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    Iceland Claims Russian Bombers Pose Risk to Passenger Flights
    Sep27

    Iceland Claims Russian Bombers Pose Risk to Passenger Flights

    Russian military bombers flew close to an Icelandic passenger jet with their transponders switched off, officials in Reykjavik told AFP on Monday. Since Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the diplomatic fallout between Moscow and Ukraine’s western partners, Russia has persistently sent its jets into international skies, without...

    Central Europe sees anti-immigration fervor, no migrants
    Sep27

    Central Europe sees anti-immigration fervor, no migrants

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Together, Hungary and the Czech Republic took in just around 1,000 asylum-seekers last year. Still, rallying cries against migration have dominated the debates ahead of upcoming ballots in the two Central European countries. Along with Poland and Slovakia, they have also become the most vocal critics of the EU’s...

    Setting the record straight on Crimea
    Sep27

    Setting the record straight on Crimea

    My colleague on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Hon. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), wrote a thought-provoking and provocative op-ed on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion and occupation of eastern Ukraine. We can all agree that Putin… …read more Source: The...

    NATO Warns West Is ‘Losing Information War’ Against Russia, IS
    Sep27

    NATO Warns West Is ‘Losing Information War’ Against Russia, IS

    The West must step up its efforts to combat and counter the information war being waged by its opponents, according to NATO commanders. They warn that countries like Russia are exploiting the freedom of the press in Western media to spread disinformation. The term “hybrid warfare” is frequently used to describe the tactics used by the...

    Remembering The Massacre Of Roma At Babi Yar
    Sep27

    Remembering The Massacre Of Roma At Babi Yar

    It’s been 75 years since more than 100,000 people were killed in a series of massacres by Nazi soldiers at Babi Yar, in Ukraine. Many of the victims were Jewish, but non-Jews were also murdered — including many Roma. It’s a source of intense, ongoing pain for Raisa Nabaranchuk, who lost her grandmother in the massacres....

    MH17: Russia blames Ukraine
    Sep27

    MH17: Russia blames Ukraine

    Just days before the release of a report into the investigation into the fate of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17, Russia’s defense ministry released radar data which, it alleges, shows that if the plane was shot down, it was done so by Ukrainian forces. …read more Source:...

    Poland Arrests Russian Man for Flying Drone Over PM’s Office
    Sep27

    Poland Arrests Russian Man for Flying Drone Over PM’s Office

    Warsaw police have arrested a Russian man for flying a drone over Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo’s residence without a permit, according to Deutsche Welle. Police spotted the drone flying around the buildings of the prime minister’s office, the Ministry of Defense and the president’s residence at Belwederski Palace on...

    The debate showed just how scary a commander in chief Donald Trump would be
    Sep27

    The debate showed just how scary a commander in chief Donald Trump would be

    America just got its first real look at Commander in Chief Donald Trump. It wasn’t a pretty sight. The signal moment came late in the debate. Hillary Clinton accused Trump of being “very dismissive” of American alliances, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an alliance that obligates the United States to defend all other...

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 26, 2016
    Sep26

    Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, September 26, 2016

    To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Tunisia’s former president, Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, argues that the country’s ruling coalition doesn’t really represent its people. Ilya Lozovsky sees signs of hope for Ukrainian democracy in the country’s maturing civil society. Robert Looney...

    The Latest: Kaine highlights helping those with disabilities
    Sep26

    The Latest: Kaine highlights helping those with disabilities

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT): 12:45 p.m. Tim Kaine says a meeting with a young man with a physical disability is reminding him what the campaign is about. The Democratic vice-presidential nominee met Monday with Mike Phillips, a South Tampa resident with spinal muscular atrophy. Phillips, who can’t...