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    The Morning Vertical, September 14, 2016
    Sep14

    The Morning Vertical, September 14, 2016

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

    Vox Sentences: The best economic news America’s had in a decade
    Sep14

    Vox Sentences: The best economic news America’s had in a decade

    Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Basically everybody but the wealthiest Americans got wealthier in 2015;...

    Chinese dominate medal count at Paralympics
    Sep14

    Chinese dominate medal count at Paralympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At the Riocentro Pavilion 2, the only sound in the table tennis arena was a steady tapping as the two competitors in the gold medal match struggled for points. On one side of the table was Xue Juan. On the other, Li Qian. Both Chinese Paralympians in wheelchairs. Their match was one of two to decide a gold medal on Monday...

    North Korea and the Delusions of International Diplomacy
    Sep14

    North Korea and the Delusions of International Diplomacy

    Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Last week North Korea conducted its fifth nuclear test, this one a 10-kiloton, miniaturized warhead that can be put on a missile. If North Korean claims are true, this successful test, along with the 20 long-range missile tests conducted this year, shows that a...

    Understanding Russia’s Concept for Total War in Europe
    Sep14

    Understanding Russia’s Concept for Total War in Europe

    Martin N Murphy, PhD | Heritage Foundation Russia perceives itself as surrounded by enemies, and that the strategic depth that has been its principal security must be restored. In this sense, no territory is more significant than Ukraine. Russian leadership also worries about the erosion of a zone around Russia’s borders where politically...

    News Wrap: Skies over Aleppo fall silent amid cease-fire
    Sep14

    News Wrap: Skies over Aleppo fall silent amid cease-fire

    JUDY WOODRUFF: In the day’s other news, the cease-fire in Syria appears to be holding for the most part, despite reports of scattered violations. In the ravaged city of Aleppo, streets and skies were quiet, and some people ventured out. The U.N. special envoy for Syria confirmed the change from Geneva. STAFFAN DE MISTURA, UN Special Envoy...

    The Separatists’ Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Sep14

    The Separatists’ Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    NEWS BRIEF Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine announced a unilateral cease-fire Tuesday, the first to be proposed by rebel groups since violent conflict began in that country in 2014.Alexander Zakharchenko, a Ukrainian separatist leader and the head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, told Russian television the...

    Ukrainian rebel leaders announce unilateral cease-fire
    Sep13

    Ukrainian rebel leaders announce unilateral cease-fire

    The conflict between Russian-backed separatist rebels and Ukrainian government troops has killed more than 9,500 people since it began in April 2014. What’s more, the initial cease-fire has collapsed, turning an all-out war into a simmering conflict that nonetheless still claims lives. Alexander Zakharchenko, rebel leader in Donetsk, made...

    Ukrainian separatist leaders announce unilateral ceasefire
    Sep13

    Ukrainian separatist leaders announce unilateral ceasefire

    The conflict between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian government troops has killed more than 9,500 people. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Obama says Vladimir Putin is Donald Trump’s role model: ‘He loves this guy’
    Sep13

    Obama says Vladimir Putin is Donald Trump’s role model: ‘He loves this guy’

    AP Photo/Carolyn KasterPresident Barack Obama on Tuesday unleashed on Donald Trump’s positive statements about Russian President Vladimir Putin. During a rally supporting Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama called Putin “Donald Trump’s role model,” and slammed the Republican presidential nominee for...