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    Why Is It So Hard for the European Union to Act Like a Federal Body?
    Jul02

    Why Is It So Hard for the European Union to Act Like a Federal Body?

    All of Europe has its eyes on Greece. Sunday, July 5th there will be a referendum that could be the first step toward the end of the European Union as we know it. A European Union that, once again, has failed.In the past two years, the European Union has had to deal with three crises, one on the political level (Ukraine) and two on the economic...

    Russia to boycott OSCE meeting after diplomat barred
    Jul02

    Russia to boycott OSCE meeting after diplomat barred

    Jared M. FeldschreiberVIENNA, July 2 (UPI) — Russia announced it will boycott a meeting of the OSCE because Ukraine-related sanctions have barred prominent lawmaker Sergei Naryshkin from attending. …read more Source: United Press...

    NATO Chief Visits Site of Future Facility in Romania
    Jul02

    NATO Chief Visits Site of Future Facility in Romania

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday the alliance sees no “immediate threats” even as the alliance builds up its defenses to reassure members that are geographically closer to Russia. “We are seeing a more assertive Russia that is trying to intimidate neighbors by changing borders by force,” Stoltenberg...

    China Close to Completion of 10,000-Foot Runway in Disputed South China Sea
    Jul02

    China Close to Completion of 10,000-Foot Runway in Disputed South China Sea

    China has nearly completed the construction of an airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the hotly disputed South China Sea, according to new satellite photos released by Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI), part of the U.S.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The island is one of a number of artificial...

    Letters: Two views on the memorial to victims of communism
    Jul02

    Letters: Two views on the memorial to victims of communism

    Take a stand against memorial Re: How to Honour the victims of communism, June 27. Thank you for publishing this excellent opinion by someone who represents one of the victims this bizarre monument is purported to honour. As Irene Tomaszewski points out, this monument ignores other victims of totalitarian regimes, including the Holocaust, and all...

    Digital Investigators Try To Disperse Fog Of War In Ukraine
    Jul02

    Digital Investigators Try To Disperse Fog Of War In Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is not involved militarily in Ukraine. A handful of resourceful digital-forensic investigators say they have enough evidence to say he’s lying. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia dissatisfied with MH17 report by Dutch Safety Board
    Jul02

    Russia dissatisfied with MH17 report by Dutch Safety Board

    Ukraine and the West suspect it was destroyed by a Russian surface-to-air missile fired by Russian soldiers or Russia-backed separatist rebels fighting in the area. Russian officials and state media have alleged the plane was shot down by a Ukrainian missile or a warplane. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Russia, Ukraine Trade Barbs Over Politics, Gas
    Jul02

    Russia, Ukraine Trade Barbs Over Politics, Gas

    Russia expressed “deep concern” on Thursday over Ukraine’s plans to decentralize power as part of a peace deal with separatist rebels, underlining the gulf between Moscow and Kyiv as the conflict rumbles on despite a cease-fire. Differing interpretations of a February peace agreement signed in Minsk, Belarus, to end the fighting...

    Amid Ukraine Tension, Russia Condemns ‘Confrontational’ US Military Strategy
    Jul02

    Amid Ukraine Tension, Russia Condemns ‘Confrontational’ US Military Strategy

    A worn relationship between Russia and the United States reportedly took another step backwards this week. The Kremlin said Thursday that a recently released United States military strategy was confrontational and would further strain relations already tense over the conflict in Ukraine, reported Reuters. …read more Source: International...

    Russia dissatisfied with MH17 report by Dutch Safety Board
    Jul02

    Russia dissatisfied with MH17 report by Dutch Safety Board

    MOSCOW (AP) — A draft Dutch report into last year’s crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine fails to offer a comprehensive picture, a Russian aviation official said Thursday. …read more Source: U.S....