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    Russia’s ‘Victory Day’ Glory Over Nazis Overshadowed by Ukraine
    May05

    Russia’s ‘Victory Day’ Glory Over Nazis Overshadowed by Ukraine

    Russia is preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, known since the Soviet era as “The Great Patriotic War,” with a massive parade on May 9th of military hardware and millions of medals handed out to veterans or their relatives. But critics say the Soviet-style display of power and nationalism overshadows tragic...

    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...

    5 years of bailouts: the grim legacy of Greece’s crisis
    May05

    5 years of bailouts: the grim legacy of Greece’s crisis

    […] after a myriad budget cuts, a million lost jobs, 250,000 closed businesses and nearly 240 billion euros ($267 billion) in rescue loans, the country is once again on the brink of default and relations with its creditors are worse than ever. Moody’s rating agency said Monday that Greece is, despite all its savings efforts, still the...

    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...