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    Russian Lawmakers Praise Austria and Italy’s Votes as ‘Blow to Unity of EU’
    Dec05

    Russian Lawmakers Praise Austria and Italy’s Votes as ‘Blow to Unity of EU’

    Russian parliamentarians have hailed the referendum defeat for Italy’s government and the narrow defeat of the far-right in Austria as a triumph for “patriotic political forces” that spell the downfall of the EU. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi risked his job on Sunday’s vote to weaken regional representatives and strengthen...

    Russian Lawmakers Praise Austria and Italy’s Votes As ‘Blow On Unity Of EU’
    Dec05

    Russian Lawmakers Praise Austria and Italy’s Votes As ‘Blow On Unity Of EU’

    Russian parliamentarians have hailed the referendum defeat for Italy’s government and the narrow defeat of the far-right in Austria as a triumph for “patriotic political forces” that spell the downfall of the EU. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi risked his job on Sunday’s vote to weaken regional representatives and strengthen...

    The Morning Vertical, December 5, 2016
    Dec05

    The Morning Vertical, December 5, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Deadly ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident Under Investigation In Ukraine
    Dec05

    Deadly ‘Friendly Fire’ Incident Under Investigation In Ukraine

    Ukrainian authorities say Prosecutor-General Yuriy Lutsenko will personally oversee the probe into what officials are calling a “friendly fire” shootout between police and state guards service agents that left at least five law-enforcement officers dead. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    American Seduced By Magic Of Kobza
    Dec05

    American Seduced By Magic Of Kobza

    Meet the American who hand crafts traditional Ukrainian musical instruments and teaches the locals how to play. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    More Americans support torture than Afghans, Iraqis and South Sudanese. Why?
    Dec05

    More Americans support torture than Afghans, Iraqis and South Sudanese. Why?

    The United States has a higher tolerance for torture than any other country on the United Nations Security Council, and Americans are more comfortable with torture than citizens of war-torn countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Ukraine. Those are two key findings reported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday, in a […]...

    Trump Tweets Complaints About Chinese Economic And Military Policy
    Dec05

    Trump Tweets Complaints About Chinese Economic And Military Policy

    By Roberta Rampton and Steve HollandWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Donald Trump complained about Chinese economic and military policy on Twitter on Sunday, showing no signs of a conciliatory approach after a phone conversation with Taiwan’s president raised hackles in Beijing.Trump’s unusual call with Taiwan...

    What’s left of neoliberal globalization?
    Dec04

    What’s left of neoliberal globalization?

    Photo by Josh Edelson/Getty From a Canadian vantage point, it is easy to lose track of the sheer volume of discontent, if not outright resistance, around the world to the structures and policies of neoliberal globalization. People everywhere are chaffing at the limits imposed on their capacities to democratically shape and plan their own...

    Egypt bets on strategic relations with Trump and Putin
    Dec04

    Egypt bets on strategic relations with Trump and Putin

    According to sources close to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, next year will be Egypt’s year par excellence. They say Egypt will be the only Arab country that will have strategic quasi-alliances with both Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America. They say in all confidence that Egypt’s economy will recover but also its...

    We’ve Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods
    Dec04

    We’ve Been Sold a Lie for Two Decades About Genetically Engineered Foods

    Click here for reuse options! GE food has failed to achieve two of its primary objectives: higher crop yields and reduced pesticide use. Meanwhile, corporate profits have surged. [Editor’s note: The terms GE (genetic engineering) and GMO (genetically modified organism) are often used interchangeably, but their meanings are different. GMOs,...