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    Russia Courts European Union’s Southern Flank To Bypass Ukraine With Gas Pipelines
    Jun24

    Russia Courts European Union’s Southern Flank To Bypass Ukraine With Gas Pipelines

    BRUSSELS — The Ukrainian war and a push by Russia to find an alternate path to get its natural gas to Europe are redrawing the energy map of Europe, and may end up pulling the “powder keg of Europe,” the Balkans, into a vast confrontation for access to energy. Gazprom, Russia’s state-owned oil and gas conglomerate, has been working...

    East Ukraine Peace Possible, Say German and French Ministers Following Paris Talks, But Ceasefire Still Breached Daily
    Jun24

    East Ukraine Peace Possible, Say German and French Ministers Following Paris Talks, But Ceasefire Still Breached Daily

    The foreign ministers of Germany and France have expressed hope that an East Ukraine peace deal might be within reach after talks with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts in Paris on Tuesday. …read more Source: International Business...

    Marine Le Pen: U.S. is Not an ‘Ally or Friend’ to France
    Jun24

    Marine Le Pen: U.S. is Not an ‘Ally or Friend’ to France

    The leader of France’s far right Front National party, Marine Le Pen, has declared that the United States is not “an ally or a friend” to the French, in light of Wikileaks reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on three French presidents. According to classified documents leaked by the whistleblower site Wikileaks...

    Military Experts Question New Russian Tank Capabilities
    Jun24

    Military Experts Question New Russian Tank Capabilities

    Russia has been showing off its new combat tank design, which officials claim is 20 years ahead of current Western designs. But military analysts question those assertions, and warn the cost could be too heavy a burden for Russia’s struggling economy. During Russia’s Victory Day military parade on May 9, as fighter jets roared...

    Forgetting Afghanistan
    Jun24

    Forgetting Afghanistan

    Carlos Barria / Reuters Since publishing a book on America’s age of unwinnable conflicts a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been asked hundreds of questions about topics ranging from ISIS to Ukraine, from the military-industrial complex to reinstating the draft. But I can’t recall a single person asking me about the war in Afghanistan....

    Violation of Ceasefire Between Russian-Backed Rebels and Ukrainian Government Continues, Kindergarten Targeted
    Jun24

    Violation of Ceasefire Between Russian-Backed Rebels and Ukrainian Government Continues, Kindergarten Targeted

    The Ukrainian government in Kiev fired 54 shells of 82 mm and 120 mm caliber at the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, the pro-Russian rebels’ defence ministry said Wednesday. According to Tass, a Russian news agency, other Russian villages affected include Logvinovo, Spartak and Naberezhnoye. …read more Source:...

    Lone Russian Lawmaker To Oppose Crimean Annexation Charged With Embezzlement
    Jun24

    Lone Russian Lawmaker To Oppose Crimean Annexation Charged With Embezzlement

    Russian authorities have charged Ilya Ponomaryov, the lone State Duma representative to vote against the 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, with embezzlement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s why the Confederate flag is flown outside the US
    Jun24

    Here’s why the Confederate flag is flown outside the US

    In the aftermath of the slaying of nine African-Americans at a historically black church, retailers and states are rejecting a symbol of America’s racist history — the Confederate flag. But even if America is successful in obliterating the Confederate flag, it will not disappear off the face of the Earth. That’s because the...

    Europe’s Immigration Consensus Fraying Badly
    Jun24

    Europe’s Immigration Consensus Fraying Badly

    Migrants hiding in the back of trucks in Calais. © Getty Images In the ever-escalating war of words over immigration in the European Union, Hungary has taken a series of decisive steps. Bloomberg: The government halted its participation in the Dublin Agreement, which governs the transfer of refugees within the European Union, according to a...

    US general: Russian military presence in Ukraine irrefutable
    Jun24

    US general: Russian military presence in Ukraine irrefutable

    VIENNA (AP) — The commander of the U.S. troops in Europe is dismissing claims by Russia that it is staying out of the Ukraine conflict, speaking… …read more Source:...