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    Putin promised Ukrainians sanctuary from their war; it hasn’t exactly happened.
    Dec01

    Putin promised Ukrainians sanctuary from their war; it hasn’t exactly happened.

    Perhaps 1 million Ukrainians have settled in Russia since the conflict in Ukraine began in 2014. President Vladimir Putin promised that Russian-speaking Ukrainians would be welcome. But it was largely an empty gesture. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl
    Dec01

    Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl

    The $2.2-billion structure has been edged into place over an existing crumbling dome that the Soviets built in haste when disaster struck three decades ago. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    ‘We Need to Know We’re Not Alone’: Ukraine’s Soldiers Carry the Burden of a Nation at War
    Dec01

    ‘We Need to Know We’re Not Alone’: Ukraine’s Soldiers Carry the Burden of a Nation at War

    MARINKA, Ukraine—As the war in Ukraine nears its third calendar year, Ukrainian troops remain entrenched along a static front line in eastern Ukraine where they exchange small arms and artillery fire with combined Russian-separatist forces every day. More than 21 months after it was signed, the cease-fire is a charade. The war may be at a lower...

    Ukraine Plans Missile Drills Near Crimea Amid Threats From Russia
    Dec01

    Ukraine Plans Missile Drills Near Crimea Amid Threats From Russia

    Ukraine plans to conduct missile test launches near the border with Russian-occupied Crimea this week amid threats from Moscow that it will launch a military strike in retaliation. Kiev’s armed forces are expected to hold the training missile launches on Thursday and Friday. A spokesman for Ukraine’s defense ministry said Wednesday...

    NATO officials talking about increasing defense spending to prove Trump wrong
    Nov30

    NATO officials talking about increasing defense spending to prove Trump wrong

    Thomson Reuters Top NATO and European military officials called in Berlin on Wednesday for more military spending to deal with threats to Europe and said that would help address concerns raised by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. During his election campaign, Trump questioned whether the United States should protect allies seen as spending too...

    Glavin: Sorry liberals, you’re dead wrong about Fidel Castro
    Nov30

    Glavin: Sorry liberals, you’re dead wrong about Fidel Castro

    It has been so delightfully amusing, taking in all the mockery and wickedness that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau brought upon himself by having keened so plaintively last weekend upon hearing the news of the death of that gruesome old Cuban caudillo Fidel Castro. We’ve all had a good laugh. We should also strive to be fair. First, as wildly...

    Tomorrow is (probably) the last opposition day of the year! How should the Tories spend it?
    Nov30

    Tomorrow is (probably) the last opposition day of the year! How should the Tories spend it?

    It’s a red-circled date on the parliamentary calendar that is, in its own way, as comfortingly familiar as the annual decking of the halls outside the Commons Chamber: Dec. 10, which marks the end of the current installment of the financial supply cycle and the cut-off date for what will almost certainly be the last designated opposition...

    Beware of friendly strangers: Lithuania warns citizens about Russian spies
    Nov30

    Beware of friendly strangers: Lithuania warns citizens about Russian spies

    REUTERS/Andrius SytasA single mother takes a kindly man into her confidence. A student is plied with beer by a smiling stranger. Beguiling scenes. But Lithuanians are being urged in TV adverts to be wary of the kindness of strangers and call a new ‘spyline’ to check if they aren’t, perhaps, being lured into espionage by foreign...

    The Current U.S. Approach to Russia Has Failed: What Should Trump Do?
    Nov30

    The Current U.S. Approach to Russia Has Failed: What Should Trump Do?

    Matthew Rojansky Security, Europe “First, we need to stop obsessing over Putin. Our problem is with Russia.” Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and Carnegie Corporation of New York. We asked some of the world’s leading experts about the future of U.S.-Russia...

    Crimea Tensions Mount Over Ukraine Missile Drill
    Nov30

    Crimea Tensions Mount Over Ukraine Missile Drill

    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine are running high over Kiev’s decision to launch a two-day missile drill in the Black Sea, near Crimea’s border with mainland Ukraine, starting Thursday. Ukraine announced plans for the drill in the Black Sea, which will involve missile launches, last week, warning Russian air transport authorities...