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    What to know about François Fillon, the favorite to be France’s next president
    Nov30

    What to know about François Fillon, the favorite to be France’s next president

    In a matter of weeks, former Prime Minister François Fillon – a deeply Catholic conservative with aims to slash social programs and the man Nicolas Sarkozy liked to call “Mr Nobody” – has shot to the forefront of French politics. His surprise success introduces an increasingly likely presidential stand-off between two conservative extremes: the...

    The Case Against Mitt Romney for State
    Nov30

    The Case Against Mitt Romney for State

    Frank Bruni makes the case for Romney as Secretary of State: Over his own two presidential campaigns, Romney became ever more fluent in international issues, and he even showed some prescience, identifying Vladimir Putin’s Russia as a grave menace before other politicians woke up to that. He was ridiculed for dwelling in the past. Turns out...

    SitRep: The Generals Take Washington; Russia Hints at War with Ukraine
    Nov30

    SitRep: The Generals Take Washington; Russia Hints at War with Ukraine

    U.S. Admits Syria Strike Mistake; Pentagon Still Without a Budget; And Lots More …read more Source: Foreign...

    Moscow Calls Ukraine’s Planned Crimea Missile Tests ‘Provocation’
    Nov30

    Moscow Calls Ukraine’s Planned Crimea Missile Tests ‘Provocation’

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has called Ukraine’s plans to conduct missile tests over the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula a “new large-scale provocation.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Court Upholds Some Sanctions On Russian Businessman
    Nov30

    EU Court Upholds Some Sanctions On Russian Businessman

    An EU court has partly upheld sanctions imposed on Arkady Rotenberg, a Russian businessman and close associate of President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What 6 Top Election Experts Are Saying About the Next Big Step for the 2016 Recount
    Nov30

    What 6 Top Election Experts Are Saying About the Next Big Step for the 2016 Recount

    Click here for reuse options! Wisconsin judge likes hand counts, but won’t order it under state law. A half-dozen of the nation’s top computer scientists who have spent years analyzing how electronic voting machines can malfunction or be hacked to alter vote counts have filed affidavits in the Wisconsin presidential recount in support...

    Speaking Truth With Loathing and Falsehood With Love
    Nov30

    Speaking Truth With Loathing and Falsehood With Love

    In the tsunami of hagiography following the death of Fidel Castro, one of the more fatuous statements came from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, son of pro-Castro Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Trudeau fils described Fidel Castro as a “remarkable leader” who “made significant improvements to the education and healthcare of his island...

    Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor
    Nov30

    Massive Chernobyl shelter safely put over exploded reactor

    CHERNOBYL, Ukraine — Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed “a nuclear wound.” …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Giant Protective Arch Slides Over Chernobyl Site
    Nov30

    Giant Protective Arch Slides Over Chernobyl Site

    In the middle of a vast exclusion zone in northern Ukraine, the world’s largest land-based moving structure has been slid over the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the stricken reactor for the next 100 years. On April 26, 1986, a botched test at the Soviet nuclear plant sent clouds of smoldering...

    Fake news is modern propaganda: In the Trump era, history repeats itself not as farce but as clickbait
    Nov30

    Fake news is modern propaganda: In the Trump era, history repeats itself not as farce but as clickbait

    (Credit: AP/John Locher) A new report published in The Washington Post alleges that Russia was involved in disseminating fake news designed to get Donald Trump elected. One report, entitled “Trolling for Trump: How Russia Is Trying to Destroy Our Democracy,” was published in War on the Rocks, an online journal focusing on matters of foreign...