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    Kremlin blasts Eurovision   for dropping Russia
    Apr15

    Kremlin blasts Eurovision for dropping Russia

    MOSCOW: Moscow on Friday denounced the decision by Eurovision Song Contest organisers to drop Russia from this year’s contest, following a row with hosts Ukraine. Russia’s state-run Channel One said on Thursday it would not broadcast the event, after rejecting proposals for contestant Yulia Samoilova to take part via video link or be...

    If Marine Le Pen is France’s Donald Trump, then this dark horse with momentum could be their Bernie Sanders
    Apr14

    If Marine Le Pen is France’s Donald Trump, then this dark horse with momentum could be their Bernie Sanders

    (Credit: AP Photo/Bob Edme) Far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen may proudly crow that she is “Made in France,” but it looks like a name mostly unknown outside of the country — France’s own answer to Bernie Sanders — is on the verge of pulling off a major political upset. Jean-Luc Mélenchon was found by a “Paris Match” survey to...

    Politics: Polish foreign minister: Russia may respond to US strike on Syria by escalating war in Ukraine
    Apr14

    Politics: Polish foreign minister: Russia may respond to US strike on Syria by escalating war in Ukraine

    The Polish foreign minister says Russian might respond to the US strike in Syria by escalating the war in Ukraine. Polish Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski said Friday that Russia might respond to the US strike in Syria by escalating fighting in war-torn eastern Ukraine. “Now everyone is waiting for the reaction from Russia. Either it...

    Kremlin raps Eurovision for dropping Russia this year
    Apr14

    Kremlin raps Eurovision for dropping Russia this year

    Moscow has denounced the decision by Eurovision Song Contest organisers to drop Russia from this year’s contest, following a row with hosts Ukraine.Russia’s state-run Channel One said yesterday that it would not broadcast the event, after rejecting proposals for contestant Yulia Samoilova to take part via video link or be replaced,...

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth
    Apr14

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth

    She inspired. She joked. She brought tears to their eyes. Malala Yousafzai, the passionate 19-year-old who was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Pakistan five years ago, brought Canadian politicians from both sides of the aisle to their feet — even as she provoked them, eye to eye, to do so much more for the education of girls...

    Russia’s Policy in Syria, Afghanistan Clashing with US
    Apr14

    Russia’s Policy in Syria, Afghanistan Clashing with US

    Multi-nation talks on the prospects for Afghan security and national reconciliation, the third such round since December, began Friday in Moscow. Eleven countries are taking part in discussions, including Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan and India. Former Soviet Central Asian states have been invited to attend for the first time. The United...

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Twelfth Week.
    Apr14

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Twelfth Week.

    “The real, the unique misfortune: to see the light of day,” wrote the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran in his 1973 masterwork The Trouble With Being Born. “A disaster which dates back to aggressiveness, to the seed of expansion and rage within origins, to the tendency to the worst which first shook them up.” Cioran was writing about the...

    Trump steps into Putin’s Syrian backyard
    Apr14

    Trump steps into Putin’s Syrian backyard

    Last week’s chemical attack on the rebel-held Syrian city of Khan Sheikhoun compelled US President Donald Trump to strike for the first time at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.With the bombing of an air base in western Syria, the Trump administration stepped into a gaping power vacuum in the Middle East.But what, if...

    Russia says no, drops out of Eurovision
    Apr14

    Russia says no, drops out of Eurovision

    Russia is saying goodbye to Europe’s beloved song contest Eurovision, organizers say, amid growing tensions with neighboring Ukraine, this year’s host country. …read more Source:...

    Where Will Trump Flip-Flop on Foreign Policy Next?
    Apr14

    Where Will Trump Flip-Flop on Foreign Policy Next?

    Donald Trump is nothing if not flexible when it comes to his policy positions. He knows how to seize the limelight, as he did with a surprise strike on Syria, and has been moving along what has charitably been referred to as the “learning curve” on a host of other issues. No issue shows Trump’s willingness to transform more than NATO: “I...