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    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict
    Jan20

    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict

    […] after a meeting Wednesday with the so-called Contact Group trying to implement the pact, Ukraine’s representative — former president Leonid Kuchma — said elections were impossible without border control, his spokeswoman Darka Olifer said in a statement on Facebook. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict
    Jan20

    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine is hardening its position in negotiations to end the conflict in the country’s east, saying it must regain control of its entire border with Russia before elections can be held in the regions controlled by Russia-backed rebels. The agreement worked out last year by the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and...

    Beijing could turn the South China Sea into a ‘Chinese lake’ by 2030
    Jan20

    Beijing could turn the South China Sea into a ‘Chinese lake’ by 2030

    REUTERSBy 2030, China will be such an unquestioned superpower that the South China Sea will be nothing more than a “Chinese lake,” the Center for Strategic and International Studies writes in a new report. China’s dominance in the region is due to Beijing’s projected continual development of aircraft carrier groups and the...

    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict
    Jan20

    Ukraine toughens position in negotiations to end conflict

    Ukraine is hardening its position in negotiations to end the conflict in the country’s east, saying it must regain control of its entire border with Russia before elections can be held in the regions controlled by Russia-backed rebels. …read more Source: FOX...

    Ukraine Toughens Position in Negotiations to End Conflict
    Jan20

    Ukraine Toughens Position in Negotiations to End Conflict

    Ukraine hardens its position in negotiations to end the conflict in the country’s east, saying it must regain control of its entire border with Russia before elections can be held in the regions controlled by Russia-backed rebels …read more Source: ABC...

    Gazprom’s Spinning Wheels
    Jan20

    Gazprom’s Spinning Wheels

    Russia’s state-owned natural gas company Gazprom has seen its market value drop by nearly 90 percent over the past six years, and it has itself to blame. As the FT reports, Gazprom’s decision (twice) to turn off gas to Ukraine in recent winters has pushed Europe into seeking ways to blunt Putin’s energy weapon: The cut-offs...

    Latvia marks 25th anniversary of resistance to Soviet rule
    Jan20

    Latvia marks 25th anniversary of resistance to Soviet rule

    Hundreds of people gathered in Riga’s old town, where white-striped burgundy Latvian flags flapped from buildings and on rooftops of the freezing capital. In 1991, more than 15,000 people across the country participated in erecting barricades, including former policeman Renars Zalais, who was wounded in an attack by elite Soviet commandos...

    UN Foresees Slight Improvement in Global Growth
    Jan20

    UN Foresees Slight Improvement in Global Growth

    The United Nations foresees a slight improvement in world economic growth over the next two years, following last year’s less than stellar performance. According to the World Economic Situation and Prospects 2016 report — jointly published by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development and the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe — the...

    The Kremlin’s Western Lawyers
    Jan20

    The Kremlin’s Western Lawyers

    In Syria, as in Ukraine and Georgia before, Russia is using warfare to achieve its goals, operating through brute force and fear. In the West, it uses lawfare, exploiting the rule of law to launch politically motivated cases that are factually or legally meritless in order to terrorize individuals in the Kremlin’s sights.Over the past 16...

    5 Ways Social Media Is Changing “Business As Usual” for Governments
    Jan20

    5 Ways Social Media Is Changing “Business As Usual” for Governments

    Social media is changing “business as usual” for governments, opening up democratic processes, delivering services both to understand and surveil constituents, managing threats and conducting direct diplomacy. Even so, adoption of social media is slow and uneven, with vast differences both between and within states. As more and more...