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    Another Decade of Vlad?
    Nov25

    Another Decade of Vlad?

    Vladimir Putin, 62, told Russian news agency Tass he will step down as president of Russia no later than 2024, as required by Constitution of the Russian Federation, CBC News reports. The Russian constitution limits the number of consecutive terms a president may serve to two, but places no limit on the total number of terms a president may...

    With Putin’s Russia Looming, Finland Is Now Debating Joining NATO
    Nov25

    With Putin’s Russia Looming, Finland Is Now Debating Joining NATO

    As tensions have continued to increase throughout eastern Europe and the Baltic States, famously neutral Finland is being forced to reconsider its decision to remain outside of the NATO alliance. Finland, which stayed neutral throughout the Cold War, shares an 800-mile-long border with Russia, and has an often-difficult history with its neighbor....

    Poroshenko: Ukrainians will vote on joining NATO years from now
    Nov24

    Poroshenko: Ukrainians will vote on joining NATO years from now

    The divisive issue of whether Ukraine should join NATO will be put to a vote years from now, after the necessary reforms have been completed, President Petro Poroshenko announced Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Russia Gets Greater Control Over Black Sea Region
    Nov24

    Russia Gets Greater Control Over Black Sea Region

    MOSCOW—Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea. The move drew outrage and cries of “annexation” in Georgia and sent a chill through those in Abkhazia who fear that wealthy Russians will...

    Europe’s Challenge: A ‘Twilight Zone’ in Russia’s Shadow, or a ‘World of Rules?’
    Nov24

    Europe’s Challenge: A ‘Twilight Zone’ in Russia’s Shadow, or a ‘World of Rules?’

    This comment is excerpted from a speech at Harvard’s Center for European Studies late last week. In Harvard Yard, on 5 June 1947, on the steps of Memorial Church, momentous words were said.It is logical that the United States should do what it can to assist the return of normal economic health in the world, without which there can be no...

    Blood and destruction, east Ukraine residents suffer shelling
    Nov24

    Blood and destruction, east Ukraine residents suffer shelling

    Standing in the rubble of their home in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk a man describes how his wife was shredded by shrapnel but ‘miraculously’ managed to protect their one-year-old granddaughter: Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    With Borscht And Rifle Scopes, Volunteers Power Ukraine Forces
    Nov24

    With Borscht And Rifle Scopes, Volunteers Power Ukraine Forces

    In a cramped kitchen that smelled strongly of cabbage and beets, a small army of women labored into the night, preparing what would become dried borscht to supply Ukrainian soldiers in the field. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Even among the sordid histories of Eastern Europe, Ukraine is particularly tragic
    Nov24

    Even among the sordid histories of Eastern Europe, Ukraine is particularly tragic

    In just the 20th century, it was starved by Stalin, decimated by Hitler, subjected to seventy years of incompetent Soviet rule, looted by its own government and, most recently, invaded by Putin. Ukraine’s situation today remains desperate. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Lithuania Protests Russian Blockade at Border
    Nov24

    Lithuania Protests Russian Blockade at Border

    The ex-Soviet republic of Lithuania accused Moscow on Monday of blocking its vehicles and goods at the Russian border, and summoned its ambassador to protest. “The drivers report that all traffic from Lithuania was blocked as of this morning,” said Algimantas Kondrusevicius, president of the Lithuanian truckers’ association...

    Ukraine Pledges to Form New Government Following Pressure From West
    Nov24

    Ukraine Pledges to Form New Government Following Pressure From West

    Ukraine will take the first steps this week towards forming a new government, President Petro Poroshenko said on Monday, seeking to assuage concern among his Western allies that the delay is holding up reform and imperiling Western assistance. The U.S. and other Western governments are criticizing Kiev’s tardiness in putting together a...