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    The Polish Boomerang: How Warsaw’s Adoption of the ‘Budapest Model’ Could Threaten the Original in Hungary
    Jan12

    The Polish Boomerang: How Warsaw’s Adoption of the ‘Budapest Model’ Could Threaten the Original in Hungary

    There is no denying that 2015 was a great year for Viktor Orbán, the illiberal Prime Minister of Hungary, who made the most of Europe’s tragedies to transform himself from political pariah to ideological leader. While Time chose his nemesis German Chancellor Angela Merkel as “Person of the Year,” driven by convention and wishful...

    New ICC courtroom opens for business with Kenya trial
    Jan12

    New ICC courtroom opens for business with Kenya trial

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court held the first public hearing in its new permanent headquarters Tuesday, with prosecutors urging judges not to throw out a crimes against humanity case against Kenya’s deputy president. The court’s new home — a series of six interconnected blocks hunkered down in the dunes...

    Ukrainian Miners Block Road
    Jan12

    Ukrainian Miners Block Road

    Miners blocked a main road in western Ukraine in protest at unpaid salaries. The men said they were owed money from the November and December pay packets. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Despite Its Flaws, I Still Believe in NATO
    Jan12

    Despite Its Flaws, I Still Believe in NATO

    Huffington Post readers can be deeply skeptical of NATO, and it’s not hard to understand why. It’s not the kind of place that inspires awe. The antiquated Headquarters in Belgium resemble less a political-military nerve center than a high-end trailer park. A British observer is said to have called it a ‘Soviet...

    Putin: Reports Russia is bombing non-ISIS are ‘lies’
    Jan12

    Putin: Reports Russia is bombing non-ISIS are ‘lies’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed Western media reports that Russia has bombed targets in Syria not belonging to the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) as “lies” and defended Syrian President Bashar Assad, German tabloid Bild reports. Putin was interviewed by Bild in Sochi, Russia, on January 5, with the paper publishing the...

    Russia wants to create 3 new military divisions with 5 nuclear missile regiments
    Jan12

    Russia wants to create 3 new military divisions with 5 nuclear missile regiments

    Eduard KorniyenkoRussia says it will form three new military divisions on its Western flank this year, and deploy five strategic nuclear missile regiments on combat duty. Local news agencies quoted Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as making the announcement on January 12. Shoigu said it will also be necessary to improve the infrastructure...

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix
    Jan12

    ‘Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom’ Comes to Netflix

    “No one was expecting to have kids beaten at 4 o’clock in the morning. No one was expecting people to be kidnapped or killed. It was just unfolding,” explains Evgeny Afineevsky, director of the film Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom, which documents the 93 day uprising that led to the downfall of president Viktor...

    Lawyer: Savchenko’s Health ‘Worrisome’
    Jan12

    Lawyer: Savchenko’s Health ‘Worrisome’

    A lawyer for Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko, who has been on hunger strike in Russian custody for nearly a month, has described the state of his client’s health as “worrisome.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Opposition Move to Overturn Blacklisting of Gérard Depardieu, Fred Durst and Others
    Jan12

    Ukraine’s Opposition Move to Overturn Blacklisting of Gérard Depardieu, Fred Durst and Others

    The Kiev District Administrative Court has requested that Ukraine’s Ministry of Culture justifies the blacklist it has compiled of pro-Russian actors and entertainers, whose work is set to be sanctioned in the country, Ukrainian news agency Ukrainsky Novini reports. Currently 83 people are on the Ukrainian government’s so-called...

    India sentences crew of US-owned ship to 5 years in jail
    Jan12

    India sentences crew of US-owned ship to 5 years in jail

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A news report says an Indian court has sentenced the crew of an American-owned ship to five years in prison for illegally entering Indian waters while carrying weapons and ammunition. In its report late Monday, the Press Trust of India news agency, or PTI, said the 35-member crew includes British, Ukrainian and Estonian...