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    Rights Group: Worldwide Democratic Freedoms at Historic Low
    Jan28

    Rights Group: Worldwide Democratic Freedoms at Historic Low

    The international rights group Freedom House said Wednesday that the prospect of an international system built on democratic ideals is under greater threat now than at any point in the past quarter-century. Freedom House said in its annual roundup Wednesday that the state of democracy in 2014 was “exceptionally grim.” Syria ranked the...

    Poroshenko Urges Putin To Release Savchenko
    Jan28

    Poroshenko Urges Putin To Release Savchenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to release the jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian spies center stage in ‘The Americans’
    Jan28

    Russian spies center stage in ‘The Americans’

    New York (AFP) – The Cold War is officially over, so the concept of husband-and-wife KGB operatives killing, lying and spying in Washington — under the nose of their FBI agent neighbor — may seem a bit far-fetched.But the arrest this week of a suspected Russian agent posing as a New York banker lends new relevance to “The...

    Obama, Merkel Discuss Rising Ukraine Violence
    Jan28

    Obama, Merkel Discuss Rising Ukraine Violence

    U.S. President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about the “significant increase in violence” in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Mariupol, Ukraine residents defiant as Russia threat looms over crucial export hub
    Jan28

    Mariupol, Ukraine residents defiant as Russia threat looms over crucial export hub

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine — In this city under siege, where many argue the fate of Ukraine rests, citizens are defiant. “Vladimir Putin, if you can hear me, you’re a dead man,” said Mariupol resident Vladimir Ivanovich, calling out Russia’s president, who is accused of sending thousands of troops into Ukraine to …...

    Australian leader vows to consult more widely on knighthoods
    Jan28

    Australian leader vows to consult more widely on knighthoods

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday promised to consult more widely before bestowing knighthoods in the future as he weathered an avalanche of criticisms over his decision to make the husband of Queen Elizabeth II an Australian knight. Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s announcement that the Duke of Edinburgh...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: E.U. Sends Aid to East
    Jan28

    World Briefing: Ukraine: E.U. Sends Aid to East

    The European Union delivered three planeloads of aid to eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, including blankets, tents, heaters and warm clothing. …read more Source: The New York...

    Heavy Fighting Drains Ukraine Government’s Options and Finances
    Jan28

    Heavy Fighting Drains Ukraine Government’s Options and Finances

    Ukrainian troops beat off fresh attacks by pro-Russia militants on a crucial rail hub Tuesday, part of recent heavy fighting that is sapping the Ukrainian administration of options and finances as it works to fend off a wider Russian-supported onslaught. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Lindsey Graham: Wrong on Everything
    Jan28

    Lindsey Graham: Wrong on Everything

    A week ago Sunday, Lindsey Graham found himself in a familiar place: on NBC’s “Meet The Press” trying to scare the hell out of Americans. Graham, a senator from South Carolina since 2003, is one of the Republican Party’s leading spokespeople on national security and international relations issues. This particular appearance, however,...

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine
    Jan28

    Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have spoken about their concern over the “significant increase in violence” in eastern Ukraine. The leaders spoke by phone Tuesday as Obama traveled back to the U.S. from a trip to India and Saudi Arabia. Air Force One stopped briefly...