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    Russian Parliament Creates a “Patriotic Stop-List”
    Jul09

    Russian Parliament Creates a “Patriotic Stop-List”

    On Wednesday, 156 out of 170 members of the Federation Council, the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, voted to create a “patriotic stop-list” that will include 12 nongovernmental organizations, or NGOs, which legislators believe pose a potential threat to Russia. The Federation Council is now officially asking the Prosecutor...

    If Greece Takes On a New Outlook, So Will Europe
    Jul09

    If Greece Takes On a New Outlook, So Will Europe

    PARIS — Greece is in a dramatic condition and the situation will only deteriorate further if the country were to end up defaulting on its debts — or even leaving the eurozone altogether. Emerging from the current crisis requires first and foremost that a complete change of outlook take root in Greece itself. First, the Greek leaders...

    Syriza: For Better or For Worse
    Jul09

    Syriza: For Better or For Worse

    Photo posted on nycsocialist.org. The victory of Syriza in Greece is a historic turning point for Europe and the world, for better or for worse. I fear it’s going to be the latter. Syriza claims to be something more radical than a social-democratic party. In a pre-election interview in Jacobin, Stathis Kouvelakis, of Syriza’s Central...

    Ukraine Banks Ask Russia to Compensate for Crimea Losses
    Jul08

    Ukraine Banks Ask Russia to Compensate for Crimea Losses

    Two of Ukraine’s largest banks – Privatbank and state-owned Oschadbank – have asked Moscow to compensate them for losses resulting from Russia’s annexation of the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine last year, they said in statements on Wednesday. Already under pressure from an economic crisis in Ukraine, banks with significant...

    Russian MPs Call for Probe of Foreign NGOs
    Jul08

    Russian MPs Call for Probe of Foreign NGOs

    The upper house of Russia’s parliament has called for a dozen foreign non-governmental organizations to be scrutinized to determine whether they should be deemed “undesirable” in accordance with a recently-passed law. The Federation Council on Wednesday formally asked Russia’s foreign and justice ministries and Prosecutor...

    Russia Woos China Ahead Of BRICS Summit
    Jul08

    Russia Woos China Ahead Of BRICS Summit

    By Darya Korsunskaya, Denis Pinchuk and Lidia Kelly UFA, Russia, July 8 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin and his government courted Beijing on Wednesday before a BRICS summit, playing down a stock market plunge in China and proposing better terms for investors from Beijing. Meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Russian...

    From Russia, with Malice
    Jul08

    From Russia, with Malice

    Russian state media have found a smoking gun showing that Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) is at the head of a secret American cabal that’s colluding with Ukrainian PM Arseny Yatsenyuk to pull the strings on a puppet government in Kiev. And oddly, this Machiavellian mastermind doesn’t know his own title, and he has only a...

    OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Condemns Russia’s ‘Assault’ On Ukraine
    Jul08

    OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Condemns Russia’s ‘Assault’ On Ukraine

    The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly has approved a resolution condemning Russia’s “unilateral and unjustified assault on Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    European Jewish group’s head takes heat for meeting with far-right leader Marine Le Pen
    Jul08

    European Jewish group’s head takes heat for meeting with far-right leader Marine Le Pen

    (JTA) — The Ukraine-born oligarch who founded the European Jewish Parliament met with Marine Le Pen, a far-right leader in France who is shunned by many Jewish groups worldwide. Wednesday’s meeting between Vadim Rabinovich and Le Pen was in the framework of a roundtable discussion that Rabinovich held in Strasbourg, France, with 10...

    Whose Armenia?
    Jul08

    Whose Armenia?

    As the Electric Yerevan protests in Armenia enter their third week, the fate of the latest “people power” movement remains uncertain. While the numbers have ebbed and flowed, the protestors are still showing signs of vitality and resolve. Their relations with the regime, however, seem increasingly deadlocked, and the protesters are now looking to...