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    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Video: Russia Celebrates Seven Years of ‘Reset’ With Simulated Attacks on U.S. Warship
    Apr14

    Video: Russia Celebrates Seven Years of ‘Reset’ With Simulated Attacks on U.S. Warship

    I present you with two videos — the first was seven years ago last month, and it’s one of the more cringe-worthy moments in recent diplomatic history:The second is from the Baltic Sea this week, featuring the USS Donald Cook and Russian SU-24 attack aircraft:CBS has the details:Yet again Russian jets made provocatively close passes to...

    Ukraine awaits new government to fulfill promises of Maidan
    Apr14

    Ukraine awaits new government to fulfill promises of Maidan

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Swept into office by the mass protests that deposed the Russia-friendly president two years ago, Ukraine’s new leaders promised that the country would soon be welcomed into Europe as a thriving new democracy. …read more Source: CNS...

    Uman hotel refuses to rent rooms to Jews, Ukrainian Jewish leader says
    Apr14

    Uman hotel refuses to rent rooms to Jews, Ukrainian Jewish leader says

    (JTA) — A hotel in Uman is refusing to rent out rooms to Jews, a leader of Ukraine’s Jewish community said. Eduard Dolinsky, the director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, wrote Thursday on Facebook that an administrator at Uman City Plaza told him the policy was in place because the last time that Jews were allowed to stay at the hotel,...

    The Latest: Ukrainian accused of people-smuggling in Austria
    Apr14

    The Latest: Ukrainian accused of people-smuggling in Austria

    BERLIN (AP) – The Latest on European efforts to respond to the wave of migration (all times local): 4 p.m. Austrian police have arrested a Ukrainian national after finding 27 migrants crammed into a van he was driving. Police said Thursday that they stopped the vehicle in the village of … …read more Source: The Washington...