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    Trudeau cabinet expected to debate renewed Ukraine mission
    Dec06

    Trudeau cabinet expected to debate renewed Ukraine mission

    The Liberal government signalled to its allies that it is prepared to extend Canada’s military training mission in Ukraine, CBC News has learned. A series of senior Ukrainian government officials visited Ottawa over the last few weeks, warning of the dangers of warming frosty relations with Russia. But they have also lobbied for renewed...

    Exiles: Putin Could Offer Trump a Deal on Cuba
    Dec06

    Exiles: Putin Could Offer Trump a Deal on Cuba

    Post-Fidel Castro Havana may lose its long-time protector and guarantor of security, Russia, according to Cuba-watchers in Miami’s community of exiles and dissidents. They predict Russian President Vladimir Putin will offer the incoming Trump administration a free hand to deal with Cuba as it sees fit in return for the United States...

    The Atlantic Hires Julia Ioffe to Cover Politics and Foreign Policy
    Dec06

    The Atlantic Hires Julia Ioffe to Cover Politics and Foreign Policy

    The Atlantic continues to grow its masthead with the hire of U.S. politics and foreign policy reporter Julia Ioffe. Currently a contributing writer for Politico Magazine, Ioffe will cover national security, foreign policy, and politics for The Atlantic magazine and TheAtlantic.com. She will begin with The Atlantic in early 2017.“Julia Ioffe is an...

    Whale Of A Problem: Crimea’s Struggling Sea Park
    Dec06

    Whale Of A Problem: Crimea’s Struggling Sea Park

    Crippled by financial woes, a marine park in Crimea has been forced to sell one of its cherished beluga whales. The Sevastopol Dolphinarium now has enough cash to feed its other animals, but it is still facing rough waters ahead. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Feels Let Down by EU with Visa Deal Elusive
    Dec06

    Ukraine Feels Let Down by EU with Visa Deal Elusive

    Ukraine feels let down by the European Union for not keeping to a promise to give its citizens visa-free travel in the bloc, senior Ukrainian officials said. The comments, made by two senior officials in interviews with Reuters, were unusually outspoken and cut through the public displays of bonhomie shown at a Ukraine-EU summit in Brussels in...

    Putin’s Plot Against Europe
    Dec06

    Putin’s Plot Against Europe

    Three years ago Ukrainians were demonstrating for Europe. Today, the Europe they fought for is on life support. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Plot Against Europe
    Dec06

    Putin’s Plot Against Europe

    Three years ago Ukrainians were demonstrating for Europe. Today, the Europe they fought for is on life support. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Four Big Problems Facing America and Russia
    Dec06

    Four Big Problems Facing America and Russia

    Kevin Ryan Security, Eurasia The new administration in Washington should keep the focus specific. Editor’s Note: The following is part of a multi-part symposium commissioned by the National Interest and Carnegie Corporation of New York. We asked some of the world’s leading experts about the future of U.S.-Russia relations under...

    Diplomats Say EU Set To Extend Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec06

    Diplomats Say EU Set To Extend Sanctions Against Russia

    European Union diplomats say EU leaders are highly likely to prolong economic sanctions on Russia through July 31, 2017, when they meet in Brussels for a summit next week. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties
    Dec06

    NATO chief trumpets new ‘momentum’ with EU military ties

    Trump lambasted Europeans during the U.S. campaign for not paying their fair share of defense budgets and wants NATO to do more to combat terrorism. The two-day meeting in Brussels is aimed in part at reassuring the incoming U.S. administration that European allies are spending more and that the world’s biggest military alliance is already...