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Section: US & Canada

    How One NATO Country is Preparing for Trump
    Jan26

    How One NATO Country is Preparing for Trump

    BODØ AIR FORCE BASE, Norway—When the ready-room alarm went off—high-low, high-low—two Norwegian Air Force pilots pulled on cold-water survival gear, grabbed their flight bags, and sprinted through swirling snow to their hangars. Their decades-old F-16 fighter jets roared to life, and as the airport snowplow halted to let them pass, the jets...

    Why Russian Banks Have an Interest in Washington
    Jan26

    Why Russian Banks Have an Interest in Washington

    In the debate over whether to lift U.S. sanctions against Russia, at least one player has a clear stake in the outcome: Russia’s state-run banks. Sberbank and VTB Group—Russia’s two largest financial institutions—have been lobbying Congress to ease sanctions levied on the banks in 2014 as punishment for the country’s annexation...

    Democratic Leader Shuts Down Phones After Pro-Israel Supporters Go on Offense
    Jan26

    Democratic Leader Shuts Down Phones After Pro-Israel Supporters Go on Offense

    More than a thousand pro-Israel supporters from across the country bombarded the offices of Senate Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) with phone calls, urging the Democratic leader to stop holding up a key congressional initiative to rebuke the United Nations following its recent action against Israel, according to sources familiar with the situation....

    Doomsday Clock now at 2½ minutes to midnight; Trump is one reason
    Jan26

    Doomsday Clock now at 2½ minutes to midnight; Trump is one reason

    By Peter Holley,Abby Ohlheiser and Amy B Wang, (c) 2017, The Washington Post It’s now two-and-a-half minutes to “midnight,” according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which warned Thursday that the end of humanity may be nigh. The group behind the famed Doomsday Clock announced at a news conference that it was adjusting the countdown...

    Are we heading toward a nuclear arms race?
    Jan26

    Are we heading toward a nuclear arms race?

    Is the world about to blow itself up? The question may sound overly dramatic, but anyone who reads a Jan. 6 Politico article about William J. Perry, the former defense secretary and a widely respected military technology expert, is likely to take it seriously. Perry is on a crusade to shake up our lackadaisical attitude toward the threat of...

    WATCH: Samantha Bee mocks President Donald Trump’s lackluster inaugural weekend
    Jan26

    WATCH: Samantha Bee mocks President Donald Trump’s lackluster inaugural weekend

    (Credit: TBS) Samantha Bee looked at President Trump’s inauguration on Wednesday night, and let’s just say she was unimpressed with the festivities. The “Full Frontal” host dedicated most of her opening monologue to Trump’s inaugural speech and the concert that was held for him the night before he was sworn in. “Friday the world...

    Russia Urged To Drop Charges Against Crimean Journalist
    Jan26

    Russia Urged To Drop Charges Against Crimean Journalist

    Human rights advocates and European lawmakers are calling on Russia to drop criminal charges against Mykola Semena, an RFE/RL contributor who is accused of separatism in a case supporters say is aimed at silencing criticism of Moscow’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, January 26, 2017
    Jan26

    The Morning Vertical, January 26, 2017

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian-Imposed Authorities Target Alleged Islamic Group Members In Crimea
    Jan26

    Russian-Imposed Authorities Target Alleged Islamic Group Members In Crimea

    The Russian-imposed authorities in Crimea said that security forces were conducting an operation targeting alleged members of Hizb ut-Tahrir, an Islamic group that is banned in Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Crimean Museums Appeal Court Ruling Returning Scythian Gold To Kyiv
    Jan26

    Crimean Museums Appeal Court Ruling Returning Scythian Gold To Kyiv

    The museums of Crimea have appealed a Dutch court ruling returning a Scythian gold exhibit from the museums’ collection to Ukraine, lawmaker and ex-prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya said on January 25. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...