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    The Worst Job In The World? Meet NATO’s Envoy To Russia
    Apr30

    The Worst Job In The World? Meet NATO’s Envoy To Russia

    It could be described as one of the toughest diplomatic jobs in the world — NATO’s envoy to Moscow. Poland’s Robert Pszczel has been in that post since 2010. “Maybe I have a masochistic streak,” he says. “I actually still enjoy it.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Cancels Trip To Moscow: Russia
    Apr30

    North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Cancels Trip To Moscow: Russia

    MOSCOW, April 30 (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not attend events in Moscow next week commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two in Europe, the Kremlin said on Thursday. “He has decided to stay in Pyongyang,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call. “This...

    World Bank: Ukraine needs deep reform
    Apr30

    World Bank: Ukraine needs deep reform

    Daniel J. GraeberKIEV, Ukraine, April 30 (UPI) — Deep reforms in sectors ranging from budget management to energy are needed to stimulate the Ukrainian economy, the World Bank Group said. …read more Source: United Press...

    The Daily Vertical: Who Are The Real Fascists?
    Apr30

    The Daily Vertical: Who Are The Real Fascists?

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Situation Report: State and Afghan watchdog clash; first step for NDAA; more cash for French fight in Africa; and more to come
    Apr30

    Situation Report: State and Afghan watchdog clash; first step for NDAA; more cash for French fight in Africa; and more to come

    By Paul McLeary and Ariel Robinson Lost in translation. There’s a real fight brewing between the State Department and the outspoken Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko over the watchdog’s staffing levels at its office in Kabul. And the two sides have very different versions of a recent meeting, the...

    The Daily Vertical: Russia Plays The Victim Card
    Apr30

    The Daily Vertical: Russia Plays The Victim Card

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s central bank just slashed rates
    Apr30

    Russia’s central bank just slashed rates

    The Russian central bank has slashed its key interest rate from 14% to 12.5% due to “signs of stabilisation in annual inflation”. Since the collapse of the oil price last year and the onset of international sanctions due to Russia’s involvement in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine the Russian central bank has been caught between the...

    Can America Win a War?
    Apr30

    Can America Win a War?

    The two divisions, totaling nearly 22,000 men, were massed on the east bank of the river. With their superior numbers, arms and veteran officers, not to mention a long tradition of battlefield triumphs, they were confident of routing the ragtag band of rebels hiding in the woods and marshes on the other bank. The signal was given, and the first...

    Savchenko Lawyer Says Conditions In Hospital Worse than Jail
    Apr30

    Savchenko Lawyer Says Conditions In Hospital Worse than Jail

    Days after Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko’s transfer to a civilian hospital, her lawyer is demanding she be sent back to a Moscow jail. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US now sees Russia directing Ukraine’s rebels
    Apr30

    US now sees Russia directing Ukraine’s rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States now sees the Ukrainian rebels as a Russian force.American officials briefed on intelligence from the region… …read more Source:...