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    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists
    Jan23

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week’s attack on a cafe and hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, highlighting the local toll suffered in the latest West African country targeted by Islamic extremists. Three burial services were held Friday and more were expected over the...

    The luxury condo boom in New York and Miami could finally be ending
    Jan23

    The luxury condo boom in New York and Miami could finally be ending

    Flickr / Justin BrownLook up at the New York City skyline — way up, 100 stories or so — and you can’t help but notice that the changes over the past few years have been remarkable. But they may be coming to a halt. Over the past five years, a luxury housing boom in the city saw private developers scrambling to erect skyscrapers as tall as...

    Analyst: Kremlin Critics Under Increasing Pressure
    Jan23

    Analyst: Kremlin Critics Under Increasing Pressure

    A British public inquiry’s finding that Russian President Vladimir Putin likely approved the assassination of a former Russian spy turned Kremlin critic in London has renewed attention on the number of Putin’s opponents jailed or killed since he came to power. Russian authorities quickly dismissed the inquiry’s assessment — that...

    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia
    Jan23

    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia

    On January 1, 2016, Ukraine acceded to the trade-related provisions of its association agreement with the European Union, ratified by President Petro Poroshenko in June 2014. Ukraine’s entry into Europe’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) was met with scathing opposition from the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin signed a decree...

    Post Communist Russia in a Multi-Polar World
    Jan22

    Post Communist Russia in a Multi-Polar World

    Photo by Global Panorama “The way Russia is now structured as a political unit, it looks very much like a big corporation…Putin basically, he’s anything but a dictator, he’s more like a chair of a board.” -Boris Kagarlitsky This special holiday edition of the Global Research News Hour features a speech by Boris Kagarlitsky, delivered...

    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia
    Jan22

    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia

    On January 1, 2016, Ukraine acceded to the trade-related provisions of its association agreement with the European Union, ratified by President Petro Poroshenko in June 2014. Ukraine’s entry into Europe’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) was met with scathing opposition from the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin signed a decree...

    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 3: Shades of Pragmatism
    Jan22

    How the West Misjudged Russia, Part 3: Shades of Pragmatism

    Editor’s Note: How do Russia and the West see one another? What are the experts’ views on the confrontation between Russia and the West? How do the pundits explain the Russo-Ukrainian war and Russia’s Syrian gambit? What are the roots of the mythology about Russia in the West, and why has the West failed to predict and...

    Refugee Crisis: The EU’s Turkey Connection
    Jan22

    Refugee Crisis: The EU’s Turkey Connection

    By Holger SchmiedingEurope has to tread carefully as Turkey itself is in a precarious situation.Turkey matters. But Europe has to tread carefully as Turkey itself is in a precarious situation. I see a good chance that Europe (specifically Germany) and Turkey can work out a deal that will lead to a slower flow of refugees from Turkey into Greece....

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report
    Jan22

    Analysis: Russia’s tone familiar after spy poisoning report

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has made no public comment on the sensational report by a British judge that concluded the Kremlin leader probably approved a 2006 plan to kill a Russian dissident in London. Moscow apparently believes that Western leaders’ eagerness to stem the tide of Syrian refugees will make them hesitant to push...

    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats
    Jan22

    Russia’s National Security Strategy denotes U.S. and NATO as threats

    The National Security Strategy blames the U.S. and the European Union for the Ukraine crisis; in particular, it paints the Euro-Maidan events as a Western-sponsored “color revolution” and a potential threat to Russia’s security. Russia’s new National Security Strategy (NSS), signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on December 31,...