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    One year after the Russian takeover, refugees from Crimea share their stories
    Mar19

    One year after the Russian takeover, refugees from Crimea share their stories

    It’s been a year since Russia took over the Crimean region of Ukraine, sending thousands of people fleeing their homes. Among them are many Crimean Tatars, who have found surprisingly vibrant new lives in the city of Lviv, Ukraine. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Theft of Ukraine’s ‘Golden Loaf’ Reflects Country’s Empty Revolution
    Mar18

    Theft of Ukraine’s ‘Golden Loaf’ Reflects Country’s Empty Revolution

    When revolutionaries stormed the mansion of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych one year ago, a few of them ran up the winding staircase to the master bathroom, expecting to find the golden toilet that was rumored to be in the house. Instead, as they rifled through the gaudy rooms that day, they found something better, or at least more...

    Europe’s Persistent Gap
    Mar18

    Europe’s Persistent Gap

    It was a shock for many East Germans when they visited West Germany for the first time – not just in 1989 but way back in 1959. Thirty years before the fall of the Berlin Wall, West Germany had already recovered from the devastation of World War II. Between 1950 and 1960, the average GDP growth for West Germany was 8.2 percent, and it was...

    Putin’s Pipeline Predicament
    Mar18

    Putin’s Pipeline Predicament

    By Michael Haltzel, co-authored by Antto Vihma, Senior Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs, and Michael Mehling, Executive Director of the Center for Energy and Environment Policy Research at MIT. As Russia and Ukraine approach yet another confrontation over natural gas, the recent demise of Putin’s flagship...

    The conflict in Ukraine has led to a Golden Age for Jews — though some are still leaving
    Mar18

    The conflict in Ukraine has led to a Golden Age for Jews — though some are still leaving

    It’s a disturbing time for Jews in Europe right now. But the conflict in Ukraine seems to be making that country a little more welcoming to its Jewish citizens, even as they continue leaving the country in large numbers. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Russian Duma Dissident Believes West Must Save Ukraine to Defeat Putin
    Mar18

    Russian Duma Dissident Believes West Must Save Ukraine to Defeat Putin

    One year ago, on Mar.18 2014, President Vladimir Putin announced that he would annex Crimea. Two days later, the issue was brought before the Duma. The vote was overwhelmingly in support of Putin’s plan, a resounding 445 to 1. The lone vote against belonged to Ilya Ponomarev. With the conflict in Ukraine showing little sign of coming to a...

    Sweden Says 1/3 of Russia Diplomats Are Actually Spies
    Mar18

    Sweden Says 1/3 of Russia Diplomats Are Actually Spies

    SOLNA, Sweden—The Swedish security service SAPO accused Russia on Wednesday of using as many as one-third of its diplomatic staff in the Scandinavian country for clandestine intelligence gathering. Offering an unusual glimpse into the hush-hush world of counter-espionage, SAPO chief analyst Wilhelm Unge described the Russian spies as “highly...

    Don’t Let the Crisis in Ukraine Damage Decades of Progress on Nuclear Cooperation
    Mar18

    Don’t Let the Crisis in Ukraine Damage Decades of Progress on Nuclear Cooperation

    By General Norton A. Schwartz and Stanley A. WeissWASHINGTON AND GSTAAD–This December, the world will witness the 70th anniversary of a publication best known for tracking the end of the world. Founded in 1945 by veterans of the Manhattan Project, which developed the atomic bomb, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was launched in the...

    Putin Storms Back to Public View Marking Crimea Takeover
    Mar18

    Putin Storms Back to Public View Marking Crimea Takeover

    Vladimir Putin returned in force to the public stage this evening, appearing at a large concert outside the Kremlin to celebrate the annexation of Crimea a year ago. …read more Source: ABC...

    Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund
    Mar18

    Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund

    Abu Dhabi (AFP) – Billionaire philanthropists Michael Bloomberg and Bill Gates launched a joint fund in Abu Dhabi Wednesday to help developing countries pass tobacco-control laws in their legal battle with industry giants.The Anti-Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund, backed by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,...