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    Thousands of Russian Orthodox gather in Kiev despite threats
    Jul27

    Thousands of Russian Orthodox gather in Kiev despite threats

    Thousands of Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims have reached the center of Ukraine’s capital to finish their procession to the city’s most revered monastery after their march was disrupted on Tuesday. …read more Source: FOX...

    The Morning Vertical, July 27, 2016
    Jul27

    The Morning Vertical, July 27, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kremlin Dismisses Russian Plot to Assault Poland as ‘Mindless’
    Jul27

    Kremlin Dismisses Russian Plot to Assault Poland as ‘Mindless’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has called speculation that Moscow could mount an offensive on nearby Poland “mindless” state news agency Itar-Tass reported. Poland and the three Baltic states have requested NATO assistance in reinforcing their ability to deal with a potential Russian attack, since the Kremlin’s...

    Armenian Stand-Off Continues to be Tense and Dangerous
    Jul27

    Armenian Stand-Off Continues to be Tense and Dangerous

    Image: Ethnic Armenians have been protesting in and out of the country in recent years. This sign at a Los Angeles rally refers to many Armenians’ belief that Russia interferes in their country’s affairs. (Twitter: @S_Zoppellaro) Lines are hardening in the stand-off between Armenian authorities and supporters of a jailed fringe...

    What’s NATO For, Anyway?
    Jul26

    What’s NATO For, Anyway?

    Donald Trump shocked foreign-policy professionals and observers when he remarked to The New York Times that if he were president, the United States might not come to the defense of an attacked NATO ally that hadn’t fulfilled its “obligation to make payments.” The remark broke with decades of bipartisan commitment to the alliance and, as...

    Kremlin Dismisses Being Behind Democratic Party Hack
    Jul26

    Kremlin Dismisses Being Behind Democratic Party Hack

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has laughed off suggestions that Russia was behind the hack of emails from the U.S. Democratic Party, warning journalists not to make him use unprintable words, state news agency Itar-Tass reports. Over 20,000 emails exchanged by party officials were leaked by hackers last week, exposing damaging...

    Trump Time Capsule #57: Russia, and Taxes
    Jul26

    Trump Time Capsule #57: Russia, and Taxes

    Donald Trump yesterday in North Carolina. (Carlo Allegri / Reuters)When something goes wrong, I start with blunder, confusion, and miscalculation as the likely explanations. Planned-out wrongdoing is harder to pull off, more likely to backfire, and thus less probable.It is getting more difficult to discuss the apparent Russian role in the DNC...

    The Latest: Summer Olympic sports see ‘politics’ in report
    Jul26

    The Latest: Summer Olympic sports see ‘politics’ in report

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the Rio Games (all times local to Rio de Janeiro): 12:45 p.m. The umbrella body for summer Olympic sports says the Russian doping scandals have been misused for “media exposure and political influence” at the expense of the Rio Games. The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations criticizes what it calls...

    U.S. Joins Ukraine And Other NATO Members In Black Sea Drills
    Jul26

    U.S. Joins Ukraine And Other NATO Members In Black Sea Drills

    The 15th annual Sea Breeze naval exercises are underway on the Black Sea. Co-hosted by the Ukrainian and U.S. navies, the drills include personnel from 13 nations including Britain, Turkey, Romania and Georgia. Participating forces are practicing amphibious landings, on-board firefighting, anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue, and other...

    There’s No Business Like The Arms Business
    Jul26

    There’s No Business Like The Arms Business

    Weapons ‘R’ Us (But You’d Never Know It) Cross-posted with TomDispatch.comWhen American firms dominate a global market worth more than $70 billion a year, you’d expect to hear about it. Not so with the global arms trade. It’s good for one or two stories a year in the mainstream media, usually when the annual...