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    Russia flying over, photographing Canadian military bases this week
    Apr20

    Russia flying over, photographing Canadian military bases this week

    OTTAWA — Russia is using a post-Cold War agreement to conduct an aerial surveillance mission over Canadian military facilities this week, even as relations between the two countries remain frosty. The five-day mission started Tuesday and involves an unarmed Russian aircraft flying to different parts of the country to take photos of Canadian...

    Lithuania FM Says NATO Deployment Shows Commitment
    Apr20

    Lithuania FM Says NATO Deployment Shows Commitment

    Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says the recent NATO deployments to the Baltic region and elsewhere in Eastern Europe are a sign that the Western alliance “will do anything” to defend the security of member nations. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Works Around Western Energy Sanctions
    Apr20

    Russia Works Around Western Energy Sanctions

    Back in 2014, a raft of Western sanctions stifled Russia’s Arctic oil ambitions, but three years later Moscow is looking to kickstart its own homegrown oil renaissance to try and match America’s shale boom.At the time, those sanctions were carefully calculated to hamstring Russia’s future energy production without immediately...

    Moscow Hails ICJ Ruling On Ukraine
    Apr20

    Moscow Hails ICJ Ruling On Ukraine

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has hailed a ruling of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague rejecting Ukraine’s request to order Moscow to stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Urges West’s Support of Reform as It Seeks Stolen Billions
    Apr20

    Ukraine Urges West’s Support of Reform as It Seeks Stolen Billions

    Ukraine is urging the West to back its efforts at reform, despite accusations the government has failed to tackle corruption three years on from the revolution that toppled the regime of president Viktor Yanukovych. Visiting with British Prime Minister Theresa May in London Wednesday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko implored the West to back...

    Putin on the move: Russia is moving back into Ukraine, as the Trump administration does nothing
    Apr20

    Putin on the move: Russia is moving back into Ukraine, as the Trump administration does nothing

    (Credit: AP Photo/Mykhailo Andriiv) Although President Donald Trump has not followed through on a reported plan that would have allowed Russia to shed its sanctions and win Ukrainian land through rigged elections, his administration’s unclear policies toward Russia have encouraged that nation to become more aggressive in its occupation of...

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election
    Apr20

    Key Players in the French Presidential Election

    France is only a few days out from the first round of its presidential elections—a contest that could go down to the wire. The election on Sunday features several key issues of concern to French voters, among them being terrorism and the failure to assimilate immigrants into French society. This week’s foiled terror plot, planned to...

    The Kremlin Has Its Watchful Eyes Set On The French Elections
    Apr20

    The Kremlin Has Its Watchful Eyes Set On The French Elections

    Vladimir Putin, here with French President Francois Hollande, has big plans for Europe. Kremlin Press Office, CC BY-SAAndrey Shcherbak, Higher School of Economics, St PetersburgThe Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations...

    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital
    Apr20

    Russian Dissidents Open Office in Ukraine’s Capital

    Organizers from the Free Russia Foundation, a U.S.-based NGO founded by Russian dissidents, have opened what they call “an Embassy of the Civil Society of Russia in Ukraine,” in Kyiv’s trendy Podil district. Housed in a red brick building with a small blue sign that reads “Free Russia House,” its founders plan to transform the now-bare...

    Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: ‘Russia can succeed only through democracy’
    Apr20

    Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: ‘Russia can succeed only through democracy’

    Decisions made by Russian President Vladimir Putin were “justified” and successfully stabilized his nation, former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in Time magazine, but have proven costly in the longer term.“In the initial phase, certain measures of authoritarian nature—a kind of manual control—were justified,” Gorbachev wrote in...