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Croatians on Sunday are voting in a referendum that could ban gay marriages after conservative groups, backed by the influential Roman Catholic Church, demanded that the country's constitution define the matrimony as a union of a man and a woman.
Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to re-create a Russian sphere of influence in Ukraine, while President Obama is occupied with politics at home and in Iran. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been intimidated like Mr. Obama, and took the wrong side against eastern neighbors by proposing European Union-Russian talks about long-independent states. Congress and Mr. Obama should help Ukraine retain free markets, and the freedom and democracy of their people ("Protests continue in tense Kiev as Ukraine tilts away from West toward Moscow," Web, Nov. 25).
More than 100,000 demonstrators chased away police to rally in the center of Ukraine's capital Sunday, defying a new government ban on protests on Independence Square, in the biggest show of anger over the president's refusal to sign an agreement with the European Union.
In the words of its national anthem, Canada is standing strong and free against the Iranian nuclear agreement engineered by the Obama administration.
Since facing massive protests last winter, he has stifled nearly all domestic dissent and implemented widely criticized anti-gay laws as Russia prepares to host the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Aspecter of populism seems to be haunting Europe. While the trend is not winning elections yet, London Financial Times' Gideon Rachman fears that "anti-establishment radicals do not need to capture the position of president or prime minister to gum up the system. Even if traditional pro-EU centrists continue to lead most national governments in Europe, their room for maneuver at EU summits is greatly reduced if populist parties are making big gains back home."
For more than a decade, Iran has successfully bought time from its nuclear detractors by negotiating in bad faith as it worked feverishly to develop nuclear weapons. Tehran now has bought six more months.
About 50,000 demonstrators rallied in the center of Kiev on Sunday to demand that the Ukrainian government reverse course and sign a landmark agreement with the European Union in defiance of Russia.
Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to Geneva to join negotiations about Iran's nuclear program, the State Department announced Friday, raising expectations that a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program could be in the works.