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    The Daily Vertical: History As Heresy
    May19

    The Daily Vertical: History As Heresy

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Report Shows People Across The Globe Willing To Help Refugees
    May19

    Report Shows People Across The Globe Willing To Help Refugees

    Despite what their governments might say, citizens around the world are overwhelmingly open to the idea of helping refugees. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Clinton’s Hawk-in-Waiting
    May19

    Clinton’s Hawk-in-Waiting

    The other day, a question popped up on a Facebook thread I was commenting on: “Where is Victoria Nuland?” The short answer, of course, is that she is still holding down her position as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs. But a related question begs for a more expansive response: Where will Victoria Nuland be after...

    Muslim nations block gay groups from UN Aids conference
    May19

    Muslim nations block gay groups from UN Aids conference

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Major Western nations are protesting a move to block gay and transgender groups from attending a high-level United Nations conference on AIDS. A letter from Egypt on behalf of 51 countries in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation asked that 11 organizations not be allowed to attend the conference next month. The letter,...

    Islamic Countries Are Blocking LGBT Groups From A UN Meeting On AIDS
    May18

    Islamic Countries Are Blocking LGBT Groups From A UN Meeting On AIDS

    More than 20 nonprofit groups, most of which work explicitly with gay and transgender communities, are being blocked from participating in a major UN session on AIDS by a coalition of Islamic countries, as well as Russia and two additional African member states.The 2016 High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS will begin next month in New York. Writing...

    Should the world worry about Russia’s reformed military?
    May18

    Should the world worry about Russia’s reformed military?

    Nikolai Shevchenko, Special to Russia Beyond the Headlines The success of Russia’s campaigns in Crimea and Syria raise a new question: Will Moscow now resort to military force more readily to pursue political interests? …read more Source: United Press...

    IMF Mission Says Kyiv Making Progress On Economy, Despite Difficulties
    May18

    IMF Mission Says Kyiv Making Progress On Economy, Despite Difficulties

    A mission from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said at the conclusion of an eight-day visit to Kyiv that Ukraine has made considerable progress in restoring macroeconomic stability during the past year, despite difficult circumstances faced by the war-torn country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Students, Artists Mark Anniversary Of Crimean Tatar Deportation
    May18

    Students, Artists Mark Anniversary Of Crimean Tatar Deportation

    Students at Kyiv’s National University marked the anniversary of the 1944 mass deportation of Crimean Tatars by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. While in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, artists commemorated the anniversary. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘The Sound of God’: In Iraq, US Airpower Bolsters the Peshmerga’s Fight Against ISIS
    May18

    ‘The Sound of God’: In Iraq, US Airpower Bolsters the Peshmerga’s Fight Against ISIS

    MOSUL FRONT, Iraq—The old peshmerga general smiled at the sound of the U.S. fighter jets. “That’s the sound of God,” he said. Gen. Omar Hama Ali Farag held a pair of binoculars to his eyes, scanning Islamic State positions about a mile away, across the Great Zab River in the direction of Mosul. “There’s two Daesh fighters hiding...

    Navy Releases Full Video Footage Of Russian Fighter Jets Buzzing US Warship In The Baltic
    May18

    Navy Releases Full Video Footage Of Russian Fighter Jets Buzzing US Warship In The Baltic

    The US Navy has released about a dozen videos that show Russian fighter jets and a helicopter “buzzing” a US Navy destroyer in the Baltic Sea.The incidents occurred over a two-day period last month, and were first documented in a series of short clips released on YouTube by the Navy. In the newly released footage, which the Navy made...