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    Russia Protests Closing of News Agency Account in Britain
    Jul13

    Russia Protests Closing of News Agency Account in Britain

    The Russian Foreign Ministry demanded Monday that Britain immediately clarify why the London bank account of Russia’s main state news agency has been closed. The ministry said it had information that Rossiya Segodnya’s (Russia Today) account with Barclays was closed Wednesday because of sanctions on its general director, Dmitry...

    General: US considering training for Ukrainian army
    Jul13

    General: US considering training for Ukrainian army

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of U.S. Army forces in Europe says the United States is considering a plan to train Ukrainian army soldiers beginning in late November. …read more Source: U.S....

    Can Saakashvili Do It?
    Jul13

    Can Saakashvili Do It?

    Odessans living in the city’s center were shocked awake by the sounds of a bomb exploding at the Angelovyh Café in the early morning hours on a Wednesday morning in early July. The bombing campaign which had reached a near weekly peak this spring had commenced mysteriously at around the time of the second Minsk accords. Terrorists, widely...

    Canada funds ballot box training in Ukraine
    Jul13

    Canada funds ballot box training in Ukraine

    Canada funds ballot box training in addition battle schools in Ukraine …read more Source:...

    Russia Says U.K. Closes State Media Giant’s Bank Account Over Ukraine Sanctions
    Jul13

    Russia Says U.K. Closes State Media Giant’s Bank Account Over Ukraine Sanctions

    Russia says a London bank account held by its state-owned media behemoth Rossia Segodnya has been “closed” by British authorities in a move it linked to Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the EU. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada funds ballot box training in addition battle schools in Ukraine
    Jul13

    Canada funds ballot box training in addition battle schools in Ukraine

    Canada, along with its allies, have dusted-off a Cold War playbook in order to push back against Russian influence in Ukraine. Separate from the upcoming military training program, the Harper government is spending over $49 million in an attempt to fight Kremlin influence with grassroots ideologue rather than tanks, artillery and troops. The...

    Lithuania to remove remaining Soviet-era statues in capital
    Jul13

    Lithuania to remove remaining Soviet-era statues in capital

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania is removing all the Soviet statues remaining in its capital, prompted by renewed calls to take down the symbols of an oppressive Soviet occupation amid the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: CNS...

    Putin knows his military muscle isn’t much without economic muscle
    Jul13

    Putin knows his military muscle isn’t much without economic muscle

    While Ukraine is the central point of conflict between Russia and NATO, economics may be the next battlefront. According to Robert Dannenberg, a Goldman Sachs security analyst and CIA veteran, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin recognizes the importance of gaining power through international economic agencies. “Putin is conservative...

    Has The War In Ukraine Moved To A Second Front?
    Jul13

    Has The War In Ukraine Moved To A Second Front?

    The violent weekend clashes between Ukrainian police and armed fighters from the Right Sector nationalist group have the potential to move the Ukrainian conflict to a new front on its westernmost border. We look at the multiethnic, independent-minded region of Transcarpathia, where some residents’ roots lie closer to Hungary, Slovakia,...

    Right Sector gunmen take boy hostage in western Ukraine
    Jul13

    Right Sector gunmen take boy hostage in western Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Two gunmen from Ukraine’s notorious nationalist militia Right Sector have briefly taken a six-year-old boy hostage in western Ukraine as a standoff between the gunmen and police entered its third day. …read more Source: CNS...