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Incensed By 'Racist' Comments, Kosovo Says It Is Banning Serbian PM

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Kosovo’s government says it is banning Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic from entering the country after comments she made that Pristina took as being “racist.” In a further escalation of tensions in recent days, Kosovo Foreign Minister Behgjet Pacolli on May 30 accused the Serbian head of government of “disgusting and unacceptable” comments during news […]

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Reality Show: Zelenskiy's Big Day In Six Surreal Moments

April 21, 2019           |                                       

KYIV — Fact has followed fiction. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a comic actor who plays a common man accidentally catapulted into an exasperated Ukraine’s presidency on TV, has won big in the country’s real presidential election. Almost as remarkably, he appears to be doing it in runaway fashion in a process that both he and defeated incumbent […]

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Ecuador Judge Orders Detention of Former Foreign Minister Connected to Assange

April 19, 2019           |                                       

In the continuation of the post-Assange Ecuadoran crackdown, a judge on Friday signed an order to detain the nation’s former Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino, who is accused of having ties to Assange. It isn’t clear what Patino is to be charged with, but he is accused of being part of an Assange-related plot and knowing […]

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‘Afghanistan Has Changed’: Post-2001 Generation On Prospects Of Peace With Taliban

April 19, 2019           |                                       

Talk of peace in Afghanistan is ramping up, with the United States and the Taliban negotiating and Kabul preparing to host hundreds of ethnic, religious, and tribal leaders to settle on a road map for ending nearly 18 years of war. But while those born after the U.S. invasion in 2001 make up around half […]

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Europe to Resist US Sanctions on Firms That Do Business With Cuba

April 18, 2019           |                                       

The Trump Administration is interested in increasing their crackdown on Cuba, in part because of their ties to Venezuela, and in part because of Trump’s general move against the “3 stooges of socialism.” This involves sanctions moving against foreign companies that do business within Cuba, and allowing US lawsuits against them. This has angered Canada, […]

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Serbia Wants Russia To Play Larger Role In Kosovo Talks

April 17, 2019           |                                       

Serbia says it wants its ally Russia to play a larger role in European Union-mediated talks with Kosovo. Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow that “Serbia cannot defend its state interests without the assistance of the Russian Federation.” Dacic said Serbia “would not do anything […]

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“When any act of charity or of gratitude is presented either to our sight or imagination, we are deeply impressed with its beauty and feel a strong desire in ourselves of doing charitable and grateful acts also.” Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Robert Skipwith, 1771 The word “awesome” has become so heavily used in everyday conversation […]

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For as long as climate change has been a part of America’s national consciousness, it’s been talked about in dire terms, evoking images of some hellish, Mad Max-style dystopia. The title and much of the content of David Wallace-Wells’s recent book is a variation on the same theme, stirring up hundreds of pages of images […]

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) must be understood from its roots, which is anti-democratic says Yves Engler, while discussing his four part print series on The Real News The post The Anti-Democratic Roots of NATO appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Moscow Court Prolongs Director Serebrennikov's House Arrest Until July 4

April 2, 2019           |                                       

A Moscow court has extended the term of house arrest for theater director Kirill Serebrennikov and two associates in an embezzlement trial that the defendants and their supporters contend is politically motivated. In an April 2 ruling, Meshchansky district court Judge Irina Akkuratova left Serebrennikov, producer Yury Itin, and former Culture Ministry employee Sofia Apfelbaum […]

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Let’s not be too churlish about this; but then again, let us not be ignorant. The singer once known as Cat Stevens (in pre-conversion state), and known as Yusuf Islam to others, made a considerable impression on the stage in Christchurch. The slaughter of fifty at two mosques in the New Zealand city had made […]

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A Privileged Education: The US College Admissions Scandal

March 29, 2019           |                                       

The oldest idea of history; the perennial problem of station: education. Get the child as far as possible so that he or she can be propelled, as if from a trebuchet across the ramparts of life. Nasty obstacles – one being a lack of intellect – will be cleared, and the wretched genetic issue will […]

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Moscow Enlists Youth Agency In Campaign To Censor Online Content

March 26, 2019           |                                       

MOSCOW — Russia’s Federal Agency for Youth Affairs now has the power to block websites and online content it considers harmful to children, as part of the government’s broad effort to build a comprehensive system for monitoring the Internet. The agency, commonly known as Rosmolodyozh, was granted the authority during a parliamentary session held on […]

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New Zealand government bans fascist terrorist Brenton Tarrant’s manifesto By Tom Peters 26 March 2019 The manifesto by Australian fascist Brenton Tarrant, who killed 50 people and injured the same number in shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, has been officially suppressed in New Zealand. On March 23 the country’s chief censor David Shanks announced […]

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