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    Unrest, fatalities highlight shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine
    Sep29

    Unrest, fatalities highlight shaky cease-fire in eastern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s three-week-old cease-fire suffered its most flagrant violations over the past 24 hours when outbreaks of fighting and artillery exchanges killed at least 12 people, Ukrainian and pro-Russia separatist sources reported on Monday. …read more Source: Los Angeles...

    Merkel: EU-Russia Energy Partnership Might Need Rethinking
    Sep29

    Merkel: EU-Russia Energy Partnership Might Need Rethinking

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday there were good reasons to continue the European Union’s energy partnership with Russia for the time being but that might change if Moscow continues to violate basic principles. Merkel, speaking at a news conference in Berlin with Finland’s Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, said that in the...

    14 Billionaires Who Started With Nothing — Including Jack Ma And Larry Ellison
    Sep29

    14 Billionaires Who Started With Nothing — Including Jack Ma And Larry Ellison

    Forbes released its annual Forbes 400 list on Monday, revealing the 400 wealthiest people in the US. It’s not just a list of privilege; it’s a story of opportunity. Many of these mega successes started with limited means. Just ask Jan Koum, the WhatsApp founder who once lived on food stamps. After selling his company to Facebook in...

    Mandatory Palestine: What It Was and Why It Matters
    Sep29

    Mandatory Palestine: What It Was and Why It Matters

    TIMEThe map above is from a 1929 TIME article titled “Islam vs. Israel”—even though, as the map makes clear, in 1929 there was no country called Israel. (On a desktop, roll over to zoom; on a mobile device, click.) MoreOff the Battlefield, Hackers Are Waging Cyberwar Against Israel and PalestineMaggie Gyllenhaal on Israel and Palestine — and How...

    THE EUROPEAN CHESSBOARD: Here’s A Map Of The Russia-NATO Confrontation
    Sep29

    THE EUROPEAN CHESSBOARD: Here’s A Map Of The Russia-NATO Confrontation

    The war in eastern Ukraine is in a state of ceasefire, but if the past seven months are any indication, this halt in hostilities won’t spell the end of the most severe geopolitical crisis between Russia and the west since the end of the Cold War. In the economic and diplomatic realm, Russia is attempting to choke off Ukraine’s supply...

    Leonid Bershidsky: Ukraine is toppling Lenins 20 years too late
    Sep29

    Leonid Bershidsky: Ukraine is toppling Lenins 20 years too late

    The Lenin statue in Kharkiv was the biggest in Ukraine. Perhaps that’s why it lasted longer than most, escaping what has been called the Leninfall — the mass teardown of monuments to the Soviet Union’s founder that Ukraine’s Euromaidan revolution set off this year. It is now toppled, too, but it’s hard to see what that...

    Kelly McParland: Obama’s about-face blows a hole in soft power’s fantasy world
    Sep29

    Kelly McParland: Obama’s about-face blows a hole in soft power’s fantasy world

    President Barack Obama sudden about-face at last week’s high-profile UN gathering has only exacerbated the difficulty “progressives” have in sorting out how to bring order to the world. Mr. Obama came to office preaching one approach — dialogue, diplomacy, co-operation, brotherhood — and it didn’t work. Now he’s trying bombs....

    9 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donetsk
    Sep29

    9 Ukrainian soldiers killed in Donetsk

    Nine Ukrainian soldiers are killed by tank fire at the airport in the flashpoint city of Donetsk, the country’s state news agency reports …read more Source:...

    12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week
    Sep29

    12 killed in worst east Ukraine shelling in a week

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at least 12 people and wounded 32, officials said Monday. [...] the city council of Donetsk said in a statement published online that at least three civilians were killed and...

    Ukraine’s pro-Europe movement gets Lech Walesa’s human rights award
    Sep29

    Ukraine’s pro-Europe movement gets Lech Walesa’s human rights award

    Ukraine’s pro-Europe movement Euromaidan, which staged the protests in Kiev that led to the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych, has been awarded with the 2014 Lech Walesa award. …read more Source: FOX...