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    France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict
    Nov25

    France freezes warship delivery to Russia, citing Ukraine conflict

    France has put on hold a controversial deal to supply Russia with two high-tech amphibious assault ships following international concern over Moscow’s military involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Note to Ukraine: Time to Reconsider Your “Cossack” Pride
    Nov25

    Note to Ukraine: Time to Reconsider Your “Cossack” Pride

    Confronted with an existential threat in the form of Vladimir Putin, Ukraine is embracing patriotism and, in some cases, nationalist symbolism. In Ukrainian consciousness, the notion of the “Cossack” looms large, and during recent protests against the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych and subsequent drive to war with Russian...

    French Far-right National Front Reveals Russian Financing
    Nov25

    French Far-right National Front Reveals Russian Financing

    Amid growing evidence of links between the Kremlin and far-right groups across Europe, France’s National Front has admitted taking a multimillion-dollar loan from a bank controlled by Russia. The admission came as the French government postponed a contract to deliver two warships for Russia. In a statement Tuesday, the French...

    Merkel Hits Diplomatic Dead-end with Putin
    Nov25

    Merkel Hits Diplomatic Dead-end with Putin

    After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed. Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Australia, Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin alone, without the usual pack of interpreters and aides. Instead of challenging him on what she...

    France Postpones Warship Sale to Russia, Citing Ukraine Conflict
    Nov25

    France Postpones Warship Sale to Russia, Citing Ukraine Conflict

    France agreed in 2011 sell two ships in a deal worth $1.6 billion, but the deal became a source of concern after Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: The New York...

    France halts delivery of first Mistral warship to Russia
    Nov25

    France halts delivery of first Mistral warship to Russia

    JC FinleyPARIS, Nov. 25 (UPI) — France has again expressed reticence to deliver Mistral-class warships to Russia, citing Russia’s role in “the situation in Ukraine.” …read more Source: United Press...

    France’s Front National Accepts €9m Loan From Russian Bank
    Nov25

    France’s Front National Accepts €9m Loan From Russian Bank

    France’s nationalist Front National took out a €9 million loan from a Moscow-based First Czech Russian Bank, the party’s treasurer told French radio on Monday. Front National, which has surged in the polls, with leader Marine Le Pen now a serious contender for president, explained they took out the loan from a bank owned by Kremlin...

    Merkel’s Attempt to Negotiate with Putin One-on-One Did Not Go Well
    Nov25

    Merkel’s Attempt to Negotiate with Putin One-on-One Did Not Go Well

    (Reuters) – After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed. Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Australia, Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin alone, without the usual pack of interpreters and aides. Instead of...

    Political Pressure Mounts on Ukraine’s Poroshenko
    Nov25

    Political Pressure Mounts on Ukraine’s Poroshenko

    Political pressure is mounting both at home and abroad on Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko, with critics arguing he lacks direction in combating a pro-Moscow insurgency in the east and not moving fast enough on reform. A month after Ukraine held its first parliamentary polls since the ouster of pro-Moscow President Viktor Yanukovych,...

    Serbia’s Future- EU Accession or A Closer Alliance with Russia
    Nov25

    Serbia’s Future- EU Accession or A Closer Alliance with Russia

    On November 6, 2014, the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) provisionally released Serbian ultranationalist and alleged war criminal Vojislav Seselj from prison. Despite suffering from metastasized colon cancer and the pressures of an inconclusive eleven-year long trial, Seselj’s return to Serbia has been dramatic...