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    Oliver Stone’s Putin puzzle: An evil genius who made history, or a shrewd, small-minded nonentity?
    Jun17

    Oliver Stone’s Putin puzzle: An evil genius who made history, or a shrewd, small-minded nonentity?

    Vladimir Putin in “The Putin Interviews” (Credit: Courtesy Of Showtime/Komandir) Oliver Stone seems to have two goals in mind in his four-part documentary “The Putin Interviews,” which premiered over the past week on Showtime. They are distinct but closely connected; one of them is subtle and complicated, while the other is a great...

    German Chancellor Helmut Kohl Nearly Outlived the Europe He Created
    Jun17

    German Chancellor Helmut Kohl Nearly Outlived the Europe He Created

    Before his death on Friday at the age of 87, Helmut Kohl, the former Chancellor of Germany, spent several years wondering whether he would outlive the Europe he had helped to build. And, in some ways, he did. The idea of an “ever closer union” of European states was enshrined in the continent’s politics during Kohl’s tenure, which...

    Children at Risk of Disease in Eastern Ukraine as Fighting Threatens Safe Water Supply
    Jun17

    Children at Risk of Disease in Eastern Ukraine as Fighting Threatens Safe Water Supply

    The UN Children’s Fund warns three-quarters of a million children in Eastern Ukraine are at risk of water-borne diseases as fighting threatens to cut off their safe water supply. The United Nations estimates around 10,000 people have been killed and more than 23,500 injured since fighting in Eastern Ukraine erupted between the government...

    US Concerned About Baltic Incidents in Upcoming Russian War Games
    Jun17

    US Concerned About Baltic Incidents in Upcoming Russian War Games

    The United States is concerned about possible Russian incursions along NATO’s Baltic borders during large Russian military exercises in September and will send more troops to the area, the commander of U.S. troops in Europe said on Friday. Russia has denied Western concerns that its Zapad 2017 war games will threaten stability in eastern...

    European Rights Body Criticizes Draft Moldovan Electoral Law
    Jun17

    European Rights Body Criticizes Draft Moldovan Electoral Law

    A pan-European rights body said on Friday there were significant concerns about a draft law in Moldova that would change the way the country conducts parliamentary elections and expand the powers of the president. The proposed changes have proved divisive in the ex-Soviet nation ahead of a parliamentary election next year, when parties who favor...

    Watch as Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts U.S. Bombers Over Baltic Sea During NATO Exercise
    Jun17

    Watch as Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts U.S. Bombers Over Baltic Sea During NATO Exercise

    KRZESINY AIR BASE, Poland—A Russian Su-27 fighter jet last week intercepted a formation of 11 NATO aircraft, including U.S. B-1B and B-52 bombers, as they flew within international airspace over the Baltic Sea as part of a military exercise. This correspondent for The Daily Signal was onboard a U.S. Air Force KC-135 aerial refueling tanker, part...

    Vox Sentences:  The UK also has a Russia problem. Twinsies!
    Jun17

    Vox Sentences: The UK also has a Russia problem. Twinsies!

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Ella Nilsen. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Amazon bets big on the grocery biz; Putin critics mysteriously turn up dead in the UK; Trump...

    Canadian, Russian officials set aside differences to talk terrorism
    Jun17

    Canadian, Russian officials set aside differences to talk terrorism

    OTTAWA — The Canadian government hosted talks with counter-terrorism officials from Russia this week despite persistent tensions between the two countries. The discussions were held Thursday in Ottawa, the first such meeting in years after Canada suspended much of its contact with the Russian government because of the latter country’s...

    Trump’s transition team told to hold onto documents related to Russia as investigation expands
    Jun17

    Trump’s transition team told to hold onto documents related to Russia as investigation expands

    Though Donald Trump is anxious to declare the investigation into collusion between his campaign and Russia old and over, the truth is that it’s just getting started. Both the Special Counsel and the Senate Intelligence Committee are staffing up, and the Counsel’s investigation is expanding to look at new areas. Evidence of that...

    Putin Accuses Russia’s Foes Of ‘Excessive Demonization’ Of Stalin
    Jun16

    Putin Accuses Russia’s Foes Of ‘Excessive Demonization’ Of Stalin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the “excessive demonization” of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin “is one means of attacking the Soviet Union and Russia.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...