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    Can Ukraine Save Itself?
    Feb25

    Can Ukraine Save Itself?

    By Geoffrey BerlinUkraine’s road to justice and economic inclusion is as complex as the path of the U.S. civil right movement.Two years after Ukraine’s “Maidan uprising,” the Ukrainian people’s expectations for government reform and economic progress are being betrayed. Last week, Ukraine’s Parliament voted to declare the...

    A 2016 Foreign Policy Report Card
    Feb25

    A 2016 Foreign Policy Report Card

    Presidents have more latitude in foreign affairs than in domestic policy, and the trend over the past two administrations has been for presidents to be more hawkish than their campaign pledges led voters to expect. George W. Bush promised a “humble foreign policy.” Instead, he gave us the Iraq War. Barack Obama was elected in part to end...

    Governments worried about corruption in Ukraine, lack of legislation to allow for elections
    Feb25

    Governments worried about corruption in Ukraine, lack of legislation to allow for elections

    The foreign ministers of France and Germany, on a visit to Kiev, are expressing concerns about the political tensions that are impeding reform efforts in Ukraine and about the persisting conflict in eastern Ukraine, the Associated Press writes. Here is more from the Associated Press article: The two countries have been trying to help resolve the...

    China is the fastest-growing exporter of weapons in the world
    Feb25

    China is the fastest-growing exporter of weapons in the world

    Ng Han Guan/APChina’s exports of major arms soared 88 percent between 2006 and 2015, and the country is now behind only the U.S. and Russia when it comes to exporting weapons around the globe, according o a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). China isn’t the only nation that has seen a boost...

    U.S. Envoy Urges Ukraine To Become Agricultural ‘Superpower’
    Feb25

    U.S. Envoy Urges Ukraine To Become Agricultural ‘Superpower’

    Ukraine signed a deal with U.S. agriculture giant Cargill to build a major grain export terminal that Washington’s ambassador said could help turn the embattled nation into an agricultural “superpower.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Russia Lift Bans On Cargo Truck Transits On February 25
    Feb25

    Ukraine, Russia Lift Bans On Cargo Truck Transits On February 25

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accepted a Russian proposal on February 24 to lift mutual bans on cargo truck transits the two countries imposed earlier this month. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Man City cruises past Dynamo Kiev
    Feb25

    Man City cruises past Dynamo Kiev

    Manchester City took a giant stride towards the quarterfinals of the Champions League after an emphatic 3-1 win at Dynamo Kiev. …read more Source:...

    North Korea is facing expanded sanctions over its recent nuclear tests
    Feb25

    North Korea is facing expanded sanctions over its recent nuclear tests

    REUTERS/KCNAUNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States and China have agreed on a draft resolution that would expand U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea over its latest nuclear test and hope to put it to a vote in the coming days, council diplomats said on Wednesday. Speaking on condition of anonymity, two council...

    EU Chief: Brexit Would Change Europe Forever for the Worse
    Feb25

    EU Chief: Brexit Would Change Europe Forever for the Worse

    BRUSSELS—Highlighting the European Union’s love-hate relationship with Britain, major groups in the EU legislature on Wednesday urged Britons to vote to remain in the EU but chided their prime minister for hijacking the bloc with a local “glorified cockfight” that could fundamentally undermine its unity. EU President Donald Tusk insisted...

    Al-Qaeda is taking control of a pivotal Middle East country
    Feb25

    Al-Qaeda is taking control of a pivotal Middle East country

    REUTERS/Khaled AbdullahThe 11-month-long chaotic civil war in Yemen has reached a decisive moment. The Saudi-led coalition and Yemeni government forces are now about 30 miles from the capital, Sana’a. The city was captured in September 2014 by a coalition of Shiite Houthi rebels and elite military units loyal to the country’s former...