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    EU to Launch ‘Mythbusters’ Taskforce to Counter Russian Propaganda
    Mar20

    EU to Launch ‘Mythbusters’ Taskforce to Counter Russian Propaganda

    The European Union has launched a campaign this week aimed at tackling the formidable flow of propaganda from Russia, which many European leaders fear is destabilising the continent. Heads of government met in Brussels yesterday to ask Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief, to draw up a detailed plan to counter Russia’s...

    Hillary’s Campaign Is Built on a Shaky Foundation
    Mar20

    Hillary’s Campaign Is Built on a Shaky Foundation

    Samantha Sais/Reuters/The Atlantic The thing about the controversies shaking Hillary Clinton’s still-not-yet-presidential campaign is how utterly predictable they are. For example, communications that were supposed to be preserved turning up missing or deleted? We’ve heard that before. And now questions about sketchy foreign...

    Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans
    Mar20

    Threat of Islamic Radicalization, Russian Influence Converge in the Balkans

    The White House says violent extremism and Russian aggression in Ukraine are two of the greatest challenges to U.S. national security. And one place those threats converge is the Balkan region, where political instability, outstanding ethnic tensions and economic fragility make the countries of the area particularly vulnerable. …read more...

    Kyrygz Mercenary Describes Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine
    Mar20

    Kyrygz Mercenary Describes Fighting Alongside Separatists In Ukraine

    A Kyrgyz military reserve officer has told RFE/RL’s Kyrgyz Service about his seven months of service as a mercenary in the ranks of the Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Manas Mambetov alleges Russian troops are increasingly replacing local and mercenary fighters in the region — and that Moscow has stepped up the provision...

    US Paratroopers In Ukraine By April, As ‘Normandy Four’ Ponder Paris Meet
    Mar20

    US Paratroopers In Ukraine By April, As ‘Normandy Four’ Ponder Paris Meet

    The United States military is moving forward with plans to send paratroopers to Ukraine to help train volunteer forces. The mission, which was supposed to take place this month, was delayed because of fears that it would affect the fragile ceasefire agreement between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed rebels that came into force Feb. 18. Army...

    Staying Ukrainian In Crimea
    Mar20

    Staying Ukrainian In Crimea

    Since Crimea’s annexation from Ukraine a year ago, the vast majority of local residents have taken Russian citizenship. Those who chose to remain Ukrainian are grappling with a number of new difficulties. (RFE/RL’s Russian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Vows Response to EU Sanctions Extension
    Mar20

    Russia Vows Response to EU Sanctions Extension

    Russia has denounced the European Union’s move to maintain sanctions against Moscow over its role in the Ukraine conflict, calling Thursday’s decision to extend the measures “destructive.” Speaking to reporters Friday in Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov refused to specify how Russia would respond, but said it would...

    Dutch Experts Visits MH17 Ukraine Crash Site
    Mar20

    Dutch Experts Visits MH17 Ukraine Crash Site

    Dutch experts have returned to Ukraine to probe the crash site of a passenger jet, including visiting a location previously considered unsafe because of fighting with pro-Russian separatists. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Oligarchs Are at War (Again)
    Mar20

    Ukraine’s Oligarchs Are at War (Again)

    The billionaire governor of an eastern Ukrainian region has rebelled against the president’s attempts to erode his influence on state-owned companies. …read more Source:...

    The Soros principle: A billionaire’s plan to change the world
    Mar20

    The Soros principle: A billionaire’s plan to change the world

    At 84, George Soros, the Hungarian-born billionaire, has certainly made his mark on the business world. He is the man who is said to have battered the Bank of England when he shorted the pound and sparked a currency crisis in the 1990s. But he is more than his investment funds. Soros is also a philanthropist with a huge agenda. Through his Open...