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    What Winston Churchill and George Orwell had in common
    Jun04

    What Winston Churchill and George Orwell had in common

    A new book from Thomas E Ricks explores the similarities between two 20th century mavericks. In his essay “The Prevention of Literature”, published in 1946, George Orwell describes attending a meeting of PEN, the club founded in 1921 to defend the interests of writers, on the tercentenary of Milton’s Areopagitica, in which the poet...

    Anarchic Athens finds a new cause: Ukraine
    Jun04

    Anarchic Athens finds a new cause: Ukraine

    ATHENS — The neighborhood of Exarchia in central Athens has always been home to those who fight the system. Before Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ left-wing Syriza Party came to power in 2015, groups of police would stand on street corners bordering the area, riot shields at the ready, waiting for the streets to erupt...

    “Trump or Merkel?” Ukraine beer depicts world leaders
    Jun04

    “Trump or Merkel?” Ukraine beer depicts world leaders

    A brewery in Lviv, western Ukraine, has a special line of craft beer themed after world leaders. …read more Source: BBC

    Germany’s top diplomat hopes for new Ukraine talks after meeting Putin
    Jun03

    Germany’s top diplomat hopes for new Ukraine talks after meeting Putin

    German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has reiterated German support for the Normandy format. He told Russian President Vladimir Putin clashes would go on until an international settlement is reached in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Deutsche...

    Tennis: Raluca Olaru and Olga Savchuk, through to Roland Garros women’s doubles 3rd round
    Jun03

    Tennis: Raluca Olaru and Olga Savchuk, through to Roland Garros women’s doubles 3rd round

    The pairing made up of Romanian tennis player Raluca Olaru and Ukrainian Olga Savchuk managed to surprise the public in the second round of the second Grand Slam of the year, Roland Garros women’s doubles event, eliminating on Friday 5th seeded couple made up of Hungarian Timea Babos and Czech Andrea Hlavackova, in three sets 6-3, 4-6, 6-3,...

    The real victim of Trump’s NATO outburst: The US
    Jun03

    The real victim of Trump’s NATO outburst: The US

    The partnership between Europe and the United States will survive Donald Trump’s performance at NATO headquarters last week. The U.S. president’s brusque behavior and intemperate words may have prompted Angela Merkel to declare that “the times in which [Europe] could rely fully on others is over to some...

    North Korean missiles ‘used Russian parts’ amid expert warnings of nuclear threat
    Jun03

    North Korean missiles ‘used Russian parts’ amid expert warnings of nuclear threat

    NORTH Korea could have sourced key components for a deadly missile from Russia or Ukraine, a top US defence expert has alleged. …read more Source:...

    Cotswold public schoolboy who went to fight in Ukraine survives assassination attempt
    Jun02
    Additional measures to prevent pork import from parts of Poland, Ukraine to Belarus
    Jun02

    Additional measures to prevent pork import from parts of Poland, Ukraine to Belarus

    According to the World Organization for Animal Health, new cases of African swine fever have been reported in these regions of Poland and Ukraine. This is why additional measures are being taken to prevent the import of live pigs, pork, and other products. …read more Source:...

    Taming the Bear: How EU Sanctions fail against Russia
    Jun02

    Taming the Bear: How EU Sanctions fail against Russia

    Skepticism towards the efficacy of sanctions is wide-spread, and in fact most of the literature to be found on the topic is deeply pessimistic. Thus, three years into the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and after the European Union and allies imposed sanctions on Moscow, it is hardly surprising that those measures did not lead to the...

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