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    Israel’s president cheers a united Spain. Or did he?
    Nov08

    Israel’s president cheers a united Spain. Or did he?

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meeting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey of Spain, Nov. 6, 2017. (Haim Zach/Israeli Government Press Office) (JTA) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin may court controversy back home, but in Madrid he is almost universally loved right now. That’s because during his visit to Spain this week, Rivlin – a Likud...

    Gag order issued in Manafort-Gates Russia investigation
    Nov08

    Gag order issued in Manafort-Gates Russia investigation

    By Spencer S. Hsu | Washington Post WASHINGTON – The federal judge overseeing the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates imposed a gag order Wednesday in the case ordering all parties, including potential witnesses, not to make statements that might prejudice jurors. U.S. District Judge Amy...

    Stalin’s Ukrainian Genocide
    Nov08

    Stalin’s Ukrainian Genocide

    Today on the Daily Standard Podcast, On the 85th anniversary of the “Holodomor,” TWS contributor Andrew Stuttaford talks with host Eric Felten about the Soviet Union’s murder, by starvation, of 4 million Ukrainians. The Daily Standard is sponsored by DonorsTrust. on WeeklyStandard.com …read more Source: The Weekly...

    Russia investigators probe 2016 GOP platform fight

    U.S. investigators are focusing on an enduring mystery of the 2016 election: whether Trump campaign officials made the Republican Party platform more friendly to Russia as part of some broader effort to collude with the Kremlin, according to congressional records and people familiar with the probes.Congressional investigators have interviewed...

    Bodyguards Attack RFE/RL Journalists, Ukrainian TV Crew At Kyiv Airport

    Journalists working on a joint project by RFE/RL and Ukraine’s UA: Pershiy (First) television channel say they were attacked by masked bodyguards at Kyiv’s Zhulyany Airport while working on a report about the arrival from Russia of Viktor Medvedchuk, the leader of the pro-Russian Ukrainian Choice organization. …read more Source:...

    A century after the revolution, Russians build monuments to the czars
    Nov08

    A century after the revolution, Russians build monuments to the czars

    A Russian lawmaker speaking on TV recently described something amazing happening to a statue of the last Russian emperor in Crimea: The stone torso had begun to weep. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    More ‘Fake News,’ Alas, From the New York Times
    Nov08

    More ‘Fake News,’ Alas, From the New York Times

    Disregarding President Trump’s insistent claim that the establishment press propagates “fake news” requires a constant effort—especially when a prestigious outlet like the New York Times allows itself to be used for blatantly fraudulent purposes. I cherish the First Amendment. Mark me down as favoring journalism that is loud, lively, and...

    Lithuania Expects NATO to Reach Deal on Baltic Air Shield
    Nov08

    Lithuania Expects NATO to Reach Deal on Baltic Air Shield

    Lithuania expects NATO to reach an agreement next year to shield Baltic countries with air defenses, plugging a gap in its security against Russia, its defense minister said Tuesday. Since Russia annexed the Crimea peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and began providing weapons and troops to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine, NATO has sent more...

    The Atlantic Daily: Evolve and Unify
    Nov08

    The Atlantic Daily: Evolve and Unify

    What We’re FollowingElection Ups and Downs: Newly released Congressional testimony from Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide, reveals an extensive, complex, and at times contradictory web of connections between Page and Russia. Meanwhile, turning to this year’s campaign, Democrat Ralph Northam is facing off against President...

    Rivals of Incumbent Seek to Sway Czech Policy Toward West in Presidential Vote
    Nov07

    Rivals of Incumbent Seek to Sway Czech Policy Toward West in Presidential Vote

    A host of pro-Western candidates met Tuesday’s deadline to run for Czech president, seeking to unseat incumbent Milos Zeman, who has leaned toward Russia and China. Czech presidents wield limited day-to-day power but have large informal influence and play a key role in forming governments — now underway following elections last month. The...