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    Putin: Ukraine war not our fault, U.S. must stop meddling
    Jun19

    Putin: Ukraine war not our fault, U.S. must stop meddling

    Russian leader tells Charlie Rose rebels in neigboring country will “always find arms somewhere,” and insists it’s Kiev prolonging the crisis …read more Source:...

    Crimean Tatars Break Ramadan Fast In Simferopol
    Jun19

    Crimean Tatars Break Ramadan Fast In Simferopol

    Crimean Tatars shared the communal meal known as Iftar at the main mosque in Simferopol on the evening of the first day of Ramadan. Many Crimean Tatars have left the region in the past year since its annexation by Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s signature conference plots ways to bear with international “punishments”
    Jun19

    Putin’s signature conference plots ways to bear with international “punishments”

    ST. PETERBSURG, Russia – Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting his signature economic conference, and there is plenty of talk about reform — both fiscal and political.But there’s little suggestion of compromise on the key issue contributing to the country’s economic pain.In fact, the ongoing fighting in Ukraine is being...

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea
    Jun19

    EU extends trade and investment ban on Crimea

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU governments extended for a year a ban on trade and investment with Crimea on Friday, meaning… …read more Source:...

    Situation Report: U.S. diplomat makes waves; Syrian trainees trickle in; Pentagon talker coming; SecDef off to Europe; FP making a difference; and lots more
    Jun19

    Situation Report: U.S. diplomat makes waves; Syrian trainees trickle in; Pentagon talker coming; SecDef off to Europe; FP making a difference; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Ariel Robinson Safe European home. Beloved in Washington, resented in Europe, Victoria Nuland has occupied an outsized presence in European diplomatic circles over the past several years, especially in the contentious debate over how best to help Ukraine fight off Russian-backed rebels holding swaths of territory in its...

    Putin to Russian business leaders: It could be worse
    Jun19

    Putin to Russian business leaders: It could be worse

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving a keynote speech and speaking with Charlie Rose on Bloomberg TV at the three-day Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum on Friday. “We have managed to stabilize the situation,” Putin said, according to a translator. “We are successful in going through the difficulties.”...

    The Hospital Singing Soviet War Songs
    Jun19

    The Hospital Singing Soviet War Songs

    What it’s like to spend a night in a Ukrainian rebel hospital, complete with Soviet anthems, nervous nurses, and maimed pro-Russian fighters. …read more Source: The Daily...

    There Have Never Been More Displaced People Across the World Than Now
    Jun19

    There Have Never Been More Displaced People Across the World Than Now

    The total number of people forcibly displaced by war, conflict and persecution rose to a record 59.5 million at the end of 2014, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) has said. The agency’s annual Global Trends Report: World at War released Thursday found forced displacement worldwide has reached unprecedented levels, with a record annual rise of...

    The Lesson of Doggerland
    Jun19

    The Lesson of Doggerland

    Earlier this month, the G7 met in Bavaria; its seven members are the major European and North American economies, plus Japan. The G7 is the successor to the G8—Vladimir Putin’s Russia has been suspended, having invaded and annexed parts of Ukraine, and now actively making mischief on NATO’s Baltic border. ISIS, meanwhile, is murdering...

    Russia – NATO Tensions Threaten a Wider Regional Standoff
    Jun19

    Russia – NATO Tensions Threaten a Wider Regional Standoff

    Amid growing tensions with NATO, Russian President Vladimir Putin is promising to beef up Russia’s nuclear arsenal with 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2015. Putin made the announcement this week at the unveiling of Russia’s new Patriot Park, a new arms sales expo that fans and critics alike have compared to a “military...