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    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...

    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...

    Ukraine preps for trade ban between mainland and Crimea
    Nov23

    Ukraine preps for trade ban between mainland and Crimea

    Government officials in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, have imposed a trade ban that for now will put a pause on goods going to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula annexed by Russia last year that has since become a focal point for the rift between both nations. “At my suggestion, the … …read more Source: The Washington...

    Ukraine, Russia face all-out trade war as tensions over Crimea resurge
    Nov23

    Ukraine, Russia face all-out trade war as tensions over Crimea resurge

    Kiev cuts deliveries to the region as the government reviews its ties with “the temporarily occupied territory.” …read more Source: The Washington...

    After power lines are sabotaged, Crimea suffers blackout
    Nov23

    After power lines are sabotaged, Crimea suffers blackout

    Ed AdamczykSEVASTOPOL, Russia, Nov. 23 (UPI) — Crimea is in its third day of a blackout Monday after four major power lines from Ukraine were blown up over the weekend. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ten Things That Won’t Be on the Agenda in Tehran
    Nov23

    Ten Things That Won’t Be on the Agenda in Tehran

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Tehran today for a one-day gathering of gas-exporting nations, where he was set to meet with both Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani. Plans for Syria and the future of Bashar al-Assad are likely atop the agenda, but the larger backdrop for the trip will be...

    Ukraine Bids for Attention With Crimea Blackout
    Nov23

    Ukraine Bids for Attention With Crimea Blackout

    Kiev is in no hurry to act against activists who have cut off power to the Russian-held peninsula. …read more Source:...

    Three Detained After Ukraine Flag Attached To Moscow Skyscraper
    Nov23

    Three Detained After Ukraine Flag Attached To Moscow Skyscraper

    Police in Moscow have detained three people after they attached Ukraine’s national flag to scaffolding on a Stalin-era skyscraper. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...