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    Kazakh Leader to Extend Long Rule, Promises Stability
    Apr21

    Kazakh Leader to Extend Long Rule, Promises Stability

    President Nursultan Nazarbayev will extend his nearly 26-year rule of Kazakhstan in an election on Sunday which investors hope will maintain stability in the Central Asian state despite criticism of his rights record. The 74-year-old former steelworker has held power since 1989 when the oil-producing nation of 17 million stretching from the...

    Poland to Buy US Patriot Missiles, Test Airbus Helicopters
    Apr21

    Poland to Buy US Patriot Missiles, Test Airbus Helicopters

    Poland said on Tuesday it would buy Raytheon’s Patriot missiles from the United States and chose Europe’s Airbus utility helicopters for further tests, albeit reducing the size of this potential order. The choice of suppliers in military contracts, worth an estimated $8 billion, strikes a transatlantic balance as Eastern...

    How the Media Became One of Putin’s Most Powerful Weapons
    Apr21

    How the Media Became One of Putin’s Most Powerful Weapons

    Ilya Naymushin/Reuters Vladimir Putin is a news junkie. The Russian president’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, didn’t use that expression when we talked by phone, but that’s what he described to me: a man at the center of an ever-churning machine processing vast amounts of news and data at his command. “Sometimes we’re...

    Eritrea and North Korea top list of world’s ‘most censored’ countries
    Apr21

    Eritrea and North Korea top list of world’s ‘most censored’ countries

    A small country in the Horn of Africa was named the world’s most censored place on Tuesday, beating out North Korea for the title in a new report by the Committee to Protect Journalists. Eritrea, a country slightly larger than Pennsylvania that borders the Red Sea, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Sudan, is no stranger to the media watchdogs, having...

    Will Russia’s missile deal with Iran end Israel’s silence on Ukraine?
    Apr21

    Will Russia’s missile deal with Iran end Israel’s silence on Ukraine?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, being greeted by Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman at Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, June 25, 2012. (Israel Government Press Office/Kobi Gideon) (JTA) — After Russia invaded Ukraine in March 2014, Israel resisted pressure to join the United States and its European allies in condemning the move —...

    Europe to Bust Gazprom?
    Apr21

    Europe to Bust Gazprom?

    Tensions are set to escalate once again between Brussels and Moscow as the EU’s new antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, is set to bring charges against Russia’s Gazprom for abusing its preeminent position in the natural gas markets. The NYT: The formal charges against Gazprom could result in a fine. Theoretically, it could run higher...

    Russian Workers Take Aim at Putin as Economy Exacts Its Toll
    Apr21

    Russian Workers Take Aim at Putin as Economy Exacts Its Toll

    Subdued for a time by a surge in national pride after the annexation of Crimea, discontent over unpaid wages and forced vacations has generated a wave of labor actions. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian Premier Says Annexation of Crimea Was Worth Sanctions Fallout
    Apr21

    Russian Premier Says Annexation of Crimea Was Worth Sanctions Fallout

    Prime Minister Dmitri A. Medvedev’s estimated that Russia had lost $26.8 billion but that the economic pressure was “the price we have to pay for our position.” …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations
    Apr21

    Ukraine Bracing for Russian Attacks at WW2 Commemorations

    Ukraine is planning an operation involving tens of thousands of police to guard against any attack by separatists or Russian agents during World War Two commemorations next month, security chiefs said on Tuesday. Tension is mounting in the capital and other cities amid an increase in rebel attacks in the east. Kyiv said one Ukrainian serviceman...

    Fresh Fighting Follows Failed Cease-Fire In Southeast Ukraine
    Apr21

    Fresh Fighting Follows Failed Cease-Fire In Southeast Ukraine

    A fragile cease-fire monitored by the OSCE in the southeastern Ukrainian village of Shyrokyne collapsed after just three days of quiet. Correspondent Zinaida Burskaya of RFE/RL’s Current Time TV was with volunteer fighters of the Ukrainian Azov Battalion as renewed fighting broke out on April 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...