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Out of Kiev’s Hands
Out of Kiev’s Hands
  05.05.2015 02:38
Author: Alexander J. Motyl
Source: Foreign Policy
Why Ukraine's failing Donbass region is becoming a big headache for Russia.
Inside the Kremlin’s hall of mirrors
Inside the Kremlin’s hall of mirrors
  01.05.2015 14:50
Author: Peter Pomerantsev
Source: The Guardian
Fake news stories. Doctored photographs. Staged TV clips. Armies of paid trolls. Has Putin’s Russia developed a new kind of information warfare – fought in the ‘psychosphere’ rather than on the battlefield? Or is it all just a giant bluff
NATO: Big military build-up on Russia-Ukraine border
NATO: Big military build-up on Russia-Ukraine border
  24.04.2015 03:35
Author: JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG and JIM HEINTZ
Source: Associated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO's chief on Thursday reported a sizeable Russian military buildup on the border with Ukraine that he said would enable pro-Moscow separatists to launch a new offensive with little warning.
Russia Engaging in 'Hybrid War' With Europe, Says Former Nato Chief
Russia Engaging in
  22.04.2015 02:58
Source: NewsWeek
An increasingly unpredictable Russia is engaging in a “hybrid war” with Europe, seeking to destabilise states from within, and is more dangerous now than during the days of the USSR, Nato’s former secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen has warned.
No, you can’t take an American flag from people who you think are mistreating it
No, you can’t take an American flag from people who you think are mistreating it
  20.04.2015 12:43
Source: Washingtonpost
Michelle Manhart, a former Air Force staff sergeant, was arrested Friday in Georgia after taking an American flag away from a group of Valdosta State University students. Before her arrest, students accused the police on the scene of treating Manhart with deference because of her race. (Michelle Manhart/Facebook)
Russia Returning to Gold With Biggest Purchases in Six Months
Russia Returning to Gold With Biggest Purchases in Six Months
  20.04.2015 12:16
Source: Bloomberg
The nation increased foreign reserves of bullion to 39.8 million ounces, or about 1,238 metric tons, as of April 1, compared with 38.8 million ounces a month earlier, the central bank said on its website Monday. The 30-ton purchase was the most since September.
Europe faces a 'real threat' from Russia, warns US army commander
Europe faces a
  19.04.2015 11:44
Author: Justin Huggler
Source: The Telegraph
The commander of the US army in Europe, Lt-Gen Frederick "Ben" Hodges, says that Nato must remain united "as insurance" against Russia
How Vladimir Putin tries to stay strong
How Vladimir Putin tries to stay strong
  17.04.2015 13:36
Source: The Economist
Russia’s president is trapped by his own strident anti-Western rhetoric
Vladimir Putin’s Secrets and Lies
Vladimir Putin’s Secrets and Lies
  17.04.2015 07:22
Author: Adrian Karatnycky
Source: NewsWeek
For a multiplicity of reasons, the Putin code will be with us as long as he is in power. It is time for us to master its meaning and be attentive to its dark message.
Russian military forces shift from fighting alongside Ukraine rebels to training them
Russian military forces shift from fighting alongside Ukraine rebels to training them
  16.04.2015 13:37
Source: Foxnews
Nearly a year into the conflict in Ukraine, the extent of Moscow's direct involvement has become clear: They may wear camouflage, but the Russians' presence in eastern Ukraine is hardly invisible.
Hillary Clinton thinks Europe 'too wimpy' with Putin, London mayor says
Hillary Clinton thinks Europe
  13.04.2015 10:25
Source: CNN
Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton is worried that European governments are being "too wimpy" in dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, London's mayor Boris Johnson said Friday.
Bellingcat Report – Origin of Artillery Attacks on Ukrainian Military Positions in Eastern Ukraine Between 14 July 2014 and 8 August 2014
Bellingcat Report – Origin of Artillery Attacks on Ukrainian Military Positions in Eastern Ukraine Between 14 July 2014 and 8 August 2014
  04.04.2015 10:20
Source: Bellingcat
Ukrainian armed forces positioned near the Russian-Ukrainian border were attacked by artillery fire in the summer of 2014. Between 9 July and 5 September 2014, the Ukrainian Border Service and the National Security and Defense Council reported more than 120 artillery attacks from Russia. Russian officials, however, have denied the existence of any artillery attacks on Ukraine originating from its territory.
Russia's role in Ukraine seen shifting to training rebels
Russia
  04.04.2015 02:46
Author: NATALIYA VASILYEVA
Source: Associated Press
Nearly a year into the conflict in Ukraine, the extent of Moscow's direct involvement has become clear: They may wear camouflage, but the Russians' presence in eastern Ukraine is hardly invisible.
Obama to Iran's people: 'Best opportunity in decades' to pursue different future with U.S.
Obama to Iran
  20.03.2015 05:17
Source: Reuters
(Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a message to Iran's people and leaders on Thursday, said this year represented the "best opportunity in decades" to pursue a different relationship between their two countries.
'I'm A Russian Occupier' -- Video Sings Praises Of Russian Imperialism
  06.03.2015 08:34
Source: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty
A bellicose video gushing over Russia's invasion of its neighbors is making the rounds online, describing Russia as a civilizing force and warning the world not to "mess" with Moscow.
U.S. Commander Says Some 12,000 Russian Soldiers In Eastern Ukraine
U.S. Commander Says Some 12,000 Russian Soldiers In Eastern Ukraine
  06.03.2015 08:28
Source: Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty
Hodges also said some 29,000 Russian troops are in Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine last year.
Delta Flight Skids Off Runway, Crashes Into Fence at LaGuardia
Delta Flight Skids Off Runway, Crashes Into Fence at LaGuardia
  05.03.2015 08:53
A Delta plane skidded off a snow-covered runway at LaGuardia Airport just after 11 a.m. this morning and crashed into a fence. All 131 people onboard the flight were evacuated, and there were no reports of serious injuries. Following the crash, the airport announced that all runways are closed until at least 7 pm.
Here's what the President sent Congress yesterday:
Here
  13.02.2015 11:44
Yesterday, President Obama transmitted to Congress a proposed authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as ISIL.
U.S. oil output 'party' to last to 2020: IEA
U.S. oil output
  10.02.2015 02:44
Author: By Alex Lawler
Source: LONDON (Reuters)
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will remain the world's top source of oil supply growth up to 2020, even after the recent collapse in prices, the International Energy Agency said, defying expectations of a more dramatic slowdown in shale growth.
Schlumberger to Acquire Minority Share in Eurasia Drilling Company
Schlumberger to Acquire Minority Share in Eurasia Drilling Company
  30.01.2015 11:12
Source: http://www.slb.com
London, January 20, 2015-Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) announced today an agreement to acquire a minority equity interest in Eurasia Drilling Company Limited ("EDC"). The agreement extends the successful long-term relationship enjoyed by the two companies within the strategic alliance signed in 2011
New Russia - Turkey gas pipeline route approved at meeting in Ankara
New Russia - Turkey gas pipeline route approved at meeting in Ankara
  30.01.2015 10:57
Source: http://www.gazprom.com
Ankara hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. The parties discussed the main issues of constructing a new gas pipeline across the Black Sea towards Turkey.
Speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Ambassador John F. Tefft
Speech to the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Ambassador John F. Tefft
  30.01.2015 10:50
Source: http://moscow.usembassy.gov
I am grateful for this opportunity to speak to members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia. When I arrived here as Ambassador, one of my first meetings was with the AmCham Board of Directors. That is because I feel strongly, and I say this personally, that the AmCham and U.S. economic activities in Russia are very important.
Member Spotlight - TMK IPSCO
Member Spotlight - TMK IPSCO
  30.01.2015 10:41
TMK IPSCO, the American division of Russia's TMK, was formed in June 2008 when TMK purchased ten pipe-manufacturing facilities from SSAB, a Swedish steel company
Obamacare's lead agency chief announces her resignation
Obamacare
  16.01.2015 12:52
Author: David Morgan
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com
WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Obama administration official who oversaw the botched rollout of the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov, announced on Friday she will resign as head of the agency that also manages the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs.
Putin’s Washington
Putin’s Washington
  06.01.2015 13:15
Author: Luke O’Brien
Source: Politico Magazine
Even money, lots and lots of money, can’t buy him love. A story of lobbying and its limits.
Obama finally has some good economic news to deliver
Obama finally has some good economic news to deliver
  14.07.2014 13:30
President Obama has talked about the economy for so long you can be forgiven if you think he was first elected during the Panic of 1907.
IRS worker suspended for pro-Obama activities
IRS worker suspended for pro-Obama activities
  10.07.2014 10:19
An IRS employee was suspended for 100 days for using his job at the agency’s help line to try to convince callers to vote for President Obama, a government watchdog agency announced Thursday.
Five Boro Bike Tour 2014 – Sunday May 4th
Five Boro Bike Tour 2014 – Sunday May 4th
  02.05.2014 13:29
New York’s Five Boro Bike Tour is the largest recreational cycling event in the United States. Every year on the first Sunday of May, over 30,000 riders participate in the 42 mile ride around New York City.
Mystery of possible jumper off of Staten Island's Lemon Creek Fishing Pier remains unsolved
Mystery of possible jumper off of Staten Island
  06.02.2014 14:54
It remains uncertain if somebody jumped from the Island's Lemon Creek Fishing Pier earlier Thursday, but the authorities still consider this option.
Relief could soon be on the way for Staten Islanders who take the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
Relief could soon be on the way for Staten Islanders who take the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
  06.02.2014 14:52
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was on Staten Island Thursday afternoon to announce the new effective cost of the toll will drop to $5.50 for Staten Island residents in non-commercial vehicles.

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