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    A new look at how Russians view Russia and the West
    Jun21

    A new look at how Russians view Russia and the West

    Pew Research recently did some digging around in Russia to find out how Russians view their own country and their place in the world at large. In April, Pew performed face-to-face interviews with some 1,000 Russian adults of varying gender, age, and location. Here is what they found out: Russians don’t feel great about their economy...

    Amid Concerns Over Russia, Pentagon Chief Starting European Tour
    Jun21

    Amid Concerns Over Russia, Pentagon Chief Starting European Tour

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is traveling to Europe for a visit that is focused on cooperation between NATO allies in the wake of Russian aggression in Crimea and Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Heading to Europe, Pentagon Chief to Boost Military Support
    Jun21

    Heading to Europe, Pentagon Chief to Boost Military Support

    WASHINGTON— Heading to Europe, Defense Secretary Ash Carter is carrying a strong message of U.S. military support for American allies and Baltic nations to help calm growing concerns about Russian aggression. A key theme at all his stops will be how the United States, NATO and other partners can best deal with the Kremlin in the wake of...

    APC Weddings, Tank Biathlon: Russia’s Martial Mood
    Jun21

    APC Weddings, Tank Biathlon: Russia’s Martial Mood

    As the Kremlin pumps up patriotism amid war in Ukraine and a confrontation with the West, a mania for all things military is penetrating deep into civilian life in Russia. It’s a boon for a Defense Ministry looking to burnish its reputation, but the country’s liberals accuse the authorities of dangerously “militarizing”...

    Ukraine Says Seven Soldiers Wounded By Attacks In East
    Jun21

    Ukraine Says Seven Soldiers Wounded By Attacks In East

    Ukrainian military officials say that seven of its soldiers have been injured in fighting in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S., not Stephen Harper, will decide if Russia is to return to the G8, says Putin
    Jun21

    U.S., not Stephen Harper, will decide if Russia is to return to the G8, says Putin

    Russia appears to be angling to make it the G8 once again and President Vladimir Putin suggests it’s something Prime Minister Stephen Harper will just have to accept, writes Murray Brewster of the Canadian Press writes. Here is the rest of Murray Brewster’s article: “I don’t want to offend anyone, but if the United States says...

    World Refugee Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 60 Million
    Jun21

    World Refugee Day Highlights Plight of Nearly 60 Million

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday marked World Refugee Day with a global call to remember the plight of nearly 60 million people forcibly displaced last year by conflict and persecution. In a statement, Ban urged the global community to honor “our common humanity,” while celebrating “tolerance and diversity.”...

    Drinking After Curfew In Donetsk
    Jun21

    Drinking After Curfew In Donetsk

    Russian-backed separatists imposed a curfew in Donetsk in May 2014, shortly after seizing control of the city, ordering bars to close at 10 p.m. But the Gungubazz bar, famed for its Bohemian spirit, recently celebrated its 14th anniversary with an all-night party. (RFE/RL Current Time photographer Petr Shelomovskiy. (www.currenttime.tv))...

    One Year In, Ukraine’s President Faces Huge Challenges
    Jun20

    One Year In, Ukraine’s President Faces Huge Challenges

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko spent his first year in office struggling against Russia-backed rebels in the east, a crumbling economy and deep-rooted corruption. He has put Ukraine on a European path, but political analysts say more reforms are needed. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

    US Senator McCain slams European stance on Ukraine
    Jun20

    US Senator McCain slams European stance on Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain has said during a visit to Ukraine that it is shameful that Washington’s European allies have not done more to assist Ukrainian forces in their quest to defeat Russian-backed separatists in the east. …read more Source: CNS...