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    Europe Faces the Demolition Man
    Feb25

    Europe Faces the Demolition Man

    In his “We Shall Fight Them on the Beaches” speech to the House of Commons in June 1940, Winston Churchill orated: “The New World, with all its power and might,” would “step forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.”America did step forth to save Europe—and again, when Stalin tried to bag the Western half. And now? Is the savior turning...

    History: “Said To” Have Happened
    Feb25

    History: “Said To” Have Happened

    I haven’t seen Bitter Harvest, the new film made about the Holodomor, the man-made famine that transformed Ukraine from bread basket to mass grave, so I have absolutely no view on its artistic merit. It may be terrible (the reviews I have read have not been kind)andnbsp;but this from Michael O’Sullivan’s review in the Washington...

    Trump’s Ratings Slump in Russia
    Feb25

    Trump’s Ratings Slump in Russia

    Donald Trump’s ratings in Russia have slumped. Or, better put, they have been artificially lowered, after the Kremlin ordered state-controlled TV channels to avoid excessive mentions of the 45th American President. As a result, Russian TV now talks about Trump four times less then before.Earlier this month, citing three sources familiar...

    This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Putts, Putin and politics
    Feb25

    This week in Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: Putts, Putin and politics

    (Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson/Shutterstock/Salon) President Donald Trump and his family have not skimped this week when it comes to massive conflicts of interest. As the president continues to shape American foreign policy, it is particularly instructive to evaluate just what these conflicts are. Trump’s business associates were reportedly...

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’
    Feb25

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’

    “I wanted something that looked like a fairy tale,” says German-born Canadian filmmaker George Mendeluk, describing what compelled him to tackle one of the darkest chapters in Ukrainian-Russian relations. Opening with a picturesque scene of a Ukrainian village in the 1930s, the historical juxtaposition is stark: Bitter Harvest, a historical drama...

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’
    Feb25

    Past, Present Collide on Set of ‘Bitter Harvest’

    “Bitter Harvest” is a historical drama that weaves a love story around the Holodomor — a devastating famine in Ukraine that killed millions in the 1930s when the country was part of the Soviet Union. The movie sheds light on a tragedy that Soviet authorities concealed and is still little known outside of Ukraine. Tatiana Vorozhko and Iryna...

    There’s More to the Michael Cohen Story
    Feb25

    There’s More to the Michael Cohen Story

    I was intrigued to learn a few days ago that President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, once founded an ethanol business in Ukraine. It’s referred to as a family business. So presumably he set it up with relatives of his wife, who is Ukrainian. This isn’t any big scoop I uncovered with my masterly reporting skills....

    Poisoned: A Look at Other Assassinations or Attempts
    Feb25

    Poisoned: A Look at Other Assassinations or Attempts

    A look at notable assassinations or attempted assassinations involving poison or chemicals: Kim Jong Nam Kim Jong Nam, the outcast half brother of North Korea’s leader, was poisoned amid crowds of travelers at Kuala Lumpur’s airport, February 14, 2017. He died the same day on the way to a hospital after telling medical workers that he...

    Savchenko Visits Ukraine Areas Held By Separatists In Bid To Free Prisoners
    Feb25

    Savchenko Visits Ukraine Areas Held By Separatists In Bid To Free Prisoners

    Ukrainian lawmaker Nadia Savchenko visited areas of eastern Ukraine held by Russia-backed separatists on February 24 to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, irking many of her compatriots in Kyiv. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How to Know When a Trump Story Becomes a Scandal
    Feb25

    How to Know When a Trump Story Becomes a Scandal

    What are the chances the larva of the Russia scandal now growing on the Trump presidency will mature into pupa form and ultimately emerge, wings flapping, as a spitting, snarling adult scandal? The elements of a rip-roaring scandal already exist. The president has cultivated—there is no other word for it—a screwy relationship with Russia’s...