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    Russia: Putin, Trump Agree to Continue IS Fight in Syria
    Nov11

    Russia: Putin, Trump Agree to Continue IS Fight in Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed Saturday to a joint statement on Syria that said they would continue joint efforts in fighting Islamic State until it is defeated, the Kremlin said. The White House did not immediately respond to questions about the Kremlin announcement or the conversation the Kremlin said...

    McCarthyism Inc: Introducing the Counter-Terror ‘Experts’ Hyping the Russian Threat to Undermine Free Speech
    Nov11

    McCarthyism Inc: Introducing the Counter-Terror ‘Experts’ Hyping the Russian Threat to Undermine Free Speech

    Revelations about Russia’s use of social media in the 2016 elections are being used as a pretext for suppressing dissent by some dubious characters. Read part 1 of this investigation here. This September, Oklahoma GOP Senator James Lankford alleged that the widely popular #taketheknee Twitter hashtag that promoted NFL protests against...

    Grammar-Proofing Startup by Ukrainian Techies Helps Foreign Students
    Nov11

    Grammar-Proofing Startup by Ukrainian Techies Helps Foreign Students

    Some foreign students in U.S. schools find it challenging to submit grammatically correct, idiomatically accurate papers. So two former Ukrainian graduate students launched an artificial intelligence-driven grammar-proofing program that goes well beyond spell-check. Today, their 8-year-old startup, Grammarly, whose first venture round netted $110...

    This Was Russia’s Master Plan to Destroy Nazi Germany Forever
    Nov11

    This Was Russia’s Master Plan to Destroy Nazi Germany Forever

    Warfare History Network History, Europe In early 1945, Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev executed a stunning offensive against the Germans in the Vistula-Oder area. During the last half of 1944, the Wehrmacht in the east had been forced to cede just about everything it had conquered since the beginning of the war against the Soviet Union in June 1941....

    Rise in Russian, Turkish immigration to Israel bucking Western slump
    Nov10

    Rise in Russian, Turkish immigration to Israel bucking Western slump

    (JTA) — Bucking a slump in Western immigration to Israel under its law of return for Jews, movement from Russia has increased in 2017 and more than doubled from Turkey. In total, the 23,415 immigrants who have come to Israel from Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 constituted a 2 percent increase over the corresponding period last year, an interim report by the...

    Defense Bill Reauthorizes Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine
    Nov10

    Defense Bill Reauthorizes Lethal Defensive Aid for Ukraine

    Congressional negotiators approved a series of measures to counter Russian activities and influence in this year’s annual defense bill, including an authorization for providing Ukraine with lethal defensive aid and an initiative to bolster counter-propaganda efforts. The Ukraine security assistance reauthorization comes as the State and...

    Gangsters of the Mediterranean
    Nov10

    Gangsters of the Mediterranean

    Among the wealthy sophisticates who came and went from their seaside villas on the Spanish island of Mallorca, there was something that didn’t quite fit about the Russian who lived in a neoclassical mansion on the Avenida Portals Vells. Tall and powerfully built, with a flattened nose and graying, short-cropped hair, he looked more like an...

    A Canadian peacekeeping mission to Ukraine nothing more than a fantasy?
    Nov10

    A Canadian peacekeeping mission to Ukraine nothing more than a fantasy?

    There has been a lot of reporting in the last two days about the potential for a Canadian peacekeeping mission to help stabilize the conflict in Ukraine. The Liberals have talked about it. Conservative leader Andrew Scheer has endorsed the idea of a UN peacekeeping mission led by Canada. Russia is also interested in the United Nations sending...

    Trump Rails Against China’s ‘Unfair’ Trade Practices
    Nov10

    Trump Rails Against China’s ‘Unfair’ Trade Practices

    DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Promising to put “America first” in his trade practices, President Donald Trump used a speech in Vietnam Friday to denounce multilateral agreements embraced by the region and deliver what appeared to be a rebuke to China, railing against trade practices he says have put Americans out of work. “From this day forward we will...

    White House: No ‘Formal’ Trump-Putin Meeting Planned During Asia Trip
    Nov10

    White House: No ‘Formal’ Trump-Putin Meeting Planned During Asia Trip

    DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump will not have a formal sit-down with Russian President Vladimir Putin while the two attend a summit, the White House said Friday shortly before Trump landed in Vietnam, the fourth stop on his first official visit to Asia. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force Once, White House press secretary Sarah...