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    Timeline of Russia’s doping scandal and of IAAF papers
    Jan12

    Timeline of Russia’s doping scandal and of IAAF papers

    PARIS (AP) — A timeline of how internal IAAF documents reported by The Associated Press fit into Russia’s sports doping crisis: —July 6, 2009: IAAF general secretary Pierre Weiss tells Russian athletics chief Valentin Balakhnichev of “the constant difficulties in testing” elite Russian athletes who will compete at the World Championships in...

    APNewsBreak: IAAF officials explored hush up of Russia bans
    Jan12

    APNewsBreak: IAAF officials explored hush up of Russia bans

    PARIS (AP) — Six years before the IAAF banned Russia, track and field’s governing body knew of doping so out of control it feared Russian athletes could die from abuse of blood-boosting drugs and transfusions, and officials considered collaborating with Russians to hide the full extent of the cheating before the 2012 London Olympics,...

    How Ukraine Weaned Itself Off Russian Gas
    Jan12

    How Ukraine Weaned Itself Off Russian Gas

    A changing European market deprives Putin of leverage. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russian Activist Falls On Hard Times In Annexed Crimea
    Jan12

    Pro-Russian Activist Falls On Hard Times In Annexed Crimea

    For more than 20 years, Valery Podyachy lobbied for a Russian takeover of Crimea. But when Moscow finally annexed the peninsula from Ukraine, the activist found himself punished for his efforts. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...