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U.S., EU threatening sanctions against Russia if Ukraine crisis escalates - World

U.S., EU threatening sanctions against Russia if Ukraine crisis escalates - World | Wold news | Scoop.it
Ukraine interim president says the situation is 'difficult' in Russian-speaking regions.
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What russia is doing is wrong.  Coming into a sovereign nation and taking over government and military compounds makes no sense.  The EU and US should provide sanctions on russia.  Lets just hope this doesnt start another world war.  

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The Price of Pulling Back From the World - New York Times

The Price of Pulling Back From the World
New York Times
WASHINGTON — IT is easy to forget that when Barack Obama ran for re-election in 2012, his foreign policy was a huge asset. The United States was out of Iraq and doing O.K.
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The US needs to keep making ourselves present around the world.  We cannot let the spread of terrorism and communist countries increase in popularity.

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Truce declared in bloodied Ukraine, but will it last through talks? - CNN

Truce declared in bloodied Ukraine, but will it last through talks? - CNN | Wold news | Scoop.it
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Truce declared in bloodied Ukraine, but will it last through talks?
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"The government would like the world to believe that those on Maidan are just terrorists and extremists to justify the bloodshed,...
Jeremy Wernik's insight:

Its a shame how many people are being killed during these protests.  I hope that the talks between the government and the leader of the protests end smoothly so no more bloodshed will happen.  Despite all the killing you also have to see how much damage is being created which will also be very detrimental to the government who is already strapped for cash.  

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Survey: U.S. Freedom of the Press Plummets to 46th in World Under Obama

Survey: U.S. Freedom of the Press Plummets to 46th in World Under Obama | Wold news | Scoop.it
A new global survey released Tuesday gauging freedom of the press and government openness found the U.S. plummeting to 46th in the world, falling behind Romania. The U.S.
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This is crazy! The US spends so much money on things that don't need such immense funding.  This is something that needs to be fixed.  Our country was founded on these ideas and beliefs.  Definitely needs to be looked at. 

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