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Nagorno-Karabakh: Europe’s Post-Soviet ‘Frozen War’ | NowThis World Nagorno-Karabakh: Europe’s Post-Soviet ‘Frozen War’ | NowThis World

There’s a post-soviet conflict still going on in Europe. And you might not have even heard about, because it fails to make mainstream media headlines on a regular basis. The conflict is centered around an autonomous region which is claimed by both Azerbaijan and Armenia. So I wanted look at how this conflict began and…

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Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values Viktor Orban angry at EU’s criticism of Hungary’s democratic values

In an unusual visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban launched a sharp attack on MEPs after they criticized the state of democracy in Hungary. Orban strongly defended his government’s record as the Parliament presented a report calling Budapest to remove constitutional changes that some claim limit democracy…

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Why do Global Manufacturing Numbers and Spain’s Election Matter to Markets? — Before and After Why do Global Manufacturing Numbers and Spain’s Election Matter to Markets? — Before and After

Hello and welcome to the Friday edition of Before and After, the twice weekly market show from Refinitive. As you know, our goal is to look at the possibilities around events that will shape the markets in ways both big and small. Today, we will discuss Japan’s machinery orders and the upcoming Spanish elections and…

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What are RUSSIA’s interests in the POST-SOVIET space? – KJ Vids What are RUSSIA’s interests in the POST-SOVIET space? – KJ Vids

– [Kasim Javed] In a context of increasingly strained relations between Russia and NATO, post-Soviet countries in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus assume a particular geopolitical importance. Squeezed between the two sides, these states must carefully choose their foreign policy in order to maintain good ties with both parties without leaning excessively towards either. Otherwise,…

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Soviet Monuments of Warsaw [Kult America] Soviet Monuments of Warsaw [Kult America]

On today’s episode of Kult America I am visiting the Soviet monuments of Warsaw. Behind me is a building formerly known as the Party House, and it once served as chair to the Communist Party Committee. This building was literally build out of the rubble collected after the 2nd World War, rubble of destroyed buildings.…

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Franco controversy as Spain exhumes remains of former fascist dictator from mausoleum  – News 247 Franco controversy as Spain exhumes remains of former fascist dictator from mausoleum – News 247

The government-ordered, closed-door operation satisfied a decades-old desire of many in Spain who considered the mausoleum that Franco built an affront to the tens of thousands who died in Spain’s Civil War and his subsequent regime, and to Spain’s standing as a modern democratic state  After his coffin was extracted from under marble slabs and…

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Future Risks: Geopolitical recession Future Risks: Geopolitical recession

Our economies are more integrated than ever before. But politics is driving countries apart. Nationalism is rising. Cooperation among nations is waning. Global leadership is lacking. And trade wars are growing more common. This is a world that is less able to respond effectively to macroeconomic crises environmental disasters health emergencies or even armed conflict.…

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George Friedman: “Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe” | Talks at Google George Friedman: “Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe” | Talks at Google

MALE SPEAKER: Today with us is George Friedman, an American political scientist, author, and entrepreneur. His newest book is “Flash Points– The Emerging Crisis in Europe.” Mr. Friedman was born in 1949 in Budapest, Hungary. He has authored several books, including “The Next 100 Years,” “The Next Decade,” “America’s Secret War,” “The Intelligence Edge,” “The…

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How Brexit is changing the EU | The Economist How Brexit is changing the EU | The Economist

A stunning result… ….the UK votes to leave… …the EU… …after 43 years, in a historic referendum When the UK voted to leave the European Union in 2016… …some predicted it would be the beginning of the end for the EU Brexit can be only positive It could be followed by other countries That it…

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What will nationalism look like in a future Europe? What will nationalism look like in a future Europe?

– Okay – The way forward for European societies… – [Interviewer] We can add, so just even two sentences. – It’s not easy. – [Interviewer] No, I know. – No, it’s not. – My son recently came to me after school and asked me, “what color am I?” And it was a very interesting question.…

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