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    Trump’s Dictator Chic
    Mar12

    Trump’s Dictator Chic

    Every good brand needs a theme and an aesthetic, and President Donald Trump has spent decades cultivating both. The theme is success, wealth, winning, and the aesthetic is bright, brassy, loud—or, depending whom you ask, gaudy and fake. In person, the Trump look is that distinctive hair, oversized suits (apparently from the expensive Italian...

    WikiLeaks’ CIA dump makes the Russian hacking story even murkier — if that’s possible
    Mar12

    WikiLeaks’ CIA dump makes the Russian hacking story even murkier — if that’s possible

    (Credit: AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Salon/Mireia Triguero Roura) Russia hacked the election. Russia didn’t hack the election. Russia sort of, maybe, possibly hacked the election. Is your head spinning from this story yet? The latest WikiLeaks disclosures concerning the CIA’s hacking abilities has further complicated...

    Merkel Coming to Washington to Talk Trade, Russia Strategy
    Mar12

    Merkel Coming to Washington to Talk Trade, Russia Strategy

    U.S. President Donald Trump plans to quiz German Chancellor Angela Merkel about her experience dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin when the chancellor visits the White House Tuesday. A senior administration official said Friday Trump would be “very interested to get German Chancellor Merkel’s insights” as he prepares to engage the...

    Trump, Merkel To Discuss NATO, Ukraine, Putin During Washington Meeting
    Mar12

    Trump, Merkel To Discuss NATO, Ukraine, Putin During Washington Meeting

    U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet in Washington on March 14, with the future of NATO and the conflict in Ukraine among the key topics. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Famines in the 21st century? It’s not for lack of food
    Mar12

    Famines in the 21st century? It’s not for lack of food

    A drought-affected corn field is not the cause of food shortages Famine killed nearly 75 million people in the 20th century, but had virtually disappeared in recent decades. Now, suddenly, it is back. In late February a famine was declared in South Sudan, and warnings of famine have also recently been issued for Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen....

    E-Mail Hack Gives Glimpse Into Russia’s Influence Drive In Eastern Europe
    Mar11

    E-Mail Hack Gives Glimpse Into Russia’s Influence Drive In Eastern Europe

    Ukrainian hackers release a trove of electronic communications from a Belarusian man at the center of a network of pro-Russian and anti-Western groups operating in Central and Eastern Europe. He says that just because his efforts “aren’t public doesn’t make them a conspiracy of enemies of Ukraine.” …read more Source:...

    Russian MPs Joined EU Colleagues at PACE For the First Time Since Boycott
    Mar11

    Russian MPs Joined EU Colleagues at PACE For the First Time Since Boycott

    The Russian delegation had suspended their involvement after disagreements following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014. …read more Source:...

    The Black Death: How Rats, Fleas and Germs Almost Wiped Out Europe
    Mar11

    The Black Death: How Rats, Fleas and Germs Almost Wiped Out Europe

    Kyle Mizokami Society, Europe And changed world history. More than six centuries ago, disaster struck the people of Europe. A deadly plague, traveling west along trade routes from Central Asia, struck the continent with such force it wiped out entire villages and killed as many as twenty-five million people. The “Black Death,” as it was called,...

    Ukraine lawyer seeks probe of alleged hacked texts of Manafort’s daughter
    Mar11

    Ukraine lawyer seeks probe of alleged hacked texts of Manafort’s daughter

    A Ukrainian human rights attorney representing the victims of mass police shootings in Kiev in 2014 has asked prosecutors to investigate what are purported to be the hacked text messages of one of Paul Manafort’s daughters, saying the texts point to possible influence Manafort had with Ukraine’s president during that period. “You know...

    ‘Out of sight, out of mind’: Humanitarian crisis worsens in Ukraine as world focuses on Syria, Iraq
    Mar11

    ‘Out of sight, out of mind’: Humanitarian crisis worsens in Ukraine as world focuses on Syria, Iraq

    Canada extended its military training mission in Ukraine this week, but the country needs more help to help ease the escalating humanitarian crisis, say an MP and a human rights advocate who just visited the country. …read more Source:...