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Russia Fast-Tracks Passports for Eastern Ukraine

Russia began issuing “fast-tracked” passports to residents of eastern Ukraine this week, in accordance with an order signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in April. Some sixty residents of Ukraine’s Donbas region crossed the Russian border to receive their passports in a ceremony on Friday.

A Ukrainian border guarder scans a passport of a Russian citizen crossing the Russian-Ukrainian border on the checkpoint of Goptivka, near Kharkiv, on January 3, 2018. - Ukraine introduced biometric control for Russian citizens and those of 69 other countries starting from January 1 claiming a significant number of illegal …

Poll: Populist Salvini the Most Trusted Politician in Italy

The leader of Italy’s League Party, Matteo Salvini, has won over the hearts and minds of the majority of Italians and now enjoys the trust of a remarkable 56 percent of citizens, according to a poll released this week.

Italy's Lega Nord party (Northern League) Matteo Salvini answers questions at the Foreign Press Association in Rome on February 22, 2018. Salvini and his coalition run for the March 4, 2018 vote aimed at electing Parliament and Senate members. / AFP PHOTO / Alberto PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO …

Kosovo Moves Decidedly Toward Sovereignty and Independence

The Republic of Kosovo made a move this week to gain broader recognition as President Hashim Thaci announced continuing peace talks with Serbian President Aleksander Vucic in an effort to normalize relations between the two countries.

Kosovars celebrate the independence of Kosovo as they displays the contry's new flag in the center of the capital Pristina on February 17, 2008. Kosovo's parliament declared the province's independence from Serbia, giving Europe a new nation and marking an historic turning point in the volatile Balkans. Serbian newspapers in …

Independence Day, RIP

Someday soon, our progressive politicians will propose celebrating the first Monday in July as Global Interdependence Day, and no one will protest as long as it includes barbecues and fireworks.

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