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    Chabad Emissary Dies From His Wounds
    Apr15

    Chabad Emissary Dies From His Wounds

    Rabbi Menachem Mendel Deitsch was attacked in the Ukraine in October 2016. …read more Source: The Jewish...

    Trudeau runs risk keeping flawed politician as foreign affairs minister
    Apr15

    Trudeau runs risk keeping flawed politician as foreign affairs minister

    The irrational has begun to dominate our politics as if the American virus has stealthily moved north to infect our national narratives. It reflects itself in various ways but it seems that wars – old wars, current wars and future wars – have gripped the minds of our political elite and their courtiers in the media. Most problematic is Chrystia...

    Making nukes mandatory: a lesson for dictators
    Apr15

    Making nukes mandatory: a lesson for dictators

    Donald Trump; Kim Jong-un (Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Getty/KCNA/Salon) You know how far it is from Damascus to Pyongyang? It’s 4,600 miles. If they had air service between the two outlaw capitals, it would be about an eight-and-a-half-hour flight, about as long as it takes you to fly from Dallas to London. But the two cities may as well...

    Russia could soon take over a chunk of U.S. oil infrastructure
    Apr15

    Russia could soon take over a chunk of U.S. oil infrastructure

    Russia may soon take control of American oil and gasoline infrastructure in a deal U.S. lawmakers warn represents a threat to energy security. Rosneft, Russia’s state-controlled oil company, could end up with a majority stake in Texas-based Citgo after the entity that owns Citgo, Venezuela’s state-owned oil and natural gas company...

    Smart cities can be vulnerable: That Dallas emergency siren hack is a warning of things to come
    Apr15

    Smart cities can be vulnerable: That Dallas emergency siren hack is a warning of things to come

    San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency light rail vehicle (Credit: AP/Alison Yin) By infrastructure-hacking standards, the overnight triggering of the Dallas storm-warning system on April 7 was relatively benign. Starting at about 20 minutes before midnight more than 150 sirens across the city of 1.3 million people blared periodically,...

    Russia Boycotts Kyiv-hosted Eurovision Event Over Contestant Kerfuffle
    Apr15

    Russia Boycotts Kyiv-hosted Eurovision Event Over Contestant Kerfuffle

    Russia’s leading state broadcaster has announced plans to boycott the Eurovision 2017 song contest after the host country, Ukraine, barred Russia’s contestant, wheelchair-bound singer Yulia Samoylova, from entering the country. Kyiv’s decision in late March to ban the 28-year-old Russian paraplegic vocalist stemmed from her June...

    If Marine Le Pen is France’s Donald Trump, then this dark horse with momentum could be their Bernie Sanders
    Apr14

    If Marine Le Pen is France’s Donald Trump, then this dark horse with momentum could be their Bernie Sanders

    (Credit: AP Photo/Bob Edme) Far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen may proudly crow that she is “Made in France,” but it looks like a name mostly unknown outside of the country — France’s own answer to Bernie Sanders — is on the verge of pulling off a major political upset. Jean-Luc Mélenchon was found by a “Paris Match” survey to...

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth
    Apr14

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth

    She inspired. She joked. She brought tears to their eyes. Malala Yousafzai, the passionate 19-year-old who was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Pakistan five years ago, brought Canadian politicians from both sides of the aisle to their feet — even as she provoked them, eye to eye, to do so much more for the education of girls...

    Russia’s Policy in Syria, Afghanistan Clashing with US
    Apr14

    Russia’s Policy in Syria, Afghanistan Clashing with US

    Multi-nation talks on the prospects for Afghan security and national reconciliation, the third such round since December, began Friday in Moscow. Eleven countries are taking part in discussions, including Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan and India. Former Soviet Central Asian states have been invited to attend for the first time. The United...

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Twelfth Week.
    Apr14

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Twelfth Week.

    “The real, the unique misfortune: to see the light of day,” wrote the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran in his 1973 masterwork The Trouble With Being Born. “A disaster which dates back to aggressiveness, to the seed of expansion and rage within origins, to the tendency to the worst which first shook them up.” Cioran was writing about the...