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Ukraine: Discrimination against War-Zone Pensioners

on June 14, 2019

Each month, about one million people cross through checkpoints like Stanytsia Luhanska in east Ukraine. More than half are older people traveling into areas under Ukrainian control to collect social benefit payments. Between January and early April, according to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), at least 19 people died while crossing […]

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New York Prosecutors Just Indicted Paul Manafort On New Charges (HBO)

on March 13, 2019

Paul Manafort barely had time to let his latest prison sentence sink in before news broke that he’s facing yet more legal trouble. This time the threat is from prosecutors in New York, who charged him with multiple felony counts relating to financial fraud. The charges were announced in an emailed press release by Manhattan […]

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Former PM Nawaz Sharif Jailed For Seven Years In Pakistan

on December 24, 2018

Supporters of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif protested outside an anticorruption court in Islamabad as officials sentenced him to seven years in prison on December 24. Sharif was convicted on charges of possessing assets beyond his known sources of income. Originally published at –

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Kyiv Demonstrators Attack Institutions Linked To Russia

on February 18, 2018

A crowd of around 100 Ukrainian far-right demonstrators burned the Russian flag and attacked institutions linked to Russia during a rally on February 18 in Kyiv. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) Originally published at –

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Jimmy Carter and Canada

on November 24, 2017

On the occasion of a new book about his love for Canada, America’s 39th president, Jimmy Carter, speaks to a gathering of Canadians in Plains, Georgia. The event was organized by Queen’s University archivist Arthur Milnes and emceed by TVO’s Steve Paikin.

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Belgrade Residents See Mladic Verdict As Conspiracy

on November 22, 2017

People on the streets of the Serbian capital, Belgrade, reacted with derision to the life sentence given to former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war. Originally published at –

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Trump Climate Adviser Tells Democracy Now! Coal Needs a ?Level Playing Field? at U.N. Climate Talks

on November 15, 2017 – This year?s U.N. climate summit in Bonn, Germany, marks the first climate conference since President Donald Trump vowed to pull the United States out of the landmark 2015 Paris climate agreement, a process that takes four years. We speak with Trump?s climate adviser David Banks, the White House special assistant for international energy […]

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Trump?s Proposed Tax Overhaul Would Give Billions to Trump & Cabinet While Sparking Global ?Tax War?

on October 23, 2017 – As the Senate narrowly passes a budget bill that clears the path for a historic tax reform, we?ll look at how President Trump?s proposed tax overhaul would shower billions of dollars in tax cuts upon the wealthiest Americans?including President Trump?s family and members of his administration. An analysis by the Center for American […]

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Rosa Clemente on Puerto Ricans Drinking Toxic Water & San Juan Mayor?s Message to the Diaspora

on October 18, 2017 – In Puerto Rico, residents desperate for drinking water have begun pumping water from the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site?a hazardous waste Superfund site. The EPA warns the water contains chemicals that cause liver damage and an increased risk of cancer. We speak with Rosa Clemente, just back from Puerto Rico, where she joined other […]

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Spanish Police Injure 800 in Crackdown on Catalonia Independence Referendum as Crisis Escalates

on October 2, 2017 – In Spain, tensions are escalating over Sunday?s independence referendum in the northeast region of Catalonia. More than 800 people were injured after Spanish police stormed polling stations and tried to forcibly prevent people from voting, firing tear gas and physically attacking prospective voters. Late on Sunday night, the Catalan regional government said 90 […]

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