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    Lie Detector Tests for Politicians, At Least In Ukraine
    Nov19

    Lie Detector Tests for Politicians, At Least In Ukraine

    Stepan Poltorak, the defense minister of Ukraine, took a polygraph test along with nine other officials today. The test was conducted before a meeting between the president, Poltorak and a group of leaders from volunteer organizations who help maintain the Ukrainian military. The volunteer leaders are in charge of helping maintain the clothing,...

    German foreign minister tries to save peace plan
    Nov19

    German foreign minister tries to save peace plan

    Germany’s foreign minister shuttled between Kiev and Moscow on Tuesday in an effort to avert all-out war between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists. NATO’s new chief, meanwhile, warned of a “serious military buildup” by Russia along Ukraine’s eastern border that is escalating tensions and the risk of...

    Is Hungary The Next Ukraine? Protests Show Country Ripe For Conflict Between Russia And Europe
    Nov19

    Is Hungary The Next Ukraine? Protests Show Country Ripe For Conflict Between Russia And Europe

    A protest movement in Hungary over corruption and an increasingly pro-Russian leadership broke out this week, raising questions about whether the former communist nation is on the verge of becoming the next Ukraine. Hungary is more stable than Ukraine, which has been besieged by sectarian conflict for months, and seems less likely to fall into...

    Russians scorn Harper’s ‘shirt-fronting’ of Putin: Nahlah Ayed
    Nov19

    Russians scorn Harper’s ‘shirt-fronting’ of Putin: Nahlah Ayed

    Russians are bewildered by what they see as Canada’s “militancy” over Ukraine, Nahlah Ayed writes. “Why is Canada so strongly against Russia?” Pravda keeps asking. …read more Source:...

    Meet the Musicians Writing the Soundtrack to Ukraine’s War
    Nov19

    Meet the Musicians Writing the Soundtrack to Ukraine’s War

    As Ukraine’s pro-democracy movement gave way to conflict in the nation’s east, musicians created works voicing the tumult being felt, a film shows. …read more Source:...

    Can Minsk Cease-fire Agreement Hold?
    Nov19

    Can Minsk Cease-fire Agreement Hold?

    Growing tensions between government troops and separatists in eastern Ukraine further threaten a cease-fire agreement reached two months ago in the Belarusian capital of Minsk. Critics of U.S. policy in Ukraine say it is time the Obama administration gives up on that much-violated cease-fire and moves toward a new deal with Russia. VOA’s...

    FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: Financial Services Firms Are Being Hacked By Their Competitors
    Nov19

    FINANCIAL ADVISOR INSIGHTS: Financial Services Firms Are Being Hacked By Their Competitors

    FA Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that delivers the top news and commentary for financial advisers. Cyberattacks On The Finance Industry Have Doubled This Year (Financial Adviser Magazine) “Cyber assaults against the financial services companies nearly doubled this year, according to a report issued Monday by...

    FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?
    Nov19

    FATCA: Are Transnational Criminal Networks Influencing US Policy?

    The New York Times’ report on prominent American think tanks receiving some$92 million from a minimum of 63 governments since 2011, prompted Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) to ask Attorney General Eric Holder, a long overdue question: “Should think tanks be allowed to take undisclosed donations from foreign governments?” According to...

    Despite facing multiple threats, Europe still isn’t spending on defense
    Nov18

    Despite facing multiple threats, Europe still isn’t spending on defense

    A column of Russian tanks and artillery weapons rolled toward Donetsk in Ukraine recently, the latest move in a proxy war that’s seen Crimea and much of the country’s Donbas…Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    The Life and Times of Prague’s John Lennon Wall
    Nov18

    The Life and Times of Prague’s John Lennon Wall

    Earlier this week, Praguers awoke to find that the John Lennon Wall, one of the city’s better known symbols of artistic resistance against the former Communist regime, had been “reimagined.” Or, as the Prague Post put it, the wall had been “vandalized.” APRiffing on the John Lennon and Yoko One peace message,...