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    Ukraine Inks Cushy New Gas Deal
    Apr03

    Ukraine Inks Cushy New Gas Deal

    Ukraine and Russia reached a new short-term gas arrangement this week, just as the previous deal dubbed the “winter package” expired. The new agreement lasts just three months—we might call it the “spring package”—but importantly comes with a steep discount for Kyiv. Reuters reports: Ukraine’s energy ministry said Kiev would buy Russian gas...

    UN Watchdog Accuses Russia of Violating Civil, Political Rights
    Apr03

    UN Watchdog Accuses Russia of Violating Civil, Political Rights

    The United Nations Human Rights Committee is accusing Russia of violating the civil and political rights of people within its territory, as well as in Crimea and the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. The committee notes Russia appears to have influence over the armed groups in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic. So, it argues...

    Putin Has Mixed Motives in Backing Iran Nuclear Deal
    Apr03

    Putin Has Mixed Motives in Backing Iran Nuclear Deal

    When Barack Obama goes to Congress to sell the nuclear deal thrashed out with Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland, he will likely replay his pitch that the agreement offers “a peaceful resolution that prevents Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” To fiercely skeptical U.S. allies, such as Israel and Saudi Arabia, the White House will likely say that...

    RESET: Russia Threatens NATO With ‘Nuclear Force’
    Apr02

    RESET: Russia Threatens NATO With ‘Nuclear Force’

    The Obama administration’s decision to seek a “reset” of relations with Russia was, in the words of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a “brilliant stroke” that “worked.” And she’s obviously right. This explains why Russian is threatening to use “nuclear force” if NATO takes steps to prevent Russian aggression in the Baltic...

    Dismantling Threat of an Atomic Bomb; Iran, World Powers Move Toward a Deal
    Apr02

    Dismantling Threat of an Atomic Bomb; Iran, World Powers Move Toward a Deal

    The United States, Iran and five other world powers announced the outlines of a critical interim deal aimed at containing Tehran’s capacity to develop nuclear weapons, ending an exhausting stretch of overnight negotiations. The broad outlines of the deal, announced in a joint-statement by the European Union’s chief diplomat Frederica...

    Venezuela plans to buy more Russian and Chinese arms
    Apr02

    Venezuela plans to buy more Russian and Chinese arms

    Venezuela has announced plans to increase its total amount of arms imports from Russia and China in the coming years, Russian network Sputnik reports. Venezuela is already the largest weapons importer in South America. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Venezuela imported $349 million worth of arms from China and...

    Five Things To Know About U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s Corruption Charges
    Apr02

    Five Things To Know About U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s Corruption Charges

    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (Democrat-New Jersey) faces a 14-count indictment on corruption charges. He’s also a top foreign policy voice who has sparred with U.S. President Barack Obama on issues such as Iran and Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one year after taking Crimea
    Apr02

    Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one year after taking Crimea

    Special to WorldTribune.com By Miles Yu, Geostrategy-Direct.com Seven years after Russia instigated and conducted a separatist war that was ostensibly for the independence of South Ossetia, Moscow has just virtually annexed the former Georgia territory. A comprehensive new agreement with […] The post Moscow essentially annexes South Ossetia one...

    A Russian internet troll had to write 135 comments making fun of Obama for spitting out gum
    Apr02

    A Russian internet troll had to write 135 comments making fun of Obama for spitting out gum

    An internet troll paid by the Kremlin to spread Russian propaganda was required to write online comments ridiculing President Obama for chewing gum during one of his state visits to India, Radio Free Europe has reported. Employees at Russia’s Internet Research center work for 12 hours a day in 3-person “teams” spreading Kremlin...

    Three Arrested in Ukraine Over Bombing Campaign
    Apr02

    Three Arrested in Ukraine Over Bombing Campaign

    Three people have been arrested in the Ukrainian city of Odessa under suspicion of organising eight bombings in the city since September, Ukraine’s Ministry of the Interior reported today. The detainees are all Odessa natives, two of them men aged 46 and 55, while the third alleged accomplice is a 29-year-old woman. They are suspected of...