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    Ban champ Tyson Fury from boxing over anti-Semitic comments, ex-titlist Wladimir Klitschko says
    Jun23

    Ban champ Tyson Fury from boxing over anti-Semitic comments, ex-titlist Wladimir Klitschko says

    (JTA) — Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko called for his successor to the crown, Tyson Fury, to be banned from boxing over anti-Semitic, homophobic and sexist comments. On Thursday, Klitschko described the remarks in May by Fury, who took the Ukrainian’s title in November, as “Hitler-like.” Fury, 27, of Britain, was...

    Ukraine’s Rectification of Names
    Jun23

    Ukraine’s Rectification of Names

    In the 25 years since Ukraine officially separated itself from the Soviet Union, decommunization has been a slow, crawling fact of everyday life. Fairly quickly upon Ukraine’s independence, the most anti-Soviet towns, located mostly in Western Ukraine, tore down their ubiquitous statues of Lenin. But in many other parts of the country, the...

    Russian Parliament Warns NATO of ‘New Cold War’
    Jun23

    Russian Parliament Warns NATO of ‘New Cold War’

    Russian lawmakers have warned NATO that its reinforcements in Eastern Europe risk sparking a new Cold War and will prompt Moscow and her allies to view the region as a target for retaliation, state news agency Itar-Tass has reported. NATO has been discussing what measures it can implement on its eastern flank for two years, since Russia’s...

    Ukraine Cuts Key Interest Rate For Third Month
    Jun23

    Ukraine Cuts Key Interest Rate For Third Month

    Ukrainian monetary-policy makers have cut borrowing costs for a third month, citing a slowdown in inflation and a rebound of the national currency, and promised more easing to come in order to boost lending. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Hijacker claims Egypt ‘must have murdered’ Italian student
    Jun23

    Hijacker claims Egypt ‘must have murdered’ Italian student

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — An Egyptian hijacker who’s fighting his extradition accused Egypt’s military-backed government of torturing and killing an Italian doctoral student, claiming he saw Giulio Regeni being interrogated in a Cairo prison. In a surprising twist to lengthy extradition proceedings, Seif Eddin Mustafa told a Cypriot...

    ‘Brexit’ and the Unappealing EU
    Jun23

    ‘Brexit’ and the Unappealing EU

    Tim Black observes that even supporters for staying in the EU can’t muster any enthusiasm for it: Just listen to someone make the case for Remain: they’ll admit the EU is flawed; they’ll say it could be more democratic; and they’ll even acknowledge that, despite some left-ish postures, it has screwed whole peoples over,...

    Ukrainian Forces Shelled In Attack Near Donetsk
    Jun23

    Ukrainian Forces Shelled In Attack Near Donetsk

    Ukrainian positions in the east of the country came under heavy fire from Russia-backed separatists. An RFE/RL correspondent embedded with Ukrainian government troops in Avdiivka, near the city of Donetsk, captured footage of the attack on the night of June 22. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Germany’s Russia Ombudsman Warns of NATO-Moscow War
    Jun23

    Germany’s Russia Ombudsman Warns of NATO-Moscow War

    Germany has warned that the parallel military activity of NATO members and Russia towards their respective borders could lead to war, public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported Thursday. Speaking to local media, Berlin’s representative on Russia at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Gernot Erler, who is a...

    KGB Investigates 138 Suspected Belarusian Mercenaries
    Jun23

    KGB Investigates 138 Suspected Belarusian Mercenaries

    The chairman of Belarus’s KGB says investigations have been launched into the activities of 138 Belarusian citizens who are thought to have been combatants in Ukraine’s eastern regions of Luhansk and Donetsk. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, June 23, 2016
    Jun23

    The Morning Vertical, June 23, 2016

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