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    Glencore, Qatari fund finalize deal to acquire Rosneft stake
    Dec10

    Glencore, Qatari fund finalize deal to acquire Rosneft stake

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s Rosneft oil company said Saturday that commodities company Glencore and Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund will invest $3 billion of their own funds to acquire a 19.5 percent stake in Rosneft. Rosneft said the 10.5-billion euro ($11.1-billion) deal signed Saturday also envisages that Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo will...

    John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making
    Dec10

    John Kerry awarded French Legion of Honor for peace-making

    Accepting the award, an emotional Kerry recalled visiting Normandy D-Day beaches as a child with his French mother, and watching her cry. Kerry has visited Paris countless times as secretary of state for high-level diplomatic meetings on Syria, Ukraine and other hotspots. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    These are the 10 Killer Weapons Russia and NATO Would Use in a War
    Dec10

    These are the 10 Killer Weapons Russia and NATO Would Use in a War

    TNI Staff Security, Europe Just hope we never have to find out. Tensions between NATO and Russia continue to hold steady at the highest levels since the collapse of the old Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union (25 years ago this month). From the neverending crisis in Ukraine to the ongoing nightmarish civil war in Syria to lingering challenges in the...

    Denial and Outrage in Russia at Latest Anti-Doping Report
    Dec10

    Denial and Outrage in Russia at Latest Anti-Doping Report

    In the runup to the release of the World Anti-Doping Agency report, Match TV, a Kremlin-sponsored national sports channel launched earlier this year, rightly labeled the stakes involved. The WADA findings, the channel’s lead noted, would “determine the future of Russian sport.” It may prove the only point on which Russia and the rest of the...

    France’s court annuls Kazakh banker’s extradition to Russia
    Dec10

    France’s court annuls Kazakh banker’s extradition to Russia

    PARIS (AP) — A top French court refused to hand over a Kazakh banker-turned-dissident to Russia despite accusations he embezzled millions, saying it considered the extradition request from Moscow to be “politically motivated.” Requests for the return of criminal suspects can be rejected if they are judged to be politically motivated....

    France’s court annuls Kazakh banker’s extradition to Russia
    Dec10

    France’s court annuls Kazakh banker’s extradition to Russia

    PARIS (AP) — A top French court refused to hand over a Kazakh banker-turned-dissident to Russia despite accusations he embezzled millions, saying it considered the extradition request from Moscow to be “politically motivated.” Hours after Friday’s ruling, Mukhtar Ablyazov walked free from a French prison, hugging his son, brother and...

    Eastern Europe Is a Powder Keg Ready to Explode
    Dec10

    Eastern Europe Is a Powder Keg Ready to Explode

    KYIV, Ukraine—A planned missile test over the Black Sea spurs a Kremlin threat to shoot down the missiles and possibly target the launch sites. An eleventh-hour compromise is reached, defusing an act of brinkmanship, which could have sparked an all-out war. An episode between NATO and Moscow during the Cold War? Or, perhaps, the latest chapter in...

    Trump Will Face ‘Wall of Resistance’ in Congress If He Gives Putin a Pass on Ukraine
    Dec10

    Trump Will Face ‘Wall of Resistance’ in Congress If He Gives Putin a Pass on Ukraine

    Democratic Sen. Chris Coons says both parties will fight any attempt by the next administration to cozy up to Putin. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukrainians Want to Make a Deal with Trump
    Dec10

    Ukrainians Want to Make a Deal with Trump

    Ukrainians trying to figure out what to expect from U.S. President-elect Donald Trump may be having trouble. His praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin during the recent political campaign received a lot of media attention. On the other hand, Trump also criticized President Barack Obama for “not doing what he should be doing for...

    The Order of Battle of the Ukrainian Armed Forces
    Dec09

    The Order of Battle of the Ukrainian Armed Forces

    Franklin Holcomb and the ISW Russia/Ukraine Team FULL PDF REPORT The United States and its partners can improve regional security and stability in Eastern Europe by supporting the modernization and reform of the Armed Forces of Ukraine more aggressively. Ukraine has suffered from consistent Russian military aggression since Russia occupied the...