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    Pioneer of Ostpolitik during Cold War Dies at 93
    Aug20

    Pioneer of Ostpolitik during Cold War Dies at 93

    Egon Bahr, an eminent German Social Democrat who with late Chancellor Willy Brandt forged a policy of rapprochement with Communist Eastern Europe known as “Ostpolitik” during the Cold War, has died at the age of 93, the party said on Thursday. A towering figure on Germany’s political left, Bahr was closely involved as...

    The Daily Vertical: The Best Thing That Could Happen To Russia
    Aug20

    The Daily Vertical: The Best Thing That Could Happen To Russia

    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...

    German “Ostpolitik” pioneer Egon Bahr dies at 93
    Aug20

    German “Ostpolitik” pioneer Egon Bahr dies at 93

    BERLIN (AP) — Egon Bahr, the German statesman who helped pioneer the “Ostpolitik” policy of improving relations with the communist East under West German Chancellor Willy Brandt, has died. He was 93.Social Democratic party leader Sigmar Gabriel told the dpa news agency Thursday that Bahr died overnight.As a state secretary under...

    Deaths and Doubt on Ukraine’s Front Line
    Aug20

    Deaths and Doubt on Ukraine’s Front Line

    In one embattled neighborhood of the strategic port of Mariupol, residents say they aren’t sure who is shelling them. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Russia-Ukraine clashes spark fears Vladimir Putin may greenlight offensive
    Aug20

    Russia-Ukraine clashes spark fears Vladimir Putin may greenlight offensive

    With the Obama administration’s attention focused on crises elsewhere, the 6-month-old fragile cease-fire between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia separatists has deteriorated steadily in recent weeks, reigniting fears that Russian President Vladimir Putin is poised to greenlight a fresh offensive to seize more territory across the...

    Putin Grants American Boxer Roy Jones’ Wish For Russian Citizenship
    Aug20

    Putin Grants American Boxer Roy Jones’ Wish For Russian Citizenship

    American boxing champion Roy Jones Jr. asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for Russian citizenship August 19, and Putin granted his wish. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Pitch to Vacationers: Crimea Is for Patriots
    Aug20

    Russia’s Pitch to Vacationers: Crimea Is for Patriots

    A tourist tidal wave has not materialized after Russia annexed the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine last year, prompting Western sanctions. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian officials bust gang that made $30 million worth of illegal cheese
    Aug20

    Russian officials bust gang that made $30 million worth of illegal cheese

    Authorities in Russia have shut down what they call an “international criminal gang” that produced near $30 million worth of contraband cheese. Russian President Vladimir Putin banned food imports from the U.S. and the European Union last year, as retaliation for western sanctions against Russia for its role in Ukraine. Earlier in...

    A Ukrainian Town on War’s Edge Faces Its Darkest Hour
    Aug20

    A Ukrainian Town on War’s Edge Faces Its Darkest Hour

    SARTANA, Ukraine—A biography of Winston Churchill sits on Stephan Machsma’s desk. Machsma is the mayor of Sartana, Ukraine, and he is leading the town’s approximately 10,000 residents through their own darkest hour. On Sunday night, starting around 10 p.m., combined Russian-separatist forces shelled Sartana with 122-mm and 152-mm...

    Glavin: Canadian politics is boring, thank goodness
    Aug20

    Glavin: Canadian politics is boring, thank goodness

    As the federal election winds its way towards Oct. 19, it’s going to take quite an effort to match the comic drama of that exquisitely staged Conservative party press event in Toronto Wednesday. A cranky man — who was that guy, Grandpa from the Simpsons? — ruined everything by upstaging Stephen Harper himself with a profanity-laced tirade...