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    Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for Winter Olympics 2022 votes
    Jul30

    Beijing, Almaty make final pitch for Winter Olympics 2022 votes

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Beijing and Almaty made their final bids for the 2022 Winter Olympics with China’s basketball legend Yao Ming countering Kazakhstan’s prime minister in the battle to sway decision-makers ahead of Friday’s vote.China, because of its political and economic clout, is the strong favourite in the smallest...

    Putinology
    Jul30

    Putinology

    Two schools have vied at center stage in recent years seeking to explain the foreign policy behavior of Putin’s Russia. One essentially places the blame almost entirely at the West’s door: The annexation of Crimea and the war on Ukraine were responses to the West’s insufficient sensitivity to Russian “national interests.”...

    Investigators say plane debris possibly from Flight MH370
    Jul30

    Investigators say plane debris possibly from Flight MH370

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Air safety investigators have a “high degree of confidence” that aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Air safety investigators — one of them a Boeing investigator —have...

    Ruble Extends Slide, Reviving Economic Concerns
    Jul30

    Ruble Extends Slide, Reviving Economic Concerns

    The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country’s economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate. The ruble was down 0.9 percent in Moscow trading on Thursday, at 59.2 rubles against the dollar. The decline comes a day after the Russian central bank halted daily...

    Commentary: Pride Versus Prejudice In The West
    Jul30

    Commentary: Pride Versus Prejudice In The West

    Throughout its history, my country — the Soviet Union — conducted cruel and arbitrary mass purges; participated in international political terrorism; fostered new totalitarian regimes; committed aggression; and violated fundamental principles of law. Russia has returned to that behavior. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Russian Sanctions: Putin Signs Decree Ordering All Western Imported Food ‘Destroyed’
    Jul30

    Russian Sanctions: Putin Signs Decree Ordering All Western Imported Food ‘Destroyed’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday ordering the “destruction” of all food brought into the country against import bans on Western products. The import bans were part of sanctions instituted in 2014 in response to Western sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, and they have greatly disrupted the daily...

    Ukraine Investigating French Lawmakers’ Visit To Annexed Crimea
    Jul30

    Ukraine Investigating French Lawmakers’ Visit To Annexed Crimea

    Ukraine has launched investigations into a recent visit by French lawmakers to annexed Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia opens trial against Ukrainian aviator
    Jul30

    Russia opens trial against Ukrainian aviator

    Donetsk (Russia) (AFP) – Jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko went on trial in Russia Thursday in a politically charged case that could send ties between Moscow and Kiev to a new low.The 34-year-old helicopter navigator faces up to 25 years in prison for her alleged involvement in the killing of two Russian journalists in eastern Ukraine...

    The noose around Russian journalists is tightening
    Jul30

    The noose around Russian journalists is tightening

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Alexei Venediktov, one of Russia’s most prominent journalists, does not go out without a bodyguard and does not answer mobile phone calls for fear of being tracked. He has worried about security since someone left a chopping block with an axe in it outside his apartment in 2009 and he fled Russia for a week this...

    Ukraine Says It Captured Russian Army Major Who Allegedly Delivered Explosives To Pro-Kremlin Rebels
    Jul30

    Ukraine Says It Captured Russian Army Major Who Allegedly Delivered Explosives To Pro-Kremlin Rebels

    Ukrainian security forces said Wednesday that they captured a Russian Army major who was allegedly delivering explosives to pro-Moscow rebels in the country. Moscow has maintained that it is not involved in the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between forces loyal to Kiev and the self-declared separatist republics that favor Russia. Numerous...