukraine As Russian ‘Client State’

    Ukrainians were left scratching their heads after U.S. President Barack Obama referred to their country in a major speech as a “client state” of Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s why the Iranian ship seizure won’t derail the nuclear deal
    Jan13

    Here’s why the Iranian ship seizure won’t derail the nuclear deal

    Wikimedia CommonsIran remains on an aggressive footing toward the US six months after the completion of the landmark Iran nuclear deal. At the end of December, an Iranian war ship fired unguided missiles within 1,500 yards of a US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran arrested US citizen and businessman Siamak Namazi in October and...

    Ukraine Works Out Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia’s Sberbank
    Jan13

    Ukraine Works Out Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia’s Sberbank

    Ukraine’s Finance Ministry says a deal has been agreed with Russia’s Sberbank to work out a restructuring deal for commercial loans guaranteed by the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Ban On Russian Products Expands As Economic Trade War Continues
    Jan13

    Ukraine Ban On Russian Products Expands As Economic Trade War Continues

    With no reconciliation in sight, Ukraine said Wednesday it would expand the list of banned Russian products as part of a tit-for-tat trade war that has escalated since 2014, Reuters reported. A Ukrainian ban on the import of Russian food, alcohol and dairy products went into effect Sunday in response to a Russian embargo on Ukrainian goods....

    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary of Soviet Crackdown
    Jan13

    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary of Soviet Crackdown

    VILNIUS, Lithuania—With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians on Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of a deadly Soviet crackdown that failed to quash the Baltic country’s quest for independence. Hundreds of people gathered in Vilnius in freezing temperatures to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and tanks moved into a crowd...

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown
    Jan13

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown

    Hundreds of people gathered in Vilnius in freezing temperatures to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and tanks moved into a crowd of protesters outside a TV tower on Jan. 13, 1991. President Dalia Grybauskaite drew parallels between those events and Ukraine’s conflict with Moscow, saying “we feel a bond of unity with the...

    Depardieu’s Stalin film begins shooting in Portugal
    Jan13

    Depardieu’s Stalin film begins shooting in Portugal

    The film starring controversial French-born actor Gérard Depardieu as Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has begun shooting in Portugal, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reports. Stalin’s Couch, based on the 2013 novel of the same name ( Le Divan de Staline ) by French author Jean Daniel-Baltassat, is set during the 1950s. Directed by...