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    Why 2014 Wasn’t So Terrible
    Jan08

    Why 2014 Wasn’t So Terrible

    In bidding farewell to 2014, most of us gave the year a swift kick in the rear end as it exited the calendar. On foreign policy in particular, few people had nice things to say about the recently departed. After all, it was a banner year for all manner of evils. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa dominated the headlines, and the trumped-up fear of...

    Russia’s Migrant Workforce Is Dwindling
    Jan08

    Russia’s Migrant Workforce Is Dwindling

    Russia’s attractiveness to migrant workers is dwindling. The flow of migrants into Russia has fallen by 70% over the first week of January when compared to the same period last year, reports The Moscow Times. This isn’t completely unexpected because migrant workers are facing two major problems: the ruble’s plunge and increased...

    Facing Shrinking Budgets, Pentagon Moves to Cut European Bases
    Jan08

    Facing Shrinking Budgets, Pentagon Moves to Cut European Bases

    Facing tight budgets and a shrinking military, the Pentagon said on Thursday it was ending operations at an air base in Britain and handing it and 14 other sites in Europe back to their home governments in a move projected to save $500 million annually. The Pentagon said it would divest RAF Mildenhall northeast of London, home to tanker,...

    Latvian minister: Russia open to resolving Ukraine issue
    Jan08

    Latvian minister: Russia open to resolving Ukraine issue

    Ed AdamczykRIGA , Latvia, Jan. 8 (UPI) — Russia appears to be more open to a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict, Latvia’s foreign minister said Wednesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    EU Offers Ukraine $2.12 Billion More In Loans If Reforms Made
    Jan08

    EU Offers Ukraine $2.12 Billion More In Loans If Reforms Made

    The European Commission has offered to lend Ukraine a further 1.8 billion euros ($2.12 billion) in medium-term loans to help the country’s beleaguered economy. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    News Analysis: Bombing Campaign Opens New Front In Battle For Ukraine
    Jan08

    News Analysis: Bombing Campaign Opens New Front In Battle For Ukraine

    A low-level, but frightening bombing campaign is being waged across Ukraine, with the cities of Odesa and Kharkiv particularly in the crosshairs. Dozens of explosions are testing the abilities and will of the state and the resilience of the Ukrainian people. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Yatsenyuk Says Russia Must Remove ‘Bandits’ From Ukraine
    Jan08

    Yatsenyuk Says Russia Must Remove ‘Bandits’ From Ukraine

    Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says Russia is still sending military forces into Ukraine despite a September 5 deal on a cease-fire and steps toward peace. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. To Hand 15 Bases Back To Host Countries In Western Europe
    Jan08

    U.S. To Hand 15 Bases Back To Host Countries In Western Europe

    The Pentagon announced on January 8 that it is returning 15 bases that it now operates in Western Europe back to their host nations. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Proposes Ukraine Fund Boost
    Jan08

    EU Proposes Ukraine Fund Boost

    The European Commission proposed an extra $2.13 billion in financial support for Ukraine, whose economy is in crisis amid the standoff with Russia. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    Why Canadian babies have it so good
    Jan08

    Why Canadian babies have it so good

    Jonathon Gatehouse profiled Richelle Sandra Marie Bonnie Shiner, Canada’s first baby of 2015. He writes about all the advantages of being born in her new country. “It can be difficult to get beyond our ingrained pessimism and collective obsession with crises and disasters, but, as the new year gets under way, it seems appropriate to take...