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    Is it the coverup — or the crime? With Trump and Russia, we still can’t be sure
    Feb12

    Is it the coverup — or the crime? With Trump and Russia, we still can’t be sure

    (Credit: Getty/AP/Photo montage by Salon) This latest Trump White House scandal, involving one high-level staffer’s firing and another’s hasty resignation, after reports surfaced that they had been accused of domestic violence, has been infuriating. As is par for the course, the president stepped forward to defend Rob Porter, the man...

    Ukraine’s Legendary Athlete Carries Olympic Flame In South Korea
    Feb10

    Ukraine’s Legendary Athlete Carries Olympic Flame In South Korea

    Ukrainian Olympic Committee President and pole-vaulting legend Sergey Bubka carried the Olympic flame in the South Korean city of Gangneung on February 8, a day before the opening ceremony for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang. The six-time world champion and former world-record holder, who won Olympic Gold in 1988, was taking part in...

    LGBT In Crimea: ‘People Are Afraid’
    Feb10

    LGBT In Crimea: ‘People Are Afraid’

    LGBT people in Crimea have told RFE/RL how life has changed since Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    GG Julie Payette meets with Ukrainian president and Canadian soldiers
    Feb10

    GG Julie Payette meets with Ukrainian president and Canadian soldiers

    Gov. Gen. Julie Payette concluded her visit to Ukraine with a meeting on Thursday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who thanked Canada for its “firm position of support for our country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence from the very first minutes of the Russian aggression.” During a joint press conference at the...

    LGBT In Crimea: ‘People Are Afraid’
    Feb10

    LGBT In Crimea: ‘People Are Afraid’

    LGBT people in Crimea have told RFE/RL how life has changed since Russia annexed the peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What Europeans Can Learn from Donald Trump
    Feb10

    What Europeans Can Learn from Donald Trump

    With his abrasive manners and his “America First” rhetoric, Donald Trump has not made many friends in Europe—and for good reason. The U.S. President’s idea of America’s interests is crude, often clouded by mercantilist dogma, and only rarely accompanied by a strategy and a follow-up. Still, Europeans would do well to pick up on a few...

    The EU Embrace
    Feb10

    The EU Embrace

    EU enlargement used to be a big deal. It made academic careers, filled up newspaper columns, and set foreign ministries abuzz. Nowadays it is more of a niche subject. You do meet the odd Brussels think tanker or European Commission functionary who is enthused about Montenegro clearing benchmark X, Y or Z in its membership talks or eager to...

    Don’t Send Arms to Ukraine
    Feb10

    Don’t Send Arms to Ukraine

    Ukrainian politicians anticipate that the Trump administration will soon decide to send “lethal aid” to their country, which is embroiled in an armed conflict with Russia along its eastern border, Foreign Policy reports. Sending arms to Ukraine would be a terrible idea. It would needlessly escalate tensions between Russia and the West...

    Moldova Says Troops To Join Military Maneuvers In Romania
    Feb10

    Moldova Says Troops To Join Military Maneuvers In Romania

    The Moldovan Defense Ministry says its troops will participate in military exercises in Romania along with troops from the United States, Georgia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and the host country. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Don’t Send Arms to Ukraine
    Feb10

    Don’t Send Arms to Ukraine

    Ukrainian politicians anticipate that the Trump administration will soon decide to send “lethal aid” to their country, which is embroiled in an armed conflict with Russia along its eastern border, Foreign Policy reports. Sending arms to Ukraine would be a terrible idea. It would needlessly escalate tensions between Russia and the West...