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    European Union populists:  Is the genie out of the bottle?
    Dec05

    European Union populists: Is the genie out of the bottle?

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Another crisis looms in an already shook-up European Union. Italian voters rocked Europe’s boat more this weekend than Austrian voters were able to steady it. With its shaky banks and massive economy, Italy is now in the throes of energized populists who are no friends of EU leaders in Brussels. And the storm...

    European Union populists:  Is the genie out of the bottle?
    Dec05

    European Union populists: Is the genie out of the bottle?

    Unless EU juggernauts like France and Germany find ways to turn the tide, it could leave the defeat of the extremist right wing in Austria’s presidential election on Sunday as a mere blip on an increasingly muddled screen. “Inside this vote, there is a vote of frustration, discontent — punishment,” Orsina said of the...

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Dismisses Eurovision Host Rumors as ‘Propaganda’
    Dec05

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Dismisses Eurovision Host Rumors as ‘Propaganda’

    It is an old cliche that the Eurovision Song Contest is really all about one thing—politics. The camp, annual sing-off between countries across Europe (and featuring Australia), whose winner is decided by televotes, often serves as a less-than-subtle indicator of both camaraderie and resentment in some of the continent’s most polarised...

    Ukraine’s Interior Minister suspends his visit to Canada
    Dec05

    Ukraine’s Interior Minister suspends his visit to Canada

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    Putin Panic Triggers Pentagon Spending Spree
    Dec05

    Putin Panic Triggers Pentagon Spending Spree

    The 1980s are calling, and they want their military budget back. Reuters reports that top U.S. military brass are increasingly worried about the threat from Russia and are seeking to prioritize countermeasures in the next defense budget: “Russia is the No. 1 threat to the United States. We have a number of threats that we’re dealing with,...

    Five police officers killed by fellow officers in crime scene mixup in Ukraine
    Dec05

    Five police officers killed by fellow officers in crime scene mixup in Ukraine

    Ed AdamczykKNYAZHYCHI , Ukraine, Dec. 5 (UPI) — Five police officers were shot and killed by fellow officers near Kiev when uncover officers were mistaken for burglars, an Interior Ministry official said. …read more Source: United Press...

    Belorusneft starts hydraulic fracturing operations in Ukraine
    Dec05

    Belorusneft starts hydraulic fracturing operations in Ukraine

    The relevant contract was signed with Ukraine’s largest natural gas extracting company UkrGasVydobuvannya, which is part of Naftogaz of Ukraine. The contract was signed after Belorusneft came out ahead of competition from Romania and Ukraine in two tenders for carrying out 50 hydraulic fracturing operations. …read more Source:...

    Minsk to host international festival of batleika theaters on 12-15 January
    Dec05

    Minsk to host international festival of batleika theaters on 12-15 January

    Twenty-one theater groups from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Serbia, Lithuania and other countries will take part in the third international Christmas festival of batleika theaters in Minsk on 12-15 January. …read more Source:...

    A Decades-Long ‘Conversation’ Between Yugoslav and Polish Rockers
    Dec05

    A Decades-Long ‘Conversation’ Between Yugoslav and Polish Rockers

    The Gdańsk shipyard, a springboard for democratic changes in then-Communist Poland of the 1980s. A 2016 photo by Filip Stojanovski, CC BY. Even though cultural ties between countries that formed ex-Yugoslavia and Poland are not too frequent, there’s one form of communication that has been an exception. Over the last four decades, rock music...

    Russian Lawmakers Praise Austria and Italy’s Votes as ‘Blow to Unity of EU’
    Dec05

    Russian Lawmakers Praise Austria and Italy’s Votes as ‘Blow to Unity of EU’

    Russian parliamentarians have hailed the referendum defeat for Italy’s government and the narrow defeat of the far-right in Austria as a triumph for “patriotic political forces” that spell the downfall of the EU. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi risked his job on Sunday’s vote to weaken regional representatives and strengthen...