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    Putin Slips in the Polls
    Aug29

    Putin Slips in the Polls

    Vladimir Putin’s domestic approval ratings are dipping according to two recent Russian polls, after they had shot up in the wake of the annexation of Crimea. Numbers on what Russians think of their Tsar—ahem, President—still show him remaining quite popular in absolute terms, but the step down in the numbers appears to be real. Reuters...

    Lucie Safarova advances to Connecticut Open final
    Aug29

    Lucie Safarova advances to Connecticut Open final

    NEW HAVEN — Fourth-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic held off lucky-loser Lesia Tsurenko of the Ukraine 6-2, 7-6 (7-4) on Friday in the Connecticut Open semifinals. Second-seeded defending champion Petra Kvitova, also from the Czech Republic, faced third-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark in the second semifinal. “It’s going to...

    Europea’s cheese industry is hurting – and it’s Russia’s fault
    Aug29

    Europea’s cheese industry is hurting – and it’s Russia’s fault

    Danish dairy farmers are suffering and it’s all the fault of Russian President Vladimir Putin Putin announced a ban on food imports from the E.U. and other Western countries last year in retaliation for Western economic sanctions on Russian. Under the sanction, meat, vegetables, fruit and dairy products are banned See also: Oregon dairy...

    Biden, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces
    Aug28

    Biden, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine for threatening to take more territory and hold their own elections. …read more Source: CNS...

    Biden, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces
    Aug28

    Biden, Ukraine leader condemn attacks by pro-Russian forces

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is criticizing pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine for threatening to take more territory and hold their… …read more Source:...

    Reflecting On U.S. Power and Leadership During Hard Times
    Aug28

    Reflecting On U.S. Power and Leadership During Hard Times

    Expressions of populist anger, resentment toward unresponsive government institutions, and deep-seated frustration with “politics as usual” have dominated the rhetoric surrounding the Republican Party’s ongoing presidential primary campaign. The underlying theme is that the United States is declining (in both material and moral...

    Ukrainian-Russia Conflict: Russian Generals Fighting In Ukraine Are Identified
    Aug28

    Ukrainian-Russia Conflict: Russian Generals Fighting In Ukraine Are Identified

    Ukraine’s security service on Thursday revealed the names of four Russian generals fighting in Ukraine, according to a statement issued by the Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council, which said that Ukrainian forces were facing “structured military units of Russian regular army” troops organized along the same formations as...

    Ukraine finance minister: Restructuring deal meets ‘all of its targets’
    Aug28

    Ukraine finance minister: Restructuring deal meets ‘all of its targets’

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 27 (UPI) — Ukraine Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko said Friday that the deal to restructure the country’s debt meets “all of its targets.” …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Has Reached a Debt Deal. Now What?
    Aug28

    Ukraine Has Reached a Debt Deal. Now What?

    James CardenThe deal has worrying implications for the IMF’s treatment of Russia. …read more Source: The...

    New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall
    Aug28

    New Walls Rise After Iron Curtain’s Fall

    The idea of erecting barriers to keep undesirables at bay did not crumble with the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...