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    Eastern Ukraine sees increase in fighting, 2 deaths reported
    Apr09

    Eastern Ukraine sees increase in fighting, 2 deaths reported

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine has reported a sharp increase in attacks by Russia-backed separatists around the government-held town of Avdiivka in eastern… …read more Source:...

    Dutch Premier Predicts ‘Months’ Of Talks Over EU-Ukraine Pact
    Apr09

    Dutch Premier Predicts ‘Months’ Of Talks Over EU-Ukraine Pact

    The Dutch vote against an agreement to strengthen ties between the European Union and Ukraine could lead to lengthy negotiations over changes in the pact, the Netherlands’ premier said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why El Salvador Raided the Offices of Mossack Fonseca
    Apr09

    Why El Salvador Raided the Offices of Mossack Fonseca

    SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) – Authorities in El Salvador on Friday raided the local offices of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, seizing documents and equipment, the country’s attorney general’s office said. The Panama-based law firm is at the center of an international data leak scandal that has embarrassed several world leaders...

    Weekend Roundup: Tax Havens and Refugee Camps Describe Today’s World
    Apr09

    Weekend Roundup: Tax Havens and Refugee Camps Describe Today’s World

    This week, two faces of globalization — tax havens and refugee camps — were dramatically on display. As the “Panama Papers” revealed, the super-rich and well-connected have been sending boatloads of money offshore to hide their wealth and escape taxation. Powerless and penniless refugees who risked their lives on rickety...

    Weekend Roundup: Tax Havens and Refugee Camps Describe Today’s World
    Apr09

    Weekend Roundup: Tax Havens and Refugee Camps Describe Today’s World

    This week, two faces of globalization — tax havens and refugee camps — were dramatically on display. As the “Panama Papers” revealed, the super-rich and well-connected have been sending boatloads of money offshore to hide their wealth and escape taxation. Powerless and penniless refugees who risked their lives on rickety...

    FBI Warns of Cyber Threat to Electric Grid
    Apr09

    FBI Warns of Cyber Threat to Electric Grid

    Three months after a Department of Homeland Security intelligence report downplayed the threat of a cyber attack against the U.S. electrical grid, DHS and the FBI began a nationwide program warning of the dangers faced by U.S. utilities from damaging cyber attacks like the recent hacking against Ukraine’s power grid. The nationwide campaign...

    The Week’s Most Interesting Reads
    Apr08

    The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

    Let’s end America’s hopeless war for the Middle East. Andrew Bacevich calls for the U.S. to stop trying to remake a part of the world we don’t understand and shouldn’t be trying to change. Whose foreign policy is scarier, Trump’s or Cruz’s? Fred Kaplan compares the statements of the two leading Republican...

    Breaking point: How Europe can still save itself
    Apr08

    Breaking point: How Europe can still save itself

    Daily life in Brussels after terror attacks: Police confront residents of the Muslim district Molenbeek after a police investigation sparked anger between residents and police. (Photograph by Timothy Fadek/Redux) As the list of deadly attacks grows longer, Europe’s great cities have had to improvise an iconography of grief and wariness. A...

    The Case for Georgia Joining NATO
    Apr08

    The Case for Georgia Joining NATO

    For most Americans today, Russia is more an annoyance than a threat. But if you live in Georgia, a small country on Russia’s southern border, the Kremlin remains a menacing presence. If the Russian bear becomes hungry, Georgia might be a morsel too tempting to resist. Georgia is the proud and independent descendant of ancient kingdoms...

    Bill Clinton: “We Did Have Trouble, But Nothing Like This”
    Apr08

    Bill Clinton: “We Did Have Trouble, But Nothing Like This”

    Former President Bill Clinton had some negative things to say about the current state of international affairs. While speaking at a rally at Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Friday, Clinton reflected on how things are now versus when he was in office. “We did have trouble, but nothing like this. Russia threatening Ukraine,...