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    Lithuania Suspends Asylum Applications For Ukrainians Fleeing War
    Apr08

    Lithuania Suspends Asylum Applications For Ukrainians Fleeing War

    For the more than one million displaced people who have fled the East Ukraine war since it began over a year ago, Lithuania will no longer be a place to seek asylum after the Baltic country suspended applications. The hope for Lithuanian authorities is that Ukraine will take the initiative and find appropriate conditions for displaced civilians...

    10 Friendly Questions for Rand Paul
    Apr08

    10 Friendly Questions for Rand Paul

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has made official his desire to be Commander-in-Chief. The media has already had a field day exploring the ways his foreign policy and national security views do or do not diverge from the Republican consensus. Here at Shadow Government, we’re curious about that, too. So we polled our bench and compiled a list of...

    Russian media fabricated story about a child getting killed by Ukrainian shelling, the BBC says
    Apr08

    Russian media fabricated story about a child getting killed by Ukrainian shelling, the BBC says

    MOSCOW — The conflict on the ground in eastern Ukraine may have quieted down over the past few weeks, but the information war in the region is still raging. A BBC team reported that a recent Russian media story about the death of a child killed in shelling was, in fact, a fabrication. In a […] …read more Source: The Washington...

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Use Gas To Pressure Ukraine
    Apr08

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Use Gas To Pressure Ukraine

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with the head of gas giant Gazprom and said Russia will not use the price of gas as an instrument to pressure Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin: Greece Did Not Ask for Financial Aid
    Apr08

    Putin: Greece Did Not Ask for Financial Aid

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says the leader of Greece did not ask for financial aid during an official visit Wednesday. Putin was speaking to reporters after a bilateral meeting at the Kremlin with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. However, the Russian president said Moscow could provide credits for large joint projects with Greece in the...

    Tsipras Goes Hat in Hand to Moscow, Walks Away Disappointed
    Apr08

    Tsipras Goes Hat in Hand to Moscow, Walks Away Disappointed

    With Moscow facing increasing isolation by the European Union over its actions in Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has in recent weeks pursued a canny strategy of attempting to undermine European solidarity against Moscow by picking at the weak points in his opponents’ armor. In February, he offered Hungary a generous gas deal....

    Valentina Lisitsa, free speech, and the problem with philanthropy
    Apr08

    Valentina Lisitsa, free speech, and the problem with philanthropy

    Ukraine-born classical pianist Valentina Lisitsa performs live on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 19, 2012. (Andrew Cowie/AFP/GettyImages) Let’s talk about this piano soloist and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. I know a conductor who swore in rehearsal and, if the musicians who were present have anything to say about it, he...

    Joe Oliver: ‘Budgets do not balance themselves’
    Apr08

    Joe Oliver: ‘Budgets do not balance themselves’

    Darren Calabrese/CP For the record, prepared notes for Finance Minister Joe Oliver at the Economic Club of Canada on April 8: Good morning everyone. Let me begin by thanking Colleen Johnston for that kind introduction, and the Economic Club of Canada for hosting me today. It’s great to be back. I find myself speaking before one of the few...

    Time and Cash Running Out For Greece
    Apr08

    Time and Cash Running Out For Greece

    After Greece coughs up $504 million to make its next debt payment to the International Monetary Fund on Thursday, the country may soon face the difficult choice all bankrupt countries eventually have to make: Pay debts, or pay pensioners? Greek officials initially had threatened to delay the IMF payment, in hopes of getting the next installment...

    Czechs May Refuse to Fund President’s Visit to Moscow Parade
    Apr08

    Czechs May Refuse to Fund President’s Visit to Moscow Parade

    Czech president Miloš Zeman may have to fund his visit to Moscow next month himself if he decides to officially attend Russia’s May 9 military parade, the Czech Republic’s deputy prime minister has said. Zeman, who is the only EU leader to accept the invitation to attend the march as others have boycotted in protest of Russia’s...