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    The Obama Doctrine
    Mar10

    The Obama Doctrine

    Ruven AfanadorFriday, August 30, 2013, the day the feckless Barack Obama brought to a premature end America’s reign as the world’s sole indispensable superpower—or, alternatively, the day the sagacious Barack Obama peered into the Middle Eastern abyss and stepped back from the consuming void—began with a thundering speech given on...

    Savchenko Consuming Liquids After Request By Poroshenko
    Mar10

    Savchenko Consuming Liquids After Request By Poroshenko

    Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko, on a hunger strike to protest her detention and trial in Russia, has started consuming liquids. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian biathlete Latypov tests positive for meldonium
    Mar10

    Russian biathlete Latypov tests positive for meldonium

    MOSCOW (AP) — Another Russian athlete has tested positive for meldonium, the same drug found in Maria Sharapova’s sample at the Australian Open. The Russian Biathlon Union says Eduard Latypov, a 21-year-old biathlete who won a gold medal at last year’s world junior championships, tested positive at the IBU Cup. Latypov is the third...

    world briefing: Russia: Ukrainian Pilot Calls Her Trial a Farce
    Mar10

    world briefing: Russia: Ukrainian Pilot Calls Her Trial a Farce

    The pilot, Nadezhda Savchenko, brandished her middle finger and burst into the Ukrainian national anthem during her closing statement. …read more Source: The New York...

    Poroshenko Offers To Swap Savchenko In Prisoner Exchange With Russia
    Mar10

    Poroshenko Offers To Swap Savchenko In Prisoner Exchange With Russia

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said he is ready to secure the release of celebrated Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko through a prisoner exchange with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Trump’s proposal to ‘take out’ the families of terrorists would set a dangerous precedent
    Mar10

    Trump’s proposal to ‘take out’ the families of terrorists would set a dangerous precedent

    AP Photo/John MinchilloAs a retired military officer, I do not publicly endorse candidates. But as someone who served as a judge advocate, or military lawyer, for 34 years, I do think it can be helpful to examine in a nonpartisan way the legal aspects of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric on the use of force against the Islamic State, or...

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Tatars’ Resentment Growing
    Mar10

    Two Years After Crimea Annexation, Tatars’ Resentment Growing

    Two years after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, resentment is building among the region’s Tatars. The Muslim minority group is native to Crimea. But many have been leaving the peninsula, saying Russian authorities are running them out of government jobs and taking away the autonomy that they once enjoyed under Ukrainian...

    Do-it-yourself aid: Travers fellowship winners to look at the money migrant workers send home
    Mar10

    Do-it-yourself aid: Travers fellowship winners to look at the money migrant workers send home

    Migrant workers living in Canada send almost four times as much to friends and family overseas as the federal government spends in official aid. These remittances are often a lifeline for those left behind, improving the lives of the recipients and their countries. According to the World Bank, remittances have surpassed foreign direct investment...

    McCain: Syrian War, Migrant Issue Among West’s Greatest Modern Crises
    Mar10

    McCain: Syrian War, Migrant Issue Among West’s Greatest Modern Crises

    Watch VOA’s entire interview with U.S. Senator John McCain. One of the U.S. Republican Party’s leading voices on foreign affairs says the civil war in Syria and the flow of migrants into Europe constitute one of the most serious crises the West has faced in the last 70 years. Senator John McCain, an Arizona Republican who was the...

    Defiant Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia flips judge the bird in court
    Mar10

    Defiant Ukrainian pilot on trial in Russia flips judge the bird in court

    In her final address to the court in southern Russia on Wednesday, jailed Ukrainian military pilot Nadiya Savchenko didn’t mince words — she didn’t have to. Defying the Russian justice system, she leapt onto the bench inside her glass cage and raised her middle finger to the judge. “Here’s my final word!” she shouted...