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    Observers blast restrictions on citizens in eastern Ukraine
    May14

    Observers blast restrictions on citizens in eastern Ukraine

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Observers from a European security organization have criticized the Ukrainian government for restricting freedom of movement of residents in the war-torn east by introducing permits for crossing the front line. …read more Source: CNS...

    Lviv Journal: In Ukraine, Bones of War Dead Re-emerge to Stir Political Passions
    May14

    Lviv Journal: In Ukraine, Bones of War Dead Re-emerge to Stir Political Passions

    The regular discovery of World War II remains in mass graves in western Ukraine reignites resentments over which invading army or partisan group was to blame. …read more Source: The New York...

    Marco Rubio Lays Out Hawkish Foreign Policy Doctrine Invoking Kennedy
    May14

    Marco Rubio Lays Out Hawkish Foreign Policy Doctrine Invoking Kennedy

    NEW YORK — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) set forth a foreign policy vision Wednesday that invoked President John F. Kennedy in an assertive call to project American power abroad. In comments delivered at the Council on Foreign Relations, the conservative senator vying for the GOP presidential nomination said the world would be safer if the...

    The 10 smartest countries based on math and science
    May14

    The 10 smartest countries based on math and science

    Singapore is the smartest country in the world, followed by Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Finland, Estonia, Switzerland, Netherlands and Canada rounding out the top 10. The BBC says this is the conclusion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an economic think tank that outlined its findings in a new report...

    NATO-Russia Cold War? Military, Political Tension Downplayed By Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg
    May13

    NATO-Russia Cold War? Military, Political Tension Downplayed By Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

    The current tensions between NATO’s member nations and Russia should not be considered a new Cold War, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg cautioned Wednesday. Both the Western alliance and Russia have conducted extensive military drills in recent months while at odds over Russia’s March 2014 annexation of Crimea and its purported...

    Ukraine Faces Its Western Creditors
    May13

    Ukraine Faces Its Western Creditors

    Debt talks appear to have stalled in Ukraine weeks ahead of a June deadline. The Ukrainian government released a strongly-worded statement lambasting its creditors for their opacity and intransigence. At stake is whether the creditors will be forced to take a haircut on their holdings. The Financial Times has more: Negotiations between...

    Syrian Lies, and an Iranian Surmise
    May13

    Syrian Lies, and an Iranian Surmise

    In light of the latest dispatches from Syria, we ran a short post on Monday recalling my argument, from back in the early autumn of 2013, that the Syrian government had never given an honest declaration of its chemical weapons stock to the OPCW. The excerpt the guys in the machine room pulled out was not bad—it made the main points: The Syrians...

    Simmer Down on Islam Neo-Cons: Don’t Lead Us Into Another War
    May13

    Simmer Down on Islam Neo-Cons: Don’t Lead Us Into Another War

    From Maher to Geller and Frum, pundits want to fight back hard against Islam. This kind of talk always ends badly. Jeffrey Tayler, a contributing editor to the Atlantic, has joined the Atlantic’s David Frum and Jeffrey Goldberg to warn Western liberals against quieting, solely at their own discretion, the kind of “free speech” that shocks...

    Saudis to design, manufacture new model of the Antonov-32 transport
    May13

    Saudis to design, manufacture new model of the Antonov-32 transport

    Richard TomkinsKIEV, Ukraine, May 13 (UPI) — A Saudi Arabian company is to locally modernize and manufacture an Antonov light cargo aircraft for Saudi and international military and civilian markets. …read more Source: United Press...

    Finland, Once a Eurozone Point of Pride, Is Now Faltering
    May13

    Finland, Once a Eurozone Point of Pride, Is Now Faltering

    Hurt by the sanctions on Russia and the fall of Nokia, the Finnish economy has contracted for two consecutive quarters. …read more Source: The New York...