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    The Ugly Fight to Be Our Man in Havana
    Mar07

    The Ugly Fight to Be Our Man in Havana

    If anyone thinks Loretta Lynch, the nominee to replace Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general, is facing a bruising confirmation fight, spare a thought for the next ambassador to Cuba. Barack Obama’s administration says it wants to reopen the U.S. Embassy in Havana by early April — an ambitious launch date that has triggered a flurry of...

    Russia-Canada war of words turns hostile amid Nazi accusations
    Mar07

    Russia-Canada war of words turns hostile amid Nazi accusations

    A 93-year-old Quebec beekeeper accused of being a Nazi war criminal has become the latest salvo in an increasingly hostile war of words between the Canadian and Russian governments. The two countries have been slinging insults and accusations at each other on Twitter and other social media since Russia annexed Crimea and began providing military...

    Russia-Canada war of words turns hostile amid Nazi accusations
    Mar07

    Russia-Canada war of words turns hostile amid Nazi accusations

    A 93-year-old Quebec beekeeper accused of being a Nazi war criminal has become the latest salvo in an increasingly hostile war of words between the Canadian and Russian governments. The two countries have been slinging insults and accusations at each other on Twitter and other social media since Russia annexed Crimea and began providing military...

    Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
    Mar07

    Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody

    Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walks free after serving 15-day sentence …read more Source:...

    Powerful Senate Democrat Faces Corruption Charges
    Mar07

    Powerful Senate Democrat Faces Corruption Charges

    For two years, Robert Menendez, one of the most prominent foreign-policy hawks in the Senate, has angrily dismissed allegations of a quid pro quo deal with a longtime friend and political donor as baseless. His staff has criticized reporters for even raising the issue, despite the widely known existence of an FBI probe into his ties to Salomon...

    Italy Opens a Window for Russia
    Mar07

    Italy Opens a Window for Russia

    Just how worried is Italy about ISIS in Libya? During a state visit to Moscow, Italian PM Matteo Renzi asked Vladimir Putin to help resolve the crisis in North Africa, raising alarming prospects of an intra-NATO and -EU split. The Financial Times reports: “We need an incisive international response and Russia’s role can be decisive given...

    Amal Clooney will teach at Columbia Law School this spring
    Mar07

    Amal Clooney will teach at Columbia Law School this spring

    Amal Clooney, the accomplished human rights lawyer married to some guy named George, may be teaching at Columbia Law School in the spring, according to Page Six. “She will lecture on human rights law at Columbia Law School this spring as a senior fellow with the Law School’s Human Rights Institute,” according to the Post....

    In Ukraine’s Nikishino, No House Untouched by Fighting
    Mar07

    In Ukraine’s Nikishino, No House Untouched by Fighting

    In the village of Nikishino, in eastern Ukraine, recent fighting has brought utter devastation. Ninety percent of the houses are damaged or destroyed after government forces tried and failed to stop rebels advancing on the strategically important town of Debaltseve nearby. Patrick Wells reports for VOA from Nikishino. …read more Source:...

    Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny released after 15 days in custody
    Mar07

    Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny released after 15 days in custody

    MOSCOW — Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic. Navalny, the driving force behind the 2011-12 mass protests in Moscow, said the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov will not...

    The Murder of Boris Nemtsov and Our Obligations
    Mar07

    The Murder of Boris Nemtsov and Our Obligations

    Slamming the Putin regime for its human rights abuses, corruption, and its invasion of Ukraine from the distance of Washington is easy to do. I do it all the time and never worry about my safety. But for Russians living in Russia, to do it takes enormous courage. Some Russians live in exile because the risks to their personal safety reached a...