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    AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change
    Feb23

    AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change

    Staring numbly at the floor, Jhorman recounts how he watched his cousin’s skull come apart under his baseball cap from a bullet shot by security forces. Many of more than 100 political prisoners were arrested that year and remain in jail, according to human rights groups. Most are being held incommunicado in the dungeons of El Helicoide, a...

    Town hall anger hits N.J. as Republican Lance faces the public
    Feb23

    Town hall anger hits N.J. as Republican Lance faces the public

    BRANCHBURG — For the first few minutes of Republican U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance’s town hall meeting Wednesday evening, it almost looked like he had won over a passionate anti-Trump crowd of nearly 1,000. Lance, an eight-year incumbent, answered a question about repeal of the Affordable Care Act by saying he supports “repairing” the...

    2 US Lawmakers Call for Lethal Weapons for Ukraine
    Feb23

    2 US Lawmakers Call for Lethal Weapons for Ukraine

    Two U.S. lawmakers say the time has come for the United States to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to better defend itself against Moscow-backed separatists, saying that a “confrontational” Russian President Vladimir Putin shows no sign of easing the pressure on Kyiv. …read more Source: Voice of...

    China’s Second Aircraft Carrier Is Almost Complete (And 4 More Could Be Coming)
    Feb23

    China’s Second Aircraft Carrier Is Almost Complete (And 4 More Could Be Coming)

    Dave Majumdar Security, Asia Should Washington and Tokyo be worried? According to Chinese state media, Beijing’s first domestically built carrier is nearing completion at Dalian. The vessel—which is expected to become operational in 2020—will be launched soon. Thereafter, the new carrier will spend roughly the next two years being outfitted...

    Why Belarus Can’t Afford to Be the New Ukraine
    Feb23

    Why Belarus Can’t Afford to Be the New Ukraine

    Nikolay Pakhomov Politics, Eurasia Is it too late for Lukashenko to defy Russia? On February 3 Belarusian president Aleksandr Lukashenko launched the fiercest of his rhetorical attacks against Russia—a country that has been financially underpinning Lukashenko’s regime. Despite the audacious comments of the Belarusian leader, there is little...

    Who Is Paul Manafort’s Man In Kyiv? An Interview With Konstantin Kilimnik
    Feb23

    Who Is Paul Manafort’s Man In Kyiv? An Interview With Konstantin Kilimnik

    An elusive Ukrainian associate of Paul Manafort said he briefed the former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump on Ukraine during last year’s presidential race. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada’s military considering its next moves in Iraq, Ukraine and possibly Africa
    Feb23

    Canada’s military considering its next moves in Iraq, Ukraine and possibly Africa

    Canada’s military is facing a critical few weeks as the federal government weighs renewed deployments to Iraq and Ukraine, ponders the fate of a long-awaited peace mission, lays out a new vision for the armed forces and decides the budget to pay for it all. It all sets the stage for what promises to be a busy year for Canadian soldiers —...

    Canada’s military considering its next moves in Iraq, Ukraine and possibly Africa
    Feb23

    Canada’s military considering its next moves in Iraq, Ukraine and possibly Africa

    Donald Trump’s election, Ottawa’s budget and a policy review has overshadowed looming decisions on our troop deployments around the world. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Ukraine Right-wing Groups Rally Against Government
    Feb23

    Ukraine Right-wing Groups Rally Against Government

    A few thousand Ukrainians rallied Wednesday to demand a change of political leadership in a demonstration that coincided with the third anniversary of the ousting of pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych amid mass street protests. The rally was organized by three right-wing parties who accuse the government of being too weak and conciliatory in...

    In Syria And Ukraine, Russia Positions Itself As Solution To Problems It Created
    Feb22

    In Syria And Ukraine, Russia Positions Itself As Solution To Problems It Created

    The world is becoming ever more tumultuous. But amid the general storm one country can be relied upon to maintain a sanguine — and sanguinary — course: Vladimir Putin’s Russia. (The views expressed in this blog post do not necessarily reflect the views of RFE/RL.) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...