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    NATO alliance gets new supreme commander
    May04

    NATO alliance gets new supreme commander

    CASTEAU, Belgium (AP) — NATO has a new supreme allied commander, the former top American general in Korea who has said the Western alliance must stand up to Russia and give Ukraine weapons to defend itself. …read more Source: U.S....

    NATO alliance gets new supreme commander
    May04

    NATO alliance gets new supreme commander

    CASTEAU, Belgium (AP) — NATO has a new supreme allied commander, the former top American general in Korea who has said the Western alliance must stand up to Russia and give Ukraine weapons to defend itself. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti took over Wednesday as the military leader responsible for the overall direction and conduct of NATO’s...

    NATO Alliance Gets New Supreme Commander
    May04

    NATO Alliance Gets New Supreme Commander

    NATO has a new supreme allied commander, the former top American general in Korea who has said the Western alliance must stand up to the Russians and give Ukraine the weapons it needs to defend itself. …read more Source: ABC...

    Pro-Putin Biker Gang Accused of Extremism by Belarus Opposition
    May04

    Pro-Putin Biker Gang Accused of Extremism by Belarus Opposition

    The anti-government opposition in Belarus has called on the country’s prosecutor to ban the Russian nationalist biker club the Night Wolves, whose members are currently on their way to Berlin. Every year, the biker group recreates the Soviet Red Army’s march towards the German capital during the final days of World War II. They plan...

    The Morning Vertical, May 4, 2016
    May04

    The Morning Vertical, May 4, 2016

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

    Bellingcat Report Says Russian Buk 322 Shot Down Flight MH17 
    May04

    Bellingcat Report Says Russian Buk 322 Shot Down Flight MH17 

    A team of open-source researchers investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 says it has positively identified a Russian Buk missile launcher that shot down the plane. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Kerry: Countries with No Free Press Have Nothing to Brag About
    May04

    Kerry: Countries with No Free Press Have Nothing to Brag About

    A country without a free and independent press has nothing to brag about and nothing to teach the world, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. Kerry spoke at the State Department to recognize World Press Freedom Day. “No government, whatever its pretensions or whatever its accomplishments, can fairly claim respect if its citizens...

    Stealing Is Not a Crime If You Are Poor and Hungry, Rules Italian Supreme Court
    May04

    Stealing Is Not a Crime If You Are Poor and Hungry, Rules Italian Supreme Court

    Italy’s highest judicial court overturned the conviction of a poor man who stole food out of necessity. During November of 2011, Roman Ostriakov—a homeless young Ukrainian man—paid for a packet of bread sticks at a supermarket in Genoa, Italy. Another customer in the store reported that Ostriakov had unpaid items in his pocket: two pieces...

    The Limits of Power
    May04

    The Limits of Power

    It is difficult to get things changed in a democracy democracy. People have different opinions as to what needs to be done and how, and since they vote, they are listened to. For a change of some significance to happen, all centers of power that need to cooperate to make the change happen need to agree to it. How does it happen? The situation has...

    Macedonia: Sliding Towards Autocracy?
    May04

    Macedonia: Sliding Towards Autocracy?

    It was in February of 2015 when Zoran Zaev, head of the Social-Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), the leader of the country’s largest opposition party, revealed that 20,000 citizens were illegally wire-tapped over a period of several years, starting as early as in 2011. Among those were government and opposition officials, academics,...