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Section: US & Canada

    What’s behind Vladimir Putin’s power play?
    Nov15

    What’s behind Vladimir Putin’s power play?

    Russia and the U.S. haven’t exactly been the best of pals, but their relationship has been particularly rocky through much of 2014. Based on how things have been going lately, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems to be signalling he has no interest in mending fences. The tension over Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March and its...

    Russian troops hold drills in Serbia
    Nov15

    Russian troops hold drills in Serbia

    NIKINCI, Serbia (AP) — Camouflage-clad Russian soldiers parachute from the sky, armored vehicles fire live rounds on an open field after being dropped from military transport jets and helicopters fire missiles against enemy positions. Russia and Serbia have traditionally close historic and cultural ties, and Moscow has backed Belgrade’s bid...

    Putin At G20: With The Russian President Shaking Up The Global Scene, The Summit Is More Relevant Than Ever
    Nov15

    Putin At G20: With The Russian President Shaking Up The Global Scene, The Summit Is More Relevant Than Ever

    The G-20 meeting isn’t exactly the most exciting annual event on your calendar — if it’s on your calendar at all — but this year it’s worth watching. All eyes are on Russian President Vladimir Putin, who stepped off the plane in Brisbane, Australia, on Friday to a crowd of protesters and a group of world leaders...

    European President Says Russia Must Withdraw From Eastern Ukraine
    Nov15

    European President Says Russia Must Withdraw From Eastern Ukraine

    European Council President Herman Van Rompuy says Moscow has sent troops and heavy weaponry into eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Chilly Reception Expected for Putin at G20 Summit
    Nov15

    Chilly Reception Expected for Putin at G20 Summit

    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives in Brisbane where he’s likely to meet a storm of criticism. Australia’s G20 summit is expected to produce a showdown between Western leaders and Putin, following new reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine. After several months of fighting, a ceasefire is supposed to be in...

    Russia ‘Violated International Law’
    Nov15

    Russia ‘Violated International Law’

    Nato’s Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, has accused Russia of taking ”aggressive actions” in Ukraine which have violated international law. …read more Source: The Boston...

    Serbia Hosts Military Exercises with Russia
    Nov15

    Serbia Hosts Military Exercises with Russia

    Under a hail of gunfire, Serbian special forces are on the move. And watching the ground assault from a safe distance are Russian and Serbian military officials. The unprecedented joint military drill underscores a delicate balancing act for Serbia — safeguard relations with its big-power ally in Russia, while pursuing closer integration...

    Putin Criticized US Ahead of G20 Summit
    Nov15

    Putin Criticized US Ahead of G20 Summit

    World leaders are gathering in Brisbane, Australia, for the G20 meeting of the world’s largest economies amid tense rhetoric between Russia and the West. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot has pledged to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin over his support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, while the Kremlin has announced long-range...

    Putin’s Latest Nightmare — Great Game 2.0 in Central Asia
    Nov15

    Putin’s Latest Nightmare — Great Game 2.0 in Central Asia

    To the vast majority of Western policymakers and laypeople alike, Central Asia is an eternal enigma and a region characterized by a litany of contradictions. It is almost irreconcilable how immense energy wealth juxtaposes so closely to abject poverty and how persistent authoritarianism so often covers up the region’s vulnerability to...

    After Two Decades Of Cooperation, Russia May Pull The Plug On Nuclear Security Contracts With The US
    Nov15

    After Two Decades Of Cooperation, Russia May Pull The Plug On Nuclear Security Contracts With The US

    In the years following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Russia’s former American rival has spent billions helping Moscow secure a sprawling network of nuclear infrastructure, in the interest of lowering the odds that weaponized uranium might fall in the hands of extremists or rogue states. Now Russia may be planning to wind down...