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    Putin Keeps Merkel Waiting in Milan
    Oct17

    Putin Keeps Merkel Waiting in Milan

    MILAN—Russian President Vladimir Putin’s diplomatic blitz on Ukraine got off to a rocky start Thursday when he kept German Chancellor Angela Merkel waiting for a meeting then showed up in the middle of a dinner with European and Asian leaders. Putin is looking to get relief from Western economic sanctions imposed since Russia’s...

    Joe Biden’s Son Hunter Was Kicked Out Of The Navy For Cocaine Use
    Oct17

    Joe Biden’s Son Hunter Was Kicked Out Of The Navy For Cocaine Use

    Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter was kicked out of the Navy Reserve this year after he tested positive for cocaine, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. A Yale-educated lawyer, the 44-year-old Hunter Biden was commissioned as a Navy ensign May 7, 2013 and assigned as a public affairs officer at a reserve unit in Norfolk, Va., the...

    Putin: Russia may reduce gas to Europe
    Oct17

    Putin: Russia may reduce gas to Europe

    If Ukraine takes gas from pipeline, Putin says Russia will reduce gas supplies to Europe. …read more Source:...

    Venezuela, New Zealand win UN seats but Turkey rebuffed
    Oct17

    Venezuela, New Zealand win UN seats but Turkey rebuffed

    United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela won coveted seats on the UN Security Council Thursday, but Turkey suffered a humbling defeat in its bid to join the world’s “top table.”The five countries garnered the required two-thirds support from the 193-country UN General...

    Why the Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Still Aren’t Home
    Oct17

    Why the Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Still Aren’t Home

    A lot has happened since April 14th. Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in Ukraine; the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) seized vast swathes of Iraq; and Ebola has killed thousands in Africa, and spread to at least two other continents. In our hyper-speedy news cycle, six months passes in a blink of an eye. But for the...

    Low Oil Prices Raise the Risk of Recession in Russia
    Oct16

    Low Oil Prices Raise the Risk of Recession in Russia

    This post originally appeared on OilPrice.com. Falling oil prices are inflicting deeper economic pain on Russia’s economy, which is already reeling from EU and U.S. sanctions. Russia is currently considering its budget for 2015-2017, and based on the numbers, the Kremlin is planning for leaner times. With oil revenue accounting for around...

    Sloviansk: A City With PTSD
    Oct16

    Sloviansk: A City With PTSD

    SLOVIANSK, Ukraine—Psychologist Tatyana Aslanyan is on a mission to treat a city that seems to be suffering from a collective form of post-traumatic stress disorder. “Everyone, in some way or another, shows the symptoms,” she told me at the Donbass State Pedagogical University in Sloviansk, the eastern Ukrainian city where she is an associate...

    Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand Win U.N. Council Seats
    Oct16

    Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola, New Zealand Win U.N. Council Seats

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Venezuela, Malaysia, Angola and New Zealand won seats on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday for two years from Jan. 1, 2015, while Spain beat Turkey in a third round of run-off voting. The 193-member U.N. General Assembly elected Venezuela with 181 votes, Malaysia with 187 votes, Angola with 190...

    Ukraine Crisis Shadows EU-Asia Summit in Milan
    Oct16

    Ukraine Crisis Shadows EU-Asia Summit in Milan

    Amid ongoing tensions over the crisis in Ukraine, European leaders are holding their first formal meeting since June with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a two-day EU-Asian summit in Milan. Putin is also expected to hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko. In opening remarks at the bi-annual meeting between European...

    Here’s What Nations List As The Greatest Danger In The World
    Oct16

    Here’s What Nations List As The Greatest Danger In The World

    Amid rising conflicts engulfing the Middle East, the majority of the 44 nations surveyed in a new Pew Research Center study, listed the top threat in the world as “religious and ethnic hatred.” Nations were given the option of selecting between 5 dangers: nuclear weapons, pollution, AIDS and other diseases, inequality, and religious...