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    Putin’s approval ratings hit 89 percent, the highest they’ve ever been
    Jun24

    Putin’s approval ratings hit 89 percent, the highest they’ve ever been

    MOSCOW – Think Russians are tiring of conflict with the West? Not according to President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings, which hit all-time highs of 89 percent Wednesday. Putin has been riding sky-high ever since the March 2014 annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which Russians embraced as a restoration of their place at the...

    Russia Plans to Launch Perfume Line, Souvenirs to Attract Tourists
    Jun24

    Russia Plans to Launch Perfume Line, Souvenirs to Attract Tourists

    Russia is preparing a new range of souvenirs including a line of perfumes and scents, drawing inspiration from its most iconic sites, in a bid to rebrand the country to make it more appealing to tourists. As Russia’s relations with the European Union and United States have plummeted over the crisis in Ukraine, the Russian tourism industry...

    In Ukraine’s Energy Sector, Failure is Not an Option
    Jun24

    In Ukraine’s Energy Sector, Failure is Not an Option

    During OPEC’s oil embargo in the 1970s, America learned what happens when a reliance on foreign energy meets geopolitics. Today the situation in my country — Ukraine — is even more serious. Our energy policy has long been linked with politics, and our dependence on Russian energy supplies has left us vulnerable to political...

    EU Plans To Step Up Fight Against Russian Propaganda
    Jun24

    EU Plans To Step Up Fight Against Russian Propaganda

    The European Union aims to counter Russian propaganda by boosting support for independent media in “Eastern Neighborhood” countries and increasing awareness of “disinformation activities by external actors,” according to a strategic communications action plan seen by RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Consumer-Rights Advocate Calls Putin ‘Paranoid’ After ‘Foreign-Agent’ Slur
    Jun24

    Consumer-Rights Advocate Calls Putin ‘Paranoid’ After ‘Foreign-Agent’ Slur

    A Russian consumer-protection group lambasted by President Vladimir Putin as a “foreign agent” over cautionary advice to Russians traveling to annexed Crimea has accused Putin of “paranoia” and called him “badly informed.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine rebels train child soldiers in the making
    Jun24

    Ukraine rebels train child soldiers in the making

    Khartsyzk (Ukraine) (AFP) – He is only 14 but already knows how to assemble a Kalashnikov rifle. Denis is a child soldier in the making — eager to join the pro-Russian militants fighting Ukrainian troops.”If I were an adult, I would fight,” the skinny boy with a dishevelled crew-cut said in a war-scarred town deep in the...

    NATO won’t be ‘dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg
    Jun24

    NATO won’t be ‘dragged into arms race’ with Russia: Stoltenberg

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday the alliance will not get dragged into an arms race with Russia but must counter Moscow’s “aggressive actions” in Ukraine.”We will not be dragged into an arms race but we must keep our countries safe,” Stoltenberg said ahead of a meeting of...

    Armenian protesters block road for 3rd day over energy hikes
    Jun24

    Armenian protesters block road for 3rd day over energy hikes

    YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A standoff between police and demonstrators protesting a hike in electricity prices blocked the central avenue in Armenia’s capital on Wednesday for a third straight day, with no visible progress toward resolving the worst unrest that the impoverished former Soviet nation has seen in years. Politicians in Russia have...

    Former champ Nadal seeded 10th for Wimbledon
    Jun24

    Former champ Nadal seeded 10th for Wimbledon

    London (AFP) – Two-time former champion Rafael Nadal has been seeded a lowly 10th at Wimbledon after a disappointing 2015 campaign with Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams named top seeds.Former world number one Nadal, the Wimbledon champion in 2008 and 2010, has endured a miserable record at the All England Club in recent times, losing in...

    Canadian military training mission to take place amid crumbling Ukraine ceasefire
    Jun24

    Canadian military training mission to take place amid crumbling Ukraine ceasefire

    It will be the middle of summer at the earliest before the Canadian military fields its military training mission to Ukraine, which is likely to play out against a backdrop of escalating violence in breakaway eastern regions. …read more Source: CTV...