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    In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage
    Jul22

    In a shift, Republican platform doesn’t call for arming Ukraine against Russia, spurring outrage

    For decades, Republican doctrine has viewed Russia as a power to mistrust. But in Donald Trump’s GOP, Moscow’s sins seem to matter less. The platform written at the GOP convention in Cleveland this week eliminated references to arming Ukraine in its fight with Russia, which seized the Crimean Peninsula… …read more Source:...

    Trump’s NATO comments ‘unprecedented’
    Jul22

    Trump’s NATO comments ‘unprecedented’

    When President Barack Obama attended a NATO summit in Warsaw earlier this month, he had one core goal: to reassure jittery members of the 67-year alliance that the U.S. would defend them against Russian aggression.“As treaty allies, we have a solemn, binding Article 5 duty to defend each other. And in this obligation, we will never waver,”...

    The Victims of the Attack in Nice
    Jul21

    The Victims of the Attack in Nice

    We are learning more about those killed in Thursday’s attack in Nice, France. French authorities say 84 people lost their lives when a truck drove through a crowd celebrating Bastille Day. The death toll could rise as dozens in the hospital are, in the words of French President François Hollande, “between life and death.” Here is an...

    Ukraine’s Security Services and Rebels Said to Be Equals in Torture
    Jul21

    Ukraine’s Security Services and Rebels Said to Be Equals in Torture

    A report by Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International cites abuses by both sides in the war, including waterboarding and the use of electric shocks. …read more Source: The New York...

    Trump’s Critics Are Attacking His NATO Remarks All Wrong
    Jul21

    Trump’s Critics Are Attacking His NATO Remarks All Wrong

    WASHINGTON ― Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump set off panic Wednesday night by suggesting he would torpedo America’s commitment to its partners in the strongest mutual defense alliance in the world, NATO.Trump’s comment that he would judge NATO members’ spending on security before helping them face down a potential...

    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...