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    Senate looks to jab Russia
    Jun12

    Senate looks to jab Russia

    The Senate is on the verge of a bipartisan deal to strengthen sanctions against Russia — throwing an elbow at President Donald Trump, who has dismissed Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election.Their biggest stumbling block is determining how hard a punch to throw at Russia.Democrats are pushing a harsh plan to let Congress block Trump from...

    House Republican calls terrorist attacks against U.S. enemies ‘a good thing’ and ‘a Trump strategy’
    Jun11

    House Republican calls terrorist attacks against U.S. enemies ‘a good thing’ and ‘a Trump strategy’

    No big deal, just Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican member of Congress, praising a terrorist attack in another nation as a “good thing” and wondering if maybe America can’t use ISIS terrorism as a weapon against our enemies. “We have recently seen an attack on Iran, and the Iranian government, the mullahs, believe that Sunni...

    First Ukrainian Passengers Without Visas Arrive At Prague Airport
    Jun11

    First Ukrainian Passengers Without Visas Arrive At Prague Airport

    The first Ukrainians arriving in the Czech Republic without visas were passengers on a June 11 morning flight from Odesa. RFE/RL interviewed some of them at Vaclav Havel international airport in Prague. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukrainian Travelers, Diplomat Welcome EU Visa-Free Travel
    Jun11

    Ukrainian Travelers, Diplomat Welcome EU Visa-Free Travel

    June 11 was the first day when the citizens of Ukraine could enter countries of the European Union without a visa. Passengers arriving in Brussels on a flight from Kyiv shared their positive feelings with RFE/RL correspondent Rikard Jozwiak. He also interviewed the chief of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union, Mykola Tochytskyi, outside...

    Ukrainians Celebrate First Day of Visa-Free Travel to EU
    Jun11

    Ukrainians Celebrate First Day of Visa-Free Travel to EU

    Ukrainians celebrated the first day of visa-free travel to the European Union Sunday in what President Petro Poroshenko called “a final exit of our country from the Russian empire.” “The visa-free regime for Ukraine has started! Glory to Europe! Glory to Ukraine!” he tweeted from his official account Sunday morning. The...

    U.S. troops have spread across Eastern Europe in show of force to Russia
    Jun11

    U.S. troops have spread across Eastern Europe in show of force to Russia

    During his campaign, Donald Trump expressed skepticism about American military involvement overseas generally, and about NATO specifically. But since taking office, he hasn’t backed away from Operation Atlantic Resolve, which represents the largest military buildup in Europe since the end of the Cold War. Some 6,500 U.S. troops are...

    What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?
    Jun11

    What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?

    (Credit: Getty/JamesBrey) Less than one-quarter of Earth’s total cropland produces nearly three-quarters of the staple crops that feed the world’s population – especially corn, wheat and rice, the most important cereal crops. These areas are our planet’s major breadbaskets. Historically, when a crop failed in one of these...

    Come together, right now: “Orphan Black” sets the stage for its final season
    Jun10

    Come together, right now: “Orphan Black” sets the stage for its final season

    Tatiana Maslany as Cosima in Orphan Black (Credit: BBC America) BBC America’s “Orphan Black” has tangled into such complexity that it may be impossible to understand what’s going on as it heads into its fifth and final season. This is true even if you’ve kept up with the story. Granted, the plot of “Orphan Black” is not snarled...

    Poroshenko: Visa-Free Regime With EU Is ‘Final Goodbye To Russian Empire’
    Jun10

    Poroshenko: Visa-Free Regime With EU Is ‘Final Goodbye To Russian Empire’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the pending introduction of visa-free travel by Ukrainians to the European Union as “a final ‘goodbye’ to the Russian Empire.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Majlis Podcast: How Significant Is The Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
    Jun10

    Majlis Podcast: How Significant Is The Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

    The topic of this week’s Majlis was the latest summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on June 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...