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    Russia’s happiness more than doubled in 2014 despite the country’s war and economic crisis
    Feb06

    Russia’s happiness more than doubled in 2014 despite the country’s war and economic crisis

    An amazing poll by Gallup and Romir, a Russian research company, suggests that Russians were more than twice as happy at the end of 2014 than they were in 2013, and at their happiest in at least three years. The WIN/Gallup poll is conducted in 65 countries worldwide. In Russia at the end of 2014, 59% of respondents said they felt happy, as...

    Rebels, Ukrainian forces agree on humanitarian corridor
    Feb06

    Rebels, Ukrainian forces agree on humanitarian corridor

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — The pro-Russia rebels in Ukraine say they have reached agreement with government forces on a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians from the epicenter of fighting. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    French, German leaders in Moscow for diplomatic push on Ukraine
    Feb06

    French, German leaders in Moscow for diplomatic push on Ukraine

    Last-minute trip for meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin follow Kiev talks. …read more Source: USA...

    ‘Sacred Sperm’ film explores ultra-Orthodox Jewish taboos
    Feb06

    ‘Sacred Sperm’ film explores ultra-Orthodox Jewish taboos

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Like so many parents, Ori Gruder was grappling with how to talk to his 10-year-old son about sex. Being a member of Israel’s ultra-Orthodox religious community, which tends to keep discussions of sexuality to a whisper, made the task even more difficult. So Gruder created “Sacred Sperm,” an hour-long documentary in which he...

    Merkel, Hollande in Moscow to push for Ukraine peace
    Feb06

    Merkel, Hollande in Moscow to push for Ukraine peace

    Last-minute trip for meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin follow Kiev talks. …read more Source: USA...

    What’s going on in Ukraine?
    Feb06

    What’s going on in Ukraine?

    It’s the worst fighting Europe has seen in 20 years. …read more Source:...

    10 things you need to know before European markets open
    Feb06

    10 things you need to know before European markets open

    Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande are trying to broker peace in Ukraine. The German and French heads of government have flown to Kiev and Moscow to try and broker a peace. According to the Financial Times, it may be due to Washington’s shifting strategy, and growing calls to arm the Ukrainian government. The treasurer of Brazilian...

    #USAarmUkraine
    Feb06

    #USAarmUkraine

    US President Obama has the final say with military matters, and ultimately decides if Ukraine will receive arms. The Ukraine Freedom Support Act (UFSA), passed on 12 December 2014, shows the Congress’ support for arming Ukraine and urges, authorizes, and… …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    German, French Leaders Take Ukraine Peace Plan to Putin
    Feb06

    German, French Leaders Take Ukraine Peace Plan to Putin

    The leaders of Germany and France are due in Moscow Friday to present a new peace proposal aimed at ending an upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will present their proposal to Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, a day after meeting in Kyiv...

    Defence Minister Nicholson not worried NATO’s plan might spark confrontation with Russia
    Feb06

    Defence Minister Nicholson not worried NATO’s plan might spark confrontation with Russia

    By David Pugliese Defence Watch Defence Minister Rob Nicholson doesn’t seem too concerned that NATO’s plan to set up command centres in six Eastern European countries could lead to future clashes between the alliance and the Russians. NATO will expand its rapid response force from 13,000 to 30,000 soldiers and it will establish six...