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    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow
    Dec06

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow

    MOSCOW (AP) — French President Francois Hollande met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin during an impromptu visit to Moscow on Saturday, a rare display of goodwill as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France’s decision to suspend the delivery of two warships to Moscow. …read more Source: U.S....

    IMF To Visit Kiev For Bailout Talks
    Dec06

    IMF To Visit Kiev For Bailout Talks

    (Reuters) – An International Monetary Fund mission will visit Kiev from Dec. 9 to 18 for talks with the new government regarding a $17 billion bailout program, the IMF’s Ukraine representative Jerome Vacher said on Saturday. The IMF program was agreed in April to shore up the ex-Soviet state’s foreign currency reserves and...

    Russia and the West Compete in Eurasian Borderlands
    Dec06

    Russia and the West Compete in Eurasian Borderlands

    Video Transcript Ben Sheen: Hello and thank you for joining us. My name is Ben Sheen, I’m a managing editor here at Stratfor, and today I’m joined by Eurasia analyst Eugene Chausovsky. We’ll be talking a little bit today about the increased buildup of tensions along Russia’s periphery. So, Eugene, clearly this is something...

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow
    Dec06

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow

    President Francois Hollande meets with Russia’s leader during an impromptu visit to Moscow, as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France’s decision to suspend the…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow
    Dec06

    French leader meets with Putin in Moscow

    MOSCOW — French President Francois Hollande met with Russia’s Vladimir Putin during an impromptu visit to Moscow on Saturday, as tensions remain high over the ongoing conflict in east Ukraine and France’s decision to suspend the delivery of two warships to Moscow.The French leader announced the unexpected stopover in Moscow as he...

    Reports: French Leader Arrives in Moscow
    Dec06

    Reports: French Leader Arrives in Moscow

    MOSCOW— French President Francois Hollande is meeting with his Russian counterpart in an impromptu visit to Moscow, Russian news agencies report. The French leader met with Vladimir Putin at a Moscow airport on Saturday in an unexpected stopover visit, as he traveled from neighboring Kazakhstan back to Paris. Last month, France suspended the...

    France’s Hollande meets Putin on Ukraine crisis
    Dec06

    France’s Hollande meets Putin on Ukraine crisis

    Pair meet during a brief stopover at a Moscow airport …read more Source: The Globe and...

    ISIS, Ebola, and Putin: Old News?
    Dec06

    ISIS, Ebola, and Putin: Old News?

    The Ebola epidemic, ISIS’s ascent, and Vladimir Putin’s belligerence may be three of the most disruptive developments of 2014, but in 2015 they could all lose their potency. It’s hard to imagine such an outcome at the moment, of course, but then again most big news stories are devilishly difficult to predict. It is always...

    French president to discuss Ukraine crisis with Putin in Moscow
    Dec06

    French president to discuss Ukraine crisis with Putin in Moscow

    Almaty (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande will make an unscheduled stop in Moscow later on Saturday to discuss the Ukraine crisis with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, his office said.Hollande will stop in the Russian capital on the way back home from a visit to Kazakhstan, a day after vowing to work towards a...

    Weekend Roundup: One Country, Two Dreams
    Dec06

    Weekend Roundup: One Country, Two Dreams

    If the sharply contrasting views of students in Xian or Beijing and Hong Kong are any indication, Deng Xiaoping’s ideal formulation of “one country, two systems” has morphed into another reality: one country, two dreams.George Chen writes that President Xi Jinping’s “Chinese Dream” competes with other...