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    Ukrainians Remember Troops Killed In 2014 Ilovaisk Battle
    Aug29

    Ukrainians Remember Troops Killed In 2014 Ilovaisk Battle

    In Kyiv, Ukrainians honored soldiers and security forces killed while fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. They gathered at Saint Michael’s Square to recall those who died two years ago in and around the city of Ilovaisk. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Bulgarians and foreigners join 65th International Cycling Tour of Bulgaria
    Aug29

    Bulgarians and foreigners join 65th International Cycling Tour of Bulgaria

    The 65th International Cycling Tour of Bulgaria takes place in the period August 28 – September 2. It started in Sofia and the final is scheduled for the town of Troyan, central North Bulgaria. The overall length of the tour is 899 km, which are to be covered in 6 stages. 16 teams will join the contest – 3 of them Bulgarian and 13 from abroad – 2...

    Vladimir Putin to skip UN General Assembly
    Aug29

    Vladimir Putin to skip UN General Assembly

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend the United Nations General Assembly in New York this September, the Kremlin announced Monday. “The president does not plan participation in the General Assembly this year,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, according to the TASS news agency. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is...

    Paul Krugman Exposes What’s Behind the Cruel Politics Killing Pregnant Women in Texas
    Aug29

    Paul Krugman Exposes What’s Behind the Cruel Politics Killing Pregnant Women in Texas

    Trump did not invent mean-spirited policies. After a great deal of commentary on the presidential election, Paul Krugman takes it local in Monday’s column. Specifically to Texas where a deeply upsetting trend is taking hold. The mortality rate for pregnant women in the Lone Star state has doubled in recent years, and is now comparable to...

    Paul Krugman Exposes What’s Behind the Politics of Cruelty Killing Pregnant Women in Texas
    Aug29

    Paul Krugman Exposes What’s Behind the Politics of Cruelty Killing Pregnant Women in Texas

    Trump did not invent mean-spirited policies. After a great deal of commentary on the presidential election, Paul Krugman takes it local in Monday’s column. Specifically to Texas where a deeply upsetting trend is taking hold. The mortality rate for pregnant women in the Lone Star state has doubled in recent years, and is now comparable to...

    Cooperate with Russia When We Can, Stand Up to Russia When Necessary
    Aug29

    Cooperate with Russia When We Can, Stand Up to Russia When Necessary

    Twenty-five years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, America’s relations with Russia have reached a post-Cold War low. Russia’s interventions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine have exacerbated tensions with the U.S. and much of Europe. Distrust and sharp rhetoric have reached new levels. But Russia is an active player in areas of...

    Why the International Day Against Nuclear Tests Is Special This Year
    Aug29

    Why the International Day Against Nuclear Tests Is Special This Year

    The Soviet Union detonated hundreds of nuclear devices over a period of 40 years at the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan—but all of that stopped when the test site closed 25 years ago, on Aug. 29, 1991. Fallout from the mushroom clouds above ground and explosions below ground did severe damage over time on the surrounding populations,...

    Human rights groups sound alarm on secret detentions in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Human rights groups sound alarm on secret detentions in Ukraine

    …read more Source: The...

    41.9% decrease in tourist arrivals in July: CAPMAS
    Aug29

    41.9% decrease in tourist arrivals in July: CAPMAS

    The number of tourists who travelled to Egypt in July was 529,200 tourists—a 41.9% decline year-over-year (y-o-y), compared to July 2015, according the Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS). The agency explained in its monthly bulletin on the tourism sector, issued on Monday, that the low number of tourists who travelled...

    Witness Tampering
    Aug29

    Witness Tampering

    Until she won the Nobel Prize in literature last year, Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich was largely unknown in the English- and Russian-speaking worlds. After beginning her career as a reporter, she has spent the past three decades working at the boundary of journalism and literature. Her books, which she calls “novels in voices,” are based...