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    Government Troops Clash With Russia-Backed Separatists In Eastern Ukraine
    Jul29

    Government Troops Clash With Russia-Backed Separatists In Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian government forces exchanged gunfire with Russia-backed separatists in the village on Maryinka during the night of July 28. It was the latest breach of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.(RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Government Troops Clash With Russia-Backed Separatists In Eastern Ukraine
    Jul29

    Government Troops Clash With Russia-Backed Separatists In Eastern Ukraine

    Ukrainian government forces exchanged gunfire with Russia-backed separatists in the village on Maryinka during the night of July 28. It was the latest breach of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.(RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia accuses Google Maps of  ‘topographical cretinism’
    Jul29

    Russia accuses Google Maps of ‘topographical cretinism’

    It’s been more than two years since Russia re-claimed the peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine. At the time, Russia pointed towards historical precedents and a referendum as justification for its move, but many countries viewed it as an aggressive and belligerent act of annexation. The controversy over the move has faded from view over time and...

    Putin Steps Up Drive to Kill Sanctions Amid Signs of EU Disunity
    Jul29

    Putin Steps Up Drive to Kill Sanctions Amid Signs of EU Disunity

    Vladimir Putin will step up Russia’s campaign to end European Union sanctions with a visit to Slovenia on Saturday, encouraged by signs his tactic of lobbying what he views as more pliant southern and eastern European states is starting to pay off. The sanctions, imposed over the Ukraine crisis, are designed to block access to Western...

    Today’s letters: Hells Angels, the death of Abdirahman Abdi
    Jul29

    Today’s letters: Hells Angels, the death of Abdirahman Abdi

    Just another gang of tourists? Re: Hells Angels sight-see and nosh as mayhem-free conventioneers, July 25. Looking at Jason Ransom’s picture of a Hells Angel photographing fellow gang members on the steps of Parliament Hill, I couldn’t help but recall Gilbert and Sullivan’s delightful song “When A Felon’s Not Engaged in...

    Why Did Putin Order a Mass Reshuffle of Government?
    Jul29

    Why Did Putin Order a Mass Reshuffle of Government?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin reshuffled the Russian government with 15 staff changes at senior positions across the country announced by the Kremlin on Thursday. Putin’s spokesman dismissed the change as simply routine rotation but some of the hires and dismissals provide insight into the Kremlin’s current strategy and who they...

    How Trump Turned the U.S. Foreign-Policy Consensus Upside Down
    Jul29

    How Trump Turned the U.S. Foreign-Policy Consensus Upside Down

    The word “unprecedented” gets thrown around a lot in conversations about Donald Trump’s presidential run. It’s a risky label to affix: History doesn’t always validate its use, and besides, the term has become diluted unto meaninglessness through constant repetition.To understand the ways in which Trump’s candidacy...

    How The US Can Retaliate If Kremlin Hackers Tried To Influence The Presidential Election
    Jul29

    How The US Can Retaliate If Kremlin Hackers Tried To Influence The Presidential Election

    The US intelligence community and private cybersecurity firms say Russia almost certainly hacked the Democratic National Committee and leaked documents that enraged Bernie Sanders supporters, embarrassed Democratic donors and senior party officials, and led to the resignation of DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.The US government...

    Podcast: The Invisible War
    Jul29

    Podcast: The Invisible War

    Why is the conflict in the Donbas escalating? Listen to this week’s Power Vertical Podcast. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Colleagues in Ukraine bid farewell  to acclaimed journalist Pavel Sheremet
    Jul29

    Colleagues in Ukraine bid farewell to acclaimed journalist Pavel Sheremet

    KYIV – The method that assassins used to kill acclaimed journalist Pavel Sheremet on July 20 was at once unsettling and meant to intimidate journalists in Ukraine, his friends and colleagues said. A car bomb that remotely detonated underneath the driver’s seat in which the 44-year-old Minsk-born journalist and radio host was sitting became...