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    Weekend Roundup: Turkey’s ‘Two Souls’ Are Being Torn Apart
    Oct17

    Weekend Roundup: Turkey’s ‘Two Souls’ Are Being Torn Apart

    The characters in Orhan Pamuk’s novels are complex, hybrid identities. They are neither purely Islamic traditionalists nor secular fundamentalists, but, as Turkey’s most celebrated writer and Nobel laureate has put it, of “two souls.” “To have two souls,” Pamuk once told me, “is a good thing. That is the...

    Obama’s ‘Best’ Foreign Policy Achievement
    Oct17

    Obama’s ‘Best’ Foreign Policy Achievement

    The president now plans to continue a U.S. ground force presence in Afghanistan to help hold off the Taliban until he leaves office. This is an uncommon turnaround for a president who hasn’t changed his mind on foreign policy since drawing his (much-ballyhooed and promptly ignored) “red line” in Syria. So what does this rare shift say about...

    The European Union And China On The New Silk Roads
    Oct17

    The European Union And China On The New Silk Roads

    By Romano Prodi and David Gosset The complex but irreversible integration of the European continent and the renaissance of the Chinese civilization arguably constitute the most significant factors of change of our time, the wise articulation of these two processes can only be mutually enriching and a source of growth and stability for our global...

    Obama’s Accomplishments as Commander-in-Chief Are Pretty Meager
    Oct16

    Obama’s Accomplishments as Commander-in-Chief Are Pretty Meager

    When serious military historians ponder Barack Obama’s record as commander-in-chief, there’s little likelihood of heated debate. Let’s just say they’re not likely to award him a spot in the pantheon of military masterminds. In assessing the president’s legacy, historians will have plenty of legitimate topics to...

    Ukraine’s Turmoil Is a Gift For the Last Dictator of Europe
    Oct16

    Ukraine’s Turmoil Is a Gift For the Last Dictator of Europe

    The wily president of Belarus is secure at home and newly prominent abroad. Here’s how he exploited Ukraine’s revolution. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Photos:  Kiev’s New Police Force Echoes the Ideals of a Revolution
    Oct16

    Photos: Kiev’s New Police Force Echoes the Ideals of a Revolution

    Photojournalist Misha Friedman documents Ukraine’s new police force. …read more Source: ABC...

    The Citizen Journalists Challenging Assad And Putin’s Story Of War
    Oct16

    The Citizen Journalists Challenging Assad And Putin’s Story Of War

    Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Eliot Higgins, founder of citizen investigative journalism website Bellingcat. Since Russia launched airstrikes inside Syria in late September, the Kremlin’s claim to be bombing Islamic State militants and other unnamed...

    Russia’s parliament allows arrest of opposition lawmaker
    Oct16

    Russia’s parliament allows arrest of opposition lawmaker

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian parliament has voted to sanction an arrest in absentia of the sole lawmaker who voted against the annexation of Crimea last year. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russia’s Parliament Allows Arrest of Opposition Lawmaker
    Oct16

    Russia’s Parliament Allows Arrest of Opposition Lawmaker

    The Russian parliament has voted to sanction an arrest in absentia of the sole lawmaker who voted against the annexation of Crimea last year.The State Duma voted Friday to let law enforcement officials arrest Ilya Ponomarev, who is suspected of embezzlement related to his… …read more Source:...

    Crown wants 4-5 years prison for man found guilty in deadly scaffolding collapse
    Oct16

    Crown wants 4-5 years prison for man found guilty in deadly scaffolding collapse

    TORONTO – A Crown prosecutor is recommending up to five years in prison for a project manager who oversaw a Toronto construction crew involved in a deadly scaffolding collapse in 2009.Vadim Kazenelson was found guilty in June on four counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm.Crown...