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    This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons
    Oct17

    This Video Shows What Happens if Washington, D.C. Is Attacked with Nuclear Weapons

    Harry J. Kazianis Security, It would be hell. While we all can certainly debate what is or isn’t a modern-day existential threat in its present form, we can all certainly agree terrorists and also lesser capable nation-states (consider impoverished North Korea, who has an economy smaller than Ethiopia, for example) are able to develop...

    Getting Tough with Aliyev
    Oct17

    Getting Tough with Aliyev

    “The Azerbaijani regime continues to use torture, politically-motivated criminal charges, harassment, international kidnapping, and other forms of intimidation to silence human rights defenders, independent journalists, and religious leaders,” said Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who chairs the House panel on global human rights. “It is evident that...

    UN Report: Inequality, Denial of Reproductive Rights Threaten Development
    Oct17

    UN Report: Inequality, Denial of Reproductive Rights Threaten Development

    A U.N. report warns gender inequality and the denial of reproductive rights and family planning threatens development goals, weakens national economies and will undermine efforts to eliminate poverty by 2030. In its annual State of World Population report, the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) describes the poorest women in most developing countries...

    Protesters Clash With Police In Kyiv
    Oct17

    Protesters Clash With Police In Kyiv

    Protesters scuffled with police near Ukraine’s parliament building in Kyiv during an antigovernment demonstration. Police used tear gas to try to disperse the crowd of some 4,500 people, who were calling for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to enact anticorruption reforms or step down. Injuries were reported by both security officers...

    Protesters In Kyiv Demand Electoral Reforms
    Oct17

    Protesters In Kyiv Demand Electoral Reforms

    Thousands of opposition protesters demonstrated in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, to demand reforms to the electoral system and new anticorruption measures. Minor scuffles were reported in front of the parliament building during the mainly peaceful protest. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine Says Two Soldiers Killed In East
    Oct17

    Ukraine Says Two Soldiers Killed In East

    Ukraine’s military says that two of its soldiers were killed amid multiple cease-fire violations by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine on October 16. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Austria Swings Right
    Oct17

    Austria Swings Right

    In a year of surprise elections in Europe and the United States, Austria’s vote on Sunday did not disappoint. But the surprises didn’t come in the form of upsets. Overall, the polls leading up to the election proved to be accurate. As predicted, the center-right People’s Party (ÖVP) led by the baby-faced foreign minister...

    The Morning Vertical, October 17, 2017
    Oct17

    The Morning Vertical, October 17, 2017

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

    Congo Wins Seat At Human Rights Council, Despite Abuses
    Oct17

    Congo Wins Seat At Human Rights Council, Despite Abuses

    The UN General Assembly has elected the Democratic Republic of Congo to the Human Rights Council, despite protests that the country’s record of human rights abuses make it unfit for the job. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Thousands Of Protesters Rally With Saakashvili In Kyiv, Amid Heavy Police Presence
    Oct17

    Thousands Of Protesters Rally With Saakashvili In Kyiv, Amid Heavy Police Presence

    Thousands of protesters gathered amid a heavy police presence in front of Ukraine’s parliament in Kyiv on October 17 for a rally organized by firebrand politician Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...