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    Trump foreign policy advisor reportedly being probed for ties to Russia
    Sep24

    Trump foreign policy advisor reportedly being probed for ties to Russia

    Officials are concerned that Carter Page has spoken with the Kremlin about lifting economic sanctions on Russia, Yahoo said. …read more Source:...

    Syria Cease-Fire Collapse Highlights How Far US-Russia Relations Have Fallen
    Sep23

    Syria Cease-Fire Collapse Highlights How Far US-Russia Relations Have Fallen

    KYIV, Ukraine—The story is depressingly familiar. On Friday, the cease-fire in Syria, which was brokered by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, collapsed as Russian and Syrian warplanes resumed their scorched earth airstrike campaign in Aleppo. “Russia has no vested interest in stability in the Middle...

    Russia FM: Cease-fire agreement must be preserved
    Sep23

    Russia FM: Cease-fire agreement must be preserved

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday laid the blame for a “bleeding Middle East and North Africa” on the U.S. and its allies, in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly smacking of the kind of rhetoric that reflected the state of superpower relations during the Cold War. In wide-ranging comments, Lavrov depicted...

    Russia FM: Cease-fire agreement must be preserved
    Sep23

    Russia FM: Cease-fire agreement must be preserved

    The war has killed as many as a half-million people, contributed to Europe’s worst refugee crisis since World War II, and allowed the Islamic State group to emerge as a global terror threat. Lavrov depicted his country’s military assistance to Assad as the one positive counterweight to the chaos, saying it prevented “the...

    Vladimir Putin, Master of Suspense
    Sep23

    Vladimir Putin, Master of Suspense

    There are more than a few momentous international developments these days, but one in particular I would call puzzling: How has Russia, the tottering Eurasian Nuclear Petro State, managed to blackmail the West and make it look so weak and pathetic? The key to this mystery, in fact, begins in understanding how Putin has turned Russian weakness...

    Putin Sanctioned His Own People. But It Helped Him Win.
    Sep23

    Putin Sanctioned His Own People. But It Helped Him Win.

    MOSCOW — On Sept. 18, the Russian Federation held elections for the seventh session of the lower house of parliament. The political body, known as the State Duma, will now consist of only four political parties and will be dominated by the current government’s party, United Russia, despite a noticeably declining standard of living...

    British Reporter’s Diatribe At Maimed Captive Rankles Kyiv
    Sep23

    British Reporter’s Diatribe At Maimed Captive Rankles Kyiv

    British expat reporter and videographer Graham Phillips fancies himself a “truth speaker” out to redeem independent journalism in the fog of war in eastern Ukraine. His critics, however, describe him as a Russian propagandist, plain and simple. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Appoints Crimean Commander to Head Baltic Fleet
    Sep23

    Putin Appoints Crimean Commander to Head Baltic Fleet

    Russia has appointed Crimean-born Alexander Nosatov as the new commander of its Baltic Fleet, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on its official TV channel Zvezda. Nosatov has been interim commander, since his predecessor Viktor Kravchuk was dismissed in June by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, after a scathing review of his efforts to...

    Ending corruption will help deliver on our development promises: the Sustainable Development Goals one year on
    Sep23

    Ending corruption will help deliver on our development promises: the Sustainable Development Goals one year on

    Millions of people around the world could be lifted out of their daily hardship and misery if the money lost to corruption was invested in sustainable development. Every year an estimated $1 trillion of illicit financial flows leave developing countries in the form of tax evasion, embezzlement, bribes, money laundering and smuggling. That’s...

    The Good Place, NBC’s new comedy about how to get into heaven, takes big risks. That’s rare, and awesome.
    Sep23

    The Good Place, NBC’s new comedy about how to get into heaven, takes big risks. That’s rare, and awesome.

    The witty series unleashes a wicked Kristen Bell on Ted Danson’s heaven. “Wait, how did you sum up that show in one sentence again?” my sister asked, squinting at the TV screen. I, being a professional watcher of television and all, had The Good Place’s logline ready: “Kristen Bell accidentally ends up in heaven and...