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    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps
    Aug16

    Russian energy giant Gazprom faces challenges as output slumps

    Moscow (AFP) – Facing a cold shoulder from Europe and increased competition at home, Russia’s Gazprom has struggled to assert dominance on the global energy market, prompting speculation the energy giant could have no choice but to splinter.With the Russian economy slipping into recession on the back of lower oil prices and Western...

    Ukraine moves to purge its Soviet symbols
    Aug16

    Ukraine moves to purge its Soviet symbols

    KIEV, Ukraine — When Ukraine broke from the Soviet Union in 1991, it never bothered to clear away the hammers and sickles that marked it as a workers’ paradise. […] it is making a belated effort to declare independence from the communist past — and workers are racing through the country to take down old Soviet symbols. The latest...

    Putin’s War: A Swedish Sniper In Ukraine
    Aug15

    Putin’s War: A Swedish Sniper In Ukraine

    This story first appeared on The Daily Signal. KIEV, Ukraine—This was supposed to be a routine reconnaissance mission, but suddenly it became complicated. They had been crawling in the woods to stay concealed when the jeep with four separatists inside pulled up and parked along the road a few hundred meters away. They had two options: Start...

    Hundreds of troops, tanks, aircraft in Polish army parade
    Aug15

    Hundreds of troops, tanks, aircraft in Polish army parade

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Dozens of fighter jets soared, tanks rumbled and hundreds of troops marched in a Polish military parade, a show of force on the national armed forces’ holiday.Poland’s new President Andrzej Duda received the parade in downtown Warsaw on Saturday, along with Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and Defense Minister Tomasza...

    Civilians Killed In Eastern Ukraine Following Surge In Shelling
    Aug15

    Civilians Killed In Eastern Ukraine Following Surge In Shelling

    Three civilians have been killed in eastern Ukraine during what government forces said was record high shelling since the start of a fragile cease-fire in February. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Gay Activists In Odesa Cancel Gay-Pride Festival After Court Ruling
    Aug15

    Gay Activists In Odesa Cancel Gay-Pride Festival After Court Ruling

    Gay rights activists in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa says they will not go ahead with a planned gay-pride festival after a local court banned the event. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How Ukraine’s Central Bank Wrecked the Country’s Nascent Economic Recovery in 2011 and Why It Should Not Do It Again.
    Aug15

    How Ukraine’s Central Bank Wrecked the Country’s Nascent Economic Recovery in 2011 and Why It Should Not Do It Again.

    In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, central banks around the world have become the largest, most powerful, and exceedingly profitable financial institutions. And they can’t wait to get out of this predicament. Central banks are not profit centers. Their main task is to keep inflation on target, while making sure that economic...

    Consumer Rights Advocates to Sue Putin Over Food Destruction
    Aug15

    Consumer Rights Advocates to Sue Putin Over Food Destruction

    A Russian consumer rights charity is appealing to the country’s High Court against President Vladimir Putin’s decree to destroy food imports which have been banned under sanctions against Europe, independent news agency Interfax reports. The decision to destroy food seized by Russian authorities at the country’s borders began...

    Ukraine Accuses Russian Secret Service of Seeking to Influence Local Elections
    Aug15

    Ukraine Accuses Russian Secret Service of Seeking to Influence Local Elections

    Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) has accused Russia of trying to influence local elections in the west of Ukraine by funding left-wing activists through secret channels. The SBU issued a statement on Thursday warning Ukraine’s westernmost Zakarpattia region, which borders four European Union member countries, of alleged attempts by a...

    Mulcair burnishes NDP’s economic credentials; Duffy trial dogs Harper up north
    Aug15

    Mulcair burnishes NDP’s economic credentials; Duffy trial dogs Harper up north

    OTTAWA — Tom Mulcair took his fight against the Conservatives straight into Finance Minister Joe Oliver’s back yard Friday, hoping perhaps to add a bit of spit and polish to the NDP’s less-than-stellar credentials as guardians of the public purse. Stephen Harper returned the favour, sort of, by travelling to the Northwest Territories...