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    Europe Gets Religion, Again
    Jun09

    Europe Gets Religion, Again

    It was a sunny spring afternoon when the Vatican’s vintage, dove-white Alitalia plane landed smoothly on the island of Lesvos. Marching down the steps to the tune of a Greek military band, Pope Francis was received by the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew, and Ieronymos, Archbishop of Athens—and also by Greece’s devoutly...

    Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession
    Jun09

    Russia’s Spy-Swapping Obsession

    When Eston Kohver, an officer with Estonia’s security police KAPO, was detained by Russian FSB agents two years ago and charged with espionage, the outside world was stunned. According to evidence presented by KAPO, the FSB agents had simply seized Kohver from Estonia’s side of the two countries’ shared border. But...

    Georgians In Ukrainian Army Fight ‘Common Enemy’
    Jun09

    Georgians In Ukrainian Army Fight ‘Common Enemy’

    Veterans of Georgia’s 2008 war with Russia are the first foreign nationals to serve officially in the Ukrainian army, following a new law adopted last year. RFE/RL Ukrainian Service producer Levko Stek spoke with them as they prepared for action in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Navy will station two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean ahead of NATO summit in Warsaw
    Jun09

    US Navy will station two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean ahead of NATO summit in Warsaw

    U.S. NavyABOARD USS HARRY S. TRUMAN (Reuters) – The U.S. military will have two aircraft carriers in the Mediterranean Sea this month ahead of a NATO summit in Warsaw as Washington seeks to balance Russian military activities and accelerate its fight against Islamic State militants. The USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier will hand off to...

    The ‘Emperor’ Has No Clothes
    Jun09

    The ‘Emperor’ Has No Clothes

    A sanctioned friend of Vladimir Putin, the businessman Arkady Rotenberg, has frozen construction on the Kerch channel bridge, due to a lack of financing. Forbes Russia reports the contracting company, Rotenberg’s Stroygazmontazh, did not received a scheduled money transfer from the budget and doesn’t have the capital to continue...

    War With Russia Without Public Debate?
    Jun09

    War With Russia Without Public Debate?

    Stephen F. CohenNATO is continuing its military buildup and “exercises” on Russia’s borders, Moscow is taking “counter-measures,” while the US mainstream media remains silent. …read more Source: The...

    Nationalists Promise ‘Bloody Mess’ As Kyiv’s LGBTs Prepare To March
    Jun09

    Nationalists Promise ‘Bloody Mess’ As Kyiv’s LGBTs Prepare To March

    For the fourth straight year, members of Kyiv’s LGBT community plan to hold a March of Equality. And for the fourth straight year, counterdemonstrators are threatening to stop them by any means, including violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Official: Beware Appeasement With Russia
    Jun09

    Ukrainian Official: Beware Appeasement With Russia

    Amid corruption claims, Ukraine’s chief diplomat to the U.S. discusses future of his country. …read more Source: U.S....

    France to Kick Off Euro 2016 Under Shadow of Terror Threat
    Jun09

    France to Kick Off Euro 2016 Under Shadow of Terror Threat

    This was supposed to be a week of wild excitement for France, as millions of soccer fans and 24 national teams arrive in the country for the four-yearly European Football Championships—a month-long tournament of the world’s most beloved sport, featuring many of the best players on the planet. Instead, after months of violent protests over...

    Ukraine Is Walmart for Terrorists
    Jun09

    Ukraine Is Walmart for Terrorists

    Explosives intercepted by Kievs security service may have been intended for right-wing terror attacks in France. But are the allegations credible? …read more Source: The Daily...