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    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....

    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...

    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:...

    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...

    Russia Grumbles About U.S. Military Trainers in Ukraine
    Mar07

    Russia Grumbles About U.S. Military Trainers in Ukraine

    American military trainers are now on the ground in Ukraine, and Russia is not happy about it. The LA Times reports: Russia’s Foreign Ministry on Thursday called the arrival of U.S. military trainers in western Ukraine a “provocation” and warned Ukrainians that they should rethink the consequences of hosting Western forces. “U.S.-Ukrainian...

    Evidence is mounting that Russian soldiers are officially fighting in eastern Ukraine
    Mar06

    Evidence is mounting that Russian soldiers are officially fighting in eastern Ukraine

    Reporters and human rights activists describe their attempts to remain undercover.It was a surprising confession. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    Vitaminka is one of the women in active combat roles on the frontline in eastern Ukraine
    Mar06

    Vitaminka is one of the women in active combat roles on the frontline in eastern Ukraine

    Six female volunteers in the struggle against pro-Russian separatists talk about the decision to go to battle for their country – and their hopes for life after war. …read more Source: Ukrainian Diaspora in Canada and...

    The Death Merchants Do Abu Dhabi
    Mar06

    The Death Merchants Do Abu Dhabi

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — For those thinking of fighting a war in the near future, there was no better place to be last week than Abu Dhabi’s annual International Defence Exhibition (IDEX). In the market for a new high-resolution surveillance satellite or some high-caliber ammunition? Check. Want to cradle a brand-new Kalashnikov or...

    Report: Senator Menendez to Face Charges
    Mar06

    Report: Senator Menendez to Face Charges

    Senator Robert Menendez, the New Jersey Democrat who is the ranking member on the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, may soon face corruption charges, according to a report on CNN. The report, which hasn’t been confirmed, claims that Attorney General Eric Holder has given Justice Department lawyers the green light to charge...

    Hockey Legend Slava Fetisov: It’s Wrong To Compare Russia To The Soviet Union
    Mar06

    Hockey Legend Slava Fetisov: It’s Wrong To Compare Russia To The Soviet Union

    Russian NHL hockey legend Slava Fetisov is no stranger to political conflict, as his harrowing time on the Russian men’s hockey team in 1980 is well-chronicled. Fetisov says the players were essentially imprisoned by Russian officials, forced to train at all hours of the day for what would end up being a memorable silver medal in the 1980...