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    Trump Has a Thing for Despots: The President Can’t Hide His Admiration for the Likes of Putin and el-Sisi
    Apr04

    Trump Has a Thing for Despots: The President Can’t Hide His Admiration for the Likes of Putin and el-Sisi

    Angela Merkel isn’t worth his time, but the leader of a murderous coup gets a warm White House reception. Whenever I hear someone on the cable gabfests say that President Trump is an isolationist I have to wonder if they’ve ever actually listened to anything the man says. It’s true he claimed to have been against military action...

    Trump Has a Thing for Despots: The President Can’t Hide His Admiration for Authoritarians
    Apr04

    Trump Has a Thing for Despots: The President Can’t Hide His Admiration for Authoritarians

    Angela Merkel isn’t worth his time, but the leader of a murderous coup gets a warm White House reception. Whenever I hear someone on the cable gabfests say that President Trump is an isolationist I have to wonder if they’ve ever actually listened to anything the man says. It’s true he claimed to have been against military action...

    Illegal weapons: A global guide
    Apr04

    Illegal weapons: A global guide

    Just today, dozens of Syrians were killed in a suspected chemical weapons attack in Idlib. Be it also by barrel bomb, cluster munition, or landmine, civilians die all too frequently at the hands of weapons the international community has set out to ban. After years of declining use and progress in destroying stockpiles, deaths from such munitions...

    Russia and Belarus Patch Things Up
    Apr04

    Russia and Belarus Patch Things Up

    Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko yesterday agreed to a comprehensive deal on energy and debt that will put a lid on talk of Belarus’s Westward drift. Reuters: At a meeting in St Petersburg, held while the Russian city was reeling from a deadly bombing on a metro train, Russia agreed to refinance Belarus’ debt while Belarus will...

    Watchdog Report: ‘Breakdown of Democracy’ in Poland, Hungary
    Apr04

    Watchdog Report: ‘Breakdown of Democracy’ in Poland, Hungary

    U.S.-based pro-democracy group Freedom House said Tuesday that a “spectacular breakdown of democracy” has been taking place in Poland and Hungary, two countries that stood as models of democratic change after the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe. Hungary now has the lowest democracy score in Central Europe, and Poland’s...

    Presidents of Latvia and Ukraine call for continued sanctions on Russia
    Apr04

    Presidents of Latvia and Ukraine call for continued sanctions on Russia

    The sanctions that have been imposed on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine must continue until full implementation of the Minsk agreements and restoration of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said in a joint statement that has been released to...

    US EU official: no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions
    Apr04

    US EU official: no sign Trump plans to ease Russia sanctions

    David O’Sullivan, the head of the European Union delegation to the United States, Tuesday said he had had no indication from President Donald Trump’s administration that it planned to lift sanctions imposed on Russia over its activities in Ukraine. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Crimea Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Adjourned Until April 18
    Apr04

    Crimea Trial Of RFE/RL Contributor Adjourned Until April 18

    The trial of Crimean journalist Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who has been indicted on separatism-related charges by the Russian authorities controlling the Ukrainian peninsula, has been adjourned until April 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Bad Egg: Nigerian pastor imprisoned in the UK for sexual assault
    Apr04

    Bad Egg: Nigerian pastor imprisoned in the UK for sexual assault

    A Nigerian man of God has been sentenced to jail in the United Kingdom after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting women. A 55-year-old Nigerian man of God based in the United Kingdom, Pastor Benjamin Egbujor, has been jailed after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl and another woman during ‘private prayer...

    Lend Your Leg campaign to help Ukrainian teen
    Apr04

    Lend Your Leg campaign to help Ukrainian teen

    The Slovenian-run demining fund ITF Enhancing Human Security has dedicated its annual campaign on the International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action to a 12-year Ukrainian girl, who suffered severe injuries in a mine explosion. …read more Source:...