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    TIME Magazine Names Merkel ‘Person of the Year 2015’
    Dec10

    TIME Magazine Names Merkel ‘Person of the Year 2015’

    TIME magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 “Person of the Year”, noting her leadership during the Syrian refugee crisis, the Greek bail-out deal, currency turmoil in the European Union, and Russia’s intervention in Ukraine. The magazine said Merkel “stepped in” every time Europ…...

    France Just Had a Political Earthquake, and It Looks Good for the Kremlin
    Dec10

    France Just Had a Political Earthquake, and It Looks Good for the Kremlin

    PARIS—The National Front, a far-right French political party with financial backing from Moscow, won the first round of France’s regional elections, taking the lead in six of France’s 13 regions and reaping 28 percent of the overall vote. The anti-EU, anti-immigration party’s electoral breakout upheaved France’s political...

    World › Angela Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year
    Dec10

    World › Angela Merkel named Time’s Person of the Year

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time’s Person of the Year, praised Wednesday by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis. Time also cited Merkel’s strong response to “Vladimir Putin’s creeping theft of Ukraine” and on its cover called her...

    Chelsea beat Porto to qualify for Champs League round of 16
    Dec09

    Chelsea beat Porto to qualify for Champs League round of 16

    Chelsea finally had something to celebrate in its unexpectedly poor season Wednesday after qualifying for the Champions League knockout phase with a 2-0 victory over Porto. Chelsea not only avoided the embarrassment of dropping into the Europa League, but Jose Mourinho’s team advanced as Group G winners while his former club, Porto,...

    US and NATO Double Down on Cold War versus Russia
    Dec09

    US and NATO Double Down on Cold War versus Russia

    Stephen F. CohenIn the aftermath of Paris and San Bernardino, Washington and Brussels still reject coalition with Moscow against international terrorism. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine won’t repay debt because ‘they are crooks:’ Russia
    Dec09

    Ukraine won’t repay debt because ‘they are crooks:’ Russia

    MOSCOW/KIEV: Russian officials blasted the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday for changing its long-established lending rules to keep supporting Ukraine and called Kiev’s authorities “crooks” who are unlikely to repay a $3 billion debt to Moscow. Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Ukraine has 10 days after the Moscow-held Eurobond...

    DC Exports Corruption
    Dec09

    DC Exports Corruption

    Vice President Joseph Biden is in Ukraine this week, encouraging the government in Kyiv to reform and root out corruption. But there’s a complication, according to the New York Times: The credibility of the vice president’s anticorruption message may have been undermined by the association of his son, Hunter Biden, with one of...

    Suicide attempt on Yerevan’s Kievyan Bridge prevented
    Dec09

    Suicide attempt on Yerevan’s Kievyan Bridge prevented

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    IOC VP: Brazil economic crisis will inevitably affect Rio Olympics
    Dec09

    IOC VP: Brazil economic crisis will inevitably affect Rio Olympics

    The political and economic turmoil in Brazil will “inevitably” affect next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a senior IOC official said Wednesday. That statement came as Brazilian organizers declared that preparations remain fully on track for the games despite the grim financial situation. With the opening ceremony less than...

    Is Ukraine’s power deficit leaving Crimea open to the Russian bear’s embrace?
    Dec09

    Is Ukraine’s power deficit leaving Crimea open to the Russian bear’s embrace?

    Over the last six months or so Crimea hasn’t been in the news that much. Then a few electrical pylons on Ukrainian soil carrying electricity throughout the peninsula were toppled by several well-placed bombs. The next day the entire peninsula and part of Ukraine, were cut off from electricity. More than three quarters of Crimea’s 2.2...