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    Russians boycott European meeting after Finland denies visas to 6 officials
    Jul02

    Russians boycott European meeting after Finland denies visas to 6 officials

    VIENNA — A diplomatic row is brewing between Russia and Finland over Helsinki’s refusal to grant entry visas to six Russian officials who are on a sanctions blacklist over the crisis in Ukraine.Sergei Naryshkin, the speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament, was among those barred from traveling to Helsinki this weekend for a...

    North Korea – A Rational Wildcard in the Pacific
    Jul02

    North Korea – A Rational Wildcard in the Pacific

    North Korea has featured prominently in the discourse on Asia-Pacific security in recent months. Its long-range nuclear missile testing efforts, alleged involvement in the Sony hacking incident, and declaration of cyber-war with the United States, have alarmed Western policymakers. Also, North Korea’s announcement of a year of friendship...

    Russia Reportedly Querying Recognition of Independent Baltic States
    Jul02

    Russia Reportedly Querying Recognition of Independent Baltic States

    The Russian prosecutor general’s office is to review the legality of the recognition of the Baltic republics by the State Council of the USSR in 1991, according to the state news agency Interfax. A “source familiar with the situation” told the agency that two Russian parliamentary deputies had requested that the...

    Report Warns EU Of Corruption Risk In Five Eastern European Countries
    Jul02

    Report Warns EU Of Corruption Risk In Five Eastern European Countries

    A new report warns that a lack of progress fighting corruption in five Eastern European countries hampers democratic progress and undermines the prospect of greater economic and political cooperation with the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...