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    EU May Offer Georgia Visa-Free Travel, Delay On Ukraine
    Feb26

    EU May Offer Georgia Visa-Free Travel, Delay On Ukraine

    The European Commission appears ready to offer visa-free travel to Georgia, but could postpone a similar offer to Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Western Paranoia aside, Russia Unlikely to Attack the Baltics
    Feb26

    Western Paranoia aside, Russia Unlikely to Attack the Baltics

    When the Cold War closed many people believed that history had ended. Peace had descended upon the earth. The lion was about to lie down with the lamb. The Second Coming seemed on its way. Europe was certain to be free and undivided. Alas, it hasn’t worked out that way. But no worries. At least NATO officials are happy. Following Russian...

    Ukrainian Nationalist Party Resumes Blocking Russian Truck Transit
    Feb26

    Ukrainian Nationalist Party Resumes Blocking Russian Truck Transit

    Ukraine’s nationalist Svoboda party has announced it will again block Russian trucks from transiting through Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Government Confirms Ukraine Power Outage Due To Cyberattack
    Feb26

    U.S. Government Confirms Ukraine Power Outage Due To Cyberattack

    The U.S. government has concluded for the first time that a December power outage in Ukraine affecting 225,000 customers was the result of a cyberattack. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Moldova’s Gagauzian Minority Caught Between Russia and Turkey
    Feb26

    Moldova’s Gagauzian Minority Caught Between Russia and Turkey

    Outside the government building in Comrat, the capital of Gagauzia, a group of gardeners takes care of plants in a small plot next to a statue of Russia’s communist revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin. Across the street is a Turkish library named after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The statue and the library together point to the dilemma faced by the...

    The War in Ukraine Will Never Stop
    Feb26

    The War in Ukraine Will Never Stop

    Despite the supposed truce, the front moves back and forth, destroying civilian lives and property at every turn. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Here’s how European countries are using refugees for political gain
    Feb26

    Here’s how European countries are using refugees for political gain

    EPA/Georgi LicovskiAfter no fewer than five emergency summits, a solution to Europe’s refugee crisis remains elusive. The list of failures is long and growing including the failure to deliver “hotspots”, reception centres meant to process refugees who arrive in frontline states such as Italy and Greece, and to provide humanitarian...

    U.S. Says Cyber Attack Caused Ukraine Power Outage
    Feb26

    U.S. Says Cyber Attack Caused Ukraine Power Outage

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A December power outage in Ukraine affecting 225,000 customers was the result of a cyber attack, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said Thursday, marking the first time the U.S. government officially recognized the blackout as caused by a malicious hack. Security experts had already widely concluded that the...

    Iowa lawmakers are close to passing a law that would allow children to use handguns
    Feb26

    Iowa lawmakers are close to passing a law that would allow children to use handguns

    Reuters/Pavel RebrovOne of Iowa’s legislative bodies has passed a bill to allow children to handle handguns. The state’s House of Representatives voted Tuesday to pass a bill that would permit children under age 14 to use “a pistol, revolver or the ammunition” while under direct parental supervision. The bill — which was...

    The Air Force could be costing the US jobs
    Feb26

    The Air Force could be costing the US jobs

    via U.S. Air ForceUS Air Force personnel failed to comply with Depression Era congressional laws that require them to give preferential treatment to American-made products in one-third of contracts reviewed by the Defense Department’s top internal watchdog. The Pentagon’s inspector general appraised 54 contracts valued at over $19...