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    The Geopolitics of FIFA
    Jun04

    The Geopolitics of FIFA

    Joseph “Sepp” Blatter announced his resignation on Tuesday amid the worst scandal in the history of the international organization and only four days after being elected FIFA president for the 5th time. The Guardian described him as “the most successful dictator in the world.” Blatter himself has a more modest...

    ‘Underground Clinic’ In Russia Reportedly Treating Ukrainians Rebels
    Jun04

    ‘Underground Clinic’ In Russia Reportedly Treating Ukrainians Rebels

    Journalists in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don have discovered what they say is a makeshift clinic caring for insurgents maimed in eastern Ukraine. The report appears to confirm local rumors of wounded separatist militants streaming into the Rostov region for treatment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Economy Curbs Russia’s World Cup Plans
    Jun04

    Economy Curbs Russia’s World Cup Plans

    President Vladimir Putin is still likely to host the World Cup in 2018 despite an FBI investigation into Russia’s winning bid, but his hopes of staging a tournament that impresses his critics are fading. Not only is the event mired in scandal because of corruption allegations hanging over FIFA, soccer’s governing body, but the Russian...

    West Can’t Wait Out Putin on Ukraine
    Jun04

    West Can’t Wait Out Putin on Ukraine

    A thorough U.K. analysis recommends too passive a response. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Pro-Russian Artillery Barrage Shatters Cease-Fire
    Jun04

    Ukraine: Pro-Russian Artillery Barrage Shatters Cease-Fire

    In the predawn hours of June 3, pro-Russian separatist tanks and artillery bombarded Ukrainian troops in the eastern town of Marinka, spurring Ukrainian military officials and media to speculate whether a major separatist offensive, anticipated for months, had begun. “There were many casualties. Krasnohorivka and Marinka are on fire,” Ukrainian...

    Ukraine, Russia trade barbs amid signs of new offensive
    Jun04

    Ukraine, Russia trade barbs amid signs of new offensive

    Russia says Ukraine provoked recent fighting in advance of upcoming EU summit. …read more Source: USA...

    There’s ‘a major, multi-front escalation’ happening in Ukraine
    Jun04

    There’s ‘a major, multi-front escalation’ happening in Ukraine

    War has once again erupted in Ukraine. A series of separatist offenses throughout the east of the country has rattled the Minsk II accords and promises another bloody summer in the country, Michael Weiss writes for The Daily Beast. The surprise assault by the Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists targeted two major Ukrainian towns outside of the...

    Russia’s Putin to Visit Pope Francis June 10 at the Vatican
    Jun04

    Russia’s Putin to Visit Pope Francis June 10 at the Vatican

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Pope Francis on June 10 at the Vatican, with conflicts in Syria and Ukraine likely to top the Holy See’s agenda. Putin last called on Francis on Nov. 25, 2013. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Thursday the meeting would take place in the afternoon of June 10; Putin is...

    Who’s Calling the Shots?
    Jun04

    Who’s Calling the Shots?

    Russia, which was counting on countries like France, Italy and Spain to push for at least a partial relaxation of sanctions, is likely to be disappointed come July: EU sanctions will be extended through the end of the year, several papers are reporting. The Wall Street Journal: While the plans aren’t finalized—some haven’t even been...

    West Concerned Over Escalation Of Ukraine Violence, Warns Russia
    Jun04

    West Concerned Over Escalation Of Ukraine Violence, Warns Russia

    The West has expressed alarm over an escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine and called on Russia to act to reduce tension. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...