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    Self-Exiled Blogger: ‘Crimea Is A Big Prison’
    Sep11

    Self-Exiled Blogger: ‘Crimea Is A Big Prison’

    Crimea blogger Yelizaveta Bohutskaya says freedoms are dwindling in the annexed peninsula, which she fled this week after her home was raided by security forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Venezuela’s UN Security Council bid gains backing
    Sep11

    Venezuela’s UN Security Council bid gains backing

    The unanimous endorsement of Venezuela’s candidacy to represent the region on the Security Council came at a closed-door meeting July 23 at U.N. headquarters in New York, say regional diplomats, who agreed to discuss the situation only if not quoted by name because the decision hasn’t been made public. While Venezuela must still...

    Ukraine: Winter of Gas Pain?
    Sep11

    Ukraine: Winter of Gas Pain?

    It’s a long wait – but the food does come. Emergency stocks of cooking oil, flour and tea make things a bit better for these refugees from the fighting in Donetsk and Luhansk. Life in Ukraine is hard – it could be harder if Moscow puts a stranglehold on gas imports from European neighbours. Like Poland, for whom Russia has...

    David J. Rothkopf: Barack Obama and the Middle East’s never-ending war
    Sep11

    David J. Rothkopf: Barack Obama and the Middle East’s never-ending war

    WASHINGTON — I have two grown daughters. Neither can remember a moment in which the United States did not have troops deployed in the Middle East. One was 10 months old at the time the first Gulf War effectively commenced with Operation Desert Shield in August 1990. I remember watching televised reports from Operation Desert Storm the following...

    Leonid Bershidsky: What we can take from the MH17 crash
    Sep11

    Leonid Bershidsky: What we can take from the MH17 crash

    At first glance, the preliminary report on the July 17 crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over eastern Ukraine is pretty thin gruel. It does, however, rule out most explanations except the one that involves a ground-to air-missile. At the same time, it ends hopes that flight data might somehow reveal who shot down the plane, killing its 283...

    Kelly McParland: Moscow threatens to hold itself hostage over tightened sanctions
    Sep11

    Kelly McParland: Moscow threatens to hold itself hostage over tightened sanctions

    In an early scene in Mel Brooks’s classic western farce Blazing Saddles, the new sheriff (a black man in an all-white town) pulls his pistol, points it at his own chin and threatens to shoot. “Isn’t anyone going to help that poor man?” a startled woman cries. After hauling himself safely off to his own jailhouse, the new sheriff...

    U.S. military excercise with Russia canceled because of Ukraine
    Sep11

    U.S. military excercise with Russia canceled because of Ukraine

    Russia’s aggressive assault on Ukraine has led to the broken partnership of a mock exercise with U.S. and Canadian military to practice escorting hijacked airliners. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    EU imposing new sanctions on Russia
    Sep11

    EU imposing new sanctions on Russia

    Moscow calls the move an ‘unfriendly step’ and says it will respond with like measures. …read more Source: USA...

    NATO: 1,000 Russian Troops Remain in Ukraine
    Sep11

    NATO: 1,000 Russian Troops Remain in Ukraine

    NATO says around 1,000 Russian troops remain inside Ukraine – a day after Ukraine’s president reported that most of the Russian forces assisting separatists there had returned home. President Petro Poroshenko said Wednesday that 70 percent of the Russian troops in Ukraine had crossed back over the border, raising hopes the cease-fire...

    European Union Hits Russia With New Economic Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Sep11

    European Union Hits Russia With New Economic Sanctions Over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS—The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia — including ones targeting the country’s vital oil industry — for what it sees as Moscow’s meddling in eastern Ukraine. The sanctions will further curb access to European capital markets for Russian banks and firms, limit exports of certain...