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    Concerts: Black Mountain, Blue Rodeo and Beirut (and Little Scream) top wicked week of music
    Jul21

    Concerts: Black Mountain, Blue Rodeo and Beirut (and Little Scream) top wicked week of music

    The two do-not-miss shows this week are utterly different, and thankfully not on the same night. Vancouver’s Polaris Prize-shortlisted rock band Black Mountain play Zaphod Beeblebrox on Friday, exhausted after spending weeks on tour. (“We’re no longer 24 years old,” said drummer Joshua Wells, who’s turning 41 this month, “but...

    France Launches Probe Into Security Measures in Nice
    Jul21

    France Launches Probe Into Security Measures in Nice

    French police conducted a counter-terrorism operation in the Argenteuil area north of Paris Thursday near a mosque and an Islamic library, authorities said. It is not yet known whether the operation had any links to last week’s truck attack in Nice. Meanwhile, France’s interior minister said that there were no national police...

    How Donald Trump is Making Us Insecure
    Jul21

    How Donald Trump is Making Us Insecure

    Recent comments by Donald Trump in the New York Times should and will frighten Americans and our allies around the world. In response to questions about the North Atlantic Alliance (NATO) the Republican nominee suggested that he would abandon our friends and fail to protect our allies if they didn’t pay a high enough price. “If we...

    U.S. Army delivers Q-36 Firefinder radar to Ukrainian military
    Jul21

    U.S. Army delivers Q-36 Firefinder radar to Ukrainian military

    Geoff ZiezulewiczWASHINGTON, July 21 (UPI) — The U.S. Army delivered AN-TPQ-36 Firefinder radar systems to the Ukrainian military, the service’s Security Assistance Command said Wednesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Trump hedges on NATO protection against Russian aggression
    Jul21

    Trump hedges on NATO protection against Russian aggression

    WASHINGTON — Republican nominee Donald Trump hinted the U.S. may revisit NATO’s longstanding policy of defending its allies against possible Russian aggression if he becomes president, saying that some allies aren’t holding up their end of the bargain. Trump told The New York Times that he would decide whether to protect the Baltic...

    Shocking surveillance video shows moment Ukraine journalist is killed in explosion
    Jul21

    Shocking surveillance video shows moment Ukraine journalist is killed in explosion

    Graphic new video taken from closed-circuit television shows the moment a car bomb in Kyiv killed renowned investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet, an outspoken critic of leaders in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine. …read more Source: Global...

    Could Mocking Russia’s National Anthem Soon Land You in Jail?
    Jul21

    Could Mocking Russia’s National Anthem Soon Land You in Jail?

    Mockery of Russia’s national anthem could soon be a criminal offense that may land you a year-long jail sentence, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reports. Three members of Russia’s upper house of parliament and one of Russia’s lower house of parliament drafted a bill to increase punishments for desecrating Russia’s...

    Town Councilor Tells Of Detention Without Trial By Ukrainian Security Forces
    Jul21

    Town Councilor Tells Of Detention Without Trial By Ukrainian Security Forces

    Kostyantyn Beskorovayni, an elected councilor for the Communist Party in the town of Kostyantynivka, says he was held in unlawful detention in various locations by Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU), from November 2014 until February 2016. Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, which documented his testimony, said Ukrainian authorities...

    Ukraine military receives 10 Dozor-B armored vehicles
    Jul21

    Ukraine military receives 10 Dozor-B armored vehicles

    Geoff ZiezulewiczKIEV, Ukraine, July 21 (UPI) — The Ukrainian military has taken custody of 10 Dozor-B armored vehicles, the Ukroboronprom defense concern announced Wednesday. …read more Source: United Press...

    Polish officials rapped for perceived revisionism of Holocaust history
    Jul21

    Polish officials rapped for perceived revisionism of Holocaust history

    Michael Schudrich, Poland’s chief rabbi, reciting a prayer for the victims of the Jedwabne massacre at the town’s Jewish cemetery, July 10, 2016. (JTA/Cnaan Liphshiz) (JTA) — Several Jewish organizations condemned recent statements by Polish officials that the critics see as detrimental to historical accuracy on the Holocaust and...