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    Can Minsk Cease-fire Agreement Hold?
    Nov19

    Can Minsk Cease-fire Agreement Hold?

    Growing tensions between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine further threaten a cease-fire agreement reached two months ago in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Critics of U.S. policy in Ukraine say it is time the Obama administration gives up on that much-violated cease-fire and moves toward a new deal with Russia. VOA’s...

    Despite facing multiple threats, Europe still isn’t spending on defense
    Nov18

    Despite facing multiple threats, Europe still isn’t spending on defense

    A column of Russian tanks and artillery weapons rolled toward Donetsk in Ukraine recently, the latest move in a proxy war that’s seen Crimea and much of the country’s Donbas…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    The Life and Times of Prague’s John Lennon Wall
    Nov18

    The Life and Times of Prague’s John Lennon Wall

    Earlier this week, Praguers awoke to find that the John Lennon Wall, one of the city’s better known symbols of artistic resistance against the former Communist regime, had been “reimagined.” Or, as the Prague Post put it, the wall had been “vandalized.” APRiffing on the John Lennon and Yoko One peace message,...

    As forces amass, German diplomat tries to head off Russia-Ukraine war
    Nov18

    As forces amass, German diplomat tries to head off Russia-Ukraine war

    Germany’s foreign minister shuttled between Kiev and Moscow on Tuesday in an effort to avert all-out war between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Powerful Photographs Show How Ukrainians Cope With Everyday Life During Wartime
    Nov18

    Powerful Photographs Show How Ukrainians Cope With Everyday Life During Wartime

    In late 2013, English photographer Christopher Nunn found himself in a small town in Ukraine, alone and unable to speak the language, just as the crisis in Crimea was starting to foment. Equipped with only his camera, Nunn had been in the country for months, attempting to reconnect with his family’s forgotten Ukrainian roots through...

    German, Russian Foreign Ministers Discuss Ukraine Crisis
    Nov18

    German, Russian Foreign Ministers Discuss Ukraine Crisis

    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier flew from Kyiv to Moscow and met with his Russian counterpart during the evening of November 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin says US wants to subdue Russia
    Nov18

    Putin says US wants to subdue Russia

    The sanctions over Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and support for a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine have exacerbated Russia’s economic problems and contributed to a sharp devaluation of the Russian ruble. Putin sought to project an optimistic image Tuesday, downplaying the ruble’s nosedive and saying that a ban on...

    Is Obama Weak on Foreign Policy?
    Nov18

    Is Obama Weak on Foreign Policy?

    One reason that Barack Obama is slumping in the polls is that Republicans have successfully painted him as weak on foreign policy. Yet, during his tenure so far, Obama has used air power to oust Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, surged American forces in Afghanistan to satisfy the U.S. military, re-entered the civil war in Iraq, and extended the...

    Merkel fears construction of Cold-War zones across Europe if Russia not given hard counter in Ukraine
    Nov18

    Merkel fears construction of Cold-War zones across Europe if Russia not given hard counter in Ukraine

    The strongly worded statement came as Ukraine’s president warned of a resumption of ‘total war’ in the strife-torn country’s east …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Putin says U.S. wants to subdue Russia
    Nov18

    Putin says U.S. wants to subdue Russia

    MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the United States wants to make Russia submissive, but won’t succeed in doing so. Speaking at televised meeting with pro-Kremlin activists Tuesday, Putin said that Washington “wants to subdue us, wants to solve its problems at our expense.” He said the sanctions against Russia imposed by...