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    WWII Anniversary Brings Old Friends and New Worries
    May05

    WWII Anniversary Brings Old Friends and New Worries

    The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II has special significance, with Russia becoming more assertive in Ukraine and sending its military planes to the edges of western countries’ airspace. Changes in the geostrategic balance and the transatlantic relationship are felt across the continent, not least in German towns that have hosted...

    The Scariest Man in Ukraine
    May05

    The Scariest Man in Ukraine

    In the muddle of insurgency, assassinations, false flags, and military confusion, the right-wing Pravy Sektor’s Dmitry Yarosh is a key player. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Rich Germany Has a Poverty Problem
    May05

    Rich Germany Has a Poverty Problem

    BERLIN — The signs of Germany’s economic might are hard to miss. There are the swanky new high-rise hotels cropping up on Berlin’s main shopping mile and luxury condominium complexes spreading across the government quarter. In the southwest, Germany’s engineering heartland, auto parts factories are humming and newfound...

    NATO To Briefly Move Command HQ To Romania From Naples
    May05

    NATO To Briefly Move Command HQ To Romania From Naples

    A top NATO commander says the alliance will briefly move a joint force command headquarter to Romania. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia: EU ‘Silent’ About Ukraine Violations Of Minsk Accord
    May05

    Russia: EU ‘Silent’ About Ukraine Violations Of Minsk Accord

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the European Union remains “silent” about potential cease-fire violations by government forces in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    All’s Fair in Bromance and War
    May05

    All’s Fair in Bromance and War

    Shocker alert: North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un doesn’t keep his word. After accepting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invitation to visit Moscow for the Victory Day parade on May 9, Kim abruptly cancelled his trip, supposedly because of “internal Korean affairs.” It was embarrassing enough that Putin felt the need to invite...

    The Problem With Kissinger’s World Order
    May05

    The Problem With Kissinger’s World Order

    I spent the last week immersed in geopolitical conflict, but not in eastern Ukraine or the South China Sea. No, I was at NYU Abu Dhabi, one of the least conflictual places on Earth, at a Brookings Institution conference titled “International Peace and Cooperation in an Age of Global Competition.” The 40 senior policymakers and thinkers from the...

    U.S. Training for Syrian Rebels to Begin
    May05

    U.S. Training for Syrian Rebels to Begin

    Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that the U.S. training mission for Syrian rebels will begin this week in Turkey, training 300 rebels at a time and as many as 2,000 by the end of the year. The program is planned to expand to training sites in other participating countries soon, but there is disagreement within the international...

    Top NATO commander: alliance to move command HQ temporarily to Romania for military exercise
    May05

    Top NATO commander: alliance to move command HQ temporarily to Romania for military exercise

    A top NATO commander says the alliance will briefly move its allied joint force command from Italy to Romania as NATO continues to react to Russia’s moves in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    The 10 most important things in the world right now
    May05

    The 10 most important things in the world right now

    Hello! Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. Texas police are investigating whether two gunmen killed outside of a drawing contest for depictions of the prophet Muhammad had ties to terrorist groups. 2. New peace talks on Syria, which will include delegates from the Syrian government, Turkey, Iran, and some rebel groups, are set to...