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    U.S. Navy Releases Video Of Ship Being Buzzed By Russian Jet
    Jun02

    U.S. Navy Releases Video Of Ship Being Buzzed By Russian Jet

    The U.S. Navy released a video on Monday of a Russian SU-24 fighter jet flying near the USS Ross destroyer in the Black Sea, in international waters 25 miles off the coast of Crimea. U.S. officials say the jet carried no weapons and that the American ship “did not deviate from planned operations”. Earlier, Russian media had claimed...

    Putin’s Gunboat Diplomacy
    Jun02

    Putin’s Gunboat Diplomacy

    Is Russia’s troop build-up a precursor to a summer offensive in Ukraine? That depends on what Vladimir Putin actually wants. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Good Lord Is This Weird
    Jun02

    Good Lord Is This Weird

    Remember how in the faltering days of John McCain’s 2008 campaign he grabbed on to the Russo-Georgian War as a harbinger of a new Cold War and boldly declared that “We Are All Georgians Now”? Well, even the Georgians aren’t Georgians now. Or at least not Georgia’s then-President Mikheil Saakashvili. The last we heard...

    Ex-Georgian Prez Named Governor of Key Ukraine Region
    Jun02

    Ex-Georgian Prez Named Governor of Key Ukraine Region

    MOSCOW (AP) — Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili on Saturday was appointed governor of Ukraine’s troubled Odessa region. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko posted the appointment announcement on his website and presented Saakashvili to officials in Odessa city, the region’s capital. The former President has also renounced...

    Matthew Fisher: Russia-Ukraine war seems out of sight, out of mind in fun-loving Kyiv
    Jun02

    Matthew Fisher: Russia-Ukraine war seems out of sight, out of mind in fun-loving Kyiv

    The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is not a phoney war. The blood still being shed in eastern Ukraine is real. Yet visiting Kyiv is a surreal experience …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Matthew Fisher: Russia-Ukraine war is out of sight, out of mind in Kyiv
    Jun02

    Matthew Fisher: Russia-Ukraine war is out of sight, out of mind in Kyiv

    KYIV — The conflict between Ukraine and Russia is not a phoney war. The blood still being shed in eastern Ukraine is real. So are the recent machinations of Vladimir Putin near and inside Ukraine and along a 2,000-kilometre front that stretches from Estonia to Bulgaria. The pugnacious Russian leader has been relentless as he tries to gull and...

    Federer faces Wawrinka as home hopes rest with Tsonga
    Jun02

    Federer faces Wawrinka as home hopes rest with Tsonga

    Paris (AFP) – Roger Federer’s clash with fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka is the standout match as the quarter-finals begin at the French Open on Tuesday.Federer takes on his Davis Cup-winning team-mate on Court Suzanne Lenglen in one of two men’s last-eight ties, while home hopes lie with the last French survivor, 14th seed...

    U.S. Downplays Flyover of Warship By Russian Bombers
    Jun02

    U.S. Downplays Flyover of Warship By Russian Bombers

    The Pentagon took the unusual step of releasing a video June 1 of a Russian Su-24 bomber flying past a U.S. warship in the Black Sea to dispel what it called inaccurate reports in the Russian media. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Interview With Guardian Foreign Correspondent and Mafia State Author, Luke Harding
    Jun02

    Interview With Guardian Foreign Correspondent and Mafia State Author, Luke Harding

    Luke Harding is an award-winning foreign correspondent from the Guardian, with extensive experience in conflict zones such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Georgia and Ukraine. He has also worked as a journalist out of Delhi, Berlin and Moscow. In 2011, after four years as Moscow correspondent for the Guardian, he became the first foreign journalist...

    The Georgian Invasion of Ukraine
    Jun02

    The Georgian Invasion of Ukraine

    In one of the stranger developments in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Ukrainian President Petro Poroschenko recently appointed former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili as the governor of the Odessa region. Mr. Saakasvhili, who had served as his country’s president between 2004 and 2013, had been spending his days since...