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    Angela Merkel: German Chancellor slaps down May on Brexit talks
    Jun22

    Angela Merkel: German Chancellor slaps down May on Brexit talks

    Britain's vote to leave the EU exactly a year ago on Friday was the biggest in a series of shocks that the bloc has faced. German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted Thurday that the EU’s future took priority over Brexit talks as Prime Minister Theresa May met European leaders for the first time since a disastrous election gamble.Under...

    Petra Kvitova: Two-time Wimbledon champion reaches first quarter-final of comeback
    Jun22

    Petra Kvitova: Two-time Wimbledon champion reaches first quarter-final of comeback

    Kvitova did serve a few double faults which briefly seemed worrying, but hit some fine ground strokes and moved better. Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova was cheered as if she had been the home player, after a straight-sets win over Britain’s Naomi Broady in Birmingham on Wednesday carried her into a first quarter-final in eight...

    Tech: Mesmerizing maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years
    Jun20

    Tech: Mesmerizing maps show the global flow of refugees over the last 15 years

    The last decade and a half have been rife with civil unrest, leading millions of displaced persons to seek new, safer lives across foreign borders. President Trump’s administration has made repeated claims that their proposed immigration bans are meant to stop the flow of refugees across US borders. In honor of World Refugee Day, observed...

    Politics: Russia is reportedly behind a disturbing number of assassinations outside its borders
    Jun20

    Politics: Russia is reportedly behind a disturbing number of assassinations outside its borders

    At least 33 murders or mysterious deaths in 5 different countries seem to trace back to Moscow. Since 2003, more than two dozen murders or mysterious deaths in multiple countries seem to trace back to Moscow. But no one seems to be doing much about it. At least 33 people in the UK, US, Ukraine, Greece, India, and Kazakhstan have been murdered or...

    European Union: EU rolls over Crimea sanctions for another year
    Jun19

    European Union: EU rolls over Crimea sanctions for another year

    The European Union on Monday rolled over for another year sanctions imposed to protest Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, which the bloc deems illegal. The European Union on Monday rolled over for another year sanctions imposed to protest Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, which the bloc deems illegal.The...

    Politics: There’s a theme emerging in Mueller’s Russia probe that could prove damning for Trump
    Jun16

    Politics: There’s a theme emerging in Mueller’s Russia probe that could prove damning for Trump

    Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Trump-Russia probe, has moved to hire an all-star team in recent days. Mueller, who was appointed as special counsel last month to lead the probe into Russia’s election interference, is also homing in on money laundering and the business dealings of Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser,...

    UNICEF: East Ukraine fighting imperils water access for 750,00 children
    Jun16

    UNICEF: East Ukraine fighting imperils water access for 750,00 children

    At least 750,000 children in eastern Ukraine are at imminent risk of losing access to safe water supplies after a surge in fighting between the government and separatist rebels, a UN report said Friday. At least 750,000 children in eastern Ukraine are at imminent risk of losing access to safe water supplies after a surge in fighting between the...

    Finance: There were 2 developments this week that could have huge consequences for Russia’s oil
    Jun16

    Finance: There were 2 developments this week that could have huge consequences for Russia’s oil

    "It certainly was not the best week ever for Russian President Vladimir Putin." On Monday, protests against corruption swept across the country in over 100 cities. The protests were organized by the social media-savvy opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Over 1,000 protesters were reportedly detained. Then, on Wednesday, the US Senate...

    Russia Scandal: Senate backs sanctions on country over US election hacking
    Jun15

    Russia Scandal: Senate backs sanctions on country over US election hacking

    This new bill would give sanctions imposed by then president Barack Obama via an executive order the full force of law. The US Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to punish Russia over its alleged election meddling, passing a bill that would bar President Donald Trump from unilaterally easing existing sanctions on Moscow.The vote at a time of...

    Politics: Congress just dealt a huge blow to Trump’s Russia plans, and the White House is already ‘pushing back’
    Jun15

    Politics: Congress just dealt a huge blow to Trump’s Russia plans, and the White House is already ‘pushing back’

    The Senate voted Wednesday, by a 97-to-2 margin, to pass a measure that would toughen sanctions on Russia The Senate voted Wednesday, by a 97-to-2 margin, to pass a measure that would toughen sanctions on Russia and, in Republicans’ first significant blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda, prevent the White House from unilaterally...

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