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    Belarus Police Arrest Hundreds Defying Protest Ban
    Mar26

    Belarus Police Arrest Hundreds Defying Protest Ban

    Riot police in Belarus launched a massive crackdown Saturday on protesters trying to hold a banned march in Minsk. Hundreds were reported arrested, and a human rights leader said many of the detainees had been beaten by police and needed medical attention. An estimated 700 people were trying to march through a central part of the capital, part of...

    Trump Administration Reviewing What Role US Nuclear Weapons Should Play 
    Mar25

    Trump Administration Reviewing What Role US Nuclear Weapons Should Play 

    The United Nations begins negotiations Monday on a legally binding treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. This comes as the United States commences a review of what role its nuclear weapons should now play. “Shortly after taking office, the president directed a new Nuclear Posture Review to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern,...

    NATO Ministers Tentatively Plan Brussels Meeting With Tillerson
    Mar25

    NATO Ministers Tentatively Plan Brussels Meeting With Tillerson

    NATO diplomats say a meeting of alliance foreign ministers originally scheduled for April 5-6 is now tentatively planned for March 31, when U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass
    Mar25

    Russia’s state news service applies for White House pass

    The Russian state-owned news website Sputnik has applied for a White House hard pass and is seeking membership in the White House Foreign Press Group in order to become a part of pool rotations. Sputnik, which Foreign Policy magazine described as the “BuzzFeed of propaganda,” would be part of a rotating group of roughly 22 overseas...

    What America Stood For
    Mar25

    What America Stood For

    After Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election in November, a foreign ambassador accosted one of my deputies at the State Department, where from 2014 to early this year I served as the assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights, and labor. “You must be so sad!” the man, a representative of a Central Asian...

    Trump’s Russia Ties a Full-Blown Crisis for U.S. Democracy
    Mar25

    Trump’s Russia Ties a Full-Blown Crisis for U.S. Democracy

    If there has ever been a need for a select committee and an independent prosecutor, that time is now. If the United States Congress were doing its job, right now nearly all business before the House and Senate would grind to a halt as leaders addressed a rapidly-unfolding crisis: whether the current administration is acting in the interests of...

    The Global Right Wing Grows: Marine Le Pen Meets and Expresses Admiration for Putin
    Mar25

    The Global Right Wing Grows: Marine Le Pen Meets and Expresses Admiration for Putin

    The international far right celebrates a milestone meeting. The international web of far right politicians includes the likes of President Donald Trump in the United States, MEP Nigel Farage in the United Kingdom, President Vladimir Putin in Russia and an aspiring president — Marine Le Pen in France.As if to solidify her status as part of a...

    Ukrainian officials: Russian agent gunned down former lawmaker
    Mar25

    Ukrainian officials: Russian agent gunned down former lawmaker

    The assassin who gunned down a prominent Russian opposition figure Thursday in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev was identified by Ukrainian officials Friday as a 28-year-old Russian agent. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    People Slaughter Sheep, Strip Naked In Bizarre Protest At Auschwitz
    Mar25

    People Slaughter Sheep, Strip Naked In Bizarre Protest At Auschwitz

    At least 11 people were arrested at Auschwitz, the former Nazi death camp, on Friday after they slaughtered a sheep beneath the entry gate, removed their clothing and chained themselves together.Local police said the men and women, ages 20 to 27, unfurled a banner reading “love” in English as they stripped naked, according to Deutsche Press...

    Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report
    Mar25

    Cyber Firm Rewrites Part of Disputed Russian Hacking Report

    U.S. cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike has revised and retracted statements it used to buttress claims of Russian hacking during last year’s American presidential election campaign. The shift followed a VOA report that the company misrepresented data published by an influential British think tank. In December, CrowdStrike said it found...