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    NATO Ministers Expected to Endorse Membership Push by Montenegro
    Dec01

    NATO Ministers Expected to Endorse Membership Push by Montenegro

    NATO ministers are expected on Wednesday to endorse efforts by the tiny Balkan state of Montenegro to join the 28-nation Western military alliance – a membership many analysts say could further strain military and diplomatic ties with Russia. NATO foreign ministers meeting this week in Brussels are expected to clear Montenegro’s...

    Activists Attempt to Change Ukraine’s Approach to Climate Change
    Dec01

    Activists Attempt to Change Ukraine’s Approach to Climate Change

    Ukraine today is among 20 largest emitters of greenhouse gases in the world but so far preventing climate change is not yet a priority for the Ukrainian government. The few examples of green technology in Ukraine are exceptions to the rule – and average Ukrainians still consider global climate change a distant problem, unrelated to their...

    Russia Blacklists Soros Foundations as ‘Undesirable’
    Dec01

    Russia Blacklists Soros Foundations as ‘Undesirable’

    Russian authorities on Monday blacklisted the Open Society Foundations run by U.S. financier George Soros. Russia’s prosecutor general’s office added the Open Society Foundations and the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation to a list of “undesirable” organizations, which bans them from continuing to give grants to Russian...

    Obama Urges Putin to Reduce Tensions With Turkey
    Nov30

    Obama Urges Putin to Reduce Tensions With Turkey

    President Barack Obama voiced regret Monday to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Turkish shootdown of a Russian jet fighter last week, and he urged the Kremlin leader to reduce tensions with Turkey over the incident. The two leaders met for 30 minutes on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Summit outside Paris. Turkey said it shot...

    In Light of Downed Jet, Kremlin Wags Dog in Prime Time
    Nov28

    In Light of Downed Jet, Kremlin Wags Dog in Prime Time

    It certainly made for riveting television. That much was clear. Captain Konstantin Murakhtin, the surviving airman of the Russian fighter jet downed by two Turkish F-16s on the Syrian/Turkish border Tuesday, appeared before Russian TV journalists to answer questions just days after the incident. How was he feeling? Good. “Russian doctors...

    Russia Sanctions Turkey as Syria Coalition Efforts Fizzle
    Nov27

    Russia Sanctions Turkey as Syria Coalition Efforts Fizzle

    Russia is preparing sanctions against Turkey and stepping up military strikes over the downing of a Russian bomber along the Syrian border. The feud has added another dimension of conflict to the multifaceted war in Syria, and political analysts say Russia’s doubling down on its Syria campaign raises the stakes in Moscow’s wider...

    Hollande Urges Russia to Join Forces to Defeat Islamic State
    Nov26

    Hollande Urges Russia to Join Forces to Defeat Islamic State

    French President Francois Hollande urged Russia to join world powers in creating a grand coalition to defeat the Islamic State militants who not only attacked Paris two weeks ago but control large areas of Iraq and Syria. Hollande, on a diplomatic offensive to build a large force against the militant Islamist group, met with Russian President...

    Biden Meets Southeast Europe Leaders about Surge of Migrants
    Nov25

    Biden Meets Southeast Europe Leaders about Surge of Migrants

    U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is attending a summit of southeast European leaders on Wednesday that focuses on tensions and security concerns over a surge of asylum-seekers and migrants crossing the region. Biden’s trip comes amid a debate in the U.S. about whether to admit Syrian refugees following the Islamic State group’s attack in...

    Ukraine Closes Airspace to Russia, Stops Buying Russian Gas
    Nov25

    Ukraine Closes Airspace to Russia, Stops Buying Russian Gas

    Ukraine has closed its airspace to all Russian planes and stopped buying Russian natural gas after exporter Gazprom announced it would halt deliveries to the country. Pro-western Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said at a cabinet meeting Wednesday that the government decided to ban all Russian flights from crossing Ukraine’s...

    New In-depth MH17 Evidence Study Underway
    Nov24

    New In-depth MH17 Evidence Study Underway

    A team of international investigators is meeting in the Netherlands to examine evidence from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine last year, Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday. The three-week meeting of investigators, including some from the Netherlands and Ukraine, brings together experts in ballistics, weapons...

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