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    Putin Vatican Visit: Pope Francis To Meet Russian President For The First Time Since Start Of Ukraine Conflict
    Jun04

    Putin Vatican Visit: Pope Francis To Meet Russian President For The First Time Since Start Of Ukraine Conflict

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican next week, the Holy See announced on Thursday. The June 10 visit will be the first between the two leaders since the start of the Ukraine conflict in March 2014, which, along with the ongoing conflict in Syria, will likely top the agenda in talks between Putin and...

    Volunteers in Eastern Ukraine Help Children Displaced by Violence
    Jun04

    Volunteers in Eastern Ukraine Help Children Displaced by Violence

    Ongoing fighting in Eastern Ukraine has displaced more than a million people. The violence and displacement have affected the psychological state of many of those, most worryingly – children. Volunteers, including psychologists, are trying to help. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from Kyiv. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Pentagon Chief Gathers Diplomats, Brass for Russia Strategy Talks
    Jun04

    Pentagon Chief Gathers Diplomats, Brass for Russia Strategy Talks

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter is gathering two dozen U.S. military leaders and diplomats based in Europe to assess the effectiveness of NATO strategy toward Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis, defense officials said on Thursday. The session, which will take place in Stuttgart, Germany, on Friday, will gather U.S. military leaders and...

    Poroshenko predicts ‘large-scale hostilities’ as Ukraine fighting intensifies
    Jun04

    Poroshenko predicts ‘large-scale hostilities’ as Ukraine fighting intensifies

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, June 4 (UPI) — An increase in fighting in eastern Ukraine this week has provoked new fears the delicate ceasefire will break down. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine’s President Warns Of Russian Attack As Fighting Between Kiev Troops and Pro-Russian Rebels In East Ukraine Intensifies
    Jun04

    Ukraine’s President Warns Of Russian Attack As Fighting Between Kiev Troops and Pro-Russian Rebels In East Ukraine Intensifies

    As deadly clashes between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebel fighters reach levels not seen since before the Minsk II ceasefire was signed in February, Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has warned Thursday that Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine’s border region in the east. “Ukraine’s military should be ready for a...

    The Geopolitics of FIFA
    Jun04

    The Geopolitics of FIFA

    Joseph “Sepp” Blatter announced his resignation on Tuesday amid the worst scandal in the history of the international organization and only four days after being elected FIFA president for the 5th time. The Guardian described him as “the most successful dictator in the world.” Blatter himself has a more modest...

    ‘Underground Clinic’ In Russia Reportedly Treating Ukrainians Rebels
    Jun04

    ‘Underground Clinic’ In Russia Reportedly Treating Ukrainians Rebels

    Journalists in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don have discovered what they say is a makeshift clinic caring for insurgents maimed in eastern Ukraine. The report appears to confirm local rumors of wounded separatist militants streaming into the Rostov region for treatment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Economy Curbs Russia’s World Cup Plans
    Jun04

    Economy Curbs Russia’s World Cup Plans

    President Vladimir Putin is still likely to host the World Cup in 2018 despite an FBI investigation into Russia’s winning bid, but his hopes of staging a tournament that impresses his critics are fading. Not only is the event mired in scandal because of corruption allegations hanging over FIFA, soccer’s governing body, but the Russian...

    West Can’t Wait Out Putin on Ukraine
    Jun04

    West Can’t Wait Out Putin on Ukraine

    A thorough U.K. analysis recommends too passive a response. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Pro-Russian Artillery Barrage Shatters Cease-Fire
    Jun04

    Ukraine: Pro-Russian Artillery Barrage Shatters Cease-Fire

    In the predawn hours of June 3, pro-Russian separatist tanks and artillery bombarded Ukrainian troops in the eastern town of Marinka, spurring Ukrainian military officials and media to speculate whether a major separatist offensive, anticipated for months, had begun. “There were many casualties. Krasnohorivka and Marinka are on fire,” Ukrainian...