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    Putin says Ukraine crisis used by West to ‘revive’ NATO
    Sep11

    Putin says Ukraine crisis used by West to ‘revive’ NATO

    President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Western countries of creating the Ukrainian crisis and using it to revive NATO. Duration: 00:34 Video provided by AFP …read more Source: USA...

    U.S. to Ratchet Up Russia Sanctions
    Sep11

    U.S. to Ratchet Up Russia Sanctions

    President Barack Obama announced Thursday that the United States would “deepen and broaden” its sanctions on Russia for its actions in eastern Ukraine, despite last week’s cease-fire reached between the government of Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists. American and European officials have been preparing the additional sanctions for weeks,...

    EU slaps new economic sanctions on Russia
    Sep11

    EU slaps new economic sanctions on Russia

    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. …read more Source: CTV...

    OBAMA ANNOUNCES NEW SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA
    Sep11

    OBAMA ANNOUNCES NEW SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA

    President Barack Obama on Thursday announced the U.S. would join the European Union in intensifying sanctions on Russia’s finance, energy, and defense sectors. “We will deepen and broaden sanctions in Russia’s financial, energy, and defense sectors,” Obama said in a statement. “These measures will increase...

    Can Foreign Policy Help Republicans Take the Senate?
    Sep11

    Can Foreign Policy Help Republicans Take the Senate?

    Foreign policy and the Middle East as a major issue in the midterms? A few months ago, it would have been almost laughable—but with overseas news dominating the headlines and on voters’ minds, Republicans see the issue as the final piece in the puzzle for using fears about President Obama’s tenure against Democratic candidates in key...

    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...

    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...