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    The Export Other Countries Would Rather Do Without: The Russian Mafia
    Jul15

    The Export Other Countries Would Rather Do Without: The Russian Mafia

    Image: Armenian mafia graffiti in Hollywood. Although the Russian mafia is the biggest overseas crime network from the former Soviet Union, gangs from other countries have an overseas presence as well. Author: UltraNow. Flickr Russian officials began talking about diversifying the economy years before the price of oil began tanking in 2014. But...

    Kerry: Nice Terror Attack Shows Need for Increased Action in Syria
    Jul15

    Kerry: Nice Terror Attack Shows Need for Increased Action in Syria

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, while speaking with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday, said the attack in Nice showed the growing need for action to stamp out terrorism, particularly in Syria. Kerry is visiting Moscow in an effort to secure Russian cooperation in anti-terror operations in Syria, despite a breakdown in U.S.-Russia...

    For Chrystia Freeland, work-life balance is its own form of diplomacy
    Jul15

    For Chrystia Freeland, work-life balance is its own form of diplomacy

    On a warm Sunday evening last month, Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s International Trade Minister, held a barbecue in the backyard of her Toronto home for about 25 senior Ukrainian government officials. They were in town for the Canada-Ukraine Business Forum, and Ms. Freeland could not attend the gala dinner. So she decided to invite them over...

    Nice Attack: How the World Reacted
    Jul15

    Nice Attack: How the World Reacted

    Governments and international bodies around the world have rushed to respond to the tragic events in Nice, where a truck drove into crowds celebrating Bastille Day late Thursday, killing more than 80 people in what authorities are considering politically motivated attack. In the U.K., responding to the attack marks a first test for the new...

    Deploying Troops to Eastern Europe, NATO Sends Russia the Right Message
    Jul15

    Deploying Troops to Eastern Europe, NATO Sends Russia the Right Message

    ‘The most significant reinforcement of our collective defense any time since the Cold War,” President Obama called it. A bit of an exaggeration, perhaps, but it was still an achievement: Last week’s NATO summit in Warsaw ordered the deployment of troops to Eastern Europe, the alliance’s most serious response yet to Russia’s...

    Pine Penises, Pink Penguins – New Moscow Decoration
    Jul15

    Pine Penises, Pink Penguins – New Moscow Decoration

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BHQGXJZA2YJ/ One of the central Moscow squares, the square of the Revolution, recently received a new decoration from the city government – two compositions of human high pine trees which looked very much like male genitals. First, this similarity caught the attention of Russian Instagram users, who called them...

    Russians Turn Up the Diplomatic Heat on U.S. Broadcasting Chief
    Jul14

    Russians Turn Up the Diplomatic Heat on U.S. Broadcasting Chief

    The Russian government just turned the heat up a notch on U.S. officials in what is an already heated diplomatic climate. In the past few weeks, Russia and the U.S. have expelled several of each other’s diplomats. This past Tuesday night, U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) chairman Jeff Shell was summarily detained by Russian...

    Army headed for Africa, says top general
    Jul14

    Army headed for Africa, says top general

    OTTAWA – Canada’s army will soon be bound for Africa, Canada’s top soldier said Thursday, fuelling speculation that it will be deployed on a peacekeeping operation to control the spread of terrorism on the continent. “The army’s been preparing for the future … preparing for a wide range of future tasks,” Gen. Jonathan Vance, the...

    UN Report Blasts Both sides in Ukraine Conflict
    Jul14

    UN Report Blasts Both sides in Ukraine Conflict

    A report from the United Nations’ human rights arm has strongly criticized both sides in Ukraine’s fighting for the killing of civilians in indiscriminate shelling, as well as summary executions of both combatants and civilians.The report released Thursday by the U.N.’s… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Brutal War Is Still Raging On After A Failed Ceasefire
    Jul14

    Ukraine’s Brutal War Is Still Raging On After A Failed Ceasefire

    At the top of the agenda during last week’s NATO Summit in Warsaw was Russian aggression against the West. In response to the ongoing conflict between Russian-backed separatists and the Ukrainian Armed Forces, NATO reiterated their support of Ukraine’s fight against Russian advancement in the east, and committed to a comprehensive...