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    Russia may never receive Mistral-class warships, says French defence minister
    Dec05

    Russia may never receive Mistral-class warships, says French defence minister

    France’s defence minister suggested on Friday that two warships ordered by Russia may never be delivered because of its actions in Ukraine, the Associated Press reports. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: Last month, President Francois Hollande suspended the delivery of the first of the ships “until further notice” due to...

    French Defense Minister Says Russia May Never Receive Mistral Warships
    Dec05

    French Defense Minister Says Russia May Never Receive Mistral Warships

    The deal to sell the ships, designed to transport troops, tanks and helicopters, ran into opposition after Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula in March. …read more Source: The New York...

    Belarusian Military Expert Missing Amid Reports Of Arrest
    Dec05

    Belarusian Military Expert Missing Amid Reports Of Arrest

    A Belarusian military expert and journalist, Alyaksandr Alesin, has been missing for days. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    France: possible Russia may never get warships
    Dec05

    France: possible Russia may never get warships

    PARIS (AP) – France’s defense minister suggested on Friday that two warships ordered by Russia may never be delivered because of its actions in Ukraine. Last month, President Francois Hollande suspended the delivery of the first of the ships “until further notice” due to tensions over Ukraine. It … …read more...

    Artists Around The Country ‘Won’t Back Down’ For Ferguson
    Dec05

    Artists Around The Country ‘Won’t Back Down’ For Ferguson

    A few weeks after Michael Brown’s death rocked residents in and around Ferguson, Missouri, a small printshop in St. Louis took action. The graphic design studio, dubbed Firecracker Press, began hand printing posters emblazoned with the words “Promote peace in St. Louis.” Amidst protests and heightened police presence in the...

    Ex-Soviet GUAM Group Drops Russian, Switches To English
    Dec05

    Ex-Soviet GUAM Group Drops Russian, Switches To English

    The GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development comprises Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Crimean Jerusalem, the Real History
    Dec05

    Putin’s Crimean Jerusalem, the Real History

    Russian President Vladimir Putin claims Crimea is sacred to Russians because Vladimir the Great, who Christianized Russia, was baptized there. Vladimir’s Crimea story, however, was one of an invasion, not a spiritual quest. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine tests ground for lasting cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists with one-day truce
    Dec05

    Ukraine tests ground for lasting cease-fire with Russian-backed separatists with one-day truce

    A Ukrainian military spokesman says a one-day truce announced by the president will serve as a test for the prospects of a definitive cessation of hostilities against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine tests ground for lasting cease-fire
    Dec05

    Ukraine tests ground for lasting cease-fire

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian military spokesman says a one-day truce announced by the president will serve as a test for the prospects of a definitive cessation of hostilities against Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: U.S....

    Can Anything Save the Ruble?
    Dec05

    Can Anything Save the Ruble?

    Woe to Russian consumers who like Swiss watches with their Italian suits — or even furry Australian boots with their Chinese disposable fashion. The ruble has lost more than 40 percent of its value in the past year, including a drop of about 8 percent so far this week, and the slide shows no signs of slowing. But with Vladimir Putin offering...