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Monthly Archives: December 2014

Russian Air Force “Unusually Active” According to Polish Defense Minister

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By James Krotz According to Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak, the level of Russian naval and air force activity has been “unprecedented” in the past week.  Indeed, over the past 9 months, NATO-Russian aerial close-calls have reached high levels.  40 incidents, with 11 of those being categorized as “high risk”, capable of bringing about escalation of […]

Swedish government collapsed after only two moths

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By Dimitrije Tasic After holding office for only two months, a Swedish social democrat, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven decided to call snap elections for March 22. Lofven called for snap elections as he was unable to reach a budget compromise with the center-right opposition. In October 2014, Lofven’s Social Democrats formed a minority government with […]

South Stream Gas Pipeline Abandoned

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By Dimitrije Tasic Instead of transporting gas, as was planned starting from 2017, a few days ago Russian President Vladimir Putin officially abandoned further construction of the gas pipeline South Stream, almost eight years after the beginning of the project. This Russian-European gas pipeline was supposed to bypass Ukraine, transporting natural gas from Russia through […]

Hollywood Huckster Appointed Ambassador to Hungary

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By James Krotz On Tuesday, the United States Senate confirmed “The Bold and the Beautiful” producer and Democratic fundraiser Colleen Bell to the post of United States Ambassador to Hungary.  The vote was passed by a slim margin along partisan lines, 52-42.  The White House has expressed complete confidence in Bell’s ability to maintain relations […]

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