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    52 hospitalized in apparent school poisoning in Ukraine
    May08

    52 hospitalized in apparent school poisoning in Ukraine

    Authorities in Ukraine are investigating an outbreak of sickness believed to be a poisoning that sent 50 students and two teachers to the hospital in the city of Cherkasy. A … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    52 hospitalized in apparent school poisoning in Ukraine
    May08

    52 hospitalized in apparent school poisoning in Ukraine

    Authorities in Ukraine are investigating an outbreak of sickness believed to be a poisoning that sent 50 students and two teachers to the hospital in the city of Cherkassy. A … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss
    May08

    Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    Vladimir Putin was sworn in for a fourth term as Russia’s President yesterday. In a move that should surprise no one, he then proposed Dmitry Medvedev as his candidate for Prime Minister, a nomination that was quickly confirmed by the Russian Duma today.As I have explained before, Medvedev’s position is not a political one. It...

    The Caliphate of Trump
    May08

    The Caliphate of Trump

    This particular cult comes from a land of growing extremity. They are the extremists. If you need proof, look no further than the Afghan capital, Kabul, where the latest wave of suicide bombings has proven devastating. Recently, for instance, a fanatic set off his explosives among a group of citizens lining up outside a government office to...

    Putin Is Playing With Fire and We All May Get Burned
    May08

    Putin Is Playing With Fire and We All May Get Burned

    The tactics that worked in Ukraine and Syria would bring spectacular consequences if Russia takes them too far against the U.S. or Europe. …read more Source:...

    ‘Too many accidents’: Russian scientist says she faces grave danger if Canada denies refugee bid
    May08

    ‘Too many accidents’: Russian scientist says she faces grave danger if Canada denies refugee bid

    This is a story about a Russian scientist and vocal critic of the Putin government who collected evidence of environmental disaster in Siberia and is now seeking asylum in Canada. It’s a convoluted tale that sounds like something out of a Cold War novel. The veracity of some of the events in question are impossible to independently confirm....

    German police raid suspected people smuggling gang
    May08

    German police raid suspected people smuggling gang

    BERLIN (AP) — Hundreds of police have raided premises in four German states as part of a probe into a suspected people smuggling ring. Federal police say the gang is suspected of helping mostly Moldovans enter Germany and work there illegally, using fake Romanian identity documents. In a statement Tuesday, police said 800 officers searched 21...

    The Alternate Future Hinging on Trump’s Iran Decision
    May07

    The Alternate Future Hinging on Trump’s Iran Decision

    Last fall, a group of Israeli and American experts simulated what could happen next if Donald Trump were to do what he may well do Tuesday afternoon: reinstate sanctions lifted as part of the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran. When the simulation concluded after nine hours, it wasn’t with a triumphant United States and a submissive...

    Ukrainians Use Cushion Diplomacy To Fight Champions League Price Gouging
    May07

    Ukrainians Use Cushion Diplomacy To Fight Champions League Price Gouging

    Free couches go to war with the free market as Ukrainians fight back against a Champions League accommodation crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin touts economic plans as he begins 4th term
    May07

    Putin touts economic plans as he begins 4th term

    By Jim Heintz | Associated Press MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin on Monday launched his fourth term as president with an ambitious call to vault Russia into the top five global economies by developing its technological products and agricultural exports. Putin, who has sought to restore Russia’s military and diplomatic prominence on the world stage,...