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    NATO, Russia Hold First Top-Level Military Talks In Three Years
    Mar03

    NATO, Russia Hold First Top-Level Military Talks In Three Years

    Senior military officials from Russia and NATO have held their first direct talks since the Western alliance cut military contacts with Russia three years ago over the Kremlin’s interference in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Tax Chief Falls Ill As He Faces Corruption Charges
    Mar03

    Ukraine Tax Chief Falls Ill As He Faces Corruption Charges

    The head of Ukraine’s national tax authority fell ill just as he was about to be charged with corruption. Thirty-eight-year-old Roman Nasirov was carried out on a stretcher and put into an ambulance late on March 2. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Logan, better than a comic book movie, Before I Fall, teen self-help and The Shack, contentious religion
    Mar03

    Logan, better than a comic book movie, Before I Fall, teen self-help and The Shack, contentious religion

    Also Ballerina for dreamy young girls, Table 19 for wedding outsiders and Bitter Harvest, about Stalin’s wrath in the Ukraineread more …read more Source: Vancouver...

    Protecting America’s Voice Abroad
    Mar03

    Protecting America’s Voice Abroad

    Memo: March 2, 2017To: The new CEO of U.S. international media (USIM)From: Martha Bayles and Jeffrey GedminRe: Lessons learned about U.S. international mediaIn December 2016, President Obama signed into law a big change in the structure of U.S. international media (USIM). Since 1994, America’s system of government-funded international media...

    Sweden reintroduces conscription as tensions rise over Russia
    Mar03

    Sweden reintroduces conscription as tensions rise over Russia

    Sweden has moved to reintroduce conscription “as a response to the new security situation” in Europe, the country’s defense minister told CNN Thursday. A government act on Thursday reintroduced compulsory military service in the country for the first time since 2010, and for the first time on a gender-equal basis. Peter Hultqvist,...

    Russia, NATO hold high-level military talks for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine
    Mar03

    Russia, NATO hold high-level military talks for the first time since the invasion of Ukraine

    Ties between NATO and Russia collapsed over the Ukraine crisis. …read more Source: Business...

    The EU Is Fighting A Lopsided Battle Against Russian Disinformation
    Mar03

    The EU Is Fighting A Lopsided Battle Against Russian Disinformation

    Hundreds of people demonstrated in Germany in January last year, after media outlets reported that migrants had abducted and raped a 13-year-old Russian-German girl.But while the protests were real, the story was fake. The girl, identified as “Lisa F,” later retracted her claims, but the story spread across Europe after a Russian state owned TV...

    Meet the Russian ambassador who brought down Mike Flynn — and may take down Jeff Sessions
    Mar03

    Meet the Russian ambassador who brought down Mike Flynn — and may take down Jeff Sessions

    Sergey Kislyak is the common thread between Trump’s Russia controversies. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is recusing himself from the politically explosive investigations into Russia’s interference with the presidential election because of revelations that he’d personally met with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak —...

    The big questions still swirling around Jeff ‘I don’t recall’ Sessions
    Mar03

    The big questions still swirling around Jeff ‘I don’t recall’ Sessions

    If there’s one thing we know about administration officials of popular vote loser Donald Trump, it’s that they never disclose anything unless they’re forced to. As Sen. Chuck Schumer put it, “They’ll only do the right thing when they’re caught doing the wrong thing.” That’s what led to Attorney...

    Why Sessions’ Russian diplomat meetings are raising questions
    Mar03

    Why Sessions’ Russian diplomat meetings are raising questions

    HARI SREENIVASAN: Questions about Attorney General Sessions’ meetings with the Russian ambassador aren’t limited to Capitol Hill. We explore some of those now with John McLaughlin, a career intelligence official. He was a former deputy director of the CIA. He was also acting director of the agency in 2004. And Michael Mukasey, he...