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    Greece Is Quickly Turning Into Europe’s Worst Nightmare
    Jan29

    Greece Is Quickly Turning Into Europe’s Worst Nightmare

    Greece is quickly turning into a nightmare for Europe. Syriza, the radical left-wing political party which won the Greek parliamentary elections over the weekend, surprised the EU by challenging economic reforms as well as the sanctions imposed on Russia. Berlin and its European partners insist on reforms as a condition for receiving more aid...

    The Global Order Can Only Be Saved If New Powers Are Let In
    Jan29

    The Global Order Can Only Be Saved If New Powers Are Let In

    GENEVA — As 2015 begins, the values enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are under threat. Around the world, personal liberty, human rights, and democracy are at risk — even in countries that have embraced democratic ideals. The international community is deeply divided, blocking...

    HRW: Security Measures Erode Human Rights Worldwide
    Jan29

    HRW: Security Measures Erode Human Rights Worldwide

    The international organization Human Rights Watch says world governments make a serious mistake when they sacrifice human rights in the name of tightening security measures. In its annual review of global human rights released Thursday, the group said Nigeria, Iraq, Syria, Israel and the United States are among the nations using security concerns...

    Georgian FM Says South Ossetia Could Be Annexed Like Crimea
    Jan29

    Georgian FM Says South Ossetia Could Be Annexed Like Crimea

    Georgian Foreign Minister Tamar Beruchashvili has warned that Russia could annex the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia as it did Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine
    Jan29

    Rebels Press Assault in Eastern Ukraine

    Fighting continued Thursday in the northern sector of the former cease-fire line in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed rebels pressed their offensive aimed at moving the line farther west. The battle has left Popasna, and many other towns in the Luhansk region, on edge. The mayor says about a quarter of the population of 22,000 has fled, including...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over fighting in Ukraine
    Jan29

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over fighting in Ukraine

    Gorbachev says West has ‘dragged’ Russia into new Cold War that could heat up …read more Source: The Globe and...

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom
    Jan29

    EU expands Russia sanctions as new Ukraine talks loom

    Brussels (AFP) – The EU agreed Thursday to expand its sanctions against Russia as Ukraine’s warring parties announced fresh truce talks to end a surge in fighting between Kiev and Kremlin-backed rebels.Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned meanwhile that the threat of further sanctions risked turning the new Cold War...

    Russian woman arrested on treason charges after giving Ukraine information about troops’ moves
    Jan29

    Russian woman arrested on treason charges after giving Ukraine information about troops’ moves

    A Russian court has arrested a mother of seven on treason charges for providing Ukraine with information on Russian troop movements. …read more Source: FOX...

    Hungary’s Experience Suggests Greece Will Follow E.U. on Russia – For a Price
    Jan29

    Hungary’s Experience Suggests Greece Will Follow E.U. on Russia – For a Price

    If there is one government in the European Union where the new leftist leader of Greece might look for a sympathetic ear, it is probably among his counterparts in Hungary. Both of them have a clear interest in breaking ranks with the E.U. over Russia — as Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras did on his first day in office this week, to the outrage...

    EU Agrees To Extend Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine
    Jan29

    EU Agrees To Extend Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

    The European Union has decided to extend until September an initial group of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials due to the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and has plans for further action. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...