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    World Refugee Day: The Crisis by the Numbers
    Jun20

    World Refugee Day: The Crisis by the Numbers

    Monday marks World Refugee Day, and with it comes the announcement of a new record. As of the end of 2015, 65.3 million people were forcibly displaced throughout the world—meaning they were displaced within their own country, or were refugees or asylum seekers abroad—the first time the 60 million threshold has ever been passed, according to the...

    The Latest: Ukraine coach blames exit on home ‘situation’
    Jun20

    The Latest: Ukraine coach blames exit on home ‘situation’

    The Latest from soccer’s European Championship (all times local): … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    The Latest: Puma says Switzerland shirts were defective
    Jun20

    The Latest: Puma says Switzerland shirts were defective

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest from soccer’s European Championship (all times local): ___ 5:40 p.m. Puma says Switzerland’s players were wearing defective shirts in the match against France, and that’s why they ripped so easily at the European Championship. The sports apparel company, which sponsors Usain Bolt, apologized to the Swiss...

    Shocking News for the US Army: They Might Lose the Wars of the Future
    Jun20

    Shocking News for the US Army: They Might Lose the Wars of the Future

    Dan Goure Security, Russia, China and others are catching up–a big problem for sure. The U.S. Army once was superior to every potential adversary in terms of combat power, what it called overmatch. This is no longer entirely true. In the future battlefields, the Army will face enemies that will be extremely lethal, more numerous, fighting...

    NATO Sends Clear Message to Putin
    Jun20

    NATO Sends Clear Message to Putin

    Thousands of American troops have been taking part in a large-scale military exercise on NATO’s front-line state of Poland, which borders Vladimir Putin’s Russia, its close ally Belarus, and war-torn Ukraine. The message is unmistakable—letting Moscow know that the U.S. and its allies take its treaty obligation to defend Eastern...

    Candidates’ Commitment to Human Rights Should Play Crucial Role in UN Secretary-General Election
    Jun20

    Candidates’ Commitment to Human Rights Should Play Crucial Role in UN Secretary-General Election

    Image: United Nations. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com As the world watches Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump compete for the U.S. presidency, another important election campaign is under way that could have a huge impact on human rights internationally — the jockeying to succeed Ban Ki-moon as head of the United Nations. Over the past few years,...

    The Morning Vertical, June 20, 2016
    Jun20

    The Morning Vertical, June 20, 2016

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

    @Kady’s Watchlist for June 20 – Senators still on the job after MPs head home for the summer
    Jun20

    @Kady’s Watchlist for June 20 – Senators still on the job after MPs head home for the summer

    The House of Commons may have shut down for the summer, but the Senate is still up and running, at least for the moment, although the Chamber itself isn’t scheduled to open for parliamentary business until this evening. When it does, senators will likely take up the government’s bid to extend collective bargaining rights to RCMP...

    Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Xi Jinping in Beijing This Week
    Jun20

    Russian President Vladimir Putin to Visit Xi Jinping in Beijing This Week

    Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Beijing on Saturday at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, Chinese state media has confirmed. The two leaders are expected to ink a $6.2 billion high-speed rail deal as well as discuss extended military cooperation. Up to 30 trade agreements could also be signed, reports the South...

    NATO Makes Show Of Force Ahead Of Warsaw Summit
    Jun20

    NATO Makes Show Of Force Ahead Of Warsaw Summit

    Leaders from NATO’s 28 member nations will be gathering in the Polish capital for a key meeting on July 8th and 9th. The Warsaw Summit will focus on strengthening the alliance’s forces in eastern Europe to deter an increasingly aggressive Russia. NATO leaders are expected to endorse a plan to deploy four battalions to Poland and the...