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    News of the Day From Around the World, Dec. 22
    Dec22

    News of the Day From Around the World, Dec. 22

    Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said earlier this week that their two conditions for peace talks are the removal of the group leader’s name from the U.N. blacklist and the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan. [...] the Afghan government rejected the group’s demands — an indication of the depth of the rift between...

    Masterpieces stolen in Italy museum heist returned with only scratches
    Dec22

    Masterpieces stolen in Italy museum heist returned with only scratches

    Seventeen masterpieces valued at $17.7 million were returned to Italy from Ukraine after being stolen by masked, armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year …read more Source:...

    ‘We Have to Defend Our Motherland’: On the Front Lines of Ukraine’s War
    Dec22

    ‘We Have to Defend Our Motherland’: On the Front Lines of Ukraine’s War

    NOVOMYKHAILIVKA, Ukraine—In the woods outside this front-line town in eastern Ukraine, a battle-worn unit of Ukrainian soldiers have hunkered down for the winter. The troops live and fight sometimes only a few hundred yards across no man’s land from their enemies, a combined force of pro-Russian separatists and Russian regulars. Some of the...

    US-supplied Drones Prove Disappointing in Ukraine Conflict
    Dec22

    US-supplied Drones Prove Disappointing in Ukraine Conflict

    Millions of dollars’ worth of U.S.-supplied drones that Kyiv had hoped would help in its war against Russian-backed separatists have proven ineffective against jamming and hacking, Ukrainian officials say. The 72 Raven RQ-11B Analog mini-drones were so disappointing following their arrival this summer that Natan Chazin, an adviser to...

    Your Support for The Daily Signal Is Critical. And These 21 Comments Are Pretty Awesome, Too.
    Dec21

    Your Support for The Daily Signal Is Critical. And These 21 Comments Are Pretty Awesome, Too.

    Earlier this week, we asked our Morning Bell subscribers to share their feedback about The Daily Signal. (If you’re not a subscriber, sign up here.) We get letters, Facebook comments, and tweets every day of the week, and reading them is one of the things I enjoy most about my job as editor-in-chief. Even the critical ones challenge us to...

    In NYC’s Russian Enclaves, a Big ‘Nyet’ to Hacking Talk
    Dec21

    In NYC’s Russian Enclaves, a Big ‘Nyet’ to Hacking Talk

    Clutching a cobbler’s tool, Roman Gadayev defiantly lashed out against accusations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election to sway the vote to Donald Trump. “Simply impossible,” said the Kazakhstan native who runs a shoe repair shop near the Brighton Beach boardwalk. “This is something that only uneducated people can buy into.” Most...

    Germany to Commit More Troops to NATO in Lithuania
    Dec21

    Germany to Commit More Troops to NATO in Lithuania

    Germany is upping its contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the Baltic state of Lithuania. This is a welcome development. The initial news came in October when Germany announced its commitment of Bundeswehr forces to Lithuania in 2017 as part of a NATO deterrence mission. Materially, the German deployment will be...

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches
    Dec21

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches

    Seventeen masterpieces valued at some 17 million euros were returned to Italy from Ukraine Wednesday, with little more than scratches to show from their ordeal, after being stolen by masked and armed robbers from a Verona art museum last year …read more Source: U.S....

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches
    Dec21

    17 stolen masterpieces returned to Italy with only scratches

    VERONA, Italy (AP) — Seventeen masterpieces valued at 17 million euros ($17.7 million) were returned to Italy from Ukraine on Wednesday after… …read more Source:...

    Britain, France Push U.N. Syria Ban, Sanctions Over Gas Attacks
    Dec21

    Britain, France Push U.N. Syria Ban, Sanctions Over Gas Attacks

    Britain and France want the United Nations Security Council to ban the sale or supply of helicopters to the Syrian government and to blacklist 11 Syrian military commanders and officials over chemical weapons attacks during the nearly six-year war. The pair have drafted a resolution, seen by Reuters on Wednesday, that also seeks to blacklist 10...