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    Putin: Russian secret services foiled 30 planned attacks in 2015
    Dec19

    Putin: Russian secret services foiled 30 planned attacks in 2015

    MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday hailed the country’s secret services for foiling around 30 planned attacks and uncovering more than 320 foreign spies in 2015. “I want to point out that this year, thanks to the efforts of the FSB employees, more than 30 crimes of a terrorist nature have been prevented,” said Putin in a...

    The 10 most embarrassing leaders photos in 2015 (pics)
    Dec19

    The 10 most embarrassing leaders photos in 2015 (pics)

    Funny moments that political leaders wish they could forget.1. Vladimir Putin exercises 2. Aussie PM Tony Abbott eats onion, peel and all 3. British PM David Cameron eats a hot dog with a knife and fork 4. German Chancellor Angela Merkel swallows a fish 5. Cold clinking of wine glasses between Obama and Putin 6. Obama’s handshake gone wrong...

    Russia opens new Stalin museums, grapples with his legacy
    Dec19

    Russia opens new Stalin museums, grapples with his legacy

    A bust of Josef Stalin stands on the front lawn of a house-turned-museum in this small village, where the Soviet leader is said to have stayed the night on his only visit to the front during World War II. Inside, the museum director, a sturdy woman armed with a wooden pointer, takes a group of pre-teen students around the two-room house where...

    Russian secret services foiled 30 planned attacks in 2015: Putin
    Dec19

    Russian secret services foiled 30 planned attacks in 2015: Putin

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin Saturday hailed the countrys secret services for foiling around 30 planned attacks and uncovering more than 320 foreign spies in 2015.I want to point out that this year, thanks to the efforts of the FSB employees, more than 30 crimes of a terrorist nature have been prevented, said Putin in a...

    Ukrainian Activists Demand End of Blockade against Cuba
    Dec19

    Ukrainian Activists Demand End of Blockade against Cuba

    Kiev, December 19 (RHC-PL) — Solidarity activists in Ukraine have gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev to an end the economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba. …read more Source: Radio Havana...

    Ukraine’s Darth Vader politician posed for a bunch of ridiculous photos of his daily routine
    Dec19

    Ukraine’s Darth Vader politician posed for a bunch of ridiculous photos of his daily routine

    Reuters published a rather unique photo essay last Friday featuring Ukraine’s Darth Vader going about his daily routine — including walking his dog, shaving, and riding the bus. The wire service reported that the Ukrainian citizen officially changed his name to Darth Mykolaiovych Vader in order to run a stunt campaign for mayor in the port...

    Ukraine Says it Can’t Pay off Debt to Russia
    Dec19

    Ukraine Says it Can’t Pay off Debt to Russia

    Ukraine faces a looming debt default after the country’s finance ministry said Thursday that the country cannot make a $3 billion debt due to Russia this weekend without violating a debt-restructuring deal with other international creditors.Ukraine, which is supposed to pay… …read more Source:...

    Why EU budgeting can’t have it both ways
    Dec19

    Why EU budgeting can’t have it both ways

    Never mind POLITICO’s test of whether you can tell the difference between the European Union and Star Wars: Members of the European Parliament have issued an alternative test of how sad your life is. Since Christmas and New Year already constitute a sufficiently difficult time for those whose lives lack purpose, you might not feel the need...

    Bulgarian President Calls for 2016 to be Year of Stability, Reforms
    Dec19

    Bulgarian President Calls for 2016 to be Year of Stability, Reforms

    Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev called for 2016 to be a year of stability and reforms. In an interview for the Bulgarian National Television (BNT) on Friday, Plevneliev highlighted that the next year will be decisive for the healthcare and judicial reforms. As regards the amendments to the constitution concerning the reform of the judiciary,...

    Number of Forced Displaced People Expected to Exceed 60 Million in 2015
    Dec19

    Number of Forced Displaced People Expected to Exceed 60 Million in 2015

    According to estimates of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the number of people subject to forced displacement will exceed 60 million for the first time in 2015. This means that one in every 122 people in the world has been forced to flee their home. The latest report, which is based on projections from the first half of this year, shows increase...