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    Russia Boasts of Troop Buildup on Flank, Draws Flak
    Jul28

    Russia Boasts of Troop Buildup on Flank, Draws Flak

    The U.S. State Department expressed concern Wednesday about new troop buildups that Russia has announced that it says are meant to counterbalance an increased military presence near its borders. “If true, we believe this would appear to run contrary to ongoing efforts to stop violence and to de-escalate the tensions in eastern Ukraine in line...

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems
    Jul25

    Doping in Ex-Soviet Nations Echoes Russia’s Problems

    While the scandal of Russian doping threatens to be one of the main talking points of the Rio Olympics, other countries are slipping under the radar despite sharing the tainted legacy of the Soviet sports system. Countries like Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine punch above their weight in the Olympic medal table, but their high rates of performance...

    Proposed GOP Stance on Ukraine Sparks Controversy
    Jul21

    Proposed GOP Stance on Ukraine Sparks Controversy

    At this week’s Republican National Convention, a mini-drama has surfaced over what the party’s platform has to say about the conflict in Ukraine. Diana Denman, a Texas delegate who backed her state’s U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for the party’s presidential nominee, has visited Ukraine several times since its independence in...

    Nice Attacker Had Accomplices, Paris Prosecutor Says
    Jul21

    Nice Attacker Had Accomplices, Paris Prosecutor Says

    The Paris prosecutor said Thursday that the man who drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people, had accomplices and seemed to have been plotting his attack for months. Francois Molins told reporters in Paris that information from the attacker’s phone showed searches and photos suggesting he could have...

    France Launches Probe Into Security Measures in Nice
    Jul21

    France Launches Probe Into Security Measures in Nice

    French police conducted a counter-terrorism operation in the Argenteuil area north of Paris Thursday near a mosque and an Islamic library, authorities said. It is not yet known whether the operation had any links to last week’s truck attack in Nice. Meanwhile, France’s interior minister said that there were no national police...

    Watchdogs: Civilians Detained, Tortured in Ukraine
    Jul21

    Watchdogs: Civilians Detained, Tortured in Ukraine

    Arbitrary detentions, sometimes involving torture, are taking place in Eastern Ukraine both by Ukrainian authorities and Russian-backed separatists, according to a joint report released by Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch Thursday. At least nine cases were documented of Ukrainian authorities detaining civilians accused of coordinating...

    Pro-Western Journalist Killed by Car Bomb in Ukraine
    Jul20

    Pro-Western Journalist Killed by Car Bomb in Ukraine

    A prominent Belarusian journalist was killed in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, Wednesday in a car explosion. The country’s top online news website Ukrainska Pravda said its journalist, 44-year-old Pavel Sheremet, died when an explosion tore through the car he was in as he prepared to go to work. Images from the scene showed a charred vehicle...

    Kerry: Nice Terror Attack Shows Need for Increased Action in Syria
    Jul15

    Kerry: Nice Terror Attack Shows Need for Increased Action in Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, while speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday, said the attack in Nice showed the growing need for action to stamp out terrorism, particularly in Syria. Kerry is visiting Moscow in an effort to secure Russian cooperation in anti-terror operations in Syria, despite a breakdown in U.S.-Russia...

    Kerry Heads to Moscow Seeking Russian Cooperation in Syria
    Jul14

    Kerry Heads to Moscow Seeking Russian Cooperation in Syria

    John Kerry is visiting Moscow in an effort to secure Russian cooperation in anti-terror operations in Syria, despite a breakdown in U.S.-Russia relations over Ukraine, NATO and other issues that have left both sides simmering with distrust. The secretary of state’s two days of talks with the Russians are formally expected to touch on a wide...

    UN: Civilians in E. Ukraine Conflict Killed With ‘Rampant Impunity’
    Jul14

    UN: Civilians in E. Ukraine Conflict Killed With ‘Rampant Impunity’

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine has claimed civilian lives with “rampant impunity” in what may have constituted “war crimes” and crimes against humanity, according to a U.N. report. The U.N. Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine says very limited accountability that has taken place, since fighting began in 2014 in the Donbas region...

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