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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Hunt Prompts Anger by Comparing European Union to USSR

Jeremy Hunt, the British minister responsible for foreign affairs, has ruffled feathers by pointing out the punitive negotiations tactics increasingly employed by the European Union bear striking resemblances to another imperialistic power that at one time aspired to govern European nations, and punished harshly those who wished to leave.

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Taiwan Play: Trump Knows China Needs Us More than We Need Them

Although China, with its huge Treasury bond holdings, was seen during the Obama administration as having a strong hand in trade negotiations, President-elect Trump is aggressively communicating that the need for access to U.S. consumers is China’s weakness.

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Who Really Needs the Pope’s Environmental Message?

The Pope has insisted that the poor are the ones who suffer most from systematically trashing the environment, and there certainly does seem to be a remarkable correlation between poverty and pollution.

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New Poll: Putin-Era Russians Warming Up to the Memory of Josef Stalin

A new poll has found that Russian public opinion towards mass murderer Josef Stalin has turn alarmingly positive during the tenures of President Vladimir Putin, a leader who has publicly lamented the fall of the Soviet Union and invaded and reconquered multiple regions of various post-Soviet states.

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Jeb Bush Highlights Growing Putin Threat in Europe with ‘Bully’ Comment

Former Florida Governor and probable GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush told reporters in Berlin, Germany, this week that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bully. He also said America and Europe need to work together to stop Russian aggression against former Soviet Union republics.

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Ukraine Marks 29 Years Since Chernobyl Disaster

(AFP) SLAVUTYCH, Ukraine: Ukrainians Sunday marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, laying wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed.

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Poland Furious Over Putin Biker Gang Recreating Red Army Journey

A Russian biker gang with close ties to President Vladimir Putin, the Night Wolves, announced a victory ride from Moscow to Berlin to celebrate VE Day. The trip is almost 3,750 miles and will pass through Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria. Polish authorities lashed out at the journey, which celebrates the Soviet military.

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Russia Adds Crimea, Stalin Questions to Residency Tests

The Russian government has added questions on the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and the legacy of Josef Stalin to its already rigorous exam for any migrant seeking residency permits. The exam includes questions on “Russian history, language, and civics.”