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    EU Urges Russia to Let Bosnia Join the Bloc
    Dec05

    EU Urges Russia to Let Bosnia Join the Bloc

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina—The European Union urged Russia on Friday to leave the Balkans out of its dispute with the bloc over Ukraine, and let the region proceed on its path toward EU and NATO memberships. Moscow has said that because of its strained relations with the West, it no longer supports Bosnia’s membership efforts and that...

    Authoritarian regimes rally around Ferguson
    Dec05

    Authoritarian regimes rally around Ferguson

    WASHINGTON – The police-brutality marches in dozens of U.S. cities are echoing far beyond the Brooklyn Bridge, the square outside the White House and the streets of Ferguson.They’re also resonating at the Kremlin.Some of the world’s more authoritarian governments aren’t bothering to conceal their glee over the unrest...

    Carter Nomination Sets up Senate Critique of Obama Policies
    Dec05

    Carter Nomination Sets up Senate Critique of Obama Policies

    President Barack Obama Friday nominated Ash Carter to succeed Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary, capping a week of uncertainty about who will fill one of the administration’s most powerful posts and setting the stage for a high-profile confirmation hearing that Republicans will use to criticize the White House’s foreign policy...

    Poroshenko: Kyiv Must Hold Donetsk Airport
    Dec05

    Poroshenko: Kyiv Must Hold Donetsk Airport

    Ukraine’s president said Friday that the country’s armed forces must not lose control of the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk. President Petro Poroshenko presented awards to a group of “cyborgs,” the name given to the soldiers and members of volunteer battalions who have fought at the Donetsk airport, the site of...

    Can Vladimir Putin Be Intimidated by Feminism?
    Dec05

    Can Vladimir Putin Be Intimidated by Feminism?

    STOCKHOLM — Everywhere one looks on the eastern fringes of Europe, the Russian bear menaces. From Ukraine to Estonia, Russian troops are either engaged in outright warfare or testing the borders of Russia’s neighbors. In Sweden and Finland, Russian planes and vessels are prodding at coastal defenses. Nordic defense officials now speak of a...

    20 Years After Budapest Memorandum, Agreement In Tatters As Russian Troops Operate In Ukraine
    Dec05

    20 Years After Budapest Memorandum, Agreement In Tatters As Russian Troops Operate In Ukraine

    When American, Russian and British leaders came together to sign the Budapest Memorandum in 1994, ensuring the territorial integrity and political independence of Ukraine, few thought that exactly 20 years later to the day Russian troops would be operating in East Ukraine and Crimea, seemingly flouting the agreement. …read more Source:...

    Russia holds military drills near Ukraine border
    Dec05

    Russia holds military drills near Ukraine border

    Ukraine FM Klimkin says his country needs “everyone to deliver on the ceasefire” while Russia’s Lavrov says it is wrong of the West to blame Moscow for the crisis. Jennifer Davis reports. Video provided by Reuters …read more Source: USA...

    EU official says Bosnia is willing to join the bloc, despite Russia’s objections
    Dec05

    EU official says Bosnia is willing to join the bloc, despite Russia’s objections

    The European Union has urged Russia to leave the Balkans out of its dispute with the bloc over Ukraine, and to let the region proceed on its path toward EU and NATO memberships. …read more Source: FOX...

    Crimean Tatars Face Repression After Russia Takes Over
    Dec05

    Crimean Tatars Face Repression After Russia Takes Over

    BRUSSELS—It was traditional for Crimean Tatars, a Muslim Turkic ethnic minority, to hold a large gathering for Human Rights Day in the central square in Simferopol, Crimea’s capital, on Dec. 10. But this year the Mejlis, a representative body of the Crimean Tatars, were told by Crimean authorities that they will not be able to hold their...

    Eastern European Trade Organization Picks English Over Russian
    Dec05

    Eastern European Trade Organization Picks English Over Russian

    GUAM, the interstate association of Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, will no longer be conducting meetings in Russian. The group could typically speak Russian during meetings, a holdover universal language from the Soviet era. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin wrote on Twitter that the decision to switch languages to...