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    Belarus to Allow Visa-free Entry for Short Trips for 80 Countries
    Jan10

    Belarus to Allow Visa-free Entry for Short Trips for 80 Countries

    Belarus will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, including the United States and members of the European Union, for visits of up to five days, according to a presidential decree signed on Monday. The decree comes as the former Soviet republic is seeking to improve its image in the West and rely less on ally Russia. The relaxed...

    Canada invests $46 million in University of Victoria ocean science facility
    Jan10

    Canada invests $46 million in University of Victoria ocean science facility

    VICTORIA — While humans have mapped the surfaces of the moon and Mars, our own deep sea remains largely a mystery — but Ocean Networks Canada is working to change that. The University of Victoria facility has pioneered ocean observatories in the Strait of Georgia, along coastal British Columbia and in the Arctic that stream live data and video...

    Obama Admin Sanctions Five Russians Over Human Rights Abuses
    Jan10

    Obama Admin Sanctions Five Russians Over Human Rights Abuses

    The Obama administration unveiled sanctions on five Russian individuals on Monday in connection with human rights abuses. The State and Treasury Departments announced the updates to the list of individuals subject to sanctions related to the Magnitsky Act on Monday afternoon. Five Russian individuals, among them Aleksandr Bastrykin, a close aide...

    It’s time to give Cuba the credit it deserves for its global medical accomplishments
    Jan10

    It’s time to give Cuba the credit it deserves for its global medical accomplishments

    In this March 27, 2014 photo, Omar Fernandez, a Cuban doctor, examines a patient at a medical center in the Petare shanty town of Caracas, Venezuela. Cuban doctors offer free emergency, ophthalmology and pediatric care, as well as minimally invasive surgical procedures. Some also minister to gunshot victims and drug and alcohol addicts. (AP...

    US Deploys Tanks in Germany to Help NATO
    Jan09

    US Deploys Tanks in Germany to Help NATO

    U.S. tanks have arrived in northern German on Friday in the largest American tank shipment since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. The BBC reported the first of 87 tanks and about 144 military vehicle were unloaded in Bremerhaven, Germany, last week. Around 3,500 troops are also slated to be deployed around the eastern reaches of...

    The Introverted Politics of the 2017 Golden Globes
    Jan09

    The Introverted Politics of the 2017 Golden Globes

    Meryl Streep, honored on Sunday with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. deMille award for lifetime achievement, used her acceptance speech to make an extremely bold claim. “You and all of us in this room really belong to the most vilified segments in American society right now,” Streep told her fellow actors and creators....

    Dear French Foreign Minister Ayrault
    Jan09

    Dear French Foreign Minister Ayrault

    I take the liberty of writing this open letter in the wake of the latest Palestinian terror attack, which killed four young Israelis and wounded many others in an assault eerily similar to the one in Nice in July, and days ahead of the “Middle East peace conference” in Paris you will be hosting. I do so with respect, coming from a...

    Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017
    Jan09

    Four scenarios that give hope to the world in 2017

    The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo. Andrew Kelly/ReutersNicolas Tenzer, Sciences Po – USPCThe year 2017 opens on a world laid to waste. Some areas are littered with mass graves. For future historians, 2016 will be seen as a turning point in human history, one of...

    German Government Closely Watching Reports Of Russian Fake News Campaign
    Jan09

    German Government Closely Watching Reports Of Russian Fake News Campaign

    BERLIN, Jan 9 (Reuters) – German government officials on Monday said they were carefully examining an unprecedented proliferation of fake news items amid intelligence agency reports of Russian efforts to influence the country’s parliamentary election in September.The BfV domestic intelligence agency also confirmed that a December...

    Britain Debates Adoption of ‘Magnitsky’ Legislation for Human Rights Abusers
    Jan09

    Britain Debates Adoption of ‘Magnitsky’ Legislation for Human Rights Abusers

    British lawmakers are debating legislation similar to the Magnitsky Act in the United States, which allows courts to impose visa bans and asset freezes on Russian officials allegedly involved in the 2009 death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. The U.S. Act has since been widened to include anyone accused of human rights abuses. Pressure is now growing...