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    Ukraine prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia by weekend
    Dec18

    Ukraine prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia by weekend

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine prime minister says his country won’t repay $3 billion debt owed to Russia by weekend. …read more Source:...

    UN: World’s Refugees And Displaced To Exceed 60 Million This Year
    Dec18

    UN: World’s Refugees And Displaced To Exceed 60 Million This Year

    GENEVA, Dec 18 (Reuters) – The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday.The estimated figure includes 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution, the most...

    Russia opens new Stalin museums, grapples with his legacy
    Dec18

    Russia opens new Stalin museums, grapples with his legacy

    KHOROSHEVO, Russia (AP) — A bust of Josef Stalin stands on the front lawn of a house-turned-museum in this small village, where the Soviet leader is said to have stayed the night on his only visit to the front during World War II. Inside, the museum director, a sturdy woman armed with a wooden pointer, takes a group of preteen students around the...

    UN: The number of refugees worldwide has surpassed a record 60 million
    Dec18

    UN: The number of refugees worldwide has surpassed a record 60 million

    Thomson ReutersGENEVA (Reuters) – The number of people forcibly displaced worldwide is likely to have “far surpassed” a record 60 million this year, mainly driven by the Syrian war and other protracted conflicts, the United Nations said on Friday. The estimated figure includes 20.2 million refugees fleeing wars and persecution,...

    A Row Erupts During a Meeting of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers
    Dec18

    A Row Erupts During a Meeting of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers

    A meeting of Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers and other officials on Thursday ended with President Petro Poroshenko holding his face in his hands, as the interior inister, Arsen Avakov, hurled water and insults at Mikheil Saakashvili, the governor of Odessa. Video of the altercation has circulated online. It all began when Avakov brought up...

    ISIS: A Self Organizing Superorganism Threat?
    Dec17

    ISIS: A Self Organizing Superorganism Threat?

    While analysts have recognized a plethora of emerging non-traditional threats to national and international security there has been a consistent effort to portray them as objects. Notably the Global War on Terror brought confusion since the stated objective was to eliminate a means of conducting attacks. In fact, it was elimination of terrorists...

    Here’s What Russians Really Think About the War in Syria
    Dec17

    Here’s What Russians Really Think About the War in Syria

    MOSCOW — Do Russians really support the bombings in Syria? Depends on when you ask them. They do, if you look at the latest polls. The Public Opinion Foundation reported on Dec. 3 that 70 percent of Russians support the Syria bombings (as opposed to 64 percent in early November). The Russian Public Opinion Research Center reported on Dec. 4...

    Trump For President, Blatter For The Nobel Prize? Putin’s Most Striking Remarks At News Conference
    Dec17

    Trump For President, Blatter For The Nobel Prize? Putin’s Most Striking Remarks At News Conference

    Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual news conference on December 17, fielding questions for over three hours in one of the annual set-piece events. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin praises Donald Trump as ‘bright and talented’
    Dec17

    Putin praises Donald Trump as ‘bright and talented’

    MOSCOW (AP) — In Vladimir Putin’s view, Donald Trump is “bright and talented.” But as much as those words sound overtly like praise, there are some murky nuances. The most unequivocally favorable part of the comments the Russian leader made Thursday to a scrum of reporters after his annual year-end news conference was about the Republican...

    Putin Slams Turkey, Voices Support for US Syria Plan
    Dec17

    Putin Slams Turkey, Voices Support for US Syria Plan

    President Vladimir Putin said there was little hope for improving relations with Turkey after it shot down a Russian bomber jet in November along its border with Syria. “On the level of bilateral state relations I don’t see prospects to improve ties with the current Turkish leadership,” said Putin at his annual press briefing...