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    NATO Challenged by More Assertive Russia, Militants
    Apr07

    NATO Challenged by More Assertive Russia, Militants

    NATO is preparing to step up its response to Islamic State and a more assertive Russia responsible for aggressive actions in Ukraine. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with VOA’s Serbian Service about the alliance’s future this week in Washington. “That is the two main challenges we face and they are very different. But at...

    Politicians, celebs in spotlight over offshore accounts
    Apr07

    Politicians, celebs in spotlight over offshore accounts

    BERLIN — The fallout from a massive leak of records on offshore accounts dragged a growing number of leaders and celebrities into the spotlight Wednesday, with a Bollywood actor, a race car driver and Ukraine’s president among those denying they evaded taxes. The reports center on millions of documents detailing how the rich and powerful...

    Lessons of the Panama Papers: Yes, the rich are different from us — they stole our money
    Apr07

    Lessons of the Panama Papers: Yes, the rich are different from us — they stole our money

    F. Scott Fitzgerald apparently never told his Parisian drinking buddy Ernest Hemingway, “Ernie, the rich are different from us,” only to be rebuffed by the legendary comeback, “Yes, they have more money.” Like so many famous anecdotes, that one was cooked up years after the fact (probably by Fitzgerald’s posthumous editor, the literary...

    Low Turnout Gives Euroscepticism a Victory in Dutch Vote on Ukraine
    Apr07

    Low Turnout Gives Euroscepticism a Victory in Dutch Vote on Ukraine

    Dutch voters cast their ballots against ratifying a European Union trade deal with Ukraine. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Dutch vote on EU-Ukraine pact as skepticism threatens upset
    Apr07

    Dutch vote on EU-Ukraine pact as skepticism threatens upset

    The EU’s other 27 states have waved the trade agreement through. But in Holland, opponents say the treaty paves the way for EU membership — and they’re not happy about it. …read more Source: Toronto...

    What We’re Following This Evening
    Apr07

    What We’re Following This Evening

    A Dutch referendum: The polls have closed in the Netherlands for a vote on a free trade deal between the European Union and Ukraine. The majority of voters, about 64 percent, rejected the agreement, but an exit poll showed that the turnout may have fallen short of the total required for the vote to be valid. The poll put turnout at 32 percent,...

    Russian Public Unfazed by Panama Papers
    Apr07

    Russian Public Unfazed by Panama Papers

    People around the world have reacted with shock and outrage to the trove of documents leaked from a law firm in Panama that revealed secret bank accounts connected to hundreds of public officials, politicians and celebrities. The list of notables includes the current leaders of Argentina, Britain, China, Iceland, Russia, and Ukraine, among...

    Kyiv, Washington Agree: Russian Threat Isn’t Going Away
    Apr06

    Kyiv, Washington Agree: Russian Threat Isn’t Going Away

    KYIV, Ukraine—The Ukraine war is going into its third year, and leaders in Washington and Kyiv are bracing for the possibility that Russian military brinksmanship may be the new status quo in Eastern Europe. In Ukraine, some worry the time soon may be ripe for an uptick in the Russian-backed war in the eastern part of the nation. Warm summer...

    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...