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    German “Ostpolitik” pioneer Egon Bahr dies at 93
    Aug20

    German “Ostpolitik” pioneer Egon Bahr dies at 93

    BERLIN (AP) — Egon Bahr, the German statesman who helped pioneer the “Ostpolitik” policy of improving relations with the communist East under West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, has died. He was 93.Social Democratic party leader Sigmar Gabriel told the dpa news agency Thursday that Bahr died overnight.As a state secretary under...

    Deaths and Doubt on Ukraine’s Front Line
    Aug20

    Deaths and Doubt on Ukraine’s Front Line

    In one embattled neighborhood of the strategic port of Mariupol, residents say they aren’t sure who is shelling them. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia-Ukraine clashes spark fears Vladimir Putin may greenlight offensive
    Aug20

    Russia-Ukraine clashes spark fears Vladimir Putin may greenlight offensive

    With the Obama administration’s attention focused on crises elsewhere, the 6-month-old fragile cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia separatists has deteriorated steadily in recent weeks, reigniting fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin is poised to greenlight a fresh offensive to seize more territory across the...

    Putin Grants American Boxer Roy Jones’ Wish For Russian Citizenship
    Aug20

    Putin Grants American Boxer Roy Jones’ Wish For Russian Citizenship

    American boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russian citizenship August 19, and Putin granted his wish. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Pitch to Vacationers: Crimea Is for Patriots
    Aug20

    Russia’s Pitch to Vacationers: Crimea Is for Patriots

    A tourist tidal wave has not materialized after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine last year, prompting Western sanctions. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian officials bust gang that made $30 million worth of illegal cheese
    Aug20

    Russian officials bust gang that made $30 million worth of illegal cheese

    Authorities in Russia have shut down what they call an “international criminal gang” that produced near $30 million worth of contraband cheese. Russian President Vladimir Putin banned food imports from the U.S. and the European Union last year, as retaliation for western sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine. Earlier in...

    A Ukrainian Town on War’s Edge Faces Its Darkest Hour
    Aug20

    A Ukrainian Town on War’s Edge Faces Its Darkest Hour

    SARTANA, Ukraine—A biography of Winston Churchill sits on Stephan Machsma’s desk. Machsma is the mayor of Sartana, Ukraine, and he is leading the town’s approximately 10,000 residents through their own darkest hour. On Sunday night, starting around 10 p.m., combined Russian-separatist forces shelled Sartana with 122-mm and 152-mm...

    Glavin: Canadian politics is boring, thank goodness
    Aug20

    Glavin: Canadian politics is boring, thank goodness

    As the federal election winds its way towards Oct. 19, it’s going to take quite an effort to match the comic drama of that exquisitely staged Conservative party press event in Toronto Wednesday. A cranky man — who was that guy, Grandpa from the Simpsons? — ruined everything by upstaging Stephen Harper himself with a profanity-laced tirade...

    Moscow Urges Europe to Get Ukraine to Comply with Truce
    Aug20

    Moscow Urges Europe to Get Ukraine to Comply with Truce

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pushed Wednesday for European powers to get Ukraine to comply with a truce in eastern Ukraine.The already shaky truce between government troops and Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine was again thrown into question this week when… …read more Source:...

    Russians Ask for 23-year Sentence for Crimean Filmmaker
    Aug20

    Russians Ask for 23-year Sentence for Crimean Filmmaker

    Russian prosecutors are asking a court to send a Ukrainian filmmaker to prison for 23 years on charges of conspiracy to commit terrorist attacks.Critics have dismissed Oleg Sentsov’s prosecution by Russia as revenge for his pro-Ukrainian position in Russia-occupied Crimea…. …read more Source:...