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    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement
    Feb09

    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement

    Poland signaled on Tuesday its willingness to play a more active role in tackling the Middle East security crisis, in an apparent attempt to persuade its NATO allies in return to boost their presence in eastern Europe. Alarmed by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and its support for armed separatists in eastern...

    Finance Minister: IMF Will Delay Aid to Ukraine Until Political Fog Clears
    Feb09

    Finance Minister: IMF Will Delay Aid to Ukraine Until Political Fog Clears

    The International Monetary Fund will not give more aid to Ukraine until it becomes clear that, in the event of a government collapse, the next government would follow through on promised reforms, the country’s Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko said on Monday. Ukraine has been waiting since October for the IMF to dispense more aid as part of...

    Media Leaders Urge Stronger Protection for Journalists
    Feb05

    Media Leaders Urge Stronger Protection for Journalists

    Governments, courts and media organizations must do more to prevent violence against journalists covering war, crime or corruption, news industry leaders insisted Friday. “Whether by murder, violence, arrest or intimidation, the crimes taking place against journalists have become far too common. In fact, they’ve become...

    Pope to Meet Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch in Cuba
    Feb05

    Pope to Meet Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch in Cuba

    Pope Francis, leader of the Roman Catholic Church and Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, will meet next week in Cuba, both churches announced Friday. The February 12 meeting between Francis and Patriarch Kirill will be the first ever between the heads of the two churches and has been hailed by both denominations as an...

    Pollster: Russia Winning ‘Information War’ in Former Soviet States
    Feb05

    Pollster: Russia Winning ‘Information War’ in Former Soviet States

    Moscow’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, and its subsequent support for armed separatists in the eastern part of the country, has been accompanied by a major Russian information campaign in support of those actions. That campaign has targeted not only Russia’s domestic audience but also audiences in neighboring states that...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Political Crisis Boosts Moldova’s Pro-Russians but Corruption Real Threat
    Feb04

    Political Crisis Boosts Moldova’s Pro-Russians but Corruption Real Threat

    A corruption crisis unfolding in Moldova has given a boost to Russia-leaning political parties, say analysts, even as the country remains on a pro-Europe path. Protesters in January stormed the parliament building in the capital, Chisinau, and demanded new elections after the closed-door, midnight inauguration of Pavel Filip, the third prime...

    Poland Relaunches Inquiry into 2010 Presidential Jet Crash in Russia
    Feb04

    Poland Relaunches Inquiry into 2010 Presidential Jet Crash in Russia

    Poland’s new government on Thursday relaunched an inquiry into the death of President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash in Russia in 2010, a move likely to strain Warsaw’s relations with its former overlord, already fragile over the Ukraine crisis. An inquiry by the previous government returned a verdict of pilot error but the winner of...

    Russia’s Crisis Produces Paradox: Surging Luxury Car Sales
    Feb03

    Russia’s Crisis Produces Paradox: Surging Luxury Car Sales

    As Russia wrestles with an economic crisis, more and more Porsches and Rolls-Royces are appearing on its roads. It seems something of a paradox; while mass-market car sales in the country have tumbled along with the ruble and oil prices, one area is bucking the trend – luxury cars. Sales of Porsche, Bentley, Rolls-Royce and Lexus cars all...

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