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    The Limits of Power
    May04

    The Limits of Power

    It is difficult to get things changed in a democracy democracy. People have different opinions as to what needs to be done and how, and since they vote, they are listened to. For a change of some significance to happen, all centers of power that need to cooperate to make the change happen need to agree to it. How does it happen? The situation has...

    Macedonia: Sliding Towards Autocracy?
    May04

    Macedonia: Sliding Towards Autocracy?

    It was in February of 2015 when Zoran Zaev, head of the Social-Democratic Union of Macedonia (SDSM), the leader of the country’s largest opposition party, revealed that 20,000 citizens were illegally wire-tapped over a period of several years, starting as early as in 2011. Among those were government and opposition officials, academics,...

    These Are The Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists In 2016
    May03

    These Are The Most Dangerous Countries For Journalists In 2016

    World Press Freedom Day, while celebrating advances in free media and protection for journalists, is often a sobering reminder of just how little press freedom exists in many parts of the world. It’s evidenced by the World Press Freedom Index, released on April 20 by Reporters Without Borders (also known as Reporters Sans...

    Enough! It’s Time for the UN to Stop the Attacks on Hospitals
    May03

    Enough! It’s Time for the UN to Stop the Attacks on Hospitals

    Last Wednesday, airstrikes obliterated Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo. They blew apart at least 50 men, women and children. It killed one of the last remaining pediatricians in the city. A murderous airstrike. There were almost 300 airstrikes in Aleppo over the last 10 days. Civilians, often in crowds, were repeatedly struck. What are individuals in...

    As US Rotates Generals in Europe, Job Is Prevent New ‘Cold War’
    May03

    As US Rotates Generals in Europe, Job Is Prevent New ‘Cold War’

    As he stepped down as America’s top commander in Europe on Tuesday, retiring Air Force General Philip Breedlove recalled how he began his career more than three decades ago trying to keep the peace during the Cold War with the Soviet Union. “I think my career is now ending here, trying to prevent a Cold War – and continue to...

    Russian Spies Are Reportedly Trying To Stop NATO And Sweden From Hooking Up
    May03

    Russian Spies Are Reportedly Trying To Stop NATO And Sweden From Hooking Up

    The Swedish state security police, or SAPO, is getting pretty worried about a dramatic uptick in Russian espionage activity in Sweden, according to leaks in the Swedish press. And SAPO is hinting that it’s related to the fact that Sweden is gearing up for a May 25 parliamentary debate about ratifying a “Host Nation Support...

    Defense secretary accuses Russia of ‘nuclear saber-rattling’
    May03

    Defense secretary accuses Russia of ‘nuclear saber-rattling’

    STUTTGART, Germany — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter blasted what the U.S. and its allies see as Russian aggression in Europe, saying Tuesday that Moscow is “going backward in time” with warlike actions that compel an American military buildup on NATO’s eastern flank. “We do not seek to make Russia an enemy,” Carter said at a ceremony to...

    Food Theft in Italy May Not Be a Crime, Court Rules
    May03

    Food Theft in Italy May Not Be a Crime, Court Rules

    The country’s Supreme Court of Cassation threw out the conviction of a homeless Ukrainian man who tried to steal cheese and sausage, saying he acted “in a state of need.” …read more Source: The New York...

    EU Enlargement Chief: No ‘Discount’ For Turkey On Visa Liberalization
    May03

    EU Enlargement Chief: No ‘Discount’ For Turkey On Visa Liberalization

    The European Union’s top enlargement official says that Turkey will not get an easier ride than Ukraine, Georgia, and Kosovo in securing a liberalized visa regime with the 28-member bloc. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Estonia Kicks Off Annual 6,000-Strong Military Exercise
    May03

    Estonia Kicks Off Annual 6,000-Strong Military Exercise

    Estonia has kicked off its biggest annual military exercise with around 6,000 national and allied soldiers due to take part in joint training over the next 18 days, Estonia’s state news agency ERR reported. The drill, called Spring Storm, will aim to integrate Estonia’s conscripts and reserves with the national force and that of nine...