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European voters fire a warning shot over the heads of their political elites

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Losers in the European election — mainstream parties. Winners — anti-mainstream parties on both left and right.
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EU dumps gays, says Ukraine can have visa-free travel without “non-negotiable” LGBT non-discrim guarantee

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Ukraine and the EU have conspired to undermine the human rights of gay and trans Ukrainians.
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A new Crimean War? Vladimir Putin, Peter the Great & the quest for a warm-water port

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In Crimea (Ukraine), Putin is protecting a Russian dream since Peter the Great: control of a warm-water port.
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How to think about Ukraine & the offer of ties to the EU

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Did the West misplay its hand in the Ukraine crisis? Here are three more factors the media isn’t talking about.
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Putin used Olympics to get Ukrainian president to attack Kiev protesters

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As a result, Kiev is now in flames, and many are talking about the prospect of a civil war.
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“Queers”: Term Russian Foreign Ministry calls gays in human rights report

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Russian “human rights report” talks about “countries which have always taken a liberal attitude towards queers.”
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EU bailout for Cyprus will punish citizens, take 10% of their savings

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After the EU bailout announcement, why would anyone leave cash in an EU bank ever again?
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Austerity’s next victim: Portugal

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The Portuguese economy has retracted worse than expected due to GOP-style austerity measures. Surprise!
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Spain to halt evictions following suicide

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Following the second recent suicide following eviction, Spain is taking steps to stop evictions.
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