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Philip Breedlove: Russia starts "hybrid war" against Moldova

'To the little green men thing, we've clearly now seen the script play out in Crimea, we've seen the script play out in eastern Ukraine. We're beginning to see some of the script in Moldova and Transnistria,' Breelove said during a discussion at the the Atlantic Council.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Raw Story

Despite big budget increase, NASA's hunt for dangerous asteroids falls short

NASA won't meet a congressionally ordered goal to find 90 percent of nearby and potentially dangerous asteroids larger than 460 feet in diameter, the agency's Inspector General said on Monday. The shortfall comes despite a 10-fold increase in NASA's annual budget over the past five years - from $4 million in 2009 to $40 million in 2014 - to track and assess potentially dangerous asteroids and comets.

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St.Petersburg Times

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party swept most of 6,024 local polls...

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party swept most of 6,024 local polls conducted nationwide on Sunday amid the usual flurry of violation reports, and scandals over everything from discounted vegetables to topless activists. United Russia won 28 of the 30 gubernatorial seats that were up for grabs, including in the city of St. Petersburg and the regions of Krasnoyarsk, Primorye and Nizhny Novgorod, the Central Election Commission said Monday.

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St.Petersburg Times

Strippers and Fraud: Kremlin's United Russia Sweeps Local Elections Amid Controversy

The pro-Kremlin United Russia party swept most of 6,024 local polls conducted nationwide on Sunday amid the usual flurry of violation reports, and scandals over everything from discounted vegetables to topless activists. United Russia won 28 of the 30 gubernatorial seats that were up for grabs, including in the city of St. Petersburg and the regions of Krasnoyarsk, Primorye and Nizhny Novgorod, the Central Election Commission said Monday.

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Los Angeles Times

Ukraine cease-fire in peril; Merkel urges Putin to respect it

A teacher surveys the damage at her kindergarten from shelling in the village of Novosvitlivka, one of more than a dozen eastern Ukraine locales hit in a resurgence of artillery firing on Sunday and Monday. A teacher surveys the damage at her kindergarten from shelling in the village of Novosvitlivka, one of more than a dozen eastern Ukraine locales hit in a resurgence of artillery firing on Sunday and Monday.

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The Independent

Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter

Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies The fields around Grabova and Debaltseve became the focus of international attention as the crash site of Flight MH17 .

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Russia Taday

Euronews faces ban on Russian broadcasting over alleged hate report

A ruling party MP demands that Euronews be stopped from broadcasting on Russian territory after a report from Ukraine on which local law enforcers used President Putin's portraits as shooting targets. MP Mikhail Markelov of the United Russia caucus has already addressed the state mass media watchdog Roskomnadzor and the Prosecutor General's Office with a request to officially ban the broadcasting of the Euronews channel and initiate a criminal case against it.

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Business Journal

Hewlett-Packard fined $58.7M in Russian bribery case

A Russian subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Co. pleaded guilty to bribing government officials in order to seal a lucrative deal with the Office of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation.

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The St. Petersburg Times

A 22-year-old aspiring law student born to Russian immigrants has won ...

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev after she was crowned as the winner of the 2015 Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday. Photo: The Miss America Organization A 22-year-old aspiring law student born to Russian immigrants has won the 88th edition of the Miss America beauty contest.

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Paddock Talk

Russian linked with Caterham seat for Sochi

The Russian publication Sportbox claims that, amid the cockpit reshuffling under Caterham's new management, 32-year-old Roman Rusinov is in the running to debut in Russia. Caterham sidelined Kamui Kobayashi at Spa last month in deference to Le Mans winner and the Hype-sponsored Andre Lotterer, while Spaniard Roberto Merhi is tipped to race in Singapore this weekend.

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OpEdNews

Washington's War Against Russia

The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way.

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Trend

Roshen candy factory in central Russia suspends production for 2 weeks

A plant in the Russian central city of Lipetsk producing candies under Ukraine's brand of Roshen suspends its operations for the period of two weeks starting on Monday, the factory's press service said. Oleg Kazakov, the director general of the factory, earlier said that the decision on the plant's operation suspension was made due to large volumes of the produced goods accumulating at warehouses amid low demand for the company's production in Russia.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The St. Petersburg Times

A lawyer made famous by her roster of Russian celebrity clients was...

Akimtseva had been representing Sergei Zhurba, a Moscow region businessman who had testified in court against Dmitry Belkin, who is widely believed to be the leader the Orekhovo gang, which ranked among Moscow's most powerful and violent during the turbulent 1990s. Photo: VK.com A lawyer made famous by her roster of Russian celebrity clients was murdered in front of her apartment building in central Moscow over the weekend, and investigators suspect her involvement with an organized crime case may have been the motive.

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St.Petersburg Times

Russian television news broadcasts have softened their rhetoric with...

Most Russian television channels began to refer to the Ukrainian central government in Kiev as a junta after former President Viktor Yanukovych fled the country in February. Photo: Maxim Stulov / Vedomosti Russian television news broadcasts have softened their rhetoric with reference to Ukraine in recent weeks, having shied away from referring to the Ukrainian authorities in Kiev as a "junta," according to Medialogia research company.

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Forbes.com

As The Sanctions' Noose Tightens, China Grabs Russian Energy Assets At Bargain Prices

I am a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, at Stanford, and the Cullen Professor of Economics at the University of Houston. I am also a research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research Berlin.

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The Star Online

Fresh sanctions will freeze big foreign oil projects in Russia

Fresh U.S. and EU sanctions imposed on Moscow will bring an abrupt halt to exploration of Russia's huge Arctic and shale oil reserves and complicate financing of existing Russian projects from the Caspian Sea to Iraq and Ghana. The new measures, designed to put further pressure on President Vladimir Putin over Russia's actions in Ukraine, are a major broadening of the previous sanctions, which only banned the export of high technology oil equipment into Russia.

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WGBH

Estonia 'Spy' Dispute Could Be Russia Making Anti-NATO Mischief

Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves , with intelligence officer Eston Kohver in 2010. Kohver was arrested by Russian police on spying charges, but Estonian officials called it an illegal kidnapping.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Arseniy Yatsenyuk accuses Putin of plotting to conquer 'all Ukraine'

Moscow: A week into a fragile ceasefire between government troops and pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, that country's Prime Minister has offered a pessimistic assessment of its chances of holding, saying Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to conquer "all of Ukraine". Neither side has said the ceasefire negotiated on September 5 with Ukraine, Russia, the European Union, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and separatist leaders should be abandoned, even as the sides accuse each other of frequent violations.

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Russia Taday

a Mistral of discord: Russian sailors test-sail warship that Paris may withhold

The Mistral-class helicopter carrier Vladivostok is seen at the STX Les Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard site in Saint-Nazaire. A 400-strong Russian crew is manning a French-built Mistral-class warship as it conducts sea trials.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

St.Petersburg Times

Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based...

Anton Gerashchenko, deputy head of the Ukrainian Internal Affairs Ministry, wrote on his Facebook page that his country would not hand the climber - whom he described as a "hero of Ukraine" - over to Russia to face trial. Photo: Mustang-wanted.com / Facebook.com Russia has issued an international arrest warrant for a Kiev-based extreme climber accused of painting the spire of a Moscow landmark skyscraper in Ukrainian colors and hanging a Ukrainian flag from it, a news report said.

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