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    The hungry ‘should not be punished’ for stealing small amounts of food, Italian court rules
    May03

    The hungry ‘should not be punished’ for stealing small amounts of food, Italian court rules

    Who can blame a homeless man for stealing a small amount of food from a grocery store? Certainly not Italy’s Supreme Court. Five years ago, Ukrainian national Roman Ostriakov was homeless in Genoa when he was caught stealing cheese and sausage worth less than $5, the Telegraph reports. He was fined $115 and sentenced to six months in […]...

    Amid Russian ‘Nuclear’ Tensions, NATO Military Build-Up On Eastern European Border Urged By US Defense Chief
    May03

    Amid Russian ‘Nuclear’ Tensions, NATO Military Build-Up On Eastern European Border Urged By US Defense Chief

    The NATO military alliance may increase its presence on the eastern borders of Europe in response to perceived aggression from Russia, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Carter’s remarks come as tensions have built between NATO and Russia over the annexation of Crimea as well as Moscow’s nuclear ambitions and military...

    U.S. Defense Secretary Backs German Plan To Send Troops To Lithuania
    May03

    U.S. Defense Secretary Backs German Plan To Send Troops To Lithuania

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has given his backing to German plans to send troops to Lithuania to reassure NATO’s Eastern European allies wary of a resurgent Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Defense Secretary: Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’
    May03

    US Defense Secretary: Russia is ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

    AP Photo/Manuel Balce CenetaDefense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank. “We do not seek a cold, let alone a hot war...

    Gardening events this week: Wild edibles, plant guilds and shrubberies
    May03

    Gardening events this week: Wild edibles, plant guilds and shrubberies

    Wild Garden plant walk, discover edible and healing plants growing wild in Ottawa, April 30, 1 to 3 p.m., 2389 Pepin Crt. Cost: $20, with sliding scale. www.thewildgarden.ca Trees and Shrubs in the Urban Garden with master gardener Lee Boltwood, May 3, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m., hosted by the Kanata-March Horticultural Society, Old Town Hall, 821 March...

    Putin’s Bikers Claim to ‘Secretly’ Enter EU Despite Poland Ban
    May03

    Putin’s Bikers Claim to ‘Secretly’ Enter EU Despite Poland Ban

    Russian pro-Kremlin biker group Night Wolves have managed to enter the EU covertly on their way to Berlin, despite Poland refusing them entry, Russian state news agency Itar-Tass reports. Night Wolves, who count Russian President Vladimir Putin as one of their riding buddies, seek to reach the German capital by May 9—the date of the Second World...

    The Morning Vertical, May 3, 2016
    May03

    The Morning Vertical, May 3, 2016

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

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report
    May03

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report

    Freedom of the Press is an annual report on media independence around the world, produced by Freedom House, a watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. The report assesses the degree of print, broadcast and digital media freedom in 199 countries and territories. Freedom of the Press 2016, key...

    Who Started the Second Cold War?
    May03

    Who Started the Second Cold War?

    Friday, a Russian SU-27 did a barrel roll over a U.S. RC-135 over the Baltic, the second time in two weeks. Also in April, the U.S. destroyer Donald Cook, off Russia’s Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, was twice buzzed by Russian planes. Vladimir Putin’s message: Keep your spy planes and ships a respectable distance away from us....

    US Navy Chief Calls for Normalized Relations with Russia in Baltics
    May03

    US Navy Chief Calls for Normalized Relations with Russia in Baltics

    The head of the U.S. Navy says the United States and Russia need to normalize their relations in the Baltics to avoid possible dangerous encounters between Russian planes and U.S. ships. Admiral John Richardson told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that recent close encounters in the Baltic increase the chance for what he calls a “tactical...