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Baiting the bear: NATO and Russia stumble toward new Cold War

U.S. and European leaders say Russia is becoming more "aggressive" lately; with NATO troops on its border, Moscow sees things differently.

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Right and left in German state elections

The vicious slogans of the AfD and its fascist accompanists as well as to the guilty leaders of the old parties are still steering Germany into ever more dangerous waters.

 

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Ukraine moves ahead with plan to abolish Communist Party

This creates a deplorable situation in Ukraine, and a horrible precedent for the rest of Europe and beyond.

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Changing captains in Germany’s Left Party

The Left Party is the only opposition force with any real clout in Germany, so a gathering with representatives of its 60,000 members was important enough.

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Ukraine Elections: Free and democratic?

Sectors of the ultra-right with fascist and Nazi origins were allowed to run riot by the respectable" conservatives who took over the Ukrainian government in February.

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Ukraine crisis the focus of NATO summit this week

A combination of regular Ukrainian military supplemented by private militias organized by right wing political groups had been bombarding the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.

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Germany: sanctions and weapons deals, follow the money

In Germany today, references to Putin evoke all too sharply recollections of German language used against every Russian leader since the start of World War I.

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Ukraine itself burns in wake of airliner shoot-down

People with their own agendas push their versions of who is to blame, there is a shooting war between military forces and local militias, and half a million refugees have crossed into Russia.

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Many in Germany see through NATO designs on Ukraine

The crisis in the Ukraine continues to be big news here in Germany, on front pages and screens.

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Western leaders belittle legitimate Russian concerns about fascism

In Russia the memories of the Nazi invasion of 1941, of the war that followed and of the activities of local Nazi collaborators, including Ukrainian ones historically linked to the present crowd of extremists in Kiev, are strong.

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