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    France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia urge respect for Ukraine truce
    Jul24

    France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia urge respect for Ukraine truce

    Paris (AFP) – The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine held talks over the conflict in east Ukraine, with all sides calling for the full implementation of a ceasefire deal, the French presidency said.The phone conversation between Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko came a week after similar...

    Russian Bombers Buzzing U.S. Unlikely to Carry Nukes
    Jul24

    Russian Bombers Buzzing U.S. Unlikely to Carry Nukes

    The bad news for Americans old enough to remember Cold War shivers is that Soviet-era Tu-95 Bear bombers recently showed up off the U.S. coast. The good news, for Americans, is that the 1950s-era Russian air force turboprop airplanes keep crashing. And that combination, a former Air Force general says, makes it unlikely that the Russian bombers...

    Crimeans are about to discover what being part of Putin’s Russia really means
    Jul24

    Crimeans are about to discover what being part of Putin’s Russia really means

    More than a year after the anschluss, Crimea is about to experience what a real Russian invasion feels like. And this time it won’t be “polite people” arriving to lead a virtual liberation of the peninsula from the clutches of mythological Ukrainian fascists. According to a report in Kommersant, the Kremlin is preparing to...

    NATO will not establish a permanent military base in Poland amid tensions with Russia
    Jul24

    NATO will not establish a permanent military base in Poland amid tensions with Russia

    The NATO alliance will not pursue the establishment of permanent military bases in Poland, a top United States diplomat said Wednesday. The announcement came during increased tension between NATO and Russia following the alliance’s bid to increase its military presence in Eastern Europe as a check against Russian aggression in the region....

    Strategic Investment and Engagement in Africa – Theory or Practice?
    Jul24

    Strategic Investment and Engagement in Africa – Theory or Practice?

    Think of Africa. What comes to mind? Ebola? Boko Haram? ISIS and violent conflict? Famine, poverty and disease? Wild animals and threatened species? What if I told you that the cradle of civilization is conducting cutting edge research on HIV/AIDS in Botswana? That Africa attracted more than $8 billion in renewable energy investments last year,...

    Russian Media Says Ukraine Is Expanding Its Military
    Jul23

    Russian Media Says Ukraine Is Expanding Its Military

    Russian media claim that Ukraine is planning for new mobilization. The secret documents were reportedly intercepted by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic during a reconnaissance. According to the DPR ministry, the new mobilization plan will increase the strength of the Ukrainian army by recruiting more troops. The conscription...

    Ukraine Says Goodbye to Red October
    Jul23

    Ukraine Says Goodbye to Red October

    Kiev is making a sweeping bid to purge the national map of its Soviet-era place names. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Khodorkovsky: Putin Will Step Down in 2019
    Jul23

    Khodorkovsky: Putin Will Step Down in 2019

    Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of Russia’s most famous political dissidents and one of the Kremlin’s most prominent critics, has predicted in an interview with Russian weekly newspaper Sobesednik that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s time at the helm of the country will come to an end by 2019. Khodorkovsky, once Russia’s...

    Kyiv City Council Approves Open-Air Museum of Soviet ‘Occupation’
    Jul23

    Kyiv City Council Approves Open-Air Museum of Soviet ‘Occupation’

    Kyiv risked drawing further ire from Moscow on July 23 by approving the construction of an open-air museum devoted to seven decades of Soviet “occupation” of Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s what happens when 2 men hold hands in Russia and Ukraine
    Jul23

    Here’s what happens when 2 men hold hands in Russia and Ukraine

    Editor’s note: The videos above and below contain strong violence. A YouTube video uploaded Tuesday shows a gay couple being attacked by a group of young members of a far-right group in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev after they were spotted canoodling on a bench. “It looks like they’re mistaking this place for America,”...