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    Ukraine to Freeze Payments in Separatist Areas
    Nov06

    Ukraine to Freeze Payments in Separatist Areas

    The prime minister said payments totaling $2.6 billion, mostly for public sector wages and pensions, would be withheld, putting a burden on Russia. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia’s Putin, EU’s Barroso burnt on British bonfires
    Nov06

    Russia’s Putin, EU’s Barroso burnt on British bonfires

    Lewes (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin in nothing but green underwear and European leader Jose Manuel Barroso are among those being paraded and burned during traditional British bonfire celebrations this week.Effigies of the two leaders were unveiled as part of Guy Fawkes Night, a nationwide celebration on November...

    Few Changes Predicted in US-Russia Relations After US Elections
    Nov06

    Few Changes Predicted in US-Russia Relations After US Elections

    The crisis in Ukraine has damaged relations between Washington and Moscow, with some experts believing they are at their lowest point in decades. Now that the Republican Party controls both houses of Congress, will that have an effect on U.S.-Russia relations? John Parker, a Russia expert at the National Defense University in Washington, said,...

    Ukraine peace plan in tatters, conflict takes shape
    Nov06

    Ukraine peace plan in tatters, conflict takes shape

    Kiev said on Wednesday it would halt payment of state funds in areas controlled by pro-Moscow rebels, as both sides hardened positions. …read more Source:...

    Russian troops closer to Ukraine border: NATO chief
    Nov06

    Russian troops closer to Ukraine border: NATO chief

    Russia has moved troops closer to the border with Ukraine and continues to support rebels in the country’s east, NATO’s chief said on Tuesday, after an election held by the pro-Russian separatists and condemned by Kiev and Western leaders. …read more Source:...

    Russia Tells US It Will Not Attend 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
    Nov06

    Russia Tells US It Will Not Attend 2016 Nuclear Security Summit

    Russia has told the United States that it will not attend a 2016 nuclear security summit, the State Department said on Wednesday, in the latest sign of frosty ties between Washington and Moscow. Explaining why it would stay away, Moscow said it doubted the value of the summit, which is to be held in Chicago in 2016, and believed the views of...

    The Midterm’s Mantra of Fear and Loathing
    Nov06

    The Midterm’s Mantra of Fear and Loathing

    Don’t kid yourselves; from the Islamic State to Ukraine to Iran, foreign policy mattered in Tuesday’s elections. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Here’s Why Forbes Named Putin The Most Powerful Leader On Earth
    Nov05

    Here’s Why Forbes Named Putin The Most Powerful Leader On Earth

    For the second straight year, Russian President Vladimir Putin was named the World’s Most Powerful Person by Forbes magazine. Leading international counterparts like Barack Obama and China’s President Xi Jinping, Putin takes the lead based on “an evaluation of hard power.” This year, Putin annexed the multi-ethnic...

    Putin Tops Forbes Most Powerful List
    Nov05

    Putin Tops Forbes Most Powerful List

    Four of the top five most powerful people on Forbes’ 2014 list are leaders of influential countries. For the second year running, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin tops the list as the most powerful person in the world. Russia’s invasion of Crimea and an oil pipeline deal with China are two of several reasons for the former KGB...

    Forbes Magazine Names Putin World’s Most Powerful Person
    Nov05

    Forbes Magazine Names Putin World’s Most Powerful Person

    For the second year in a row, the U.S. business magazine Forbes has named Russian President Vladimir Putin the most powerful person in the world. The magazine said its editors picked the Russian leader over President Barack Obama, with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Pope Francis and German Chancellor Angela Merkel rounding out the top five. Forbes...