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    The Balkans Will Be America and Russia’s Next (Virtual) Battlefield
    Apr10

    The Balkans Will Be America and Russia’s Next (Virtual) Battlefield

    James Jay Carafano Security, Europe If Putin wants to stir up trouble anywhere else, it’s the obvious place to start. U.S. interest in the Balkans has waxed and waned. It is time for wax on. The Balkans have been on America’s back burner since the end of the Clinton era. Investing some attention and exerting some influence on the...

    Talking tough: Trump administration says that Russia should stop backing Assad. But will Russia listen?
    Apr10

    Talking tough: Trump administration says that Russia should stop backing Assad. But will Russia listen?

    (Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Trump administration officials on Sunday made it clear that Russia must end their support for the Syrian government or its relationship with the United States will continue to dwindle, according to the Washington Post, providing a basis for what talks between Moscow and Washington will resemble this week when...

    Russian Opposition Activist Released From Prison After Serving Term
    Apr10

    Russian Opposition Activist Released From Prison After Serving Term

    Russian opposition activist Leonid Razvozzhayev has been released from a Siberian prison after serving a 4 1/2-year sentence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to End Its Support for Syria’s Bashar Assad
    Apr10

    G-7 Ministers Aim to Press Russia to End Its Support for Syria’s Bashar Assad

    (LUCCA, Italy) — Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday for a meeting given urgency by the chemical attack in Syria and the U.S. military response, with participants aiming to pressure Russia to end its support for President Bashar Assad. Last week’s nerve gas attack in the rebel-held town of...

    Canada and Ukraine sign  defense cooperation agreement
    Apr10

    Canada and Ukraine sign defense cooperation agreement

    OTTAWA – One month after the Canadian government announced a two-year extension of its military training mission in Ukraine, Canada formalized its support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and security through a bilateral defense cooperation agreement both countries’ defense ministers signed here on April 3. “The arrangement will enable us to...

    Tillerson at NATO-Ukraine Commission:  Our ‘support for Ukraine remains steadfast’
    Apr10

    Tillerson at NATO-Ukraine Commission: Our ‘support for Ukraine remains steadfast’

    BRUSSELS – Addressing the NATO-Ukraine Commission on March 31, U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson made it clear that the United States and NATO “stand firm in our support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity” and underscored, “We do not, and will not, accept Russian efforts to change the borders of territory of Ukraine.”...

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams
    Apr10

    Diaspora soccer team takes on legendary Dynamo Kyiv farm teams

    KYIV – To North Americans it’s “soccer,” but to the rest of the world it’s “football” – the term most commonly used to describe the globe’s premier spectator sport. Ukraine during the week of April 3-7 saw practitioners of what Brazilian soccer legend Pele coined “the beautiful game” in a cross-Atlantic duel of three separate...

    Belarus Expels Three Ukrainian Evangelical Activists
    Apr06

    Belarus Expels Three Ukrainian Evangelical Activists

    Three Ukrainian Evangelical Christian activists who served 15 days in a Belarusian jail are being deported to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The ‘Doomsday’ Vault Where the World’s Seeds Are Kept Safe
    Apr06

    The ‘Doomsday’ Vault Where the World’s Seeds Are Kept Safe

    Deep in the bowels of an icy mountain on an island above the Arctic Circle between Norway and the North Pole lies a resource of vital importance for the future of human­kind. It’s not coal, oil or precious minerals, but seeds. Millions of these tiny brown specks, from more than 930,000 varieties of food crops, are stored in the Global Seed...

    Merkel, Trump talk over concerns over Afghanistan, Ukraine
    Apr06

    Merkel, Trump talk over concerns over Afghanistan, Ukraine

    Merkel, Trump talk over concerns over Afghanistan, Ukraine …read more Source:...