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    Model Gigi Hadid Manhandled in Milan
    Sep22

    Model Gigi Hadid Manhandled in Milan

    MILAN (AP) — Model Gigi Hadid was manhandled outside a Milan Fashion Week venue Thursday by a former Ukrainian television reporter who has pulled similar stunts in Paris, Los Angeles and Moscow. A video posted on website TMZ.com shows a man grabbing Hadid from behind and lifting her off the ground as she and her sister, Bella Hadid, exited the...

    Why NATO Isn’t a Threat to Russia
    Sep22

    Why NATO Isn’t a Threat to Russia

    Adam Twardowski Security, Eurasia A Response to Ted Galen Carpenter Russia’s apologists blame the United States for the recent deterioration of U.S.-Russia relations by arguing that if Washington had shown greater respect for Russia’s interests after the Cold War, Moscow would not have felt the need to safeguard its security by...

    No Bailouts for Putin
    Sep22

    No Bailouts for Putin

    The low turnout for Sunday’s parliamentary election in Russia—less than 48 percent of eligible voters participated, the lowest level since 1991—reflected, among other things, growing disillusionment with the economic situation in the country. According to a recent poll, 72 percent of Russians think their country is in an economic crisis....

    U.S. House Approves Lethal Weaponry For Ukraine
    Sep22

    U.S. House Approves Lethal Weaponry For Ukraine

    The U.S. House of Representatives has backed legislation that calls for supplying Ukraine with lethal weaponry in its fight against Russia and separatists in the eastern Donbas region. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    UN to call for stepped up security for planes and airports
    Sep22

    UN to call for stepped up security for planes and airports

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expected to call for stepped up screening and security checks at airports worldwide to “detect and deter terrorist attacks” on civil aviation. A draft of the Security Council resolution calls on all countries to tighten security at airport buildings, share information about possible threats, and...

    Russian Votes From Syria Hint At Size of Military Deployment
    Sep22

    Russian Votes From Syria Hint At Size of Military Deployment

    Nearly 5,000 Russians voted in the country’s parliamentary election from the territory of Syria, a large part of whom are suspected to be Russian military personnel in the country, news channel RBC reports. Russia has never made the size of its deployment to Syria public and announced that the majority of its force would return home earlier...

    Tensions loom in the Balkans over Bosnian Serbs’ referendum
    Sep22

    Tensions loom in the Balkans over Bosnian Serbs’ referendum

    SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s Serb mini-state is holding a referendum this weekend that has turned into a proxy political battle between the West and Russia, stoking ethnic tensions and triggering fears of new clashes more than 20 years after the end of the Balkans War. Sunday’s vote asks residents of Republika Srpska...

    The Morning Vertical, September 22, 2016
    Sep22

    The Morning Vertical, September 22, 2016

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

    US Growing More Wary of Russia’s Syria Strategy
    Sep22

    US Growing More Wary of Russia’s Syria Strategy

    Russia’s ability to leverage its intervention in Syria into any sort of ongoing advantage on the world stage may be starting to wane with the current cease-fire deal still in shambles. Cracks in Moscow’s strategy, some U.S. officials suggested, began showing Wednesday during a high-level meeting of the United Nations Security Council,...

    World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of U.N. debate
    Sep22

    World leaders rage against neighbors on 2nd day of U.N. debate

    UNITED NATIONS — World leaders from Pakistan to Ukraine unleashed their regional grievances Wednesday, taking the stage of the U.N. General Assembly to rage against their neighbors and presenting a picture of a chaotic world consumed by intractable conflicts. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...