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    What Berlin (and Brussels) Can Teach Cairo and Washington
    Nov13

    What Berlin (and Brussels) Can Teach Cairo and Washington

    What do the fall of the Berlin Wall and the biggest US trade mission to Egypt have in common? Apparently nothing; in reality quite a lot. The New York Times recently criticized the State Department for organizing the largest trade mission to Egypt while the local government was cracking its citizens’ liberties. True, El Sisi’s...

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Nov13

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Last year, Russia’s Putin gifted President Obama some tea cups and a DVD
    Nov13

    Last year, Russia’s Putin gifted President Obama some tea cups and a DVD

    This year, U.S.-Russia relations have been shrouded in acrimony and distrust. Washington and Moscow have butted heads over a range of geopolitical crises, from turmoil in Ukraine to resolving the bloody civil war in Syria. But away from the glare of the headlines, the delicate art of diplomacy continues. That’s very much on display in the...

    Putin’s Reinforcements Have Arrived
    Nov13

    Putin’s Reinforcements Have Arrived

    Sophisticated new weapons are arriving in the contested battlefields of eastern Ukraine, signalling that a dangerous new phase of conflict may be underway. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russian Ship Enters Latvian Waters in Fifth Violation in a Week
    Nov13

    Russian Ship Enters Latvian Waters in Fifth Violation in a Week

    A Russian navy ship was spotted in Latvian waters on Wednesday night, Latvian military officials told local media. The ship crossed into Latvian waters and was stopped by authorities approximately nine miles from the country’s maritime border. It has been identified as a Zhigulevsk GS-19 trawler, a Russian-made military intelligence ship....

    Ukraine official: Likelihood of imminent Russian attack “high”
    Nov13

    Ukraine official: Likelihood of imminent Russian attack “high”

    Kiev warns security deteriorating in rebel-held east as separatist fighters move closer to government forces …read more Source:...

    Dutch Fighters Intercept Russian Plane Over Baltic States
    Nov13

    Dutch Fighters Intercept Russian Plane Over Baltic States

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Two Dutch F16 fighter jets, part of a NATO force patrolling the skies above the Baltic states, intercepted a Russian Ilyushin transport aircraft after it intruded into Estonian and Lithuanian air space, the Dutch government said on Thursday. After the interception, which took place late on Wednesday, the Ilyushin flew...

    Russia Warns Ukraine a New Conflict Would Be Catastrophic
    Nov13

    Russia Warns Ukraine a New Conflict Would Be Catastrophic

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Moscow and Kiev traded accusations on Thursday of failing to observe a ceasefire agreement and Russia warned a resumption of hostilities against pro-Russian separatists in the east would be catastrophic for Ukraine. Ukraine accused Russia of sending soldiers and weapons to help rebels launch a new offensive in a...

    Ukraine Future Clouded After Two ‘Elections’
    Nov13

    Ukraine Future Clouded After Two ‘Elections’

    After the recent completion of elections in Ukraine there was hope the conflict in the east would ease, but that has not happened. Military convoys from Russia are flowing into rebel-controlled areas again, raising fears of a new offensive and a long-term conflict. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...

    Ukraine: Security deteriorating in rebel-held east
    Nov13

    Ukraine: Security deteriorating in rebel-held east

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine warned Thursday that the security situation is steadily worsening in the country’s rebel-held east as separatist fighters move closer to government forces. One official said he feared an attack soon by Russian forces. A cease-fire agreed upon in September between the pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine’s...