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    Dialogue With Russia or Dialogue of the Deaf?
    Apr06

    Dialogue With Russia or Dialogue of the Deaf?

    The Washington Post asked an important question in an editorial late last week discussing the nature of Vladimir Putin’s regime in Russia: does his behavior in office disqualify him from being a strategic partner for the United States? When thinking about foreign policy we should remember Samuel Johnson’s admonition to James Boswell...

    Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism
    Apr06

    Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism

    The Panama Papers. Sounds like a Bond movie only better. It involves an unprecedented data leak — 2.6 terabytes (enough to fill 600 DVDs) involving 11.5 million in tax and legal documents — and the largest collaborative investigation in journalism history involving more than 370 journalists from over 70 countries, according to the...

    Outcome Unclear In Dutch Referendum On Closer EU-Ukraine Ties
    Apr06

    Outcome Unclear In Dutch Referendum On Closer EU-Ukraine Ties

    An early exit poll for a Dutch referendum on a European Union pact with Ukraine says it is unclear whether enough voters turned out to cast ballots, leaving the vote’s validity up in the air. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s new National Guard will be tasked to suppress riots
    Apr06

    Russia’s new National Guard will be tasked to suppress riots

    MOSCOW (AP) — The National Guard being formed in Russia will be given broad powers to suppress riots, according to a presidential decree released Wednesday. Analysts said President Vladimir Putin’s decision to create the National Guard could reflect Kremlin fears of possible anti-government protests — or even a coup attempt — amid an...

    Exit Poll Too Close to Call If Turnout in Dutch Referendum on EU-Ukraine Pact Was High Enough
    Apr06

    Exit Poll Too Close to Call If Turnout in Dutch Referendum on EU-Ukraine Pact Was High Enough

    Exit poll too close to call if turnout in Dutch referendum on EU-Ukraine pact was high enough …read more Source: ABC...

    Politicians, Celebs Deny Abuse of Offshore Accounts
    Apr06

    Politicians, Celebs Deny Abuse of Offshore Accounts

    BERLIN — The president of Ukraine became the latest prominent politician to deny wrongdoing Wednesday after his name was linked to secretive offshore accounts arranged by a Panama law firm. The revelations have raised suspicion that such offshore entities were set up to avoid taxes, but Petro Poroshenko denied that was the purpose in his case....

    30 Years After The Chernobyl Disaster, This Land Is Run By Wild Animals
    Apr06

    30 Years After The Chernobyl Disaster, This Land Is Run By Wild Animals

    What happens to the environment when humans disappear? Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, booming populations of wolf, elk and other wildlife in the vast contaminated zone in Belarus and Ukraine provide a clue.On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the nuclear plant in Ukraine, then a Soviet republic, sent clouds of smoldering...

    Turkey launches probe after hackers leak civilian data and taunt Erdogan
    Apr06

    Turkey launches probe after hackers leak civilian data and taunt Erdogan

    Turkey on Wednesday launched an investigation after a hacker or hackers posted a database online containing the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens — more than half of the country’s population — and a message taunting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The population of Turkey is around 78 million. Experts say the leak...

    Ukraine PM Says Oil To Be Added To List Of Banned Russian Goods
    Apr06

    Ukraine PM Says Oil To Be Added To List Of Banned Russian Goods

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says he will introduce a ban on oil products from Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Ally Warns Open War With Ukraine Would Last Just Four Days
    Apr06

    Putin Ally Warns Open War With Ukraine Would Last Just Four Days

    The speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament has said Ukraine would last “a maximum of four days” in open conflict with Russia, state news agency RIA Novosti has reported. Sergey Naryshkin, speaker of the Duma and leading member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party, spoke to Russian lawmakers and visiting...