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    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Putin’s Willing Executioner
    Feb04

    Putin’s Willing Executioner

    Vladimir Putin meets with Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. ReutersHe’s like a cartoon villain, except that he’s real. He can be pretty amusing, except when he’s terrifying. He’s a bit of a clown and more than a bit childish, but he’s also one of the most powerful men in Russia....

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit
    Feb04

    Ukrainian Lawmakers Fret Over Western Aid After Minister’s Exit

    The abrupt resignation of Ukraine’s economy minister, followed by several of his deputies, over allegations of corruption has jeopardized Kiev’s relations with its Western backers, threatening vital loan aid, politicians said on Thursday. Aivaras Abromavicius quit on Wednesday, saying he would not become a “puppet” for...

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed
    Feb04

    Ukraine’s Decommunization Gets Boost As 175 Towns, Villages Renamed

    The so-called decommunization of Ukraine edged forward on February 4 as parliament approved the scrapping of 175 names of towns, villages, and districts across the country and replaced them with non-Soviet alternatives. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin Slams BBC for Programme Simulating WW3 NATO Russia Conflict
    Feb04

    Kremlin Slams BBC for Programme Simulating WW3 NATO Russia Conflict

    The Kremlin has taken a swipe at British broadcaster the BBC after it aired a hypothetical look at what a conflict between Russia and NATO would look like in Eastern Europe. The WW3: Inside the War Room programme, shown on BBC Two on Wednesday, simulated a hypothetical situation of ethnic unrest erupting in the Baltics, escalating tensions...

    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...

    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...

    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:...

    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...