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    Trump’s Phony Trade War
    May14

    Trump’s Phony Trade War

    Illustration by DonkeyHotey What’s going on with Trump’s trade offensive? There’s a dual track policy underway: One a phony trade war with US allies; the other a potential (but not yet) trade war with China, that may also in the end prove less than a bonafide ‘trade war’ as well. Trump’s trade team heads off to...

    Russian Bank Helps Venezuela Defy US Cryptocurrency Sanctions
    May14

    Russian Bank Helps Venezuela Defy US Cryptocurrency Sanctions

    Investors looking to buy Venezuela’s new cryptocurrency may want to head to a little-known Moscow bank whose biggest shareholders are President Nicolas Maduro’s socialist government and two state-controlled Russian companies under U.S. sanctions. Evrofinance Mosnarbank has emerged as the only international financial institution so far...

    The Dogs Of War Are Back
    May14

    The Dogs Of War Are Back

    “As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.” — Proverbs 26:11 Peter Beinart writes in detail about how he, a supporter of the Iraq War, fell for the arguments for war last time, and how we are now going through a repeat of the same thing with Iran. Excerpt: How is this possible? How is it possible that Trump—who during the...

    Minister: Zeman Hasn’t Hurt Czech Credibility ‘That Much’
    May14

    Minister: Zeman Hasn’t Hurt Czech Credibility ‘That Much’

    Czech Foreign Minister Martin Stropnicky said President Milos Zeman did not damage his country’s credibility “that much” with statements that have been seen as supporting Kremlin positions. Speaking to RFE/RL’s Ray Furlong on May 14, he said the Czech Republic’s partners understood that the government makes policy...

    Playbook: ‘Big day’ in Jerusalem as U.S. embassy opens
    May14

    Playbook: ‘Big day’ in Jerusalem as U.S. embassy opens

    U.S. EMBASSY OPENS TODAY IN JERUSALEM … DR. MIRIAM ADELSON — Sheldon’s wife — wrote the top story in Israel HaYom, the paper her family owns. The headline is “Big day for Israel and America.” http://bit.ly/2jYPwAZ … SPOTTED in Israel for the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem: Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Lindsey Graham...

    Russia in Flurry of Diplomatic Activity Over Iran Deal
    May13

    Russia in Flurry of Diplomatic Activity Over Iran Deal

    In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Russia unleashed a flurry of diplomatic activity aimed at keeping Iran and other remaining signatories committed to the agreement. But behind Russia’s diplomatic maneuvering, analysts see the Kremlin chasing rewards from...

    The caliphate of Trump and a planet in ruins
    May13

    The caliphate of Trump and a planet in ruins

    Getty/AP/Salon This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. …read more Source:...

    Israel Wins Eurovision Song Contest Ahead Of Cyprus, Austria
    May13

    Israel Wins Eurovision Song Contest Ahead Of Cyprus, Austria

    Israel has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, beating out second-place Cyprus and third-place Austria at the annual pop-song festival seen by tens of millions of viewers around the world. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Transatlantic Commission to Focus on Election Meddling
    May13

    Transatlantic Commission to Focus on Election Meddling

    An international commission has formed to try to end meddling in elections in Western democratic nations by Russia and other autocratic countries. The Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity (TCEI), co-chaired by former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, held a news...

    How to Watch the Eurovision 2018 Finals Online for Free
    May12

    How to Watch the Eurovision 2018 Finals Online for Free

    Want to spend your weekend following juicy intracontinental drama, watching insane musical performances and marveling at out-of-this-world costumes? If your answer was “uh, obviously,” you’re in luck — Saturday is the grand final of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest. The live singing competition will get under way at 21:00 CEST, or 3 p.m....