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    Russia Ridiculed On Internet Over Claim Ukraine PM Fought In Chechnya
    Sep09

    Russia Ridiculed On Internet Over Claim Ukraine PM Fought In Chechnya

    After Moscow’s top investigator claimed that Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk fought, tortured, and killed Russian soldiers in Chechnya, social media satirists let fly with a barrage of scornful memes. Many used Photoshop to insert the bespectacled face of the bookish premier among the warlords of the North Caucasus – and at the...

    Understanding Hitler’s Anti-Semitism
    Sep09

    Understanding Hitler’s Anti-Semitism

    Georg Pahl / Wikimedia The evocative title of Timothy Snyder’s new book—Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning—is a reference to the fertile soil of Ukraine, where Adolf Hitler hoped to establish lebensraum, or “living space,” for the German race. And yet it could also be seen as an allusion to what Snyder argues is the...

    Migrants, Refugees’ Rights to Top UN Council Agenda
    Sep09

    Migrants, Refugees’ Rights to Top UN Council Agenda

    The human rights of migrants and refugees will top the agenda of the upcoming session of the U.N. Human Rights Council. The council’s 30th regular session opens Monday and is scheduled to run until October 2. The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, will kick off the three week session with an oral update of...

    EU Commission Chief Warns Moscow Over EU Security, Borders
    Sep09

    EU Commission Chief Warns Moscow Over EU Security, Borders

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has warned Russia that the security and borders of EU member states are “untouchable.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Saakashvili Collects Enough Signatures To Be Considered Next Ukrainian PM
    Sep09

    Saakashvili Collects Enough Signatures To Be Considered Next Ukrainian PM

    Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s supporters in Ukraine have collected more than 26,000 signatures on a petition recommending him to become Ukraine’s prime minister. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Putin Changes The Subject
    Sep09

    The Daily Vertical: Putin Changes The Subject

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why Belarus Is About To Get Interesting
    Sep09

    Why Belarus Is About To Get Interesting

    Since the Ukraine crisis, Belarus has carved out an independent stance and has distanced itself from Russia. That may be about to change. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    World Briefing: Ukraine: International Court’s Jurisdiction Is Accepted
    Sep09

    World Briefing: Ukraine: International Court’s Jurisdiction Is Accepted

    It is a move that could clear the way for an investigation into possible war crimes in Ukraine’s bitter conflict with Russian-backed rebels. …read more Source: The New York...

    Wayne Rooney’s England highs and lows
    Sep09

    Wayne Rooney’s England highs and lows

    London (AFP) – After Wayne Rooney broke Bobby Charlton’s national goal-scoring record by scoring his 50th England goal, AFP Sports looks back at the highs and lows of his 12-year international career: HIGHSYoungest England goal-scorer- Rooney lost his record as England’s youngest player to Theo Walcott in May 2006, but he...

    US, NATO Leery of Russian Actions in Syria
    Sep09

    US, NATO Leery of Russian Actions in Syria

    U.S. suspicions about Russian activity in Syria are not confined to Syria’s borders. Officials in Washington are concerned the moves could be part of a broader strategy by Moscow to extend its influence, while at the same time acting as a counterbalance to the United States in the Middle East. U.S. officials are investigating reports that...