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    Russian Pollster: Authorities Want to Destroy NGOs
    Sep08

    Russian Pollster: Authorities Want to Destroy NGOs

    Russian officials are using harsh new legal interpretations to silence nonprofit organizations whose work challenges government positions or authority, the director of the country’s only independent polling agency contends. “The authorities have wanted to destroy the Levada Center as a large independent research organization for a...

    US Accuses Russia of Unsafe Aerial Intercept Over Black Sea
    Sep07

    US Accuses Russia of Unsafe Aerial Intercept Over Black Sea

    The United States accused Russia of sending one of its fighter jets dangerously close to an American spy plane over the Black Sea on Wednesday, an intercept American military officials said was “unsafe and unprofessional,” even as Moscow said it acted in accordance with international flight rules. The U.S. said its Navy P-8A Poseidon...

    Russia Frees Crimean Dissident Umerov From Psychiatric Clinic
    Sep07

    Russia Frees Crimean Dissident Umerov From Psychiatric Clinic

    Russian authorities freed a prominent Crimean dissident from a psychiatric clinic on Wednesday after he was held there for almost a month and subjected to enforced examinations, his lawyer and a colleague said; but he still faces a possible jail sentence. Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of the Crimean Tatars’ semi-official Mejlis legislature,...

    Ukraine President: NATO Membership Remains Strategic Goal
    Sep06

    Ukraine President: NATO Membership Remains Strategic Goal

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said NATO membership remains a “strategic goal” and “an unwavering course” for his country. Speaking to lawmakers at the opening of Ukraine’s new parliament session Tuesday, Poroshenko said Kyiv had reached an unprecedented and very close level of cooperation with alliance members. The cooperation with...

    Obama and Putin Hold Meeting at G-20
    Sep05

    Obama and Putin Hold Meeting at G-20

    President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are meeting informally on the sidelines of the Group of 20 economic summit in China. White House spokesman Ned Price says more details about the meeting will be released later in the day. The meeting is taking place in private. Obama’s meeting with Putin comes as the U.S. and...

    At G-20 Summit, Russia May Upstage China With Focus on Politics, Not Economy
    Sep03

    At G-20 Summit, Russia May Upstage China With Focus on Politics, Not Economy

    With world leaders en route to China’s Hangzhou city for Sunday’s opening of the G20 summit, a senior Chinese diplomat announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin would be the number one guest. However Putin is already signaling that he plans to discuss geopolitical issues at the summit, possibly spoiling Beijing’s...

    US Sanctions More Russian Individuals, Firms Over Ukraine
    Sep02

    US Sanctions More Russian Individuals, Firms Over Ukraine

    The United States on Thursday announced additional sanctions aimed at Russia over its continuing support for Ukraine’s rebels and the 2014 annexation of Crimea. The Treasury Department said in a statement that it had designated 37 new individuals and companies operating in Crimea and Ukraine for the sanctions list. “Russia continues...

    Merkel, Hollande Worried About Ukraine Conflict Ahead of Meeting With Putin
    Sep01

    Merkel, Hollande Worried About Ukraine Conflict Ahead of Meeting With Putin

    Germany and France are “extremely concerned” about the situation in eastern Ukraine, especially along the line of contact between pro-Russian separatists and government forces, the two countries’ leaders said on Thursday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande spoke ahead of an expected meeting...

    Relatives of MH17 Victims Seek EU Help in Getting Radar Data
    Aug31

    Relatives of MH17 Victims Seek EU Help in Getting Radar Data

    Frustrated relatives of those killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot out of the sky over eastern Ukraine are appealing to the EU’s top diplomat to put pressure on Russia, Ukraine and the United States to hand over intelligence and radar data to investigators. An international team of investigators is seeking to file criminal...

    Putin to Visit Japan in December
    Aug30

    Putin to Visit Japan in December

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Japan in December, Moscow and Tokyo confirmed Tuesday. The schedule for the visit could be decided when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets Putin later this week at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, Japan’s top government spokesman said. “I believe the most important thing in...

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