Ukraine’s Night Train to the Front Lines

Ukraine’s Night Train to the Front Lines

Mar/20 By

Ukraine is gearing up for presidential elections at the end of this month, a vote that holds huge implications for a country still at war with Russian-backed separatists. There are other issues on the agenda too – not least getting around this vast country. The dilapidated infrastructure means long night …

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Radovan Karadzic Faces Final Verdict in War Crimes Case

Radovan Karadzic Faces Final Verdict in War Crimes Case

Mar/20 By

United Nations appeals judges on Wednesday hand down a final verdict in the case of former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, a key figure in the Balkan wars who is serving a 40-year prison sentence for genocide. The ruling will likely bring to a close one of the highest profile …

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Brexit in Crisis as PM May Plots Course Around Speaker’s Obstruction

Brexit in Crisis as PM May Plots Course Around Speaker’s Obstruction

Mar/19 By

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans were in disarray on Tuesday as her government sought to plot a way around the  speaker of parliament’s ruling that she had to change her twice-defeated divorce deal to put it to a third vote. After two-and-a-half years of negotiations, Britain’s departure from the …

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Dutch Authorities Search For Motive in Tram Shooting

Dutch Authorities Search For Motive in Tram Shooting

Mar/19 By

Authorities in the Netherlands worked Tuesday to determine the motive behind a shooting on a tram that left three people dead and five others wounded in the city of Utrecht. ​Police arrested a suspect identified as 37-year-old Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis hours after a manhunt that lasted several hours Monday. By …

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NATO to Receive First Northrop Surveillance Drone, Years Late

NATO to Receive First Northrop Surveillance Drone, Years Late

Mar/19 By

NATO is to receive the first of five Northrop Grumman high-altitude drones in the third quarter after years of delays, giving the alliance its own spy drones for the first time, the German government told lawmakers. Thomas Silberhorn, state secretary in the German Defense Ministry, said the NATO Alliance Ground …

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Putin Signs Into Law Bills Banning ‘Fake News,’ Insults

Putin Signs Into Law Bills Banning ‘Fake News,’ Insults

Mar/18 By

President Vladimir Putin has signed legislation enabling Russian authorities to block websites and hand out punishment for “fake news” and material deemed insulting to the state or the public. The two bills that critics see as part of a Kremlin effort to increase control over the Internet and stifle dissent …

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Trump Assails News Accounts Linking Him to New Zealand Massacre

Trump Assails News Accounts Linking Him to New Zealand Massacre

Mar/18 By

President Donald Trump complained Monday that the U.S. national news media “is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand.” He said on Twitter, “They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous!”   Trump apparently was incensed that major U.S. news …

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EU Centrists Fear British Participation in Euro-Election in May

EU Centrists Fear British Participation in Euro-Election in May

Mar/18 By

The European Union appears set to agree to a delay on Britain’s exit from the bloc, but officials in Brussels are anxious about the impact that might have on European parliamentary elections in May. They fear a wave of Euro-skeptics will be returned by British voters, if the country participates …

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Should Media Avoid Naming the Gunmen in Mass Shootings?

Should Media Avoid Naming the Gunmen in Mass Shootings?

Mar/18 By

A few months after teen shooters killed 12 classmates and her father at Columbine High School, Coni Sanders was standing in line at a grocery store with her young daughter when they came face to face with the magazine cover. It showed the two gunmen who had carried out one …

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Serbia President Vows to Defend Law and Order Amid Protests

Serbia President Vows to Defend Law and Order Amid Protests

Mar/18 By

Serbia’s president pledged Sunday to defend the country’s law and order a day after opposition supporters stormed the national TV station, protesting what they called his autocratic rule and biased grip on the country’s media. The opposition clashes with police on Saturday and Sunday in Belgrade, the capital, were first …

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