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    Can This Man Save Ukraine’s Economy?
    Jan06

    Can This Man Save Ukraine’s Economy?

    Ukraine’s new, Lithuanian-born economy minister has a big job to do, but can he move fast enough to get it right? …read more Source:...

    FP’s Situation Report: Peacekeepers might prevent history’s repeat in Iraq; All is not lost after U.S. troops leave Afghanistan; European unity on Russia begins to crack; and much more.
    Jan06

    FP’s Situation Report: Peacekeepers might prevent history’s repeat in Iraq; All is not lost after U.S. troops leave Afghanistan; European unity on Russia begins to crack; and much more.

    By David Francis with Sabine Muscat Peacekeepers might prevent the rise of another Islamic State. President Barack Obama’s strategy against the Islamic State involves U.S.-led airstrikes and training Iraqi forces to retake captured territory. But the current crisis in Iraq and Syria proves missions to defeat extremism are neither short nor...

    Could Libyan Militants Spark an Oil Price Rebound?
    Jan06

    Could Libyan Militants Spark an Oil Price Rebound?

    Violence in a major oil producing country may finally halt the oil price slide. Analysts have speculated whether the slump in oil prices would be reversed by an uptick in demand, a buying spree by investors in cheap commodities, or high-cost producers being forced out of the market. But it may be a sudden burst of violence in Libya that provides...

    HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine on Civilian Casualties
    Jan06

    HRW Calls on Germany to Pressure Ukraine on Civilian Casualties

    A U.S.-based human rights group is calling on Germany to press Ukraine’s prime minister to ensure Ukrainian forces take all precautions to minimize harm to civilians in their fight against pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine. Human Rights Watch released a statement Tuesday saying German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as head of...

    The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine
    Jan06

    The Russian Who Claims Credit For Fanning The Flames In Ukraine

    Igor Girkin claims to have touched off the conflagration and he says he’s proud of what he did. The former member of the Russian security service has a knack for turning up in tumultuous places.» E-Mail This …read more Source:...

    Putin Makes His First Move in Race to Control the Arctic
    Jan06

    Putin Makes His First Move in Race to Control the Arctic

    In november, the Russian K-550 nuclear ballistic submarine Alexander Nevsky, submerged in the Barents sea between Russia and the north pole, successfully launched a missile that travelled its prescribed course to Kamchatka in Russia’s far east. The Alexander Nevsky thus joins two other Russian nuclear submarines, which have, in the course...

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now
    Jan06

    The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. Divers have recovered five major parts of wreckage from AirAsia Flight 8501, but have yet to find the crucial “black box.” 2. French president Francois Hollande said in an interview Monday that Western nations should ease existing sanctions on Russia. 3. Thousands of...

    12 Ukraine soldiers killed in road crash in east: national guard
    Jan06

    12 Ukraine soldiers killed in road crash in east: national guard

    Kiev (AFP) – Twelve Ukrainian soldiers were killed and 18 injured when a bus collided with military vehicles in bad weather in the war-torn east, the national guard said Tuesday.The collision Monday night was due to bad weather, it said in a statement.Join the conversation about this story » …read more Source: Business...

    Rising Warlords Threaten Ukraine’s Rebuilding
    Jan06

    Rising Warlords Threaten Ukraine’s Rebuilding

    Kyiv is abuzz with creative reforms in governance, major anti-corruption initiatives and budgetary clawbacks against rent-seeking oligarchs. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    OSCE To Double Size Of Ukraine Monitoring Mission
    Jan06

    OSCE To Double Size Of Ukraine Monitoring Mission

    OSCE spokesman Michael Bociourkiw made the announcement on January 4 in an interview with the German dpa news agency. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...