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    Ukraine Ban On Russian Products Expands As Economic Trade War Continues
    Jan13

    Ukraine Ban On Russian Products Expands As Economic Trade War Continues

    With no reconciliation in sight, Ukraine said Wednesday it would expand the list of banned Russian products as part of a tit-for-tat trade war that has escalated since 2014, Reuters reported. A Ukrainian ban on the import of Russian food, alcohol and dairy products went into effect Sunday in response to a Russian embargo on Ukrainian goods....

    Ukraine Works Out Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia’s Sberbank
    Jan13

    Ukraine Works Out Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia’s Sberbank

    Ukraine’s Finance Ministry says a deal has been agreed with Russia’s Sberbank to work out a restructuring deal for commercial loans guaranteed by the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary of Soviet Crackdown
    Jan13

    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary of Soviet Crackdown

    VILNIUS, Lithuania—With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians on Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of a deadly Soviet crackdown that failed to quash the Baltic country’s quest for independence. Hundreds of people gathered in Vilnius in freezing temperatures to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and tanks moved into a crowd...

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown
    Jan13

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown

    Hundreds of people gathered in Vilnius in freezing temperatures to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and tanks moved into a crowd of protesters outside a TV tower on Jan. 13, 1991. President Dalia Grybauskaite drew parallels between those events and Ukraine’s conflict with Moscow, saying “we feel a bond of unity with the...

    Depardieu’s Stalin film begins shooting in Portugal
    Jan13

    Depardieu’s Stalin film begins shooting in Portugal

    The film starring controversial French-born actor Gérard Depardieu as Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has begun shooting in Portugal, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reports. Stalin’s Couch, based on the 2013 novel of the same name ( Le Divan de Staline ) by French author Jean Daniel-Baltassat, is set during the 1950s. Directed by...

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown
    Jan13

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians are marking the 25th anniversary of a deadly Soviet crackdown that failed to quash the Baltic country’s quest for independence. Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday outside Parliament and near a TV tower in Vilnius to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and...

    Congressman Unleashes on Obama Immediately Following State of the Union: He ‘Doesn’t Understand the World’
    Jan13

    Congressman Unleashes on Obama Immediately Following State of the Union: He ‘Doesn’t Understand the World’

    Immediately following President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) did not hold back, slamming the president for being “naive and childish” on national security and asserted that Obama did not understand the world in general. “He doesn’t understand the world. He simply doesn’t...

    SOTU Live Blogging (Now We’re Talking Edition)
    Jan13

    SOTU Live Blogging (Now We’re Talking Edition)

    9:43 PM: This essential point – both on Russia and ISIS – is a real needle to thread but incredibly important. Russia’s aggressive behavior in Ukraine and Syria are largely tied to fear of losing few remaining international clients. And puncture this nonsense about the fight against ISIS being World War III or the war of our...

    International Migration Has Surged 41% Since 2000, U.N. Says
    Jan13

    International Migration Has Surged 41% Since 2000, U.N. Says

    (UNITED NATIONS) — The number of people who migrated to foreign countries surged by 41% in the last 15 years to reach 244 million in 2015, according to a United Nations study released Tuesday. Of those people, 20 million are refugees. The U.N. is planning a series of meetings in 2016 to address migration, including a March 30 gathering in Geneva...

    What Obama Got Wrong in the State of the Union
    Jan13

    What Obama Got Wrong in the State of the Union

    Heritage Foundation experts weigh in on President Obama’s State of the Union address: The Economy Is Far From Booming President Obama boasts America is in the “middle of the longest streak of private-sector job creation in history.” On paper, he is right. But the economy is far from booming. While the labor market has improved, it remains...