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    French National Front Secures Funding From Russian Bank
    Nov26

    French National Front Secures Funding From Russian Bank

    Is Russian President Vladimir Putin meddling in the internal politics of countries in the European Union? That seemed a strong possibility to some Europeans this week, after French political leader Marine Le Pen confirmed she had secured a €9-million ($11.1 million) loan from a Moscow-based bank, in order to run her right-wing National Front...

    Russian state media seizes propaganda opportunity in Ferguson
    Nov26

    Russian state media seizes propaganda opportunity in Ferguson

    KIEV, Ukraine – Russia is trolling the U.S. hard over Ferguson. With fresh riots in the Missouri town after a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officer who shot Michael Brown there in August, the Kremlin, its powerful state media machine and pro-Russian bloggers — never ones to let an opportunity pass in which they can...

    France suspends delivery of warship to Russia
    Nov26

    France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

    France pushed back indefinitely the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday over Russia’s actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    France suspends delivery of warship to Russia
    Nov26

    France suspends delivery of warship to Russia

    France is suspending the planned delivery of a warship to Russia, citing eastern Ukraine’s “current situation”. …read more Source:...

    Critics: UN Resolution on Nazism Too Restrictive on Rights
    Nov26

    Critics: UN Resolution on Nazism Too Restrictive on Rights

    As Russia continues to deny military involvement in Ukraine, it appeared to be fighting an image war last week at the United Nations – in what has become an annual exercise in condemning Nazism and racism. For about a decade, the U.N. General Assembly committee that deals with human rights has voted each year on a Russian-drafted resolution...

    Ukraine will hold a referendum on joining NATO once it has met certain criteria for membership
    Nov26

    Ukraine will hold a referendum on joining NATO once it has met certain criteria for membership

    At a joint news conference with Lithuania’s president, Mr Poroshenko said he had “worked out the criteria”, but gave no further details. Last week, a Kremlin official called for “a 100% guarantee” that Ukraine would not think about joining NATO. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government
    Nov26

    Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government

    The U.S. and other Western governments are criticizing Kiev’s tardiness in putting together a government following October elections – with suspicions that the delay is due to rivalry between Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk over control of key portfolios. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Conspiracy Or Cock-Up In Ukraine?
    Nov25

    Conspiracy Or Cock-Up In Ukraine?

    This is what former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, subsequently driven from office by mass protests in Kiev, said to German Chancellor Angela Merkel just one year ago, at the start of the crisis. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Russian Envoy: Ferguson Shows Racial Discrimination In U.S.
    Nov25

    Russian Envoy: Ferguson Shows Racial Discrimination In U.S.

    MOSCOW (AP) — The violent protests in Ferguson, Missouri, reflect simmering U.S. tensions over racial discrimination that could undermine the country’s stability, a senior Russian diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s human rights envoy, Konstantin Dolgov, were among the sharpest from a foreign official...

    Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy
    Nov25

    Cash cut to Ukraine rebel areas in risky strategy

    A woman stands at an ATM that doesn’t work outside a Ukrainian bank in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Money is running short in the rebel heartland since the government anno… …read more Source: The Bismarck...