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    Moscow Monument To St. Vladimir Scaled Down
    Jun09

    Moscow Monument To St. Vladimir Scaled Down

    A lofty monument to a saint revered in both Russia and Ukraine might not tower over Moscow after all. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Obama: U.S. lacks ‘complete strategy’ for training Iraqis
    Jun09

    Obama: U.S. lacks ‘complete strategy’ for training Iraqis

    ELMAU, Germany — Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a “complete strategy” for training Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State. He urged Iraq’s government to allow more of the nation’s Sunnis to join the campaign against the violent militants. RELATED LINKSObama: Putin...

    Obama: Putin trying to recreate glories of Soviet empire
    Jun09

    Obama: Putin trying to recreate glories of Soviet empire

    ELMAU, Germany — President Barack Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin must decide whether he wants to wreck Russia’s economy in pursuit of what Obama calls a “wrongheaded desire to recreate the glories of the Soviet empire.” Obama says U.S. and European leaders are in agreement about maintaining sanctions on Russia until it abides...

    Bush seeks stronger US steps against Putin
    Jun09

    Bush seeks stronger US steps against Putin

    BERLIN (AP) — Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush is warning Russia that if he becomes president, the U.S. will step up its actions to counter Vladimir Putin’s aggression, especially in Ukraine and eastern Europe, and seek to “isolate his corrupt leadership from his people.” …read more Source: CNS...

    Pro-Russian Separatists In Donetsk And Luhansk Now Willing To Remain Part Of Ukraine
    Jun09

    Pro-Russian Separatists In Donetsk And Luhansk Now Willing To Remain Part Of Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatist leaders in the contested regions of Donetsk and Luhansk are now prepared to remain part of Ukraine under a specially recognized status, according to Ukrainian media, a move which has full support from Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: International Business...

    Russian Tanks Roll Into a Marketing War
    Jun09

    Russian Tanks Roll Into a Marketing War

    Ukraine and China deride new T-14 to capture export deals. …read more Source:...

    Russia bans baby detergent from Ukraine
    Jun09

    Russia bans baby detergent from Ukraine

    The standoff between Russia and neighboring Ukraine reached new heights — or depths — Tuesday as health officials in Moscow announced a ban on baby laundry detergent made by Ukraine’s leading producer, citing what they said were violations of sanitary and epidemiological regulations. The ban is the latest in a … …read more...

    Jeb Bush’s Berlin Speech Puts Putin in the Middle of U.S. Presidential Politics
    Jun09

    Jeb Bush’s Berlin Speech Puts Putin in the Middle of U.S. Presidential Politics

    Jeb Bush is in Berlin Tuesday to take the Obama administration to task for not taking a harder line against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meddling in Ukraine, highlighting Russian strongman’s emergence as an increasingly prominent figure in the 2016 presidential race. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Why Mariupol Residents Are Hungry for a Big Mac
    Jun09

    Why Mariupol Residents Are Hungry for a Big Mac

    In 1995, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman coined the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention, also known as “McPeace.” The idea was that countries stable enough economically and politically to court a McDonald’s franchise share too many democratic values to go to war with one another. “People in McDonald’s countries,”...

    At Home In A Donetsk Bomb Shelter
    Jun09

    At Home In A Donetsk Bomb Shelter

    When shelling started in the separatist-controlled city of Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, some residents took shelter in their basements. What they thought was a short-term situation has now dragged on for a year. Petr Shelomovskiy of RFE/RL’s Current Time TV program visited one shelter where 40 people — nearly half of them children...