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    A novel drawn from the headlines
    Jul29

    A novel drawn from the headlines

    “Terminal Payback,” by Wolodymyr Mohuchy, Xlibris Publishing, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-5144-9214-7 (softcover), $19.99, and 978-1-5144-9213-0 (hardcover,) $29.50, 218 pp; 978-1-5144-9275-5 (e-book) $3.99. As tensions between the U.S. and Russia continue, following Russia’s aggressive actions against Ukraine and its occupation of eastern Ukraine...

    Google Maps Reverts To Soviet-Era Place Names In Crimea 
    Jul29

    Google Maps Reverts To Soviet-Era Place Names In Crimea 

    U.S. tech giant Google has reinstated existing Soviet-era place names on online maps of Russia-annexed Crimea after it angered Moscow by changing them to correspond with names that Ukraine hopes to adopt in future under its “decommunization” law. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump has a record of siding with Vladimir Putin on key issues
    Jul29

    Donald Trump has a record of siding with Vladimir Putin on key issues

    MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia’s military takeover of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised eyebrows about the Republican candidate’s intentions toward the Kremlin. “We’ll...

    U.S. Diplomats Accuse Russia Of Undermining Ukraine Peace Plan
    Jul29

    U.S. Diplomats Accuse Russia Of Undermining Ukraine Peace Plan

    Two top U.S. diplomats working to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine have accused Russia of continuing to supply separatist fighters with fuel and weapons and creating a “deteriorating security situation” in the region that is as bad as it was a year ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, July 29, 2016
    Jul29

    The Morning Vertical, July 29, 2016

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

    The View From A Russian Frigate In Crimea
    Jul29

    The View From A Russian Frigate In Crimea

    Russia recently introduced a new warship in the Black Sea, an area of heightened tension since Russia’s seizure of Crimea two years ago. NPR’s Corey Flintoff was invited onboard. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine NATO Representative Killed In Missile Explosion Accident
    Jul29

    Ukraine NATO Representative Killed In Missile Explosion Accident

    Three people, including a NATO representative, were killed in Ukraine on Thursday when a missile accidentally exploded while being offloaded at a defense facility in the country’s northeast. Ammunition, including missiles, was being taken to a facility run by Ukroboronprom — a state-owned defense company — for disposal. …read more...

    IMF Announces Further Delay In Ukraine Bailout
    Jul29

    IMF Announces Further Delay In Ukraine Bailout

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that it has not yet decided to resume a bailout of Ukraine, which was halted over corruption concerns last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Has Armenian Leader’s Back in Police-Station Stand-Off — or Does It?
    Jul29

    Russia Has Armenian Leader’s Back in Police-Station Stand-Off — or Does It?

    Image: This poster is circulating virally on Armenian social media. Journalist and human rights defender Levon Barseghian was recently arrested after criticizing the authorities during the ongoing Erebuni protests in Armenia. YEREVAN, Armenia — When I learned that armed men had occupied a police station in Armenia on July 17 to demand the...

    Speaking Truth to the Pope; Speaking Truth to Muslims
    Jul29

    Speaking Truth to the Pope; Speaking Truth to Muslims

    On Wednesday, July 27, Pope Francis arrived in Krakow, Poland, in order to celebrate World Youth Day. As part of this trip, the pope commented on controversy surrounding Muslim migration to Europe. Many of these comments reveal an apparent ignorance of Polish history and current reality, a privileging of Marxist and culturally relativist...