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    Avdiivka under fire as violence flares again on frontline of Ukraine war
    Feb14

    Avdiivka under fire as violence flares again on frontline of Ukraine war

    As Ukrainian forces trade shellfire with Russia-backed rebels, the residents of Avdiivka face endless stress and miseryNot much is audible over the noise of the hulking, powerful machinery at Avdiivka’s sprawling factory – except for the artillery barrages. Since the war started in 2014 more than 300 shells have fallen on the grounds of the...

    Geert Wilders’ American connections
    Feb14

    Geert Wilders’ American connections

    AMSTERDAM — Geert Wilders is approaching the Dutch election bolstered by the shock victory of a like-minded campaign in the United States, and with something of his worldview reflected in Donald Trump’s White House. Trump’s order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States...

    The end of Pax Americana
    Feb14

    The end of Pax Americana

    The chaos of U.S. President Donald Trump’s first weeks in office have reinforced the impression that the U.S. can no longer wield power effectively. This means we are entering uncharted territory. What will happen if the world begins to believe America is withdrawing from the international stage? The answer is unlikely to be pleasingÂ...

    European Commission lowers Poland’s GDP forecast
    Feb14

    European Commission lowers Poland’s GDP forecast

    European Commission revised GDP forecasts for Poland to 3.2 percent in 2017 (down from 3.4) and to 3.1 percent in 2018 (down from 3.2 percent). “The economy is expected to gather momentum in 2017 and 2018 as investment gradually recovers from a substantial contraction in 2016. Private consumption is set to remain the main growth driver, and the...

    Boris Johnson in new row over ‘siphoning off’ from foreign aid budget
    Feb14

    Boris Johnson in new row over ‘siphoning off’ from foreign aid budget

    Foreign secretary criticised for diverting new £700m ‘empowerment fund’ away from countries in Africa and Middle EastBoris Johnson has been criticised for “siphoning off” from the UK’s foreign aid budget to fund diplomacy in former Soviet states and the Middle East via a new £700m “pro-democracy” fund.The row came as the...

    Dutch approval of Ukraine-EU treaty delayed until after elections: ANP
    Feb13

    Dutch approval of Ukraine-EU treaty delayed until after elections: ANP

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A landmark cooperation agreement between the European Union and Ukraine will delayed and might even be voided as the Netherlands puts off approving the treaty. …read more Source:...

    Out of time: no Ukraine treaty vote before the election
    Feb13

    Out of time: no Ukraine treaty vote before the election

    The Dutch parliament will not take a decision about whether or not to ratify the EU’s treaty with Ukraine before… …read more Source:...

    White House official refuses to say if Donald Trump supports Michael Flynn
    Feb13

    White House official refuses to say if Donald Trump supports Michael Flynn

    Stephen Miller says ‘it’s not for me to tell’ whether Trump supports national security adviser, who reportedly spoke with Russia about sanctions reliefA senior White House official has refused to say if Donald Trump supports his national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who reportedly spoke with Russia’s ambassador about...

    Brexit—take back control
    Feb13

    Brexit—take back control

    ©Archimboldus, Doublebubble Rex/Shutterstock The marriage metaphor is apt. We have not yet taken even the first formal step. But already the decision to begin divorce proceedings with the European Union is clogged with past resentments, fears for the future, and the steady ambivalence that characterised the marriage. It was a finely balanced...

    Ukraine’s economy remains a prisoner of socialism
    Feb13

    Ukraine’s economy remains a prisoner of socialism

    Why is the media, especially the Western press, which wrote about Ukraine so triumphantly three years ago, today so deeply disappointed with the lack of reform? Why, following the Euromaidan revolution, have attempts to fix Ukraine’s economy failed? Are Ukrainians themselves to blame? The answer to the last question is yes and no. The...

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