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    Trump once said Jon Huntsman was “weak.” Now he’s picked him to be the Russian ambassador.
    Jul19

    Trump once said Jon Huntsman was “weak.” Now he’s picked him to be the Russian ambassador.

    He’s got his work cut out for him. Donald Trump once slammed former Utah governor and GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman as a “lightweight” and accused him of “[giving] away our country to China” when he was the US ambassador there. Now, Trump has decided to reward him with the toughest diplomatic gig in Washington today:...

    Poroshenko Visits Boundary ‘Abyss’ Between Georgia And South Ossetia
    Jul19

    Poroshenko Visits Boundary ‘Abyss’ Between Georgia And South Ossetia

    On a visit to Georgia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko described the line between Russia-backed separatists in South Ossetia and Georgian government-held territory as an “abyss” between the past and the future. (RFE/RL’s Georgian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US, Ukrainian Marines Conduct Amphibious Assault During Drills
    Jul19

    US, Ukrainian Marines Conduct Amphibious Assault During Drills

    Marines from the United States and Ukraine carried out a coordinated amphibious assault drill during exercise Sea Breeze in the Ukrainian town of Mykolaivka, the US European Command (EUCOM) said in a release on Wednesday. The drills, which began on July 10 and will last until July 23, are taking place in the north-western part […] …read...

    Tech: Anti-gay threats, Geiger counters, and insecurities about John Oliver: HBO’s journey to interview the Chechen leader
    Jul19

    Tech: Anti-gay threats, Geiger counters, and insecurities about John Oliver: HBO’s journey to interview the Chechen leader

    "Real Sports" correspondent David Scott takes us through his revealing interview with the leader of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. On Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” correspondent David Scott got the rare opportunity to speak to the pugnacious leader of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan...

    Montenegro: Ukrainian AN-32P joins firefighting efforts
    Jul19

    Montenegro: Ukrainian AN-32P joins firefighting efforts

    A Ukrainian AN-32P firefighting plane on Wednesday morning joined the effort to extinguish a wildfire above Obosnik, near the coastal town of Tivat. According to Montenegro’s state broadcaster, the plane has the capacity to carry 8,000 liters of water. A Super Puma helicopter, with 2,000-liter capacity, is also expected to arrive from...

    Tech: Anti-gay threats, Geiger counters, and insecurities about John Oliver: HBO’s journey to interview the Chechen president
    Jul19

    Tech: Anti-gay threats, Geiger counters, and insecurities about John Oliver: HBO’s journey to interview the Chechen president

    "Real Sports" correspondent David Scott takes us through his revealing interview with Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov. On Tuesday’s episode of HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” correspondent David Scott got the rare opportunity to speak to the pugnacious leader of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov. The...

    Pavel Sheremet: The Life And Violent Death Of A Journalist
    Jul19

    Pavel Sheremet: The Life And Violent Death Of A Journalist

    Journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed by a car bomb in Kyiv on July 20, 2016. One year on, Ukrainian authorities still have not identified any suspects. Sheremet was a well-known reporter who had worked at prominent media outlets in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine during his career. He was often threatened and harassed for his hard-hitting journalism...

    Fresh Ukraine clashes kill 2 as rebels plan new ‘state’
    Jul19

    Fresh Ukraine clashes kill 2 as rebels plan new ‘state’

    Kiev said the two servicemen were killed by shelling from Russian-backed rebels some 40 kilometres north of the insurgent capital Donetsk, the deadliest daily toll in two weeks. …read more Source: World...

    Fresh Ukraine clashes kill 2 as rebels plan new ‘state’
    Jul19

    Fresh Ukraine clashes kill 2 as rebels plan new ‘state’

    KIEV: Fresh clashes in east Ukraine left two soldiers dead Wednesday in a spike in fighting as a key rebel leader announced he planned to create a new “state”. Kiev said the two servicemen were killed by shelling from Russian-backed rebels some 40km north of the insurgent capital Donetsk, the deadliest daily toll in two weeks....

    Manchester has a Soviet statue of Engels. Shame no one asked the city’s Ukrainians | Kevin Bolton
    Jul19

    Manchester has a Soviet statue of Engels. Shame no one asked the city’s Ukrainians | Kevin Bolton

    The monument is a piece of propaganda. Efforts to celebrate it have ignored the voices of all those Mancunians who suffered under communism• Kevin Bolton is an archives consultant living in StockportI first heard that Manchester’s city centre had a new statue when pictures appeared on my Twitter timeline on Monday morning. The media...