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    IMF: Further Conflict, Debt Dispute High Risk to Ukraine Recovery
    Aug04

    IMF: Further Conflict, Debt Dispute High Risk to Ukraine Recovery

    Further separatist conflict and the possibility of protracted debt restructuring talks still pose “exceptionally high” risks to Ukraine’s efforts to restore its financial stability, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. In a report by IMF staff released after the fund’s first review of a $17.5 billion loan...

    Nemtsov’s daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize
    Aug04

    Nemtsov’s daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize

    Warsaw (AFP) – The journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday received a million-euro ($1.1 million) Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights.Zhanna Nemtsova, 31, picked up the annual Solidarity Prize at a ceremony in Warsaw, saying she hoped it would inspire many in Russia to believe...

    Defying Russia, Ukraine Grants Citizenship To Prominent Kremlin Critics: Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin Accept Ukrainian Passports
    Aug04

    Defying Russia, Ukraine Grants Citizenship To Prominent Kremlin Critics: Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin Accept Ukrainian Passports

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko granted Ukrainian citizenship to two prominent Russians in a ceremony Tuesday. Outspoken Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin accepted the Ukrainian passports from Poroshenko in a move that sparked anger and disappointment from many Russian officials. …read more Source: International Business...

    The sinking of the Canadian Navy
    Aug04

    The sinking of the Canadian Navy

    After being damaged in a storm, HMCS Athabaskan is no longer seaworthy. (Andrew Vaughan/CP) This October, NATO is launching Trident Juncture, its largest and most ambitious military exercise in a decade. The massive land, sea and air exercise will be held in the Mediterranean and will include 36,000 troops from 30 nations. Its goal will be to...

    Air France ‘deeply regrets’ map snafu omitting Israel
    Aug04

    Air France ‘deeply regrets’ map snafu omitting Israel

    (JTA) — Air France said it “deeply regrets” the technical problems that omitted Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from in-flight map displays that showed Gaza and the West Bank. On Monday, Air France wrote on its official Twitter account that it “deeply regrets this incident. It is due to a map scale and display problem which is currently being resolved.”...

    Lukashenka Vows Aggressors Against Belarus Will ‘Die By The Sword’
    Aug04

    Lukashenka Vows Aggressors Against Belarus Will ‘Die By The Sword’

    Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has vowed that Belarus will never go to war with Russia, but that if such a conflict were to erupt, “we would fight for every piece of land.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Tit for Tat in the Skies Over the Baltic
    Aug04

    Tit for Tat in the Skies Over the Baltic

    Since Vladimir Putin seized Crimea and kicked off the international crisis over Ukraine, it’s been popular to measure how bad relations between Moscow and the West have gotten by tracking how many times Moscow has sent bombers, jets, ships, and even subs into or around opponents’ territory. By that metric, July was the worst month on...

    Is Minsk Dead?
    Aug04

    Is Minsk Dead?

    It increasingly looks like Russia is giving up on the Minsk agreement as a means to achieve its goals in Ukraine and is looking for other means to pressure Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Grants Citizenship to 2 Prominent Russians
    Aug04

    Ukraine Grants Citizenship to 2 Prominent Russians

    Ukraine has granted citizenship to the daughter of a former Russian prime minister and a prominent journalist, both of whom are vocal Kremlin critics. Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin were handed Ukrainian passports Tuesday by President Petro Poroshenko during a brief ceremony in Kyiv. “Your example clearly demonstrates that one cannot be...

    Russia Eyes Action Against Non-EU Nations Joining Sanctions
    Aug04

    Russia Eyes Action Against Non-EU Nations Joining Sanctions

    Russia mulls response to non-EU nations who have joined EU sanctions …read more Source: ABC...