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    ABC moderator confronts Hillary Clinton over Libya: ‘How much responsibility do you bear?’
    Dec20

    ABC moderator confronts Hillary Clinton over Libya: ‘How much responsibility do you bear?’

    REUTERS/Brian SnyderA moderator for the ABC News Democratic debate on Saturday night confronted presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton over how much responsibility she should bear for the chaos the followed the ousting of former leader Muammar Qaddafi. Martha Raddatz noted that Libya is “falling apart” and that Clinton recommended...

    Ukraine’s Darth Vader politician posed for a bunch of ridiculous photos of his daily routine
    Dec19

    Ukraine’s Darth Vader politician posed for a bunch of ridiculous photos of his daily routine

    Reuters published a rather unique photo essay last Friday featuring Ukraine’s Darth Vader going about his daily routine — including walking his dog, shaving, and riding the bus. The wire service reported that the Ukrainian citizen officially changed his name to Darth Mykolaiovych Vader in order to run a stunt campaign for mayor in the port...

    Ukraine Says it Can’t Pay off Debt to Russia
    Dec19

    Ukraine Says it Can’t Pay off Debt to Russia

    Ukraine faces a looming debt default after the country’s finance ministry said Thursday that the country cannot make a $3 billion debt due to Russia this weekend without violating a debt-restructuring deal with other international creditors.Ukraine, which is supposed to pay… …read more Source:...

    New museums in Russia are airbrushing Stalin’s legacy
    Dec19

    New museums in Russia are airbrushing Stalin’s legacy

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    The Atlantic Daily: Obama’s Year in Review, Congress’s Spending Bill, Sanders Campaign Drama
    Dec19

    The Atlantic Daily: Obama’s Year in Review, Congress’s Spending Bill, Sanders Campaign Drama

    Carlos Barria / ReutersWhat We’re Following: Obama Reflects on 2015 President Obama convened reporters at the White House for his annual end-of-the-year press conference on Friday. During the question-and-answer session, he expressed hope about sentencing reform for the upcoming year, defended his strategy to defeat ISIS, praised the...

    What Does Putin Want?
    Dec19

    What Does Putin Want?

    The Russian leader has been stirring the pot from Crimea to Syria — but to what end? …read more Source: Foreign...

    Democracy Derailed: How Armenia Has Become the Post-Soviet Region’s Model Dictatorship
    Dec18

    Democracy Derailed: How Armenia Has Become the Post-Soviet Region’s Model Dictatorship

    On December 7, 2015, Armenia held a landmark referendum on constitutional reform. The results were resounding. Over 63% of Armenians voted in favor of reforms that would greatly increase the power wielded by the Prime Minister and render the president’s role in the Armenian political process ceremonial. Even though decreased presidential...

    Canada-linked website exposing pilots’ identities to extremists, Russians say
    Dec18

    Canada-linked website exposing pilots’ identities to extremists, Russians say

    A Ukrainian website with links to Canada plans to continue to publish personal information about Russian pilots flying bombing missions in Syria, despite concerns such details are putting aircrews at risk from Islamist extremists. Russia has protested to the Canadian government about the website, which has its servers in Montreal, and has...

    Fastest growing military budgets: Ukraine, Iran, Israel
    Dec18

    Fastest growing military budgets: Ukraine, Iran, Israel

    Special to WorldTribune.com Ukraine’s 90 percent increase in military spending prompted by Russia’s annexing of Crimea marked the largest defense budget growth in the world for 2015. Iran and Israel paced the Middle East in defense spending growth while several […] The post Fastest growing military budgets: Ukraine, Iran, Israel...

    Ukraine in Dispute with the IMF
    Dec18

    Ukraine in Dispute with the IMF

    Ukraine’s lawmakers appeared poised to reject a long haggled-over tax overhaul plan today, after a compromise seemed within reach last week. Officials from the IMF warned that if Kyiv was unable to pass the measures, further disbursements from the Fund’s $17.5 billion bailout program could be endangered. The most recent $1.7 billion...