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    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Electricity Latest Economic Battleground
    Nov12

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict Update: Electricity Latest Economic Battleground

    In the latest economic battle between Ukraine and Russia, Ukraine announced that beginning Friday, it would suspend its electricity imports from Russia, local news source Interfax reported. Ukraine imported 400 megawatts from Russia per day, and the move was seen as part of Ukraine’s drive to become less economically dependent on its...

    Russian News Stations Air ‘Secret’ Plans For Nuclear Weapons
    Nov12

    Russian News Stations Air ‘Secret’ Plans For Nuclear Weapons

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said plans for a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo shown on Kremlin-controlled television were secret and should never have been aired.NTV and Channel One showed a large document — filmed over a military officer’s shoulder during a meeting with Putin — with drawings and details...

    Kremlin-controlled TV airs ‘secret’ plans for nuclear weapon
    Nov12

    Kremlin-controlled TV airs ‘secret’ plans for nuclear weapon

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said plans for a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo shown on Kremlin-controlled television were secret and should never have been aired.NTV and Channel One showed a large document — filmed over a military officer’s shoulder during a meeting with Putin — with drawings and details...

    Why the Migrant Issue Divides Europe
    Nov12

    Why the Migrant Issue Divides Europe

    There are now two Europes. The first is home to those committed to common political values, shared burdens and an ever closer European Union. The second is for those who see national and European values in almost constant conflict, who say each nation should solve its own problems, whatever the cost to the dream of “Europe whole and free.” This...

    Kremlin-controlled TV airs ‘secret’ plans for nuclear weapon
    Nov12

    Kremlin-controlled TV airs ‘secret’ plans for nuclear weapon

    Putin has held four meetings on defense issues in as many days this week, reflecting the close attention he is paying to military modernization at a time of heightened tensions with the United States and Europe over the crisis in Ukraine. At Monday’s meeting, he said Russia’s military modernization program had been successfully...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Recognizes 1944 ‘Genocide’ Of Crimean Tatars
    Nov12

    Ukraine’s Parliament Recognizes 1944 ‘Genocide’ Of Crimean Tatars

    Ukraine’s parliament has approved a resolution recognizing the mass deportations of Crimean Tatars in 1944 as genocide. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Parliament Passes Antidiscrimination Rules For LGBT Community
    Nov12

    Ukraine’s Parliament Passes Antidiscrimination Rules For LGBT Community

    Ukraine’s parliament has voted for changes to the country’s labor code that include protection against discrimination for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Wesley Clark: Obama Should Exploit Putin’s Distraction Over Plane Crash, Anti-ISIS War
    Nov12

    Wesley Clark: Obama Should Exploit Putin’s Distraction Over Plane Crash, Anti-ISIS War

    The former supreme allied commander says Obama should capitalize on the Russian leader’s distraction by stoking the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: U.S....

    Canada ready to re-engage with Russia, Iran, despite differences, Dion says
    Nov12

    Canada ready to re-engage with Russia, Iran, despite differences, Dion says

    Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion says Canada will be more constructive in its diplomatic dealings with Iran and Russia, but that caution and assertiveness will remain central to its approach. In an interview with the Citizen on Wednesday, Dion said the new Liberal government also won’t shy away from criticizing either Israel or the...

    Robert Legvold on Russian Foreign Policy Decision-Making, Interview with Columbia University Professor and Leading Russia Expert Part II
    Nov12

    Robert Legvold on Russian Foreign Policy Decision-Making, Interview with Columbia University Professor and Leading Russia Expert Part II

    Robert Legvold is a Marshall D Shulman Professor Emeritus at the Columbia University political science department. He is one of the world’s leading experts on the foreign policy of post-Soviet states, and a book reviewer for Foreign Affairs magazine. Previously, he served as the director of Soviet studies on the Council of Foreign Relations...