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    The Panama Papers: When Will We Finally Do Something About Corruption and Theft?
    Apr14

    The Panama Papers: When Will We Finally Do Something About Corruption and Theft?

    The Panama Papers scandal triggered tsunami waves of shock throughout the world’s media, as if this were an unprecedented event. It is not. The concealment of fortunes, often acquired through illicit means by corrupt politicians, world leaders and powerful individuals, has long been commonplace. But perhaps the light shined by the Panama...

    From Panama Papers To Porridge: 7 Things We Learned From Putin’s Marathon Phone-In
    Apr14

    From Panama Papers To Porridge: 7 Things We Learned From Putin’s Marathon Phone-In

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir appeared more subdued than usual during his annual televised phone-in Thursday but the leader still managed to cover a diverse array of topics. As well as the situation in Syria and Ukraine, Putin described his porridge habits, whether he’d rush to save a drowning man if that man was the Turkish president...

    Putin Praises Obama's "Strength"
    Apr14

    Putin Praises Obama's "Strength"

    This is A+ trolling. Count on a KGB guy to take Obama’s “weakness is strength” meme and turn it around on him. “That’s very good that my colleague possesses the courage to make such statements.” “Barack, as a senator, criticized the administration for its actions in Iraq. But, as president, he allowed a...

    Russia: a global energy powerhouse that’s much more than a petro-state
    Apr14

    Russia: a global energy powerhouse that’s much more than a petro-state

    Scott L Montgomery, University of WashingtonRussia is not what you think. Most discussion about its energy influence has focused on oil and gas, particularly gas. Russia can be described, and is routinely described, as a petro-state. This is only partly accurate.In truth, Russia has been building an altogether new kind of energy state, one with...

    More shots of the Russian Su-24s buzzing a US warship in the Baltic Sea
    Apr14

    More shots of the Russian Su-24s buzzing a US warship in the Baltic Sea

    US Navy The US Navy has released more photographs, taken from aboard USS Donal Cook, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer that was buzzed by Russian Su-24M attack aircraft on Apr. 12. Although quite provocative, the low passes that the Russian Sukhois performed near the ship (within 1,000 feet once coming as close as 30 feet to the...

    Putin: Russia’s Problem Isn’t Clinton Or Trump, It’s America’s ‘Imperial Ambitions’
    Apr14

    Putin: Russia’s Problem Isn’t Clinton Or Trump, It’s America’s ‘Imperial Ambitions’

    Russians asked president Vladimir Putin about the shrinking economy, rising inflation, the Islamic State, medicine prices, bad roads, and doping scandals during an annual call-in show on live television. But what they really wanted to know was when he would get remarried.”The newspapers say that your ex-wife got married. When will you give...

    The Murder Of Giulio Regeni and The Perils Of Supporting Dictators
    Apr14

    The Murder Of Giulio Regeni and The Perils Of Supporting Dictators

    On April 8, the Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni recalled his Ambassador to Egypt. The decision came on the heels of a meeting held in Rome with an Egyptian delegation on the investigation into the murder of Giulio Regeni, the Italian PhD student whose tortured corpse was found in Cairo on February 3. Burns and cuts scarred his body. His...

    From Panama Papers To Porridge: 7 Things We Learnt From Putin’s Marathon Phone-In
    Apr14

    From Panama Papers To Porridge: 7 Things We Learnt From Putin’s Marathon Phone-In

    MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir appeared more subdued than usual during his annual televised phone-in Thursday but the leader still managed to cover a diverse array of topics. As well as the situation in Syria and Ukraine, Putin described his porridge habits, whether he’d rush to save a drowning man if that man was the Turkish president...

    World Bank Chief: Poor Hurt by Tax-evading Offshore Accounts
    Apr14

    World Bank Chief: Poor Hurt by Tax-evading Offshore Accounts

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Thursday he is “extremely concerned” about the widespread creation of offshore companies by wealthy people around the world to evade taxes, saying it takes large sums away from governments who need the money to fight poverty. Kim told a news conference in Washington he was distressed by the scope...

    Watch live: Cyberwar in Ukraine?
    Apr14

    Watch live: Cyberwar in Ukraine?

    Does cyberwarfare offer tactical advantages on the battlefield? Join a panel discussion with Passcode and the Atlantic Council’s Cyber Statecraft Initiative on Thursday, April 14. …read more Source: Christian Science...