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    Hungary Objects to McCain Calling Prime Minister a “Neo-Fascist Dictator”
    Dec03

    Hungary Objects to McCain Calling Prime Minister a “Neo-Fascist Dictator”

    BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s Foreign Ministry summoned the U.S. envoy on Wednesday after U.S. Senator John McCain called Prime Minister Viktor Orban a “neo-fascist dictator.” The United States has become increasingly critical of Orban’s government, accusing him of getting too close to Russia since East-West...

    Landmine Casualties Fall Significantly to 15-Year Low
    Dec03

    Landmine Casualties Fall Significantly to 15-Year Low

    Fewer people were killed or wounded by landmines over the past year than at any time since recordkeeping began in 1999, and production of the weapons has almost stopped, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines said in a new report on Wednesday. The drop in casualties caused by landmines, victim-activated explosive devices and unexploded...

    Campaigners winning war to wipe out landmines
    Dec03

    Campaigners winning war to wipe out landmines

    Washington (AFP) – Global efforts to eradicate landmines are bearing fruit, campaigners said Wednesday, noting that the number of victims injured by the deadly weapons have fallen to the lowest level in 14 years.Nobel winners, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, said in its annual report that last year just 3,308 people were...

    Western Sanctions, Ruble Crash Hit Russians Hard
    Dec03

    Western Sanctions, Ruble Crash Hit Russians Hard

    MOSCOW—Oyster Bar built a thriving business serving mollusks to well-heeled Muscovites. Then came Western sanctions, and the restaurant was forced to rechristen itself this fall. Today, it serves up burgers and pizza under a new name: No Oyster Bar. Co-owner Ilya Sokhin said a Russian ban on European oyster imports hit hard, and the average check...

    ‘Zombie’ protesters demand Ukraine to stop airing Russian TV shows
    Dec03

    ‘Zombie’ protesters demand Ukraine to stop airing Russian TV shows

    Zombie protesters did their best Walking Dead impressions in Kiev on Wednesday, while demonstrating against Russian shows being broadcast in Ukraine A group of protesters splattered with fake blood gathered outside Ukraine’s National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council, calling on Ukrainian stations to stop airing all Russian...

    The AK-47 Softens Its Image
    Dec03

    The AK-47 Softens Its Image

    One of the most recognizable instruments of war is getting a makeover. Kalashnikov Concern, the company behind the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rife, unveiled a new corporate identity at a high-profile event in Moscow yesterday. A more stylized logo for the parent company was revealed, along with a somewhat Orwellian new marketing...

    Human Rights in Ukraine Are ‘Deteriorating Rapidly’
    Dec03

    Human Rights in Ukraine Are ‘Deteriorating Rapidly’

    Human rights are deteriorating in Ukraine and Turkey, a global index revealed today. The human rights situation in both countries has drastically declined and Ukraine has seen the greatest annual increase in risk to human rights. The 10th annual Human Rights Risk Atlas (HRRA), published by risk analysis company Maplecroft, ranked 198 countries on...

    The Editorial: Oil prices are falling—but it’s hardly doomsday
    Dec03

    The Editorial: Oil prices are falling—but it’s hardly doomsday

    DARRYL DYCK/CP “Predicting oil prices is a mug’s game,” Alberta Premier Jim Prentice observed last week when discussing the impact that falling crude will have on his province’s budget. And someone’s always complaining about getting mugged. While a barrel of oil has lost a third of its value since the summer—causing discomfort...

    Ukraine nuclear plant accident poses no danger: official
    Dec03

    Ukraine nuclear plant accident poses no danger: official

    Ukraine’s energy minister said Wednesday that a technical fault at a nuclear power plant in the south of the country has cut power productio …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Short Circuit at Ukraine Nuclear Plant: Minister Says It’s No Threat
    Dec03

    Short Circuit at Ukraine Nuclear Plant: Minister Says It’s No Threat

    A Ukrainian nuclear power plant is currently undergoing repairs following a short circuit that disrupted power last Friday. The plant is in Zaporizhzhya, a city in a southeastern part of the country that is not rebel-occupied. It is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. Energy Minister Volodymyr Demchyshyn told Reuters, “There is no...