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    Russia’s Lavrov Calls G8 An ‘Informal Club’ After Germany’s Merkel Calls Russia’s Return ‘Unimaginable’
    May21

    Russia’s Lavrov Calls G8 An ‘Informal Club’ After Germany’s Merkel Calls Russia’s Return ‘Unimaginable’

    More than a year after being suspended from the G8 over Crimea’s annexation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the group an “informal club” and said Thursday that nobody had actually expelled Russia. His comments come after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said earlier in the day that Russia is not allowed to join the meetings of...

    Ukraine Lawmakers Suspend Military Cooperation With Russia
    May21

    Ukraine Lawmakers Suspend Military Cooperation With Russia

    KIEV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military cooperation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signaling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. The five cooperation agreements scrapped by the Verkhovna Rada include one giving the Russian military transit rights to reach Moldova, whose...

    Merkel: Russia at Economic Summit ‘Unimaginable’
    May21

    Merkel: Russia at Economic Summit ‘Unimaginable’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it is “unimaginable” for Russia to participate in a meeting of the world’s leading industrialized countries as long as it is involved in the conflict in Ukraine. Speaking to the German Parliament in Berlin Thursday, Merkel said next month’s Group of Seven meeting in Bavaria will not...

    How the Presidential Candidates See America in the World
    May21

    How the Presidential Candidates See America in the World

    The Presidential candidates are finally talking about foreign policy, but, not surprisingly, they aren’t yet saying much. “America must lead. We must combat tyranny and defend freedom. Our allies are counting on us. Our enemies are watching.” We’ve heard all this before. They have good reason, of course, to avoid detailed descriptions...

    Merkel: Ukraine Crisis Makes EU Eastern Partnership ‘More Important’
    May21

    Merkel: Ukraine Crisis Makes EU Eastern Partnership ‘More Important’

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said the crisis in Ukraine makes the European Union’s partnership with six eastern countries “more important than ever.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Novorossia: A Short-Lived Mirage
    May21

    Novorossia: A Short-Lived Mirage

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine suspends military cooperation with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine suspends military cooperation with Russia

    Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday voted to suspend military co-operation with Russia in a long-anticipated move signalling a further break in relations between the once-close partners. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important: Merkel
    May21

    Ukraine crisis makes EU eastern partnership more important: Merkel

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The crisis in Ukraine makes the European Union’s partnership with the bloc’s eastern neighbors more important than ever,… …read more Source:...

    These Are the Cities Most Likely To Be Hit By A Terror Attack
    May21

    These Are the Cities Most Likely To Be Hit By A Terror Attack

    A report by global risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft has identified the cities most likely to be hit by a terror attack. Maplecroft analyzed 1300 of the world’s important urban centers and commercial hubs and ranked them based on the intensity and frequency of attacks in the year following February 2014. The report also combined the...

    Ukraine suspends military cooperation with Russia
    May21

    Ukraine suspends military cooperation with Russia

    The five scrapped cooperation agreements include one giving the Russian military transit rights to reach Moldova. …read more Source: USA...