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    Russia Sets Trial Date For Ukrainian Director
    Jul09

    Russia Sets Trial Date For Ukrainian Director

    A Russian court says the trial of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who is accused of plotting terrorist attacks, will start on July 21. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kiev Pushing to Get US Training for its Soldiers
    Jul09

    Kiev Pushing to Get US Training for its Soldiers

    If Ukraine can’t get America to send troops to help it fight Russian-backed rebels, at least can it make its soldiers more like America’s. That, at least, is Kiev’s reasoning as it advocates expanding the U.S. training program for its national guardsmen currently in place outside of Lviv in western Ukraine. The Wall Street...

    Russian Aggression Is Greatest Threat To United States And Ukraine Should Be Armed Against Moscow, US General Says
    Jul09

    Russian Aggression Is Greatest Threat To United States And Ukraine Should Be Armed Against Moscow, US General Says

    Russia provides a greater threat to the United States’ existence than any other foreign nation, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman nominee Gen. Joseph F. Dunford told a Senate subcommittee Thursday. Dunford added that the United States should consider arming Ukraine to combat “Russian aggression” in the eastern Ukraine conflict, which has...

    ‘Putin’s in the middle of the game’ as Russia looks to meddle in Greece
    Jul09

    ‘Putin’s in the middle of the game’ as Russia looks to meddle in Greece

    Greece is in disarray after voters rejected a proposed bailout agreement that would have kept the Greek banking sector afloat and allowed the country to stay on the euro, in exchange for cuts in government spending and rollbacks in public programs. If Greece can’t reach a deal with its creditors by a Sunday deadline, the country could leave...

    BRICS Summit Firms Up Plans for New Development Bank
    Jul09

    BRICS Summit Firms Up Plans for New Development Bank

    Russian president Vladimir Putin has received the leaders and delegations of Brazil, India, China and South Africa at a summit today, where the world’s five emerging economies committed to a series of joint political and economic decisions. The event is hosted in the remote Russian city of Ufa with a high importance for the host country...

    Joint Chiefs nominee: Russia is top security threat to US
    Jul09

    Joint Chiefs nominee: Russia is top security threat to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Thursday that Russia poses the greatest threat to U.S. national security and it would be a reasonable military decision to supply lethal arms to Ukrainians fighting against rebels backed by Moscow. The White House quickly … …read more...

    What You Need to Know About the Coming Deal With Iran
    Jul09

    What You Need to Know About the Coming Deal With Iran

    A deal to roll back and constrain Iran’s nuclear program may come this week. Here is what you need to know about this historic agreement and its global implications. On Wednesday, I had the pleasure of going on NPR’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, who had some very important questions to ask about the Iran negotiations currently...

    Call for Sanity on Sixtieth Anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto
    Jul09

    Call for Sanity on Sixtieth Anniversary of the Russell-Einstein Manifesto

    This post originally appeared on Foreign Policy in Focus. It was exactly 60 years ago that Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein gathered together with a group of leading intellectuals in London to draft and sign a manifesto in which they denounced the dangerous drive toward war between the world’s Communist and anti-Communist factions. The...

    Lavrov: For Russia, Issue of Crimea ‘Closed’
    Jul09

    Lavrov: For Russia, Issue of Crimea ‘Closed’

    Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has reiterated Russia’s position on its annexation of Crimea, saying that Moscow considers the matter “closed.” “The Crimea issue – and I think everyone understands this, including those who cannot stop talking about it – is closed,” Lavrov said, speaking Thursday at a news conference on the...

    Joint Chiefs nominee names Russia top security threat
    Jul09

    Joint Chiefs nominee names Russia top security threat

    He also says he supports supplying Ukraine with weapons to defend against separatists. …read more Source: USA...