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    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...

    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:...

    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...

    Estonian Man Who Says Russia Abducted Him Sentenced To 15 Years
    Aug20

    Estonian Man Who Says Russia Abducted Him Sentenced To 15 Years

    MOSCOW/TALLINN, Aug 19 (Reuters) – An Estonian police officer who says Russia abducted him in a cross-border raid was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Wednesday, stoking tensions between Moscow and the former Soviet republic.Eston Kohver’s prison term will put further strain on relations that have deteriorated since Russia annexed...

    US boxer Roy Jones Jr. asks Putin for Russian citizenship
    Aug19

    US boxer Roy Jones Jr. asks Putin for Russian citizenship

    MOSCOW (AP) — American former world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russian citizenship over a cup of tea.Jones’ promoter told the R-Sport news agency two years ago that the boxer wanted a Russian passport.During Wednesday’s meeting, Putin wished Jones success doing business in Russia and...

    European filmmakers call on Putin to release Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov
    Aug19

    European filmmakers call on Putin to release Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov

    Jared M. FeldschreiberROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Directors called on Russian President Putin to order the release of Oleg Sentsov who could face two decades in jail for “plotting terrorist acts” in Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Ukraine News: Amid Escalating Fears Of War, Lavrov Presses Germany, France On Peace Treaty
    Aug19

    Russia Ukraine News: Amid Escalating Fears Of War, Lavrov Presses Germany, France On Peace Treaty

    German and French leaders should press Ukraine harder to implement the peace plan in eastern Ukraine that was signed in February, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russian FM: Putin open to meeting Obama at UN in September
    Aug19

    Russian FM: Putin open to meeting Obama at UN in September

    Jared M. FeldschreiberSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama would be possible if the White House initiates it. …read more Source: United Press...