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    Flat-Earthers Have a Wild New Theory About Forests
    Sep09

    Flat-Earthers Have a Wild New Theory About Forests

    Something tremendous is happening; over the last few weeks, without too many of its globe-headed detractors noticing, a surprisingly vast community on the tattered fringes of intellectual orthodoxy is in turmoil. A bizarre new theory has turned the flat earth upside down. The flat earth is still flat, but now it’s dotted with tiny...

    Crepes in Hiroshima and Architecture in Homs: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing
    Sep09

    Crepes in Hiroshima and Architecture in Homs: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

    War Can Change What We Eat. Just Ask Hiroshima. Julie Makinen | Los Angeles Times “Before the war, the savory crepes—whose lineage can be traced to Chinese pancakes known as jianbing—were sold as kids’ snacks throughout Hiroshima. Then, after 1945, war widows anxious to make ends meet started opening okonomiyaki stalls and some converted...

    Trump Doubts Russia is Trying to Manipulate US Elections
    Sep09

    Trump Doubts Russia is Trying to Manipulate US Elections

    U.S. Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, in an interview on a Russian controlled television channel, expressed doubt about the contention that Moscow is trying to manipulate the November general election with cyber attacks. The interview, broadcast Thursday on RT America, occurred one day after Trump praised Russian President Vladimir...

    U.S. Experience In Iraq Can Teach NATO How To Hunt Russia’s “Little Green Men”
    Sep09

    U.S. Experience In Iraq Can Teach NATO How To Hunt Russia’s “Little Green Men”

    Dan Goure Hybrid War, Eurasia The answer is with another network, one made up of intelligence analysts, police, civil affairs officers, Special Forces, militias and national guards and conventional military forces. Much has been made over the past three years in Western policy statements, intelligence assessments, military plans and think tank...

    Ukrainian Activists Call For Removal Of Yanukovych-Appointed Judges
    Sep09

    Ukrainian Activists Call For Removal Of Yanukovych-Appointed Judges

    Activists in Kyiv called on parliament to dismiss some 700 judges appointed by the ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych. Some wore ghost costumes implying that these judges, who are finishing their initial five-year contracts, were now eligible to keep their jobs and salaries until they die. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service)...

    Parma’s Ukrainian Village commemorates 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence
    Sep09

    Parma’s Ukrainian Village commemorates 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence

    PARMA, Ohio – Parma’s Ukrainian American community commemorated the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence with a parade. The annual parade kicked-off at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, from Cleveland Selfreliance Federal Credit Union, the entryway to Ukrainian Village, a 1.5 mile stretch along Parma’s main thoroughfare,...

    FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton:  US Will Be Safer Because of My North Korea Deal
    Sep09

    FLASHBACK: Bill Clinton: US Will Be Safer Because of My North Korea Deal

    As North Korea continues developing its nuclear weapons program, credit should be given to the man who helped make that program possible. “The standardization of the nuclear warhead will enable (North Korea) to produce at will and as many as it wants a variety of smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear warheads of higher strike power,” North...

    Russia Holds Large-scale Military Drills in Crimea
    Sep09

    Russia Holds Large-scale Military Drills in Crimea

    Russia on Friday deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in March 2014 and since then has sent thousands of troops and heavy weaponry there. The Russian defense ministry invited dozens of journalists...

    Ex-U.S. federal prosecutor Vitvitsky aims to help reform and raise public trust in PGO
    Sep09

    Ex-U.S. federal prosecutor Vitvitsky aims to help reform and raise public trust in PGO

    KYIV – Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Bohdan Vitvitsky’s office is one door down from the one that Ukraine’s Prosecutor General Yurii Lutsenko occupies. It’s located on the premises where authorities say Viktor Pshonka, the former prosecutor general under ex-President Viktor Yanukovych, had taken part in embezzling 69 million...

    Poroshenko pleads for unity, calls for Western support  in annual address to Rada
    Sep09

    Poroshenko pleads for unity, calls for Western support in annual address to Rada

    KYIV – President Petro Poroshenko has urged Ukrainians to mend their differences, saying that only unity can keep the country from descending into chaos in the face of what he called a persistent Russian military threat. In an annual address to Parliament, Mr. Poroshenko said that Moscow was trying to use the conflict in eastern […] …read...