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    Russia Says Its Officials Were in Contact With Trump Campaign
    Nov10

    Russia Says Its Officials Were in Contact With Trump Campaign

    Russian government officials were in contact with members of Donald Trump’s campaign prior to Tuesday’s election, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Thursday. “Obviously, we know most of the people from his entourage,” Ryabkov told the Interfax news agency. “Those people have always been in the limelight in...

    Russia Congratulates Trump, Hopes for Better Relations
    Nov09

    Russia Congratulates Trump, Hopes for Better Relations

    Russia warmly welcomed the presidential election victory of Donald Trump with officials, analysts, and ordinary citizens cautiously hoping it could turn a new page in relations between Russia and the United States. Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Trump on his win, saying he hoped to work together with the next American president to...

    EU Agrees New Sanctions Against Crimea Officials, EU’s Presidency Says
    Nov08

    EU Agrees New Sanctions Against Crimea Officials, EU’s Presidency Says

    European Union finance ministers agreed on Tuesday new targeted sanctions against Crimean officials, adding to restrictive measures adopted after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. “The Council adopted new listings under the restrictive measures in respect of actions undermining Ukraine’s territorial integrity,”...

    Is Russia Trying to Influence the US Elections?
    Nov08

    Is Russia Trying to Influence the US Elections?

    As the U.S. presidential campaign winds down to its final hours, Kremlin presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov issued Russia’s own last appeal to US voters: Russia has no intention of interfering in America’s elections. Never mind White House charges of Kremlin hacking of Democratic Party computers. Never mind the Wikileaks release of...

    Pro-Russian Candidate Wins First Round of Bulgarian Election
    Nov08

    Pro-Russian Candidate Wins First Round of Bulgarian Election

    Socialist-backed candidate Rumen Radev, who has called for an end to European Union sanctions against Russia, won the first round of Bulgaria’s presidential election, partial official results showed on Monday. Radev’s close-fought victory over ruling party candidate Tsetska Tsacheva makes the former air force commander the favorite to...

    Saakashvili Resigns as Governor of Ukraine’s Odessa Region
    Nov07

    Saakashvili Resigns as Governor of Ukraine’s Odessa Region

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili tendered his resignation as governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region on Monday, accusing highly-placed officials in Kyiv of obstructing his attempts at reform. Saakashvili, who is widely credited with cracking down on graft when he was president of Georgia from 2004-2013, was appointed...

    Britain Invests Billions in Cybersecurity in Face of Russian Threat
    Nov04

    Britain Invests Billions in Cybersecurity in Face of Russian Threat

    Britain says it will spend more than $2 billion on cybersecurity and recruit 1,000 more intelligence officers as the country’s intelligence services warn of increasingly aggressive espionage tactics by Moscow, a charge the Kremlin denies. The $2.3 billion investment is aimed at countering emerging threats to national security. British...

    Serbia Hosts Joint Military Exercises With Russia
    Nov03

    Serbia Hosts Joint Military Exercises With Russia

    Serbia and Russia began joint military exercises on Serbian territory on Thursday in a move likely to reinforce increased East-West tensions just as a five-day NATO drill in neighboring Montenegro draws to a close. Serbia is trying to balance its traditionally warm ties with Russia, a fellow Slavic, Orthodox Christian nation, with its push for...

    Russia Braces for Another Hit Over Olympic Doping
    Nov03

    Russia Braces for Another Hit Over Olympic Doping

    Russia spent $50 billion on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, making it the most expensive in history and among the most impressive. Russia dominated the Sochi games, winning 33 medals and attracting a new generation of winter sports fans. “At the moment Sochi is a resort that is easily accessible, and people want to ski there, so after the Sochi...

    Ukraine Hopes Law to Reveal Lawmakers’ Wealth Will Aid Path to EU
    Nov03

    Ukraine Hopes Law to Reveal Lawmakers’ Wealth Will Aid Path to EU

    A new law in Ukraine forcing senior officials to declare their wealth has revealed the scale of riches held by those in power. Analysts say the revelations show how far Ukraine still has to go to eradicate corruption, as Henry Ridgwell reports. …read more Source: Voice of...

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