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    Humanitarian Activist Missing In Ukraine’s Donetsk
    Jan30

    Humanitarian Activist Missing In Ukraine’s Donetsk

    Ukrainian humanitarian activist Maryna Cherenkova has reportedly been detained by separatist security forces in the eastern city of Donetsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What This Progressive Gets Wrong on Land Mines
    Jan30

    What This Progressive Gets Wrong on Land Mines

    Whenever I write on any of the treaties beloved of the left – whether it’s the treaty on land mines, on cluster munitions, or on conventional arms – I’m sure that, somewhere, I’m outraging a progressive. This time, Michael Moore, a campaigner at Landmines in Africa – and presumably no more than an ideological relative of the...

    The 15 most miserable countries in the world
    Jan30

    The 15 most miserable countries in the world

    ReutersFor the third year in the row, Venezuela is the most miserable nation in the world according to analysis published by the Cato Institute. The institute’s annual Misery Index ranks nations based on data from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The rankings, which are compiled by Johns Hopkins University Professor Steve H. Hanke,...

    Russia, Ukraine, And Belarus Want To ‘Be Like Bill’
    Jan29

    Russia, Ukraine, And Belarus Want To ‘Be Like Bill’

    The viral meme Be Like Bill has taken social media by storm in Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus, where it has been repurposed by government critics, politicians, and military officials. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Russian fighter jet conducted an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of US recon plane
    Jan29

    A Russian fighter jet conducted an “unsafe and unprofessional” intercept of US recon plane

    Screenshot/https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=IfdR0G5gc_s#t=38A Russian Su-27 jet fighter came within 20 feet of a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday in Moscow’s latest military provocation involving dangerous aerial encounters. “On Jan. 25 an RC-135 aircraft flying a...

    NATO Spending Still Shrinking
    Jan29

    NATO Spending Still Shrinking

    Despite the ongoing Russian occupation of eastern Ukraine and the conflicts in Syria and Libya that are driving millions of refugees into Europe, the European members of NATO still cut their defense spending overall last year. Reuters reports: NATO’s defence spending as a share of economic output fell 1.5 percent in 2015, the sixth straight...

    As Russian food prices spike higher, some winners emerge
    Jan29

    As Russian food prices spike higher, some winners emerge

    First came President Vladimir Putin’s sanctions on U.S. and European Union food products in 2014, a response to international sanctions over Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis. [...] as part of a farmers’ cooperative selling high-end organic dairy products to moneyed Muscovites, Druganina employs 18 people and keeps more than...

    Russia Tops List for European Court of Human Rights Violations
    Jan29

    Russia Tops List for European Court of Human Rights Violations

    Russia violated the convention of the European Court for Human Rights (ECHR) more times than any other country in 2015, Russian weekly newspaper Novaya Gazeta reports. Human rights abuses in Russia have long been cause for concern among international organizations and earlier this week Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a damning assessment of the...

    “Freedom in the World” 2016 report: Anxious dictators, wavering democracies
    Jan29

    “Freedom in the World” 2016 report: Anxious dictators, wavering democracies

    Ukraine rated as partly free, Russia appraised as not free WASHINGTON – Economic downturns and fear of social unrest have led Russia, China and other authoritarian regimes to crack down harder on dissent, while mass migration and new forms of terrorism in 2015 fueled xenophobic sentiment in major democracies, according to “Freedom in the World...

    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say
    Jan29

    Putin regime has two years at best, finance leaders say

    KYIV – When the West imposed economic sanctions on Russia for its military aggression against Ukraine, its leaders assured the public that they would accomplish their goals of restoring order and peace better than a military response would have. Hence President Barack Obama’s restraint in supplying arms to Ukraine. Nearly two years later...