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    NATO and EU to work together to counter Crimea-style “hybrid” warfare
    May14

    NATO and EU to work together to counter Crimea-style “hybrid” warfare

    By Adrian Croft and Sabine Siebold ANTALYA, Turkey (Reuters) – NATO and the EU agreed on Thursday to work together more to counter “hybrid… …read more Source:...

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster
    May14

    Russia’s chocolate ‘art’, luxury morale booster

    Moscow (AFP) – Portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Charlie Chaplin, views of Venetian canals or a growling lion, these artworks all have something in common outside hefty pricetags — they’re edible.Long known in the West, “chocolate painting” was introduced in Russia about a decade ago but until lately, remained the...

    NATO asked to keep permanent military force in Baltic countries
    May14

    NATO asked to keep permanent military force in Baltic countries

    The three Baltic countries are asking NATO to permanently deploy an army brigade to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: The chiefs of defence of the three countries are presenting the request in a joint letter this...

    PayPal Blocks Russian Account For Nemtsov Report On Ukraine War
    May14

    PayPal Blocks Russian Account For Nemtsov Report On Ukraine War

    A Russian opposition activist says U.S.-based online payment service PayPal has blocked an account raising funds to publish a report on the Ukraine war started by slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    3 Baltic Nations Request Permanent NATO Troop Presence
    May14

    3 Baltic Nations Request Permanent NATO Troop Presence

    VILNIUS, Lithuania— The three Baltic countries — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — are asking NATO to permanently deploy ground troops to their nations as a deterrent against an increasingly assertive Russia. The countries’ defense chiefs requested a brigade-size unit of NATO troops — one battalion of 700-800 troops in each country — in a...

    Sanctions Loosen As Assets Of Yanukovych Allies Elude Ukraine’s Grasp
    May14

    Sanctions Loosen As Assets Of Yanukovych Allies Elude Ukraine’s Grasp

    Freed from European Union sanctions, ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s deputy chief of staff is suing the EU and warning the current leaders in Kyiv that they will someday face prosecution over financial activities. After more than a year in power, Ukraine’s pro-Western government has had little success in prosecuting...

    French President Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine ‘Unacceptable’
    May14

    French President Says Cease-Fire Violations In Ukraine ‘Unacceptable’

    French President Francois Hollande has denounced as “unacceptable” cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia said the ruble has gotten too strong and now it’s tumbling (USD, RUB)
    May14

    Russia said the ruble has gotten too strong and now it’s tumbling (USD, RUB)

    The Russian ruble tumbled on Thursday after the Russian Central Bank sent a signal that its currency had gotten too strong. The currency was down about by as much as 2.7% to 50.6370 rubles to the dollar after closing above 50 per dollar for two days. In morning trade on Thursday, the ruble was trading at around 50.10 to the dollar. On Thursday,...

    Celebrating Destruction
    May14

    Celebrating Destruction

    Everyone on the Mall near the Washington Monument was looking up at the sky. I was there, too. But I wasn’t looking up, at least not that far up. On May 8, I was playing Ultimate Frisbee during the noontime game on a stretch of level grass behind the Holocaust Museum. This time we were joined by thousands of people eager to commemorate the...

    John Kerry’s Sochi Misadventure
    May14

    John Kerry’s Sochi Misadventure

    On Monday, the day before John Kerry’s arrival in Sochi to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement blasting the United States. “Russian-US relations are passing through a difficult period caused by targeted unfriendly actions by Washington,” the statement said. “The White House...