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    Syriza Anniversary: What Has Alexis Tsipras Achieved?
    Jan24

    Syriza Anniversary: What Has Alexis Tsipras Achieved?

    Power can do funny things to a person. Just look at the panel Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sat on at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday. There, the former firebrand, besuited and sporting a fancy watch, shared a stage with an old foe, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, and other EU leaders. Tsipras solemnly warned an...

    Poroshenko Says ‘Torpedoing’ Minsk Deal Could Lead To Full-Scale War With Russia
    Jan24

    Poroshenko Says ‘Torpedoing’ Minsk Deal Could Lead To Full-Scale War With Russia

    President Petro Poroshenko has warned Ukrainian politicians that the collapse of the Minsk agreements aimed at ending a war with Russia-backed separatists could set off a “full-scale conflict” with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    From Canada with love?
    Jan24

    From Canada with love?

    While fresh winds of change are blowing through Canada’s international policy, those winds aren’t likely to lead to any thaw in relations with Russia, says a Canadian expert on foreign policy and military intervention. Stephen M. Saideman, the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University in Ottawa, says, unlike with...

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Deal With Russia Over $3 Billion Debt Still Possible
    Jan23

    Ukraine Finance Minister Says Deal With Russia Over $3 Billion Debt Still Possible

    Ukraine’s finance minister says there is still a chance to avoid a court battle with Russia over $3 billion of debt that Kyiv defaulted on in December. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists
    Jan23

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week’s attack on a cafe and hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, highlighting the local toll suffered in the latest West African country targeted by Islamic extremists. For many in Ouagadougou, the attack — the first of its kind in Burkina...

    Interpol Explains Removal Of Yanukovych Figures From Public Wanted List
    Jan23

    Interpol Explains Removal Of Yanukovych Figures From Public Wanted List

    Interpol says it has removed the names of several suspects from the time that former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was in power from its public wanted list in response to a legal complaint Yanukovych has filed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists
    Jan23

    Burials begin for Burkina Faso nationals killed by jihadists

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Burials have begun for the 10 Burkina Faso nationals killed in last week’s attack on a cafe and hotel in the capital, Ouagadougou, highlighting the local toll suffered in the latest West African country targeted by Islamic extremists. Three burial services were held Friday and more were expected over the...

    The luxury condo boom in New York and Miami could finally be ending
    Jan23

    The luxury condo boom in New York and Miami could finally be ending

    Flickr / Justin BrownLook up at the New York City skyline — way up, 100 stories or so — and you can’t help but notice that the changes over the past few years have been remarkable. But they may be coming to a halt. Over the past five years, a luxury housing boom in the city saw private developers scrambling to erect skyscrapers as tall as...

    Analyst: Kremlin Critics Under Increasing Pressure
    Jan23

    Analyst: Kremlin Critics Under Increasing Pressure

    A British public inquiry’s finding that Russian President Vladimir Putin likely approved the assassination of a former Russian spy turned Kremlin critic in London has renewed attention on the number of Putin’s opponents jailed or killed since he came to power. Russian authorities quickly dismissed the inquiry’s assessment — that...

    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia
    Jan23

    Belarus’s anti-Kremlin Tilt: Why Europe’s Last Dictatorship is Drifting Away from Russia

    On January 1, 2016, Ukraine acceded to the trade-related provisions of its association agreement with the European Union, ratified by President Petro Poroshenko in June 2014. Ukraine’s entry into Europe’s Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) was met with scathing opposition from the Kremlin. Vladimir Putin signed a decree...