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    Obama Makes the Case for Democracy, in the Land Where It Was Born
    Nov17

    Obama Makes the Case for Democracy, in the Land Where It Was Born

    In July 2008, Britain was a solid member of the European Union, where refugee and debt crises had yet to materialize. The global financial crisis was raging, but its consequences weren’t fully appreciated. The Arab world wasn’t yet reeling from pro-democracy uprisings, anti-democracy crackdowns, and civil war. Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the...

    Trump’s victory may not be the big win for Putin everyone thinks it is
    Nov17

    Trump’s victory may not be the big win for Putin everyone thinks it is

    MOSCOW — The Russian parliament burst into applause when it was announced that Donald Trump had won the US presidency, and nationalist faction leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky bought 132 bottles of champagne to toast the victory. “Russia is ready and wants a restoration of full-fledged relations with the United States,” Russian President Vladimir...

    Ukrainian PM Praises Economy, Pledges To Raise Pensions, Wages
    Nov17

    Ukrainian PM Praises Economy, Pledges To Raise Pensions, Wages

    Ukraine’s prime minister has said the country’s economic situation has improved and the government intends to increase pensions and wages. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine’s Top File-Hosting Site Closes Amid Cyberpolice Crackdown
    Nov17

    Ukraine’s Top File-Hosting Site Closes Amid Cyberpolice Crackdown

    Ukraine’s largest file-hosting website has said it will close as the country’s cyberpolice crack down on Internet services allowing copyrighted music, video, and software to be illegally downloaded. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainians worry they’re the big losers in the U.S. election
    Nov17

    Ukrainians worry they’re the big losers in the U.S. election

    Trump’s friendliness toward Russia doesn’t play well in Kiev, but some are looking for a bright side. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Obama to meet Merkel in Germany, top trade partner and ally
    Nov17

    Obama to meet Merkel in Germany, top trade partner and ally

    BERLIN (AP) — President Barack Obama is stressing a message of solidarity on his final visit to Germany — a top trade partner, key NATO ally and home to thousands of American troops, as well as a nation critical to solving Europe’s migrant crisis and debt woes. Obama arrived Wednesday night in Berlin from Greece, making his sixth and final...

    Trump election puts pressure on Merkel to take liberal lead
    Nov17

    Trump election puts pressure on Merkel to take liberal lead

    [...] with outsider Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president and the rising strength of far-right and populist movements in Europe, some have suggested that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is left as the last powerful defender of liberal values in the West. Since taking office in 2005, Merkel has been a fixture of the international summit...

    NATO general says Trump not serious about abandoning treaty
    Nov17

    NATO general says Trump not serious about abandoning treaty

    TORONTO (AP) — A top NATO general said Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that the United States might abandon its NATO treaty commitments is not serious because the treaty is so binding and important to America and its allies that no president “would dare” change it. Czech Army Gen. Petr Pavel said NATO’s...

    Why the third Maydan is necessary
    Nov17

    Why the third Maydan is necessary

    As Kyiv girds herself for what some are already calling the “third Maydan,” Ukrainians have long since concluded that the first two didn’t work out so well. On Saturday, as many as 100,000 demonstrators are expected in the capital’s main… …read more Source: The...

    Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili Says Ukraine Is ‘Running Against the Clock’ to Prevent Another Revolution
    Nov17

    Ex-Georgian President Saakashvili Says Ukraine Is ‘Running Against the Clock’ to Prevent Another Revolution

    KYIV, Ukraine—Mikheil Saakashvili sits at a desk devoid of any photos or personal memorabilia. On this day, the 48-year-old former Georgian president has only been on the job for four days as leader of a startup Ukrainian opposition political party called Wave. This is the next chapter of Saakashvili’s anti-corruption crusade following his...