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    How 9/11 led to President Donald Trump
    Aug03

    How 9/11 led to President Donald Trump

    (Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Thomas Shanahan) It is sometimes hard to locate the genesis of a catastrophe. Most examples of societal breakdown are preceded by a long period of decay, before a moment of truth sets a country on an irreversible downward plummet. The French Revolution came about after years of costly wars, leading to a...

    Why Europe Opposes America’s New Russia Sanctions
    Aug03

    Why Europe Opposes America’s New Russia Sanctions

    When President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a bill that will impose new sanctions on Russia, he simultaneously expressed his opposition to the measure. The law aims to punish Moscow for its interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and limit the president’s own ability to unilaterally lift such sanctions. “By limiting the...

    Hero pilot honoured with medal for courage after ‘blind’ landing
    Aug03

    Hero pilot honoured with medal for courage after ‘blind’ landing

    August 03, 2017 5:00 AMISTANBUL • A Ukrainian pilot has been hailed a hero and awarded the country’s national medal for courage after he safely landed a passenger plane following a freak hailstorm over Turkey which smashed its windscreen. …read more Source: The Straits...

    Ex-Ukraine leader’s trial won’t heal nation
    Aug03

    Ex-Ukraine leader’s trial won’t heal nation

    August 03, 2017 5:00 AMWhen Ukraine’s authorities first decided that Viktor Yanukovych, the country’s deposed president, should stand trial for allegedly ordering the shooting of dozens of demonstrators against his regime, they envisaged the kind of trial to cleanse a nation’s dark past, similar to those that took place in other...

    Georgian President tells VOA He is Confident of US Support
    Aug03

    Georgian President tells VOA He is Confident of US Support

    Nana Sanjaia of VOA’s Georgian service spoke with Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, following Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the country. Below is a transcript, edited for clarity and length. Q: Vice President Mike Pence is the highest official of the current U.S. administration who visited Georgia. What is the takeout...

    In Kiev, Russia-blamed assassinations are becoming commonplace in ‘hybrid war’ amid eastern Ukraine’s uprising
    Aug02

    In Kiev, Russia-blamed assassinations are becoming commonplace in ‘hybrid war’ amid eastern Ukraine’s uprising

    An explosion that killed a top Ukrainian military intelligence official in his car June 27 wasn’t the only high-profile assassination that’s struck Kiev lately. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Russian Reporter Punched in the Face Live on TV
    Aug02

    Russian Reporter Punched in the Face Live on TV

    A Russian TV reporter’s live coverage was ruined by a rowdy passerby, who punched him and then followed him. The reporter who received the blow was Nikita Razvoz’zhaev, who works for TV station NTV, according to RT.com. The clip was uploaded to YouTube, where it’s gone viral. Razvoz’zhaev was doing a report from...

    Go West, US Vice President Pence Tells Balkan Leaders
    Aug02

    Go West, US Vice President Pence Tells Balkan Leaders

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence accused Russia on Wednesday of working to “destabilize” the Western Balkans and divide the region from the West where he said its future lies. Pence spoke in Montenegro, which joined NATO this year in defiance of Russia, on the final leg of a tour designed to reassure Eastern Europe of Washington’s...

    Russia’s Back-to-the-80s Foreign Policy
    Aug02

    Russia’s Back-to-the-80s Foreign Policy

    “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” The latest round of Russian-American embassy staff hits—Russia cut hundreds of U.S. Embassy employees in an escalatory response to U.S. expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats last December—recall the big Soviet-American embassy staff expulsions of 1986. Few recall the details of these Reagan-era...

    Kremlin, St Petersburg and Kiev before the Bolsheviks
    Aug02

    Kremlin, St Petersburg and Kiev before the Bolsheviks

    The images, taken between 1890 and 1900, reveal a what life was like in a decade when Nicholas II, Russia’s last Tsar, ascended to the throne following the death of his father. …read more Source: Daily...