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    Kerry Heads to Europe for Anti-corruption Summit
    May09

    Kerry Heads to Europe for Anti-corruption Summit

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry begins a four-day diplomatic mission to Europe Monday where he will meet with officials from several countries and participate in an anti-corruption summit. The anti-corruption gathering Thursday is being hosted by British Prime Minister David Cameron, and will be attended by heads of state from Afghanistan,...

    Guide to the Panama Papers
    May09

    Guide to the Panama Papers

    What happens Monday? The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) will release to the public a searchable database of documents that reveal the details of more than 200,000 offshore entities and the people in more than 200 countries and territories connected to those accounts. The ICIJ will make the database available at 2...

    Russia-Japan Leaders Meet as Tensions Loom
    May06

    Russia-Japan Leaders Meet as Tensions Loom

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was in Russia Friday hoping to ease strained relations between Tokyo and Moscow before President Vladmir Putin heads to China for a bilateral summit next month. At the top of the agenda was a long-running dispute over the group of islands Russia calls the southern Kurils and Japan calls the Northern Territories....

    Will New Russian Force Be ‘Putin’s Personal Army’?
    May06

    Will New Russian Force Be ‘Putin’s Personal Army’?

    While Russian lawmakers are busy changing the country’s election laws in preparation for parliamentary elections this year, the lower house of parliament is due this month to consider whether President Vladimir Putin’s new National Guard should be allowed to shoot Russian citizens without warning. According to a draft law that Putin...

    Analysts: Russia Cynical on Syria, Goal is International Prestige
    May05

    Analysts: Russia Cynical on Syria, Goal is International Prestige

    As the United States and Russia struggle to cement a cease-fire in Syria that includes the embattled city of Aleppo, the Syrian military under President Bashar al-Assad indicated it would be a temporary extension. Syrian rebels accuse Russia of using artillery to support the two-week assault. But while Assad clearly wants to conquer Aleppo, the...

    Russia to Deploy Troops to Counter Growing NATO Presence
    May04

    Russia to Deploy Troops to Counter Growing NATO Presence

    Russia says it will deploy three divisions of troops along its borders to counter NATO’s increasing military presence in Eastern Europe. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Wednesday after a meeting in Moscow that the new divisions will be stationed along Russia’s western and southern borders. “The Defense Ministry is taking a...

    NATO Alliance Gets New Supreme Commander
    May04

    NATO Alliance Gets New Supreme Commander

    NATO’s new supreme allied commander, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, said Wednesday the alliance should consider what weaponry it could provide so Ukraine can better combat a pro-Moscow insurgency. “I do believe that we should support the Ukrainians with what they need to successfully defend their territory and their...

    Kerry: Countries with No Free Press Have Nothing to Brag About
    May04

    Kerry: Countries with No Free Press Have Nothing to Brag About

    A country without a free and independent press has nothing to brag about and nothing to teach the world, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday. Kerry spoke at the State Department to recognize World Press Freedom Day. “No government, whatever its pretensions or whatever its accomplishments, can fairly claim respect if its citizens...

    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...

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report
    May03

    Key Findings of Freedom of the Press Report

    Freedom of the Press is an annual report on media independence around the world, produced by Freedom House, a watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world. The report assesses the degree of print, broadcast and digital media freedom in 199 countries and territories. Freedom of the Press 2016, key...

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