How Hillary Clinton Can Win Over Millennials

February 6, 2016

After her paper-thin victory over Bernie Sanders in the Iowa caucuses, it?s abundantly clear that Hillary Clinton has a problem with young voters. According to entrance polls, Sanders received 84 percent of the vote from those 17 to 29 years old, as against 14 percent for Clinton. Sanders won a smaller but still lopsided victory […]

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Rather a Dull Fight

February 6, 2016

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a perfect movie for our mash-up/remix/viral culture in which short, clever, easily digestible bits of entertainment are passed along giddily from friend to friend. In bite-size installments, this horror-comedy-romance could be fizzy fun, but the same factors that made Seth Grahame-Smith?s 2009 novel such an obvious choice for a big-screen […]

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Austria?s Russian Gas Imports ?Back to Normal? in Jan: OMV

February 5, 2016

February 04th, 2016 5:15pm Posted In: Recent News, News By Country, Market News Commenting on a statement by Gazprom on February 2 that Austria had imported 76.2% more gas this January than it had in January 2015, the country’s dominant supplier OMV said that was because deliveries last year had been low for unspecified “technical […]

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Poland to reopen investigation into Smolensk plane crash

February 5, 2016

Poland may re-launch the inquiry into the 2010 Smolensk air crash in Russia, in which President Lech Kaczynski and 95 other people were killed, after Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz signed a resolution allowing for a new inquiry. He said that the three previous investigations ? two Polish and one Russian, that blamed human error and […]

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Hillary Clinton?s Bet on Flint

February 5, 2016

Ever since Flint?s water crisis became a national story at the beginning of the year, Hillary Clinton has done everything in her power to own the issue in the Democratic primary, to Bernie Sanders?s detriment. She released a statement on January 11 calling it ?unconscionable? that the Michigan city had been using lead-contaminated tap water since 2014 while state and […]

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General strike against pension reform brings Greece to standstill

February 5, 2016

Thursday?s general strike called by the largest trade unions in the country, private sector workers union GSEE and public sector employees union ADEDY, will cause a nationwide ?blackout? as everything will be brought to a halt. Farmers ? who will gather in Athens, bringing their mobilizations to the capital ? will join in along with […]

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Grandparents in Love and War

February 4, 2016

?Jews like my grandparents,? Ian Buruma writes, ?wished to be accepted as something they genuinely were: loyal citizens steeped, often more so than the Gentiles themselves, in the cultures they had made their own.? As his grandmother Winifred Regensburg wrote to her husband Bernard Schlesinger: ?Next to you I love England more than anything else […]

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Bulgarian MPs reject motion to resurrect South Stream gas pipeline project

February 4, 2016

Bulgaria?s Parliament rejected on February 3 a motion tabled by ultra-nationalist party Ataka, which called for resuming construction on the South Stream gas pipeline, cancelled by Russia in December 2014. Ataka leader Volen Siderov said that Bulgaria should take advantage of ?changed geopolitical circumstances?, namely the strained relations between Moscow and Ankara after a Russian […]

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Burisma Readies to Complete Ukrainian KUB-Gas Deal

February 3, 2016

February 03rd, 2016 8:55am Posted In: Recent News, Ukraine Ukrainian private gas producer Burisma Holdings is expected to obtain 70% of KUB-Gas from Canada’s Serinus Energy on February 8. It will then donate a 5% slice to the present 30% owner Cub Energy, the CEO of Cub, Mikhail Afendikov, says. US-registered Cub Energy has agreed […]

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Bulgarian PM Borissov to nominate Meglena Kouneva for education portfolio

February 3, 2016

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov will nominate deputy PM Meglena Kouneva for the education portfolio on February 3, submitting the proposal for a vote in Parliament, the government?s media office said on February 1. Kouneva is slated to replace the incumbent minister, Todor Tanev, who submitted his resignation earlier on February 1, the Cabinet?s statement […]

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Five Takeaways From the Iowa Caucuses

February 3, 2016

On Monday, after months of speculation and anticipation, voters in Iowa participated in the first contest of the primary campaign, giving us a clearer image of the 2016 electoral landscape. Here are the main takeaways: Cruz Wins on the Back of Evangelical Support Senator Ted Cruz won 28 percent of caucus votes in Iowa, fueled […]

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Disruptions expected due to general strike on February 4 in Greece

February 2, 2016

Almost all unions in Greece are to participate in the general strike against the social security bill ? and the farmers, who are also to protest against the tax bill, are planning to drive their  tractors to Athens and block the capital of the country too. Thursday February 4 will be a day that Greeks would not […]

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Bulgarian President: People linked to communist party and secret services still try to dominate society

February 2, 2016

A quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the same old people associated with the Communist Party and its ruthless secret services are continuing their attempts to dominate society, Bulgarian President Rossen Plevneliev said on February 1 2016, the day of commemorating the victims of the communist regime in Bulgaria. In […]

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