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    Weekend Roundup: Laughing at God
    Jan17

    Weekend Roundup: Laughing at God

    The first principle of an open society is not to let the intolerant define “the territory of insult” — those areas off limits to criticism or ridicule. But how does one define “territory” when media now crosses the boundaries of nations, cultures and civilizations? In the end, free societies must defend the right of...

    Fierce fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine after failure of diplomacy
    Jan17

    Fierce fighting resumes in eastern Ukraine after failure of diplomacy

    Ukrainian military brass and pro-Russia separatists have abandoned all pretense of adhering to a cease-fire, sending massive reinforcements Friday to their eastern Ukraine battlegrounds and engaging in a fierce battle for control of the devastated airport in Donetsk. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Another Bomb Explodes In Odesa
    Jan17

    Another Bomb Explodes In Odesa

    Another bomb has exploded in the Ukrainian Black Sea port city of Odesa causing damage to a nearby building but reportedly not resulting in any casualties …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 17
    Jan17

    News of the Day From Across the Globe, Jan. 17

    Saudi authorities on Friday postponed the second round of public flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam after a doctor concluded that his wounds from the first 50 lashes had not yet healed, a leading human rights group said. Badawi was sentenced in May to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for criticizing Saudi Arabia’s...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Fall Apart Amid New Fighting
    Jan17

    Ukraine Peace Talks Fall Apart Amid New Fighting

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine peace talks failed Friday as hostilities intensified between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in the east. The escalation in fighting has centered on the airport of the rebel stronghold, Donetsk, where rebel militia have renewed efforts to dislodge government troops. Separatists say they have almost...

    Ukraine: Nationalist Flags, Insignia and Curious Symbolism
    Jan17

    Ukraine: Nationalist Flags, Insignia and Curious Symbolism

    A year ago, during protests against the unpopular government of Viktor Yanukovych, Kiev’s Maidan square was full of activist encampments and a plethora of diverse political flags. On the Maidan, nationalism was often associated with pro-European Union sentiment, and indeed EU blue and yellow flags could be seen fluttering alongside the...

    Lithuania to Citizens: In Case of Russian Invasion, ‘Do Your Job Worse Than Usual’
    Jan17

    Lithuania to Citizens: In Case of Russian Invasion, ‘Do Your Job Worse Than Usual’

    Amid intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and separatist rebels, the international airport in Donetsk has become a kind of post-apocalyptic microcosm of the shadow war playing out in eastern Ukraine. And on Friday, rebels claimed that they had finally seized control of the once-gleaming airport and defeated a band of Ukrainian troops who...

    Obama and Cameron pledge to jointly tackle domestic threats
    Jan16

    Obama and Cameron pledge to jointly tackle domestic threats

    In a show of trans-Atlantic unity, President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pledged a joint effort on Friday to fight domestic terrorism following deadly attacks in France. …read more Source:...

    Sofia’s Choice
    Jan16

    Sofia’s Choice

    Bulgaria is becoming the latest wishbone in the struggle between Moscow’s efforts to assert its energy dominance over Europe and the West’s efforts to cage that gassy bear. The latest chapter came Thursday, Jan. 15, when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, to visit the newly elected,...

    Drone video shows scale of destruction at Donetsk airport
    Jan16

    Drone video shows scale of destruction at Donetsk airport

    The $400 million Donetsk Airport now lies in ruins after months of battles between Ukrainian forces and separatists vying for its control, a video flyby confirms On Friday, separatist in Donetsk claimed they had taken control of the entire airport that has become a symbol for the struggle for control in the country’s east Ukrainian...