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    Ukrainian pilot gives Russia the middle finger
    Mar09

    Ukrainian pilot gives Russia the middle finger

    A Ukrainian pilot on trial for killing two Russian journalists made a defiant stand in court Wednesday as an increasing number of countries and MEPs called for her to be released. Nadiya Savchenko, a Ukrainian military pilot, jumped on the bench and gave judges the middle finger as she gave her closing statement in the case, five days after she...

    The Pentagon’s secret foreign aid budget
    Mar08

    The Pentagon’s secret foreign aid budget

    Last month, the Obama administration released its 2017 budget proposal, including thousands of pages on the nearly $600 billion request for the Pentagon. That money is earmarked for a wide array of projects—$1.8 billion in procurement of equipment for the Special Operations Command, for instance, and $1.2 billion for the chemical and biological...

    5 takeaways from Slovakia’s election
    Mar06

    5 takeaways from Slovakia’s election

    BRATISLAVA — Slovakia’s parliamentary election produced more confusion than clarity. There’s no obvious path to a stable government, raising the prospect of political crisis just months before the country takes over the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. Although Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico’s...

    Enough: NATO should stop feeding the Russian troll
    Mar05

    Enough: NATO should stop feeding the Russian troll

    For many years NATO attempted to use dialogue as the basis for its partnership with Russia. The Alliance operated in the spirit of trust and transparency. But this trust was, too often, abused: Russia disregarded the principles laid down in the 1997 NATO–Russia Founding Act; withdrew from the Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty; violated the...

    Gulag Archipelago by Vladimir Putin
    Mar03

    Gulag Archipelago by Vladimir Putin

    KUCHINO, Russia — Secrets were forbidden in camp Perm-36. Guards searched everywhere for them, even in prisoners’ eyes, ears and teeth. Ukrainian poet Vasyl Stus, imprisoned in the Soviet Gulag system for almost half his life, managed to keep his scribbled on pieces of paper and hidden in the crevices of his cell. They were later smuggled...

    Busting 3 Brexit myths
    Mar02

    Busting 3 Brexit myths

    LONDON — Three years ago, British Prime Minister David Cameron transformed “Brexit” from buzzword into real-life politics. In 15 weeks’ time, Brexit might become reality when British citizens choose whether to stay in the EU — and the rest of Europe will find out if the EU should bother celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome...

    Obama accused of ‘paralysis’ on genocide label for ISIL
    Feb29

    Obama accused of ‘paralysis’ on genocide label for ISIL

    U.S. lawmakers are cranking up the pressure this week on the Obama administration to formally declare that the Islamic State is committing “genocide” against Christians, Yazidis and other minorities in Syria and Iraq — a weighty designation with legal and moral implications. But the administration is struggling over what to do — sources say some...

    Obama’s Ukraine policy in shambles
    Feb29

    Obama’s Ukraine policy in shambles

    President Barack Obama’s effort to rescue Ukraine from Russia’s military grip has stalled, and turmoil inside Ukraine’s government may hand Russian President Vladimir Putin a victory in a conflict that Obama has said involves “the most basic principles of our international system.” Two years after the pro-western protests that...

    ‘Exposed’ Baltics seek NATO help to combat Russia threat
    Feb26

    ‘Exposed’ Baltics seek NATO help to combat Russia threat

    WASHINGTON — Latvia and its Baltic neighbors need help to combat the threat from Russia, and they need it soon. That was Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs’ message when he met with American officials in Washington this week. And it’s why the Baltic states are eagerly awaiting July’s NATO summit in Warsaw, where they will...

    Half of Dutch don’t know about Ukraine referendum
    Feb26

    Half of Dutch don’t know about Ukraine referendum

    Almost half of Dutch voters are not aware of a coming referendum on an EU-Ukraine deal, just over a month before the vote takes place. The survey, out Thursday, found that 49 percent of those questioned knew nothing about the vote on an EU-Ukraine association agreement. Only 12 percent were able to name the correct voting day — April 6. The...

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