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    Putin To Host Merkel For Talks, Hold Phone Call With Trump
    May02

    Putin To Host Merkel For Talks, Hold Phone Call With Trump

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is on her way to the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Samuel Huntington Was Not Like Steve Bannon
    May02

    Samuel Huntington Was Not Like Steve Bannon

    The late Samuel Huntington’s “clash of civilizations” paradigm has been taking a beating lately. His critics have warned that such a worldview portends a millenarian war between the West and Islam. One reason for the pile-on is that Huntington’s theory has become associated with the views of Steve Bannon, who, as a call-in participant...

    France’s Election Is Also a Crossroads for Europe
    May02

    France’s Election Is Also a Crossroads for Europe

    NICE, France—On the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, former French special operations troops and French foreign legionnaires have fought on opposite sides of the war, joining the ranks of both pro-Ukrainian volunteer battalions as well as Russia’s proxy separatist army. Meanwhile, on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq, about 700 French...

    The Latest: Berlin officers hit with bottles, flag poles
    May01

    The Latest: Berlin officers hit with bottles, flag poles

    Police say they’ve made multiple arrests in the German capital after far-left demonstrators threw bottles at officers and small skirmishes ensued. Police told the dpa news agency that about 150 demonstrators who had attended a protest elsewhere started causing problems in Apolda’s town center after getting off a train Monday...

    Defiant rallies for worker rights mark May Day around world
    May01

    Defiant rallies for worker rights mark May Day around world

    Garment workers in Cambodia defied a government ban to demand higher wages, and businesses in Puerto Rico were boarded up as the U.S. territory braced for a huge strike over austerity measures. In Paris, police fired tear gas and used clubs on rowdy protesters at a march that included calls to defeat far-right presidential candidate Marine Le...

    Showtime to Air Stone Interviews With Vladimir Putin
    May01

    Showtime to Air Stone Interviews With Vladimir Putin

    Showtime cable network is presenting four hours of director Oliver Stone interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin on four consecutive nights in June. The network announced Monday that “The Putin Interviews” will air first on June 12 at 9 p.m. Eastern, with three additional hour-long installments on the following nights. Showtime said Stone...

    The Latest: Turkey detains 165 people during May Day events
    May01

    The Latest: Turkey detains 165 people during May Day events

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on May Day events around the world (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Police in Istanbul have detained 165 people during May Day events around the city, most of them demonstrators trying to march to a symbolic square in defiance of a ban. A security department statement said that another 18 people suspected of planning...

    Ukraine probes murder charges against Jewish officer, 94, who served under Soviets
    May01

    Ukraine probes murder charges against Jewish officer, 94, who served under Soviets

    (JTA) — Prosecutors in Ukraine have initiated a murder investigation against a Jewish former Soviet officer, now 94, who is suspected of killing a nationalist in 1952. Boris Steckler is accused of throwing a grenade into a bunker where the victim and several other anti-Soviet underground fighters were hiding. His accusers claim he was working for...

    Must-read books for May: saints, soldiers and social media
    May01

    Must-read books for May: saints, soldiers and social media

    Russian soldiers march at the Red Square during the Victory Day military parade general rehearsal in Moscow on May 7, 2016. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images) This month in book reviews: A new history of Russian war. A love letter to being alone. A fictionalized reimagining of Susanna Moodie. A searing depiction of the fall of Iraq. Read more...

    The Latest: Paris police, protesters clash at May Day march
    May01

    The Latest: Paris police, protesters clash at May Day march

    A few hundred protesters started throwing gasoline bombs and other objects at police at the front end of what started as a peaceful union march in the French capital on Monday. […] a crowd that police estimated at about 130,000 people paraded across the cobblestones of Red Square, the site of Soviet-era May Day celebrations. The tradition...