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    EU To Vote On Ukraine Visa Liberalization In October
    Sep16

    EU To Vote On Ukraine Visa Liberalization In October

    European Parliament President Martin Schulz says he hopes the bloc will vote on visa liberalization for Ukraine in October. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US to Shift Military Assets to Syria Under Deal
    Sep16

    US to Shift Military Assets to Syria Under Deal

    WASHINGTON—The U.S. military will have to shift surveillance aircraft from other regions and increase the number of intelligence analysts to coordinate attacks with Russia under the Syria cease-fire deal partly in order to target militants the U.S. has largely spared, senior officials say. Senior defense and military officials told The Associated...

    The Morning Vertical, September 16, 2016
    Sep16

    The Morning Vertical, September 16, 2016

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

    Poroshenko: Russia Has Made Crimea ‘Concentration Camp’
    Sep16

    Poroshenko: Russia Has Made Crimea ‘Concentration Camp’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of transforming Crimea in to a “concentration camp” and urged Western states to impose new sanctions on Moscow. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Denmark Refuses to Recognize Russian Elections in Crimea
    Sep16

    Denmark Refuses to Recognize Russian Elections in Crimea

    Denmark has refused to recognize the forthcoming results of Russia’s upcoming parliamentary election in annexed Crimea, as requested by Ukraine, Radio Free Europe reports. Russia’s nationwide parliamentary elections on Sunday will be its first since the annexing of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. Although the Russian government has de...

    Singapore gets third Paralympic gold in its history thanks to swimming champ Yip Pin Xiu
    Sep16

    Singapore gets third Paralympic gold in its history thanks to swimming champ Yip Pin Xiu

    National para-swimmer Yip Pin Xiu has won a second gold medal at the Rio Paralympics on Friday morning, local media reported. She came in first in the women’s 50m backstroke S2 event with the timing of 1 min 00.33sec, followed by China’s Feng Yazhu (1:02.66) and Ukraine’s Iryna Sotska (1:17.22). SEE ALSO: Table tennis player who...

    We Have to Deal With Putin
    Sep16

    We Have to Deal With Putin

    Since Donald Trump said that if Vladimir Putin praised him, he would return the compliment, Republican outrage has not abated. Arriving on Capitol Hill to repair ties between Trump and party elites, Gov. Mike Pence was taken straight to the woodshed. John McCain told Pence that Putin was a “thug and a butcher,” and Trump’s embrace of him...

    US And Russia Strike Unprecedented Cease-Fire
    Sep16

    US And Russia Strike Unprecedented Cease-Fire

    The U.S. and Russia have reached an unprecedented agreement on a cease-fire in the Syrian civil war that will allow humanitarian assistance to reach beleaguered parts of the country and lead to coordinated U.S. and Russian strikes against ISIS and Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. The ceasefire took effect Monday evening and Tuesday was the first full day of...

    Ukraine Faces Battle to Speed Economic Growth, Secure Peace
    Sep16

    Ukraine Faces Battle to Speed Economic Growth, Secure Peace

    Ukraine feels its reform efforts have been vindicated by the International Monetary Fund’s decision to give it another $1 billion in aid, but the country still faces a struggle to speed economic growth and achieve lasting change. After waiting for nearly a year for Kyiv to accelerate reforms, the IMF announced the release of more aid...

    5 reasons Trump might fall in autumn
    Sep16

    5 reasons Trump might fall in autumn

    The GOP nominee prefers his KFC by the bucket, devours the fries before the Big Mac, and only eats greens out of taco bowls perched atop white linen napkins — but make no mistake, these are Donald Trump’s salad days.Counted down in the dark days after his gloomy Cleveland convention, with polls showing him behind by double digits, Trump has...