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    Europe’s Neighborhood Nightmare
    Aug21

    Europe’s Neighborhood Nightmare

    Europe is currently facing its most alarming security environment in decades. With the return of old fashioned hard power aggression on its eastern flank and the spread of terrorism, instability and failed states at its southern doorstep, Europe is now stuck in a geopolitical perfect storm. What’s worse: unless Europe can finally get its...

    U.S. Army Vet Killed Fighting Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine
    Aug21

    U.S. Army Vet Killed Fighting Pro-Russian Separatists In Ukraine

    A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and the only American known to have fought alongside Ukrainian forces against pro-Russian separatists was killed in eastern Ukraine, his brother told RFE/RL. Mark Gregory Paslawsky, 55, died while fighting with the volunteer Donbass Battalion. Paslawsky, who fought under the nom de guerre “Franko,” was...

    Amid Defiant Russian Sanctions, Serious Doubts About Economic Future
    Aug21

    Amid Defiant Russian Sanctions, Serious Doubts About Economic Future

    This is the season of economic discontent in Russia, with Moscow and the West tit-for-tatting sanctions in response to the ongoing Russian-backed insurgency in eastern Ukraine. The Kremlin issued a not-so-subtle threat this week that it might impose sanctions on car imports if United States and its Western partners slapped new restrictions on...

    Ukraine asks IMF to combine two aid tranches
    Aug21

    Ukraine asks IMF to combine two aid tranches

    Ukraine wants the IMF to combine the expected third and fourth tranches of a $17 billion dollar bailout package. …read more Source:...

    Russia Shuts 4 McDonald’s Restaurants Amid Ukraine Tensions
    Aug21

    Russia Shuts 4 McDonald’s Restaurants Amid Ukraine Tensions

    Russia ordered the temporary closure of four McDonald’s restaurants in Moscow on Wednesday, a decision it said was over sanitary violations but which comes against a backdrop of worsening U.S.-Russian ties over Ukraine. The four restaurants ordered to suspend operations by the state food safety watchdog included the first ever...

    The Whole World Is Watching Ferguson
    Aug21

    The Whole World Is Watching Ferguson

    This past weekend, in a tense press conference, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency and called for a curfew in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where protesters have been clashing violently with law-enforcement officials following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. “This is a test,” Nixon...

    Activists plant Ukraine flag atop famous Moscow building
    Aug21

    Activists plant Ukraine flag atop famous Moscow building

    Protesters on Wednesday scaled a famous Moscow skyscraper and painted the Soviet star on its spire in Ukrainian colors, as a pro-Russian insurgency continues to rattle eastern Ukraine. A yellow and blue Ukrainian flag was also attached to the top of the 580-foot, Stalin-era structure east of the Kremlin along … …read more Source: The...

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper
    Aug21

    Protesters plant Ukraine flag on Moscow skyscraper

    Protesters on Wednesday scaled one of Moscow’s famed Stalin-era skyscrapers and gave it a makeover, painting the iconic symbol in the national colors of Ukraine. The dangerous prank, which set Russian social networking sites abuzz, drew a harsh response from the police. …read more Source: FOX...

    Protesters Hoist Ukrainian Flag Atop Moscow Landmark
    Aug21

    Protesters Hoist Ukrainian Flag Atop Moscow Landmark

    Protesters against Russia’s support of separatists in Ukraine climbed a Stalin-era building in Moscow late on Tuesday night and painted its star-topped spire to resemble the Ukrainian flag. The golden yellow Soviet star on the building’s spire was partly painted blue and a Ukrainian flag was flown from a mast at the top. The star sits...

    Dutch museum perplexed over where to return borrowed Crimea gold
    Aug20

    Dutch museum perplexed over where to return borrowed Crimea gold

    The curators of an Amsterdam museum that has hosted an exhibition of Crimean gold since February probably never anticipated the tumultuous events that have complicated the return of the borrowed artifacts. …read more Source: Los Angeles...