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    Chechen Suspected in Istanbul Attack, but Questions Remain
    Jul01

    Chechen Suspected in Istanbul Attack, but Questions Remain

    Responsibility for Tuesday’s Istanbul airport attack is centering on one key suspect: Akhmad Chataev, a man with a long history of involvement in jihadist activities, beginning in Chechnya and ending in Syria. At least 44 people were killed and more than 230 others wounded Tuesday when three men attacked Ataturk airport, Turkey’s...

    Germany: America’s real special relationship
    Jul01

    Germany: America’s real special relationship

    When it became clear that Britain had voted to leave the European Union, President Barack Obama called David Cameron to offer his sympathy. Then he dialed Angela Merkel, the leader he actually leans on in times of crisis. It’s no secret why. For years now, Germany, not the U.K., has been Obama’s main line into European politics. And...

    Our Ridiculous Foreign Policy Debates
    Jul01

    Our Ridiculous Foreign Policy Debates

    Michael Cohen offers some advice to foreign policy policymakers and pundits: To put it bluntly, not everything fits neatly into our preconceived framing devices, and certainly not everything is about the United States. Other countries have agency, too, and can make decisions that affect their national destiny, independently of the United States....

    Spanish Emigration Hits Highest Level Since at Least 2008
    Jul01

    Spanish Emigration Hits Highest Level Since at Least 2008

    The number of Spanish nationals moving abroad rose last year to its highest level since comparable figures were first compiled in 2008, the National Statistics Institute said Thursday. Many traveled to Britain, where they now face an uncertain future following last week’s decision by British voters to leave the European Union. Almost...

    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...