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    French presidential candidate a friendly face for Putin
    Nov23

    French presidential candidate a friendly face for Putin

    French presidential frontrunner Francois Fillon has known Russian leader Vladimir Putin through good times and bad — and believes that dialogue, not threats, are key to handling the Kremlin strongman. Fillon, a conservative hoping to clinch the nomination for the Republicans party over the centrist Alain Juppe at the weekend, has taken an overtly...

    Ukrainian teacher held for trying to sell schoolgirl, 13
    Nov23

    Ukrainian teacher held for trying to sell schoolgirl, 13

    Kharkiv: A school teacher on Wednesday appeared in court in Ukraine after allegedly trying to sell a 13-year-old schoolgirl under her care for more than $10,000. Language teacher Galyna Kovalenko, 52, who has been charged with human trafficking, faces up to 15 years in jail if found guilty of targeting the girl who was a pupil at the state...

    Watch a Ukrainian Su-27 almost crash during a stupidly low pass
    Nov23

    Watch a Ukrainian Su-27 almost crash during a stupidly low pass

    Youtube Ukrainian Air Force pilots love flying low and be filmed in the process. In the last couple of years we have published several videos showing pretty dangerous low passes: a Su-25 Frogfoot buzzing a group of female soldiers posing for a photograph, another one performing a low passage along a taxiway of a military airfield in northwestern...

    EU Parliament Urges Fight Against Russia’s ‘Fake News’
    Nov23

    EU Parliament Urges Fight Against Russia’s ‘Fake News’

    The European Parliament has warned that “hostile propaganda” by Russia against the EU is growing, while urging member states to increase their efforts to counter disinformation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US-Iranian citizen convicted for trying to buy 200 missiles for Iran
    Nov23

    US-Iranian citizen convicted for trying to buy 200 missiles for Iran

    US Drug Enforcement Administration/Handout via REUTERSA dual citizen of Iran and the United States was found guilty on Tuesday on charges that he tried to help acquire surface-to-air missiles and aircraft components for the government of Iran in violation of U.S. sanctions. Reza Olangian, 56, was convicted by a federal jury in Manhattan on all...

    Ukraine appoints young woman to lead purge of bureaucrats
    Nov23

    Ukraine appoints young woman to lead purge of bureaucrats

    A 23-year-old law graduate has been appointed to lead a campaign in Ukraine to purge officials tainted by corruption of the ousted regime – the second woman in her early 20s with little experience appointed to a top job in the past week. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine names woman, 23, anti-corruption head
    Nov23

    Ukraine names woman, 23, anti-corruption head

    A young graduate is chosen to lead Ukraine’s anti-corruption drive, the second such appointment this month. …read more Source:...

    A poor choice of words to describe rich people | Brief letters
    Nov23

    A poor choice of words to describe rich people | Brief letters

    Plastic packaging | The lure of London | Lewis Carroll’s Latin pun | ‘Ultra-high-net-worth individuals’ | Yugoslavia | Humanities v sciences | HyggeIf we are not recycling all our plastic waste, largely because many councils cannot deal with all the variations (Just a third of plastic is recycled, survey shows, 22 November), why are...

    Russia angered that the European Union passed a law to counter Russian propaganda
    Nov23

    Russia angered that the European Union passed a law to counter Russian propaganda

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday (November 23) said that after lecturingRussia on democracy Europe is trying to silence dissenting opinions. Putin talked to reporters in Moscow after the European Parliament called on the EU and its states to do more to counterRussian “disinformation and propaganda warfare”. With East-West...

    Nikki Haley, Trump’s pick for the UN, has no foreign policy experience. Does it matter?
    Nov23

    Nikki Haley, Trump’s pick for the UN, has no foreign policy experience. Does it matter?

    A brutal war in Syria that has killed more than 400,000 people and sparked a refugee crisis of literally historic proportions. An increasingly aggressive Russia using its military strength to annex parts of other countries. A bloody war in Yemen that has put millions of people on the brink of starvation. A volatile and belligerent dictator with...