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    Ukraine says its ready to help search for stolen Dutch art
    Dec10

    Ukraine says its ready to help search for stolen Dutch art

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s police chief has promised to work with Netherlands to help find a trove of Dutch Golden Age art that was stolen… …read more Source:...

    2015: The Year in Photos, September-December
    Dec10

    2015: The Year in Photos, September-December

    Damir Sagolj / ReutersAs the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of the most memorable events and images of 2015. Among the events covered in this essay (the last of a three-part photo summary of the year): Thick smog in Beijing raises “red alerts”, Canada elects a new Prime minister, Palestinian attacks surge in...

    Alexievich Receives Nobel Literature Prize
    Dec10

    Alexievich Receives Nobel Literature Prize

    Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich has received her Nobel Prize in Literature from the king of Sweden in Stockholm. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s 19th-Century Approach in Syria
    Dec10

    Russia’s 19th-Century Approach in Syria

    The Obama Administration has argued that Russian President Vladimir Putin is pursuing 19th-century policies in his foreign adventures, implying thereby that Putin is playing a losing hand. The Administration is right that Putin belongs to the 19th century, but that does not necessarily mean that he is bound to lose in the contest for more global...

    Invaders Can’t Expect Debt Repayment
    Dec10

    Invaders Can’t Expect Debt Repayment

    Negotiating over a $3 billion bond, Russia and Ukraine are fighting about Crimea without mentioning Crimea. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum
    Dec10

    Ukraine Jumps Into Stolen Dutch Paintings Mystery With Eye To Referendum

    Word that a trove of heisted Dutch masterpieces was being peddled in Ukraine has put Kyiv in an awkward position ahead of a key test of Dutch-Ukrainian relations. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Dutch art heist stirs opposition to EU membership for Ukraine
    Dec10

    Leonid Bershidsky: Dutch art heist stirs opposition to EU membership for Ukraine

    A bizarre episode involving two dozen stolen paintings by old Dutch masters shows how far Ukraine still has to go before it becomes a European nation — and explains why many Dutch people have misgivings about ratifying Ukraine’s association agreement with the European Union. The Westfries Museum in the idyllic Dutch town of Hoorn was robbed...

    Russian Journalist Suspected of Espionage Forced to Leave Poland
    Dec10

    Russian Journalist Suspected of Espionage Forced to Leave Poland

    A Russian journalist who has come under suspicion of espionage in Poland – but who has never been confronted with specific spying accusations by Polish authorities – is being forced to leave Poland. Leonid Sviridov told The Associated Press on Thursday that he will leave Warsaw on Saturday after running out of legal options for...

    Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015 — here’s what it got right (and really wrong)
    Dec10

    Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015 — here’s what it got right (and really wrong)

    REUTERS/STR NewBack in 2000, just before George W. Bush became president, the CIA published a 70-page report on what the world would be like in 2015. 2015 is winding down fast, and it turns out that several of these predictions were on the money. Others were completely wrong. Here’s a rundown of some of the predictions, according to a...

    Ukraine Says Breaks Up Armed Insurgent Group in Kyiv, 2 Killed
    Dec10

    Ukraine Says Breaks Up Armed Insurgent Group in Kyiv, 2 Killed

    Ukraine’s security service said on Thursday it had broken up an armed insurgent group that operated out of Kyiv and other major Ukrainian cities and that two people had been killed during the operation. The SBU security service said it had detained three Russian and four Ukrainian citizens after a shootout in which a special forces officer...