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    Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine in War With Rebels
    Jul07

    Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine in War With Rebels

    Acknowledging Moscow as an enemy shared with Kiev, one leader from Chechnya said, “We never ran from our war with Russia, and we never will.” …read more Source: The New York...

    France Says Will Not Sell Weapons to China
    Jul07

    France Says Will Not Sell Weapons to China

    France says there will be no weapons sales to China, following earlier speculation that France might consider selling two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Beijing. After a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on Monday, French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian denied the wide spread...

    Ukrainian PM, U.S. Senator Targeted In Hoax Letter
    Jul07

    Ukrainian PM, U.S. Senator Targeted In Hoax Letter

    A forger sent a hoax letter to Russian media in an apparent bid to convince journalists that a senior U.S. lawmaker was trying to tell Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk how to run his government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dick Durbin letter to Ukraine PM may be Russian forgery
    Jul07

    Dick Durbin letter to Ukraine PM may be Russian forgery

    A letter to Ukraine’s prime minister that is supposedly written by a U.S. senator appears to be a Russian forgery. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea
    Jul07

    Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea

    Jared M. FeldschreiberMOSCOW, July 6 (UPI) — Russia continues to flex its might in semi-autonomous region. …read more Source: United Press...

    Are Ukraine’s Police Reform Efforts More than Just Hot Air?
    Jul07

    Are Ukraine’s Police Reform Efforts More than Just Hot Air?

    As we’ve been saying for a while now, endemic corruption is the biggest obstacle to a truly open and westernized Ukrainian society. Yet even after the Yanukovych’s thugs martyred the “heavenly hundred” protesters and caused Ukraine’s Maidan movement to boil over into a real uprising that overthrew the dictator (and got a certain...

    US jets intercepted Russian bombers off the California and Alaska coasts on July 4
    Jul07

    US jets intercepted Russian bombers off the California and Alaska coasts on July 4

    On July 4th, two pairs of Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bombers approached the US West coast, causing the Air Force to scramble to intercept the planes before they breached US airspace. Fox News reports that the first incident occurred at 10:30 am ET off the coast of Alaska, when NORAD identified the Russian planes and two F-22s hurried to intercept...

    Here are the most expensive places to drink beer around the world
    Jul06

    Here are the most expensive places to drink beer around the world

    What can better determine the cost of a city than the price of a nice cold beer? Go Euro recently released its 2015 Beer Price Index, which combined data from 75 cities around the world, using the cost of the most popular local beer and top five most commonly imported ones. Just like you want to avoid eating a club sandwich in Geneva,...

    Ukraine is no Greece or Puerto Rico and needs IMF help now
    Jul06

    Ukraine is no Greece or Puerto Rico and needs IMF help now

    Greece is a deadbeat nation, Puerto Rico is a party that lives beyond its means, but last year war-torn Ukraine made more interest payments to its lenders than it spent trying to defend itself against Russia. I just returned from a trip to Ukraine and learned that Ukraine was forced to make a $75 million bond payment to Russia, the perpetrator...

    Correction: Russia-Ukraine-Gas story
    Jul06

    Correction: Russia-Ukraine-Gas story

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a story July 1 about Gazprom halting gas supplies to Ukraine, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Russia offered… …read more Source:...