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    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...

    Kerry Heads to Moscow Seeking Russian Cooperation in Syria
    Jul14

    Kerry Heads to Moscow Seeking Russian Cooperation in Syria

    John Kerry is visiting Moscow in an effort to secure Russian cooperation in anti-terror operations in Syria, despite a breakdown in U.S.-Russia relations over Ukraine, NATO and other issues that have left both sides simmering with distrust. The secretary of state’s two days of talks with the Russians are formally expected to touch on a wide...

    We Met The Young Hustlers Cashing In On Cuba’s Booming Black Market
    Jul14

    We Met The Young Hustlers Cashing In On Cuba’s Booming Black Market

    Sofa’s living room is covered in clothes. Stacks of t-shirts and shorts line a faded plaid couch. Dresses are strewn across the counter, and an armchair cradles a small mountain of shoes. You can’t see the floor.The 30-year-old sits cross-legged amidst the merchandise, methodically folding a pile of baby clothes. She holds up a...

    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. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...