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    Putin’s new world order
    Sep29

    Putin’s new world order

    The president of Russia uses a Putin-speak in his speeches that we must parse word for word, in our own best interests. Only after translating them into normal speech do we learn what he has said and why. His September 28 speech to the United Nations General Assembly made seven overlapping and interdependent points that are worth translating....

    VIDEO: Donetsk’s street artist
    Sep29

    VIDEO: Donetsk’s street artist

    Sasha Korban fled the war torn city and is now painting walls all around Kiev. …read more Source:...

    Obama and Putin: That was awkward
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin: That was awkward

    An awkward toast, sideways glances, a stiff handshake. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin aren’t just geostrategic rivals. They are two guys who simply don’t like each other. That much seemed clear after Monday’s action at the United Nations in New York, where Obama and Putin sat uncomfortably together at a lunch, then met...

    The West’s ominous ‘Ukraine fatigue’
    Sep29

    The West’s ominous ‘Ukraine fatigue’

    KIEV — The Mystetskyi Arsenal is an imposing building that dominates Lavrska street in the center of Ukraine’s capital city. A former weapons arsenal built by Catherine the Great, it now houses a museum. But earlier this month it was the site of something more politicized even than Ukrainian art: the annual Yalta European Strategy (YES)...

    ‘Why is it Easier to Find Money to Destroy People than Protect Them?’ Asks U.N. Chief
    Sep29

    ‘Why is it Easier to Find Money to Destroy People than Protect Them?’ Asks U.N. Chief

    United States President Addresses General Assembly. Credit: UN Photo/Cia PakBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 28 2015 (IPS)Speaking at the opening session of the high-level debate of the U.N. General Assembly Monday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said a politically troubled world is suffering from a lack of empathy.“One hundred million people...

    Obama and Putin discuss Ukraine and Syria
    Sep29

    Obama and Putin discuss Ukraine and Syria

    US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin shook hands today at United Nations headquarters and went into their first substantial bilateral talks in two years. …read more Source: RTÉ...

    Putin and Obama exchange barbs on Ukraine
    Sep29

    Putin and Obama exchange barbs on Ukraine

    Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama accuse each other of fomenting Ukraine crisis that has plunged Russia’s relations with the West to lowest point since Cold War …read more Source: The...

    Russia plays the Polish history card
    Sep29

    Russia plays the Polish history card

    WARSAW — It’s usually not difficult for a Russian to cause outrage in Poland by taking a poke at that proud but prickly country’s history — and that seems to be what Moscow’s ambassador in Warsaw may have hoped to do by suggesting that Poland bore some of the responsibility for starting World War II. What’s more surprising...

    Ukraine premier to face ‘$3m bribery’ inquiry
    Sep28

    Ukraine premier to face ‘$3m bribery’ inquiry

    Ukraine has ordered a corruption investigation against its prime minister, according to court documents leaked by a member of parliament…. …read more Source: The...

    Russia says hopes for deal on east Ukraine elections soon
    Sep28

    Russia says hopes for deal on east Ukraine elections soon

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia hopes an agreement can be reached in the coming days on holding regional elections in rebel-held east Ukraine, Moscow’s envoy to the OSCE watchdog said on Monday, according to a transcript of his speech on the foreign ministry’s website. …read more Source:...

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