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    U.S. Hits Russia with More Sanctions
    Aug01

    U.S. Hits Russia with More Sanctions

    The U.S. yesterday expanded its sanction regime to include 26 more individuals and entities, keeping pressure on the country over its continued aggression in Ukraine. The Hill reports: Under four separate executive orders, the Treasury Department on Wednesday designated and identified former officials and close associates of Ukrainian President...

    Canada to extend Ukraine mission, Harper announces
    Aug01

    Canada to extend Ukraine mission, Harper announces

    OTTAWA — Canada will extend its participation in NATO efforts to support security in central and eastern Europe until June 2016, Prime Minister Stephen Harper says. The extension of what is known as Operation Reassurance underlines Canada’s commitment to allies in the region, including Ukraine, Harper said. Canada’s participation in...

    French President Says No Compensation Deal With Russia Yet
    Jul31

    French President Says No Compensation Deal With Russia Yet

    President Francois Hollande has denied claims by Moscow that France has agreed to pay compensation to Russia for cancelling the sale of two Mistral warships. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Georgia diplomat: No plans to join new EU sanctions against Russia
    Jul31

    Georgia diplomat: No plans to join new EU sanctions against Russia

    Jared M. FeldschreiberTBLISI, Georgia, July 31 (UPI) — The Georgian prime minister’s envoy to Russia told reporters his country has no plans to join new sanctions leveled at Russia by the EU. …read more Source: United Press...

    Former Ukrainian Official On The Lam In Alligator Shoes?
    Jul31

    Former Ukrainian Official On The Lam In Alligator Shoes?

    A new luxury shoe store has opened up in Kyiv, and the owners’ tracks appear to come from one of Ukraine’s most wanted men. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    France Will Compensate Russia for Canceling Arms Deal, Kremlin Aide Says
    Jul31

    France Will Compensate Russia for Canceling Arms Deal, Kremlin Aide Says

    France has agreed to pay Russia compensation for refusing to deliver two helicopter carrier ships after sanctions were imposed on Russia over its annexation of Crimea. …read more Source: The New York...

    International group to monitor Canada’s federal election
    Jul31

    International group to monitor Canada’s federal election

    Canadians won’t be the only ones watching October’s election. An international body that specializes in monitoring elections plans to send a team to watch the federal campaign for the first time since 2006. The Organization for Security and Economic Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is drawing up the plan in direct response to opposition...

    Ukraine Says Crimea Tourism Ad Displays Kremlin’s ‘Imperialist Pride’
    Jul31

    Ukraine Says Crimea Tourism Ad Displays Kremlin’s ‘Imperialist Pride’

    Russia’s attempt to rebrand the annexed Crimean peninsula as a summer tourism hotspot has prompted outrage in Ukraine and been widely mocked by Russian bloggers. Soon after pro-European protesters toppled Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s pro-Russian government, the peninsula was annexed from Ukraine in March 2014 by heavily...

    Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
    Jul31

    Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man

    Germany shelves Nazi crimes investigation of Minnesota man deemed unfit for trial …read more Source:...

    Russian Trial of Ukraine’s Pilot Reflects Tangled Conflict
    Jul31

    Russian Trial of Ukraine’s Pilot Reflects Tangled Conflict

    A court in southwestern Russia has adjourned a preliminary hearing against captured Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko to decide on her lawyers’ request to move the trial to Moscow. Prosecutors accuse the Ukrainian woman of causing the deaths of two Russian journalists in east Ukraine last year. They allege she acted as an aerial spotter to...