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    Putin’s Russia, Tolkien’s Mordor — Spot the difference
    Dec12

    Putin’s Russia, Tolkien’s Mordor — Spot the difference

    I was rendered temporarily speechless by the news that a design company was planning to light up an enormous Eye of Sauron over a Moscow skyscraper this week. Though the project was ostensibly meant to mark the premiere of the third part of director Peter Jackson’s ambitious Hobbit trilogy, it was impossible to ignore the symbolism of the...

    Poland: ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Action In Baltic Region
    Dec12

    Poland: ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Action In Baltic Region

    Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak has said Russia’s military is engaging in an unprecedented amount of activity around the Baltic Sea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why East Ukrainians Are Fleeing To Russia
    Dec12

    Why East Ukrainians Are Fleeing To Russia

    After months of bitter fighting between Ukraine’s army and pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east, a significant number of the region’s residents have left their homes and sought calm elsewhere. A November 2014 United Nations report revealed that roughly 450,000 Ukrainians fled from the violence-struck areas to other...

    Poland Reports ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Maneuvers in Baltic
    Dec12

    Poland Reports ‘Unprecedented’ Russian Maneuvers in Baltic

    Russia’s military is engaging in an unprecedented amount of activity around the Baltic Sea, Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak said Thursday. The minister said that Poland, a member of the NATO defense alliance, was not under threat of attack and the Russian maneuvers were most likely designed to test how NATO forces in the region...

    Christmas likely can’t come early enough for embattled Fantino, government
    Dec12

    Christmas likely can’t come early enough for embattled Fantino, government

    OTTAWA – Longtime denizens of Parliament Hill know Veterans Affairs as a troublesome, thankless ministerial assignment, but it rarely generates the kind of sustained political heat the Harper government is hoping will dissipate with the coming Christmas break.Only once the House of Commons rises this week will the Conservatives get a...

    A look at the fall session of Parliament
    Dec12

    A look at the fall session of Parliament

    OTTAWA – A number of major themes echoed through the turbulent fall session of Parliament that comes to an end this week. Here is a quick look at some of them:Politics: With the next scheduled federal election less than a year away, the Conservatives were working to hold their majority, while the New Democrats pondered byelection omens and...

    EU Aims for Influence              A Little Closer to Home
    Dec12

    EU Aims for Influence A Little Closer to Home

    Brussels Beat: As it draws lessons from the Ukraine crisis, the EU is looking to exert influence in areas where it has real leverage—chief among them, the Balkans. …read more Source: The Wall Street...

    The Global Consequences of Western Sanctions to Change Russian Policy Towards Ukraine
    Dec12

    The Global Consequences of Western Sanctions to Change Russian Policy Towards Ukraine

    Are western sanctions over Russia’s support of Eastern Ukraine separatists, the declining price of oil, and the sharp decline of the ruble causing significant enough pressure on the Russian economy to change Putin’s stance on the Ukraine? In a recent report the United Nations estimated that of the 454,000 people who had left Ukraine...

    Lights out as Besiktas overhaul Tottenham
    Dec11

    Lights out as Besiktas overhaul Tottenham

    Paris (AFP) – Besiktas beat Tottenham 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday to climb above the Londoners and win Group C on a night that saw the floodlights fail twice.In the final round of group games Tottenham only needed to draw to top the pile, but a 60th-minute tap in from the six-yard line from Cenk Tosun gave the Turks the game and...

    The Other War in Ukraine
    Dec11

    The Other War in Ukraine

    What’s the best way to save Ukraine? “By reforming the country,” says Sergii Leshchenko, a freshman member of the Ukrainian parliament. The war against Russian aggression isn’t the only front in his country’s struggle for survival right now. Leshchenko says that he’s even more worried about the fight against...