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    EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months
    Jun22

    EU extends sanctions against Russia by 6 months

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, drawing a rebuke and a warning of retaliation from Russian officials. …read more Source: U.S....

    Russia is deploying advanced aerial weapon systems to the Arctic
    Jun22

    Russia is deploying advanced aerial weapon systems to the Arctic

    In continuation of a militarizing trend, Russia will deploy advanced aerial weapons systems to the Arctic, according to the deputy commander of Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces. Speaking on June 20, Deputy Commander Kirill Makarov told RIA Novosti that the Kremlin will deploy fighter aircraft, surface-to-air missile systems, and radar...

    Meet Eliot Higgins, Putin’s MH17 Nemesis
    Jun22

    Meet Eliot Higgins, Putin’s MH17 Nemesis

    Sipping a can of beer and devouring french fries in a Brussels hotel room, Eliot Higgins doesn’t look like the type to get involved in armed conflicts. The Englishman has a baby face, slumped shoulders and a soft Midlands accent. But over the past three years, the 36-year-old former administrator and obsessive gamer has spent hundreds of...

    Ancient Spanish Village Scraps ‘Kill Jews’ Name
    Jun22

    Ancient Spanish Village Scraps ‘Kill Jews’ Name

    MADRID—The tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios — which means “Camp Kill Jews” — on Monday officially changed its name back to Castrillo Mota de Judios (“Jews’ Hill Camp”) following a referendum and regional government approval. The village, with about 50 inhabitants, voted to change the name in 2014 after the mayor argued that the...

    EU extends sanctions on Russia
    Jun22

    EU extends sanctions on Russia

    EU foreign ministers meeting Monday in Brussels, Belgium, extended sanctions against Russia imposed due to the country’s actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, an EU spokeswoman has told CNN. …read more Source:...

    Russia warns of deeper rifts with West as Europe extends sanctions
    Jun22

    Russia warns of deeper rifts with West as Europe extends sanctions

    MOSCOW— The Kremlin lashed back at the European Union for “Russophobic” policies and warned of possible further political retaliation after European officials extended sanctions for another six months Monday over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine.Read full article >> …read more Source: The Washington...

    Putin talks Ukraine, Syria and U.S. relations with Charlie Rose
    Jun22

    Putin talks Ukraine, Syria and U.S. relations with Charlie Rose

    Russian President Vladimir Putin rarely gives interviews to foreign media, but at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum last week, he spoke with Charlie Rose on a wide range of topics. …read more Source:...

    Stoltenberg: NATO To More Than Double Size Of Elite Force
    Jun22

    Stoltenberg: NATO To More Than Double Size Of Elite Force

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on June 22 that the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid-response force. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia By 6 Months
    Jun22

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia By 6 Months

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine, drawing a rebuke and a warning of retaliation from Russian officials. An EU statement said the decision was taken without debate by the bloc’s foreign ministers at a meeting...

    Lithuania says it’s not scared on no Putin, even if NATO is. And Monday’s other reasons to fear for humanity.
    Jun22

    Lithuania says it’s not scared on no Putin, even if NATO is. And Monday’s other reasons to fear for humanity.

    1. Give us first-past-the-post, or give us death THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian WyldA shifting, informal coalition of non-partisan experts has emerged as the most effective counterweight to the Conservative government. They offer less overt opposition to the government’s agenda than that most potent of weapons, constructive criticism. Could this...