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Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Movie Review: Citizenfour - Sound the alarm

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

What is most astonishing, as you watch Laura Poitras' Citizenfour, is how calm everyone is. At least at first. The next most astonishing thing? How...

Putin Threatens To Reduce European Gas Supply

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

BELGRADE, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Russia will reduce gas supplies to Europe if Ukraine steals from the transit pipeline to cover its own needs, Russian Pre...

Putin Orders Troops Away From Ukraine Border

AP | LAURA MILLS | Posted 10.12.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, acc...

A Rare Tiger Released By Putin Is Now Lost In China

AP | Posted 10.09.2014 | World

BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin has strayed into China and may be in danger, Chinese...

Vladimir Putin Is Hercules -- At Least In This New Art Exhibit For His Birthday

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.07.2014 | World

If, for some reason, you have ever wondered what Russian President Vladimir Putin might look like as Hercules, then the art world has finally provided...

Putin Celebrates His Birthday In The Wilds Of Siberia

AP | Associated Press | Posted 10.08.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is celebrating his 62nd birthday in the wilderness of Siberia as supporters from across Russia create ...

Putin Supports Project to ‘Secure' Russia Internet

The New York Times | Andrew E. Kramer | Posted 10.02.2014 | World
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MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin appeared on Wednesday to throw his support behind a plan to isolate the Internet in Russia from the rest of the...

Ceasefire? Ukraine Rebels Near Big Victory

AP | DARKO VOJINOVIC | Posted 10.01.2014 | World

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the ke...

Is Turkey Drifting Between ISIS & Putin?

Andreas Akaras | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Andreas Akaras

Until Turkish mainstream political parties fully embrace democratic values, Turkey's future becomes an uncertain one. Turkey may find itself going down the path of Russian style expansionism, or falling prey to religious extremism.

EU Rejects Putin Demand For Ukraine Deal Changes

Channel NewsAsia | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

BRUSSELS: The European Union said on Friday (Sep 26) that Russian President Vladimir Putin had written to Brussels demanding changes to a landmark EU-...

Carl Bildt: Putin Must Face Mothers Of Fallen Russian Soldiers In Ukraine Conflict

The WorldPost | Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.26.2014 | World

Carl Bildt has been foreign minister of Sweden since 2006 and was prime minister from 1991-1994. He spoke to the WorldPost's Nathan Gardels earlier th...

Ukraine Prime Minister: Russians 'Want Us To Freeze'

Reuters | Posted 09.25.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The prime minister of the Kiev government accused Russia on Thursday of attem...

Putin Isn't Chasing After Empire in Ukraine; He Fears a Color Revolution at Home

Dmitry Gorenburg | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Dmitry Gorenburg

Russian leaders see the protests in Ukraine as part of a Western plot. For them, color revolutions are not manifestations of popular will but a new form of warfare invented by Western governments seeking to remove independently minded national governments. They have argued that this is part of a global strategy to force foreign values on a range of nations around the world that refuse to accept U.S. hegemony, and that Russia was a particular target of this strategy.

Ukraine Peace Talks Reach Deal To Ensure Cease-Fire Holds

AP | YURAS KARMANAU and MSTYSLAV CHERNOV | Posted 09.20.2014 | World

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Sporadic artillery fire hit parts of eastern Ukraine on Saturday, hours after negotiators agreed to create a buffer zone betwe...

The UN General Assembly To Do List

MP Nunan | Posted 09.18.2014 | World
MP Nunan

This year's UN General Assembly comes at an especially bleak time. ISIS massacres, Syrian refugees, Ebola -- how much worse can it get? (Actually, do...

Obama, Ukraine President To Meet At White House

AP | JULIE PACE and DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to th...

Ukraine's Zoos Need Urgent Help Before Winter

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 09.18.2014 | Green
Andrea Chalupa

After a popular uprising toppled Viktor Yanukovych in February, Ukrainians touring his most lavish palace finally got to visit their ex-president's private zoo. In this sprawling compound just outside Kyiv, built with stolen tax payer money, there are over 2,000 animals.

The Killing Factor: When Conspiracy Becomes the Mainstream

Robert Orlando | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

While I plan on reading O'Reilly's take in Killing Patton, I also expect to find the rehashing of older speculations in a "bold and fresh" O'Reilly-Dugard style. An approach that can once again land O'Reilly -- God bless -- with more books sold, but very little new truth revealed.

The EU Provoked Putin, Not NATO

Maria Snegovaya | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Maria Snegovaya

What provoked Putin early in November 2013 and later in February 2014 was not Ukraine-NATO integration, but rather EU accession. If anything, serious discussions of Ukraine's NATO membership in 2014 began after (not prior to) Russia's aggression against Ukraine.

Russia Covers Up Soldiers' Deaths From War They Supposedly Aren't In

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2014 | World

By Thomas Grove and Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Sept 12, 2014 (Reuters) - Late last month Yelena Tumanova was handed the body of her son i...

Obama's Last Chance to Control His Credibility

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.11.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

President Barack Obama has a precious opportunity to carve out a legacy for himself and carry out a coup against the reputation of weakness, repudiation and retreat that has dogged and haunted him.

European Union Agrees To Put New Sanctions On Russia

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has decided to slap new economic sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, diplomats said Thursday. The s...

The Global Politics of Cities

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 09.12.2014 | World
Lyric Hughes Hale

As the rush to urbanization intensifies in non-democracies such as Iran, China, and Pakistan, is it not inevitable that their cities, with populations truly dwarfing the few hundred thousand inhabitants of ancient Athens, carry within the seeds of political change?

Putin: NATO Uses Ukraine Rhetoric To 'Resuscitate' Itself

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2014 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 10 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Wednesday taking direct charge of a commission that oversees Russia's defens...