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    Beijing’s South China Sea Buildings Could Soon House Missiles: U.S. Officials
    Feb22

    Beijing’s South China Sea Buildings Could Soon House Missiles: U.S. Officials

    China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, has nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.The development is likely to raise questions about whether and how the United States will...

    Why Ukraine Is Dying A Slow Death (Literally)
    Feb22

    Why Ukraine Is Dying A Slow Death (Literally)

    Nolan Peterson Economics, Europe Amid War, Ukraine’s Population Continues to Dwindle. KYIV, Ukraine—Ukraine’s population decreased by about 170,000 people in 2016, the government reported last month, underscoring a demographic trend that began after the country declared its independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, and which...

    Firtash To Face Extradition
    Feb22

    Firtash To Face Extradition

    Dmitry Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch with ties to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, could soon face extradition to the United States on bribery charges. Financial Times: A Vienna court on Tuesday granted a request to extradite Dmitry Firtash, one of Ukraine’s richest and most powerful men, to the US on bribery charges, setting...

    Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!
    Feb22

    Daily Kos Radio is LIVE at 9 AM ET!

    It’s another one of those Wednesdays that feels like a Tuesday, because of the Tuesday that felt like a Monday. Hopefully, neither Greg Dworkin nor Joan McCarter will be similarly confused, and we’ll enjoy our regular Wednesday visits! Listen LIVE right here at 9:00 AM ET! The Kagro in the Morning show is growing by leaps &...

    Continued violations of Ukraine ceasefire
    Feb22

    Continued violations of Ukraine ceasefire

    Peace in Eastern Ukraine remains tenuous as a spate of violations of a newly implemented ceasefire continued overnight into Wednesday. …read more Source:...

    Russian, Ukrainian tensions evident at UN
    Feb22

    Russian, Ukrainian tensions evident at UN

    The UN Security Council paid public tribute to late Russian ambassador Vitaly Churkin on Tuesday — but tensions simmered behind the scenes, as Ukraine blocked a more formal statement of condolences. …read more Source:...

    Will New National Security Adviser McMaster Clash with Donald Trump on Russia?
    Feb22

    Will New National Security Adviser McMaster Clash with Donald Trump on Russia?

    McMaster has said that “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine” in 2014 marked the end of the post-Cold War “holiday from history.” …read more Source:...

    The Daily Vertical: The Human Cost Of Putin’s War
    Feb22

    The Daily Vertical: The Human Cost Of Putin’s War

    The views expressed in this commentary do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, February 22, 2017
    Feb22

    The Morning Vertical, February 22, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chrystia Freeland’s Kremlin ban is a badge of honour
    Feb22

    Chrystia Freeland’s Kremlin ban is a badge of honour

    Our Foreign Affairs Minister, Chrystia Freeland, will not be sitting down for borscht and blini in Russia any time soon. Maybe never. She holds a rare ministerial distinction. She’s banned from that land. She was blacklisted three years ago, along with 12 other Canadians, in retaliation for sanctions imposed in response to Russian...