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    Hug: Minsk Agreements must and can be implemented in Ukraine
    Jan16

    Hug: Minsk Agreements must and can be implemented in Ukraine

    “There is no alternative to the Minsk Agreements and implementing this document is needed and desirable,” said Alexander Hug as he visited Kominternovo and Shirokino in Donetsk Oblast. …read more Source:...

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Political DOGFIGHT — OBAMA and the ‘E’ word — EURO jet set — EU COOKIE monster
    Jan16

    POLITICO Brussels Playbook Plus: Political DOGFIGHT — OBAMA and the ‘E’ word — EURO jet set — EU COOKIE monster

    WHO LET THE DOGS OUT?: If 2015 was the year of the grumble about a possible extended term for European Parliament President Martin Schulz (above left), then 2016 is the year of the roar. Opposition to Schulz holding onto the office — which anchors the grand coalition between the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Socialists and Democrats...

    There are 30 million slaves in the world — and half of them are children
    Jan16

    There are 30 million slaves in the world — and half of them are children

    REUTERS/Heinz-Peter BaderForced labor is common throughout the world especially in countries such as North Korea where entire families are held in forced labor camps for generations. India is estimated to hold half of the world’s slaves, many in debt bondage for generations of forced labor and prostitution. Seventy percent of those held in...

    Kerry to travel to Switzerland, Middle East, Asia: State Department
    Jan15

    Kerry to travel to Switzerland, Middle East, Asia: State Department

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Zurich on Jan. 20 to discuss Syria and Ukraine with his Russian counterpart before heading to Davos for the World Economic Form, the State Department said on Friday. …read more Source:...

    We Still Need NATO
    Jan15

    We Still Need NATO

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, critics have questioned U.S. membership in and support for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). They have argued that NATO successfully accomplished its original Cold War mission and thus is no longer needed. The charge that NATO is obsolete, however, overlooks the fundamental importance to U.S....

    Adami: Court gives man reprieve on deportation to Ukraine
    Jan15

    Adami: Court gives man reprieve on deportation to Ukraine

    The good news from a jail manager came at a very low moment for Serhii Vakurov: In solitary confinement at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre, anticipating his scheduled deportation Friday to Ukraine where he says corrupt authorities are waiting to kill him for his property. About 90 minutes earlier, a priest dropped by Vakurov’s cell to...

    Top US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for Ukraine talks
    Jan15

    Top US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for Ukraine talks

    US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and top Kremlin aide Vladislav Surkov met near the city of Kaliningrad in Russia’s exclave bordering European Union members Lithuania and Poland. …read more Source: Channel...

    US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for Ukraine talks
    Jan15

    US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for Ukraine talks

    The meeting came amid an apparent international push to shore up the brittle truce amid sporadic fighting in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: World...

    A ‘Jungle Bro Session’ and Statue-Toppling: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Jan15

    A ‘Jungle Bro Session’ and Statue-Toppling: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    Venezuelan demonstrators use ropes to topple a Christopher Columbus statue in Caracas. Jorge Silva / ReutersThe Tragic Farce of El Chapo Patrick Radden Keefe | The New Yorker “A number of journalists who have spent years covering the border and the drug wars pointed out that whereas the [Sean] Penn interview is a bit of a stunt—a mutually...

    Top US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for closed Ukraine talks
    Jan15

    Top US, Kremlin officials meet at Russian border for closed Ukraine talks

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Top US and Russian officials met Friday in Russias westernmost outpost to discuss the Ukraine crisis amid a fresh international drive to bolster a fragile truce in the east of the ex-Soviet country.US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and top Kremlin aide Vladislav Surkov met near the city of Kaliningrad in Russias...