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    Six stories in the news today, Aug. 5
    Aug05

    Six stories in the news today, Aug. 5

    Six stories in the news today from The Canadian Press: ——— OPENING CEREMONY TONIGHT TO LAUNCH RIO SUMMER GAMES Rosie MacLennan of King City, Ont., will carry the Maple Leaf as more than 300 Canadian athletes stream into Maracana Stadium tonight for the opening ceremonies of the Rio Olympic Games. MacLennan captured Canada’s lone gold medal...

    It’s Worth Asking Again: Is Donald Trump Trying to Tank His Campaign?
    Aug05

    It’s Worth Asking Again: Is Donald Trump Trying to Tank His Campaign?

    Trump’s outlandish behavior leaves two possibilities: either he’s truly unhinged or he’s looking for a way out. In the last two weeks, Donald Trump has slandered the family of a dead soldier, committed treason by inviting Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email account, admitted he lied about receiving a letter from the...

    China’s crackdown raises familiar specter of foreign forces
    Aug05

    China’s crackdown raises familiar specter of foreign forces

    BEIJING (AP) — In halting televised confessions and emotional courtroom testimony, Chinese lawyers and activists held in a government crackdown have voiced the same ominous message: Though the tactic is far from new, political observers say the trials are a reminder of how the administration of President Xi Jinping has wielded the specter of...

    China’s crackdown raises familiar specter of foreign forces
    Aug05

    China’s crackdown raises familiar specter of foreign forces

    BEIJING (AP) — In halting televised confessions and emotional courtroom testimony, Chinese lawyers and activists held in a government crackdown have voiced the same ominous message: Shadowy foreign forces are funding, directing and encouraging activities bent on destabilizing China’s government and smearing its reputation. The familiar...

    U.S. and Russia brawl over race for U.N. chief
    Aug05

    U.S. and Russia brawl over race for U.N. chief

    The U.S. and Russia have turned the race for United Nations secretary-general into the latest front in their escalating war for geopolitical influence.Washington, which is believed to want a woman in the U.N. role, has been backing Argentina’s foreign minister in the secretive selection process, U.N. sources say. Meanwhile, U.N. sources say...

    Medvedev to Struggling Teachers: Get a Job
    Aug05

    Medvedev to Struggling Teachers: Get a Job

    Russian teachers who are not happy with their low salaries ought to go into business for themselves. That was the official advice of Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in any case.Medvedev was speaking at a forum called the Territory of the Senses taking place outside of Moscow. A teacher from Dagestan State University asked the PM...

    Russia, Trump and Manafort: A Test of the News
    Aug05

    Russia, Trump and Manafort: A Test of the News

    Rachel Bauman Politics, Security, Society, Russia, Ukraine, United States The media doesn’t mind being an echo chamber. In 1920 Walter Lippmann and Charles Merz wrote a forty-two-page supplement for the New Republic magazine called, “A Test of the News.” They scrutinized Western media coverage of the Bolshevik revolution and aftermath. They...

    A Year After His Death, What I Wish I Could Tell the Ukranian Soldier I Befriended
    Aug04

    A Year After His Death, What I Wish I Could Tell the Ukranian Soldier I Befriended

    KYIV, Ukraine—One year ago on Saturday, a 19-year-old Ukrainian soldier named Daniel Kasyanenko died on a battlefield in eastern Ukraine. He died alongside one of his friends, a fellow Ukrainian volunteer soldier, when a mortar fell on them. They were among 18 Ukrainian soldiers to die in a 10-day stretch from Aug. 1 to Aug. 10, 2015. I first met...

    Russian Troop Buildup Along Ukraine Border Raises War Fears
    Aug04

    Russian Troop Buildup Along Ukraine Border Raises War Fears

    Russia’s steady buildup of military forces along its border with Ukraine is raising concerns that Moscow, which annexed Crimea in 2014 and then began backing separatists in eastern Ukraine militarily — including with Russian troops — may be considering an overt military campaign against its southwestern neighbor. Russian Defense Minister...

    Donald Trump Doesn’t Need an ‘Intervention’
    Aug04

    Donald Trump Doesn’t Need an ‘Intervention’

    Clearly things have gone off the rails when a presidential nominee needs an intervention. Apparently, “key Republicans close to Donald Trump’s orbit” think that the window for a general-election “pivot” is closing. NBC reported on Wednesday that Newt Gingrich, Reince Priebus, and Rudy Giuliani were plotting to stage an intervention for...