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    Many Puzzled By Obama’s Reference To Ukraine As Russian ‘Client State’
    Jan13

    Many Puzzled By Obama’s Reference To Ukraine As Russian ‘Client State’

    Ukrainians were left scratching their heads after U.S. President Barack Obama referred to their country in a major speech as a “client state” of Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Here’s why the Iranian ship seizure won’t derail the nuclear deal
    Jan13

    Here’s why the Iranian ship seizure won’t derail the nuclear deal

    Wikimedia CommonsIran remains on an aggressive footing toward the US six months after the completion of the landmark Iran nuclear deal. At the end of December, an Iranian war ship fired unguided missiles within 1,500 yards of a US aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz. Iran arrested US citizen and businessman Siamak Namazi in October and...

    Ukraine Ban On Russian Products Expands As Economic Trade War Continues
    Jan13

    Ukraine Ban On Russian Products Expands As Economic Trade War Continues

    With no reconciliation in sight, Ukraine said Wednesday it would expand the list of banned Russian products as part of a tit-for-tat trade war that has escalated since 2014, Reuters reported. A Ukrainian ban on the import of Russian food, alcohol and dairy products went into effect Sunday in response to a Russian embargo on Ukrainian goods....

    Ukraine Works Out Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia’s Sberbank
    Jan13

    Ukraine Works Out Debt Restructuring Deal With Russia’s Sberbank

    Ukraine’s Finance Ministry says a deal has been agreed with Russia’s Sberbank to work out a restructuring deal for commercial loans guaranteed by the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary of Soviet Crackdown
    Jan13

    Lithuania Marks 25th Anniversary of Soviet Crackdown

    VILNIUS, Lithuania—With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians on Wednesday marked the 25th anniversary of a deadly Soviet crackdown that failed to quash the Baltic country’s quest for independence. Hundreds of people gathered in Vilnius in freezing temperatures to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and tanks moved into a crowd...

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown
    Jan13

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown

    Hundreds of people gathered in Vilnius in freezing temperatures to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and tanks moved into a crowd of protesters outside a TV tower on Jan. 13, 1991. President Dalia Grybauskaite drew parallels between those events and Ukraine’s conflict with Moscow, saying “we feel a bond of unity with the...

    Depardieu’s Stalin film begins shooting in Portugal
    Jan13

    Depardieu’s Stalin film begins shooting in Portugal

    The film starring controversial French-born actor Gérard Depardieu as Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin has begun shooting in Portugal, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reports. Stalin’s Couch, based on the 2013 novel of the same name ( Le Divan de Staline ) by French author Jean Daniel-Baltassat, is set during the 1950s. Directed by...

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown
    Jan13

    Lithuania marks 25th anniversary of Soviet crackdown

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — With flowers and solemn speeches, Lithuanians are marking the 25th anniversary of a deadly Soviet crackdown that failed to quash the Baltic country’s quest for independence. Hundreds of people gathered Wednesday outside Parliament and near a TV tower in Vilnius to honor the 14 people killed when Soviet troops and...

    Congressman Unleashes on Obama Immediately Following State of the Union: He ‘Doesn’t Understand the World’
    Jan13

    Congressman Unleashes on Obama Immediately Following State of the Union: He ‘Doesn’t Understand the World’

    Immediately following President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) did not hold back, slamming the president for being “naive and childish” on national security and asserted that Obama did not understand the world in general. “He doesn’t understand the world. He simply doesn’t...

    International Migration Has Surged 41% Since 2000, U.N. Says
    Jan13

    International Migration Has Surged 41% Since 2000, U.N. Says

    (UNITED NATIONS) — The number of people who migrated to foreign countries surged by 41% in the last 15 years to reach 244 million in 2015, according to a United Nations study released Tuesday. Of those people, 20 million are refugees. The U.N. is planning a series of meetings in 2016 to address migration, including a March 30 gathering in Geneva...