Friday, May 22, 2015

Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, US hones Ukrainian fighting ... - Reuters

Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, US hones Ukrainian fighting ... - Reuters

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Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, US hones Ukrainian fighting ...
Reuters 
Although Western countries have held back from military involvement in the conflict, the small-scale U.S. training effort, together with similar schemes set up by Britain, Canada and Poland, sends a signal to Russia that the West stands behind the ...
Russian cancer patients keep killing themselvesUSA TODAY

Visits by top US officials give Russia something to crow aboutWashington Post
In Ukraine, Economic Ties to Russia Are Hard to BreakWall Street Journal
New York Times -RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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Macedonia, the New U.S.-Russia Battlefield - Bloomberg View

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Macedonia, the New U.S.-Russia Battlefield
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Macedonia is a poor, landlocked Balkan country of about 2 million. To the Kremlin, it's also the newest front in an ideological battle, with the U.S. fomenting regime change to counter Russia'sinfluence. As is often the case, that view is correct to ...
Russia accuses west of stirring revolution in MacedoniaFinancial Times
'Macedonia unrest - another episode of West-Russia geopolitical battle'RT (blog)
Russia must build strong Orthodox coalition in Europe to defeat the WestPravda 

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Russia bans 'undesirable' international organisations ahead of 2016 elections - The Guardian

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Russia bans 'undesirable' international organisations ahead of 2016 elections
The Guardian
Blacklisted groups will be forbidden from operating branches or distributing information in Russiaand banks will have to notify the prosecutor general and justice ministry of any financial transfers involving them. Although the language of the threat ...
China isn't Russia's answer to crisis with the WestCNNMoney 
Chrétien pushing for Russia to send representative to dignitaries' meetingThe Globe and Mail
Russian Parliament Passes Law To Shut Down 'Undesirable' NGOsHuffington Post
Deutsche Welle-ABC News-Mashable
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Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko talks of 'real war' with Russia - BBC News

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Ukraine crisis: President Poroshenko talks of 'real war' with Russia
BBC News
Ukraine's president has told the BBC his country is now in a "real war" with Russia - and that Ukrainians should prepare for a Russian offensive. President Petro Poroshenko told the BBC's Fergal Keane he did not trust his Russian counterpart, Vladimir ...
Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, US hones Ukrainian fighting ...Reuters 
Russian cancer patients keep killing themselvesUSA TODAY

Visits by top US officials give Russia something to crow aboutWashington Post 
Yahoo News
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Ukraine 'fighting real war' with Russia - RTE.ie

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Ukraine 'fighting real war' with Russia
RTE.ie
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said his country was fighting a "real war" with Russiathat could escalate at any time. He said the weekend capture of two purported Russian special service soldiers proved that the separatist uprising in the ... 
Russia: US Not Always Constructive in Ukraine's AffairsVoice of America
Ukraine shows off captured 'Russian soldiers'Deutsche Welle
Ukraine's Poroshenko talks of 'real war' with RussiaBBC News
 
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India Wants Russia To Help It Build Navy Ships Equipped With Missiles, Anti ... - International Business Times

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India Wants Russia To Help It Build Navy Ships Equipped With Missiles, Anti ...
International Business Times
India could soon team up with Russia to build frigates ships. The Indian Defense Ministry is reportedly interested in setting up a deal to build the war ships on its own territory alongsideRussian producers, a shift from prior agreements in which ...

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Video raises concerns over Ukraine's treatment of Russian prisoners - The Guardian

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Video raises concerns over Ukraine's treatment of Russian prisoners
The Guardian
In the past months, rebels have paraded Ukrainian prisoners of war (POWs) before an angry crowd on the streets of Donetsk, Ukraine has released videos showing apparent forced confessions of captured Russian paratroopers, and several videos posted ...
Ukraine 'fighting real war' with RussiaRTE.ie
Russia: US Not Always Constructive in Ukraine's AffairsVoice of America
Russian POW Video Raises War Crime Questions For UkraineRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Deutsche Welle -CNN -BBC News
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Russian court arrests suspected Lithuanian spy - Reuters

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Russian court arrests suspected Lithuanian spy
Reuters
Espionage charges carry a prison term of 10 to 20 years under Russian law. Interfax news agency quoted Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) as saying earlier on Wednesday it had caught a Lithuanian national in Moscow on Tuesday as he received ...
Russia says detains suspected Lithuanian spy - InterfaxReuters UK
Russia Detains Alleged Lithuanian SpyRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Russia weighs on EU's eastern ambitions - Financial Times

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Russia weighs on EU's eastern ambitions
Financial Times
But draft conclusions seen by the Financial Times show they will leave Riga without the prizes they feel could convince their citizens of the benefits of EU partnership at a time when they are facing pressure from Moscow to ally with Russia instead ...
Like Ukraine, Georgia is now torn between Russia and the WestAlaska Dispatch News
Tensions With Moscow Over EU SummitRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
AP Interview: Georgia's leader warns of Russian expansionYahoo News

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Russia threatens to ban Google, Twitter and Facebook over extremist content - The Guardian

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Russia threatens to ban Google, Twitter and Facebook over extremist content
The Guardian
Russia's communications watchdog has threatened to fine Facebook, Google and Twitter and block their services under a controversial law on blogging. In a letter to executives on on Monday, the director of the communications oversight agency warned that ...
Russia , Fresh On The Heels Of Criminalizing Memes, Threatens Facebook ...Fast Company
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To U.S. Social Media Sites: Block 'Extremist' Content, Share More ...Benzinga
 
Putin tightens grip on internet in RussiaThe Times (subscription)

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Russia detains 'Lithuania spy' amid Ukraine tensions - BBC News

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Russia detains 'Lithuania spy' amid Ukraine tensions
BBC News
Russia's domestic security agency says it has arrested a suspected Lithuanian spy in Moscow. "The foreign spy was caught red-handed as he was receiving secret documents from a Russiancitizen," the Federal Security Service (FSB) said. Lithuania has ...
Russian court arrests suspected Lithuanian spyReuters
Russia Detains Alleged Lithuanian SpyRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Russia says detains suspected Lithuanian spy: InterfaxYahoo! Maktoob News
Kyiv Post
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Cisco denies skirting sanctions that forbid sales to Russia's military - Business Insider

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Cisco denies skirting sanctions that forbid sales to Russia's military
Business Insider
Cisco is being accused of changing sales records and booking deals under a false customer name after sanctions against Russia began, according to documents obtained by Buzzfeed. The implication is that Cisco has been selling equipment that will wind ...

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EU Riga summit 'not against Russia', Merkel says - BBC News

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EU Riga summit 'not against Russia', Merkel says
BBC News
EU leaders are gathering for a summit with six former Soviet states in Latvia, overshadowed by Russia's role in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The EU's Eastern Partnership "is not an instrument for pursuing an expansionist EU policy", German...
EU Eastern Partnership summit will highlight failure of plan to check RussiaThe Guardian 
Ukraine's Arseniy Yatseniuk urges EU leaders not to fear RussiaFinancial Times
A Look at EU-Russia Tug-of-War Over 6 East European NationsABC News
Yahoo News
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Washington asks Athens to back anti-Russia sanctions - Greek minister - RT

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Washington asks Athens to back anti-Russia sanctions - Greek minister
RT
Greece has revealed it's been asked by the US to prolong anti-Russia sanctions. However, Athens stressed Russia is a strategic ally and the 'sanction war' is causing it an estimated loss of €4 billion a year. "I was asked to support the prolongation of ...

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Russia Deployed Nuclear-Capable Gear, NATO Commander Says - Bloomberg

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Russia Deployed Nuclear-Capable Gear, NATO Commander Says
Bloomberg
Russia has deployed equipment during the conflict in eastern Ukraine that can be used for nuclear weapons, NATO's top military commander said. While there's no “direct evidence” that the Kremlin has made deployments of nuclear arms, U.S. Air Force ...
Russia's European Neighbors Rattled By Putin's ExpansionismNewsweek
Russia Has Deployed Nuclear Systems: NATO CommanderValueWalk

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Sen. John McCain: Cisco's behavior in Russia 'deserves further investigation' - Business Insider

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Sen. John McCain: Cisco's behavior in Russia 'deserves further investigation'
Business Insider
A report published by Buzzfeed that implied Cisco was skirting economic sanctions againstRussia when selling its technical equipment there has gotten the attention of Sen. John McCain. McCain (R-AZ) chairs the Senate's Armed Services Committee and ...
Cisco bypassed Russia sanctions to continue sales: reportNetwork World 
Cisco denies allegations it dodged Russia sanctionsComputer Business Review
Cisco allegedly altered sales records, purchase orders to beat US sanctionsExtremeTech

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NATO and Russia watch one another closely in Eastern Europe - CBS News

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NATO and Russia watch one another closely in Eastern Europe
CBS News
Sweden scrambled fighter jets to intercept two Russian military planes that flew too close to Swedish airspace. With Russia flexing its muscles, three of its Baltic neighbors -- Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have asked NATO to permanently deploy ground ...

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The US continues to send the wrong message to Russia - Washington Post

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The US continues to send the wrong message to Russia
Washington Post
IT HAS been a week since Secretary of State John F. Kerry emerged from eight hours of meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister to say that the two sides had agreed to make a new effort to cooperate in resolving conflicts ...
The Economics of Deterring RussiaThe National Interest Online
Ukrainian lawmakers suspend military cooperation with RussiaYahoo News
Ukrainian forces says two drones shot down over war zone are RussianThe Guardian
CBS News -USA TODAY -Business Insider
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Russia 'will block' Google, Twitter and Facebook if they withhold blogger data - The Guardian

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Russia 'will block' Google, Twitter and Facebook if they withhold blogger data
The Guardian
He added that because of the encryption technology used by the three firms, Russia had no way of blocking specific websites and so could only bring down particular content it deemed in violation of law by blocking access to their whole services. To ...
Russia Warns Google, Twitter, Facebook Of Possible BlockHuffington Post

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Is Finland really getting ready for war with Russia? - CNBC

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Is Finland really getting ready for war with Russia?
CNBC 
Finland has informed its 900,000 military reservists of what their roles would be in the event of a military crisis against a backdrop of rising tensions between Russia and its neighbors. The letters campaign by the Finnish army has ostensibly been
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Finland writes to 900000 military reservists amid heightened tensions with RussiaThe Independent 
Fearing Russian aggression, Finland tells 900K military reservists to be ...National Post

Russia Deployed Nuclear-Capable Gear, NATO Commander SaysBloomberg 
ValueWalk-Breitbart News-Scroll.in
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Russia threatens block on Google, Twitter, Facebook - CNBC

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Russia threatens block on Google, Twitter, Facebook
CNBC
Google, Twitter and Facebook face being blocked in Russia after being warned against violating the country's controversial blogging laws. Russia's media authority Roskomnadzor sent letters to the U.S. tech giants this week asking them to comply with ...
Russia 'will block' Google, Twitter and Facebook if they withhold blogger dataThe Guardian
Russia is threatening to block Facebook, Twitter and GoogleFortune
Russia demands blogger identities from Google, Twitter, and FacebookHot Air
Huffington Post UK
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Russia tightens control over foreign activists, businesses - USA TODAY

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Russia tightens control over foreign activists, businesses
USA TODAY
MOSCOW — Russia is cracking down on foreign groups and businesses that support human rights, its latest effort to squelch dissent and a new sign of its growing tensions with the West over the conflict in Ukraine. The Russian parliament on Tuesday ... 

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EU, ex-Soviet neighbors patch over rifts with eye on Russia - Reuters

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EU, ex-Soviet neighbors patch over rifts with eye on Russia
Reuters
RIGA Looking over their shoulders at Russia, the European Union and six former Soviet neighbors patched up their differences to renew vows of cooperation in the interests of peace and security at a summit on Friday. Meeting in Riga 18 months after the ...
Ukraine's Arseniy Yatseniuk urges EU leaders not to fear RussiaFinancial Times
Wary of Russia, Europe now tiptoes when it comes to expansionWashington Post
EU says Riga summit 'not anti-Russia beauty contest'BBC News
Business Insider
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A tiny European country is making Russia extremely nervous - Business Insider

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A tiny European country is making Russia extremely nervous
Business Insider
The political turmoil in a tiny Balkan republic is making Russia extremely nervous — especially because the state is an integral part of Moscow's latest gas-pipeline deal. Last weekend the Republic of Macedonia was rocked by anti-government protests ...
Russia is aggressively zeroing in on a tiny state's political turmoil over gasBusiness Insider Australia
How Turkey and Russia change international energy hubPravda 

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The Russia-West Rivalry in the BalkansThe Market Oracle

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Norwegian gas just knocked Russia down a peg in Europe - Business Insider

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Norwegian gas just knocked Russia down a peg in Europe
Business Insider
Norway just officially overtook Russia as Western Europe's top gas supplier — which suggests that the EU's attempt to move away from Moscow gas is working, according Reuters. During the first quarter of 2015, Norway exported 29.2 billion cubic meters ...
Norway overtakes Russia as western Europe's top gas supplierReuters
Norway Overtakes Russia as Europe's No. 1 Gas SupplierThe Moscow Times
Norway overtakes Russia in European gasThe Local.no

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Russia Issues Travel Warning Over US 'Hunt' For Russians - Huffington Post

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Newsweek

Russia Issues Travel Warning Over US 'Hunt' For Russians
Huffington Post
MOSCOW, May 22 (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens traveling abroad of the risks posed by U.S. law enforcement bodies and special services, which it said were hunting for Russians around the world. In a statement on Friday it ...
Russia Warns Traveling Citizens of 'Threat' of US Law EnforcementNewsweek

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Russia Issues Travel Warning Over US 'Hunt' For Russians - Huffington Post

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Russia Issues Travel Warning Over US 'Hunt' For Russians
Huffington Post
MOSCOW, May 22 (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry has warned its citizens traveling abroad of the risks posed by U.S. law enforcement bodies and special services, which it said were hunting for Russians around the world. In a statement on Friday it ...
Gérard Depardieu discusses Russia in Cannes: 'If Crimea had been American it ...The Guardian
Russia Warns Traveling Citizens of 'Threat' of US Law EnforcementNewsweek
The US continues to send the wrong message to RussiaWashington Post
CBS News -The National Interest Online -Yahoo News
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Americans Start to Leave Air Base in Azores, and Locals Fear Economic Impact 

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The number of Air Force personnel at Lajes Field, once a significant transit hub in the Atlantic, is expected to drop to 165 from 650 as part of broader cuts.

How the Pentagon Wasted $36 Million 

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The money went to a headquarters in Afghanistan that was not needed or wanted and may be torn down.

Obama Defends Approach to ISIS Fight but Says More Is Needed 

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The president said that the fight against Islamic State forces was not being lost, but that more should be done to help Iraq recapture lost territory.
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The Escalation of Unauthorized Wars

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As the latest war in the Middle East intensifies, it is more urgent than ever for Congress to authorize the use of military force.

Palmyra Captured by ISIS 

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Islamic State militants in Syria have reached the United Nations world heritage site of Palmyra.

Obama's Mastery of Rhetoric — and Disregard of Reality