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    Tough talk between Russia, Ukraine heats up Crimea stalemate
    Aug11

    Tough talk between Russia, Ukraine heats up Crimea stalemate

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine put its troops on combat alert Thursday along the country’s de-facto borders with Crimea and separatist rebels in the east amid an escalating war of words with Russia over Crimea. Russia’s domestic security agency known by its Russian acronym FSB said in Wednesday’s statement that one of its officers was...

    Syria: Good News and Bad
    Aug11

    Syria: Good News and Bad

    News that Syrian rebels have, at least temporarily, broken the siege of Aleppo is good. Despite the best efforts of Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime to terrorize the city into submission, some 300,000 Syrians will be spared, for the time-being, from the onset of disease and starvation at the hands of a government still permitted to represent...

    The Latest: Russia, Ukraine diplomats trade barbs at UN
    Aug11

    The Latest: Russia, Ukraine diplomats trade barbs at UN

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Crimean border dispute between Ukraine and Russia (all times local):9:55 p.m.Ambassadors from Russia and Ukraine… …read more Source:...

    Russia Launches Naval Exercises in Black Sea Amid Escalating Standoff with Ukraine
    Aug11

    Russia Launches Naval Exercises in Black Sea Amid Escalating Standoff with Ukraine

    One day after Russia accused Ukraine of attempted incursions into Crimea, Kiev put its military on high-alert and the Kremlin announced the start of war games in the Black Sea. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine Said It Has Blocked Militant Routes To Syria, Iraq
    Aug11

    Ukraine Said It Has Blocked Militant Routes To Syria, Iraq

    Ukrainian authorities say they have blocked “several channels” being used by militants traveling to fight with the Islamic State (IS) extremist group. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Latest: Race is onto be fastest man in the Olympic pool
    Aug11

    The Latest: Race is onto be fastest man in the Olympic pool

    The swimmer, who comes from the Crimean city of Sevastopol, ruled out changing nationality to Russia after the 2014 annexation and told The Associated Press in June he had not been able to return home since then. The games has been hit with complaints ranging from empty seats and too little food for fans at the venues, to snarled transportation...

    The Latest: Race is onto be fastest man in the Olympic pool
    Aug11

    The Latest: Race is onto be fastest man in the Olympic pool

    Andrii Hovorov of Ukraine is the top qualifier for the 50-meter freestyle at the Rio Olympics …read more Source: U.S....

    Beyond The Turkish Coup
    Aug11

    Beyond The Turkish Coup

    Enough time has passed since the attempted coup to begin to take stock of the situation. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has clearly emerged from the coup in a stronger position than before. The coup, rather than fragmenting the country, has brought it a greater degree of unity, outside the Kurdish area, than has been seen before. Erdoğan is...

    The Kremlin’s Game of Thrones
    Aug11

    The Kremlin’s Game of Thrones

    As Vladimir Putin changes his governing model, more purges of Russia’s ruling class are likely. And longtime cronies of the Kremlin leader are not immune. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Puts Army on Alert as Russia Dispute Flares Up
    Aug11

    Ukraine Puts Army on Alert as Russia Dispute Flares Up

    Ukraine’s president put his army on combat alert Thursday as a war of words between Russia and Ukraine heated up the conflict over annexed Crimea. …read more Source:...