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    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years in Russia
    Aug25

    Ukrainian filmmaker sentenced to 20 years in Russia

    ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — A Russian court has convicted a Ukrainian filmmaker of conspiracy to commit terror attacks and sentenced him to 20 years in prison…. …read more Source: Associated...

    As In 1968, A Few Brave Russians Swim Against The Tide
    Aug25

    As In 1968, A Few Brave Russians Swim Against The Tide

    In 1968, eight Soviet citizens protested in Red Square against the Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia. Now many Russians are facing the same test of courage as they take public stands against the policies of President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Verdict Expected In Case Of Ukrainian Filmmaker Charged With Terrorism
    Aug25

    Verdict Expected In Case Of Ukrainian Filmmaker Charged With Terrorism

    A Russian court is expected to deliver its verdict on August 25 in the high-profile case of an acclaimed Ukrainian film director accused of masterminding terrorist attacks in Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report
    Aug25

    Carbon credits undercut climate change actions says report

    The vast majority of carbon credits generated by Russia and Ukraine did not represent cuts in emissions, according to a new study. The authors say that offsets created under a UN scheme “significantly undermined” efforts to tackle climate change. The credits may have increased emissions by 600 million tonnes. In some projects, chemicals known to...

    Where on Earth is the real-world Mordor?
    Aug25

    Where on Earth is the real-world Mordor?

    As Ukraine commemorated the 24th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union on Monday, the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, hurled a choice barb at his rivals in Moscow. He likened the idea of Novorossiya — the term invoked by Russian nationalists for breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine — to a realm in the fantasy universe...

    US To Send Lockheed Martin F-22 Fighter Jets To Europe To Counter Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Aug25

    US To Send Lockheed Martin F-22 Fighter Jets To Europe To Counter Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis

    The United States is set to send Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-22 fighter jets to Europe to help NATO allies counter Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said Monday. The latest deployment is reportedly in line with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s recent call for a strong and balanced approach...

    Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions
    Aug25

    Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. Some of Obama’s top...

    Four Things to Know About Poland’s October General Election
    Aug25

    Four Things to Know About Poland’s October General Election

    For much of Poland’s recent history, it has played the role of Europe’s confused middle child, divided between West and East. But in the past decade, its economy skyrocketed, former Prime Minister Donald Tusk took over the European Council Presidency and Poland grew closer to its powerful neighbor, Germany, shifting its orientation...

    German Chancellor Stresses On ‘Four-Party Meeting’ Involving Russia To Solve Eastern Ukraine Crisis
    Aug25

    German Chancellor Stresses On ‘Four-Party Meeting’ Involving Russia To Solve Eastern Ukraine Crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that it would be necessary to listen to Russia’s perspective about the situation in the Donbas region. She said so after talking to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Berlin. Poroshenko had a meeting with Merkel and French President Francois Hollande about “many issues.” She said that it was...

    Ukraine’s Independence Day Celebrations ‘Ironic’: Russian Lawmaker
    Aug25

    Ukraine’s Independence Day Celebrations ‘Ironic’: Russian Lawmaker

    A Russian lawmaker called Ukraine’s Independence Day celebrations “ironic.” He wondered how the country could celebrate its independence when it was heavily depended on Western loans. Alexey Pushkov, the head of Russia’s State Duma International Affairs Committee, said that it was ironic that a country heavily depending on the outside...