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    Ukrainian president pardons Russian in prisoner exchange
    Dec01

    Ukrainian president pardons Russian in prisoner exchange

    President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian serviceman held by Russian-backed separatists. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Ukrainian president pardons Russian in prisoner exchange
    Dec01

    Ukrainian president pardons Russian in prisoner exchange

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — President Petro Poroshenko has pardoned a Russian citizen arrested in eastern Ukraine and exchanged him for a Ukrainian… …read more Source:...

    NATO Ministers Expected to Endorse Membership Push by Montenegro
    Dec01

    NATO Ministers Expected to Endorse Membership Push by Montenegro

    NATO ministers are expected on Wednesday to endorse efforts by the tiny Balkan state of Montenegro to join the 28-nation Western military alliance – a membership many analysts say could further strain military and diplomatic ties with Russia. NATO foreign ministers meeting this week in Brussels are expected to clear Montenegro’s...

    NATO eager to size up Trudeau government as ISIL threat emerges in Libya
    Dec01

    NATO eager to size up Trudeau government as ISIL threat emerges in Libya

    BRUSSELS – Stephane Dion hasn’t even arrived yet in Brussels, but a lineup is already forming to meet Canada’s new foreign affairs minister.Canadian staff at NATO headquarters are fielding requests from alliance members keen to size up the new Liberal government’s point man on the evolving confrontation with Russia and the...

    Activists Attempt to Change Ukraine’s Approach to Climate Change
    Dec01

    Activists Attempt to Change Ukraine’s Approach to Climate Change

    Ukraine today is among 20 largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world but so far preventing climate change is not yet a priority for the Ukrainian government. The few examples of green technology in Ukraine are exceptions to the rule – and average Ukrainians still consider global climate change a distant problem, unrelated to their...

    US Supplying Ukrainian Army With ‘Secondhand Stuff’
    Dec01

    US Supplying Ukrainian Army With ‘Secondhand Stuff’

    The non-lethal military aid that the U.S. government has supplied to Ukraine is “secondhand stuff,” a Ukrainian special forces commander said recently. In notably poor condition are several Humvees made in the 1980s and 1990s that the United States sent to the country in July to help the Ukrainian government fight Russia-backed separatists. The...

    Russia Blacklists Soros Foundations as ‘Undesirable’
    Dec01

    Russia Blacklists Soros Foundations as ‘Undesirable’

    Russian authorities on Monday blacklisted the Open Society Foundations run by U.S. financier George Soros. Russia’s prosecutor general’s office added the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation to a list of “undesirable” organizations, which bans them from continuing to give grants to Russian...

    After Talks With Putin, Obama Set to Meet with Turkish Leader
    Nov30

    After Talks With Putin, Obama Set to Meet with Turkish Leader

    President Barack Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin “on the margins” of the COP21 global climate conference in Paris, less than a week after Turkey shot down a Russian military plane. The meeting with Putin was not on the schedule, but Tuesday, there will be a formal bilateral meeting between Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

    The Response to Disruptive Forces Must Be Strong Leadership
    Nov30

    The Response to Disruptive Forces Must Be Strong Leadership

    This post was co-authored with Samuel Rachlin. The race to cash in on the peace dividend after the collapse of communism has rendered us in the “democratic, free and liberal” west unprepared for the threats of the 21st century. There was no contingency planning for the breakdown of the world order, for the resurrection of the...

    Putin: Turkey Shot Down Russian Jet to Protect Islamic State Oil
    Nov30

    Putin: Turkey Shot Down Russian Jet to Protect Islamic State Oil

    Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of shooting down a Russian warplane in order to protect the Islamic State’s lucrative oil trade, the latest in a series of inflammatory statements made by Moscow against Ankara. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...