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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Putin
President Obama aimed stern warnings and temporarily toothless sanctions at Russia on Thursday, calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to ease the crisis in Ukraine and condemning a proposed referendum in Crimea that would allow the contested region to join Moscow.
Recent editorials from Florida newspapers:
Former World Chess champion and political activist, Garry Kasparov, took to social media to express his outrage over Obama administrator's assessment of Russia's presence in the Ukraine as a "uncontested arrival."
Pro-Russian leader of Ukraine's Crimea claims control of military, police; asks Putin for help
Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad:
Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers:
The news of conflict and bloodshed in another part of the world hit close to home for Ukrainians living in the United States and Canada, as they worried about what would come next for their violence-torn homeland.
His experiment in television with NBC over for now, David Remnick leaves Sochi on Tuesday to resume his day job as editor of The New Yorker magazine.
Police in the chaotic North Caucasus region of Russia killed a leading Islamist militant during a dramatic shootout, the latest in President Putin's attempt to stabilize the nation in the lead-up to the Sochi Olympic Games.
The environmentalist group Greenpeace has given Santa a new look, putting out a video of a scary looking Christmas figure who warns that his North Pole home is being threatened by climate change.
The World Taekwondo Federation has awarded an honorary black belt to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Apparently, America isn't the only country to spy on neighbors and world leaders. Russia gave out goodie bags filled with USB drives and telephone chargers at the recent G-20 summit in St. Petersburg — but the devices were designed to download the users' information and pass it along to intelligence agents at the Kremlin.
One of the main reasons that growth of an effective democratic movement has been stalled in Russia is the country has no substantial legal tradition. There is little understanding of what the law is aside from being the dictates of a ruler.
President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has strong grounds to believe that Syrian rebels were responsible for the country's chemical attack.
Sen. John McCain on Sunday threw cold water on the deal the United States and Russia have struck to dismantle the Syrian government's chemical weapons stores by 2014, arguing it does nothing to keep the use of force on the table and help the rebels topple an Assad regime accused of gassing its own people.
Mr. Putin has said the interim government in Kiev is illegitimate.
Those terms include direct talks between Russia and Ukraine; international monitors in Ukraine; the return of Russian forces to their bases and a move toward free elections in Ukraine in May. The White House didn't indicate how Mr. Putin responded but said envoys from both sides would keep talking.