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    7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters
    Feb08

    7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters

    WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — The Russian embassy in Nigeria says seven Russian sailors and a Ukrainian have been kidnapped from a cargo ship in Nigerian waters. It comes less than three months after three Russians were taken hostage off a ship in Nigerian waters and later freed. Ship hijackings and crew kidnappings are common off Nigeria’s...

    7 Russian Sailors, 1 Ukrainian Kidnapped in Nigerian Waters
    Feb08

    7 Russian Sailors, 1 Ukrainian Kidnapped in Nigerian Waters

    7 Russian sailors, 1 Ukrainian kidnapped in Nigerian waters, Russian embassy says …read more Source: ABC...

    Matthew Fisher: The situation in Ukraine tests the limits of Trump’s friendship with Putin
    Feb08

    Matthew Fisher: The situation in Ukraine tests the limits of Trump’s friendship with Putin

    Within hours of a telephone conversation between President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin on January 28, separatist and government forces in eastern Ukraine were hurling thousands of rounds of deadly artillery at each other. The on-again, off-again civil war in Ukraine is now in its third winter. The dubious prize being fought over...

    Russia deploys air defense missiles for massive drills
    Feb08

    Russia deploys air defense missiles for massive drills

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military has deployed its air defense missiles around Moscow as part of massive drills, to practice response to an air attack. The Defense Ministry said S-300 and S-400 air defense missile systems were involved in the drills Wednesday. Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin told foreign military attaches that the...

    The “Darth Vader” of Russia: meet Igor Sechin, Putin’s right-hand man
    Feb08

    The “Darth Vader” of Russia: meet Igor Sechin, Putin’s right-hand man

    Late on the night of November 14, Igor Sechin, the CEO of the Russian state oil giant Rosneft, reportedly summoned Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev to a meeting at the company’s headquarters in a czarist-era building across the river from the Kremlin. When he arrived, Ulyukayev was handed a large amount of cash in front of...

    Emmanuel Macron’s Unexpected Shot at the French Presidency
    Feb08

    Emmanuel Macron’s Unexpected Shot at the French Presidency

    The French presidential election has been full of surprises—from former Prime Minister Manuel Valls’s failed Socialist primary bid to the financial scandal plaguing the campaign of François Fillon, the center-right candidate. And no one has benefitted from these surprises more than Emmanuel Macron.A poll released Monday by French pollster...

    Separatist Commander ‘Givi’ Killed In Eastern Ukraine
    Feb08

    Separatist Commander ‘Givi’ Killed In Eastern Ukraine

    Russia-backed separatists say one of their commanders in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine has been assassinated. Mikhail Tolstykh was better known by his nom de guerre, Givi. In Current Time TV’s documentary about the brutal battle for Donetsk airport, he explained how he came to join the separatist forces. …read more Source:...

    The Morning Vertical, February 8, 2017
    Feb08

    The Morning Vertical, February 8, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Separatist commander assassinated in eastern Ukraine
    Feb08

    Separatist commander assassinated in eastern Ukraine

    A prominent rebel leader in eastern Ukraine has been killed in an explosion in his office, his associates said on Wednesday. …read more Source: CTV...

    Exhibition On Post-Euromaidan Ukraine Vandalized In Kyiv
    Feb08

    Exhibition On Post-Euromaidan Ukraine Vandalized In Kyiv

    Unknown individuals have vandalized an arts exhibition in Kyiv devoted to the situation in Ukraine since protests ousted former President Viktor Yanukovych three years ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...