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    EU sanctions Russian deputy minister over Siemens turbines to Crimea
    Aug04

    EU sanctions Russian deputy minister over Siemens turbines to Crimea

    The European Union on Friday (4 August) imposed sanctions on three more Russians, including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens’ turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea. …read more Source:...

    August 4th, 2017
    Aug04

    August 4th, 2017

    CHINA Wolf Warrior 2: The Nationalist Action Film Storming ChinaBBC“Anyone who offends China will be killed no matter how far the target is.” That is the tagline for Wolf Warriors 2, the Chinese box office hit that is equal parts testosterone-fueled machismo—think blazing guns, explosions, and tanks—and chest-thumping Chinese patriotism. It sees...

    August 3rd, 2017
    Aug04

    August 3rd, 2017

    CHINA China Chatbot Goes Rogue: “Do You Love The Communist Party?” “No”Louise Lucas, Nicolle Liu, & Yingzhi YanG, FINANCIAL TIMES Two chatbots with decidedly non-socialist characteristics were pulled from one of China’s most popular messaging apps after serving up unpatriotic answers about topics including the South China Sea and the...

    Isolated Trump Flails Helplessly as He Bows to Irrational Policies on Russia and Europe Imposed by Congress
    Aug04

    Isolated Trump Flails Helplessly as He Bows to Irrational Policies on Russia and Europe Imposed by Congress

    President Donald Trump has signed the sanctions bill against Russia, North Korea, and Iran. With the near-unanimous, veto-proof margin by which the so-called “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act” was passed by both the House and the Senate, Trump was in a lose-lose position.In the signing statement issued by...

    How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites
    Aug04

    How Google Analytics Codes Unearthed a Network of South African Fake News Sites

    In July 2015, Lawrence Alexander published a report uncovering a number of ostensibly local, Ukrainian news sites that were actually operated out of the so-called “Troll Factory” of St. Petersburg, at 55 Savushkina Street. Lawrence found the connection between these sites by locating a shared Google Analytics ID, which showed that the sites were...

    Russia wants 5-year sentence for a Ukrainian flag in illegally occupied Crimea
    Aug04

    Russia wants 5-year sentence for a Ukrainian flag in illegally occupied Crimea

    The verdict is awaited in the ‘trial’ in Russian-occupied Crimea of Ukrainian farmer and activist Volodymyr Balukh. The de facto prosecutor has demanded five years and one month imprisonment for the Ukrainian activist and recognized political prisoner, and the behaviour thus far of the ‘judge’ – Maria Bedritskaya – gives no grounds...

    Russia-Moldova Row Deepens
    Aug04

    Russia-Moldova Row Deepens

    Chisinau’s treatment of Russian deputy PM ‘absolutely unacceptable,’ says Kremlin spokesman. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Russia Sanctions and The Coming Crackdown on Americans
    Aug04

    Russia Sanctions and The Coming Crackdown on Americans

    Illustration from “Hamilton 68” project website.Last week I wrote an article and did an interview explaining that in my reading of the new Russia sanctions bill just signed by President Trump, there is a measure opening the door to a US government crackdown on some of the non-mainstream media. In particular, Section 221 of the...

    DUP leader says reunification is a “non-runner” as Irish senator foresees referendum in the next decade
    Aug03

    DUP leader says reunification is a “non-runner” as Irish senator foresees referendum in the next decade

    DUP leader says reunification is a “non-runner” as Irish senator foresees referendum in the next decadeDiscussing an Irish parliament committee report titled ‘Brexit and the future of Ireland’, rapporteur Mark Daly of Fianna Fáil said, “I think a referendum [on unification] will be held in the next decade. The lesson from Brexit is that you...

    Russian Sanctions: The Kremlin’s Response
    Aug03

    Russian Sanctions: The Kremlin’s Response

    By Jacob L. Shapiro The U.S. has issued a direct challenge to Russia with the passage of expanded sanctions. U.S. President Donald Trump begrudgingly signed a bill Aug. 2 that was passed by both the House of Representatives and the Senate with veto-proof majorities. If Russia does not respond, it will appear weak – something the Kremlin...

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