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    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence
    Sep15

    In Ukraine, Children’s Book Featuring Lesbian Parents Met With Threats, Fears Of Violence

    A children’s book featuring a story about a girl and her two mothers struck a nerve among some Ukrainians, leading its presentation at a Kyiv book fair to be canceled over fears of violence. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov
    Sep15

    EU Renews Russia Sanctions, Keeps Ban On New U.S. Envoy Antonov

    The European Union has prolonged its asset freezes and travel bans on Russian officials and Moscow-backed separatists in Ukraine for another six months, with Russia’s new ambassador to the United States likely to remain on the list, diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian-Israeli Blogger Leaves Azerbaijan After Presidential Pardon
    Sep15

    Russian-Israeli Blogger Leaves Azerbaijan After Presidential Pardon

    A Russian-Israeli blogger who was jailed in Baku for traveling to Azerbaijan’s breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region has left Baku on a flight to Israeli, three days after receiving a pardon from President Ilham Aliyev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How I Believe Facebook Was Censoring My Political Speech
    Sep15

    How I Believe Facebook Was Censoring My Political Speech

    In the Summer of 2007 I traveled to China to speak at a conference concerning security preparations for the Olympic Games, which were to be held in Beijing the following year. While transiting Paris’s Charles de Gaulle airport I noticed something odd. The internet sites that I checked every day would not open, to include The American...

    War Games Meet Mind Games
    Sep15

    War Games Meet Mind Games

    Russia and Belarus officially launched their weeklong war games on Tuesday, in a display of military muscle-flexing that has set much of Europe on edge. As the Wall Street Journal notes, the Zapad (“West”) drills began with Russian tanks moving toward Belarus, while a wary NATO keeps watch with a surveillance plane: NATO had promised to keep a...

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia
    Sep15

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia

    Zach Braff, star of the popular television show “Scrubs,” discovered his photo is being used to sell male performance enhancement pills in Russia. The actor tweeted a facepalm emoji accompanied with a photo of himself as Doctor John “J.D.” Dorian on a Ukrainian ad selling erectile dysfunction medicine. The ad stated the medicine...

    In the Ukrainian city of Uman, businesses and mobsters follow the Jewish pilgrims
    Sep15

    In the Ukrainian city of Uman, businesses and mobsters follow the Jewish pilgrims

    An Israeli visitor to Uman examining a Ukrainian luxury limousine parked on the city’s heavily Jewish Pushkin Street, Sept. 8, 2017. (Cnaan Liphshiz) UMAN, Ukraine (JTA) — By selling coffee to Jewish tourists, 18-year-old Yuri Breskov can earn in a week more than his teachers from high school make annually in this provincial city. His...

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia
    Sep15

    Zach Braff Discovers He’s Advertising Erection Pills In Russia

    Zach Braff, star of the popular television show “Scrubs,” discovered his photo is being used to sell male performance enhancement pills in Russia. The actor tweeted a facepalm emoji accompanied with a photo of himself as Doctor John “J.D.” Dorian on a Ukrainian ad selling erectile dysfunction medicine. The ad stated the medicine...

    Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years
    Sep14

    Fearing Russia, Sweden Holds Biggest War Games in 20 Years

    Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia’s growing military strength. On the eve of Russia’s biggest maneuvers since 2013, which NATO says will be greater than the 13,000 troops...

    When limiting access to violent extremist videos could be erasing evidence
    Sep14

    When limiting access to violent extremist videos could be erasing evidence

    JUDY WOODRUFF: But first: From Syria to Ukraine to Iraq, a window on the modern battlefield is a click away, across the Internet. But now there are concerns that some video evidence from those potential crime scenes could be endangered. Hari Sreenivasan has that from New York. HARI SREENIVASAN: Recently, YouTube took down hundreds of thousands of...