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Why Russia may be a smart business partner for Israel

February 23, 2016

An Israeli gas platform, controlled by a U.S.-Israeli energy group, is seen in the Mediterranean sea, some 15 miles (24 km) west of Israel's port city of Ashdod, in this file picture taken February 25, 2013. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won more time to overcome a political hurdle after parliament postponed a vote on authorising the government to secure a deal on developing Israel's natural gas fields. Picture taken February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/Files - RTX1IDQI

An Israeli gas platform, controlled by a U.S.-Israeli energy group, is seen in the Mediterranean sea, some 15 miles (24 km) west of Israel's port city of Ashdod, in this file picture taken February 25, 2013. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

from Breakingviews:

Options market reveals depths of UK/EU jitters

February 22, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Hugo Dixon:

Dixon: Investors yet to price in Brexit risks

February 21, 2016

Hugo Dixon is chairman of InFacts, a journalistic enterprise arguing that Britain should stay in the EU. He is a Reuters Breakingviews guest columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

When it comes to Russia, it’s Munich all over again – again

February 19, 2016

Civil defense members try to put out a fire after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam

Civil defense members try to put out a fire after airstrikes by pro-Syrian government forces in the rebel held Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria, February 14, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam

from The Great Debate:

Could Germany’s attempt to ban neo-Nazis backfire?

February 18, 2016

Protesters shout slogans against a far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) demonstration opposing a refugee asylum in the Hellersdorf district of Berlin, August 24, 2013. The placards read "Nazi free and have fun with it". Locals and right wing groups protested this week against a decision of the district authorities to turn a former school into an asylum seeker accommodation, saying they did not want refugees in the neighbourhood, German media reported.    REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTX12V6X

Protesters shout slogans against a far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) demonstration opposing a refugee asylum in the Hellersdorf district of Berlin, August 24, 2013. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

from The Great Debate:

The psychological underpinnings of 2016, the year America went nuts

February 17, 2016

A supporter of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump takes a photograph as she attends a Trump campaign rally at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A Donald Trump supporter at a Trump campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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The cheap, brutally effective medieval tactic shaping the Syrian civil war

February 10, 2016

A Syrian girl waits to depart Madaya with her family, whose members say they have received permission from the Syrian government to leave the besieged town, after an aid convoy entered Madaya, Syria January 11, 2016. An aid convoy entered a besieged Syrian town on Monday where thousands have been trapped without supplies for months and people are reported to have died of starvation. Trucks carrying food and medical supplies reached Madaya near the Lebanese border and began to distribute aid as part of an agreement between warring sides, the United Nations and the Red Cross said. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki - RTX21WMZ

A Syrian girl waits to depart Madaya with her family, whose members say they have received permission from the Syrian government to leave the besieged town, after an aid convoy entered Madaya, Syria January 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

from The Great Debate:

Will the EU really fence off one of its own members?

February 9, 2016

Migrants carry their belongings inside a camp, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis  - RTX253LT

Migrants carry their belongings inside a camp, as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border, near the village of Idomeni, Greece, February 2, 2016. REUTERS/Alexandros Avramidis

from The Great Debate:

Why it’s so hard to root out violent extremists before they strike

February 7, 2016

FBI and police investigator are seen around a vehicle in which two suspects were shot following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California December 3, 2015. Authorities on Thursday were working to determine why Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 27, who had a 6-month-old daughter together, opened fire at a holiday party of his co-workers in Southern California, killing 14 people and wounding 17 in an attack that appeared to have been planned.   REUTERS/Mike Blake

FBI and police investigators surround a vehicle in which two suspects were shot following a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, December 3, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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A whiff of panic in the Kremlin as Russia’s economy sinks further

February 4, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves after his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, Russia, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves after his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow, December 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin