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    Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough
    Feb04

    Assange finds surprising ally — but it may not be enough

    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct. Swedish officials said Thursday the UN panel report concludes Assange has been a victim...

    Prague Releases Suspected Lebanese Arms Trader Wanted By U.S.
    Feb04

    Prague Releases Suspected Lebanese Arms Trader Wanted By U.S.

    A Czech court has set free a suspected Lebanese arms trader wanted by Washington in an exchange to free five Czech citizens held in Lebanon. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Is a Compulsive Risk-Taker
    Feb04

    Putin Is a Compulsive Risk-Taker

    He is doubling down on Ukraine, Syria and his failing economic policies. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s economic minister resigns over government corruption
    Feb04

    Ukraine’s economic minister resigns over government corruption

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 4 (UPI) — Ukraine’s economic minister resigned on Wednesday, saying government officials actively attempted to block his efforts to combat corruption. …read more Source: United Press...

    These Are the World’s ‘Most Miserable’ Economies
    Feb04

    These Are the World’s ‘Most Miserable’ Economies

    Venezuela, Argentina and South Africa top the list of the “world’s most miserable economies,” according to a new Bloomberg report. The list ranks 63 world economies factoring in each country’s unemployment and inflation rates.Top ranking Venezuela, four times as miserable as its closest competitor on the list, has a staggering...

    MEPs Condemn Russia’s ‘Unprecedented’ Abuses Against Crimean Tatars
    Feb04

    MEPs Condemn Russia’s ‘Unprecedented’ Abuses Against Crimean Tatars

    The European Parliament has passed a resolution slamming the “unprecedented levels of human rights abuses” being perpetrated against Crimean Tatars by Russian authorities in the Moscow-annexed Ukrainian region. Since the beginning of the year, Crimean Tatars have endured a wave of searches, interrogations, confiscations, and other...

    Political Crisis Boosts Moldova’s Pro-Russians but Corruption Real Threat
    Feb04

    Political Crisis Boosts Moldova’s Pro-Russians but Corruption Real Threat

    A corruption crisis unfolding in Moldova has given a boost to Russia-leaning political parties, say analysts, even as the country remains on a pro-Europe path. Protesters in January stormed the parliament building in the capital, Chisinau, and demanded new elections after the closed-door, midnight inauguration of Pavel Filip, the third prime...

    Lithuania’s Power Play Challenges Russia’s Energy Dominance In Baltics
    Feb04

    Lithuania’s Power Play Challenges Russia’s Energy Dominance In Baltics

    It used to have some of the most expensive electricity prices in Europe and was reliant on Russia for all of its energy needs. Today, Lithuania is no longer at the mercy of Moscow, thanks to a liquefied natural gas terminal it has developed. The small Baltic nation is now helping its neighbors break their dependence on Russian gas....

    Poland Relaunches Inquiry into 2010 Presidential Jet Crash in Russia
    Feb04

    Poland Relaunches Inquiry into 2010 Presidential Jet Crash in Russia

    Poland’s new government on Thursday relaunched an inquiry into the death of President Lech Kaczynski in a plane crash in Russia in 2010, a move likely to strain Warsaw’s relations with its former overlord, already fragile over the Ukraine crisis. An inquiry by the previous government returned a verdict of pilot error but the winner of...

    Video Shows Raid On Crimean Tatar Business
    Feb04

    Video Shows Raid On Crimean Tatar Business

    This activist video shows a Russian police raid on the Simferopol headquarters of SimSitiTrans, a business owned by the father of Crimean Tatar activist Lenur Islyamov. Masked men, dressed in black and carrying assault rifles, leave refuse to answer any questions or present any ID. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...