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    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...

    Ukraine’s Security Service Warns Of Potential Violence; Saakashvili Pledges Peaceful Protest
    Oct17

    Ukraine’s Security Service Warns Of Potential Violence; Saakashvili Pledges Peaceful Protest

    Ukraine’s main security agency has claimed it averted potential violence planned during a protest in front of the country’s parliament, an action organized by controversial firebrand politician Mikheil Saakashvili. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Magazine Posts Memo Brought By Russian Lawyer To Trump Tower Meeting
    Oct17

    Magazine Posts Memo Brought By Russian Lawyer To Trump Tower Meeting

    Foreign Policy magazine Monday published an English translation of a memo Kremlin-linked attorney Natasha Veselnitskaya took to a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with a group of Trump campaign associates, including Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The memo — which was provided to Foreign Policy by the Crimea-based...

    Saakshvili Calls For ‘Calm And Peaceful’ Protest In Kyiv
    Oct17

    Saakshvili Calls For ‘Calm And Peaceful’ Protest In Kyiv

    Former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine’s Odesa region Mikheil Saakashvili says the current generation of Ukrainian leaders needs to be replaced, accusing them of having a condescending attitude toward their citizens. In an interview with RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service in Kyiv on October 16, he called on demonstrators to turn...

    Ukraine honors nationalist leader blamed for Jewish pogroms
    Oct17

    Ukraine honors nationalist leader blamed for Jewish pogroms

    (JTA) — Ukraine unveiled a statue for a nationalist leader who guided a regime that killed tens of thousands of Jews in pogroms during the Russian Revolution. The memorial for Symon Petliura was unveiled Saturday in Vinnitsa, a city in the western part of the nation, on Defender of Ukraine Day, a national holiday, the RT news site reported. It is...

    Separatist fault line stretches from Spain to Ukraine
    Oct17

    Separatist fault line stretches from Spain to Ukraine

    Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A dangerous and potentially riveting political fault line stretches from Spain across Europe to Ukraine as smoldering separatist movements have gained new strength and standing. From Catalonia in Spain to the eastern regions of Ukraine with Corsica in between, the nationalist rift...

    This Is the Scandalous Love Affair That Started World War I
    Oct16

    This Is the Scandalous Love Affair That Started World War I

    Franz-Stefan Gady Security, General Franz Conrad von Hoetzendorf’s romantic obsessions may have fueled the flames of war. After the first five months of World War I, the Austro-Hungarian forces, under the leadership, if that is the right word, of General Conrad von Hoetzendorf, suffered stupefying losses–189,000 dead, 490,000 wounded,...

    Hungary threatens to boycott EU actions on Ukraine
    Oct16

    Hungary threatens to boycott EU actions on Ukraine

    Hungary says it will “block and boycott” all attempts to draw Ukraine more deeply into the European Union unless Kiev changes a new education law that rolls back options for … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...