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    Report: World Freedom in Decline for 10th Year
    Jan27

    Report: World Freedom in Decline for 10th Year

    More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes, an upsurge in terrorist attacks and a global economic downturn have contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2015, according to a U.S.-based international human rights group. In its newly released annual report, Freedom House found an overall drop in freedom for the 10th...

    Last Year Saw Biggest Slide In Freedom In A Decade, Says Monitoring Group
    Jan27

    Last Year Saw Biggest Slide In Freedom In A Decade, Says Monitoring Group

    The worst year in global freedom in a decade saw Russia and China cracking down more due to “fear of social unrest” and particularly bad rankings for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, and Belarus, the rights monitor Freedom House reports. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia And Ukraine Again Rank As Most Corrupt Nations In Eastern Europe
    Jan27

    Russia And Ukraine Again Rank As Most Corrupt Nations In Eastern Europe

    With deteriorating economic ties and an ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine, one of the few things Ukraine and Russia have left in common is corruption. The two countries rank as the most corrupt states in Eastern Europe in the latest international corruption rankings released late Tuesday by non-governmental organization Transparency...

    Fort Lauderdale Strikers fall 1-0 to Ukraine club FC Shakhtar Donetsk in friendly
    Jan27

    Fort Lauderdale Strikers fall 1-0 to Ukraine club FC Shakhtar Donetsk in friendly

    The Fort Lauderdale Strikers came close to a draw against Ukrainian powerhouse FC Shakhtar Donetsk after conceding a late goal in a tough 1-0 loss at Lockhart Stadium. The Strikers … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Russia takes hard line on ‘reset’ of relations with U.S.
    Jan27

    Russia takes hard line on ‘reset’ of relations with U.S.

    The news conference was dominated by questions about the conflicts in Ukraine, where Russia backs separatist rebels in the east, and in Syria, where Russia has intervened on the side of President Bashar Assad. Lavrov denied reports that Russia had told Assad to step down or had offered him political asylum. When the Syrian leader visited Moscow...

    Stephane Dion says Iran sanctions not good for Montreal’s Bombardier
    Jan26

    Stephane Dion says Iran sanctions not good for Montreal’s Bombardier

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Dion says maintaining sanctions on Iran will only hurt Canadian companies such as Montreal-based airplane manufacturer Bombardier. Dion says Canada will lift a series of sanctions on Iran following its historic nuclear deal with six major western powers earlier this month. Iran is anxious to do business...

    Russian foreign minister denies bombing civilians in Syria
    Jan26

    Russian foreign minister denies bombing civilians in Syria

    Thomson ReutersForeign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia’s military was hitting the right targets in Syria and pushing back “terrorists” during an annual foreign policy speech and q&a in Moscow on Tuesday. The United States has accused Russia of missing Islamic State targets in Syria with one senior US official two weeks...

    China Plays In Russia’s Backyard
    Jan26

    China Plays In Russia’s Backyard

    With Kazakhstan expecting its first recession since 1998, the president has called for early parliamentary elections in the hopes that he can reaffirm the government’s mandate before things deteriorate too much. Kazakhstan is important to keep an eye on because, behind the domestic headlines, the country is fast becoming a battleground for...

    The Eight Great Powers of 2016: Iran Joins the Club
    Jan26

    The Eight Great Powers of 2016: Iran Joins the Club

    Overall, 2015 was a year in which most of the great powers saw their ability to control events beyond and sometimes within their boundaries decline. With the exception of Iran, which gained strength during the year thanks to its diplomatic successes and the consequences of Russian intervention in Syria, 2015 was a year in which policy missteps...

    Europe Commits to U.S. Shale Gas
    Jan26

    Europe Commits to U.S. Shale Gas

    America is now exporting our glut of shale gas, and despite some shaky market conditions we’re finding European buyers keen on importing these new LNG supplies. The WSJ reports: On a gross basis, [European imports of American LNG] don’t make much sense. One key European gas price, known as NBP, was Monday trading at about $4.25 per...