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    Germany says reform efforts in Ukraine must not flag now
    Feb23

    Germany says reform efforts in Ukraine must not flag now

    KIEV (Reuters) – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Tuesday that reform efforts in Ukraine must not now flag and come to… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Eurovision entry is a dig at Russia. And it’s not very subtle.
    Feb23

    Ukraine’s Eurovision entry is a dig at Russia. And it’s not very subtle.

    Eurovision, the campy-yet-surprisingly-popular pan-European song contest, is set to take place in May. And much as in previous years, the event will likely be filled with cheesy songs, debatable costumes – and simmering geopolitical tension. For a taste of the latter, look no further than Ukraine’s planned entry this year, a slow-burning...

    Tensions, Violence Rise in Ukraine
    Feb23

    Tensions, Violence Rise in Ukraine

    Violence in eastern Ukraine is on the rise again after relative calm during the winter. Recent reports from the contested Donbas region say the death tolls since mid-February are similar to those in September of last year, before a shaky truce took hold. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have been fighting government forces since the...

    Kasich and the Missing Foreign Policy Debate
    Feb23

    Kasich and the Missing Foreign Policy Debate

    At the entrance to a John Kasich event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia Monday morning, I was asked by a radio reporter why I was attending. I didn’t say “journalist” (my usual answer) but replied instead, “I’m not satisfied with a three candidate race of Trump, Cruz, and Rubio.” I’m aware that Kasich barely...

    Mobs in Ukraine attack Russian banks in burst of ‘office pogroms’
    Feb23

    Mobs in Ukraine attack Russian banks in burst of ‘office pogroms’

    KIEV, Ukraine — The branch offices of three Russian banks were firebombed or looted over the weekend, and some of the attacks were the work of Ukrainian nationalists. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    France, Germany Urge Kyiv To Overcome Turmoil, Enact Reforms
    Feb23

    France, Germany Urge Kyiv To Overcome Turmoil, Enact Reforms

    The foreign ministers of Germany and France urged Ukraine to overcome its political turmoil and move ahead with reforms needed to revive the economy and carry out the Minsk peace agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s defense budget is in danger of getting slashed
    Feb23

    Putin’s defense budget is in danger of getting slashed

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP PhotoAs governments across Europe pour additional money into their defense budgets, wary of an increasingly aggressive Russia, it looks as though the Kremlin’s military build-up might be slowing. Recent reports suggest a possible 5 percent cut in defense procurement as Russia struggles with extraordinarily low...

    Mobs in Ukraine Attack Russian Banks in Burst of ‘Office Pogroms’
    Feb23

    Mobs in Ukraine Attack Russian Banks in Burst of ‘Office Pogroms’

    The branch offices of three Russian banks were firebombed or looted over the weekend, and some of the attacks by Ukrainian nationalists. …read more Source: The New York...

    Facebook is using its photo-tagging technology to create incredibly detailed maps of where you live
    Feb23

    Facebook is using its photo-tagging technology to create incredibly detailed maps of where you live

    FacebookArtificially-intelligent machine learning technologies that allow computers to “learn” to recognize patterns and make judgments have been used to translate languages, recognize objects in photos, and filter email. Now, Facebook is using its own expertise in computer vision — the image-analysis technology that powers the social...

    A Year After Nemtsov’s Assassination, New Threats Emerge
    Feb23

    A Year After Nemtsov’s Assassination, New Threats Emerge

    A memorial procession on Saturday for murdered Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, will trace the same route as his last march – a 2014 protest against Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine. Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin are marking one year since the assassination of Nemtsov, who was shot in the back while crossing a...