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    Putin criticizes U.S. but offers to cooperate on global crises
    Jun20

    Putin criticizes U.S. but offers to cooperate on global crises

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Russia isn’t seeking dominance or superpower status, but wants its interests to be respected by the United States and its Western allies, President Vladimir Putin said Friday as he sought to assuage investors spooked by Russia’s recession and a showdown over Ukraine. While Putin repeated a litany of...

    US: Russian Forces in Ukraine Are Thwarting Peaceful Solution
    Jun20

    US: Russian Forces in Ukraine Are Thwarting Peaceful Solution

    The U.S. State Department said Friday that it’s difficult to achieve a political solution to the Ukraine crisis when there are still thousands of Russian forces fomenting unrest in the country. Department spokesman John Kirby, responding to comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a St. Petersburg business forum, said it would...

    Two hundred years on, guns roar anew at Waterloo
    Jun20

    Two hundred years on, guns roar anew at Waterloo

    Waterloo (Belgium) (AFP) – Under the same leaden skies and the same damp Belgian fields, the Battle of Waterloo was fought again 200 years on Friday — this time with pyrotechnics and blaring classical music.Six thousand history enthusiasts from 52 countries in full costume acted out the attack by French emperor Napoleon’s forces...

    Putin urges West to lean on Ukraine to honour peace deal
    Jun20

    Putin urges West to lean on Ukraine to honour peace deal

    Russian president’s remarks come amid fresh fighting in eastern regions and the impending renewal of international sanctions. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat
    Jun20

    Ukraine vows to pay Russia despite default threat

    Kiev (AFP) – Cash-strapped Ukraine promised on Friday to make the next payment on a disputed Russian loan it had threatened to stop servicing due to Moscow’s rejection of more lenient terms.The decision should help ease some of the tensions building between the two neighbours throughout Ukraine’s 14-month separatist revolt that...

    See NATO’s Massive Training Exercises in Eastern Europe
    Jun19

    See NATO’s Massive Training Exercises in Eastern Europe

    Thousands of NATO troops took part in a two-week exercise in Poland and the Baltic states, practicing sea landings, airlifts and assaults, the Associated Press reports. The series of massive maneuvers, each with its own code name, took place on NATO’s eastern flank and in the Baltic Sea, where 5,000 troops from 17 NATO and partner nations...

    Greece is now officially a part of Russia big new gas plan
    Jun19

    Greece is now officially a part of Russia big new gas plan

    Russia signed a preliminary $2.27 billion (2 billion euro) agreement on building a pipeline through Greece, according to Bloomberg. The section of the Turkish Stream in Greece will have annual capacity of 47 billion cubic meters. Construction will start in 2016 and is expected to be completed set for 2019, according to Russian Energy Minister...

    Russia built one of the most alarming anti-aircraft systems in history — and won’t say who it’s sending it to
    Jun19

    Russia built one of the most alarming anti-aircraft systems in history — and won’t say who it’s sending it to

    One of Russia’s most alarming new weapons capabilities may be on the move soon. Jane’s reports that KBM, a state-owned armament company specializing in missile systems, recently presented its 9K333 Verba man-portable air defense system (MANPADS). At an arms fair this week, the company announced that the weapon had been cleared for...

    Putin Denies Russia is Behaving More Aggressively
    Jun19

    Putin Denies Russia is Behaving More Aggressively

    Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected accusations that his country is “aggressive,” insisting that Russia has simply started asserting its interests “more vigorously and consistently.” Speaking Friday during a question-and-answer session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russian president responded to former...

    Germany’s Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None
    Jun19

    Germany’s Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

    Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc, co-founder, Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit, Becky Norton-Dunlop, vice president of The Heritage Foundation and former director of the White House Cabinet Office during President Ronald Reagan and Dr. Stefan Gehrold, head of European Office Brussels, Konrad Adenauer...