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Ukrainian government, pro-Russia insurgents report at least 2 dead in clashes in east Ukraine

Posted April 24, 2014 by Associated Press

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine — Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir […]

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Europe

Obama: New sanctions against Russia ‘teed up’ Moscow not easing tensions in Ukraine

Posted April 24, 2014 by Associated Press

TOKYO — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are “teed up,” U.S. President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. Still, he cautioned that the United States […]

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Capitalism

Why France’s Economic Problems Matter

Posted April 22, 2014 by Bruce Livesey

I’ve had the good fortune to live in France for the past 10 months on a year-long sabbatical and therefore been able to witness firsthand the travails of the Socialist government as it wrestles with the country’s economic woes. Indeed, the unpopularity of president Francois Hollande was exposed a couple of weeks ago after nation-wide […]

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Energy

EU climate policy enabled Russian blackmail

Posted March 26, 2014 by JR

Peter Foster:

… Russia’s strategic strength in Europe springs (apart from its willingness to use force) from the fact that the EU has been asleep at the energy policy switch, blinded by its climate obsessions.

… Europe’s commitment to green energy has been not merely expensive and disruptive – without measurable impact on climate – it has left the EU comprehensively exposed to Russian blackmail.

…While Russia was flexing its muscles, Europe was fretting about controlling the weather a century hence….

On the bright side, maybe Canadian energy exports will help rescue the EU: 

… Europeans realize that the Canadian government is more than eager to promote exports of both oil and gas, …

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Europe

Tony Blair and the Corporatization of Social Democracy

Posted March 19, 2014 by Bruce Livesey

Tony Blair, by any sensible yardstick, is a douchebag. Recently, The Guardian, under the headline “Toxic”, detailed Blair’s “downward spiral”. This included the revelation that he may have been having an affair with Wendi Murdoch, the now ex-wife of media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Blair was once good pals with Murdoch and Wendi and is godparent […]

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