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    Editorial: the big ideas of 2015
    Dec11

    Editorial: the big ideas of 2015

    As we move into the holiday season and around the turn of the year, we offer you our view of the big ideas that will shape 2015. We proved prescient in many of last year’s ones, such as the debate about “secular stagnation,” the “politics of protest,” and the increasing clash between Sunni and Shia Muslims in the Middle East (even if “the...

    Ukraine leader begins Australia tour
    Dec11

    Ukraine leader begins Australia tour

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko begins a two-day visit to Australia, with the shooting down of the MH17 flight set to dominate the agenda. …read more Source:...

    Chechen ‘death’ unit fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine
    Dec10

    Chechen ‘death’ unit fighting with rebels in eastern Ukraine

    Hundreds of fighters from the Russian republic of Chechnya have joined the insurgents in East Ukraine. The so-called “death unit” has made a former… …read more Source:...

    Kiev, Separatists to Extend Ceasefire as `Day of Silence` Mostly Observed
    Dec10

    Kiev, Separatists to Extend Ceasefire as `Day of Silence` Mostly Observed

    The Ukrainian army is planning on extending the ceasefire with the pro-Russian separatists, following a one-day truce on Tuesday during which the warring sides largely abstained from attacking each other. The military spokesman Andriy Lysenko announced that although government positions have been attacked, there was a serious decrease in the...

    Ukraine-Russia truce holds, but peace talks remain uncertain
    Dec10

    Ukraine-Russia truce holds, but peace talks remain uncertain

    Ukraine has reported a drop in rebel attacks during the second day of a new truce dubbed the “Day of Silence.” It remains unclear, however, whether hoped-for peace talks will go ahead. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Time Magazine: Ten characterizing photos of 2014 (Warning: Viewer discretion is advised)
    Dec10

    Time Magazine: Ten characterizing photos of 2014 (Warning: Viewer discretion is advised)

    In a few days, 2014 will be passed. But not the moments that have been captured by a photographer’s lens. From Ukraine, to Ferguson, Gaza to Liberia, Time magazine presented the most important and impressive pictures of the year that’s about to say goodbye. 1. The most famous selfie USA, California, Academy Awards, 2nd of March 2....

    Exclusive: EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea
    Dec10

    Exclusive: EU considers tightening ban on energy, tourism in Crimea

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is considering widening its ban on investment in Crimea to include barring the sale of technology for oil and gas exploration and stopping EU firms running tourist businesses there, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. …read more Source:...

    Slovakia intends to build gas pipeline to Bulgaria
    Dec10

    Slovakia intends to build gas pipeline to Bulgaria

    The Slovak gas transmission system operator Eustream is planning to build a gas pipeline from Slovakia to the Bulgarian-Turkish border to the tune of EUR 750 million, the Slovak Internet Media vEnergetike informs. According to the preliminary plans, the Eastring gas pipeline will start from the Slovak gas compression station in Velke Kapusany at...

    Brzezinski: Ukraine in NATO could cause more harm than good
    Dec10

    Brzezinski: Ukraine in NATO could cause more harm than good

    Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski has questioned the logic of Ukraine joining NATO. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties
    Dec10

    Gorbachev calls for U.S.-Russia summit to defrost ties

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called on Wednesday for a U.S.-Russia summit to be convened to prevent a deep freeze in Moscow’s relations with the West over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source:...

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