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    Tensions, Violence Rise in Ukraine
    Feb23

    Tensions, Violence Rise in Ukraine

    Violence in eastern Ukraine is on the rise again after relative calm during the winter. Recent reports from the contested Donbas region say the death tolls since mid-February are similar to those in September of last year, before a shaky truce took hold. Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have been fighting government forces since the...

    Kasich and the Missing Foreign Policy Debate
    Feb23

    Kasich and the Missing Foreign Policy Debate

    At the entrance to a John Kasich event at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia Monday morning, I was asked by a radio reporter why I was attending. I didn’t say “journalist” (my usual answer) but replied instead, “I’m not satisfied with a three candidate race of Trump, Cruz, and Rubio.” I’m aware that Kasich barely...

    Mobs in Ukraine attack Russian banks in burst of ‘office pogroms’
    Feb23

    Mobs in Ukraine attack Russian banks in burst of ‘office pogroms’

    KIEV, Ukraine — The branch offices of three Russian banks were firebombed or looted over the weekend, and some of the attacks were the work of Ukrainian nationalists. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    France, Germany Urge Kyiv To Overcome Turmoil, Enact Reforms
    Feb23

    France, Germany Urge Kyiv To Overcome Turmoil, Enact Reforms

    The foreign ministers of Germany and France urged Ukraine to overcome its political turmoil and move ahead with reforms needed to revive the economy and carry out the Minsk peace agreement. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s defense budget is in danger of getting slashed
    Feb23

    Putin’s defense budget is in danger of getting slashed

    Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP PhotoAs governments across Europe pour additional money into their defense budgets, wary of an increasingly aggressive Russia, it looks as though the Kremlin’s military build-up might be slowing. Recent reports suggest a possible 5 percent cut in defense procurement as Russia struggles with extraordinarily low...

    Facebook is using its photo-tagging technology to create incredibly detailed maps of where you live
    Feb23

    Facebook is using its photo-tagging technology to create incredibly detailed maps of where you live

    FacebookArtificially-intelligent machine learning technologies that allow computers to “learn” to recognize patterns and make judgments have been used to translate languages, recognize objects in photos, and filter email. Now, Facebook is using its own expertise in computer vision — the image-analysis technology that powers the social...

    Mobs in Ukraine Attack Russian Banks in Burst of ‘Office Pogroms’
    Feb23

    Mobs in Ukraine Attack Russian Banks in Burst of ‘Office Pogroms’

    The branch offices of three Russian banks were firebombed or looted over the weekend, and some of the attacks by Ukrainian nationalists. …read more Source: The New York...

    A Year After Nemtsov’s Assassination, New Threats Emerge
    Feb23

    A Year After Nemtsov’s Assassination, New Threats Emerge

    A memorial procession on Saturday for murdered Russian opposition leader, Boris Nemtsov, will trace the same route as his last march – a 2014 protest against Russia’s hybrid war in Ukraine. Critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin are marking one year since the assassination of Nemtsov, who was shot in the back while crossing a...

    Syrian ceasefire agreement starts next week
    Feb23

    Syrian ceasefire agreement starts next week

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Syria’s civil war has ground on for almost five years, but this day saw a diplomatic step that could begin the process of ending a conflict that’s killed 250,000 people and displaced millions more. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner begins our coverage. MARGARET WARNER: Syrian government forces and...

    The New Global Financial Cold War
    Feb23

    The New Global Financial Cold War

    Photo by Des Byrne The Guns and Butter Interview Suppose a country owes money to another nation’s government or official agency. How can creditors collect, unless there’s an international court and an enforcement system? The IMF and the World Bank were part of that enforcement system and now they’re saying: ‘We’re not...