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    Ukraine Defense Minister Warns of Possible New Rebel Offensive
    Nov12

    Ukraine Defense Minister Warns of Possible New Rebel Offensive

    Ukraine’s defense minister Stepan Poltorak says Kyiv’s forces are redeploying in preparation for a possible new offensive by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. Poltorak told a government meeting Wednesday that the rebels have received reinforcements, and said his main task is “to prepare for military action.” There has been...

    East-West Divisions Highlight Germany’s Patchwork Economy
    Nov12

    East-West Divisions Highlight Germany’s Patchwork Economy

    The bells of Dresden’s Kreuzkirche were gutted by fire in World War II and were slowly rebuilt over the following decades, like much of the rest of the city. Dresden is now seen as the perfect example of successful German reunification. Since 1990, state support and investment have helped it blossom into a booming city of industry and...

    Ruble’s Slide Resumes in Test for Putin, Central Bank
    Nov11

    Ruble’s Slide Resumes in Test for Putin, Central Bank

    The ruble resumed its dramatic slide on Tuesday, a day after the Russian central bank floated the currency that has been driven sharply lower by falling oil prices and economic sanctions imposed over Russia’s policy in Ukraine. Stability for the currency is one of the main achievements of President Vladimir Putin’s 14-year rule, and...

    Obama, Putin Meet With Tensions on Several Fronts
    Nov11

    Obama, Putin Meet With Tensions on Several Fronts

    President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have met briefly on the sidelines of a conference in Beijing, covering a few of the key global issues on which their governments do not agree. Obama and Putin flanked Chinese President Xi Jinping and exchanged comments about the room as leaders walked into the venue for Tuesday’s...

    Russia, Australia Leaders Urge Quicker MH17 Probe
    Nov11

    Russia, Australia Leaders Urge Quicker MH17 Probe

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott have agreed on the need to speed up the investigation into the crash of a Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine. A Kremlin statement said talks on the July crash dominated a Tuesday meeting between the two leaders on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Summit...

    British PM Warns Russia on Actions in Ukraine
    Nov11

    British PM Warns Russia on Actions in Ukraine

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said “Russia’s relationship with the rest of the world will be radically different in the future” if it continues what he called Moscow’s “illegal actions in Ukraine.” In a speech Monday, Cameron said Russia’s actions are “destabilizing a sovereign state” and...

    Russia Launches New Media Brand Called ‘Sputnik’
    Nov10

    Russia Launches New Media Brand Called ‘Sputnik’

    Russia has launched another state-run, international “media brand” called Sputnik, a name with connotations of the Cold War. Sputnik, according to a statement, is for people who are “tired of aggressive propaganda promoting a unipolar world and want a different perspective.” Announcing the launch Monday in Moscow, Dmitry Kiselev, referred to by...

    Russia’s Provocative Actions at Cold War Levels, Report Says
    Nov10

    Russia’s Provocative Actions at Cold War Levels, Report Says

    Russia’s provocative military actions toward Western countries, including NATO members, is at Cold War levels and the risky strategy could prove catastrophic, according to new report. In a report released on Monday, the European Leadership Network (ELN), a London-based think tank, gathered details of and mapped almost 40 specific incidents...

    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines
    Nov10

    Obama, Putin Speak Briefly on Beijing Summit Sidelines

    U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the two leaders, who have been deeply at odds over Russia’s role in the...

    Netherlands Holds Memorial Service for Victims of MH17
    Nov10

    Netherlands Holds Memorial Service for Victims of MH17

    Hundreds and relatives joined dignitaries at a memorial service in Amsterdam on Monday for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, attended the ceremony, held in a conference center on the outskirts of the...

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