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    Merits of Giving Ukraine Lethal Aid Debated
    Nov25

    Merits of Giving Ukraine Lethal Aid Debated

    US Vice President Joe Biden has condemned what he calls Russia’s “aggression” in Ukraine, but stopped short of saying the US will provide Ukraine with lethal aid. He commented before wrapping up a visit to Ukraine that included talks with President Petro Poroshenko. But the White House nominee to fill the number two position at the State...

    Poroshenko Vows New Government Soon
    Nov25

    Poroshenko Vows New Government Soon

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has vowed to take the first steps this week towards forming a new government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Now Has Even Greater Control Of The Black Sea Region
    Nov25

    Russia Now Has Even Greater Control Of The Black Sea Region

    MOSCOW (AP) — 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...

    Epiphanies From Christine Lagarde
    Nov25

    Epiphanies From Christine Lagarde

    The managing director of the International Monetary Fund on her frustrations with Congress, how the IMF saved Ukraine, and why her institution is poised to be more relevant than ever. …read more Source: Foreign...

    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...