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    The Morning Vertical, June 17, 2017
    Jun17

    The Morning Vertical, June 17, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    A Waltz Amid Ruins
    Jun17

    A Waltz Amid Ruins

    Ukrainian students were determined to hold their graduation ball in their old school building — even though it was blasted to pieces in fighting. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Verdict coming in German trial of former Auschwitz guard
    Jun17

    Verdict coming in German trial of former Auschwitz guard

    BERLIN (AP) — A 94-year-old former SS sergeant who served as a guard at Auschwitz faces a possible 15 years in prison if found guilty Friday of more than 100,000 counts of accessory to murder on allegations he helped the Nazi death camp kill 1.1 million Jews and others. Reinhold Hanning admitted to the Detmold state court during his trial that he...

    7 Countries With Their Own Versions Of Donald Trump
    Jun17

    7 Countries With Their Own Versions Of Donald Trump

    Donald Trump may be a distinctly American figure, but his politics are far from unique to the U.S. He is part of a wave of far-right populists around the world, especially in Europe, that has grown in power in the wake of the mass migration of refugees from the Middle East and Africa, and a number of deadly terror attacks.These demagogues are...

    Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s prime minister, puts corruption fight at top of agenda
    Jun17

    Volodymyr Groysman, Ukraine’s prime minister, puts corruption fight at top of agenda

    Ukraine’s prime minister said his 60-day-old government wants to make a quick start in tackling deep-seated corruption in order to boost the economy and attract international investment. “Reforms provide us with an opportunity to change our country and reach its maximum potential,” Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said at a...

    Minsk Implementation Seen as Key to EU-Russia Relations
    Jun17

    Minsk Implementation Seen as Key to EU-Russia Relations

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker’s trip to Russia this week has raised further speculation that EU sanctions against Russia, over its actions in Ukraine, are wavering just ahead of a vote on whether to extend the punitive measures. Juncker is the highest-level EU official to visit Russia since it annexed Crimea. His...

    Did the Liberals have to wait to call ISIS genocidal?
    Jun17

    Did the Liberals have to wait to call ISIS genocidal?

    Yazidi refugees celebrate news of the liberation of their homeland of Sinjar from ISIL extremists, while at a refugee camp on November 13, 2015 in Derek, Rojava, Syria. Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq say they have retaken Sinjar, with the help of airstrikes from U.S. led coalition warplanes. The Islamic State captured Sinjar in August 2014,...

    ‘Allegedly’ Disappears as Russians Blamed for DNC Hack
    Jun17

    ‘Allegedly’ Disappears as Russians Blamed for DNC Hack

    A Washington Post video turned a computer security firm’s allegations about a DNC hack into a series of unsourced factoids. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday (6/14/16) that Russian intelligence had hacked the DNC servers to steal opposition research on Donald Trump: Russian Government Hackers Penetrated DNC, Stole Opposition Research...

    Ukraine ‘outraged’ by UN chief’s remarks on Russia
    Jun17

    Ukraine ‘outraged’ by UN chief’s remarks on Russia

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ukraine’s U.N. ambassador said Thursday he is “completely outraged” by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s comments in a prepared speech saying Russia has a critical role to play in ending the conflict in his country. Volodymyr Yelchenko said Ban’s prepared comments for the St. Petersburg International Economic...

    Watch Cheerful Russian Construction Workers Build an Illegal Bridge
    Jun17

    Watch Cheerful Russian Construction Workers Build an Illegal Bridge

    Russia’s 12-mile bridge to Crimea is “building the future.” …read more Source: Foreign...