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    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...

    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...

    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,...

    That Time Angela Merkel Destroyed Putin’s Machismo
    Nov25

    That Time Angela Merkel Destroyed Putin’s Machismo

    Over the past 14 years, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have shared an understanding. After all, Putin served as a KGB officer in Germany from 1985 to 1990. So they work together often — although not always smoothly. “When Putin and Merkel meet, they sometimes speak in German (he’s better in her...

    France Suspends Delivery Of Warship To Russia
    Nov25

    France Suspends Delivery Of Warship To Russia

    PARIS (AP) — France suspended the delivery of a warship to Russia on Tuesday, after months of speculation about what would be the biggest arms sale ever by a NATO country to the Kremlin. The French president’s office announced the suspension “until further notice” after growing pressure from allies due to tensions over...