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    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea
    Sep12

    It’s Not Just America Losing Patience With North Korea

    The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Monday to impose fresh sanctions on North Korea in retaliation for its nuclear test last weekend—after United States, the measure’s sponsor, watered down its initial proposal in order to win support for it. The outcome reflects the difficulty of securing international backing for punitive...

    Crimean Tatar Leader Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison

    A court in Ukraine’s Russian-controlled Crimea region has sentenced a prominent Crimean Tatar leader, Akhtem Chiygoz, to eight years in prison. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan pardoned by president
    Sep11

    Israeli blogger jailed in Azerbaijan pardoned by president

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — The president of Azerbaijan has pardoned an Israeli blogger who was sentenced to three years in prison in Azerbaijan for illegally entering Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed the pardon on Monday for Alexander Lapshin and it went into effect immediately, Haaretz reported. In July, Lapshin, 40, who also...

    Ex-Leader, Now a Man Without a Country, Slips Into Ukraine
    Sep11

    Ex-Leader, Now a Man Without a Country, Slips Into Ukraine

    Mikheil Saakashvili, a former president of Georgia who is stripped of citizenship there and in Ukraine, is an exceptional position: He’s a stateless ex-head of state. …read more Source: The New York...

    Saakashvili Supporters Force Entry Into Ukraine

    Supporters of Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa Oblast, managed to get him through a Polish-Ukrainian border crossing near the village of Shehyni in Ukraine late on September 10. Ukrainian authorities had previously stopped him from entering the country by train earlier that day. RFE/RL...

    Ukrainian Authorities Bracing Themselves For The Return Of Saakashvili
    Sep10

    Ukrainian Authorities Bracing Themselves For The Return Of Saakashvili

    Ukrainian police are bracing themselves at checkpoints on the border with Poland for the expected arrival of Mikhail Saakashvili, the ex-president of Georgia and former governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US, Russian Diplomats Look to Calm Tensions in Talks

    U.S. and Russian envoys are to meet in Finland next week in a bid to calm diplomatic tensions that have risen to levels of the Cold War. The State Department’s third-ranking official, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, will meet Monday and Tuesday with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. Shannon and...

    Who in the hell is Felix Sater?! Everything you were afraid to ask about this suddenly important person
    Sep09

    Who in the hell is Felix Sater?! Everything you were afraid to ask about this suddenly important person

    Felix Sater (Credit: Salon/Ilana Lidagoster) (In this brand new, hastily conceived premise, Salon will use the otherwise unlimited space of the site to profile a person in the news who has, until recently, lived largely under the radar. And by under the radar, we mean above gratuitous satire.) LEGAL FAKE NAME: Felix Henry Sater (born Felix...

    Why One President Gave Up His Country’s Nukes
    Sep09

    Why One President Gave Up His Country’s Nukes

    North Korea’s increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear tests indicate that the nation’s nuclear-arms program is rapidly advancing, nearing the point at which Kim Jong Un can credibly claim to possess the means of nuking the United States. But they also demonstrate something else: No matter how many sanctions you impose, no...

    Why One President Gave Up His Country’s Nukes
    Sep09

    Why One President Gave Up His Country’s Nukes

    North Korea’s increasingly sophisticated missile and nuclear tests indicate that the nation’s nuclear-arms program is rapidly advancing, nearing the point at which Kim Jong Un can credibly claim to possess the means of nuking the United States. But they also demonstrate something else: No matter how many sanctions you impose, no...