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Opposition Leaders Address Moscow Protest

July 20, 2019           |                                       

More than 10,000 people have gathered in Moscow to protest against the controversial ban of some opposition candidates from Moscow city-council elections set for September. The July 20 rally was addressed by leading figures of the Russian nonparliamentary opposition. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/opposition-leaders-address-moscow-protest/30066593.html

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Landing At Pushkin: Putin Decree Assigns Russian Airports The Names Of Cultural Figures

May 31, 2019           |                                       

It’s already pretty hard to travel to Russia without hearing the name of the beloved 19th-century poet Aleksandr Pushkin. Now it may be impossible, if you fly into Moscow. President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree attaching the names of historical figures to dozens of airports across Russia, from Moscow to Magadan. Under the decree […]

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Afghan Peace Talks Suspended Amid Conflict Over Delegates

April 18, 2019           |                                       

Disputes over the size of delegations have roiled critical peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, with new talks in Qatar now suspended and Washington urging both sides to return to the table. The talks, which had been scheduled for April 19, were considered a significant first step toward finding a negotiated end […]

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Afghanistan To Send 250 Delegates To Taliban Meeting In Qatar

April 16, 2019           |                                       

The Afghan government says it will send 250 delegates for talks with the Taliban in Qatar this week that are seen as a potential breakthrough in efforts to end the nearly 18-year war. The delegates that will attend the talks scheduled for April 19-21 include government officials, powerful former warlords, opposition politicians, tribal and religious […]

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<!– –> Iowa state Senate candidate Eric Giddens addresses a canvassing kickoff event with Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke behind him (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) As Democratic candidates compete with each other for cash and votes, they’re also looking to build support on the ground and one way of doing that is campaigning for state politicians […]

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Tajikistan Urged To Release 'Seriously Ill' Activist Who Says Guards Beat Him

March 20, 2019           |                                       

Human Rights Watch and eight other rights groups have urged the Tajik government to immediately release a gravely ill political activist who claims to have been tortured. During a visit on March 9, Muhammadali Hayit showed his wife “injuries on his forehead and stomach that he said were caused by beatings from prison officials to […]

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While intelligence agencies were looking in all the wrong places, a conspicuous target slipped through the cracks, writes Suzie Dawson. By Suzie Dawson Special to Consortium News Now that the bodies of 49 innocent human beings are lying in a Christchurch, New Zealand, morgue — gunned down by a heavily armed terrorist — New Zealand […]

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Watch as President Trump delivers the annual State of the Union Address and key opposition figures, including (D)-Stacey Abrams and (I)-Bernie Sanders deliver their responses. The post 2019 State of the Union and Responses appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Image: Max Pixel. Dialogo Chino, All Rights Reserved. For years, Arnaldo Carneiro stuck to his master plan to contain deforestation in Brazil. Carneiro’s studies demonstrated the complicity of importers of Brazilian soybeans in the degradation of the environment. He implored them to purchase only from farmers who could guarantee they did not clear land for […]

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Straight Outta Moscow? Culture Minister Stakes Claim To Rap As Russian Art Form

October 16, 2018           |                                       

Russia’s culture minister is no stranger to controversy. Known for public statements that often veer toward the hyper-patriotic, Vladimir Medinsky has frequently found himself at the center of debates over artistic expression, as well as Russian cultural history. He’s helped lead the charge against art that, in the eyes of conservative activists, touches on so-called […]

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Ukraine Demands Access To Imprisoned Film Director Sentsov

September 29, 2018           |                                       

The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has demanded access to Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison for more than four months. In a tweet on September 29, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Mariana Betsa called for Ukrainian officials and doctors to be allowed to visit Sentsov. Russia’s penitentiary service said […]

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Trump’s Chair of Economic Advisors presented a glowing analysis of how business optimism and investment boomed with Trump’s election. But what do these figures mask and how accurate are they? We take a closer look at the data with PERI’s Gerald Epstein The post The Economy Under Trump: Business Optimism Combined with Inequality appeared first […]

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U.S. Expanding Tent Shelter for Detained Immigrant Minors

September 11, 2018           |                                       

HOUSTON—The U.S. government will expand its tent shelter for immigrant minors crossing the southwest border to 3,600 beds and keep it open through the end of this year, an agency spokesman said Tuesday. The facility at Tornillo, Texas, which originally opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30 days, is being expanded based on how many […]

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Labour’s Liam Byrne says former Legatum trade advisor’s influence over Brexit policymakers ‘beggars belief’ Trade minister Liam Fox. Image, Chatham House. CC 2.0. The pace of the British government’s Brexit progress seems to be frustrating even the most enthusiastic supporters of life outside the European Union. At an event in Glasgow last week, Shanker Singham, […]

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