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    Russia threatens gas cut off to Ukraine over debts
    Nov24

    Russia threatens gas cut off to Ukraine over debts

    Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak says Russia will cut off gas supply to Ukraine “today or tomorrow” over unpaid deliveries. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Biden to Discuss Migrants, Terrorism in Croatia Visit
    Nov24

    Biden to Discuss Migrants, Terrorism in Croatia Visit

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is traveling Wednesday to Croatia to discuss the influx of migrants, energy issues and the fight against terrorism with Croatian officials and European Council President Donald Tusk. Those meetings will happen on the sidelines of a summit of Southeastern European leaders in Zagreb hosted by Croatian President Kolinda...

    Sabotage blacks out Crimea, raising Russia-Ukraine tensions
    Nov24

    Sabotage blacks out Crimea, raising Russia-Ukraine tensions

    MOSCOW — Crimean Tatar activists and Ukrainian nationalists on Monday prevented repair crews from restoring the main power lines in southern Ukraine that supply Crimea, leaving the disputed peninsula in the dark and Ukraine and Russia headed toward a standoff over the issue. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russian Supreme Court To Hear Ukrainian Filmmaker’s Appeal In Terrorism Case
    Nov24

    Russian Supreme Court To Hear Ukrainian Filmmaker’s Appeal In Terrorism Case

    Russia’s Supreme Court is set to hear an appeal in the case of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who was jailed in August for 20 years on terrorism charges that he and international rights groups call politically motivated. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Ukraine Activists Block Repair of Sabotaged Power Lines to Crimea
    Nov24

    Pro-Ukraine Activists Block Repair of Sabotaged Power Lines to Crimea

    Pro-Ukrainian activists prevented repairs to sabotaged power lines leading to Crimea on Monday, keeping the Russian-annexed peninsula starved of electricity for a second day and tensions between Moscow and Kyiv high. Ethnic Tatars and members of Ukrainian nationalist battalions largely blocked access for engineers to four pylons in Kherson, a...

    Crimea Declares a State of Emergency
    Nov24

    Crimea Declares a State of Emergency

    Crimea declared a state of emergency after pylons carrying electricity into the peninsula were blown up over the weekend. The Wall Street Journal reports: Russia’s Energy Ministry said almost two million people had been left without power. The local energy ministry said that between 20% and 30% of the peninsula was supplied with...

    Why the Paris Attacks May Signal the European Union’s Final Fracture
    Nov24

    Why the Paris Attacks May Signal the European Union’s Final Fracture

    One core narrative of the European Union goes like this: Whenever there is a crisis, the union will emerge from it even stronger. This narrative was invoked during the sovereign debt crisis, followed by the Greek debacle. It is being invoked as the refugee influx continues to swell. And now it is already being trotted out again in the wake of the...

    U.S. armed forces begin second phase of Ukraine support
    Nov24

    U.S. armed forces begin second phase of Ukraine support

    Ryan MaassWASHINGTON, Nov. 23 (UPI) — The U.S. Defense Department announced the beginning of the second phase of its program to train and equip Ukrainian armed forces on Monday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Tensions between Ukraine, Russia escalate over Crimea
    Nov23

    Tensions between Ukraine, Russia escalate over Crimea

    MOSCOW — The Ukrainian government on Monday abruptly banned freight traffic to the Crimean peninsula as tensions with Russia over the disputed territory have reignited into threats of a full-blown trade war. Russia annexed Crimea in March last year, but the peninsula remains dependent on infrastructure and deliveries from Ukraine for supplies of...

    Is There a Method to ISIS’s Madness?
    Nov23

    Is There a Method to ISIS’s Madness?

    An abandoned watch outside the concert hall ISIS attacked in Paris Christophe Ena / ReutersIn killing 130 civilians in Paris—the worst such attack in France since World War II—ISIS has forced us to contend, once again, with the question of the “rationality” of self-professed ideologues. Since it wrested the world’s attention with its...