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    Ukraine Journalist and ‘Personal Enemy’ of Vladimir Putin Found Dead Hours After 54th Birthday
    Aug29

    Ukraine Journalist and ‘Personal Enemy’ of Vladimir Putin Found Dead Hours After 54th Birthday

    A Ukrainian journalist who reportedly considered himself a “personal enemy” of Russian President Vladimir Putin was found dead in his apartment on Sunday, the day after he had celebrated his 54th birthday. The Kyiv Operatyvny reported Alexander Shchetinin was found dead on his Kiev apartment balcony by friends who had come to congratulate him....

    The US Defense Industry and the ‘Weaponization’ of American Foreign Policy
    Aug29

    The US Defense Industry and the ‘Weaponization’ of American Foreign Policy

    James CardenWhen the US provides “security assistance” and exports weapons to places like Ukraine and Saudi Arabia, it often benefits nobody besides weapons manufacturers. …read more Source: The...

    Roma Flee Ukrainian Village After Mob Attack Over Killing Of 9-Year-Old Girl
    Aug29

    Roma Flee Ukrainian Village After Mob Attack Over Killing Of 9-Year-Old Girl

    Most of the Romany families in a small village in southern Ukraine have fled after a day of mob violence targeting them over the killing of a 9-year-old girl. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Human Rights Activists Condemn Secret Detentions in Ukraine
    Aug29

    Human Rights Activists Condemn Secret Detentions in Ukraine

    International rights group are raising the alarm about secret detentions in Ukraine. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch published a report this summer detailing the use of torture and secret detentions by both the Ukrainian government and the Russia-backed separatist rebels it is fighting in the country’s east. The two groups said...

    Ukrainians Remember Troops Killed In 2014 Ilovaisk Battle
    Aug29

    Ukrainians Remember Troops Killed In 2014 Ilovaisk Battle

    In Kyiv, Ukrainians honored soldiers and security forces killed while fighting Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014. They gathered at Saint Michael’s Square to recall those who died two years ago in and around the city of Ilovaisk. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Paul Krugman Exposes What’s Behind the Cruel Politics Killing Pregnant Women in Texas
    Aug29

    Paul Krugman Exposes What’s Behind the Cruel Politics Killing Pregnant Women in Texas

    Trump did not invent mean-spirited policies. After a great deal of commentary on the presidential election, Paul Krugman takes it local in Monday’s column. Specifically to Texas where a deeply upsetting trend is taking hold. The mortality rate for pregnant women in the Lone Star state has doubled in recent years, and is now comparable to...

    Cooperate with Russia When We Can, Stand Up to Russia When Necessary
    Aug29

    Cooperate with Russia When We Can, Stand Up to Russia When Necessary

    Twenty-five years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, America’s relations with Russia have reached a post-Cold War low. Russia’s interventions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine have exacerbated tensions with the U.S. and much of Europe. Distrust and sharp rhetoric have reached new levels. But Russia is an active player in areas of...

    Paul Krugman Exposes What’s Behind the Politics of Cruelty Killing Pregnant Women in Texas
    Aug29

    Paul Krugman Exposes What’s Behind the Politics of Cruelty Killing Pregnant Women in Texas

    Trump did not invent mean-spirited policies. After a great deal of commentary on the presidential election, Paul Krugman takes it local in Monday’s column. Specifically to Texas where a deeply upsetting trend is taking hold. The mortality rate for pregnant women in the Lone Star state has doubled in recent years, and is now comparable to...

    Why the International Day Against Nuclear Tests Is Special This Year
    Aug29

    Why the International Day Against Nuclear Tests Is Special This Year

    The Soviet Union detonated hundreds of nuclear devices over a period of 40 years at the Semipalatinsk Test Site in Kazakhstan—but all of that stopped when the test site closed 25 years ago, on Aug. 29, 1991. Fallout from the mushroom clouds above ground and explosions below ground did severe damage over time on the surrounding populations,...

    Witness Tampering
    Aug29

    Witness Tampering

    Until she won the Nobel Prize in literature last year, Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich was largely unknown in the English- and Russian-speaking worlds. After beginning her career as a reporter, she has spent the past three decades working at the boundary of journalism and literature. Her books, which she calls “novels in voices,” are based...