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    France Searching For Buyers After Terminating Mistral Carrier Deal With Russia
    Aug07

    France Searching For Buyers After Terminating Mistral Carrier Deal With Russia

    According to a source from the Russian navy, Russia may get its first Kamov Ka-52K (Katran) shipborne helicopters by 2018. France earlier refused to deliver two Mistral helicopter carriers that were to be bases for the helicopters. The reason behind France’s refusal is Russia’s alleged involvement in the eastern Ukraine conflict....

    France Settles with Russia Over Mistrals
    Aug07

    France Settles with Russia Over Mistrals

    Much to the consternation of France’s allies, after Putin’s annexation of Crimea Paris looked for a while like it was still going to deliver two Mistral-class warships, designed to carry helicopters and to mount amphibious assaults, to Russia. We followed the story pretty closely both because it served as a test of European solidarity...

    Ukraine subpoenas ex-President Viktor Yanukovych in corruption investigation
    Aug07

    Ukraine subpoenas ex-President Viktor Yanukovych in corruption investigation

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 6 (UPI) — Ukraine subpoenaed its former President Viktor Yanukovych to testify in a corruption investigation. …read more Source: United Press...

    Canada blocks Ugandan kayakers from Ottawa River world championship
    Aug07

    Canada blocks Ugandan kayakers from Ottawa River world championship

    Leaders of Canada’s kayak and canoeing communities have joined forces to get federal immigration officials to lift a ban on a Ugandan team due to take part in the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships on the Ottawa River later this month. According to documents obtained by the Citizen, the Canadian officials, based in Nairobi, Kenya, have...

    Why the Chosen People are choosing aliyah
    Aug07

    Why the Chosen People are choosing aliyah

    Natan Sharansky, back row, fifth from right, with Israeli officials at a going-away ceremony for French emigres in Paris, July 2014. (Erez Lichtfeld) (JTA) — In their central Jerusalem apartment, Natan and Avital Sharansky can hear their new upstairs neighbors chatting in French on their patio. The young family moved into the penthouse earlier...

    ‘No Warships For You,’ France Tells Russia
    Aug06

    ‘No Warships For You,’ France Tells Russia

    The total cost to France of reimbursing Russia for canceling two warship contracts will be less than 1.2 billion euros ($1.31 billion), French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Thursday.Le Drian said on radio RTL the initial price for the two Mistral helicopter carrier warships had been 1.2 billion euros, but France will have to pay...

    Russian ‘Food Crematoria’ Provoke Outrage Amid Crisis
    Aug06

    Russian ‘Food Crematoria’ Provoke Outrage Amid Crisis

    Russian government plans for mass destruction of banned Western food imports have provoked outrage in a country where poverty rates are soaring and memories remainof famine during Soviet times. Even some Kremlin allies are expressing shock at the idea of “food crematoria” while one Orthodox priest has denounced the campaign, which...

    Russia Steamrolls Western Cheese, Fruit to Enforce Ban
    Aug06

    Russia Steamrolls Western Cheese, Fruit to Enforce Ban

    MOSCOW — The Russian government was steamrolling tons of contraband cheese and destroying fruit with tractors Thursday in a public display of its commitment to its one-year-old ban on Western foods. The move, however, has raised protests in Russia, with people signing a petition urging the government to instead donate the food to the poor...

    Nobody Trusts Putin, Except Russia and Vietnam: Study
    Aug06

    Nobody Trusts Putin, Except Russia and Vietnam: Study

    Vladimir Putin’s favorability rating in Russia stands at an impressive 88 percent. Unfortunately for the Russian president, this adoration ends at the country’s borders. That’s according to a new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Research Center, which found that Putin and Russia as a whole are not viewed very favorably...

    Russia Destroys Western Food To Mark 1 Year Of Sanctions
    Aug06

    Russia Destroys Western Food To Mark 1 Year Of Sanctions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia marked the one-year anniversary of its ban on Western agricultural products Thursday with an effort to destroy contraband food, a move that has raised controversy amid the nation’s economic downturn.President Vladimir Putin’s order to destroy the illegal imports underlines the Kremlin’s determination to...