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    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires
    May07

    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires

    It’s hard to tell whether it’s a legitimate offer, or a snide geopolitical belittling of one of its fiercest critics, but Moscow has extended an offer to Ottawa to help battle the raging forest fires in Fort McMurray which have displaced more than 80,000.In a statement released Thursday, Russian Minister Vladimir Puchkov offered to...

    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires
    May07

    Russia Has Made A Questionably Sincere Offer To Help Put Out Canada’s Forest Fires

    It’s hard to tell whether it’s a legitimate offer, or a snide geopolitical belittling of one of its fiercest critics, but Moscow has extended an offer to Ottawa to help battle the raging forest fires in Fort McMurray which have displaced more than 80,000.In a statement released Thursday, Russian Minister Vladimir Puchkov offered to...

    “We” Aren’t Responsible for World’s Problems: Time to Recognize Limits of West’s Influence
    May07

    “We” Aren’t Responsible for World’s Problems: Time to Recognize Limits of West’s Influence

    What do you do after you brought your party’s control of government to a dramatic end? You become an international scold and blowhard, blaming the world’s problems on everyone else–who have no ability to solve any of them. In fact, has-beens and once-weres often are brought in as decorations for international gatherings, meant...

    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS
    May07

    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS

    GWER, Iraq—First you notice the sound of jet engines. The sky is overcast, so you can’t see the coalition warplanes. But you can hear them. And you know what the snarl of jet noise and the occasional thud of an airstrike symbolizes for the Islamic State fighters about a mile away. With a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder and a curved...

    Fierce But Friendly Warriors Fight ‘Battle Of The Nations’
    May07

    Fierce But Friendly Warriors Fight ‘Battle Of The Nations’

    A massive battle was under way in the Czech capital, Prague, as warriors wielded swords and battle axes in an imitation of medieval hand-to-hand combat. The competition, called “The Battle of the Nations,” was founded in Ukraine and pits national teams against each other. But the fighters stayed friendly even when facing off against...

    Obama's DOJ Won't Call "Felons", Felons Anymore
    May07

    Obama's DOJ Won't Call "Felons", Felons Anymore

    Understandable. We wouldn’t want to stigmatize murderers, drug dealers, rapists and robbers. Their victims might disagree, but they’re just Crimeaphobic. Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who has headed the Office of Justice Programs since 2013, announces in a guest post that her agency will no longer use words such as “felon”...

    Why Moscow’s Man in the Vladimir Putin Mask Wants to Go to Jail
    May07

    Why Moscow’s Man in the Vladimir Putin Mask Wants to Go to Jail

    Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. But in Russia, the real hardships fall on the head wearing a Vladimir Putin mask. One man knows this better than anyone. Over the last few months, Roman Roslovtsev has been detained nine times for an offense he describes as “absurd.” Now, when he stands in front of the Kremlin sporting a rubber mask of the...

    IMF Sees ‘Very Encouraging’ Signs From Ukraine’s New Government
    May07

    IMF Sees ‘Very Encouraging’ Signs From Ukraine’s New Government

    Early signs coming from Ukraine’s new government are “very encouraging,” a top International Monetary Fund official said on May 6. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS
    May07

    With the Peshmerga on the Front Lines Against ISIS

    GWER, Iraq—First you notice the sound of jet engines. The sky is overcast, so you can’t see the coalition warplanes. But you can hear them. And you know what the snarl of jet noise and the occasional thud of an airstrike symbolizes for the Islamic State fighters about a mile away. With a Kalashnikov slung over his shoulder and a curved...

    German Paper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ From Panama Leak Source
    May06

    German Paper Publishes ‘Manifesto’ From Panama Leak Source

    BERLIN— A German newspaper that obtained leaked files from a Panamanian law firm detailing offshore financial dealings published Friday what it said is a manifesto from its anonymous source, who described having been moved to act by “the scale of the injustices” the documents show. The daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung was offered the leaked data over a...