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    Ukraine Swaps Prisoners With Pro-Russian Separatists
    Sep19

    Ukraine Swaps Prisoners With Pro-Russian Separatists

    Ukraine and pro-Russia separatists have swapped prisoners who were captured during their ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. On September 17, two pro-Ukraine detainees were swapped at a checkpoint in the city of Shchastya for four pro-Russia separatists held by Ukrainian government forces. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more...

    Ex-Kremlin Bodyguard Becomes Governor in Landslide Victory
    Sep19

    Ex-Kremlin Bodyguard Becomes Governor in Landslide Victory

    A former Kremlin security agent has won a seat as governor in a landslide at Russia’s nationwide elections on Sunday, Russian independent news agency Interfax reports. The vote, which included elections to Russia’s lower house of parliament, as well as gubernatorial and local positions, gave ruling United Russia party a bigger...

    Why Europe could be ready to go soft on Russia
    Sep19

    Why Europe could be ready to go soft on Russia

    The European Union is likely to change its approach to handling Russia as the peace process between Russia and Ukraine is not working. …read more Source:...

    The Morning Vertical, September 19, 2016
    Sep19

    The Morning Vertical, September 19, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Three Years of Global Sporting Events in Brazil End With the Paralympic Games
    Sep19

    Three Years of Global Sporting Events in Brazil End With the Paralympic Games

    (RIO DE JANEIRO) — After 1,192 days, Brazil’s run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games. It began with soccer’s Confederations Cup in 2013, extended to the 2014 World Cup, ran through IOC President Thomas Bach’s goodbye speech last month at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and finished with the...

    America’s relationships are on the line — no matter who wins
    Sep19

    America’s relationships are on the line — no matter who wins

    NEW YORK – All politics is geopolitical in this year’s presidential race — and top Democrats and Republicans fear that will reshape America’s relationships around the world no matter who wins.This week, the uncertain state of those relationships will be on full display in New York as the United Nations General Assembly gathers...

    Vladimir Putin’s party scored a crushing win in the Russian parliament
    Sep19

    Vladimir Putin’s party scored a crushing win in the Russian parliament

    Thomson ReutersMoscow (AFP) – The ruling United Russia party has cruised to an easy victory in parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed. Sunday’s ballot for the 450-seat State Duma was smooth sailing for authorities desperate to avoid a...

    Russia Election: Pro-Vladimir Putin Party On Course for ‘Landmark’ Win
    Sep19

    Russia Election: Pro-Vladimir Putin Party On Course for ‘Landmark’ Win

    The ruling United Russia party is on track to win 343 of 450 seats in Russia’s lower house of parliament, the Central Election Commission said Monday. The Commission made its prediction with more than 93 percent of ballots counted, Ella Pamfilova, the head of the commission, told a news briefing. While the allies of Russian President...

    UKIP Leader Diane James Hails Vladimir Putin As Her ‘Hero’
    Sep19

    UKIP Leader Diane James Hails Vladimir Putin As Her ‘Hero’

    Diane James, Britain’s new UKIP leader, has revealed that Vladimir Putin is her political hero. James, who was elected as party leader Friday, said Russian president Putin and former British prime ministers Margaret Thatcher and Sir Winston Churchill were the political figures she admired the most. Speaking on BBC One’s Sunday...

    Concerns remain after Ukraine awarded Champions League final
    Sep19

    Concerns remain after Ukraine awarded Champions League final

    Russia and Ukraine’s political rivalry will extend into the world of football next year as they try to outdo each other in hosting two of the sport’s biggest events. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...