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    Ukrainian LGBT Leader Seeks U.S. Asylum
    Oct01

    Ukrainian LGBT Leader Seeks U.S. Asylum

    After suffering years of violent attacks and intimidation, the principal leader of the Ukrainian LGBT community is too frightened to return home. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Manchester clubs victorious as Ronaldo hits record
    Oct01

    Manchester clubs victorious as Ronaldo hits record

    Paris (AFP) – The two Manchester clubs enjoyed victories in a happier night for England in the Champions League on Wednesday, while the individual performance of the evening came, not for the first time, from Cristiano Ronaldo.Manchester United and City were made to work hard for 2-1 wins against German clubs Wolfsburg and Borussia...

    Analysts: Russian Strikes Aimed More at Bolstering Assad
    Oct01

    Analysts: Russian Strikes Aimed More at Bolstering Assad

    Russia dramatically escalated its role in the Syrian conflict with airstrikes Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin described the campaign as the right way to fight international terrorists, by attacking them in territories they occupy. But some Russian analysts suggest the Russian military maneuvers were as much about bolstering Syrian President...

    Removing niqab ‘enhances integrity’ of citizenship, government tells top court
    Oct01

    Removing niqab ‘enhances integrity’ of citizenship, government tells top court

    The politically charged federal policy that forbids the wearing of Islamic veils during public citizenship ceremonies “enhances the integrity” of becoming a Canadian, the government says. In the latest move in the hot-button case, Department of Justice lawyers have filed an application with the Supreme Court asking it to grant an appeal in the...

    Kiev Mayor Suggests Renaming Street Hosting Russian Embassy After Boris Nemtsov
    Oct01

    Kiev Mayor Suggests Renaming Street Hosting Russian Embassy After Boris Nemtsov

    The mayor of Kiev spoke with Nemtsov’s daughter about the idea. …read more Source:...

    Ukraine Rebels Talking About “End of War”
    Sep30

    Ukraine Rebels Talking About “End of War”

    Russian-backed separatists are indicating that they might be willing to make the current ceasefire permanent, according to Reuters: A separatist representative to east Ukraine peace talks said on Wednesday an agreement signed with Kiev this week to withdraw more weapons could mean an end to the war with the Ukrainian government, separatist...

    The Geopolitics of Respect: U.S., China, Iran and Russia
    Sep30

    The Geopolitics of Respect: U.S., China, Iran and Russia

    When the Chinese Communist party took power in 1949, Mao Zedong declared to a party conference, “The Chinese people, comprising one quarter of humanity, have now stood up. The Chinese have always been a great, courageous and industrious nation; it is only in modern times that they have fallen behind. That was due entirely to oppression and...

    Amid Ukraine War, Russians Don’t Want Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics To Become Part Of Russia, Poll Finds
    Sep30

    Amid Ukraine War, Russians Don’t Want Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics To Become Part Of Russia, Poll Finds

    Only 16 percent of Russians said their government should admit the eastern Ukrainian separatist republics into the Russian Federation, according to a new poll released by Russian polling agency VTsOIM Wednesday. The survey found that over 70 percent of Russians want their government to continue sending humanitarian aid to eastern Ukraine, but...

    8 Important Takeaways From the 2016 Defense Authorization Act
    Sep30

    8 Important Takeaways From the 2016 Defense Authorization Act

    On Thursday the House (with the Senate shortly thereafter) will vote on the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. That’s a long name for the annual defense policy bill passed by Congress for 53 years in a row. While many of the issues addressed by the bill are extremely technical or are just repeated...

    Why Abbas’ “Bombshell” Speech at the U.N. Was a Dud
    Sep30

    Why Abbas’ “Bombshell” Speech at the U.N. Was a Dud

    On Monday, President Obama delivered a speech at the United Nations that touched on world events like Syria and Ukraine—and made no mention of the Palestinians. Which may be all you need to know about the speech delivered on Wednesday by Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, in which he appeared to blow to smithereens the...