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    George Clooney, South Sudan and How the World’s Newest Nation Imploded
    Oct02

    George Clooney, South Sudan and How the World’s Newest Nation Imploded

    March 2012, A Bar on the Nile It was mid-morning and the staff were still wiping down the bar and clearing away the empties when George Clooney ambled over to my table. Clooney had a couple of hours before he headed north to the fighting and we’d agreed to meet by the Nile, at the aid worker hotel where he stayed. The river was something to...

    Tatarstan’s Outspoken Activist Gets One-Year-In-Prison Suspended Sentence
    Oct02

    Tatarstan’s Outspoken Activist Gets One-Year-In-Prison Suspended Sentence

    A well-known Tatar writer, activist and the leader of the self-proclaimed pan-Tatar Milli Mejlis (National Assembly), Fauziya Bayramova (eds: a woman), received a suspended one-year jail sentence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Barack Obama and the Will to Fight
    Oct02

    Barack Obama and the Will to Fight

    The Obama administration has admitted that it misjudged the extremists who set up the Islamic State in chunks of territory torn from Iraq and Syria. The director of national intelligence, James Clapper, confessed that his analysts underestimated the “will to fight” of the jihadists. He also linked it to intelligence failures of the...

    Putin: state will support sanctions-hit sectors
    Oct02

    Putin: state will support sanctions-hit sectors

    Putin said Thursday the sanctions, imposed by the United States, the European Union and others over Russia’s role in the Ukraine conflict, violate basic principles of the World Trade Organization and obstruct international economics. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    U.S. Green Card Lottery Scam Group Nabbed In Ukraine
    Oct02

    U.S. Green Card Lottery Scam Group Nabbed In Ukraine

    Ukrainian investigators in cooperation with American authorities have nabbed a group involved in the U.S. Green Card Lottery scam. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Belarusians Fighting In Ukraine To Be Jailed
    Oct02

    Belarusians Fighting In Ukraine To Be Jailed

    Belarusian citizens fighting in Ukraine’s east on either side of the conflict will be jailed. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pro-Russian Separatists Push To Seize Donetsk Airport
    Oct02

    Pro-Russian Separatists Push To Seize Donetsk Airport

    Rebel forces in eastern Ukraine are pushing to capture the government-held airport in the city of Donetsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Life And Death In The Foxholes For The Frontline Troops In Ukraine
    Oct02

    Life And Death In The Foxholes For The Frontline Troops In Ukraine

    Ukrainian troops on the front line in Chernokhino, halfway between Luhansk and Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, reported coming under mortar and artillery attack despite the ceasefire. Speaking on September 30, they said they had suffered two dead and more than ten wounded over the previous ten days. In recent days there have been increasing...

    Frustrated Ukrainian Activists Dishing Out ‘Trash-Bucket Justice’
    Oct02

    Frustrated Ukrainian Activists Dishing Out ‘Trash-Bucket Justice’

    With Ukraine’s post-Euromaidan purge of corrupt officials still yet to be signed into law, impatient activists are throwing unpopular officials into Dumpsters in a sometimes violent practice popularized on social networks as the “Trash Bucket Challenge.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Western Banks Have Basically Gone On Strike Against Russia, Cutting Off Its Credit
    Oct02

    Western Banks Have Basically Gone On Strike Against Russia, Cutting Off Its Credit

    The amount of debt issued by Russian companies has collapsed due to fears of Western sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine. In the first three quarters of this year the total amount of foreign-currency debt plummeted 83% compared to the same period last year. Nomura Securities estimates that the total value of sales was $9.8 billion so far in 2014...