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    A cautionary tale from Ukraine on prosecutors and power
    Nov10

    A cautionary tale from Ukraine on prosecutors and power

    As special counsel Robert Mueller announced his first indictments of Paul Manafort and others in the Russia election hacking probe, it seems a good time to examine what can happen when a prosecutor is weaponized to attack political and business adversaries. Judging from his first major moves, it is now … …read more Source: The...

    Annual Population Growth by Region
    Nov10

    Annual Population Growth by Region

    By The GlobalistHow much did different world regions gain in population over the past year?1. The world’s population grew by 82.6 million during the twelve months from July 2016 through the end of June 2017. 2. In other words, the world population currently increases by adding approximately the equivalent of the total population of Germany...

    No promises, but lots of talk about Canadian peacekeepers in Ukraine
    Nov09

    No promises, but lots of talk about Canadian peacekeepers in Ukraine

    Canada is considering a proposal from Ukraine’s government that would “respect Ukraine’s original borders” and is against a Russian counter-proposal that would “freeze” its incursion on Ukraine territory. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Russian Money in Silicon Valley
    Nov09

    Russian Money in Silicon Valley

    A new trove of leaked documents, the so-called Paradise Papers, have revealed that Yuri Milner, a Russian businessman with extensive investments in Silicon Valley, used funds from two Kremlin-controlled—and now U.S.-sanctioned—banks to make large investments in Facebook and Twitter. Both stakes have been sold off, but Milner’s path to...

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People
    Nov09

    Why Sign-Language Gloves Don’t Help Deaf People

    Along with jet packs and hover boards, a machine to translate from any language to any other is so appealing as a fantasy that people are willing to overlook clunky prototypes as long as they can retain the belief that the future promised by science fiction has, at last, arrived. One particularly clunky subspecies of the universal language...

    New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department
    Nov09

    New data shows how the Trump administration is destroying the State Department

    Sixty percent of State’s equivalent of four-star generals are gone. Imagine a company where, in the past year, 60 percent of its top management quit and applicants to work there dropped by half. You’d assume that corporation would be on the verge of going bankrupt or in the throes of some catastrophe — Enron after the scandal or...

    Released Crimean Tatar Leader: ‘I’d Rather Accept Death’ Than Kneel
    Nov09

    Released Crimean Tatar Leader: ‘I’d Rather Accept Death’ Than Kneel

    Crimean Tatar leaders Ilmi Umerov and Akhtem Chiygoz were unexpectedly released from custody in their Russian-occupied homeland in October. Both are deputy chairmen of the Mejlis, the Crimean Tatar self-governing body that has been outlawed by Russian authorities. Immediately after their release, they were flown to Turkey on October 25, thanks...

    Five Things On (And Off) The Possible Agenda Of A Trump-Putin Meeting
    Nov09

    Five Things On (And Off) The Possible Agenda Of A Trump-Putin Meeting

    One day before the U.S. and Russian presidents were expected to attend an APEC summit in Vietnam, it remained unclear whether they would meet for formal talks. But it wasn’t for a lack of possible topics. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    German Satirical Show Pokes Fun At Poroshenko, But Ukrainians Aren’t Laughing
    Nov09

    German Satirical Show Pokes Fun At Poroshenko, But Ukrainians Aren’t Laughing

    It was supposed to elicit laughs. But a new animated comedy series from Germany’s Deutsche Welle has had the opposite effect in Ukraine, where Russian military aggression has torn the country apart. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    German Satirical Show Pokes Fun At Poroshenko, But Ukrainians Aren’t Laughing
    Nov09

    German Satirical Show Pokes Fun At Poroshenko, But Ukrainians Aren’t Laughing

    It was supposed to elicit laughs. But a new animated comedy series from Germany’s Deutsche Welle has had the opposite effect in Ukraine, where Russian military aggression has torn the country apart. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...