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#USA – Arrest of CNN journalists a clear violation of their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and of association

#USA – Arrest of CNN journalists a clear violation of their First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and of association

| May 30, 2020

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis earlier this week, whilst being apprehended by police officers for alleged offences, has triggered international attention on police behaviour in the USA, and has sparked riots, arson and looting in Minneapolis. The world is watching international media and trying to understand what is happening, so that they can […]

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#Russia vs #China

#Russia vs #China

| May 25, 2020

Co-operation between Russia and China has deep historical roots, and its earliest manifestations can be found already during the Chinese civil war. It seems that both countries should be most united by their communist ideology, but the ambitions of their leaders and the willingness to be the first and the most powerful was in fact […]

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The abduction of Western freedom

The abduction of Western freedom

| May 15, 2020

Silvia Romano (pictured), the Italian NGO volunteer who spent 18 months in captivity in Somalia, landed at Rome’s Ciampino airport on Sunday (10 May), dressed from head to toe in full Islamic garb. The fact that the 25-year-old woman—who was abducted in November 2018 by Al-Shabab terrorists in Kenya, where she was working on behalf […]

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When truth hurts: How US and British taxpayers ensured Soviet victory in the ‘Great Patriotic War’

When truth hurts: How US and British taxpayers ensured Soviet victory in the ‘Great Patriotic War’

| May 14, 2020

On 8 May, when the rest of the civilized world was remembering the victims of World War II, the official twitter account of the White House published a tweet about the victory of the US and UK over Nazism that took place 75 years ago, writes Janis Makonkalns, Latvian freelance journalist and blogger. The tweet […]

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#Russia once again caught in attempts to poison foreign citizens

#Russia once again caught in attempts to poison foreign citizens

| May 13, 2020

On 10 May, Czech media outlets (the newspaper Seznam Pravdy 1 and the TV channel CT1 2) revealed that they have come into possession of information that a Russian citizen who had arrived in the country to poison two Czech officials is, in fact, the head of the Kremlin’s soft power machine Rossotrudnichestvo Andrey Konchakov, writes Janis Makonkalns, […]

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Post-pandemic future to make world leaders leave stereotypes aside, bring better diplomacy #Coronavirus

Post-pandemic future to make world leaders leave stereotypes aside, bring better diplomacy #Coronavirus

| April 29, 2020

The COVID -19 pandemic has shaken the world economy and disrupted domestic and international agenda of most countries across the globe. Among centers of the pandemic is the Western and South Europe. The new deadly infection has hit badly Italy, Spain, France and the UK bringing already shrunk economies of these countries to a halt, […]

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#Putin WWII ‘Victory Parade’: Western attendance would not mean what you think it would…

#Putin WWII ‘Victory Parade’: Western attendance would not mean what you think it would…

| April 24, 2020

There’s dramatically more to Putin’s recent decision to postpone the May 9th parade on Red Square than meets the eye, writes Victor Rud for EUToday. Commemoration of the ‘Great Patriotic War’ is a Pavlovian bell for Putin’s domestic audience. In light of COVID-19, the conundrum of maintaining the image of situational control and the immutable sanctity of the Victory […]

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