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    Russia’s Lavrov Hopes Trump Will Not Interfere in Internal Affairs
    Dec01

    Russia’s Lavrov Hopes Trump Will Not Interfere in Internal Affairs

    Russia hopes to build a relationship with the next U.S. administration based on equality and “non-interference in internal affairs” Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday. Speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere Della Serra Lavrov said he is “sick and tired” of accusations that Russian hackers interfered in the U.S. election by leaking...

    EU leader expects bloc to extend sanctions on Russia in 2017
    Dec01

    EU leader expects bloc to extend sanctions on Russia in 2017

    European Council President Donald Tusk says he thinks the European Union will extend sanctions against Russia, but that it will be harder to preserve the West’s unity on Moscow when Donald Trump is U.S. president. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Says Missile Tests Will Avoid Crimea, Mollifying Russia
    Dec01

    Ukraine Says Missile Tests Will Avoid Crimea, Mollifying Russia

    Ukraine’s military said its two-day missile drill starting on Thursday would avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia which annexed the peninsula in 2014.News of the tests had angered the Kremlin, prompting it to put its air defense forces on high alert and maneuver warships in the Black Sea.The...

    What Went Wrong at the Golden Rose Synagogue?
    Dec01

    What Went Wrong at the Golden Rose Synagogue?

    A Ukrainian memorial to crimes against Jews has become a reminder of the country’s own tendency toward historical denial. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine tests missiles, drawing Russia’s anger
    Dec01

    Ukraine tests missiles, drawing Russia’s anger

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Dec. 1 (UPI) — Ukraine began surface-to-air missile tests over the Black Sea, after Russia threatened to shoot the missiles down. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine Conducts Missile Tests Near Black Sea, Raising Russian Ire
    Dec01

    Ukraine Conducts Missile Tests Near Black Sea, Raising Russian Ire

    Ukraine began two days of surface-to-air missile tests in an area near the Black Sea, as tensions with Moscow escalated. Russia, which annexed the adjacent region of Crimea in 2014, called the exercises a provocation, and reportedly put its military on high alert. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Hopes to Fix Ties With US, Pool Anti-Terror Efforts
    Dec01

    Putin Hopes to Fix Ties With US, Pool Anti-Terror Efforts

    MOSCOW—In a conciliatory state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced hope for mending a rift with the U.S. and pooling efforts in fighting terrorism. The speech reflected Moscow’s hope that President-elect Donald Trump could help repair ties with Washington that have sunk to a post-Cold War low over the...

    Russian forces on ‘high alert’ as Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea
    Dec01

    Russian forces on ‘high alert’ as Ukraine tests missiles near Crimea

    REUTERS/Gleb GaranichUkraine’s military said its two-day missile drill starting on Thursday would avoid the airspace over Crimea, sidestepping a possible confrontation with Russia which annexed the peninsula in 2014. News of the tests had angered the Kremlin, prompting it to put its air defense forces on high alert and maneuver warships in...

    Vladimir Putin Says He Wants to Cooperate With Donald Trump
    Dec01

    Vladimir Putin Says He Wants to Cooperate With Donald Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that he wants to reset relations with the United States when President-elect Donald Trump takes office in order to work together on range of issues, including terrorism. “We are ready for cooperation with the new U.S. administration,” Putin said in a speech at the Kremlin, according to a Bloomberg...

    Ukraine Launches Black Sea Drill Despite Tension With Russia
    Dec01

    Ukraine Launches Black Sea Drill Despite Tension With Russia

    Ukraine has launched a missile drill in the south, near Crimea, despite repeated warnings by Russian state media that this risks incurring Moscow’s retaliation. The two-day drill off the Black Sea coast of Ukraine’s Kherson region started on Thursday morning, after Russian state-run news agency Tass reported that Russian anti-missile...