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Germany begins publishing list of works found in Nazi art stash

Germany begins publishing list of works found in Nazi art stash | Russia & Germany - McKenzie Love | Scoop.it
Twenty-five of the works will initially be displayed on an existing website created to help establish the provenance of works.
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S- Found art robbed from families by Nazi's

P- Government is being criticized for withholding it

E- Estimated to be about 1 billion euros

S- war-era art was hoarded by Hildebrand Gurlit and then passed to 79 yr old son Cornelius

P- some say Gurlit can keep the art work, others claim that under the 1998 Washington Decleration could invalidate his ownership

E- Gurlit is under investigation for tax envasion

P- Federal government stepped in (usually wouldn't) after U.S asked for published list of the works.

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Why it's not so shocking the U.S. spies on allies

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P- US monitoring Merkels calls

P- " Countries don't have friends, they have interest"

P- Despite US and Germany being allies they compete with each other

P- Obama wanted to intervene in Libya but Merkel did not, he could of used her influence in Europe to reduce NATO's participation

NTK- NATO"s 

P- Also thought dropping in on Merkels calls could help economic and national security interest

P- French and US alliance is surley stronger than it was in 1960 but always remember Obama and Holladane's friendship could quickly change

P- Despite poltics, Merkel and Obama are also just humans creating trust

 P - "
"Let's be honest, we eavesdrop, too," he told a French radio station. "Everyone is listening to everyone else. But we don't have the same means as the United States, which makes us jealous." 

 
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Russia's Growing Economic Influence in Europe and Beyond

Russia's Growing Economic Influence in Europe and Beyond | Russia & Germany - McKenzie Love | Scoop.it
Covering an area more than five times that of the European Union (EU), if Russia has its way, the 'Eurasian Union' (EAU) will serve as a de facto bond between the nations of the former Soviet Union, and could come to rival Europe in terms of...
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Russia

E- trying to restore Soviet Union glory days

E- restoration policy came into play in 2008

P- The Partnership Progam was to bring Russia closer politcally with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

E- unified market for goods with Belarus and Kazakhstan

NTK- EAU?

E- working for single currency

E- Though Russia will be losing economically if letting Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in because they are poor Russia will need to invest a lot into their own business

P- Ukraine is worrisome to EU because it's the second largest country in Europe

NTK- EU?

 

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50 Killed In Russia Plane Crash

By Douglas Busvine and Alissa de Carbonnel MOSCOW, Nov 17 (Reuters) - A Boeing 737 airliner crashed on Sunday in the Russian city of Kazan, killing all 50 people on board and spotlighting the poor safety record of regional airlines that ply...
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Russia

S- plane crash in Kazan killing ALL 50 people aboard

E- showing the ineffective safety of thei airline

E- son of the oil-rich president of Tatarstan was killed

P- regional head of the FSB intelligence service also killed

NTK- FSB?

S- Tarastan flight airlines to Moscow had been trying to abort it's landing

E- plane was 23 yr old and crashed an hour after take off

E- Russia has worst airlines

S- news showed a woman reading over the list of killed passengers and crumpling to the ground in tears after recognising one ( so sad)

S- cause of crash unknown

 

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Merkel Keeps Schaeuble as Germany Gets First Woman at Defense

Merkel Keeps Schaeuble as Germany Gets First Woman at Defense | Russia & Germany - McKenzie Love | Scoop.it
Chancellor Angela Merkel presented a cabinet that keeps Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble in his post and furnishes her potential successor, Ursula von der Leyen, with a new role as Germany’s first female defense minister.
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Germany

 

E- budget cuts

P- Shaeuble respresnts "stability" for them

P- shifting to new post test their ability as strong politicans

P-“Von der Leyen is now in the hot seat,” Sarcinelli said. “If she manages to get tensions under control there, she’ll be in a strong position as a potential Merkel successor.”

NTK- I was kinda lost through the article

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World News: Syrian Barrel Bombs Kill Dozens, Activists Say

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Russia

 

P- Government of Syria dropped barrel bombs on their largest coty Aleppo killing more than 70 people including children

P- Activisit in Aleppo said that skyping with the near by hopsital more than 130 deaths documented so far and then yet another bomb hit

P- Syrian goverment did not have a comment to any of this

P- Syrian state media didn't any mention of civilian death and claiming the "rebels" are terrorist.

NTK- what started this war? syrian uprising against

P- Russia cited that ''rebels/terroris"  made Syrian military victims of sarian gas 

P-
The U.S. has blamed the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical-gas massacre in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta on Aug. 21 that killed hundreds of people.

P- In Aleppo neither side has made clear advances

P-Lebanese militia Hezbollah ran rebels out of town 

P- rebels attack with rockets and killed almost 20

"A steel industry official in Damascus with knowledge of these barrels said they are built from Soviet-made sea mines. The barrels are typically packed with screws, scrap metal, old car parts, blades and explosives, an activist said."

P- Aleppo; FIVE children killed after barrel bomb was dropped into the  school

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One Week After Shooting, Moscow Gay Club Targeted With Gas Attack

One Week After Shooting, Moscow Gay Club Targeted With Gas Attack | Russia & Germany - McKenzie Love | Scoop.it
Only a week after two men opened fire outside of popular gay club Central Station in Moscow, Russia, the same club has become the subject of another attack -- this time involving a form of harmful gas.
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Russia

 

S- Two weeks before these two men shot off at people

S-Sprayed harmful gas in the club with nearly 500 people in it

S- fourth attack for "unknown reasons"

S- thought to be directed towards the owner

S- disrespectful towards the LGBT community

NTK- what were the consequences?

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Here's Definitive Proof That Everything Is Crazier In Russia

Here's Definitive Proof That Everything Is Crazier In Russia | Russia & Germany - McKenzie Love | Scoop.it
Poor Russia. While there are surely plenty of sane people living in that frigid place, all we ever seem to recall are the insane ones.
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Not much for the blog but incrediblly interesting.

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