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    Russian MPs Call for Probe of Foreign NGOs
    Jul08

    Russian MPs Call for Probe of Foreign NGOs

    The upper house of Russia’s parliament has called for a dozen foreign non-governmental organizations to be scrutinized to determine whether they should be deemed “undesirable” in accordance with a recently-passed law. The Federation Council on Wednesday formally asked Russia’s foreign and justice ministries and Prosecutor...

    Russia Woos China Ahead Of BRICS Summit
    Jul08

    Russia Woos China Ahead Of BRICS Summit

    By Darya Korsunskaya, Denis Pinchuk and Lidia Kelly UFA, Russia, July 8 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government courted Beijing on Wednesday before a BRICS summit, playing down a stock market plunge in China and proposing better terms for investors from Beijing. Meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Russian...

    From Russia, with Malice
    Jul08

    From Russia, with Malice

    Russian state media have found a smoking gun showing that Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) is at the head of a secret American cabal that’s colluding with Ukrainian PM Arseny Yatsenyuk to pull the strings on a puppet government in Kiev. And oddly, this Machiavellian mastermind doesn’t know his own title, and he has only a...

    European Jewish group’s head takes heat for meeting with far-right leader Marine Le Pen
    Jul08

    European Jewish group’s head takes heat for meeting with far-right leader Marine Le Pen

    (JTA) — The Ukraine-born oligarch who founded the European Jewish Parliament met with Marine Le Pen, a far-right leader in France who is shunned by many Jewish groups worldwide. Wednesday’s meeting between Vadim Rabinovich and Le Pen was in the framework of a roundtable discussion that Rabinovich held in Strasbourg, France, with 10...

    OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Condemns Russia’s ‘Assault’ On Ukraine
    Jul08

    OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Condemns Russia’s ‘Assault’ On Ukraine

    The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has approved a resolution condemning Russia’s “unilateral and unjustified assault on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Whose Armenia?
    Jul08

    Whose Armenia?

    As the Electric Yerevan protests in Armenia enter their third week, the fate of the latest “people power” movement remains uncertain. While the numbers have ebbed and flowed, the protestors are still showing signs of vitality and resolve. Their relations with the regime, however, seem increasingly deadlocked, and the protesters are now looking to...

    Federal government sanctions Russian sponsor of FIFA world cup as tournament ended, timing questioned
    Jul08

    Federal government sanctions Russian sponsor of FIFA world cup as tournament ended, timing questioned

    Questions are being raised over why the Conservative government waited until the last week of the FIFA Women’s World Cup to sanction a Russian gas company that was one of the soccer tournament’s largest sponsors. State-controlled Gazprom was among 14 Russian organizations added to Canada’s sanctions list on June 29 in...

    Ukranian military pilot Nadia Savchenko now stands accused of murder of two Russian journalists
    Jul08

    Ukranian military pilot Nadia Savchenko now stands accused of murder of two Russian journalists

    Savchenko, a lieutenant in the Ukrainian army and the country’s first female combat pilot, was captured by pro-Russian separatists …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Iran Says It Made New Proposals In Nuclear Talks, West Unimpressed
    Jul08

    Iran Says It Made New Proposals In Nuclear Talks, West Unimpressed

    By Louis Charbonneau and Parisa Hafezi VIENNA, July 8 (Reuters) – Iran has offered “constructive solutions” to resolve disputes in nuclear talks with six major powers, the Iranian Students news agency ISNA reported on Wednesday, but Western officials suggested they had heard nothing new from Tehran. Iran and the powers are in...

    Ukranian military pilot Nadia Savchenko now stands accused of murder of two Russian journalists
    Jul08

    Ukranian military pilot Nadia Savchenko now stands accused of murder of two Russian journalists

    Russian investigators have upgraded the charges against Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian helicopter pilot jailed in Russia, as her lawyers said they expected her trial to begin this summer. Savchenko, 34, now stands accused of the murder of two Russian journalists, investigators in Moscow have said. She was previously charged with complicity in the...