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    Russia Boycotts Kyiv-hosted Eurovision Event Over Contestant Kerfuffle
    Apr15

    Russia Boycotts Kyiv-hosted Eurovision Event Over Contestant Kerfuffle

    Russia’s leading state broadcaster has announced plans to boycott the Eurovision 2017 song contest after the host country, Ukraine, barred Russia’s contestant, wheelchair-bound singer Yulia Samoylova, from entering the country. Kyiv’s decision in late March to ban the 28-year-old Russian paraplegic vocalist stemmed from her June...

    If Marine Le Pen is France’s Donald Trump, then this dark horse with momentum could be their Bernie Sanders
    Apr14

    If Marine Le Pen is France’s Donald Trump, then this dark horse with momentum could be their Bernie Sanders

    (Credit: AP Photo/Bob Edme) Far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen may proudly crow that she is “Made in France,” but it looks like a name mostly unknown outside of the country — France’s own answer to Bernie Sanders — is on the verge of pulling off a major political upset. Jean-Luc Mélenchon was found by a “Paris Match” survey to...

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth
    Apr14

    Politics matters: Pot, power, projections of growth

    She inspired. She joked. She brought tears to their eyes. Malala Yousafzai, the passionate 19-year-old who was shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in Pakistan five years ago, brought Canadian politicians from both sides of the aisle to their feet — even as she provoked them, eye to eye, to do so much more for the education of girls...

    Russia’s Policy in Syria, Afghanistan Clashing with US
    Apr14

    Russia’s Policy in Syria, Afghanistan Clashing with US

    Multi-nation talks on the prospects for Afghan security and national reconciliation, the third such round since December, began Friday in Moscow. Eleven countries are taking part in discussions, including Afghanistan, China, Iran, Pakistan and India. Former Soviet Central Asian states have been invited to attend for the first time. The United...

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Twelfth Week.
    Apr14

    What Just Happened?! A Review of President Trump’s Twelfth Week.

    “The real, the unique misfortune: to see the light of day,” wrote the dour Romanian philosopher Emil Cioran in his 1973 masterwork The Trouble With Being Born. “A disaster which dates back to aggressiveness, to the seed of expansion and rage within origins, to the tendency to the worst which first shook them up.” Cioran was writing about the...

    Russia says no, drops out of Eurovision
    Apr14

    Russia says no, drops out of Eurovision

    Russia is saying goodbye to Europe’s beloved song contest Eurovision, organizers say, amid growing tensions with neighboring Ukraine, this year’s host country. …read more Source:...

    Where Will Trump Flip-Flop on Foreign Policy Next?
    Apr14

    Where Will Trump Flip-Flop on Foreign Policy Next?

    Donald Trump is nothing if not flexible when it comes to his policy positions. He knows how to seize the limelight, as he did with a surprise strike on Syria, and has been moving along what has charitably been referred to as the “learning curve” on a host of other issues. No issue shows Trump’s willingness to transform more than NATO: “I...

    Paul Manafort’s Activities Arouse Interest Of Ukrainian Prosecutors
    Apr14

    Paul Manafort’s Activities Arouse Interest Of Ukrainian Prosecutors

    Ukrainian investigators are seeking to understand Manafort’s ties to former President Viktor Yanukovych leading up to the shooting of anti-government protesters in 2014.(Image credit: Carolyn Kaster/AP) …read more Source:...

    Watch: Russian foreign minister confronts NBC’s Andrea Mitchell about her ‘manners’
    Apr14

    Watch: Russian foreign minister confronts NBC’s Andrea Mitchell about her ‘manners’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confronted NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell about her “manners” in an awkward moment caught on camera during U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s trip to Moscow. Mitchell, who covers the State Department for NBC News, was traveling with Tillerson on what was his first...

    Russians in Nicaragua
    Apr14

    Russians in Nicaragua

    With the world focused on Syria, North Korea, Ukraine, and other pressing hotspots, the Russians have expanded their presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Last week, the Washington Post revealed that the Russians erected a mysterious satellite-tracking compound in Managua that may double as an electronic intelligence-gathering base. This...