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    Field of one: What Donald Trump’s decision not to fill out a bracket says about his media strategy
    Mar18

    Field of one: What Donald Trump’s decision not to fill out a bracket says about his media strategy

    (Credit: Getty/Saul Loeb/AP/Salon) Amidst all that President Trump did this week, largely overlooked was one small thing he didn’t do: fill out an NCAA tournament bracket on ESPN. The presidential pick ‘em became a tradition during the Obama administration. Each year of his presidency, Obama announced his picks for the men’s and...

    Trump says Germany should pay U.S. for ‘expensive defence’
    Mar18

    Trump says Germany should pay U.S. for ‘expensive defence’

    (Stephen Crowley/The New York Times/Redux) WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Saturday that Germany owes “vast sums of money” to NATO and the U.S. “must be paid more” for providing defence, reiterating his stance that European allies need to meet their end of the bargain if they are to continue benefiting from the military alliance....

    Lamborghinis and icons: New and old mix for Moscow visitor
    Mar18

    Lamborghinis and icons: New and old mix for Moscow visitor

    […] perhaps it’s fitting that Lamborghini, Porsche and Rolls-Royce dealerships have opened near the Moscow apartment building where the Soviet leader once lived. Back then, I witnessed the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union amid the political and social reforms unleashed by Mikhail Gorbachev. […] Putin is preparing to campaign...

    From Stephen Hough to Sgt. Pepper to the Syrian Experience, Chamberfest 2017 offers an eclectic lineup
    Mar18

    From Stephen Hough to Sgt. Pepper to the Syrian Experience, Chamberfest 2017 offers an eclectic lineup

    Chamberfest 2017 is mindful of where it falls during Ottawa’s summer of wall-to-wall festivals and celebrations during Canada’s sesquicentennial, and is programming accordingly, says its artistic director, Roman Borys. “We really know that people are going to have a lot of options this summer, throughout the summer,” Borys says....

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Mar18

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of cities in Crimea and Russia are gathering to commemorate the third anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Mar18

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    Residents of cities in Crimea and Russia are gathering to commemorate the third anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Urges China-U.S. Cooperation on North Korea
    Mar18

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Urges China-U.S. Cooperation on North Korea

    (BEIJING) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Saturday pushed for closer China-U.S. cooperation on dealing with North Korea’s nuclear program in his first face-to-face talks with top Chinese diplomats. Tillerson’s visit to Beijing followed his remarks in South Korea on Friday in which he warned that pre-emptive military action...

    A brief history of Russian interventions in other people’s elections
    Mar18

    A brief history of Russian interventions in other people’s elections

    (Credit: AP) In the last nine years, Russia has invaded its neighbor Georgia, annexed the Ukrainian province of Crimea, supported rebels in Eastern Ukraine and interfered in the U.S. presidential election. The U.S. and the European Union have imposed biting sanctions on Russia for its actions in Ukraine. As a historian of Russian history, I find...

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Mar18

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    Residents of cities in Crimea and Russia are gathering to commemorate the third anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea
    Mar18

    Gatherings mark anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea

    Residents of cities in Crimea and Russia are gathering to commemorate the third anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula from Ukraine. The annexation was widely denounced by … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...