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    Russian MPs Call for Probe of Foreign NGOs
    Jul08

    Russian MPs Call for Probe of Foreign NGOs

    The upper house of Russia’s parliament has called for a dozen foreign non-governmental organizations to be scrutinized to determine whether they should be deemed “undesirable” in accordance with a recently-passed law. The Federation Council on Wednesday formally asked Russia’s foreign and justice ministries and Prosecutor...

    Hoax Letter to Russian Media Seeks to Tie US Senator to Ukraine
    Jul07

    Hoax Letter to Russian Media Seeks to Tie US Senator to Ukraine

    A forger sent a hoax letter to Russian media in an apparent bid to convince journalists that a senior U.S. lawmaker, Senator Richard Durbin, was trying to tell Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk how to run his government, Durbin’s office said on Monday. The hoaxer wrote to Yatsenyuk on what appeared to be U.S. Senate letterhead,...

    France Says Will Not Sell Weapons to China
    Jul07

    France Says Will Not Sell Weapons to China

    France says there will be no weapons sales to China, following earlier speculation that France might consider selling two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Beijing. After a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on Monday, French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian denied the wide spread...

    Ukraine Launches Western-style Police Force
    Jul06

    Ukraine Launches Western-style Police Force

    The first 2,000 recruits of a new Ukrainian police force fanned throughout the capital Kyiv over the weekend, intended by the government as a visible sign of its commitment to shake off a deep-rooted culture of corruption in public institutions. Trained by U.S. and Canadian forces, and given less militaristic uniforms and the name...

    Land Mine Blast in East Ukraine Kills 5 Soldiers, Wounds 3
    Jul05

    Land Mine Blast in East Ukraine Kills 5 Soldiers, Wounds 3

    Ukraine says five of its soldiers were killed and three wounded when a land mine exploded in the east of the country, where government troops are fighting Russia-backed separatists. The presidential administration spokesman for the military operation, Alexander Motuzyanik, told reporters Sunday that the explosion occurred the previous day near...

    Putin: US-Russian Relations Key for Solving Global Crises
    Jul04

    Putin: US-Russian Relations Key for Solving Global Crises

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has said relations between Moscow and Washington remain the most important factor in ensuring stability and security in the world. In a congratulatory message to U.S. President Barack Obama Saturday on the U.S. Independence Day, Putin said that despite the differences, Russia and the U.S. could find solutions for...

    Russians Get Glimpse of Internet ‘Troll Factory’
    Jul04

    Russians Get Glimpse of Internet ‘Troll Factory’

    A secretive Russian agency designed to flood the Internet with pro-Kremlin and anti-U.S. comments and posts has been brought into the public eye as a result of a lawsuit brought by a former employee. In a Russian court, Lyudmila Savchuk sued the Agency for Internet Studies, or AIS, on a variety of charges, including labor violations and lack of...

    Ukraine LGBT Activists Worry About Future
    Jul04

    Ukraine LGBT Activists Worry About Future

    As members of the LGBT community in the United States celebrate the Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriages nationwide, gay-rights activists in Ukraine say they fear their country is headed in the opposite direction. They point to last month’s LGBT Equality March in Kyiv — the first since the Euromaidan protests that led to...

    Putin: West ‘Pressures’ Russia Because of Its ‘Independent’ Policies
    Jul04

    Putin: West ‘Pressures’ Russia Because of Its ‘Independent’ Policies

    President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia is being pressured because it is carrying out independent foreign and domestic policies. “The reasons for the pressure on Russia are clear,” he told a meeting of the Kremlin’s Security Council. “We conduct independent domestic and foreign policies, [we] do not sell our...

    NATO Chief Visits Site of Future Facility in Romania
    Jul02

    NATO Chief Visits Site of Future Facility in Romania

    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday the alliance sees no “immediate threats” even as the alliance builds up its defenses to reassure members that are geographically closer to Russia. “We are seeing a more assertive Russia that is trying to intimidate neighbors by changing borders by force,” Stoltenberg...

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