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    Where on Earth is the real-world Mordor?
    Aug25

    Where on Earth is the real-world Mordor?

    As Ukraine commemorated the 24th anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union on Monday, the country’s president, Petro Poroshenko, hurled a choice barb at his rivals in Moscow. He likened the idea of Novorossiya — the term invoked by Russian nationalists for breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine — to a realm in the fantasy universe...

    US To Send Lockheed Martin F-22 Fighter Jets To Europe To Counter Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis
    Aug25

    US To Send Lockheed Martin F-22 Fighter Jets To Europe To Counter Russia Amid Ukraine Crisis

    The United States is set to send Lockheed Martin Corp.’s F-22 fighter jets to Europe to help NATO allies counter Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, U.S. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said Monday. The latest deployment is reportedly in line with U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s recent call for a strong and balanced approach...

    Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions
    Aug25

    Family feud? Obama caught between Clinton, Biden ambitions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is the man in the middle, caught between the White House aspirations of two of his closest advisers: Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. Some of Obama’s top...

    Four Things to Know About Poland’s October General Election
    Aug25

    Four Things to Know About Poland’s October General Election

    For much of Poland’s recent history, it has played the role of Europe’s confused middle child, divided between West and East. But in the past decade, its economy skyrocketed, former Prime Minister Donald Tusk took over the European Council Presidency and Poland grew closer to its powerful neighbor, Germany, shifting its orientation...

    German Chancellor Stresses On ‘Four-Party Meeting’ Involving Russia To Solve Eastern Ukraine Crisis
    Aug25

    German Chancellor Stresses On ‘Four-Party Meeting’ Involving Russia To Solve Eastern Ukraine Crisis

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that it would be necessary to listen to Russia’s perspective about the situation in the Donbas region. She said so after talking to Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Berlin. Poroshenko had a meeting with Merkel and French President Francois Hollande about “many issues.” She said that it was...

    Ukraine’s Independence Day Celebrations ‘Ironic’: Russian Lawmaker
    Aug25

    Ukraine’s Independence Day Celebrations ‘Ironic’: Russian Lawmaker

    A Russian lawmaker called Ukraine’s Independence Day celebrations “ironic.” He wondered how the country could celebrate its independence when it was heavily depended on Western loans. Alexey Pushkov, the head of Russia’s State Duma International Affairs Committee, said that it was ironic that a country heavily depending on the outside...

    Ukraine’s Happiest Sad City
    Aug25

    Ukraine’s Happiest Sad City

    In an exclusive interview, the mayor of Western Ukraine’s most important metropolis explains how and why he’s brought democracy to Lviv. …read more Source: The Daily...

    U.S. To Deploy F-22 Fighter Jets To Reassure East European Allies
    Aug25

    U.S. To Deploy F-22 Fighter Jets To Reassure East European Allies

    The United States will deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe soon to support eastern European members of the NATO alliance unnerved by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, Air Force Secretary Deborah James said August 24. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    China-spurred market turbulence to hit global growth: analysts
    Aug25

    China-spurred market turbulence to hit global growth: analysts

    Washington (AFP) – Another bout of unnerving global panic-selling erupted Monday, with some markets recording their largest one-week losses since 2008, raising fresh worries over the strength of the global economy and yet another financial crisis.While analysts said a repeat of the 1997 or 2008 crashes was not in the cards — mainly...

    ICYMI: Another day, another Duffy trial denial
    Aug25

    ICYMI: Another day, another Duffy trial denial

    Latest from the Duffy trial: Another day, another denial. Stephen Harper’s former issues management director Chris Woodcock got the email about Nigel Wright’s plans to pay Duffy’s expenses tab but didn’t read it. This, of course, is strikingly similar to the dilemma Harper’s current chief of staff has encountered. He...