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    There’s a reason why you keep seeing El Chapo’s face in the news
    Mar06

    There’s a reason why you keep seeing El Chapo’s face in the news

    Getty ImagesMEXICO CITY (AP) — The once-secretive Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has launched a public relations blitz, calling on his lawyers and even his common-law wife to keep his name in the news. Emma Coronel, mother of Guzman’s twin 4-year-old daughters, has given unprecedented media interviews, issuing dire...

    The family of a missing former FBI agent is furious he wasn’t part of the Iran prisoner swap
    Mar06

    The family of a missing former FBI agent is furious he wasn’t part of the Iran prisoner swap

    AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaCORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The family and colleagues of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran nine years ago while on a CIA mission expressed anger and disappointment at a rally Saturday that he wasn’t part of a January prisoner exchange with Tehran. Several hundred people attended the rally for Robert...

    How to Lose a Proxy War with Russia
    Mar06

    How to Lose a Proxy War with Russia

    Michael Kofman Global Governance, Eurasia The only winning move is not to play. The tenuous cease-fire deal in Syria offers an opportunity for reflection on not just the Syrian war, but also the conflict in Ukraine, where the war burned bright this time last year and still simmers. Aspects of the conflict in Syria offer a window on how a proxy...

    Maslul project to spur conversion in FSU before aliya
    Mar05

    Maslul project to spur conversion in FSU before aliya

    The state conversion course comprises 400 study hours, and conversion candidates in Russia and Ukraine would be able to complete as many as 180 hours before coming to Israel. …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Yanukovych, 15 Associates
    Mar05

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Yanukovych, 15 Associates

    The European Union has extended an asset freeze against former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and 15 of his close associates for alleged misappropriation of state funds. The restrictive measur …read more Source: Big News...

    Palestinian indicted for plotting terror attacks in Ukraine against Israelis
    Mar05

    Palestinian indicted for plotting terror attacks in Ukraine against Israelis

    Man was allegedly planning to blow up a bus full of Israeli tourists in Odessa, kidnap high-ranking IDF officer to Gaza, and arm ISIS operatives in Israel. …read more Source: Yedioth...

    How Fracking and Dodd-Frank are Reshaping Petro-Politics Around the World
    Mar05

    How Fracking and Dodd-Frank are Reshaping Petro-Politics Around the World

    By Paul Friesen A number of authoritarian regimes around the world are heavily dependent on oil revenues and institutional corruption to remain in power. However, two seemingly unconnected U.S. trends: the rise of “fracking” and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reforms may in fact play a substantial role in creating new opportunities for...

    Europe Begins to Worry
    Mar05

    Europe Begins to Worry

    After Super Tuesday, the odds now heavily favor Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to clinch their parties’ nominations. So it is not too early to ask how a Clinton or Trump presidency would shape Transatlantic relations. To judge by what I have heard, Europeans who have been paying attention to the race are increasingly anxious—no matter who...

    Armenia-EU Coming Accord might not be Equivalent to Association Agreement: European Analyst
    Mar05

    Armenia-EU Coming Accord might not be Equivalent to Association Agreement: European Analyst

    “Factors restricting Armenia’s foreign policy are a lot,” Linas Kojala, representative of the Department of Political Analysis and Research at the Eastern Europe Studies Centre (Vilnius), authoritative European analyst, told 168.am today, touching upon the EU Eastern Partnership Program and Armenia-EU coming accord. According to him,...

    Veliko Tarnovo’s Summer Medieval Festival now international
    Mar05

    Veliko Tarnovo’s Summer Medieval Festival now international

    Troupes for Medieval recreations from 5 countries have been invited to participate in the Summer Medieval Festival in the old Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo. That is why the festival which had four editions last year at the Tsarevets fortress with troupes from this country only now turns into an international event. “We have invited...