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    BuzzFeed’s Obama Coverage Is 99 Percent Uncritical–and Borderline Creepy
    Jun30

    BuzzFeed’s Obama Coverage Is 99 Percent Uncritical–and Borderline Creepy

    Since its launch as a scrappy clickbait site in 2006, BuzzFeed has grown to become one of the biggest names in online media and news, venturing into serious news coverage of politics and world events in attempt to add gravitas to a name typically associated with levity and listicles. While BuzzFeed has certainly done important work of late, on...

    Europe Needs More Transparency
    Jun30

    Europe Needs More Transparency

    Corruption is a danger to national security. Europe is exposed to a rising security threat in the form of dirty money, whether from Russia, China or terrorists. Transparency is the only cure. It must no longer be acceptable that people in high places receive money of unknown origin, and that thousands of multi-million dollar properties are owned...

    Obama used Ottawa speech to send NATO solidarity message, says U.S. envoy
    Jun30

    Obama used Ottawa speech to send NATO solidarity message, says U.S. envoy

    OTTAWA — President Barack Obama used his speech to Canada’s Parliament to set the table for a strong show of solidarity against Russia at next week’s NATO summit, says the U.S. ambassador to Canada. “He was sending a strong message, not only to Canada, but to all of our NATO partners that we’re going into Warsaw and...

    Kerry To Travel To Tbilisi, Kyiv Next Week
    Jun30

    Kerry To Travel To Tbilisi, Kyiv Next Week

    The U.S. State Department says Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Georgia next week for talks on Tbilisi’s push for closer ties with NATO and the European Union. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Canada set to lead new NATO battle group against Russia, says Sajjan
    Jun30

    Canada set to lead new NATO battle group against Russia, says Sajjan

    Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the move is designed to show Canadian solidarity with NATO against Russia, which has annexed the Crimean Peninsula in Ukraine. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Canada to contribute to NATO force on Russia’s border
    Jun30

    Canada to contribute to NATO force on Russia’s border

    As expected, Canada will contribute to NATO’s new force on Russia’s border. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion announced Thursday that Canada “will take on a leadership role within the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to support the Alliance’s strengthened deterrence and defence...

    Canada to send troops to Latvia for new NATO brigade
    Jun30

    Canada to send troops to Latvia for new NATO brigade

    One day after U.S. President Barack Obama challenged Canada to contribute more to NATO, Ottawa is set announce a deployment of troops to the Baltic. A regular rotation of troops will be established in Eastern Europe as a check against Russian expansionism, federal sources say. …read more Source:...

    Why Russia-Turkey Rapprochement Could Cripple Crimea’s Tourism Industry As Erdogan And Putin Kiss And Make Up
    Jun30

    Why Russia-Turkey Rapprochement Could Cripple Crimea’s Tourism Industry As Erdogan And Putin Kiss And Make Up

    MOSCOW — Tourist resorts in southern Russia fear a reset in relations between Moscow and Ankara could lead to a drop in visitor numbers as sun-seeking Russian vacationers return to Turkish beaches for the tail-end of the 2016 summer season. …read more Source: International Business...

    The Latest: Muguruza loses 1st set to Slovak qualifier
    Jun30

    The Latest: Muguruza loses 1st set to Slovak qualifier

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Wimbledon (all times local): 5:05 p.m. French Open champion Garbine Muguruza is in trouble in her second-round match against Jana Cepelova, a Slovakian qualifier ranked No. 124. The second-seeded Spaniard, who lost to Serena Williams in last year’s final, dropped the first set 6-3 and was down 0-3 in the second....

    Putin to visit Finland amid tensions in Baltic Sea region
    Jun30

    Putin to visit Finland amid tensions in Baltic Sea region

    HELSINKI (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Finland on Friday is expected to focus on cementing ties with its neighboring Western country amid heightened tensions in the region over sanctions and the Ukraine crisis. Putin’s trip to the small Nordic country — his first since the Ukraine crisis erupted in 2014 — comes as...