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    Ukrainians Celebrate First Day of Visa-Free Travel to EU
    Jun11

    Ukrainians Celebrate First Day of Visa-Free Travel to EU

    Ukrainians celebrated the first day of visa-free travel to the European Union Sunday in what President Petro Poroshenko called “a final exit of our country from the Russian empire.” “The visa-free regime for Ukraine has started! Glory to Europe! Glory to Ukraine!” he tweeted from his official account Sunday morning. The...

    U.S. troops have spread across Eastern Europe in show of force to Russia
    Jun11

    U.S. troops have spread across Eastern Europe in show of force to Russia

    During his campaign, Donald Trump expressed skepticism about American military involvement overseas generally, and about NATO specifically. But since taking office, he hasn’t backed away from Operation Atlantic Resolve, which represents the largest military buildup in Europe since the end of the Cold War. Some 6,500 U.S. troops are...

    What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?
    Jun11

    What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?

    (Credit: Getty/JamesBrey) Less than one-quarter of Earth’s total cropland produces nearly three-quarters of the staple crops that feed the world’s population – especially corn, wheat and rice, the most important cereal crops. These areas are our planet’s major breadbaskets. Historically, when a crop failed in one of these...

    Come together, right now: “Orphan Black” sets the stage for its final season
    Jun10

    Come together, right now: “Orphan Black” sets the stage for its final season

    Tatiana Maslany as Cosima in Orphan Black (Credit: BBC America) BBC America’s “Orphan Black” has tangled into such complexity that it may be impossible to understand what’s going on as it heads into its fifth and final season. This is true even if you’ve kept up with the story. Granted, the plot of “Orphan Black” is not snarled...

    Poroshenko: Visa-Free Regime With EU Is ‘Final Goodbye To Russian Empire’
    Jun10

    Poroshenko: Visa-Free Regime With EU Is ‘Final Goodbye To Russian Empire’

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has welcomed the pending introduction of visa-free travel by Ukrainians to the European Union as “a final ‘goodbye’ to the Russian Empire.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Majlis Podcast: How Significant Is The Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
    Jun10

    Majlis Podcast: How Significant Is The Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

    The topic of this week’s Majlis was the latest summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in the Kazakh capital, Astana, on June 9. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Democrats have a bright future — but only if they can fight on multiple fronts and avoid distraction
    Jun10

    Democrats have a bright future — but only if they can fight on multiple fronts and avoid distraction

    Kamala Harris; Adam Schiff (Credit: AP/Damian Dovarganes/Alex Brandon) If there’s one thing Democrats need to learn to do right now, it’s multitask. In effect, to claw its way back to power, the opposition party must walk and chew gum at the same time. President Donald Trump and the Republican leadership have offered Democrats such a...

    BUSTED: Trump Treasury Pick Took 4-Week Course on Dartmouth Campus and Called It a Degree
    Jun10

    BUSTED: Trump Treasury Pick Took 4-Week Course on Dartmouth Campus and Called It a Degree

    Yet another Trump appointee blunder. Another of President Donald Trump’s nominees has been caught fudging their academic and professional bonafides, according to The Hill.Joseph Otting — Trump’s nominee for the U.S. Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency — reportedly lied when he said on his resume that he holds a...

    Masquerading as Reporter, Assassin Hunted Putin Foes in Ukraine
    Jun10

    Masquerading as Reporter, Assassin Hunted Putin Foes in Ukraine

    Pretending to be a reporter for Le Monde, the assassin pulled a gun and fired during an interview with two well-known soldiers in the war against separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...

    Explosion at U.S. embassy in Kiev investigated as terrorism
    Jun10

    Explosion at U.S. embassy in Kiev investigated as terrorism

    Although the U.S. embassy in Kiev denies an explosive device thrown over the fence just after midnight Wednesday evening was a terrorist act, the Ukrainian police are not so sure. There were no injuries in the blast. U.S. officials consider the explosion too small to be considered terrorism. “We can … …read more Source: The...