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    Russia-Ukraine tensions rise as Putin hints at war
    Aug16

    Russia-Ukraine tensions rise as Putin hints at war

    Ukraine says it thinks Vladimir Putin is planning a new invasion, and it’s not hard to see why: the Russian leader has built up troops on its border and resumed the hostile rhetoric that preceded his annexation of Crimea two years ago. …read more Source: Global...

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold
    Aug16

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold

    Oleg Verniaiev of the Ukraine picked up his second medal in men’s gymnastics, taking gold in the parallel bars final on Tuesday …read more Source: U.S....

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold
    Aug16

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold

    Oleg Verniaiev of the Ukraine picked up his second medal in men’s gymnastics, taking gold in the parallel bars final on Tuesday. A bronze medalist in the all-around four years ago, Leyva was originally an alternate on the 2016 team before stepping in after John Orozco was injured during training in the weeks leading up to the games. Tom...

    Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided
    Aug16

    Ukraine’s honoring of war criminals leaves its Jews uneasy — and divided

    A statue of Stepan Bandera in Lviv, Ukraine, September 2014 (Courtesy of Andrey Syasko) (JTA) — When Vladimir Putin grabbed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, the Russian president claimed it was to protect minorities from anti-Semitic fascists whom Putin maintained were behind the revolution that year that ousted his ally in Kiev, former President...

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold
    Aug16

    The Latest: Ukrainian gymnast takes men’s parallel bars gold

    The Latest on the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (all times local): … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    How Russia Saw Donald Trump’s Big Speech On Foreign Policy
    Aug16

    How Russia Saw Donald Trump’s Big Speech On Foreign Policy

    There wasn’t a whole lot for Russia to love about Donald Trump’s foreign policy agenda, at least not the version of it that he recited on Monday from a pair of teleprompters at a university in Ohio. Still, the reporters at the Kremlin’s main television station had enough to work with. “Crush and destroy!” began the teaser at the...

    Anti-Modernity, Within and Without
    Aug16

    Anti-Modernity, Within and Without

    Editor’s note: Read part three here.As described in Part 3, the concentration of political power in the hands of the state is an evolved accouterment of modernity, but it is not part of modernity’s essential definition. The modern state system, however, which goes back to Westphalia, really is quintessentially modern precisely because...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Condemns Russian ‘Slave Mentality’
    Aug16

    Ukraine’s Savchenko Condemns Russian ‘Slave Mentality’

    Ukraine’s most popular politician, who spent nearly two years in Russian and rebel captivity, has accused Russians of having the mentality of slaves in an interview with Ukrainian news site Apostrof. Nadiya Savchenko, a former military pilot, who was captured during the height of combat in east Ukraine two years ago, was elected to...

    Fighting Flares In Mariinka, Eastern Ukraine, As Both Sides Hold Ground
    Aug16

    Fighting Flares In Mariinka, Eastern Ukraine, As Both Sides Hold Ground

    Ukrainian troops traded fire overnight with Russia-backed separatists in the eastern city of Mariinka, where both sides have been holding their positions for weeks. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Matt Taibbi on Trump’s Position on NATO, Russia & his Campaign Head’s $13 Million Scandal in Ukraine
    Aug16

    Matt Taibbi on Trump’s Position on NATO, Russia & his Campaign Head’s $13 Million Scandal in Ukraine

    During Donald Trump’s speech in Youngstown, Ohio, on Monday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump reversed his earlier threats to defy NATO treaties, and instead said he would work closely with the alliance to defeat ISIS. For more, we speak with award-winning journalist Matt Taibbi, author Phyllis Bennis and co-founder of the...