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Hillary Clinton compares Putin’s aggression against Ukraine to Hitler

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has compared Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent steps in Ukraine to aggression by Adolf Hitler in 1930s Nazi Germany, a local paper reported. Clinton, speaking at a private event Tuesday in southern California, said Putin’s apparent deployment of Russian troops into neighboring Ukraine…

Palin says ‘I-Told-Ya-So’ on Ukraine prediction: ‘I could see this one from Alaska’

Sarah Palin is claiming that she has been vindicated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “Yes, I could see this one from Alaska,” Palin said Friday in a Facebook post. “I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as ‘an extremely far-fetched scenario’ by…

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich denounces coup bid as West weighs sanctions

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused pro-European opposition leaders on Wednesday of trying to seize power by force after at least 26 people died in the worst violence since the former Soviet republic gained independence. European Union leaders said they were urgently preparing targeted sanctions against those responsible for a crackdown…

Ukrainian opposition party rejects amnesty bill for protesters

Ukraine’s opposition on Wednesday defiantly refused to back an amnesty bill that would free activists and ease the country’s worst crisis since independence, as Germany urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his sway to push for dialogue. The amnesty bill was passed by parliament with the backing of the…

Ten killed in new attack in Russian city of Volgograd

Ten people were killed on Monday in a bombing that destroyed a packed trolleybus in the southern Russian city of Volgograd, the second attack in the city in two days after a suicide strike on its main train station, officials said. The force of the blast left almost no trace…

Putin says new post-Soviet economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan ready for 2015 launch

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the final pieces were in place for the 2015 launch of an economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan that Moscow hopes can also be joined by Ukraine. Putin promised following talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko that the…

Putin ready for post-Soviet economic union with Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the final pieces were in place for the 2015 launch of an economic union with Belarus and Kazakhstan that Moscow hopes can also be joined by Ukraine. Putin promised following talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and Belarussian leader Alexander Lukashenko that the…

Russian authorities backtrack and allow protesters at Sochi Olympics

Protesters will be allowed to express their views at the Sochi Winter Olympics after Games organisers agreed to allow an area for them following talks with the International Olympic Committee, IOC President Thomas Bach announced on Tuesday. In August, Russian President Vladimir Putin, who played a major role in Sochi…

Pope Francis meets with Putin to discuss the Syria conflict

The Vatican said Russian President Vladimir Putin and Pope Francis on Monday discussed the need for talks to resolve the Syria conflict, as international officials met in Geneva to discuss a date for a peace conference. The two leaders talked about the urgent need “to promote concrete initiatives for a…

Bryan Fischer: Russia’s LGBT crackdown makes Putin a ‘lion of Christianity’

Bryan Fischer, the director of Issues Analysis for the fundamentalist American Family Association (AFA), this week praised Russian President Vladimir Putin over his country’s law criminalizing homosexual “propaganda.” During his Wednesday radio Focal Point radio show, Fischer noted that Putin condemned “many Euro-Atlantic countries” for “renouncing their roots, including Christian…

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