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    Has Russia Killed ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical
    Jun16

    Has Russia Killed ISIS Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? 4 Reasons to Be Skeptical

    Russia’s defense ministry declared on Friday that it may have killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in an airstrike on May 28, claiming credit for possibly assassinating the world’s most wanted terrorist. If confirmed, Baghdadi’s death would be an important symbolic blow against the Islamic State, depriving a hierarchical...

    Is Mike Pence pulling a Gerald Ford or a Spiro Agnew?
    Jun16

    Is Mike Pence pulling a Gerald Ford or a Spiro Agnew?

    Mike Pence; Gerald Ford (Credit: AP/Michael Conroy/Photo montage by Salon) Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to hire his own lawyer for the special counsel investigation into alleged ties between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government can mean one of two things — or perhaps even both things at the same...

    UNICEF: East Ukraine fighting imperils water access for 750,00 children
    Jun16

    UNICEF: East Ukraine fighting imperils water access for 750,00 children

    At least 750,000 children in eastern Ukraine are at imminent risk of losing access to safe water supplies after a surge in fighting between the government and separatist rebels, a UN report said Friday. At least 750,000 children in eastern Ukraine are at imminent risk of losing access to safe water supplies after a surge in fighting between the...

    Donald Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russia probe, calls it ‘witch hunt’
    Jun16

    Donald Trump acknowledges he is under investigation in Russia probe, calls it ‘witch hunt’

    President Donald Trump acknowledged on Friday that he is personally under investigation as part of a widening probe into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential race and possible collusion by his campaign, an inquiry that has cast a shadow over his five months in office. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI...

    Book reviews roundup: A Boy in Winter; A Bold and Dangerous Family; Al-Britannia
    Jun16

    Book reviews roundup: A Boy in Winter; A Bold and Dangerous Family; Al-Britannia

    What the critics thought of Rachel Seiffert’s A Boy in Winter, Caroline Moorehead’s A Bold and Dangerous Family and Al-Britannia, My Country: A Journey Through Muslim Britain by James Fergusson Two lesser known aspects of the second world war were explored in fiction and non-fiction this month. Rachel Seiffert’s novel A Boy in...

    Dutch government talks may stretch over the summer
    Jun16

    Dutch government talks may stretch over the summer

    AMSTERDAM — The Netherlands may have no new government until September, as talks to form a coalition have repeatedly failed, the holiday period is approaching, and some politicians are in no hurry to clinch a deal. Three months since the election, a deal between Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s VVD and the three parties...

    Two Russian Opposition Activists Flee To Ukraine
    Jun16

    Two Russian Opposition Activists Flee To Ukraine

    Two activists from Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny’s Anticorruption Foundation (FBK) have fled to Ukraine after state media regulator Roskomnadzor launched investigations against them. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Full text: Trump transition team memo on keeping documents on Russia and the election
    Jun16

    Full text: Trump transition team memo on keeping documents on Russia and the election

    The request asked staffers to compile all documents related to Russia and Ukraine, but also asked for documents related to background research that had been conducted into five men associated with the Trump campaign.Politics …read more Source:...

    U.K. Probing Whether Ukraine’s Tax Chief May Stand Trial In Britain
    Jun16

    U.K. Probing Whether Ukraine’s Tax Chief May Stand Trial In Britain

    British authorities are examining whether Ukraine’s former tax chief, a Ukrainian citizen who may also hold a British passport, committed crimes for which he could be prosecuted in the United Kingdom after a court in Ukraine ignored evidence they provided, according to the British Embassy in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe...

    Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine – NYT
    Jun16

    Trump transition team ordered to save materials on Russia, Ukraine – NYT

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s transition team has been ordered to preserve materials related to ongoing investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, the New York Times reported on Friday, as Trump again assailed the probes. …read more Source: The...