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    Kerry Accepts Russia’s Demand That Assad’s Future be Determined by the Syrian People
    Dec16

    Kerry Accepts Russia’s Demand That Assad’s Future be Determined by the Syrian People

    (MOSCOW) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday accepted Russia’s long-standing demand that President Bashar Assad’s future be determined by his own people, as Washington and Moscow edged toward putting aside years of disagreement over how to end Syria’s civil war. “The United States and our partners are not seeking...

    European Union Expected to Extend Russia Sanctions on Friday
    Dec16

    European Union Expected to Extend Russia Sanctions on Friday

    The European Union is set to agree a six-month extension of its economic sanctions on Russia on Friday. …read more Source:...

    In an ultra-wealthy Moscow suburb, a luxurious JCC opens its doors
    Dec16

    In an ultra-wealthy Moscow suburb, a luxurious JCC opens its doors

    An exterior view of the Zhokuvka Jewish Community Center (Courtesy of The Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia) ZHUKOVKA, Russia (JTA) — On the only road connecting this affluent village on Moscow’s western outskirts, Russian secret service agents are blocking all inbound traffic. Drivers bound for Zhukovka pull over and step out to...

    Russia Cracks Down On Human Rights, Ukrainian ‘Spy’ During John Kerry Visit
    Dec15

    Russia Cracks Down On Human Rights, Ukrainian ‘Spy’ During John Kerry Visit

    On the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin met with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to discuss the ongoing wars in Syria and Ukraine, Putin signed a decree allowing Russia’s Constitutional Court to decide whether or not to accept the rulings of international human rights courts and a Moscow court sentenced a Ukrainian citizen to 11...

    The Pipeline Dividing Europe
    Dec15

    The Pipeline Dividing Europe

    Though many expected the EU to renew sanctions against Russia for its incursions in Ukraine as a matter of course, Italy has delayed proceedings by asking for more discussion on the matter. Important to this discussion seems to be Berlin’s intention to move forward with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would increase...

    Ukraine’s Politics Descend Into Slapstick
    Dec15

    Ukraine’s Politics Descend Into Slapstick

    Fistfights do not bode well for reform. …read more Source:...

    Twilight of the Elites
    Dec15

    Twilight of the Elites

    Ever since the Russian seizure of Crimea and the gyrations that accompanied the narrowly averted Grexit, the European Union has been journeying along a reverse loop of history, punctuated by increasingly insular and disjointed national politics, and ever more resounding—if ever more futile—elite appeals to pan-European solidarity on economic and...

    In Moscow, Kerry praises “cooperative effort” with Russia
    Dec15

    In Moscow, Kerry praises “cooperative effort” with Russia

    Secretary of state is meeting with Russian President Putin to talk Syria and Ukraine; says “I hope we can find some common ground” …read more Source:...

    Kerry calls for common ground with Russia on Syria, Ukraine
    Dec15

    Kerry calls for common ground with Russia on Syria, Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — The United States and Russia need to find common ground to end Syria’s civil war and restore stability in eastern Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday, as he met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to try to narrow gaps in the countries’ approaches to the crises. Russia and the U.S. are at odds over...

    Ukrainian man sentenced to 11 years in Russia for spying
    Dec15

    Ukrainian man sentenced to 11 years in Russia for spying

    MOSCOW (AP) — A court in Moscow has sentenced a Ukrainian man to 11 years in prison on spying charges in a case that comes amid continuing Russia-Ukraine tensions. …read more Source: CNS...