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    VP Biden Tackles Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey
    Nov13

    VP Biden Tackles Key Conflicts in Travels to Ukraine, Turkey

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will tackle two conflicts at the forefront of American foreign policy when he visits Ukraine, Morocco and Turkey next week, including continued Russian aggression in Ukraine and the fight against the Islamic State. VOA correspondent Aru Pande has more from the White House. …read more Source: Voice of...

    France Says Mistral Ship Won’t Be Delivered To Russia; There Will Be No Handover
    Nov13

    France Says Mistral Ship Won’t Be Delivered To Russia; There Will Be No Handover

    The French government has decided to put a hold on the delivery of two Mistral helicopter carriers to Russia. The decision comes after months of uncertainty about whether Russia would receive the ships, amid sanctions imposed by the West for Russian incursions into Ukraine, or whether French shipbuilder DCNS would instead find another buyer....

    What Berlin (and Brussels) Can Teach Cairo and Washington
    Nov13

    What Berlin (and Brussels) Can Teach Cairo and Washington

    What do the fall of the Berlin Wall and the biggest US trade mission to Egypt have in common? Apparently nothing; in reality quite a lot. The New York Times recently criticized the State Department for organizing the largest trade mission to Egypt while the local government was cracking its citizens’ liberties. True, El Sisi’s...

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war
    Nov13

    Ukraine, separatists revving for resumption of full-fledged war

    Russian and Ukrainian officials traded accusations Thursday about gearing up for a resumption of full-fledged war in eastern Ukraine as European monitors reported a steady rise in what appeared to be uniformed fighters crossing in from Russia. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Last year, Russia’s Putin gifted President Obama some tea cups and a DVD
    Nov13

    Last year, Russia’s Putin gifted President Obama some tea cups and a DVD

    This year, U.S.-Russia relations have been shrouded in acrimony and distrust. Washington and Moscow have butted heads over a range of geopolitical crises, from turmoil in Ukraine to resolving the bloody civil war in Syria. But away from the glare of the headlines, the delicate art of diplomacy continues. That’s very much on display in the...

    Putin’s Reinforcements Have Arrived
    Nov13

    Putin’s Reinforcements Have Arrived

    Sophisticated new weapons are arriving in the contested battlefields of eastern Ukraine, signalling that a dangerous new phase of conflict may be underway. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Russian Ship Enters Latvian Waters in Fifth Violation in a Week
    Nov13

    Russian Ship Enters Latvian Waters in Fifth Violation in a Week

    A Russian navy ship was spotted in Latvian waters on Wednesday night, Latvian military officials told local media. The ship crossed into Latvian waters and was stopped by authorities approximately nine miles from the country’s maritime border. It has been identified as a Zhigulevsk GS-19 trawler, a Russian-made military intelligence ship....

    Ukraine official: Likelihood of imminent Russian attack “high”
    Nov13

    Ukraine official: Likelihood of imminent Russian attack “high”

    Kiev warns security deteriorating in rebel-held east as separatist fighters move closer to government forces …read more Source:...

    Russia Warns Ukraine a New Conflict Would Be Catastrophic
    Nov13

    Russia Warns Ukraine a New Conflict Would Be Catastrophic

    MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – Moscow and Kiev traded accusations on Thursday of failing to observe a ceasefire agreement and Russia warned a resumption of hostilities against pro-Russian separatists in the east would be catastrophic for Ukraine. Ukraine accused Russia of sending soldiers and weapons to help rebels launch a new offensive in a...

    Ukraine Future Clouded After Two ‘Elections’
    Nov13

    Ukraine Future Clouded After Two ‘Elections’

    After the recent completion of elections in Ukraine there was hope the conflict in the east would ease, but that has not happened. Military convoys from Russia are flowing into rebel-controlled areas again, raising fears of a new offensive and a long-term conflict. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from London. …read more Source: Voice of...