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    Proposed GOP Stance on Ukraine Sparks Controversy
    Jul21

    Proposed GOP Stance on Ukraine Sparks Controversy

    At this week’s Republican National Convention, a mini-drama has surfaced over what the party’s platform has to say about the conflict in Ukraine. Diana Denman, a Texas delegate who backed her state’s U.S. Senator Ted Cruz for the party’s presidential nominee, has visited Ukraine several times since its independence in...

    All The Countries In A State Of Emergency This Year In One Map
    Jul21

    All The Countries In A State Of Emergency This Year In One Map

    A devastating disaster—either natural or manmade—can trigger a nationwide state of emergency. And there have been plenty of them this year.In the wake of the attacks in Paris last November, which was Europe’s worst terror attack in 10 years, president François Hollande declared a state of emergency. This gave authorities the power to set...

    Nice Attacker Had Accomplices, Paris Prosecutor Says
    Jul21

    Nice Attacker Had Accomplices, Paris Prosecutor Says

    The Paris prosecutor said Thursday that the man who drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice, killing 84 people, had accomplices and seemed to have been plotting his attack for months. Francois Molins told reporters in Paris that information from the attacker’s phone showed searches and photos suggesting he could have...

    Turkish Lawmakers Give Leader Erdogan Sweeping New Powers
    Jul21

    Turkish Lawmakers Give Leader Erdogan Sweeping New Powers

    ANKARA, Turkey—Turkey will be able to extend detention times for suspects and issue decrees without parliamentary approval under a three-month state of emergency approved Thursday by lawmakers following last week’s attempted military coup. Parliament voted 346-115 to approve the national state of emergency, which gives sweeping new powers...

    Will IOC kick Russian Olympic team out of Summer Olympics?
    Jul21

    Will IOC kick Russian Olympic team out of Summer Olympics?

    The sun rises behind Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana) LONDON — Now that Russian track and field athletes have failed in their effort to have their Olympic ban overturned, it’s up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in Rio de Janeiro in 15 days. In...

    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...