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    World Press Freedom Day brings calls for journalist’s release from prison
    May03

    World Press Freedom Day brings calls for journalist’s release from prison

    The government of Azerbaijan was under growing international pressure to release the investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova from prison Tuesday, as she was honored with UNESCO’s annual World Press Freedom Prize. Ismayilova, a contributor to the Azerbaijani service of Radio Free Europe, was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in jail in...

    [Ticker] New commander takes charge of US forces in Europe
    May03

    [Ticker] New commander takes charge of US forces in Europe

    US general Curtis Scaparrotti has replaced Philip Breedlove as commander of the roughly 65,000-strong US military force in Europe, and will also succeed him on Wednesday as Nato military chief. Scaparrotti previously served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Breedlove was a leading critic of Russian aggression against Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    The Morning Vertical, May 3, 2016
    May03

    The Morning Vertical, May 3, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: US
    May03

    NATO weighs four battalions in Eastern states to deter Russia: US

    The NATO alliance is weighing rotating four battalions of troops through Eastern member states, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday, in the latest proposal by allies to guard against aggressive behavior by Russia.The Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — which joined NATO in 2004, have requested greater presence of the...

    Putin approves simplified procedure of issuing residence permits to refugees from Ukraine
    May03

    Putin approves simplified procedure of issuing residence permits to refugees from Ukraine

    MOSCOW. KAZINFORM – Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a law on simplified procedure of issuing residence permits to refugees from Ukraine and other countries. A relevant document was posted on Sunday on the official internet portal of legal information, TASS reports. …read more Source:...

    MEPs clarify position on Magnitsky sanctions
    May03

    MEPs clarify position on Magnitsky sanctions

    Senior MEPs from the EU parliament’s main groups have urged diplomats to impose sanctions on Russian officials over the killing of anti-corruption activist Sergei Magnitsky. …read more Source:...

    Freedom of the Press Index: Press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015
    May03

    Freedom of the Press Index: Press freedom declined to its lowest point in 12 years in 2015

    TODAY marks the observance of World Press Freedom Day, which only serves to highlight the sobering fact that last year saw the global level of press freedom sink to its lowest point in 12 years, according to the Freedom of the Press 2016 index. The index was released as part of the Freedom of the Press 2016 report, which put the global average...

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report
    May03

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report

    Freedom of the Press is an annual report on media independence around the world, produced by Freedom House, a watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. The report assesses the degree of print, broadcast and digital media freedom in 199 countries and territories. Freedom of the Press 2016, key...

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report
    May03

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report

    Freedom of the Press is an annual report on media independence around the world, produced by Freedom House, a watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. The report assesses the degree of print, broadcast and digital media freedom in 199 countries and territories. Freedom of the Press 2016, key...

    Who Started the Second Cold War?
    May03

    Who Started the Second Cold War?

    Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks. Also in April, the U.S. destroyer Donald Cook, off Russia’s Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, was twice buzzed by Russian planes. Vladimir Putin’s message: Keep your spy planes and ships a respectable distance away from us....