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    Russian stars who could miss the Rio Olympics
    Jul19

    Russian stars who could miss the Rio Olympics

    MOSCOW (AP) — The International Olympic Committee says it is exploring the legal options for a possible ban of the entire Russian team from next month’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro as a result of the country’s repeated doping scandals. Russia finished fourth in the gold medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London and third in the...

    Kilford: What Canada can do about Turkey
    Jul19

    Kilford: What Canada can do about Turkey

    These days, even the most forgiving observer of Turkish politics is having a difficult time glossing over the disturbing news coming out of Turkey. Certainly, the recent aborted coup attempt is important enough. But well before this, journalists, academics and civil society activists critical of the government found themselves under arrest and...

    Women in Russia, Ukraine unite online against sex abuse
    Jul19

    Women in Russia, Ukraine unite online against sex abuse

    Hundreds of personal stories of sexual violence and harassment are appearing on social media in Russia and Ukraine, after a post by Ukrainian journalist Nastya Melnychenko became an internet sensation. In a region where any discussion of sexual and domestic violence is often taboo, the widespread reaction triggered by the Melnychenko posting has...

    Women in Russia, Ukraine unite online against sex abuse
    Jul19

    Women in Russia, Ukraine unite online against sex abuse

    Women across Russia and Ukraine are uniting and speaking out — for once, not about the tensions between their two nations, nor the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine — but about their experiences of rape and sexual violence. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Women in Russia, Ukraine unite online against sex abuse
    Jul19

    Women in Russia, Ukraine unite online against sex abuse

    MOSCOW (AP) — Women across Russia and Ukraine are uniting and speaking out — for once, not about the tensions between their two nations, nor the Russia-backed separatists fighting in eastern Ukraine — but about their experiences of rape and sexual violence. Victoria Ivleva was just 20 years old when she was raped by a stranger just steps from her...

    Separatists In Eastern Ukraine Stage Fake Riot Against Pretend Monitors
    Jul19

    Separatists In Eastern Ukraine Stage Fake Riot Against Pretend Monitors

    Residents in Ukraine’s separatist-controlled eastern city of Luhansk staged a fake riot involving hundreds of locals. The exercise on July 19 was organized by a local pro-Russian activist group on the streets of the city. It included a simulation of residents confronting armed international monitors acting as a police force. (RFE/RL’s...

    Seven Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Deadliest Month In Nearly A Year
    Jul19

    Seven Ukrainian Soldiers Killed In Deadliest Month In Nearly A Year

    Ukraine said seven government soldiers have been killed in the past 24 hours in clashes with pro-Russia separatists in the country’s east, making July the deadliest month for the Ukrainian military in nearly a year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What Republican Foreign Policy Reform Requires
    Jul19

    What Republican Foreign Policy Reform Requires

    Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam propose a “cure for Trumpism” for the GOP. The foreign policy section makes some sense, but doesn’t get us very far: To voters who watched their children bleed in Iraq and Afghanistan, or who have bled themselves, the party hasn’t provided much reassurance that it has learned lessons from those conflicts....

    An Open Letter on Donald Trump’s Vision of US Foreign Policy
    Jul19

    An Open Letter on Donald Trump’s Vision of US Foreign Policy

    For at least two reasons, 2016 offers an unusually compelling—and critical—opportunity for the United States to reassess both the hierarchy of its national interests and the conduct of its foreign policy: First, each of the world’s three principal strategic theaters is in flux: the Middle East is undergoing a period of extreme instability,...

    Russia Will Unveil Revamped Black Sea Fleet off Crimea
    Jul19

    Russia Will Unveil Revamped Black Sea Fleet off Crimea

    As tensions between Russia and NATO in the Black Sea continue to rise, Moscow is preparing to unveil its revamped Black Sea Fleet off the coast of Crimea. The Russian navy marks its annual holiday on the last day of July, which is usually celebrated in naval bases with a parade at the nearest large port. Since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine...