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    A Japanese Phone Line to Nowhere and Nowhere to Go in Aleppo: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Sep30

    A Japanese Phone Line to Nowhere and Nowhere to Go in Aleppo: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    One Last Thing Before I Go Miki Meek | This American Life Producer Miki Meek tells the story of a phone booth in Japan that attracts thousands of people who lost loved ones in the 2011 tsunami and earthquake. A Japanese TV crew from NHK Sendai filmed people inside the phone booth, whose phone is not connected to anything at all.* * *Young Rural...

    The Great Russia-China Oil Alliance Is Here (And Why It Matters)
    Sep30

    The Great Russia-China Oil Alliance Is Here (And Why It Matters)

    Tao Wang Energy, Asia Moscow and Beijing are growing closer for some very obvious reasons. China used to call Russia its ‘older brother’. But never again since the fall of the USSR. In an effort to portray its status as a less powerful yet assuredly more senior neighbour, Russian officials have recently begun referring to their country as...

    Gdansk as a bridge between East and West
    Sep30

    Gdansk as a bridge between East and West

    I feel that we, the countries recently accepted to the European Union, are well positioned to help the aspiring, new democracies reach their dreams of EU accession. That is the reason why I decided to engage in CORLEAP, the forum of local and regional authorities from the European Union and six Eastern Partnership countries. It is the only EU...

    Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism
    Sep30

    Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

    The international criminal investigation concluded that a missile which destroyed the Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine in 2014 and killed all 298 people aboard was fired from rebel-controlled territory by a mobile launcher trucked in from Russia and hastily returned there. …read more Source: San Francisco...

    Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism
    Sep30

    Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 probe criticism

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands has summoned Russia’s ambassador to complain about Russian criticism of the Dutch public prosecutor’s office over the probe into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17. The Russian ambassador was called Friday to the foreign ministry in The Hague over statements that the Dutch say...

    U.K. Ambassador To Ukraine Concerned About Mejlis Ban
    Sep30

    U.K. Ambassador To Ukraine Concerned About Mejlis Ban

    British Ambassador to Ukraine Judith Gough has expressed concerns over a ruling by Russia’s Supreme Court that upheld a ban on the Mejlis, the self-governing body of Crimean Tatars in Ukraine’s occupied territory of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dutch Government Rebukes Russian Ambassador Over MH17 Remarks
    Sep30

    Dutch Government Rebukes Russian Ambassador Over MH17 Remarks

    The Dutch Foreign Ministry has summoned Russia’s ambassador in The Hague for a diplomatic rebuke after Moscow made remarks critical of the criminal investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Fighting in Syria for a Year, Still at Odds With US
    Sep30

    Russia Fighting in Syria for a Year, Still at Odds With US

    WASHINGTON—A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals: getting the U.S. to coordinate combat operations in the civil war. And prospects of a diplomatic resolution seem dim. The yearlong...

    Obama's Secret Bank Deal Helps Iran Get Nuke Missiles 
    Sep30

    Obama's Secret Bank Deal Helps Iran Get Nuke Missiles 

    Treason. This is what it looks like. The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff...

    ‘It Is Like A Virus’—Brussels Braces For Third Referendum Defeat In Hungary
    Sep30

    ‘It Is Like A Virus’—Brussels Braces For Third Referendum Defeat In Hungary

    On walls and billboards across Hungary a war of words has broken out. Deceptively cheery blue and yellow government posters ask shocking questions of passersby: “Did you know that nearly one million immigrants want to come to Europe from Libya alone?” “Did you know that the Paris terror attacks were carried out by immigrants?” Meanwhile, other...