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    A Former Putin Backer Steps Through the Looking Glass
    Feb15

    A Former Putin Backer Steps Through the Looking Glass

    The man behind Russia’s foreign media ownership ban has been welcomed with open arms in Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Michael Flynn is gone. President Trump’s strangely warm feelings about Russia remain.
    Feb15

    Michael Flynn is gone. President Trump’s strangely warm feelings about Russia remain.

    There are a lot of questions swirling around the scandal that brought down National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, but the biggest and most important goes way beyond him: What’s up with President Donald Trump and Russia? Flynn was forced out of his job Monday night amid growing evidence that he’d misled Vice President Mike Pence, and...

    Trump: Was Obama too soft on Russia when it took Crimea?
    Feb15

    Trump: Was Obama too soft on Russia when it took Crimea?

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning questioned whether former president Obama was too soft on Russia when it annexed Crimea in 2014. Trump’s tweet follows comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who said on Tuesday that the president will take a harder line against Russia and expects the country to withdraw from...

    Trump Blasts Media Over ‘Russian Connection,’ Suggests Obama Was Soft On Moscow
    Feb15

    Trump Blasts Media Over ‘Russian Connection,’ Suggests Obama Was Soft On Moscow

    U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on February 15 that “Crimea was taken by Russia” during the administration of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and added: “Was Obama too soft on Russia?” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Eurovision organizing team quits
    Feb15

    Eurovision organizing team quits

    The Eurovision Song Contest is in chaos after 21 members of the organizing committee resigned Wednesday, saying they were “completely blocked” from making decisions about the show. The mass resignations could jeopardize the event, which is scheduled to take place in Kiev in May. The Ukrainian organizing team’s resignations were announcedÂ...

    Party line: Rand Paul doesn’t want to investigate Trump’s Russian ties because they’re both Republicans
    Feb15

    Party line: Rand Paul doesn’t want to investigate Trump’s Russian ties because they’re both Republicans

    (Credit: AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, doesn’t want to investigate former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s ties to Russia because that could make Republicans like President Donald Trump look bad. “I think that might be excessive. It looks like the President has handled the situation, and unless...

    Latvia’s “non-citizen” policy leaves thousands feeling stateless
    Feb15

    Latvia’s “non-citizen” policy leaves thousands feeling stateless

    A decision taken over 25 years ago has left many in Latvia feeling rootless. When the country regained independence in 1991, the Russians who had arrived when it was still under Soviet rule were denied citizenship. This decision left 700,000 former citizens of the Soviet Union alienated by the country taking shape around them. That number is now...

    Has Trump been tamed?
    Feb15

    Has Trump been tamed?

    Remember the end of the West? That was what many commentators (including me) foretold when Donald Trump won the American presidency in November. Causes for alarm abounded. The candidate’s own heedless and contemptuous remarks about allies and alliances; the exotic and eccentric characters at the top of his campaign; the stench of Russian...

    How brands make the economic world go round
    Feb15

    How brands make the economic world go round

    Market economies depend very heavily upon trust. As I sit here in this café, I am drinking tea someone made me. I trust that the person that made the tea has not sought to poison me, has not made the water so scalding I will be injured, has used cow’s milk instead of soya. I trust the Bank of England not to have suddenly withdrawn most of...

    The Philippines and the economics of murder
    Feb15

    The Philippines and the economics of murder

    After slow-drip revelations last month that several members of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group had kidnapped and killed a South Korean businessman in October 2016, a reluctant Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte called off his “war on drugs” at the end of January. It was particularly embarrassing for the government that...