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    The Gargoyle: Travel plans and true celebrities
    Jun05

    The Gargoyle: Travel plans and true celebrities

    A report aimed at healing historical wounds. A sharp body blow to the Senate. And in between, the business of governing. Here’s what the Gargoyle heard this week. Canada’s Caribbean getaway? The Conservative MP who has led the charge to make the Turks and Caicos Islands into Canada’s 11th province released a report this week on...

    Tensions Grow Over Russia’s ‘Secret’ EU Travel Blacklist
    Jun05

    Tensions Grow Over Russia’s ‘Secret’ EU Travel Blacklist

    The thing about secret lists is that you don’t know if you’re on one — until you find out you are. Germany’s conservative lawmaker Karl-Georg Wellmann learned this lesson the hard way. Arriving in Russia for an official visit last month, Wellmann ended up spending the night in the Moscow airport transit zone. Much to his...

    Ukraine pushes Canada to push G7 on Russia
    Jun05

    Ukraine pushes Canada to push G7 on Russia

    Ukraine pushes Canada to push G7, says it can make due without lethal aid …read more Source:...

    Obama, Poroshenko voice ‘deep concern’ over Ukraine fighting
    Jun05

    Obama, Poroshenko voice ‘deep concern’ over Ukraine fighting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama spoke Friday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (por-oh-SHEHN’-koh) about stepped-up fighting in eastern Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. …read more Source: U.S....

    Report details ‘dramatic’ rights abuses against Ukrainians who voted wrong in Putin referendum
    Jun05

    Report details ‘dramatic’ rights abuses against Ukrainians who voted wrong in Putin referendum

    Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Describing the situation as a “collapse of law and order” in the territories controlled by the self-proclaimed rebel Republics, and amid on- going hostilities between the Ukrainian government troops and […] The post Report details ‘dramatic’ rights abuses against Ukrainians who...

    Five GOP Chicken Hawks: These Candidates Want To Send Troops Abroad, But Never Served In The Military
    Jun05

    Five GOP Chicken Hawks: These Candidates Want To Send Troops Abroad, But Never Served In The Military

    All would send ground troops to fight ISIS. As the GOP’s 2016 cast of men who would be president grows, so too do its ranks of chicken hawks—candidates who have never served in the military but are eager send American men and women into wars overseas. While it’s no surprise that these Republicans are feeding off each other in a...

    OSCE say cease-fire violations in Ukraine more frequent
    Jun05

    OSCE say cease-fire violations in Ukraine more frequent

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The mission monitoring a cease-fire agreement in Ukraine warned Friday that violations are becoming more frequent and… …read more Source:...

    European Court Backs French Decision to Remove Life Support 
    Jun05

    European Court Backs French Decision to Remove Life Support 

    In a closely-watched case with implications far beyond France, Europe’s top rights court has backed Friday an earlier French ruling to take a man in a vegetative state off life support, but the battle is not over. Whether to take 38-year-old Vincent Lambert off life support has bitterly divided his family and France ever since 2008. That is...

    Five GOP Chicken Hawks: They Want To Send Troops Abroad, But Never Served In The Military
    Jun05

    Five GOP Chicken Hawks: They Want To Send Troops Abroad, But Never Served In The Military

    All would send ground troops to fight ISIS. As the GOP’s 2016 cast of men who would be president grows, so too do its ranks of chicken hawks—candidates who have never served in the military but are eager send American men and women into wars overseas. While it’s no surprise that these Republicans are feeding off each other in a...

    Photos of the Week: 5/30-6/5
    Jun05

    Photos of the Week: 5/30-6/5

    This week we have images of renewed fighting in Ukraine, people trying to capture “Manhattanhenge”, a simulated bomb attack in Israel, a robotic teacher in China, attacks on gay rights activists in Moscow, Parkour among Greek ruins in Libya, the rescue of a suicidal man in China, a Red Panda in Italy, and much more.This article was...