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    The Widespread Problem of Domestic Abuse in the Former Soviet Union
    Apr08

    The Widespread Problem of Domestic Abuse in the Former Soviet Union

    Image: Domestic violence. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com Domestic violence makes life for many women in the former Soviet Union a nightmare. Preventing the problem from being resolved are a patriarchic attitude that looks down on women, most authorities’ contention that domestic violence is a private matter between a man and woman, few shelters...

    Arson Attack Destroys Ukrainian Judge’s Office In Kyiv
    Apr08

    Arson Attack Destroys Ukrainian Judge’s Office In Kyiv

    An arson attack has destroyed the office of a Ukrainian judge presiding over the case of two Russian nationals charged with fighting alongside pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima grabbing spotlight at G-7 meeting
    Apr08

    Kerry’s visit to Hiroshima grabbing spotlight at G-7 meeting

    TOKYO (AP) — Next week, Secretary of State John Kerry will become the highest-ranking American government official to visit Hiroshima, where 140,000 Japanese died from the first of two atomic bombs dropped by his country in the closing days of World War II more than 70 years ago. Kerry and the other Group of Seven foreign ministers are scheduled...

    Why few Americans in Panama Papers? Lawyer doesn’t want them
    Apr08

    Why few Americans in Panama Papers? Lawyer doesn’t want them

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — Rich and influential people around the globe have found themselves under siege since a major data leak revealed their ties to secretive financial accounts and shell companies in low-tax havens used to hide wealth. The uproar has brought down the prime minister of Iceland and raised questions about the presidents of Argentina...

    EU threatens to put sanctions on Panama, other tax havens
    Apr08

    EU threatens to put sanctions on Panama, other tax havens

    BERLIN — A European Union official threatened Thursday to sanction Panama and other nations if they don’t cooperate fully to fight money laundering and tax evasion, after a leak of data showed the small country remains a key destination for people who want to hide money. The 11.5 million documents from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca...

    For Ukraine’s Poroshenko, a growing crisis hits a critical juncture (+video)
    Apr08

    For Ukraine’s Poroshenko, a growing crisis hits a critical juncture (+video)

    Amid plunging public trust, the Panama Papers revealed this week that the struggling Ukrainian president holds offshore accounts, and the Dutch resoundingly voted against accepting Ukraine into the EU. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Netherlands voters reject trade deal between EU-Ukraine; Dutch gov’t could rescind approval
    Apr08

    Netherlands voters reject trade deal between EU-Ukraine; Dutch gov’t could rescind approval

    Doug G. WareTHE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 7 (UPI) — Dutch voters emphatically voiced their opposition Thursday to the new economic and political treaty between the EU and Ukraine, which could derail the accord. …read more Source: United Press...

    Battered EU the loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine
    Apr08

    Battered EU the loser again in Dutch referendum on Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — It once seemed a quaint formality, but the Netherlands’ referendum vote on a European Union free-trade deal with Ukraine produced a raised middle finger to the EU — and yet another serious challenge to the European dream. …read more Source: CNS...

    Can the U.S. and Russia Avoid an Arctic Arms Race?
    Apr08

    Can the U.S. and Russia Avoid an Arctic Arms Race?

    Kenneth Yalowitz, Vincent Gallucci Security, Eurasia Rivalries are less tense above the Arctic Circle—for now. The Arctic is currently experiencing major systemic changes as a result of climate change, which could produce greater international cooperation—or competition, and possibly conflict—among the states concerned. Both the United States and...

    Putin’s New National Guard Strengthens His Grip On Security As Russian Economy Falters
    Apr08

    Putin’s New National Guard Strengthens His Grip On Security As Russian Economy Falters

    During a televised appearance this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise announcement declaring the creation of a new National Guard, which will be headed by his former bodyguard, Viktor Zolotov.”A decision has been made,” Putin remarked on Tuesday, seated at a table with Zolotov and Vladimir Kolokoltsev,...