Saturday, February 04, 2017

Kiev's predicament, post-truth politics, Greece under pressure

On Jan. 28, Trump held his first direct talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The prospect of warming ties between Washington and Moscow puts Kiev in a precarious position. The United States has been an important ally for Ukraine since the Euromaidan uprising in 2014. However, this collaboration could damage Kiev's strategic position and lead to reduced support from Washington.
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Alternative Facts in a Post-Truth World?
The problem isn't too few truths, but too many. Where does this leave us when it comes to evaluating the cynical claim that we now occupy a "post-truth" environment?

Negotiators from both sides face pressure to quickly reach a deal that would release bailout funds to Athens.

Satellite imagery shows the group's attempts to shore up its defenses and block one of the few routes left into the western half of the city.
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The second in command's growing influence has pitted him against another of Venezuela's most powerful politicians.

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