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    Poland to Build 24-Hour Surveillance Watchtowers on Russian Border
    Apr06

    Poland to Build 24-Hour Surveillance Watchtowers on Russian Border

    Poland is enforcing its 200km land border with Russia, with a series of high-tech watchtowers in a bid to provide Polish authorities with instant updates on activity in the region, according to local press. The project, set to be fully operational by June will see six observation towers between 35 and 50 metres in height unveiled on...

    Ukraine annual inflation rate hits 45.8 percent: official
    Apr06

    Ukraine annual inflation rate hits 45.8 percent: official

    Kiev (AFP) – Crisis-hit Ukraine saw its annual inflation rate hit 45.8 percent after a sharp acceleration of 10.8 percent in March, the country’s statistics office said Monday.Month-on-month inflation was 5.3 percent in February and 3.1 percent in January, showing a steep acceleration curve.After a year of armed conflict between...

    Amid Russian Hostility, Poland To Build Watchtowers On Border With Kaliningrad
    Apr06

    Amid Russian Hostility, Poland To Build Watchtowers On Border With Kaliningrad

    Poland’s border service will erect six guard towers at the frontier with the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad in June, Polish information agency PAP reported. The towers are expected to oversee border operations as well as add another layer of security against recent Russian hostility in the region. The development comes amid rising tension...

    Vladimir Putin Surges to Second in TIME 100 Poll
    Apr06

    Vladimir Putin Surges to Second in TIME 100 Poll

    Vladimir Putin has surged into second place in the TIME 100 poll, far surpassing other national leaders as a nominee for the most influential figure in world politics. Russia’s bellicose president has acquired notoriety abroad and adulation at home thanks to his rumored support for Ukrainian rebels and his annexation of Crimea last year. He...

    Far-Right Leader Named Ukrainian Military Adviser
    Apr06

    Far-Right Leader Named Ukrainian Military Adviser

    The controversial leader of Ukraine’s ultranationalist Pravy Sektor paramilitary group has been named an army adviser. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Paramilitary groups join Ukrainian army
    Apr06

    Paramilitary groups join Ukrainian army

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, April 6 (UPI) — The leader of a pro-Ukrainian extremist militia was appointed an adviser to the Ukrainian military’s Chief of General Staff. …read more Source: United Press...

    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine
    Apr06

    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine

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    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine
    Apr06

    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine

    PRAGUE (AP) — Czech President Milos Zeman and the U.S. ambassador to Prague are in a rare public dispute over Zeman’s decision to attend a Russian military parade, and the country’s prime minister together with Czech lawmakers are siding with the American. In an interview with online publication Parlamentni Listy on Sunday, Zeman...

    Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” Easter 2015 Message (Full Text)
    Apr06

    Pope Francis’ “Urbi et Orbi” Easter 2015 Message (Full Text)

    Pope Francis used his Easter Sunday message to call for an end to violence and oppression everywhere. The traditional Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) blessing, delivered at the end of Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Square, is often seen as a “papal commentary on the state of world affairs.” Francis asked the world...

    Buyer’s Remorse on NATO Enlargement
    Apr06

    Buyer’s Remorse on NATO Enlargement

    During a recent policy conference in Europe attended by political and military participants from across NATO, speaker after speaker bemoaned decisions made in the 1990s and 2000s to bring post-Soviet states into the Transatlantic alliance. The tone of these remarks was “we couldn’t say no, but the world would now be better off if we had.”...