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    Dutch Senate approves ratification of EU-Ukraine pact
    May30

    Dutch Senate approves ratification of EU-Ukraine pact

    The upper house of Dutch Parliament has approved ratification of a pact between the European Union and Ukraine, despite voters in the Netherlands rejecting the so-called Association Agreement in an … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Dutch Senate Set To Back Key EU-Ukraine Pact
    May30

    Dutch Senate Set To Back Key EU-Ukraine Pact

    The Dutch Senate is expected to vote in favor of the European Union’s Association Agreement with Ukraine, paving the way for ratification of the pact strengthening ties between the EU and Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Just Waiting Until It All Ends’: Ukrainian Pensioners Struggle to Survive
    May30

    ‘Just Waiting Until It All Ends’: Ukrainian Pensioners Struggle to Survive

    RFE/RL asked elderly people in several Ukrainian cities whether they are satisfied with their pensions. Their answers ranged from “barely surviving” to “lock up the lawmakers.” (Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Quiet Before The Storm On Ukraine’s Blockade
    May30

    The Quiet Before The Storm On Ukraine’s Blockade

    In Ukraine’s fractured east, the activists behind the the blockade of trade with separatists say they are prepared to defy Kyiv once more. RFE/RL visited the blockaders after they announced preparations to escalate their vigilantism against those they say are benefitting from the continuing conflict …read more Source: Radio Free...

    The Morning Vertical, May 30, 2017
    May30

    The Morning Vertical, May 30, 2017

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

    Kushner Added To Russian Conspiracy Theory
    May30

    Kushner Added To Russian Conspiracy Theory

    News consumers are now suffering through the practiced, hyperbolic, omnipresent outrage that follows revelations that presidential adviser Jared Kushner allegedly tried to create what the New York Times is calling “a secret channel between his father-in-law’s transition team and Moscow to discuss the war in Syria and other...

    French President Holds ‘Extremely Frank’ Talks With Russia’s Putin
    May30

    French President Holds ‘Extremely Frank’ Talks With Russia’s Putin

    France’s new president, Emmanuel Macron, hosted his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Palace of Versailles near Paris Monday. In what he called “extremely frank, direct” talks, Macron criticized Russian media outlets for efforts to influence the French presidential election. He also questioned brutal treatment of the...

    For The Love Of St. Benedict
    May30

    For The Love Of St. Benedict

    (L to R) Area Man, Father Martin Bernhard, Father Benedict Nivakoff I spent the weekend in Dallas, where I spoke on Saturday night about the Benedict Option at a fundraiser for the Monks of Norcia. As you know, their monastery was heavily damaged by last October’s massive earthquake, the one that reduced the medieval basilica to rubble. God...

    Trump and Russia: Just Follow the Money
    May30

    Trump and Russia: Just Follow the Money

    By Frank VoglThe G7 summit communiqué surprisingly contains a direct and troublesome admonition for US President Donald Trump.Public prosecutors, FBI agents and investigative journalists know that crucial to their work is the dictum: “follow the money.” The money trail between the Trump and Kushner families increasingly appears to run from New...

    Breakup of the West?
    May30

    Breakup of the West?

    By the time Air Force One started down the runaway at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, to bring President Trump home, the Atlantic had grown markedly wider than it was when he flew to Riyadh. In a Munich beer hall Sunday, Angela Merkel confirmed it. Europe must begin to look out for itself, she said, “take our fate into our own hands. … The...