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    Ukraine’s Security Services and Rebels Said to Be Equals in Torture
    Jul21

    Ukraine’s Security Services and Rebels Said to Be Equals in Torture

    A report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International cites abuses by both sides in the war, including waterboarding and the use of electric shocks. …read more Source: The New York...

    Proposed GOP Stance on Ukraine Sparks Controversy
    Jul21

    Proposed GOP Stance on Ukraine Sparks Controversy

    At this week’s Republican National Convention, a mini-drama has surfaced over what the party’s platform has to say about the conflict in Ukraine. Diana Denman, a Texas delegate who backed her state’s U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for the party’s presidential nominee, has visited Ukraine several times since its independence in...

    All The Countries In A State Of Emergency This Year In One Map
    Jul21

    All The Countries In A State Of Emergency This Year In One Map

    A devastating disaster—either natural or manmade—can trigger a nationwide state of emergency. And there have been plenty of them this year.In the wake of the attacks in Paris last November, which was Europe’s worst terror attack in 10 years, president François Hollande declared a state of emergency. This gave authorities the power to set...

    Nice Attacker Had Accomplices, Paris Prosecutor Says
    Jul21

    Nice Attacker Had Accomplices, Paris Prosecutor Says

    The Paris prosecutor said Thursday that the man who drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people, had accomplices and seemed to have been plotting his attack for months. Francois Molins told reporters in Paris that information from the attacker’s phone showed searches and photos suggesting he could have...

    Hillary’s anti-Trump
    Jul21

    Hillary’s anti-Trump

    Retired Admiral James Stavridis, whose vetting as a possible vice president for Hillary Clinton has suddenly placed him in the spotlight in the run-up to her decision, has made a career as a leading warrior-scholar and iconoclast. “Walls don’t work,” he declared as the top commander of NATO in 2012. “Instead of building walls to create...

    Turkish Lawmakers Give Leader Erdogan Sweeping New Powers
    Jul21

    Turkish Lawmakers Give Leader Erdogan Sweeping New Powers

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey will be able to extend detention times for suspects and issue decrees without parliamentary approval under a three-month state of emergency approved Thursday by lawmakers following last week’s attempted military coup. Parliament voted 346-115 to approve the national state of emergency, which gives sweeping new powers...

    Will IOC kick Russian Olympic team out of Summer Olympics?
    Jul21

    Will IOC kick Russian Olympic team out of Summer Olympics?

    The sun rises behind Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) LONDON — Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it’s up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in Rio de Janeiro in 15 days. In...

    Ukraine rebels train locals to fight armed international police (AFP)
    Jul21

    Ukraine rebels train locals to fight armed international police (AFP)

    Shakhtarsk (Ukraine) (AFP) – Pro-Russian insurgents in war-torn eastern Ukraine have staged sabre-rattling training exercises in preparation for the possible deployment of an armed international police force in rebel-held areas. …read more Source: The West...

    Concerts: Black Mountain, Blue Rodeo and Beirut (and Little Scream) top wicked week of music
    Jul21

    Concerts: Black Mountain, Blue Rodeo and Beirut (and Little Scream) top wicked week of music

    The two do-not-miss shows this week are utterly different, and thankfully not on the same night. Vancouver’s Polaris Prize-shortlisted rock band Black Mountain play Zaphod Beeblebrox on Friday, exhausted after spending weeks on tour. (“We’re no longer 24 years old,” said drummer Joshua Wells, who’s turning 41 this month, “but...

    France Launches Probe Into Security Measures in Nice
    Jul21

    France Launches Probe Into Security Measures in Nice

    French police conducted a counter-terrorism operation in the Argenteuil area north of Paris Thursday near a mosque and an Islamic library, authorities said. It is not yet known whether the operation had any links to last week’s truck attack in Nice. Meanwhile, France’s interior minister said that there were no national police...