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Ukraine 2014

The Guardian Ukraine BBC World News Ukraine crisis Reuters World News Russia CIA World Factbook: Ukraine See also Russia in 2014 David (Jones): Crisis in Ukraine: Splitting Ukraine could prove the best solution vs David Kilgour: […]

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Europe & EU 2014

The European EU Observer New School of Athens (NSoA) Ukraine Watch as 1000 years of European borders change Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat Spearhead force will be made up of around 4,000 […]

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Middle East & Arab World in 2013 – 2014

ISIS and other mid-east terror groups will soon attack Europe and the States, Saudi king says – should be taken in context with following article You Can’t Understand ISIS If You Don’t Know the History of […]

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U.K. in 2013 – 2014

A Step Closer to Brexit? The referendum on Scottish independence, due on September 18, comes at a time of growing opposition in the United Kingdom to remaining in the European Union. This is significant, because Scotland […]

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Who are Isis? A terror group too extreme even for al-Qaida The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has a reputation for being even more brutal than the main jihadi group of inspiration It runs […]

Canada: Government & governance 2014
August 30, 2014  //  1 Comment
Stephen Harper: The Survivor CBC National Affairs Editor Chris Hall looks back on the Harper years and forward to what m ...
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Wednesday Night #1695
August 27, 2014  //  No Comments
Birthday greetings and every kind of good wish to our beloved Scribe, Herb, 90 years young on the 25th of August, and to ...
U.S. economy
U.S. Economy 2013 – 2014
August 27, 2014  //  7 Comments
The Biggest Tax Scam Ever (RollingStone) Over the next decade, corporate inversions could cost the U.S. Treasury nearly ...
U.S. energy consumption
U.S.: Environment & energy
August 20, 2014  //  4 Comments
Climate change on Andrew Revkin Dot Earth blog Natural Gas Forum Pros and Cons of Marcellus Shale Ga ...