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    The 320 Europeans out to protect America’s elections
    Nov08

    The 320 Europeans out to protect America’s elections

    In a sparse, sunlit office just south of Dupont Circle in downtown Washington, with elections just 11 days ahead of them, an elite cadre of voting monitors is laying the groundwork for a national effort to document the fairness, and the legitimacy, of the most contentious American election in decades. Outside, on the campaign trail, Donald Trump...

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko pays official visit
    Nov08

    Ukrainian President Poroshenko pays official visit

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will pay an official visit to Slovenia on Tuesday, which is seen as an opportunity to boost bilateral ties and affirm Slovenia’s support for bringing Ukraine closer to the EU. …read more Source:...

    Pro-Russian Candidate Wins First Round of Bulgarian Election
    Nov08

    Pro-Russian Candidate Wins First Round of Bulgarian Election

    Socialist-backed candidate Rumen Radev, who has called for an end to European Union sanctions against Russia, won the first round of Bulgaria’s presidential election, partial official results showed on Monday. Radev’s close-fought victory over ruling party candidate Tsetska Tsacheva makes the former air force commander the favorite to...

    Saakashvili quits Ukrainian post
    Nov08

    Saakashvili quits Ukrainian post

    KIEV – Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia who resurrected his political career as a regional governor in Ukraine, resigned on Monday, accusing Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko of “personally supporting” corruption. Spitting out his words in anger during a press conference, he lashed out at officials he said were impeding...

    I’ve Got 99 Problems With International Law, And Russia As A Permanent Member Of UN Security Council Is One
    Nov08

    I’ve Got 99 Problems With International Law, And Russia As A Permanent Member Of UN Security Council Is One

    By Emily Young, University of Michigan If change in international legal bodies is something we’ve asked for this week, the United Nations has responded promptly as Russia’s standing invitation to the Human Rights Council, a table of forty-seven, has been rescinded. It’s the first time a permanent Security Council member has been...

    Syria and the Antiwar Tradition
    Nov07

    Syria and the Antiwar Tradition

    Photo by Alisdare Hickson There is major disorientation on the left in many Western countries when it comes to Syria and about how antiwar activists should respond to events on the ground in Syria and Iraq. The highly complex nature of the Syrian war involving a multitude of foreign states and non-state actors would, in the best of times, present...

    Containing a rational Russia
    Nov07

    Containing a rational Russia

    The question of how to handle Russia is a pressing one. In inverse proportion to the weakness of its economy, demographics and armed forces, Russia seems determined to ratchet up its confrontation with the West and break the international system for good. Now, for good measure, explicit threats of nuclear war are being made. Dealing with this...

    Governor steps down in corruption-plagued Odessa
    Nov07

    Governor steps down in corruption-plagued Odessa

    MOSCOW — Mikhail Saakashvili, the former Georgian president who became governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region, announced Monday that he is resigning in frustration at what he characterized as obstruction in efforts to root out corruption. Saakashvili announced his resignation in a video posted on his Facebook page, saying he felt “cheated and...

    The core of Murray’s genius is there is nothing fake on court or off it
    Nov07

    The core of Murray’s genius is there is nothing fake on court or off it

    Pick up any dictionary and check the definition of honesty. There will be references to integrity, loyalty, candour, right-mindedness, authenticity. All of these describe the Andy Murray I have come to know and, without wishing to confer sainthood on the poor man, the best tennis player these islands have had and the freshly crowned No. 1 in the...

    Bulgaria Needs to Be ‘Generator of Solutions,’ Opposition Presidential Candidate Says
    Nov07

    Bulgaria Needs to Be ‘Generator of Solutions,’ Opposition Presidential Candidate Says

    Bulgaria needs ambitions goals from increasing living standards to developing a good security environment, reforming education and fighting shady elements of power, leading presidential candidate Rumen Radev has said. In an interview with public broadcaster BNT, Radev, who has the best result in the first round of Bulgaria’s presidential...