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    Lukashenka Says Belarus Is Russia’s Only Reliable Ally
    Aug05

    Lukashenka Says Belarus Is Russia’s Only Reliable Ally

    Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said Russia would never infringe on his country’s sovereignty. In an August 4 interview in Minsk with RFE/RL and two other independent media outlets, Lukashenka said a war between the countries would be a disaster. (RFE/RL’s Belarus Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Survey suggests strong popular support for ‘Jew-free’ Romania
    Aug05

    Survey suggests strong popular support for ‘Jew-free’ Romania

    (JTA) — Nearly a quarter of Romanian respondents on a survey on Jews said their country should have no Jewish residents. The results of the survey among 1,000 Romanian adults were published last week by the Elie Wiesel National Institute for Holocaust Studies in Romania, which commissioned the Centre for Opinion and Market Studies to conduct the...

    ‘Shelling Every Day’ In Donbas Trenches
    Aug05

    ‘Shelling Every Day’ In Donbas Trenches

    Talks in Minsk aimed at aimed a pullback of weapons from the frontlines eastern Ukraine have remained at an impasse. That’s unlikely to surprise the men of the Ukrainian armed forces entrenched near Donetsk airport. They say they are under daily shelling from pro-Russian separatists. (Katerina Malofeyeva, RFE/RL’s Current Time,...

    Kremlin Downplays OSCE Report Of Russian Troops In Eastern Ukraine
    Aug05

    Kremlin Downplays OSCE Report Of Russian Troops In Eastern Ukraine

    The Kremlin on August 4 played down a report by OSCE monitors who found an armed man in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine who identified himself and a group of uniformed soldiers as a members of Russia’s armed forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98
    Aug05

    Robert Conquest, Historian Who Documented Soviet Horrors, Dies at 98

    Mr. Conquest chronicled the Stalinist purges and the Ukrainian famine of the 1930s with original findings and gripping narratives. …read more Source: The New York...

    Poroshenko Consults Generals As Ukraine Peace Talks Falter
    Aug05

    Poroshenko Consults Generals As Ukraine Peace Talks Falter

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko convened his generals August 4 amid signs that his latest bid to negotiate an end to clashes with pro-Russian rebels is faltering while violence is rising. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Bale scores as Real Madrid meet Bayern in Audi Cup final
    Aug05

    Bale scores as Real Madrid meet Bayern in Audi Cup final

    Munich (Germany) (AFP) – Gareth Bale scored against former club Tottenham Hotspur as Real Madrid won 2-0 on Tuesday to set up a final against Bayern Munich in the pre-season Audi Cup friendly tournament in Germany.The Wales international was playing against Spurs for the first time since his £85.3m world record transfer to Madrid in...

    Putin In Crimea: Tensions Over Holy Orthodox Christian Site Soar As Priest Appointed To Oversee Archaeological Site
    Aug05

    Putin In Crimea: Tensions Over Holy Orthodox Christian Site Soar As Priest Appointed To Oversee Archaeological Site

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has made a controversial move toward placing an important archaeological site and nature preserve under the control of the Kremlin with an Orthodox priest at the helm. Tauric Chersonesos, an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago, is expected to be put on a list of Russian cultural heritage...

    Ukraine grants citizenship to Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin
    Aug05

    Ukraine grants citizenship to Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin, a prominent journalist, became Ukrainian citizens during a special ceremony Tuesday in Kiev. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Claims 463,000 Square Miles of Arctic Territory
    Aug05

    Russia Claims 463,000 Square Miles of Arctic Territory

    Russia has renewed its claim on 436,000 square miles of Arctic territory in an application to the United Nations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Russia’s previous claim was rejected in 2002 by a U.N. commission on the grounds of insufficient evidence. This time, the ministry says it has “ample scientific data collected in years...