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    Doomsday Clock now at 2½ minutes to midnight; Trump is one reason
    Jan26

    Doomsday Clock now at 2½ minutes to midnight; Trump is one reason

    By Peter Holley,Abby Ohlheiser and Amy B Wang, (c) 2017, The Washington Post It’s now two-and-a-half minutes to “midnight,” according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which warned Thursday that the end of humanity may be nigh. The group behind the famed Doomsday Clock announced at a news conference that it was adjusting the countdown...

    Are we heading toward a nuclear arms race?
    Jan26

    Are we heading toward a nuclear arms race?

    Is the world about to blow itself up? The question may sound overly dramatic, but anyone who reads a Jan. 6 Politico article about William J. Perry, the former defense secretary and a widely respected military technology expert, is likely to take it seriously. Perry is on a crusade to shake up our lackadaisical attitude toward the threat of...

    WATCH: Samantha Bee mocks President Donald Trump’s lackluster inaugural weekend
    Jan26

    WATCH: Samantha Bee mocks President Donald Trump’s lackluster inaugural weekend

    (Credit: TBS) Samantha Bee looked at President Trump’s inauguration on Wednesday night, and let’s just say she was unimpressed with the festivities. The “Full Frontal” host dedicated most of her opening monologue to Trump’s inaugural speech and the concert that was held for him the night before he was sworn in. “Friday the world...

    Russia Urged To Drop Charges Against Crimean Journalist
    Jan26

    Russia Urged To Drop Charges Against Crimean Journalist

    Human rights advocates and European lawmakers are calling on Russia to drop criminal charges against Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who is accused of separatism in a case supporters say is aimed at silencing criticism of Moscow’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, January 26, 2017
    Jan26

    The Morning Vertical, January 26, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian-Imposed Authorities Target Alleged Islamic Group Members In Crimea
    Jan26

    Russian-Imposed Authorities Target Alleged Islamic Group Members In Crimea

    The Russian-imposed authorities in Crimea said that security forces were conducting an operation targeting alleged members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamic group that is banned in Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crimean Museums Appeal Court Ruling Returning Scythian Gold To Kyiv
    Jan26

    Crimean Museums Appeal Court Ruling Returning Scythian Gold To Kyiv

    The museums of Crimea have appealed a Dutch court ruling returning a Scythian gold exhibit from the museums’ collection to Ukraine, lawmaker and ex-prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya said on January 25. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Demands Say in Any Russia-US Talks to End Conflict on Its Territory
    Jan26

    Ukraine Demands Say in Any Russia-US Talks to End Conflict on Its Territory

    Ukraine must have a say in any deal struck between Russia and the United States aimed at ending violence in eastern Ukraine, its deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday. Ukraine, which has been battling pro-Russian separatists in its eastern Donbas region for nearly three years, is worried that U.S. President Donald Trump will cut Kyiv out of...

    At Auschwitz, a Jewish journalist confronts his anti-Polish bias
    Jan26

    At Auschwitz, a Jewish journalist confronts his anti-Polish bias

    Journalists visiting a renovated barrack at Auschwitz, Dec. 1, 2016. (Cnaan Liphshiz) OSWIECIM, Poland (JTA) — I did a shameful thing on my first visit 20 years ago to the former Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. In a guestbook outside an Auschwitz museum exhibit featuring information on 70,000 Polish non-Jews who were murdered here, I...

    Trump’s Russia Policy: a Rough Draft
    Jan25

    Trump’s Russia Policy: a Rough Draft

    Now that President Donald J Trump has been sworn in, it is time to clear the air concerning Russia. It will take an effort by Congress and the intelligence community. What Russia did during the election campaign is likely to be the subject of a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation and an intelligence community probe. The time for lessons...