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    Putin Aide Presses Russians To Quit Facebook Amid Battle Over Ukrainian Slur
    Jul10

    Putin Aide Presses Russians To Quit Facebook Amid Battle Over Ukrainian Slur

    An aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin urged Facebook users within the nation to get rid of their accounts after the social networking site blocked several prominent Russian figures for using a derogatory term for Ukrainians on the site. Igor Sjchegolev advised Russians to switch to VKontake, a native social media site, in order to avoid...

    Dutch Police Hunt Missing ‘Sex Rabbi’ Wanted in Israel
    Jul10

    Dutch Police Hunt Missing ‘Sex Rabbi’ Wanted in Israel

    A rabbi and leader of a conservative Jewish movement has gone on the run in the Netherlands to avoid extradition to Israel over accusations of sexual assault. Rabbi Eliezer Berland stands accused of sexually assaulting four female followers and a 15-year-old girl and was arrested on arrival at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam last September....

    Joint Chiefs Nominee Says Russia Could Pose ‘Existential Threat’ To U.S.
    Jul10

    Joint Chiefs Nominee Says Russia Could Pose ‘Existential Threat’ To U.S.

    Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said that Moscow poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security and that Ukraine requires U.S. arms to counter Russian aggression.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Russia Sets Trial Date For Ukrainian Director
    Jul09

    Russia Sets Trial Date For Ukrainian Director

    A Russian court says the trial of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who is accused of plotting terrorist attacks, will start on July 21. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kiev Pushing to Get US Training for its Soldiers
    Jul09

    Kiev Pushing to Get US Training for its Soldiers

    If Ukraine can’t get America to send troops to help it fight Russian-backed rebels, at least can it make its soldiers more like America’s. That, at least, is Kiev’s reasoning as it advocates expanding the U.S. training program for its national guardsmen currently in place outside of Lviv in western Ukraine. The Wall Street...

    Russian Aggression Is Greatest Threat To United States And Ukraine Should Be Armed Against Moscow, US General Says
    Jul09

    Russian Aggression Is Greatest Threat To United States And Ukraine Should Be Armed Against Moscow, US General Says

    Russia provides a greater threat to the United States’ existence than any other foreign nation, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman nominee Gen. Joseph F. Dunford told a Senate subcommittee Thursday. Dunford added that the United States should consider arming Ukraine to combat “Russian aggression” in the eastern Ukraine conflict, which has...

    BRICS Summit Firms Up Plans for New Development Bank
    Jul09

    BRICS Summit Firms Up Plans for New Development Bank

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has received the leaders and delegations of Brazil, India, China and South Africa at a summit today, where the world’s five emerging economies committed to a series of joint political and economic decisions. The event is hosted in the remote Russian city of Ufa with a high importance for the host country...

    ‘Putin’s in the middle of the game’ as Russia looks to meddle in Greece
    Jul09

    ‘Putin’s in the middle of the game’ as Russia looks to meddle in Greece

    Greece is in disarray after voters rejected a proposed bailout agreement that would have kept the Greek banking sector afloat and allowed the country to stay on the euro, in exchange for cuts in government spending and rollbacks in public programs. If Greece can’t reach a deal with its creditors by a Sunday deadline, the country could leave...

    Joint Chiefs nominee: Russia is top security threat to US
    Jul09

    Joint Chiefs nominee: Russia is top security threat to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday that Russia poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security and it would be a reasonable military decision to supply lethal arms to Ukrainians fighting against rebels backed by Moscow. The White House quickly … …read more...

    What You Need to Know About the Coming Deal With Iran
    Jul09

    What You Need to Know About the Coming Deal With Iran

    A deal to roll back and constrain Iran’s nuclear program may come this week. Here is what you need to know about this historic agreement and its global implications. On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of going on NPR’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, who had some very important questions to ask about the Iran negotiations currently...