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    Denied in Attempts to Rule the Galaxy, ‘Darth Vader’ Targets Ukraine
    Oct20

    Denied in Attempts to Rule the Galaxy, ‘Darth Vader’ Targets Ukraine

    Ukraine’s president will be forced to discuss a petition to install the dark lord as prime minister. …read more Source:...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 19, 2015
    Oct20

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, October 19, 2015

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Amy Mackinnon explains how Ukraine’s chaotic revolution has helped Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko tighten his grip on power. Juan Nagel draws attention to the fate of Venezuela’s lesser-known political prisoners. Alina Rocha Menocal and Pilar...

    Standard And Poor’s Upgrades Ukraine’s Credit Rating
    Oct19

    Standard And Poor’s Upgrades Ukraine’s Credit Rating

    The ratings agency Standard and Poor’s has upgraded Ukraine’s credit rating from “selective default” after Kyiv managed to strike a major debt write-down deal. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Recent Quiet in Ukraine Offers Hope for a Peaceful Resolution
    Oct19

    Recent Quiet in Ukraine Offers Hope for a Peaceful Resolution

    The guns have been silent for six weeks now, no small matter in a region where 8,000 people have died and two million have been displaced over 18 months. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russia says crisis-hit economy slumped 4.3% in third quarter
    Oct19

    Russia says crisis-hit economy slumped 4.3% in third quarter

    Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s economy shrank 4.3 percent in the third quarter this year, the government said Monday, as a recession caused by low oil prices and Western sanctions over Ukraine continued to take its toll.Deputy economy minister Alexei Vedev told Russian news agencies that preliminary estimates put the year-on-year drop in...

    Russia: Official’s Plane in Near-miss With Fighter Jet Over Europe
    Oct19

    Russia: Official’s Plane in Near-miss With Fighter Jet Over Europe

    Moscow alleged that a French military jet came dangerously close to an aircraft carrying the speaker of the lower house of the Russian parliament as he flew through French airspace on Monday, but Paris said it was actually a Swiss jet. The Russian Foreign Ministry said it summoned the French ambassador in Moscow to protest over what it described...

    NATO Launches Largest Military Exercise in Decade
    Oct19

    NATO Launches Largest Military Exercise in Decade

    NATO and its allies opened their largest military exercise in more than a decade on Monday, choosing the central Mediterranean to showcase strengths that face threats from Russia’s growing military presence from the Baltics to Syria. As planes flew over a gala ceremony for NATO’s military and political leaders at an air base in...

    Moscow Nights in Latakia
    Oct19

    Moscow Nights in Latakia

    The swift Russian intervention into Syria exacerbates every one of the contradictory elements in Washington’s various, unintegrated Middle East policies. That is one reason for the unexpected moves by Putin are deeply unsettling. They not only add a major variable, but that factor also involves a self-willed player ready and able to take...

    What to do with hundreds of thousands of surplus Humvees?
    Oct19

    What to do with hundreds of thousands of surplus Humvees?

    With U.S. involvement in ground wars in Afghanistan and Iraq pretty much over (or at least winding down), the U.S. Army is finding itself with hundreds of thousands of surplus Humvees on its hands. What is going to happen to those vehicles? It’s unclear at this point. But Textron Systems is hoping to keep some of them going with various...

    Ousted President Yanukovych Sues Ukraine in European Court
    Oct19

    Ousted President Yanukovych Sues Ukraine in European Court

    A law firm representing former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych says he is suing Ukraine for violating his human rights.Yanukovych fled to Russia in February 2014 following months of anti-government protests. He later insisted he was threatened and forced to leave the… …read more Source:...