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    Netherlands, Italy to Share UN Security Council Seat
    Jun29

    Netherlands, Italy to Share UN Security Council Seat

    The Netherlands and Italy took the rare step Tuesday of agreeing to share a two-year seat on the U.N. Security Council, after a contest that ended in a dead heat. After five rounds of voting, the countries were tied with 95 votes each. Neither was able to reach the two-thirds majority needed to secure a seat. After discussions, the two European...

    Brexit’s Impact on Russia Stirs Concern
    Jun29

    Brexit’s Impact on Russia Stirs Concern

    There is growing angst over how Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will impact Russia’s strategic footing around the globe, but disagreement about how much it will affect Moscow, just as the West moves to curb Russian aggression in the Baltics and Syria. President Barack Obama tried to allay fears Tuesday, cautioning...

    Lithuania Won’t Extradite Fugitive Kazakh Tycoon’s Relative
    Jun28

    Lithuania Won’t Extradite Fugitive Kazakh Tycoon’s Relative

    Lithuania has refused to extradite the brother-in-law of fugitive Kazakh tycoon Mukhtar Ablyazov to Kazakhstan and Ukraine, Russian media reported. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    NATO chief urges unity after British vote to leave the EU
    Jun28

    NATO chief urges unity after British vote to leave the EU

    BRUSSELS (AP) — With Europe thrown into turmoil by the British vote to quit the European Union, cooperation between the EU and the U.S.-led NATO alliance is more vital than ever, NATO’s chief said Tuesday as he arrived for a meeting with EU leaders. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, said “we have to send a clear message that...

    Intolerance on the march: do Brexit and Trump point to global rejection of liberal ideals?
    Jun28

    Intolerance on the march: do Brexit and Trump point to global rejection of liberal ideals?

    Charles Hankla, Georgia State UniversityBack in 1991, the eminent political scientist Samuel Huntington pointed out that democratic transitions around the world often come in waves.He pointed to a “third wave” of democratization that began in the 1970s with Spain and Portugal and continued into the 1980s, particularly in Eastern...

    Christian-funded group brings 1st large group of French immigrants to Israel
    Jun28

    Christian-funded group brings 1st large group of French immigrants to Israel

    PARIS (JTA) — A major Israeli philanthropic group with Christian funding brought its first large group of French Jewish immigrants to Israel. The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, which has an annual budget of over $100 million, put the 83 new immigrants on two airplanes Monday in Paris, following a ceremony led by the...

    NATO, Partners Begin ‘Rapid Trident’ Exercises In Ukraine
    Jun28

    NATO, Partners Begin ‘Rapid Trident’ Exercises In Ukraine

    An annual NATO-led training exercise has kicked off in western Ukraine near the Polish border. The 16th edition of the “Rapid Trident” exercise brings together troops from 11 countries, including NATO members such as the United States, Canada, Britain and Turkey. It also includes non-NATO countries in the alliance’s Partnership...

    The Morning Vertical, June 28, 2016
    Jun28

    The Morning Vertical, June 28, 2016

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

    After Brexit, Nationalism and Trump Rising
    Jun28

    After Brexit, Nationalism and Trump Rising

    Some of us have long predicted the breakup of the European Union. The Cousins appear to have just delivered the coup de grace. While Scotland and Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU, England voted for independence. These people, with their unique history, language, and culture, want to write their own laws and rule themselves. The English...

    Third Rome Rising: The Ideologues Calling for a New Russian Empire
    Jun28

    Third Rome Rising: The Ideologues Calling for a New Russian Empire

    Areg Galstyan Politics, Eurasia The neo-Byzantines believe Moscow will save Christendom. Russian society is actively discussing the recent visit of President Vladimir Putin to Greece, where he took part in the celebrations of the thousandth anniversary of Russian monks’ presence on Mount Athos. During his meeting with the clergy, the...