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    Ukraine grants citizenship to Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin
    Aug05

    Ukraine grants citizenship to Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 4 (UPI) — Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin, a prominent journalist, became Ukrainian citizens during a special ceremony Tuesday in Kiev. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Claims 463,000 Square Miles of Arctic Territory
    Aug05

    Russia Claims 463,000 Square Miles of Arctic Territory

    Russia has renewed its claim on 436,000 square miles of Arctic territory in an application to the United Nations, the Russian Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Russia’s previous claim was rejected in 2002 by a U.N. commission on the grounds of insufficient evidence. This time, the ministry says it has “ample scientific data collected in years...

    Russia’s Arctic claim to North Pole to put political heat on Canada, expert
    Aug04

    Russia’s Arctic claim to North Pole to put political heat on Canada, expert

    OTTAWA – A defence expert says Russia’s new bid for a vast swath of Arctic territory, including the North Pole, backs Canada into an uncomfortable corner in future negotiations over the frozen region.Moscow’s revised international submission was revealed today in a statement by the country’s foreign ministry and claims 1.2...

    How To Become A Citizen Of Post-Maidan Ukraine
    Aug04

    How To Become A Citizen Of Post-Maidan Ukraine

    Prominent Russian activist Maria Gaidar just obtained a Ukrainian passport, joining the ranks of a growing list of foreign nationals to do so. Her path is one of several available for fast-track Ukrainian citizenship. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Nemtsov’s daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize
    Aug04

    Nemtsov’s daughter receives million-euro Polish rights prize

    Warsaw (AFP) – The journalist daughter of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Tuesday received a million-euro ($1.1 million) Polish prize for championing democracy and human rights.Zhanna Nemtsova, 31, picked up the annual Solidarity Prize at a ceremony in Warsaw, saying she hoped it would inspire many in Russia to believe...

    Defying Russia, Ukraine Grants Citizenship To Prominent Kremlin Critics: Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin Accept Ukrainian Passports
    Aug04

    Defying Russia, Ukraine Grants Citizenship To Prominent Kremlin Critics: Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin Accept Ukrainian Passports

    Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko granted Ukrainian citizenship to two prominent Russians in a ceremony Tuesday. Outspoken Kremlin critics Maria Gaidar and Vladimir Fedorin accepted the Ukrainian passports from Poroshenko in a move that sparked anger and disappointment from many Russian officials. …read more Source: International Business...

    IMF: Further Conflict, Debt Dispute High Risk to Ukraine Recovery
    Aug04

    IMF: Further Conflict, Debt Dispute High Risk to Ukraine Recovery

    Further separatist conflict and the possibility of protracted debt restructuring talks still pose “exceptionally high” risks to Ukraine’s efforts to restore its financial stability, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday. In a report by IMF staff released after the fund’s first review of a $17.5 billion loan...

    The sinking of the Canadian Navy
    Aug04

    The sinking of the Canadian Navy

    After being damaged in a storm, HMCS Athabaskan is no longer seaworthy. (Andrew Vaughan/CP) This October, NATO is launching Trident Juncture, its largest and most ambitious military exercise in a decade. The massive land, sea and air exercise will be held in the Mediterranean and will include 36,000 troops from 30 nations. Its goal will be to...

    Air France ‘deeply regrets’ map snafu omitting Israel
    Aug04

    Air France ‘deeply regrets’ map snafu omitting Israel

    (JTA) — Air France said it “deeply regrets” the technical problems that omitted Tel Aviv and Jerusalem from in-flight map displays that showed Gaza and the West Bank. On Monday, Air France wrote on its official Twitter account that it “deeply regrets this incident. It is due to a map scale and display problem which is currently being resolved.”...

    Tit for Tat in the Skies Over the Baltic
    Aug04

    Tit for Tat in the Skies Over the Baltic

    Since Vladimir Putin seized Crimea and kicked off the international crisis over Ukraine, it’s been popular to measure how bad relations between Moscow and the West have gotten by tracking how many times Moscow has sent bombers, jets, ships, and even subs into or around opponents’ territory. By that metric, July was the worst month on...