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    Russia Slams EU Decision to Extend Sanctions
    Jun23

    Russia Slams EU Decision to Extend Sanctions

    Kremlin officials denounced the decision by the European Union to extend economic sanctions against Russia for an additional six months. The sanctions were extended to keep pressure on Moscow over the conflict in eastern Ukraine and have drawn a warning of retaliation from Russian officials. The Russian Foreign Ministry accused the Europeans of...

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea
    Jun23

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Prosecutor General’s office has launched a probe against a consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea. …read more Source: CNS...

    Exiled Yanukovych Accepts Some Responsibility For Maidan Killings
    Jun23

    Exiled Yanukovych Accepts Some Responsibility For Maidan Killings

    Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych said June 22 he accepts some responsibility for the killings that led to his overthrow in February 2014. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU governments extend Russian sanctions through January 2016
    Jun23

    EU governments extend Russian sanctions through January 2016

    The EU is keeping the pressure firmly on the Russian economy as turbulence continues in Eastern Ukraine. Sanctions have now been extended until the end of January, adding an additional six months of trade and investment curbs. …read more Source: USA...

    The Cold War Never Really Ended
    Jun23

    The Cold War Never Really Ended

    Mike McQuade To those who lived through it, the night of November 9, 1989, seemed to mark a new epoch in human history. The Berlin Wall was suddenly undefended, in a single delirious moment that promised to end the Cold War division of Europe. Two years later, the Soviet Union would be dissolved. Elected leaders would govern Russia for the first...

    The Eastern European Women in the Race to Lead the UN
    Jun23

    The Eastern European Women in the Race to Lead the UN

    In my last blog, I announced the launch of the global SheUnited campaign to press the case that the United Nations should appoint its first women secretary-general when the post becomes vacant next year. The current Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, has lent his own authority to calls for a woman to take the top job. The General Assembly has over...

    Will the 13th Century Pax Mongolica Return With China’s New Silk Road?
    Jun23

    Will the 13th Century Pax Mongolica Return With China’s New Silk Road?

    LONDON — The Chinese are the most historically minded of peoples. In his conquest of power, Mao Zedong used military tactics derived from Sun Tzu, who lived around 500 BC; Confucianism, dating from around the same time, remains at the heart of China’s social thinking, despite Mao’s ruthless attempts to suppress it. So when...

    Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat
    Jun23

    Carter Warns of Growing Russian Threat

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has warned that the threat from Russia is growing – and is not limited to its actions in Ukraine. On a visit to NATO allies in Europe, Carter pledged to stand up to Russia’s actions – but said the West would not rely on ‘the Cold War playbook.’ The West accuses Russia of sending troops into eastern...

    NATO Defense Spending to Fall this Year Despite Russia Tensions
    Jun23

    NATO Defense Spending to Fall this Year Despite Russia Tensions

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Military spending by NATO countries is set to fall again this year in real terms despite increased tensions with Russia and a pledge by alliance leaders last year to halt falls in defense budgets, NATO figures released on Monday showed. The figures showed defense spending by the 28 members of the alliance is set to fall...

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea
    Jun23

    Russian consumer rights group warns against trips to Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Prosecutor General’s office has launched a probe against a consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea. …read more Source: U.S....