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    Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama
    Sep02

    Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama

    Spooked by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago had Russian troops on its soil. …read more Source: Miami...

    Putin Digs In for Long Fight in Ukraine
    Sep02

    Putin Digs In for Long Fight in Ukraine

    MOSCOW—Riding a wave of military gains by pro-Russia rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs. The four-month conflict has now reached a breaking point, where Russia and Ukraine could either negotiate a political settlement...

    Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport
    Sep02

    Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

    EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow’s role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war’s tide last week. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama
    Sep02

    Tiny Estonia seeks strong support from Obama

    TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Spooked by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Estonia is hoping for a strong signal of support from President Barack Obama when he arrives Wednesday in a country that two decades ago had Russian troops on its soil. The U.S. and many other Western countries never recognized the nearly five-decade Soviet occupation,...

    Chernobyl’s Legacy: Radioactive Wild Boars Roam Germany
    Sep02

    Chernobyl’s Legacy: Radioactive Wild Boars Roam Germany

    The explosion at the Ukrainian plant spread a radioactive cloud over Europe in 1986. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine: Civilians driven from homes
    Sep02

    Ukraine: Civilians driven from homes

    In Donetsk, the devastation wrought by weeks of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian forces is all too apparent. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine may need bigger bailout if crisis continues, IMF says
    Sep02

    Ukraine may need bigger bailout if crisis continues, IMF says

    Ukraine may need as much as $19 billion US in additional funds from donors if its conflict with pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country continues in 2015, the International Monetary Fund warned on Tuesday. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Foreign Minister on Ukraine
    Sep02

    Russia’s Foreign Minister on Ukraine

    Sergey V. Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, said that the “party of war” in Kiev was trying to disrupt peace negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    How a Famous Soviet Dissident Foreshadowed Putin’s Plan—in 1990
    Sep02

    How a Famous Soviet Dissident Foreshadowed Putin’s Plan—in 1990

    During an informal question-and-answer session at the pro-Kremlin Seliger youth camp on August 29, a young woman expressed concern about the “growth of nationalism” in Kazakhstan. The woman wondered if a “Ukraine scenario” was possible there if longtime Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev left office—and asked what the...

    Top Russian General Lays Bare Putin’s Plan for Ukraine
    Sep02

    Top Russian General Lays Bare Putin’s Plan for Ukraine

    PRAGUE — When the crisis in Ukraine dramatically heated up last November and in the ensuing weeks, I was impressed by the ability of the Russian state to mobilize so many different tools in its bid to destabilize its neighbor. It became clear very quickly that Russian politicians, journalists, purportedly nongovernmental organizations,...