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    Obama's DOJ Won't Call "Felons", Felons Anymore
    May07

    Obama's DOJ Won't Call "Felons", Felons Anymore

    Understandable. We wouldn’t want to stigmatize murderers, drug dealers, rapists and robbers. Their victims might disagree, but they’re just Crimeaphobic. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who has headed the Office of Justice Programs since 2013, announces in a guest post that her agency will no longer use words such as “felon”...

    Why Moscow’s Man in the Vladimir Putin Mask Wants to Go to Jail
    May07

    Why Moscow’s Man in the Vladimir Putin Mask Wants to Go to Jail

    Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. But in Russia, the real hardships fall on the head wearing a Vladimir Putin mask. One man knows this better than anyone. Over the last few months, Roman Roslovtsev has been detained nine times for an offense he describes as “absurd.” Now, when he stands in front of the Kremlin sporting a rubber mask of the...

    IMF Sees ‘Very Encouraging’ Signs From Ukraine’s New Government
    May07

    IMF Sees ‘Very Encouraging’ Signs From Ukraine’s New Government

    Early signs coming from Ukraine’s new government are “very encouraging,” a top International Monetary Fund official said on May 6. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS
    May07

    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS

    GWER, Iraq—First you notice the sound of jet engines. The sky is overcast, so you can’t see the coalition warplanes. But you can hear them. And you know what the snarl of jet noise and the occasional thud of an airstrike symbolizes for the Islamic State fighters about a mile away. With a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder and a curved...

    German Paper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ From Panama Leak Source
    May06

    German Paper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ From Panama Leak Source

    BERLIN— A German newspaper that obtained leaked files from a Panamanian law firm detailing offshore financial dealings published Friday what it said is a manifesto from its anonymous source, who described having been moved to act by “the scale of the injustices” the documents show. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung was offered the leaked data over a...

    ‘Wide Array of Serious Crimes:’ German Newspaper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ of Anonymous Panama Papers Source
    May06

    ‘Wide Array of Serious Crimes:’ German Newspaper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ of Anonymous Panama Papers Source

    BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper that obtained leaked files from a Panamanian law firm detailing offshore financial dealings published Friday what it said is a manifesto from its anonymous source, who described having been moved to act by “the scale of the injustices” the documents show. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung was offered the leaked data...

    German paper publishes ‘manifesto’ from Panama leak source
    May06

    German paper publishes ‘manifesto’ from Panama leak source

    BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper that obtained leaked files from a Panamanian law firm detailing offshore financial dealings published Friday what it said is a manifesto from its anonymous source, who described having been moved to act by “the scale of the injustices” the documents show. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung was offered the leaked data...

    Russia-Japan Leaders Meet as Tensions Loom
    May06

    Russia-Japan Leaders Meet as Tensions Loom

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Russia Friday hoping to ease strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow before President Vladmir Putin heads to China for a bilateral summit next month. At the top of the agenda was a long-running dispute over the group of islands Russia calls the southern Kurils and Japan calls the Northern Territories....

    Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family
    May06

    Polish town names square after Knesset deputy speaker’s family

    (JTA) — The deputy speaker of the Knesset, Hilik Bar, attended a ceremony in a Polish town that renamed its main square for his great-grandfather, who was murdered in the Holocaust. The renaming ceremony last week in Skulsk, 120 miles west of Warsaw, was in memory of Yitzhak Kotowski, a head of the local Jewish community who was murdered in the...

    Groysman acts to renew slipping Western support
    May06

    Groysman acts to renew slipping Western support

    KYIV – The new Cabinet of Ministers that emerged in Ukraine in mid-April drew swift skepticism from Western authorities as it was cleared of foreign-born reformers, among them Finance Minister Natalie Jaresko, who was being considered to lead a technocratic government. Instead, insiders – many with shady pasts – took the reins. “If the elites […]...