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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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,...

    Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!)
    Nov25

    Russians Invade Afghanistan (Again!), Chinese Fight Iraq War (Again!)

    What If It Weren’t Us?Cross-posted with TomDispatch.comLet’s play a game, the kind that makes no sense on this single-superpower planet of ours. For a moment, do your best to suspend disbelief and imagine that there’s another superpower, great power, or even regional power somewhere that, between 2001 and 2003, launched two...

    Serbia’s Future- EU Accession or A Closer Alliance with Russia
    Nov25

    Serbia’s Future- EU Accession or A Closer Alliance with Russia

    On November 6, 2014, the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) provisionally released Serbian ultranationalist and alleged war criminal Vojislav Seselj from prison. Despite suffering from metastasized colon cancer and the pressures of an inconclusive eleven-year long trial, Seselj’s return to Serbia has been dramatic...

    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...

    Ukraine tries risky new tactic against rebels
    Nov25

    Ukraine tries risky new tactic against rebels

    With military offensive proving ineffective Kiev turns off the cash flow, but the financial assault could backfire …read more Source:...

    Say Hello To An Astronaut In Space With This Amazing App
    Nov25

    Say Hello To An Astronaut In Space With This Amazing App

    Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoferetti is currently aboard the International Space Station, orbiting Earth at more than 16,000 miles per hour. Ten years ago, it would have been impossible for Cristoferetti to regularly communicate with her friends, family, and fans, but thanks to a new web app, you’re now able to send Cristoferetti a tiny...