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On 07.10.18 11:34 AM posted by Alexis Mrachek On July 16, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet (https://www.rferl.org/a/white-house-kremlin-jointly-announce-putin-trump-summit/29324935.html) for their first formal bilateral summit in Helsinki, Finland. Expectations should be kept at a minimum. The U.S. and Russia have conflicting interests when it comes to many of the major geopolitical issues of the day, and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. Trump should use this meeting to address some serious issues with his Russian counterpart. For one, he must make clear to Putin that U.S. policy remains that Crimea is part of Ukraine, not Russia. Crimea legally belongs to Ukraine and since 2014 Russia has been occupying the peninsula unlawfully.
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Croatian national team’s 29-year-old defender Vida said in a statement on Monday that he had "no political message" in his statement
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Hello! I am in my TIE (student residency) renewal process and I need to travel out of the Schengen zone to Ukraine. With my Ukrainian passport I can enter any Schengen zone country without any VISA but only for traveling purposes. My question is: is it necessary to get regreso in my case to be able to return to Spain? P.S. my TIE is a long term student residency, and my passport enables me to enter the Schengen countries without VISA only for traveling purposes; however by the time I come back to Spain, my TIE will have been ready (the only thing is I will have to pick it up, but for that I will have to be allowed to cross the Spanish border when I return to Spain). I would really appreciate any help or advice on my situation!!
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Ukraine’s power sector has seen few changes during the two decades after the dissolution of the USSR, as it continued to operate as part of an energy system inherited by the newly independent states.  For 20 years, it was rolling down the hill without a clear vision for the future. Now everything is about to change. Multiple pressures and opportunities have merged to open up a new pathway for the country: Ukraine can get on board of Europe’s grand energy transition by starting a profound transformation of its power sector
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战报

法国1-0力克比利时 时隔12年重返世界杯决赛

2018年俄罗斯世界杯,在圣彼得堡进行的第一场半决赛,法国队1-0小胜比利时队,挺进决赛。第51分钟,格里兹曼开出角球,乌姆蒂蒂抢在费莱尼身前近距离甩头破门,打入全场唯一进球,法国队时隔12年再度杀进决赛,比利时队将留在圣彼得堡迎来季军争夺战。

花絮

法国队和比利时队的世界杯半决赛,堪称是世界杯开赛以来,最为重量级的一场较量,关于这一点,从两队的身价就看得出来。按照CIES足球天文台的数据,两支球队的总身价达到了23亿欧,这意味着,这是一场火星撞地球的比拼。

法国队的总体身价达到了14.3亿欧元,23名球员里,身价最贵的是姆巴佩,他的身价达到了1.887亿欧元,而第二贵的球员是格列兹曼,这名马竞射手的身价达到了1.662亿欧元。在这支法国队阵中,博格巴的身价是1.442亿欧元,乌姆蒂蒂的身价也有1.126亿欧元,共有四名球员的身价在1亿欧元以上。

 

比利时队的首发阵容里,身价上亿的球员有着三人,分别是卢卡库、阿扎尔和德布劳内,三人的身价分别是1.65亿欧元、1.25亿欧元和1.65亿欧元,三人相加居然达到了4.55亿欧元。如果再算上法国队的三名主攻手,这六人的总身价超过了8亿欧元。

法国球星、现比利时助教亨利的父亲近日表示,本届世界杯的最佳球队是比利时队,而不是法国队。

亨利父亲托尼-亨利的一个朋友近日在网络上发布了一个视频,视频中的托尼对法国队以及比利时队进行了评价。“我们将会看到,本届世界杯的最佳球队是比利时队。法国队的前几场比赛我都没看。我喜欢漂亮的打法和美丽的足球,法国队此前的进球都很侥幸。看看他们在八分之一决赛对阵阿根廷队时的表现吧,他们可是丢了三个球呢!”托尼在视频里这样说。

鲁尼日前表态称,他相信英格兰可以击败克罗地亚杀入世界杯的决赛比赛。周三,英格兰将会迎来对阵克罗地亚的比赛,他们有希望历史性地第二次进入世界杯决赛。

鲁尼表示“英格兰的小伙子们做的很棒,希望他们可以再拿到一场比赛的胜利。我错过了四分之一淘汰赛英格兰的上半场比赛,当时我恰巧在训练,但是我观看了英格兰下半场的比赛。

国内的气氛非常高涨,大家都对这支英格兰充满了信心,希望我们可以拿到胜利,并且进入到世界杯的决赛比赛。周三的比赛我这里正好是下午,我肯定会看这场比赛的。我想要祝愿英格兰的球员们以及索斯盖特好运,他们都让我们感到了骄傲,希望他们可以再进一步,并且杀入世界杯的决赛比赛。我希望世界杯可以回到英格兰,我们希望可以获得成功。”

英格兰后卫马奎尔在世界杯上表现出色,帮助球队多场零封对手的同时进攻端也有头球入账。日前,一位名为Matt Benton的网友在社交媒体上向世界宣布,他将把马奎尔的头像纹在自己的身上——根据他目前放出的图片,这幅纹身已经基本成型,他还表示在肿胀消退后将进一步完善细节。

马奎尔本人在社媒上也看到了这一状态,这名英格兰国脚表示:“难以相信我所看到的这一幕!伟大的付出!私信找我,我给你一件全队签名的球衣。你的胸怀一定很宽阔。”

西班牙足协在昨天正式宣布,路易斯-恩里克将担任西班牙国家队主教练,双方签约两年。球迷纷纷去路易斯-恩里克社交账号下留言祝福,但殊不知,这不是他们想要的恩里克。

乌龙事件的男主角也叫路易斯-恩里克,是一名尼加拉瓜的歌手,现年55岁,有“萨尔萨舞王子”之称,并曾两次获得了格莱美奖的提名。他在自己的社交媒体上写道,“很抱歉让你们扫兴了,我不是国家队那个恩里克,但是我可以请你们一起来跳萨尔萨舞”。不失风趣的化解了尴尬。

据ESPN报道,由于克罗地亚队的助理教练因为使用“荣耀属于乌克兰(Glory to Ukraine)”而被罚款,乌克兰的支持者们今日在国际足联的社交账号主页上发表了超过15.8万条评论,其中大部分都是同样的口号。除了“荣耀属于乌克兰”这类评论外,还包括“荣耀属于克罗地亚”和“国际足联应该感到耻辱”等评论。

在本届世界杯上,日本队与韩国队的表现均让人眼前一亮,淘汰赛比赛中,即便是对阵欧洲红魔比利时,日本队甚至能够取得两个球的领先,虽然最后在伤停补时阶段被绝杀,可是日本足球让人新生希望。不过,在接受《Goal》采访时,前日本男足主教练哈利霍季奇表示,如果是他执教当时的日本队,蓝武士绝对不会在世界杯淘汰赛中被比利时逆转。

情报

克罗地亚后卫因伤无缘半决赛

英格兰与克罗地亚的世界杯半决赛即将开打,赛前,根据西班牙《马卡报》披露,克罗地亚后卫福萨里科无法及时地在本周三的半决赛上伤愈复出,将会因伤无缘这场半决赛大战。26岁的福萨里科是克罗地亚主力右后卫,在本届世界杯5场比赛中首发了4场,他在八强战对俄罗斯的比赛打到加时赛第97分钟后,因为膝盖受伤被换下。为此,克罗地亚有可能会派上科尔卢卡顶替他的位置,而耶德瓦伊也是另一个选择。不过,在最后一场小组赛中,首发的耶德瓦伊的表现并没能说服主教练达利奇。

将快乐足球进行到底!英格兰备战半决赛玩橡胶鸡

本届世界杯上,英格兰队成为了快乐足球的代名词,如今他们在备战克罗地亚的半决赛中还玩起了橡胶鸡。现在英格兰球迷都对英格兰打进决赛并且最终夺冠充满信心,而如果英格兰淘汰克罗地亚,法国队击败比利时,英格兰将和法国队在决赛中相遇。值得一提的是,法国队又被称为高卢雄鸡,而凯恩手中的橡胶鸡就是法国国旗的配色。

欧冠名哨土耳其裁判恰基尔将吹罚英克大战

土耳其主裁恰基尔被任命为世界杯半决赛英格兰对阵克罗地亚时的主裁,这将是这名41岁的黑衣人本届世界杯执法的第三场比赛,此前他曾吹罚过伊朗1-0战胜摩洛哥一役和阿根廷2-1击败尼日利亚的赛事。

在俄罗斯,恰基尔目前出示了9张黄牌和0张红牌。在阿、尼之战中,因为马斯切拉诺在禁区搂抱对手,他判罚给尼日利亚一枚点球。英格兰队则在这个夏天因为对手的禁区内搂抱犯规获得过两粒点球。

恰基尔此前曾执法过5场英格兰的比赛,但都不是在大赛之中。2014年世预赛时,英格兰在温布利1-1战平乌克兰,他在比赛尾声阶段判罚给英格兰一次点球机会,但也把杰拉德请出了场外。

本场比赛担任第四官员的将是荷兰人凯珀斯,这名裁判是1/4决赛英格兰战胜瑞典时的当值主裁。

官方:皇马球星克里斯蒂亚诺-罗纳尔多加盟尤文图斯

西甲豪门皇家马德里与意甲豪门尤文图斯正式达成协议,葡萄牙巨星克里斯蒂亚诺-罗纳尔多告别伯纳乌,新赛季将为阿莱格里的球队效力。

皇马在官方网站上声明称:“出于球员本人和意愿和要求,他已经同意加盟尤文图斯。今天,皇马希望表达对于这位已经证明自己是世界最佳球员,而且已经占据了俱乐部历史和世界足球最灿烂一页的球员的感谢。”

温格为爱将辩护:世界杯上的厄齐尔非真正的他

在本届世界杯开始前,厄齐尔就和队友京多安与土耳其总统合照,从而陷入政治风波,并因此招致不少批评。而在德国队小组赛先后爆冷输给墨西哥和韩国,导致小组赛就被淘汰后,表现不佳的厄齐尔更是成为千夫所指,就连德国队领队比埃尔霍夫都表示,也许德国队当初就不应该带厄齐尔去俄罗斯世界杯。因为备受压力和批评,厄齐尔已经萌生了彻底退出德国队的想法。而正在为BeIN sport评说世界杯的温格则力挺昔日爱将:“我很了解厄齐尔,他是一个杰出的球员,但他和京多安都因为世界杯前所发生的事备受煎熬。”

穆斯莱拉黄油手内情出炉:数日连失两位至亲 痛不欲生

根据英国《太阳报》最新报道,之所以乌拉圭门将费尔南多-穆斯莱拉会在对阵法国队的世界杯淘汰赛中出现“黄油手”的低级失误,是因为他在赛前几天内连续失去叔叔、奶奶两位至亲。

《太阳报》援引乌拉圭《国家报(El Pais)》的消息报道称,在乌拉圭vs法国的世界杯淘汰赛打响之前的那一周,穆斯莱拉的叔叔刚刚因为一起车祸而不幸罹难;在短短2天之后,他的奶奶又撒手人寰。按照《太阳报》的说法,“亲人的接连去世,使得穆斯莱拉始终处于悲痛的心情当中,这才是他在世界杯前四战,力保三场球门不失之后,在对阵法国一役中出现‘黄油手’低级失误的最直接原因。”

韩国队新帅人选瞄准哈利霍季奇 博阿斯亦成候选者

韩国足协在此前召开的技术会议并没有达成一致,而现任国家队主帅申台龙的合同就将在7月末到期。至于是与申台龙续约还是选择一名新帅,目前还没有明确答案。不过,据悉韩国足协已经有了包括申台龙在内的10名候选人名单,此前阿尔及利亚媒体也爆料称,前日本国家队主帅哈利霍季奇已经接近执教韩国国家队了。

除此之外在韩国媒体的报道中还曝出了其他候选人的名字,其中包括荷兰老帅范加尔以及前莱斯特城神奇教练拉涅利,除了哈利霍季奇外还有一个中国球迷的老熟人,就是葡萄牙人博阿斯。


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KIEV, July 10- Ukraine's biggest bank does not rule out settling a legal dispute with its former main shareholders out of court, the head of PrivatBank's supervisory board said on Tuesday. The Ukrainian authorities took PrivatBank into state hands in December 2016 and have spent nearly $6 billion so far to plug a hole in its balance sheet caused by what the...
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Soccer’s international governing body has fined Ognjen Vukojevic after he and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida recorded a video including the phrase ‘glory to Ukraine’ after the team beat host nation Russia in the World Cup quarterfinals.
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MOSCOW — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local):

12:15 a.m.

Paul Pogba has paused after the biggest win of his international career to dedicate it to the Thai soccer team whose last members were freed from a flooded cave hours earlier.

The France midfielder took to Twitter shortly after France beat Belgium late Tuesday to advance to the World Cup final. He posted the boys' photos and said the victory "goes to the heroes of the day, well done boys, you are so strong."

The last of the 12 boys and their coach were freed earlier in the day from a cave where they had been trapped for more than two weeks.

FIFA had invited the team to the World Cup final on Sunday but the governing body announced the boys wouldn't be able to attend since they are receiving medical treatment after their ordeal.

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11:15 p.m.

Paris has erupted in firecrackers, flares and shouts and tears of joy after France advanced to the World Cup final.

Red smoke rose up from flares fired by fans on the Right Bank esplanade outside City Hall, where crowds watched a broadcast of the 1-0 victory over Belgium on huge screens Tuesday night.

Fans poured onto streets around the city, from the chic Champs-Elysees to working-class neighborhoods on the edge of town. Firecrackers popped in quick succession, punctuated by car horns and football chants and "On est en finale!" or "we're in the final!"

Some streets were closed to car traffic to accommodate fans. Police vans lined the busiest areas in a city still on guard after extremist attacks.

France will face the winner of Wednesday's semifinal between England and Croatia in the World Cup decider in Moscow on Sunday. The French public, celebrities and politicians have rallied around the national team as it advanced.

Samuel Umititi scored the only goal in the semifinal with a header in the 51st minute at the St. Petersburg stadium in Russia.

Umititi says "We worked really hard together, and it's me that scored but we all delivered a big game."

His live TV interview was interrupted by teammate Antoine Griezmann, who saluted to the camera and said: "Vive la France! Vive la Republique!"

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10:55 p.m.

France has reached the World Cup final for the first time since 2006 with a 1-0 win over Belgium in a semifinal match that attracted presidents, royalty and a rock star.

Samuel Umtiti's header in the 51st minute was the only goal in a tense match at St. Petersburg.

France, the 1998 champions and runners-up in '06, will play either Croatia or England in Sunday's final at Moscow. England and Croatia will meet Wednesday in Moscow in the second semifinal.

France President Emmanuel Macron and King Philippe of Belgium shook hands in the VIP section before the match. Mick Jagger was also on the official list of guests.

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10:15 p.m.

What came first, the chicken or the goal?

Harry Kane, Dele Alli were among the England players who played a game of toss the rubber chicken at training, a day ahead of a World Cup semifinal against Croatia.

Why?

"That's exactly what I asked our fitness coaches around here," England coach Gareth Southgate said. "Our physical performance coaches try to keep refreshing the warmups of the players and keep them stimulated. Just a bit of fun to get them moving, and some of the mobility exercises."

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10:09 p.m.

Samuel Umtiti has headed France into a 1-0 lead against Belgium in the World Cup semifinals.

Umtiti rose brilliantly to head in Antoine Griezmann's corner from the right in the 51st minute, for his first goal of the tournament.

Striker Olivier Giroud won the corner after turning Belgian defender Vincent Kompany, forcing him to put his goal-bound shot out of play.

The winner in St. Petersburg plays Croatia or England in Sunday's final.

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9:46 p.m.

It's 0-0 at halftime in the World Cup semifinal despite Belgium and France going close to scoring in the first half.

With France's soccer-loving President Emmanuel Macron and Belgian King Philippe watching from the stands, France sat back and hoped to hit Belgium on the counterattack.

Belgium used the space to put France under pressure around the 20-minute mark with Eden Hazard firing a curling shot from the left that Raphael Varane headed over the bar. Hugo Lloris was twice called into action to save France.

The France goalkeeper first punched away a cross by Kevin De Bruyne aimed at Marouane Fellaini and moments later dived to his right to block a shot by Toby Alderweireld.

French teenager Kylian Mbappe's pace was a constant threat on the right and his pass in the 40th minute set up Benjamin Pavard but Belgian keeper Thibaut Courtois stuck out a left leg to deflect the shot wide.

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9:10 p.m.

Mick Jagger is on FIFA's list of VIP guests at the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium in St. Petersburg.

The Rolling Stones singer completed the band's world tour on Sunday in Poland.

On stage in Warsaw, Jagger fulfilled a request by former Polish president Lech Walesa by drawing attention to an authoritarian government policy to remove independent judges.

Among the political leaders joining Jagger in the crowd as official are Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Ali Bongo Ondimba, the President of Gabon.

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9 p.m.

The World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium has kicked off at St. Petersburg Stadium, with France President Emmanuel Macron and King Philippe of Belgium in attendance.

France coach Didier Deschamps warmly hugged Thierry Henry moments before the start. Henry is France's all-time leading scorer with 51 goals, but is now an assistant to Belgium coach Robert Martinez. Henry also greeted players on France's bench.

The winner between France and Belgium will meet Croatia or England in Sunday's final.

France was European Championship runner-up two years ago and is aiming to reach its fourth major final this century. Les Bleus won Euro 2000 and lost the 2006 World Cup final.

Belgium is hoping to reach only the second major final, having lost the European final to West Germany in 1980. Belgium lost its only previous World Cup semifinal to an Argentina in '86.

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8:50 p.m.

France President Emmanuel Macron is attending the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium at St. Petersburg Stadium. Macron shook hands with King Philippe of Belgium, who was with his wife Queen Mathilde.

Macron and King Philippe shook hands warmly and Macron patted him on the chest.

Macron is an avid soccer fan and supports southern French club Marseille.

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8:10 p.m.

Mexico went home from the World Cup more than a week ago, and while its fans are still scattered around Russia, some of them have lost enough interest in the matches that they're selling tickets at face value.

Several fans wearing Mexico's green jerseys approached a larger group of Belgians at a beer garden in St. Petersburg offering seats at "FIFA prices" for the World Cup semifinal. They didn't immediately find any takers among the festive Europeans, who apparently already were set for the Belgium-France match.

Mexican and South American fans came to Russia in huge numbers despite having to travel far greater distances than Europeans. They're still everywhere in the semifinal cities of St. Petersburg and Moscow even though only teams still alive are from Europe.

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7:55 p.m.

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has picked Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Mousa Dembele to replace Thomas Meunier for the World Cup semifinal against France.

Martinez has been forced to reshuffle his back line after Paris Saint-Germain wing back Meunier was suspended for the match in St. Petersburg after picking up his second yellow card of the tournament in Belgium's 2-1 quarterfinal win over Brazil.

After using a four-man defense against Brazil, Martinez has reverted to a three-man backline and four-man midfield of Nacer Chadli on the left, Dembele on the right, and Marouane Fellaini and Axel Witsel in the middle.

Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and Kevin De Bruyne make up a potent three-man attack.

Dembele's inclusion was the only change to the Belgium team that beat Brazil 2-1 in the quarterfinals.

Lineup: Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Vincent Kompany, Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Marouane Fellaini, Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Mousa Dembele, Nacer Chadli.

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7:45 p.m.

France coach Didier Deschamps has recalled Blaise Matuidi in the only change to his lineup for the World Cup semifinal against Belgium at St. Petersburg Stadium.

Matuidi, who was suspended for the 2-0 quarterfinal win over Uruguay last Friday, comes into midfield to replace Corentin Tolisso.

Veteran striker Olivier Giroud hasn't scored yet in the tournament but needs one goal to move ahead of Zinedine Zidane into outright fourth spot on France's all-time list. Giroud keeps his place in a forward line featuring 19-year-old sensation Kylian Mbappe and Antoine Griezmann.

France: Hugo Lloris, Benjamin Pavard, Raphael Varane, Samuel Umtiti, Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, Olivier Giroud, Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante, Blaise Matuidi, Lucas Hernandez.

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7:30 p.m.

The British government says motorways are expected to have one-third less traffic than normal when England takes on Croatia in the World Cup semifinals.

Highways England says traffic analysis on each of the England match days to date showed that during the games demand reduced by up to 33 percent.

The agency said in a statement that roads were not busier than normal before or after games, "suggesting people are often choosing not to travel or to travel at completely different times."

Frank Bird, one of Highways England's emergency planning officers, says "along with the rest of the country, we'll be cheering on England! We want them to bring it home - and we want everyone on our roads to get home safely."

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7:15 p.m.

Thousands more England fans are expected to descend on Moscow for their first World Cup semifinal in 28 years, but there's not much sign of them yet.

The Nikolskaya street near the Kremlin, elaborately decorated with hanging lights, has been the main gathering point for fans in the Russian capital.

There were no more than a few dozen England fans there as of late Tuesday afternoon, with those singing team songs heavily outnumbered by passers-by filming them on phones.

Still, Kevin Miles of the Football Supporters Federation expects between 5,000 and 7,000 fans for Wednesday's semifinal against Croatia, but admits "a lot of people are doing it last minute, so it's very difficult to put numbers on it."

Airlines have offered extra places on flights to Moscow and some Russians have sold their tickets after their team lost to Croatia. Still, Miles says high prices "have put a lot of people off" who were thinking of traveling at short notice.

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6:15 p.m.

England manager Gareth Southgate has been surprised at the vest craze back home, where "Waistcoast Wednesday" is trending.

Stores have been pushing waistcoat sales as England advanced to a World Cup semifinal match against Croatia in Moscow on Wednesday, with people taken by Southgate's style of wearing a vest without his suit jacket,

Southgate says "I was not a renowned fashion icon throughout my playing career, so it's rather strange to feel that way now. But we are really proud of the support that we are receiving."

England has reached the semifinals at the World Cup for the first time since 1990, and confidence among supporters is growing that the national team will win the title for the first time since 1966.

Southgate says, "We've had the chance to make a difference. Our supporters, our country has had a long time of suffering in terms of football, and the enthusiasm they have for these players, because of the way they've — not only the way they've played, but the way they're conducted themselves, they've been brilliant ambassadors for our country, and I think everybody can see that they're proud to wear the shirt."

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5 p.m.

FOX Sports says it will be simulcasting the World Cup semifinal between France and Belgium on Silvercast's high-definition screen known as "Mega-Zilla" in New York's Times Square.

Soccer fans in the United States have watched the World Cup in Russia on big screens around the country, but this is promoted as the biggest of them all.

The "Mega-Zilla," a 78-foot-by-330-foot (24x100-meter) screen being promoted as the largest TV screen in the world, will be located between 45th and 46th Street on Broadway in Manhattan.

France and Belgium will be playing for a spot in Sunday's final in Moscow.

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4:45 p.m.

FIFA says players from the youth soccer team rescued from a cave in Thailand will not be able to attend the World Cup final.

The sport's world governing body says it has been informed by Thai authorities that the 12 boys and their coach "will not be in a position to travel" for health reasons.

FIFA expressed its "great joy" at the rescue and says its "priority remains the health of everyone involved in the operation."

FIFA leaders will meet with Thai soccer officials this weekend in Moscow to explore "a new opportunity" to invite the boys to a major event to celebrate their survival.

The last four of the boys and the team coach were rescued Tuesday from a flooded cave in far northern Thailand after an ordeal that lasted more than two weeks.

FIFA expressed "profound gratitude to all persons involved in the rescue operation," and condolences for the family of the diver who died.

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3:30 p.m.

They're getting the World Cup croissants ready in Paris.

Paris, Russia, that is.

The village of Paris just outside the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod is embracing its French links ahead of the World Cup semifinal match between France and Belgium.

The village cafe is decorated with images of the Eiffel Tower and is preparing croissants for the game, plus a Russian menu for any French guests who might happen to drop by.

Mayor Sergei Gromov says "we were supporting Russia but now it's turned out like that (that Russia was eliminated), we're going to support France and wish it success."

The village's full name is In Memory Of The Paris Commune, a reference to a socialist rebellion in 19th-century France. The name is so unwieldy most locals use Paris for short. Not everyone in Paris is pro-France, though. Villager Elena Vasilyeva says she's cheering on Belgium because "they're a real team."

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3 p.m.

The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay a fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a pro-Ukraine video at the World Cup.

Soccer's international governing body has fined Ognjen Vukojevic 15,000 Swiss francs ($15,150) for "unsporting behavior" after he and Croatia defender Domagoj Vida recorded a video including the phrase "glory to Ukraine" after the team beat host nation Russia in the World Cup quarterfinals.

The video angered some Russian fans, but was welcomed in Ukraine, where both Vida and Vukojevic formerly played for the Dynamo Kiev club. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 and political tensions remain high.

UFF president Andriy Pavelko, wearing a Croatia shirt and scarf, tells Ukrainian broadcaster 112 that he and other members of the UFF management offered to pay the fine and help Vukojevic with legal costs if he wants to appeal the ruling.

The Croatia soccer federation has already removed Vukojevic from its World Cup delegation. Vida was let off with an official warning and no match sanction, leaving him available to play in Wednesday's World Cup semifinal against England.

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1 p.m.

The World Cup semifinal stage is beginning with the all-European lineup being celebrated by soccer's governing body on the continent.

Belgium and France play in St. Petersburg on Tuesday and then Croatia and England meet the following night in Moscow.

It is the fifth time the last four has featured only European teams.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says "even though some of our traditional contenders such as Germany, Spain and Portugal were eliminated, there are other teams which have surpassed expectations and can now win the title."

In a statement to The Associated Press, Ceferin added "these results validate all the work that is being done across the continent to develop football, and they also showcase the strength and quality that exists across the whole UEFA region."

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France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris celebrates after the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. France defeated Uruguay by 2-0. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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Croatia national soccer team players celebrate after a penalty is saved in a shootout during the quarterfinal match between Russia and Croatia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium, in Sochi, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Croatia won the match 4-3 on penalties after the game ended 2-2 after extra time. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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England's Harry Maguire, center, celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side opening goal during the quarterfinal match between Sweden and England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Samara Arena, in Samara, Russia, Saturday, July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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Belgium's Axel Witsel, centre celebrates after the final whistle as Belgium defeat Brazil in their quarterfinal match between Brazil and Belgium at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena, in Kazan, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. Belgium won the game 2-1. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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Three man dressed in the colors of France pose prior to the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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Uruguay's Luis Suarez covers his face in dejection at the end of the quarterfinal match between Uruguay and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Friday, July 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving Real Madrid to join Italian club Juventus in a move expected to benefit the Portugal forward's tax return.

Juventus said Tuesday it paid 112 million euros ($131.5 million) for Ronaldo, who signed a four-year deal with the Serie A champions.

The move brings an end to a hugely successful nine-year spell in Spain, and takes him further away from a tax fraud case that may end up costing the Portugal forward more than $20 million in fines.

"These years with Real Madrid and in this city of Madrid have been possibly the happiest of my life," Ronaldo wrote in an open letter. "My only feeling is of an enormous gratitude for this club, for these fans and for this city. I can only thank them all for the love and affection I have received.

"But I think the time has come to start a new phase in my life and that is why I have asked the club to accept my transfer. I feel that it is time, and I ask everyone, especially our fans, to please understand me."

Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 from Manchester United and was the Spanish club's all-time leading scorer with 451 goals in 438 matches. He helped the club win four Champions League titles — beating Juventus in the final in 2017 — and also won the league and cup twice each.

He has scored a record 120 Champions League goals, 105 of them since moving to Madrid — 12 more than Juventus managed in that same period.

But he was unhappy with the way the tax authorities treated him in Spain. Ronaldo, along with several other top players in the country, has been accused of tax fraud, with authorities saying the government was defrauded of 14.7 million euros ($17 million) from 2011-14. Unconfirmed media reports last month said Ronaldo had agreed to pay a fine of 18.8 million euros ($22 million).

In Italy, a new law caps tax on income generated from abroad at 100,000 euros ($117,000) per year for residents who have paid their taxes in other countries for at least nine of the last 10 years.

Other players targeted by Spanish tax authorities in recent years include Lionel Messi, Javier Mascherano and Luka Modric. Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho, now at Manchester United, was also investigated.

Ronaldo is currently on vacation in Greece following Portugal's elimination from the World Cup. Juventus president Andrea Agnelli flew out Tuesday to meet the 33-year-old forward.

"Real Madrid wants to express its gratitude to a player who has proven to be the best in the world and who has marked one of the greatest eras in the history of our club and of world soccer," Real Madrid said in a statement.

"In addition to the titles he won, Cristiano Ronaldo has been an example of dedication, work, responsibility, talent and determination," Madrid added. "For Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo will always be one of its greatest symbols and a unique reference for the next generations. Real Madrid will always be his home."

Ronaldo signed a five-year deal with Madrid in 2016, saying he wanted to end his career at the club. But he has also publicly expressed his discontentment about being jeered at times by some Madrid fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.

Ronaldo was also moved by the Juventus fans for giving him a standing ovation after he scored a spectacular goal against the Italian club at the Allianz Stadium in the Champions League quarterfinals last season.

"I gave a lot of thought to this and I know that the time has come for a new era," Ronaldo said. "I'm leaving, but this jersey, this shield and the Santiago Bernabeu will always feel as something that is mine wherever I go."

The signing broke the Serie A record, which Juventus set two years ago when it paid Napoli 90 million euros (then $99 million) for Gonzalo Higuain.

Ronaldo made his debut for Sporting Lisbon when he was 17. His crossover dribble was already famous when Alex Ferguson brought him to Manchester United ahead of the 2003-04 season and gave him the No. 7 shirt of the recently departed David Beckham.

He spent six seasons in England, winning three Premier League titles, one Champions League title and one FA Cup.

Ronaldo led Portugal to its first major title at the European Championship two years ago in France. He helped the Portuguese team reach the semifinals in his first World Cup in 2006.

Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay in the round of 16 of this year's tournament in Russia. Ronaldo scored four goals to take his tally to 85 for his country and break Ferenc Puskas' record as Europe's all-time leading international scorer.

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AP Sports Writer Tales Azzoni in Madrid contributed to this report.

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FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with the trophy after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

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FILE - In this Saturday, May 26, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with fans after winning the Champions League Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Liverpool at the Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his side's 2nd goal during the Champions League soccer match, round of 16, 1st leg between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

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FILE - In this Sunday, July 10, 2016 file photo, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo kisses the trophy at the end of the Euro 2016 final soccer match between Portugal and France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2014 file photo Real's Cristiano Ronaldo holds the ball as he celebrates his four goals during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, files)

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts before a Santiago Bernabeu Trophy soccer match between Real Madrid and Stade de Reims at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza, File)

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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo, of Portugal, top, tries to score in between opposition players during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Granada at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki, File)

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FILE - In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018 file photo Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is tackled by Juventus' Medhi Benatia during a Champions League quarter final second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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And provide legal support, if required. “I personally and the leadership of the Football Federation decided to compensate Ognen Vukojevic for the fine that was imposed on him. And if he makes his decision on employment, offer him, with his experience, work in the Football Federation of Ukraine, “- said the president of FFU Andrei Pavelko […]

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Transatlantic rift

The Western alliance is in trouble

That should worry Europe, America and the world



AMERICA did as much as any country to create post-war Europe. In the late 1940s and the 1950s it was midwife to the treaty that became the European Union and to NATO, the military alliance that won the cold war. The United States acted partly out of charity, but chiefly out of self-interest. Having been dragged into two world wars, it wanted to banish Franco-German rivalry and build a rampart against the Soviet threat. After the Soviet collapse in 1991, the alliance anchored democracy in the newly liberated states of eastern Europe.

Today, however, America and Europe are separated by a growing rift. The mood before the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11th and 12th is poisonous. As President Donald Trump accuses the Europeans of bad faith and of failing to pull their weight, they accuse him of crass vandalism. A second summit, between Vladimir Putin and Mr Trump in Helsinki on July 16th, could produce the once-unthinkable spectacle of an American president treating his Russian opponent better than he has just treated his allies.

Even if the two summits pass off without controversy—as they might, given how Mr Trump delights in confounding his critics—the differing priorities, divergent beliefs and clashing political cultures will remain. The Western alliance is in trouble, and that should worry Europe, America and the world.

Every alliance has its tensions, but the Western one is strained on a bewildering number of fronts. Mr Trump, and his generals, are exasperated by the feeble efforts of many NATO members to honour their promise to raise defence spending towards 2% of GDP by 2024. The American right tends to condemn European support for the Iranian nuclear deal (which Mr Trump quit), and what it sees as a bias against Israel. And policymakers from both parties think that, as the world’s attention shifts to Asia, whining, sanctimonious Europeans deserve less of their time.

As if that were not enough, Mr Trump fatuously accuses the EU of being “set up to take advantage of the United States” and chastises it for unfair trade. Meanwhile, Europe is divided. Italy has a new populist coalition that is pro-Putin. So, increasingly, is Turkey, a member of NATO (but not the EU) which is hostile to the liberal democratic values that bind the alliance. Worse could be in store. A Labour government in Britain under Jeremy Corbyn, who has a long history of opposing the use of arms by the West, would treat America with deep suspicion; he could even try to leave NATO.

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This newspaper believes that the Western alliance is worth saving. In a dangerous and increasingly authoritarian world, it can act as a vital source of security and a bastion of democracy. But the alliance does not have a God-given right to survive. It must continually earn its place. The question is: how?

The first step is not to make the job harder. Europe should do everything it can to resist Mr Trump’s instinct to lump trade with security. Wrapping them up together will only make the West less secure as well as poorer.

Next, supporters of the alliance need to be practical. That means paying up. Mr Trump is right to complain about countries like Germany and Italy, which spent just 1.22% and 1.13% of GDP on defence in 2017. Indeed, he could go further. Too little of defence spending is useful—over a third of Belgium’s is eaten up by pensions. More should go on R&D and equipment.

For America’s allies, being practical also means keeping up. Collaboration in areas like cyber-security will make the alliance more valuable to America. More urgently NATO must continue to sharpen its response to the tactics of misinformation and infiltration that Russia used in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Politics waxes and wanes. Lost military understanding is hard to rebuild. Exercises that cement NATO’s remarkably close working military relations are more vital than ever.

And being practical means sticking together. Negotiating over Brexit, the EU is minded to shut Britain out of the union’s security structures because it will no longer be a member. Given Britain’s military experience, its arms industry and its intelligence agencies, that is self-defeating. Instead, the EU’s members should seek to bind Britain in by, for example, promoting the European Intervention Initiative, proposed by France, which aims to create a force that can act in crises. Once America would have seen such a plan as a threat to NATO. Today it would stand both as insurance and as a sign that Europe is willing to take on more responsibility.

Fighting for the mind

Last is the battle of ideas. If NATO and the EU did not already exist, they would not be created. Since the Soviet collapse, the sense of threat has receded and the barriers to working together have risen. Yet that does not make the transatlantic alliance “obsolete”, as Mr Trump once claimed. America’s alliances are an asset that are the envy of Russia and China. NATO is an inheritance that is all the more precious for being irreplaceable.

The need for security remains. Russia is not the Soviet Union but, as a declining power, it feels threatened. It has modernised its forces and is prepared to deploy them. The need to anchor European democracy remains, too. As authoritarianism creeps up on Poland and Hungary, the EU and NATO can once again help limit its advance. And there is the extra benefit of how Europe helps America project power, by providing bases, troops and, usually, diplomatic support.

NATO is more fragile than Mr Trump thinks. At its core is the pledge to treat an attack on one member in the North Atlantic region as an attack on them all. His vacillation and his hostility to Europe weakens that promise, if only because it reveals his scorn for the idea that small countries have the same rights as big ones. Asia is watching, as is Mr Putin. The more Mr Trump bullies his allies, the more the world will doubt America’s security guarantees. Because great powers compete in a grey zone between peace and war, that risks miscalculation.

Mr Trump believes he is a master negotiator in pursuit of a stronger America. With Europe, as with so much else, he gravely undervalues what he is giving up.
          Ukraine offer to pay Fifa fine for Croatian embroiled in 'glory' video scandal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Ukraine Football Federation has offered to pay the Fifa fine imposed on a Croatia official for making a pro-Ukraine video following Russia's quarterfinal elimination.
          Pastor Convicted of Pocketing Millions Through Insider Trading      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York on Friday convicted two men for their roles in an international scheme to make millions of dollars by illegally trading on corporate press releases that were stolen by computer hackers before they became public.

Vitaly Korchevsky, a Pennsylvania pastor and former Morgan Stanley vice president, and co-defendant Vladislav Khalupsky were each found guilty on two securities fraud and three conspiracy counts, a spokesman for U.S. Attorney Richard Donoghue in Brooklyn said.

The defendants had been among 10 people, including seven traders and three Ukraine-based hackers, criminally charged in Brooklyn and New Jersey over what U.S. authorities have called the largest known hacking scheme to game financial markets.

Authorities said more than 150,000 press releases were stolen from Business Wire, Marketwired and PR Newswire from February 2010 to August 2015, and used to generated in excess of $100 million of illegal trading profit.

Traders allegedly gave hackers "shopping lists" or "wish lists" of releases they wanted to see in advance, and traded in such companies as Advanced Micro Devices Inc, Caterpillar Inc, Home Depot Inc, Panera Bread Co, Qualcomm Inc and Weight Watchers International Inc .

Korchevsky, 53, has lived in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, while Khalupsky, 48, has lived in Brooklyn and Odessa, Ukraine, prosecutors said. Their trial began on June 12.

"It is a sad day for Mr. Korchevsky," his lawyer Steven Brill said in an email. "But we will fight on and begin preparing for sentencing and a full appeal."

"We are clearly disappointed in the verdict, but will continue to fight for Mr. Khalupsky through sentencing and appeal," his lawyer Mildred Whalen said in an email.

Business Wire is owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, PR Newswire is owned by Cision Ltd , and Marketwired is owned by West Corp.

None was accused of wrongdoing.

The case is U.S. v. Korchevsky et al, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, No. 15-cr-00381. {eoa}

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Russia, the European Union and Ukraine are planning to hold a trilateral meeting on gas in Berlin on July 17, the Russian Energy Ministry said in a statement. The Russian delegation will be led by the country's energy minister …
          NATO leaders to Trump: Let’s talk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BRUSSELS — NATO leaders meeting for a summit in Brussels on July 11-12 will discuss Russia with U.S. President Donald J. Trump ahead of his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. This discussion will take place in Brussels on July 11, during the NATO summit, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told during  a press […]

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          UNIAN: Sweden extends support to IT education in Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sweden has signed a cooperation agreement with a Swedish-Ukrainian non-profit organization, Beetroot Academy, for a three-year program, aimed at expanding IT education in Ukraine. “Through this support, Sweden aims to help the development of highly relevant and much-needed skills,” the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine said in a statement. Read more here.

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          NATO will show support for Ukraine at Brussels summit, Western envoys say in Kyiv      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

At the upcoming NATO summit, which will start in Brussels on July 11, the 29-nation alliance is expected to demonstrate the unity of the Euro-Atlantic collective defense system and commitment to continue supporting Ukraine’s struggle against Russian aggression, Western envoys asserted in Kyiv on July 10 during the discussion “What to expect from the 2018 […]

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          Xinhua: Ukraine plans to more than double contingent in NATO training mission in Afghanistan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ukraine plans to increase its military contingent in the training mission of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Afghanistan by more than two-fold, the General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said July 10. By the end of the year, Ukraine is going to send 18 more troops to participate in the Resolute Support […]

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          112.ua: Ukrainian musician publishes letter from Sentsov      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Andriy Khlyvniuk, the singer of Ukrainian pop band BoomBox published the letter, which he received from Ukraine’s political prisoner Oleg Sentsov. The musician posted the letter on Facebook. ‘Today, I got the letter from Oleg Sentsov who is right now fighting for the truth, with his health, freedom and life being at stake! I am […]

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          NBU to review inflation forecasts for 2018-2020      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) plans to revise consumer inflation forecasts for 2018-2020, the NBU has said on its website. At the same time, the announcement does not mention whether it will be a revision upwards or downwards. The new forecasts are to be made public at an NBU briefing on monetary policy on […]

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Manafort provided propaganda guidance to Russia starting in 2004, the aim being target Ukraine.

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Two U.S. Navy ships are among the naval forces in the Black Sea this week to participate in an international military exercise co-hosted by the U.S. and Ukraine. Command ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC-20) and guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) entered the Black Sea over the weekend, crossing through the Bosporus Strait into the Black […]
          Comment on Barbara Lee Would Make an Excellent Leader of House Democrats by 600092860      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Durbin disliked Abu Ghraib? Not impressed that he recognized that particular war crime. Voted against Iraq resolution? He has voted in favor of the war too. Not impressed. He "spoke out" against warrantless surveillance? The USA has ZERO electronic privacy. EVERYTHING is recorded, and available for analysis at any moment, and if you want to believe that getting a warrant is any safeguard, you can have that security blanket, but I don't buy it. Ukraine? Israel? Business as usual. Warren? She is a schoolteacher. Totally out of her league. As you know, it is the "leadership" that call the shots, controlling all aspects of the legislative process. It only takes a couple of dozen from each wing of the CCP, and they are onboard with the basic directives, although some raw political competition is part of the Kabuki Dance. NOTHING happens by accident. Plans don't always succeed, but not for lack of intent. Frequently, external forces interfere and plans fail, but the rationale of all governments is to stay in power and call the shots. On the biggest issues, nothing that HAPPENS, happens by accident. We are ruled by oligarchs, and they own the levers of power, although an occasional "black swan" event, like Trump, like climate change, like the aliens (the REAL aliens), throws a monkey wrench into the gears.
          Comment on Barbara Lee Would Make an Excellent Leader of House Democrats by 004780276      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Of course there are highly cynical party leaders who know exactly just what they represent. Then, you have the obliging team players. My Senator Durbin was roundly castigated when he denounced Abu Ghraib. He, also, was one of the 24(?) who voted against the Iraq war powers resolution. He also spoke against warrantless surveillance, yet, is a total tool on Ukraine and Israel. Warren has her sad moments too.
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Ukraine’s power sector has seen few changes during the two decades after the dissolution of the USSR, as it continued to operate as part of an energy system inherited by the newly independent states.  For 20 years, it was rolling down the hill without a clear vision for the future. Now everything is about to change. Multiple pressures and opportunities have merged to open up a new pathway for the country: Ukraine can get on board of Europe’s grand energy transition by starting a profound transformation of its power sector
          Nona – The Best Of Ukraine + 1080p HD Video      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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           FIFA investigating Croatia's Domagoj Vida after new 'glory to Ukraine' video       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
FIFA are investigating Croatia defender Domagoj Vida after a second video emerged where he shouts 'glory to Ukraine' and 'Belgrade burns' in footage that could further enrage World Cup hosts Russia.
          7/11/2018: SPORT: Vida-Ärger: FIFA prüft zweites Video      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Die FIFA prüft ein neues Video, in dem Verteidiger Domagoj Vida „Ehre für die Ukraine!“und „Belgrad brennt“in die Kamera sagt. Damit bezog sich Vida womöglich auf das nach Serbiens Hauptstadt benannte Restaurant „Belgrad“in Kiew. Der 29-Jährige hat...
          В Одесской области планируется строительство ветряных станций      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Две компании планируют построить ветряные станции на юге Одесской области. Компании Ukraine Power Resources и Yuzhne Energy намерены построить ветряные электростанции (ВЭС) установленной мощностью 120 и 72 МВт соответственно в Лиманском районе Одесской области. Об этом пишут в пресс-службе Украинской ветроэнергетической ассоциации (УВЭА). «Мы запланировали строительство 19 ветрогенераторов, которые будут вырабатывать электроэнергию на достаточно большой […]
          Lonely Planet Ukraine 5 edition      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000\Название: Lonely Planet Ukraine 5 edition
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Lonely Planet’s Ukraine is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip morning coffee in Lviv’s cosy cafes, hike the flower-filled upland pastures and wide, snaking valleys of the Carpathian Mountains, and take a guided tour of Chernobyl – all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Ukraine and begin your journey now!
          Trump’s NATO attacks raise questions about its future      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump’s commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has been a pillar of U.S. security policy for more than half a century.

Might a reordering, or even a reduction, of U.S. forces in Europe be in the cards? Clues may come when Trump gathers Wednesday with NATO leaders in Brussels. The official agenda includes a plan for increasing the number of land, air and sea forces capable of reacting quickly in a European crisis, but overshadowing it are tensions generated by Trump’s view that the Europeans are slackers leaning unfairly on the U.S. military.

At the risk of deepening the rift with traditional allies, Trump will then hold a summit in Finland with Putin. On his departure from Washington on Tuesday, the president remarked that he “can’t say right now” if Putin is a friend or foe, but he predicted that his first summit with the Russian leader “may be the easiest” of all his meetings in Europe.

Such comments have stirred unease not just in Europe, but in Washington. A bipartisan resolution, set to be endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, pointedly voices support for NATO as strategically important for the collective security of the trans-Atlantic region.

“Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump,” said Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who served as senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council during President Barack Obama’s first term.

“Because he isn’t arguing with allies about policy. He’s questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe,” she said.

The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 prompted a partial drawdown of U.S. forces from Europe, but every administration since then has concluded that keeping a U.S. military presence there was important for wider U.S. security, political and economic interests, and as a sign of solidarity with Europe. NATO has been a key part of the long U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, for example, and it is expected to agree this week to take a bigger training role in Iraq.

Trump, who has also questioned the U.S. military presence in Asia, is challenging those assumptions. That has been most plain in his antagonistic approach to Germany, the main host of U.S. forces in Europe. He has criticized the Germans for not spending enough on their own defense and has castigated the country for what he calls an overly liberal immigration policy. He also has placed Germany at the center of his complaints about a U.S.-European trade imbalance.

Derek Chollet, executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a think tank, says there is a clear connection between Trump’s criticism of German defense spending and reports that the Pentagon has undertaken a review of the cost of keeping troops in Europe.

“You cannot read this any other way” than looking at whether a U.S. troop reduction “is a feasible option for punishing them for their apparent lack of will,” said Chollet, who was the Pentagon’s assistant secretary for international security affairs during Obama’s second term.

He questions whether Trump fully understands the global significance of the U.S. military presence in Germany, including its hosting of the headquarters of U.S. Africa Command, which leads U.S. counterterrorism efforts in North Africa. Stuttgart also is headquarters for U.S. European Command. Among many other facilities, Germany hosts a U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl, the largest American hospital outside the United States.

In addition, NATO has proposed creating a new command in Germany to improve the way the alliance would move troops and equipment in a military crisis. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, told reporters this plan will be approved at the Brussels summit.

Notwithstanding Trump’s grumbles about America shouldering the defense burden of Europe, his administration plans to boost spending to support it.

In the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014 and its subsequent military incursion into eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon ramped up joint exercises in eastern and central Europe and spent billions on what it calls the European Deterrence Initiative aimed at Russia. After spending $3.4 billion on that initiative last year, the Trump administration has proposed boosting it to $6.5 billion in the 2019 budget year.

Trump’s Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is a former NATO commander and a leading advocate for sustaining the alliance, although he also has been pressuring allies to spend more on defense. Some of Mattis’ predecessors were even stronger in their criticisms. Robert Gates, for example, said in Brussels in 2011 that European penny-pinching and distaste for front-line combat in Afghanistan was putting the future of the alliance at risk. Gates said NATO faced a “dim if not dismal” future, not least because of what he called a diminishing patience in Congress for spending on Europe’s defense.

Trump, however, has taken this a step further by asserting that the Europeans are freeloaders taking advantage of American generosity.

In a new assessment of the NATO spending and burden-sharing issues, the Center for Strategic and International Studies called Trump’s language “uniquely divisive” and said NATO members’ contributions should be measured by more than simple budget numbers. The think tank was referring to the pledge at NATO’s 2014 summit meeting that members would “aim to move toward” spending at least 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense by 2024. By its count, only four of NATO’s 29 member countries met the 2 percent goal in 2017. They were the U.S., Greece, Britain and Estonia.

The report said a wider range of metrics should be used to measure an ally’s contributions to collective defense. It cited as an example Denmark, which has not met the 2 percent goal in recent years but has made important contributions in other ways, including with troop deployments to Afghanistan and by sacrificing significant trade with Russia by complying with sanctions.


          Open thread for night owls: 'Securing Our Common Future' offers a vision for disarmament      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Dan Plesch and Kevin Miletic work with the Strategic Concept for the Removal of Arms and Proliferation project at the Centre for Diplomatic Studies, SOAS University of London. At Lobelog, they write—An Urgently Needed Summit Strategy:

Securing Our Common Future, just issued by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, is an inspiring, visionary document produced after extensive consultations with governments and civil society. On the eve of Donald Trump’s trip to Europe for a NATO meeting and summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Guterres agenda offers one possible way forward for the world’s nuclear powers. It’s a Rough Guide to world peace that surveys the potential for world disarmament from “hand grenades to hydrogen bombs.”

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Guterres directly challenges the five members of the nuclear club on the UN Security Council—China, France, Russia, the US, and the UK—to take urgent steps toward disarmament now because of the instability and dangers in international affairs. He asks, “Do the leaders of the nuclear powers support the joint statement by Reagan and Gorbachev that nuclear war cannot be won and must not be fought?” Today, none of the nuclear-armed states is willing to say this. Except for China, they all declare that they are ready and willing to turn a war into a nuclear war. Thirty years ago, NATO struggled to say that nuclear weapons would only be used as a “last resort.” It has not been repeated.

The NATO Summit and the Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki that follows present the best opportunity for world leaders to emulate their distinguished predecessors who understood that disarmament and arms control were a prerequisite for the enhancement of national security and international stability. At the height of the Cold War in the 1980s, NATO Summit declarations were full of debate on arms control and disarmament, but recently there has been no such focus. The 1986 summit in Reykjavik resulted in one of the greatest disarmament achievements of the last century: a treaty that removed intermediate-range nuclear weapons from Europe. Now both the United States and Russia are threatening to withdraw from this treaty. This threat increases the urgency of including disarmament and arms control in the upcoming rounds of high-level talks.

Currently, the arms control and disarmament architecture is falling apart. Global military expenditures are at their highest levels since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Potential nuclear flashpoints in Europe (Ukraine), the Middle East, and the South China Sea are multiplying. [...]

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On this date at Daily Kos in 2012House Republicans plan to throw as many as three million people off food assistance:

Poverty is never a life status to aspire to, but it seems to be getting harder and harder to avoid, and increasingly punishing if you're there. With austerity so in vogue these days, it's getting even worse. Last month, the Senate passed a Farm Bill that slashes food assistance through the Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) by $4.5 billion over the next decade.

"Oh, yeah?" said the House Agriculture Committee. "We'll just up that by about about $12 billion more." In that post, Laura Clawson explained who exactly this would hit. If you're a family of three, and have total income of more than $24,100 annually, you'd be out of luck. And food.

On today’s Kagro in the Morning show: What were we doing a year ago? Ah, yes. Greg Dworkin was telling us about Trumpshambles II at the G20; Jr.’s many versions (all bad) of his collusion meeting, and; the GOP health care implosion. Plus, bribery made easy: Trump pockets club initiation fees.

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          Giuliani maintains tangle of foreign clients, including one central to Manafort's conspiracy case      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

While Rudy Giuliani is working overtime flooding the media zone as Donald Trump's counsel, he continues to hustle foreign clients on the side that have a vested interest in U.S. policy. The Washington Post reports that Uncle Rudy still consults for clients in Brazil, Columbia, and Ukraine as well as foreign groups such as MEK, an Iranian resistance group tagged by the State Department as a terrorist organization as recently as 2012. 

Still, Giuliani's never registered as a lobbyist with the U.S. government and believes he isn't required to since he's working pro bono for Trump. In other words, since he's not getting paid by Trump, conflicts of interest don't apply in his view.

Among the clients represented by Giuliani’s consulting firm is the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine, whose mayor was a leading figure in Party of Regions, the Russia-friendly political party at the center of the federal conspiracy prosecution of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. His firm worked for the mayor in 2018 and is expected to work for him again later this year, Giuliani said in an interview.

Oh my, what are the chances? High, apparently, because everyone who's close to Trump has no more than one degree of separation from Russia. It's basically a rule. If you're not in with Russia, Trump isn't interested. Giuliani visited Ukraine last November in order to meet with representatives of Kharkiv and subsequently met with them again when a delegation traveled to New York in March. Within a month of that visit, Trump added Giuliani to his team of lawyers.

In the meantime, Uncle Rudy is sort of a jack of all trades for Trump, counseling him on personnel and routinely weighing in publicly on issues related to Iran, North Korea, and others that have nothing to do with the Russia probe. In other words, there’s no reason for him to be commenting on those things as Trump’s lawyer—unless there is, of course.

Reporters should simply make a list of high-level Trump associates who aren't enmeshed with Russia—it would be shorter and easier to remember than the list of those who are.


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Jim Townsend, German Marshall Fund
Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2014, Allies agreed that NATO had three core tasks: collective defense, crisis management, and cooperative security. Of these core tasks, collective defense was considered to be the first among equals. Allies were reminded of this after Russians took Crimea and drove west into Ukraine. Suddenly, crisis management and cooperative security were put on the backburner and all efforts went into strengthening collective defense to deter further Russian aggression. Most Allies, especially from the frontline states, urged that in order to deter and defend...
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The price of Russian aggression must be seen to be high.
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In response to Ukrainian Canadian Congress campaigning, two NDP MLAs recently convinced the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission to withdraw a brand of Russian vodka from its stores. Alberta MLAs Deron Bilous and Jessica Littlewood argued that a hammer and sickle logo on a bottle of vodka was "offensive."

 Articulating a growing rightist effort to equate communism with Nazism in eastern Europe, Ukrainian Canadian Congress Alberta chapter president, Olesia Luciw-Andryjowycz, told the Edmonton Journal that the hammer and sickle was akin to "having a swastika on a bottle of cognac."

This is not the first attempt by provincial NDP members to ban Russian vodka. In response to the 2014 upheaval in Ukraine, a minister in the NDP government in Manitoba discussed a provincial ban on Russian vodka. At the same time, NDP MPP Cheri DiNovo tabled a motion in the Ontario legislature calling on government-run liquor stores to suspend sales of Russian Standard vodka.

In 2014 the right-wing nationalist Euro-Maidan movement ousted Viktor Yanukovych who was oscillating between the European Union and Russia. The U.S.-backed coup divided Ukraine politically, geographically and linguistically (Russian is the mother tongue of 30 per cent of Ukrainians).

After Yanukovych's ouster Russia reinforced its military presence -- or "seized" -- the southern area of Crimea and then organized a referendum on secession. Home to Moscow's major Baltic naval base, Crimea had long been part of Russia and the bulk of the population preferred Moscow's rule to the post-coup right-wing nationalist government in Kiev.

The federal NDP echoed the U.S. and Harper government's position on Ukraine. The day after Yanukovych fled, former NDP MP Olivia Chow told a Euro-Maidan Canada rally in Toronto, "we must be vigilant, we must ensure our government, our Canadian government, continues to keep an eye on the Ukraine to make sure that the Russians do not interfere."

Eighteen months after the coup, the Canadian Press reported that opposition protesters were camped in the Canadian embassy for a week during the February 2014 rebellion against Yanukovych. "Canada's embassy in Kyiv was used as a haven for several days by anti-government protesters during the uprising that toppled the regime of former president Viktor Yanukovych," the story noted.

Ottawa played a similar role during the "Orange Revolution" a decade earlier. In a story headlined "Agent Orange: Our secret role in Ukraine," Globe and Mail reporter Mark MacKinnon detailed how Canada funded a leading civil society opposition group, promised Ukraine's lead electoral commissioner Canadian citizenship if he did "the right thing" and paid for 500 Canadians of Ukrainian descent to observe the 2004-05 elections.

[Canadian ambassador to the Ukraine, Andrew Robinson] began to organize secret monthly meetings of western ambassadors, presiding over what he called 'donor coordination' sessions among 20 countries interested in seeing Mr. [presidential candidate Viktor] Yushchenko succeed. Eventually, he acted as the group's spokesman and became a prominent critic of the Kuchma government's heavy-handed media control. Canada also invested in a controversial exit poll, carried out on election day by Ukraine's Razumkov Centre and other groups that contradicted the official results showing Mr. Yanukovych [winning].

Indifferent to Canada's interference in Ukrainian affairs, during the 2015 federal election leaders debate Thomas Mulcair said, "with regard to Ukraine, yes, Putin is a danger. We stand firmly with Ukraine against the aggression by Russia." The NDP leader also reiterated the party's call for harsher measures against Russian officials, naming two businessmen whom he said should be added to Canada's list of Russians targeted for sanctions.

In March 2014 NDP foreign critic Paul Dewar released a statement calling for "travel bans against certain Russian officials and suspending trade with Russia's military sector." Five months later the NDP put out a press release under the headline "Conservatives shield Russian business elite from sanctions: Toothless sanctions are out of step with Canada's closest allies." In 2017, NDP foreign critic Hélène Laverdière described a bill modelled after the U.S. Magnitsky Act -- that would further strain relations between Ottawa and Moscow by sanctioning Russian officials -- an "important step to support the Global Magnitsky movement."

In summer 2016 NDP defence critic Randall Garrison expressed support for Canada leading a NATO battle group to Latvia as part of a ratcheting up of tensions with Russia. Four hundred and fifty Canadian troops are currently leading a 1,000-strong NATO force in Latvia while the U.S., Britain and Germany head missions in Poland, Lithuania and Estonia. As vice-chair of Parliament's Standing Committee on National Defence, Garrison endorsed a December report titled "Canada's support to Ukraine in crisis and armed conflict." It denounced Russia's "war of aggression against Ukraine" and lauded Canada's "support of Ukraine in its fight against Russia."

Deploying Canadian troops to the Russian border and Alberta MLAs pushing to ban Russian vodka both empower rightists in eastern Europe. They are part of a troubling game of brinksmanship with Russia.

Is this really in Canada's interest?

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          Rediscovering the Art of Diplomacy with Vladimir Putin      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ted Galen Carpenter

The United States has enjoyed many advantages over the decades because of its superpower status. As the principal architect of the post-World War II liberal international order, Washington has secured disproportionate security and economic benefits for itself. America’s overwhelming military capabilities have magnified that clout in global affairs. Allies and adversaries alike might grumble at Washington’s preeminence, but they have been prudent enough to avoid direct challenges whenever possible. Even the Soviet Union confined itself (with the notable exception of the Cuban Missile Crisis) to probes in marginal, mostly Third World, arenas.

However, Washington’s dominant position has also led to some foreign policy bad habits. Because U.S. leaders have not had to deal with serious peer competitors in a long time, they appear to have lost the art of skillful, nuanced diplomacy. Even before the arrival of the Trump administration, U.S. policy exhibited a growing arrogance and lack of realism about diplomatic objectives. The upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and Russia’s Vladimir Putin affords an opportunity to relearn the requirements of effective diplomacy. If handled poorly, though, it will underscore the adverse consequences of Washington’s rigid approach to world affairs.

Too many American politicians, pundits, and foreign policy operatives seem to believe that when dealing with an adversary, diplomacy should consist of issuing a laundry list of demands, including manifestly unrealistic ones, without offering even a hint of meaningful concessions. Critics of Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un epitomized that attitude. Some of them excoriated the president just for his willingness to accord Kim implicit equal status by approving a bilateral meeting. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi groused that President Trump “elevated North Korea to the level of the United States while preserving the regime’s status quo.”

Others grudgingly conceded that the summit theoretically might have been an appropriate move, but argued that Washington should have demanded major substantive and irreversible North Korean steps toward denuclearization in exchange for such a prestigious meeting. In other words, they wanted North Korea’s capitulation on the central issue before Trump even agreed to a summit. Critics were furious that such a capitulation was not at least enshrined in the joint statement emerging from the meeting. And if that hardline stance was not enough, they insisted that Trump should have made North Korea’s human rights record a feature of the negotiations. Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne asserted that “our wrongful indifference to human rights in the past should not be used as an excuse to justify apologias for dictatorships in our time.”

The lack of realism such positions exhibit is breathtaking. If the hardliners had prevailed, no summit would have taken place. Their demands were multiple poison pills to any feasible negotiations. And the consequences flowing from the course they favored would have been the perpetuation, if not escalation, of alarming tensions on the Korean Peninsula. By spurning their advice, Trump secured a worthwhile change in the dynamics of the U.S.-North Korean relationship. The rapprochement may yet falter, since there are still extremely serious disagreements between the two countries, but the summit was a beneficial reset that has reduced the danger of a catastrophic military confrontation. Because he focused on the achievable, Trump secured a modest, but constructive, gain both for the United States and the East Asian region.

The president has an opportunity for an even more important success in his upcoming summit with Putin. But even more than he did with North Korea, he needs to make major changes in current U.S. policy toward Russia and reject the advice and demands that Russophobic hardliners are pushing. Once again, the president must distinguish between achievable and unachievable goals. And he must be willing to make meaningful concessions to the Russian leader to secure the former.

Some of Washington’s existing demands are manifestly unrealistic. Russia is not going to reverse its annexation of Crimea and return that territory to Ukraine. The Kremlin’s move was at least partly a response to the clumsy and provocative actionsthat the United States and key European Union powers took to support demonstrators who unseated Ukraine’s elected, pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, before the expiration of his term. Moscow was not about to accept that Western power play and watch the region containing Russia’s main naval base come under the control of a manifestly hostile Ukrainian regime. Given the stakes involved, Russia is no more likely to withdraw from Crimea than Israel is likely to return the Golan Heights to Syria or Turkey return occupied northern Cyprus to the Republic of Cyprus. Persisting in an utterly unattainable demand regarding Crimea before U.S. and EU sanctions against Russia will be lifted is pointless.

Inducing the Kremlin to reduce and phase out its support for separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine is more achievable. Indeed, despite the hysterical allegations that appear periodically in the Western press, Russia’s backing of the insurgents has been quite limited and is far less than constituting an “invasion.” Putin shows little stomach for making Ukraine an arena for a full-fledged confrontation with the West.

A similar situation exists with respect to Syria. The Kremlin clearly wishes to see Bashar al-Assad remain in power, and given the extreme Islamist orientation of many of Assad’s opponents, that is not an outrageous position. Nevertheless, Putin has avoided establishing a large-scale Russian military, especially ground force, presence in that country. He apparently wishes to confine Moscow’s role to protecting its naval base at Tartus and assisting Assad’s military efforts with Russian air power. There appears to be an opportunity for Washington to gain assurances from the Kremlin that its involvement in Syria will not escalate and might even recede gradually.

To secure such goals, though, the U.S. would need to offer some appealing concessions to Putin. In exchange for ending Russian support of Ukrainian secessionists and confirming Moscow’s toleration of the anti-Russian regime in Kiev, Trump should be willing to sign an agreement pledging that the United States will neither propose not endorse NATO membership for Ukraine or Georgia. NATO’s previous waves of enlargement right up to Russia’s border were a key factor in the deterioration of the West’s relations with Moscow. It is time to end that provocation. In addition to that concession, Trump should pledge that NATO military exercises (war games) in Eastern Europe and the Black Sea will come to an end. In exchange, the United States ought to insist that Russian forces end their provocative deployments in Kaliningrad and along Russia’s frontier with NATO members.

With regard to Syria, Trump should inform Putin that the United States is ceasing its efforts to unseat Assad—a venture that has been a disaster, in any case. To reinforce that pledge, the United States should offer to withdraw all of its forces over the next year. Those moves would tacitly accept Russia as the leading foreign power in terms of influence in Syria. Such a concession is a simple recognition of reality. Syria is barely 600 miles from Russia’s border; it is 6,000 miles from the American homeland. Moscow’s interests are understandably more central than America’s, given that geographic factor alone.

In conducting serious negotiations with Putin, President Trump has an opportunity for a diplomatic (and public relations) success that would exceed his achievement with the Kim summit. To do so, however, he must make a major course correction in how the United States handles delicate and dangerous situations with adversaries. Indeed, he must take an important step in America’s willingness to relearn the techniques of achievable diplomacy.

Ted Galen Carpenter, a senior fellow in defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute and a contributing editor at The American Conservative, is the author of 10 books, the contributing editor of 10 books, and the author of more than 700 articles on international affairs.
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Ngay trước thềm trận bán kết World Cup 2018 với Anh, nội bộ ĐT Croatia đã xáo xào. Theo đó, LĐBĐ Croatia đã bất ngờ đuổi thẳng cổ trợ lý HLV Ognjen Vukojevic về nước.LĐBĐ Croatia đã loại trợ lý HLV Ognjen Vukojevic khỏi danh sách đội tuyển nước này này dự World Cup 2018 vì phát ngôn ảnh hưởng đến chính trị. Cụ thể, Vukojevic và cả ngôi sao đã ghi bàn cho tuyển Croatia trong trận gặp Nga là hậu vệ Domagoj Vida đã hét lên:"Hoan hô Ukraine!"...Cả hai cái tên này trước kia đều từng đầu quân cho đội bóng Ukraine là Dynamo Kiev nhưng việc dùng chiến thắng của đất nước màu cờ sắc áo để...
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WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump’s commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has been a pillar of U.S. security policy for more than half a century.

Might a reordering, or even a reduction, of U.S. forces in Europe be in the cards? Clues may come when Trump gathers Wednesday with NATO leaders in Brussels. The official agenda includes a plan for increasing the number of land, air and sea forces capable of reacting quickly in a European crisis, but overshadowing it are tensions generated by Trump’s view that the Europeans are slackers leaning unfairly on the U.S. military.

At the risk of deepening the rift with traditional allies, Trump will then hold a summit in Finland with Putin. On his departure from Washington on Tuesday, the president remarked that he “can’t say right now” if Putin is a friend or foe, but he predicted that his first summit with the Russian leader “may be the easiest” of all his meetings in Europe.

Such comments have stirred unease not just in Europe, but in Washington. A bipartisan resolution, set to be endorsed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, pointedly voices support for NATO as strategically important for the collective security of the trans-Atlantic region.

“Although the Atlantic alliance has weathered many crises over its lifetime, I now am concerned that the alliance will not survive Donald Trump,” said Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, who served as senior director for European affairs on the National Security Council during President Barack Obama’s first term.

“Because he isn’t arguing with allies about policy. He’s questioning the fundamental value of NATO to the United States. This antagonistic approach is generating an unprecedented debate in Europe and in Canada about whether the United States should be treated as friend or foe,” she said.

The demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 prompted a partial drawdown of U.S. forces from Europe, but every administration since then has concluded that keeping a U.S. military presence there was important for wider U.S. security, political and economic interests, and as a sign of solidarity with Europe. NATO has been a key part of the long U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, for example, and it is expected to agree this week to take a bigger training role in Iraq.

Trump, who has also questioned the U.S. military presence in Asia, is challenging those assumptions. That has been most plain in his antagonistic approach to Germany, the main host of U.S. forces in Europe. He has criticized the Germans for not spending enough on their own defense and has castigated the country for what he calls an overly liberal immigration policy. He also has placed Germany at the center of his complaints about a U.S.-European trade imbalance.

Derek Chollet, executive vice president of the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a think tank, says there is a clear connection between Trump’s criticism of German defense spending and reports that the Pentagon has undertaken a review of the cost of keeping troops in Europe.

“You cannot read this any other way” than looking at whether a U.S. troop reduction “is a feasible option for punishing them for their apparent lack of will,” said Chollet, who was the Pentagon’s assistant secretary for international security affairs during Obama’s second term.

He questions whether Trump fully understands the global significance of the U.S. military presence in Germany, including its hosting of the headquarters of U.S. Africa Command, which leads U.S. counterterrorism efforts in North Africa. Stuttgart also is headquarters for U.S. European Command. Among many other facilities, Germany hosts a U.S. military hospital at Landstuhl, the largest American hospital outside the United States.

In addition, NATO has proposed creating a new command in Germany to improve the way the alliance would move troops and equipment in a military crisis. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, told reporters this plan will be approved at the Brussels summit.

Notwithstanding Trump’s grumbles about America shouldering the defense burden of Europe, his administration plans to boost spending to support it.

In the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014 and its subsequent military incursion into eastern Ukraine, the Pentagon ramped up joint exercises in eastern and central Europe and spent billions on what it calls the European Deterrence Initiative aimed at Russia. After spending $3.4 billion on that initiative last year, the Trump administration has proposed boosting it to $6.5 billion in the 2019 budget year.

Trump’s Pentagon chief Jim Mattis is a former NATO commander and a leading advocate for sustaining the alliance, although he also has been pressuring allies to spend more on defense. Some of Mattis’ predecessors were even stronger in their criticisms. Robert Gates, for example, said in Brussels in 2011 that European penny-pinching and distaste for front-line combat in Afghanistan was putting the future of the alliance at risk. Gates said NATO faced a “dim if not dismal” future, not least because of what he called a diminishing patience in Congress for spending on Europe’s defense.

Trump, however, has taken this a step further by asserting that the Europeans are freeloaders taking advantage of American generosity.

In a new assessment of the NATO spending and burden-sharing issues, the Center for Strategic and International Studies called Trump’s language “uniquely divisive” and said NATO members’ contributions should be measured by more than simple budget numbers. The think tank was referring to the pledge at NATO’s 2014 summit meeting that members would “aim to move toward” spending at least 2 percent of gross domestic product on defense by 2024. By its count, only four of NATO’s 29 member countries met the 2 percent goal in 2017. They were the U.S., Greece, Britain and Estonia.

The report said a wider range of metrics should be used to measure an ally’s contributions to collective defense. It cited as an example Denmark, which has not met the 2 percent goal in recent years but has made important contributions in other ways, including with troop deployments to Afghanistan and by sacrificing significant trade with Russia by complying with sanctions.


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As US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to meet in Helsinki, all eyes are on what generally are regarded as the “usual” political issues that divide the world’s two foremost military powers: Ukraine, Syria, sanctions, claims of election interference, and so forth. This reflects the near-universal but erroneous view that this […]

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Das Assoziierungsabkommen einschließlich Freihandelszone sowie die Visaliberalisierung traten bereits 2017 in Kraft. Beim Gipfel Anfang der Woche rückte die Ukraine ein weiteres Stück Richtung EU.
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The US backed Iranian opposition are neither "revolutionary," nor even "in" Iran. Yet they have been designated as Washington's proxies of choice, and an alternative government they seek to place into power in Tehran. As the US-led proxy war in Syria reaches a relative stalemate and with time on Damascus and its allies' side, Washington's wider agenda of using the conflict as a stepping stone toward regime change in Iran is leading into a much larger conflict. Geopolitical expert F. William Engdahl has pointed out the means through which Western oil corporations have orchestrated global schemes to raise oil prices to make American shale oil production profitable. At the same time, the US has for years now used sanctions against Iran, political subversion in Venezuela, war in Libya, and proxy war in Ukraine to prevent Tehran, Caracas, Libya's opposition, and Moscow from benefiting long-term from higher oil prices. For Iran, undermining its oil revenues and reintroducing sanctions and secondary sanctions on nations that refuse to recognize America's withdrawal from the so-called Iran Nuclear Deal, is done in tandem with direct, covert subversion inside Iran itself. Together, these efforts seek to cripple Iran as a functional nation state, as well as reduce its influence through the Middle Eastern and Central Asian regions.
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Justin Trudeau says NATO has plans to tell Donald Trump that Russia poses a threat.

Why bother, though, when Don and Vlad have a bromance made in Hades--or is it on Broadway?

Arguing for the latter, here are the two alpha males singing a golden oldie by Mr. Porter (and, how perfect!, it first appeared in his show Anything Goes):
Don: If you ever have a scare, I'll be there.

Vlad: If you ever need to flee, call for me.

Don: If you're ever so angry, and Ukraine invade; accolade!

Both: It's bromance, bromance. It's what makes us crow-mance.

Don: When others' bromance have run aground, ours'll still astound.

Vlad: La de la de la de dum dum dum...

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LOT Polish Airlines next month introduces additional regional service to Ukraine, as the airline opened reservation for Bydgoszcz – Kiev Zhulyany route. From 03AUG18, Embraer E170/175 aircraft will operate this route twice a week.

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The first H&M store in Ukraine will present a full range of clothing and accessories, including the H&M x GP & J Baker collection. Later the brand will present global lines, for example, the recently announced MOSCHINO [tv] H&M line, and the Holiday collection. Also, the store will offer interior design and decorations H&M Home.

"The opening will take place at noon, the store will work until 10 p.m. The store will occupy an area of 2,900 square meters,” reads the company's press release.

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Measles Ukrainian health officials recorded an additional 1,021 measles cases in the past week, bringing the total cases for the year to 25,008. Of this total, 10,085 adults and 14,923 children have been affected. Most people suffered from measles in Lviv (only 4412 people: 1377 adults and 3035 children), Transcarpathian (total 2840 people: 521 adults and 2319 […]

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Die WM findet in einem Teil der Ex-Sowjetunion statt, in dem viele Klubs Dynamo hießen. Warum eigentlich? Ein Lexikon der Herausgeber von „Der Osten ist eine Kugel“
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Aranycsapat Eine Mannschaft (ungar. csapat) nicht aus Gold (ungar. arany), aber mit dem Roten Stern am Trikot, der zwei Jahre nach Bern als Akt der Revolution symbolisch aus der Fahne geschnitten wurde – rund war dieses Loch im Eckigen. Fußballgold in der Spielkunst sind Puskás‘ Drag-back-Goal (eins von sechs im „Jahrhundertspiel“ gegen England im Wembley 1953), Hidegkutis Tänzchen auf dem Taschentuch, das Olympiagold 1952. Ikonen sind eben in Gold gemalt. Straßen müssen nicht nach den Spielern heißen, sind die an der Donau doch im Gedächtnis, fahren als Porträts an einer E-Lok durchs Land. Für Straßen sind Dichter zuständig, z.B. Petőfi Sándor oder János Arany. Hidegkuti und Bozsik „haben“ Stadien, Grosics eine Torwartschule, auch Puskás ein Stadion, dazu immerhin eine Straße in Kispest – und eine Akademie im Dorf Felcsút, die blendet, keine Goldelf hat, nur eine Geldelf, eine „Geltelf“.

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Bananenflanke Kunstschuss; russ. сухой лист – wörtl. ‚trockener Bogen‘; die russische Metapher funktioniert anders, verweist eher auf die clevere Kunstfertigkeit und die Spielerintention des Tritts als auf die durch Rotation gekrümmte Flugbahn: Die Kugel wird unter Ausnutzung des Magnus-Effekts vor das Tor geschlenzt. Dieser Bananenbogen ist wie der Schluss einer Reise des Leders um die Erdkugel (шар), wie der offizielle WM-Ball (мяч) sie im космос (All) unternahm: Gestartet am 21. März 2018 mit Союз МС-08, zurückgekehrt am 3. Juni mit Союз МС-07, kreiste der mit der ISS auf ihrer Umlaufbahn um den Globus. Genau wonach also greift Jaschin auf dem WM-Plakat?

Pünktlich zum Anpfiff der WM im Luschniki wurde dieser Ball (мяч) von Zabivaka (Maskottchen), Hase und Wolf (Ну погоди!) oder der Bärin Tima (üblich in Pjatigorsk bei Spielen des FC Maschuk-KMW gegen Anguscht Nasran) auf den Anstoßpunkt gelegt. So „ballverliebt“ (Jochen Schmidt) sind die Organisatoren im Großen Land. „Pojechali!“

D

Dynamo Tiflis Der Verein trägt wie zahlreiche andere Klubs der vormals sozialistischen Staatenwelt den Namen der Sportorganisation Dynamo/Dinamo, der seinerzeit eine enge Verbindung zu den jeweiligen inneren „Sicherheits“-Organen anzeigte; von Minsk bis Tirana oder von Dresden bis Bukarest. Rekordmeister des unabhängigen Georgien, international freilich in der Bedeutungslosigkeit versunken. Dabei stand er in der Sowjetunion gemeinsam mit dem Kiewer Namensvetter (Rekordchampion mit 13 Titelgewinnen) für den Triumph der Ränder des Imperiums über das Zentrum, die Moskauer ‚Zentrale‘, den ‚großen Bruder‘ im Bunde vermeintlicher Völkerfreundschaft. Meister (1964, 1978) und Pokalsieger (1976, 1979) der Sojus sowie neben Dynamo Kiew (Gewinner 1975, 1986) einziger sowjetischer Europapokalsieger. Dieser größte Triumph der Vereinsgeschichte spiegelt zugleich die hierarchisierte Wahrnehmung des Fußballs und den hegemonialen Blick ‚gen Osten‘. Das innersozialistische Finale gegen Carl Zeiss Jena im Europacup der Pokalsieger 1981 wollten im zugigen Betonrund des Düsseldorfer Rheinstadions keine 5.000 Zuschauer sehen. Den 2:1-Siegtreffer erzielte Witali Darasselia, später dann Leidtragender beim Zeitschinden.

E

Ex oriente lux, die Schönheit beleuchteter abendlicher Fußballstadien sei ungültig wie ein abgelaufenes sportärztliches Attest – „wir können das nicht berücksichtigen“ (Péter Esterházy, Keine Kunst). Wir haben jedoch die Wendung ex oriente lux im Sinn angesichts einer Vielzahl äußerst markanter Flutlichtanlagen im östlichen Europa mit ihrer gleichsam doppelten Sichtbarkeit. Erklären ließe sich dieser Befund thesenhaft damit, dass Entwurf und Planung derartiger Anlagen Architekten und Ingenieuren in der Ära des Sozialismus eine willkommene ‚Spielwiese‘ für unikate Lösungen im Umfeld eines oft normiert-uniformen Bauens bot. Wer ihrem schönen Schein erliegen will, muss sich beeilen. Denn diese architektonisch-konstruktiven Landmarken im ‚Weichbild‘ der Stadt sind eine aussterbende Gattung und werden im Zuge moderner Arenaneubauten vielerorts aufgegeben.

F

Fettbemme Aspekte einer östlichen Kulinaristik des Fußballs: zsíros kenyér (ungar. Fettbrot), Schmalzstulle, Rostbratwurst, Bockwurst, kiełbasa z grilla (poln. Grillwurst) in polnischen Stadien, in rumänischen semințe (russ. семечки; geröstete, gesalzene Sonnenblumenkerne); nach dem Spiel lagen riesige Schalenberge in den Rängen. Kerne und Bier sind nun verbannt, sagt Mihai Mateiu (Cluj). Beim Bier weist die Sorte den Verein aus; ‚nur‘ alkoholfreies beim Auswärtsspiel. Frage; Was isst und trinkt eigentlich der Schiri?

K

Kunst Spätestens seit der Zwischenkriegszeit wird Fußball selbst auch als Kunstform wahrgenommen. Sie kennt den virtuosen Solisten wie das reibungslos aufspielende Ensemble des Kollektivkörpers. Die Ahnenreihe reicht etwa von Matthias Sindelar, der nach Alfred Polgar „Geist in den Beinen“ hatte, bis zu La Pulga, vom österreichischen Wunderteam der frühen 1930er bis zu Barça heute. Weniger bekannt sind die noch weiter zurückreichenden bravourösen Doppelpässe zwischen Fußball und Bildender Kunst. In Alexander Deinekas spezifischer Bildfindung erwuchsen „neue Landschaften mit dem grünen Viereck eines Fußballfeldes“. Als Erweiterung des Gattungsbegriffs ist das gleichsam die ‚Erfindung des Fallrückziehers‘ in der Malerei.

L

Loba Waleri Lobanowski (1939 – 2002), Poeten winden ihm Kränze, ein Fußballtechnokrat wie Ralf Rangnick nennt ihn seinen Lehrmeister. Schon als Spieler sichtbar ein Großer; „Rotblonde Sonnenblume“ heißt ihn Juri Rybtschinski ob seiner Schlaksigkeit und Haarfarbe. Meister der angeschnittenen Flanken und direkt verwandelten Eckbälle (von wegen, im Sozialismus gab es keine Bananen). Als Trainer v.a. mit Dynamo Kiew (EC-Sieger 1975, 1986), aber auch mit der Sbornaja (EM-Zweiter 1988) sehr erfolgreich. An drei Meisterschüler (Blochin, Belanow, Schewtschenko) ging der Ballon d’Or. Als großer Innovator im spieltaktischen und sportwissenschaftlichen Bereich ins internationale Fußball-Pantheon eingegangen. Im Zuge intensiver Identitätsdebatten und nun auch der ‚Dekommunisierung‘ in der Ukraine und besonders in Kiew als ,Neuer Heiliger‘ vielfach präsent. Vollführt das für ihn typische Wippen mit dem Oberkörper auf der Trainerbank nun vor dem nach ihm benannten Kiewer Dynamo-Stadion in bronzener Ewigkeit.

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Mitropa So heißt die legendäre Gesellschaft mit den roten Schlaf- und Speisewagen, die Deutschland auch in Teilungszeiten durch Direktverbindungen mit ganz Europa verbanden. Diese AG (auch in der DDR!) war nie Sponsor des gleichnamigen Fußballwettbewerbs in Mitteleuropa. Bei Hugo Meisls Mitropa-Pokal liefen Spielerikonen wie Sárosi, Meazza, Sindelar oder Bican auf, bespielten den Raum der verschwundenen Donaumonarchie elegant mit calcio danubiano. Der Mitropa-Cup war ab 1927 der maßgebliche internationale Vereinspokal und Vorläufer der UEFA-Europapokalkonkurrenzen. Die größte Mitropa-Gaststätte wiederum befand sich nicht etwa unter dem Decknamen Goetropa an der Germanistik der FU, sondern auf dem Leipziger Hauptbahnhof. Nicht überliefert ist, ob dort auf dem größten Kopfbahnhof Europas vor allem Lokpersonal oder Chemiker einkehrten – Schlosserjungs sicher seltener, Rote Sterne gab es in Leipzig noch nicht. Für Fußballer war die Brause bei der Mitropa seinerzeit fraglos schmackhafter.

P

Panenka Von ihm führen viele Wege ins weite Feld des Fußballs. War ja auch Spieler und ist Präsident eines Klubs, der die Weltenbummelei im Namen trägt, Bohemians Prag. Reiht sich in eine Galerie von Spielerikonen ‚aus dem Osten‘ (der hier die Mitte ist!): Jaschin, Strelzow, Blochin, Lato, Boniek, Masopust, Puskás, Albert, Stojković … Steht mit seinem finalen Kunstschuss in die Tormitte im EM-Finale gegen die BRD 1976 für das Sprichwörtlich-Werden im Fußball. Sepp Maier flog umsonst in die linke Ecke (wohin sonst, es ging ja gegen welche aus dem Ostblock).

Der Panenka-Heber (tschech. vršovický dloubák, Werschowitzer Heber, nach dem Stadtteil Vršovice, wo Bohemians beheimatet ist wie auch Slavia) wurde zum Erinnerungsort wie das Wunder von Bern, das Wembley-Tor, die Hand Gottes, das 6:3 der Magical Magyars gegen die seit 1066 zu Hause unbesiegten Engländer. Bescherte der ČSSR (samt allen Vorgängern und Nachläufern) den einzigen internationalen Titel, dies im Marakana [sic!], demjenigen von Belgrad, seinerzeit Stadion Roter Stern, bei den Brasilianern des (Süd-)Ostens. 1976 ging erstmals eine EM an ein nominell sozialistisches Land, Jugoslawien, dessen ‚Plavi‘ (‚Die Blauen‘) am Ende Vierte wurden. Panenka blieb nach seinem Wechsel ‚in den Westen‘ (1981) in der Monarchie, spielte u.a. in Wien und St. Pölten.

V

Vratar (russ. вратарь) Meint Torhüter, im Hochstalinismus etwa durch Lew Kassil (Torwart der Republik, 1937) zum Verteidiger des sozialistischen Vaterlandes stilisiert und auch visuell ikonisiert, wenn er bei Alexander Deineka (Torwart, 1934) die nahezu gesamte Bilddiagonale durchmessend nach einem an die Sonne erinnernden Ball – gleichsam etwas ,Höherem‘ – greift. Der sowjetische Hüter schlechthin, Lew Jaschin (1929 – 1990), galt Mitspielern und Gegnern trotz höchster Weihen stets als geerdet-sympathisch, Markenzeichen: Mütze, Kniebandage, Handschuhe (die er unter Keepern mit salonfähig machte), hielt mit seinen riesigen Pranken nicht nur zahllose Lederkugeln sicher, sondern auch als bislang einziger Torwart den Ballon d’Or für Europas Fußballer des Jahres (1963), bewies, dass jahrzehntelange Kettenraucher Weltklasseleistungen vollbringen können, wenn sie dies auch mit der Amputation beider Beine bezahlen müssen. Von Jewgeni Jewtuschenko – Lew Jaschin, 1989 – hymnisch zur Metapher für den Mut und die Weitsicht des Einzelnen ausgerufen, gesetzte Grenzen zu überschreiten und Räume neu zu ‚bespielen‘.

Z

Zeitschinden hätte dem Sieger des FDGB-Pokalendspiels 1968 nichts gebracht. Das war im Camp Nou 1982 anders. Am 4. Juli (WM-Zwischenrunde) ging‘s da ums Weiterkommen unter die besten Vier. Keiner der 22 Beteiligten netzte ein. Nach 90‘ gab es keinen Sieger, es sei denn die Zeit, die die Spieler der VR Polen jenen der UdSSR abnahmen. Die VR Polen kam mit ’nem Remis weiter! Unter besonderen Umständen habe Zeitverzögerung eine historische Rolle, dichtet József Keresztesi über das Match. ‚Zeitschinden‘ heißt polnisch grać na zwłokę (auf Verzug spielen), russisch тянуть время (die Zeit ziehen), ungarisch húzza az időt (die Zeit ziehen). Wurde die WM mit neuem Turniermodus also ab 1986 geschichtslos?

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<p>Moscou (AFP) - D'un côté, une vieille sélection emmenée par une nouvelle génération, l'Angleterre; et de l'autre, un jeune pays porté par un collectif dans la force de l'âge, la Croatie: qui des deux rejoindra la France dimanche en finale du Mondial-2018?La demie a lieu mercredi à Moscou.</p><p>"Peut-être que nous avons plusieurs joueurs plus expérimentés, mais nous avons aussi de jeunes joueurs", a assuré Mario Mandzukic, quand Andrej Kramaric explique: "les deux équipes ont de l'expérience donc je ne pense pas que cela fera forcément une différence".</p><p>- Deux ans de différence en moyenne -</p><p>Et la Croatie (27,3 ans en moyenne) laisse la part belle aux vieux grognards, de Mandzukic (32 ans) lui-même au gardien Danijel Subasic, 33 ans, en passant par les stars du milieu de terrain, Luka Modric (32) et Ivan Rakitic (30 ans).Une expérience précieuse pour garder la tête froide malgré les polémiques et les matches accrochés, les "Vatreni" ayant gagnés leurs deux derniers matches aux tirs au but.</p><p>Polémiques?Le sélectionneur Zlatko Dalic, méconnu mais loué par ses troupes, a débuté la compétition dans le lourd contexte de l'affaire Zdravko Mamic, du nom de l'ancien homme fort du football croate condamné à de la prison ferme début juin.Il a ensuite renvoyé chez lui l'attaquant de la Fiorentina Nikola Kalinic, coupable d'avoir refusé d'entrer en jeu lors du premier match de poules.</p><p>Il a enfin dû gérer un début de crise diplomatique quand un ancien international intégré au staff de la sélection, Ognjen Vukojevic, a publié une vidéo le montrant aux côtés d'un des buteurs du quart de finale, Domagoj Vida, célébrant l'élimination de la Russie au cri de "Gloire à l'Ukraine".</p><p>- "Là pour profiter" -</p><p>Rien de tout ça n'a entravé le climat euphorique dans lequel baignent les Croates."Il n'y a pas de raison d'être nerveux, il n'y a pas de pression, nous sommes là pour profiter de cette demi-finale, jouer du beau football et obtenir un résultat", a dit Dalic mardi.</p><p>Même topo côté anglais, où le sélectionneur Gareth Southgate (avec une troupe de 25,6 ans de moyenne d'âge) est déjà content d'être en demies."Tout le long du parcours nous avons été parmi les équipes les plus jeunes du tournoi, mais on n'est jamais vraiment sûr de jusqu'où cette équipe peut aller.L'appétit de ces joueurs est évident pour tout le monde".</p><p>C'est déjà une belle revanche pour le foot anglais: cela faisait vingt-huit ans que l'Angleterre n'avait plus pointé son nez en demi-finale d'un Mondial.C'était le 4 juillet 1990, à Turin, et la sélection aux Trois Lions s'était inclinée aux tirs au but contre le futur champion, l'Allemagne de l'Ouest de Lothar Matthäus.</p><p></p><p>- Episodes honteux -</p><p>L'Angleterre se repasse les images de "sa" finale du Mondial-1966 remportée à Wembley face à la RFA (4-2 a.p.), avec notamment un triplé de Geoff Hurst.Car depuis, les moments de se réjouir ont été rares, entre la demi-finale de 1990 ou les quarts de 1970, 1986, 2002, 2006...Ces dernières années, les épisodes honteux se sont succédés comme cette élimination au premier tour il y a quatre ans, au Brésil et cette sortie de route infamante dès les huitièmes de finale de l'Euro-2016, contre le petit poucet islandais."Après l'Islande, on savait qu'il fallait changer des trucs", avait expliqué le joueur de Tottenham Eric Dier."On savait qu'on ne pouvait plus laisser cela se reproduire."</p><p>Le nouveau sélectionneur, Gareth Southgate, est plébiscité, mais la nouvelle génération, Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Harry Maguire, le "M.coups de pied arrêtés" Kieran Trippier ou le gardien Jordan Pickford, ont aussi brillé.</p><p>"Il y a des joueurs fantastiques qui arrivent, c'est un moment très excitant pour le football anglais.J'espère qu'ils vont continuer à grandir, à apprendre, et à le faire au plus haut niveau des Coupes du Monde et des championnats d'Europe", explique Jordan Henderson, qui "espère gagner quelques trophées en route".Et si c'était dès dimanche?D'abord, la Croatie.</p><p></p>

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TT Club and its partner in Russia, the CIS countries and Baltics, Panditrans celebrate both TT Club’s 50th anniversary and their twenty-five year partnership in providing a unique insurance and risk management service to the freight industry.  TT Club insureds, both within the territory and those trading with the region, have enjoyed tailored extensive cover and accurate trusted advice on the special characteristics of this particular transport environment.There has been a steady increase in importance of the container to Russian trade that began some twenty-five years ago and it was then, in 1993, that Panditrans became TT Club’s representative in Russia.  At this time the Club wanted to have experts on the ground in what was, and remains, a rapidly changing freight transport environment serving one of the largest potential consumer markets in the world.  Panditrans, with its offices in Moscow, Russia and Odessa, Ukraine, as well as contacts throughout the region, has been a perfect fit with TT Club, serving the mutual’s membership of shipping lines, port and terminal operators and freight forwarding and logistics companies.The fact is that Russia presents a number of particular challenges to freight traffic.  Customs clearance errors in documentation can result in the confiscation of cargo, while uninsured subcontractors, and even fake ones, remains an on-going problem.  It still can be quite difficult to find a subcontractor with appropriate liability insurance with the result that freight forwarders hire uninsured carriers without clearly understanding that there is little chance of holding it liable for any loss as it has very little capital and few assets.In addition, the sub-standard nature of the region’s road and rail infrastructure causes more incidents that damage cargo and transport asset than might be expected to occur in other parts of the world.“It is this type of circumstance that is very particular to the Russian transport environment,” comments TT Club’s Regional Director for EMEA, Kevin King.  “This makes it essential to have indigenous, extensive expertise at the disposal of the Members.  I’m very pleased to say that Panditrans has, by partnering with the Club for the past twenty-five years, provided that expertise. I hope that TT Club Members will benefit from our partner’s guidance in a challenging political, economic and legislative environment for a long time to come.”  During this quarter of a century TT Club and Panditrans together have become adept at advising Members of the potential pitfalls in transporting freight to, from and around Russia and therefore been able to assess risk comprehensively and advise on appropriate cover.  Throughout this period Panditrans has handled in excess of 20,000 claims, benefiting TT Club Members with its in-house surveying, legal and customs expertise, together with its knowledge of the market to allow the identification of the most appropriate option to investigate and defend a claim.  Furthermore, Panditrans’ extensive contacts with insurance and regulatory inspectorates, customs authorities and law enforcement bodies throughout the territory, are unique, enabling the complete legal and ethical position to be established.To mark TT Club’s 50th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of this successful partnership, TT Club and Panditrans held a celebratory dinner at the iconic Metropol Hotel in central Moscow in April. Over 150 guests attended and included some of the five hundred companies insured by TT Club in the region from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and of course Russia.  An honoured guest was Vladimir Tian, the General Director of Sovtransavto, TT Club’s first and oldest Member that began its relationship with the Club in 1989.TT Club was founded in 1968 by some of the early adopters of the unitisation of cargo, the container. From its inception, the Club has had a philosophy of listening to its Members and sharing their experiences to make the industry safer and to minimise risk whilst lobbying for and embracing change when and where it’s required. The Club has marked its 50th anniversary by issuing a report entitled ‘Brave new world? – Container transport in 2043’. This is a wide-ranging, qualitative report, produced jointly with McKinsey & Company, summarising the thoughts and opinions of industry leaders on what the future holds for the container industry.Kirill Berezov, Managing Director of Panditrans commented, “We are proud of our long and successful history with TT Club.  Both the number and variety of our guests at the celebration is testimony to the standard of service Panditrans and TT Club together have provided to the market.  Senior figures from both global carriers and forwarders, as well as Russian transport companies, ports and rail and road operators have supported us.  Brokers also have shown their appreciation of our services for which we are grateful.”TT Club

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1. A cut-and-paste kiddie porn collage perv is rearrested for violating his probation. One guess what for.

2. Sgt. Hugh Barry's indictment is bullshit.

3. A Long Island man sentenced to 60 years for receiving made-to-order child porn from a woman in Ukraine. 

and much more.

with Seth Barron (Associate Editor of City Journal, @NYCcouncilwatch)


          Skomentuj „The Times”: Po Mundialu Rosja może ponownie zaatakować, którego autorem jest peter      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Malo prawdopodobne zeby Putin byl na tyle glupi I oficialnie zaatakowal Ukraine Donieck bedzie raczej jak 2gie Nadniestrze
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Bei der jüngsten Ausweitung der EU-Sanktionen gegen Russland wurde insbesondere der Bau der Krim-Brücke berücksichtigt, sagte der Präsident des Europäischen Rates, Donald Tusk, auf einer Pressekonferenz nach dem EU-Ukraine-Gipfel. „Kürzlich haben wir die Liste der Personen erweitert, denen die Einreise in die Europäische Union untersagt ist. Dies geschah insbesondere nach auf der Krim durchgeführten russischen […]
          Has That Manchurian "President" Been A Russian Asset For Three Decades? Will Mueller Ever Tell Us?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Useful Idiots, Enablers by Chip Proser

I'm guessing Jonathan Chait and Glenn Greenwald are not sitting down for some blinis and caviar at the Russian Tea Room any time soon. Chait's New York magazine collusion column over the weekend, Will Trump Be Meeting With His Counterpart-- Or His Handler, is the kind of thing that sends Trumpists-- as well as Greenwald-- into a rage. Chait wrote that when the news of the Russian hack of the DNC broke in June, 2016, "nobody raised the faintest suspicions that Russia wished to alter the outcome of the election, let alone that Trump or anybody connected with him might have been in cahoots with a foreign power. It was a third-rate cyberburglary. Nothing to see here." Since then "trying to discern the size and shape of the scandal is an exercise in uncertainty." The legitimacy of the Trumpist regime is at stake... The media," Chait asserts, "has treated the notion that Russia has personally compromised the president of the United States as something close to a kook theory" and then proposes that an "unlikely but possible" theory "that this is all much worse than we suspect," that Trump has been a Russian agent since the late '80s.
The first intimations that Trump might harbor a dark secret originated among America’s European allies, which, being situated closer to Russia, have had more experience fending off its nefarious encroachments. In 2015, Western European intelligence agencies began picking up evidence of communications between the Russian government and people in Donald Trump’s orbit. In April 2016, one of the Baltic states shared with then–CIA director John Brennan an audio recording of Russians discussing funneling money to the Trump campaign. In the summer of 2016, Robert Hannigan, head of the U.K. intelligence agency GCHQ, flew to Washington to brief Brennan on intercepted communications between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The contents of these communications have not been disclosed, but what Brennan learned obviously unsettled him profoundly. In congressional testimony on Russian election interference last year, Brennan hinted that some Americans might have betrayed their country. “Individuals who go along a treasonous path,” he warned, “do not even realize they’re along that path until it gets to be a bit too late.” In an interview this year, he put it more bluntly: “I think [Trump] is afraid of the president of Russia. The Russians may have something on him personally that they could always roll out and make his life more difficult.”

...[This theory] would mean the Russia scandal began far earlier than conventionally understood and ended later-- indeed, is still happening. As Trump arranges to meet face-to-face and privately with Vladimir Putin later this month, the collusion between the two men metastasizing from a dark accusation into an open alliance, it would be dangerous not to consider the possibility that the summit is less a negotiation between two heads of state than a meeting between a Russian-intelligence asset and his handler.

It is often said that Donald Trump has had the same nationalistic, zero-sum worldview forever. But that isn’t exactly true. Yes, his racism and mendacity have been evident since his youth, but those who have traced the evolution of his hypernationalism all settle on one year in particular: 1987. Trump “came onto the political stage in 1987 with a full-page ad in the New York Times attacking the Japanese for relying on the United States to defend it militarily,” reported Edward Alden, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. “The president has believed for 30 years that these alliance commitments are a drain on our finite national treasure,” a White House official told the Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin. Tom Wright, another scholar who has delved into Trump’s history, reached the same conclusion. “1987 is Trump’s breakout year. There are only a couple of examples of him commenting on world politics before then.”

What changed that year? One possible explanation is that Trump published The Art of the Deal, which sped up his transformation from an aggressive, publicity-seeking New York developer to a national symbol of capitalism. But the timing for this account does not line up perfectly-- the book came out on November 1, and Trump had begun opining loudly on trade and international politics two months earlier. The other important event from that year is that Trump visited Moscow.

During the Soviet era, Russian intelligence cast a wide net to gain leverage over influential figures abroad. (The practice continues to this day.) The Russians would lure or entrap not only prominent politicians and cultural leaders, but also people whom they saw as having the potential for gaining prominence in the future. In 1986, Soviet ambassador Yuri Dubinin met Trump in New York, flattered him with praise for his building exploits, and invited him to discuss a building in Moscow. Trump visited Moscow in July 1987. He stayed at the National Hotel, in the Lenin Suite, which certainly would have been bugged. There is not much else in the public record to describe his visit, except Trump’s own recollection in The Art of the Deal that Soviet officials were eager for him to build a hotel there. (It never happened.)

Trump returned from Moscow fired up with political ambition. He began the first of a long series of presidential flirtations, which included a flashy trip to New Hampshire. Two months after his Moscow visit, Trump spent almost $100,000 on a series of full-page newspaper ads that published a political manifesto. “An open letter from Donald J. Trump on why America should stop paying to defend countries that can afford to defend themselves,” as Trump labeled it, launched angry populist charges against the allies that benefited from the umbrella of American military protection. “Why are these nations not paying the United States for the human lives and billions of dollars we are losing to protect their interests?”

Trump’s letter avoided the question of whom the U.S. was protecting those countries from. The primary answer, of course, was the Soviet Union. After World War II, the U.S. had created a liberal international order and underwritten its safety by maintaining the world’s strongest military. A central goal of Soviet, and later Russian, foreign policy was to split the U.S. from its allies.

The safest assumption is that it’s entirely coincidental that Trump launched a national campaign, with himself as spokesman, built around themes that dovetailed closely with Soviet foreign-policy goals shortly after his Moscow stay. Indeed, it seems slightly insane to contemplate the possibility that a secret relationship between Trump and Russia dates back this far. But it can’t be dismissed completely. How do you even think about the small but real chance-- 10 percent? 20 percent?-- that the president of the United States has been covertly influenced or personally compromised by a hostile foreign power for decades?

Russian intelligence gains influence in foreign countries by operating subtly and patiently. It exerts different gradations of leverage over different kinds of people, and uses a basic tool kit of blackmail that involves the exploitation of greed, stupidity, ego, and sexual appetite. All of which are traits Trump has in abundance.



Throughout his career, Trump has always felt comfortable operating at or beyond the ethical boundaries that constrain typical businesses. In the 1980s, he worked with La Cosa Nostra, which controlled the New York cement trade, and later employed Michael Cohen and Felix Sater, both of whom have links to the Russian Mafia. Trump habitually refused to pay his counterparties, and if the people he burned (or any journalists) got in his way, he bullied them with threats. Trump also reportedly circulated at parties for wealthy men featuring cocaine and underage girls.

One might think this notoriety immunizes Trump from blackmail. Curiously, however, Trump’s tolerance for risk has always been matched by careful control over information. He maintains a fanatical secrecy about his finances and has paid out numerous settlements to silence women. The combination of a penchant for compromising behavior, a willingness to work closely with criminals, and a desire to protect aspects of his privacy makes him the ideal blackmail target.

It is not difficult to imagine that Russia quickly had something on Trump, from either exploits during his 1987 visit or any subsequent embarrassing behavior KGB assets might have uncovered. But the other leverage Russia enjoyed over Trump for at least 15 years is indisputable-- in fact, his family has admitted to it multiple times. After a series of financial reversals and his brazen abuse of bankruptcy laws, Trump found it impossible to borrow from American banks and grew heavily reliant on unconventional sources of capital. Russian cash proved his salvation. From 2003 to 2017, people from the former USSR made 86 all-cash purchases-- a red flag of potential money laundering-- of Trump properties, totaling $109 million. In 2010, the private-wealth division of Deutsche Bank also loaned him hundreds of millions of dollars during the same period it was laundering billions in Russian money. “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” said Donald Jr. in 2008. “We don’t rely on American banks. We have all the funding we need out of Russia,” boasted Eric Trump in 2014.

Since Vladimir Putin, a former KGB agent, rose to power in 1999, money has become a key source of Russian political leverage. The Russian state (and hence Putin) controls the most lucrative sectors of its economy, and Russian investment is not designed solely to maximize return. Shady business transactions offer the perfect cover for covert payments, since just about the entire Russian economy is shady. Trump’s adamant refusal to disclose his tax returns has many possible explanations, but none is more obvious than the prospect that he is hiding what are effectively bribes.

During the Obama administration, Russia grew more estranged from the United States as its aggressive behavior toward its neighbors triggered hostile responses from NATO. Putin grew increasingly enamored of reactionary social theories portraying traditional, conservative, Christian Europe as pitted in a civilizational struggle against both decadent liberalism and radical Islam. Also during this time, Trump carved out a brand as a populist hero of the right by publicly questioning Obama’s birthplace and legitimacy.

In July 2013, Trump visited Moscow again. If the Russians did not have a back-channel relationship or compromising file on Trump 30 years ago, they very likely obtained one then. Former FBI director James Comey recounts in his book that Trump was obsessed with reports that he had been recorded in a hotel room watching prostitutes urinate on a bed that Barack Obama had once slept in. Trump, Comey wrote, “argued that it could not be true because he had not stayed overnight in Moscow but had only used the hotel room to change his clothes.” The journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn have reconstructed Trump’s trip to Moscow and established that he did in fact stay overnight.

This was not the only allegation Trump forcefully and implausibly denied in his early meetings with Comey. He also denied that he had offered a pornographic-film star money to come to his room, grabbed a woman sitting next to him on an airplane, and mocked a disabled reporter at a rally. The other denials have gained no credence in the media. (Indeed, the last incident was broadcast on national television.) But Trump’s dismissal of the Moscow-hotel-room allegation has been given the benefit of the doubt by most reporters, who typically describe the charge as “salacious” and “unverified,” which it most certainly is, and treat that to mean “absurd,” which it is not. There is growing reason to think the pee tape might indeed exist.

There has never been much doubt about Russia’s motive to engineer a caper like this. Russian intelligence has a documented and long-standing practice of gathering compromising intelligence on visiting dignitaries. The use of prostitutes and the bugging of hotel rooms are standard. The skepticism has instead focused on both the source of the allegations, former British-intelligence official turned private investigator Christopher Steele, and Trump himself.

Steele’s dossier burst into public view in January 2017, introducing so many astonishing claims into the public domain that it read like politicized fiction, a modern-day Protocols of the Elders of Zion. “There has been no public corroboration of the salacious allegations against Mr. Trump, nor of the specific claims about coordination between his associates and the Russians,” the Times stated authoritatively last fall. “In fact, some of those claims have been challenged with supporting evidence. For instance, Mr. Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, produced his passport to rebut the dossier’s claim that he had secret meetings in Prague with a Russian official last year.”

The truth is that much of the reporting of the Russia scandal over the past 18 months has followed the contours of what Steele’s sources told him. Steele reported that “the Kremlin had been feeding Trump and his team valuable intelligence on his opponents, including Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton,” in June 2016, days after the Trump Tower meeting occurred but a year before it would be publicly confirmed. Steele obtained early news of the Kremlin’s strategy to exploit divides within the Democratic Party through social media; the role of Carter Page, a member of Trump’s foreign-policy team whom Russia had been trying to cultivate as a spy since at least 2013; and other now-familiar elements of the story.

Even the accusations in the dossier that have purportedly been refuted have gained support from law enforcement. Mueller has reportedly obtained evidence that Cohen actually did visit Prague during the 2016 campaign, contrary to his denials. The FBI has learned that Cohen “was in frequent contact with foreign individuals” who “had knowledge of or played a role in 2016 election meddling,” according to BuzzFeed News.

Then there is Trump himself. While the president’s character has never been exactly deemed above reproach, some doubts have lingered about whether he would really hire prostitutes to defile a bed merely because Obama had slept there and whether a tape of such a thing would truly shame him.

These questions have been answered in the affirmative. Trump’s payment of hush money to Stormy Daniels and other women proves that he holds his sexual privacy dear. And the obsessive hatred of Obama that grew out of Trump’s humiliation at the 2011 White House Correspondents’ Dinner has blossomed into a perverse and often self-destructive mania. People both inside and outside the administration report that Trump will ultimately pick whatever option he believes is the negation of Obama’s legacy. “He will ask: ‘Did Obama approve this?’ And if the answer is affirmative, he will say: ‘We don’t,’” a European diplomat told BuzzFeed News.

Isikoff and Corn reported that Trump and many of the people who accompanied him on the 2013 trip to Moscow had, earlier that year, visited a club in Las Vegas that regularly performed “simulated sex acts of bestiality and grotesque sadomasochism,” including shows in which strippers simulated urinating. Isikoff and Corn do not establish what kind of performance was on display the night Trump visited. It may or may not have involved bodily fluids. But the notion that a display of exotic sex acts lies totally outside the range of behavior Trump would enjoy is quaint and unfounded.

It’s not necessary to believe that Putin always knew he might install Trump in the Oval Office to find the following situation highly plausible: Sometime in 2015, the Russian president recognized that he had, in one of his unknown number of intelligence files, an inroad into American presidential politics. The Republican nominees from 2008 and 2012 had both run on a hawkish position against Russia (Mitt Romney had called the country America’s “No. 1 geopolitical foe”). Now, on the fringes of the GOP primaries, there was a candidate opening up what was, from Putin’s standpoint, a much-needed flank against not just Obama but his former secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aggressive position against Russia.

Trump praised Putin’s toughness and called for a thaw in relations between the two countries. At first, Putin likely considered him simply a way to goad his American foes. Then Trump captured the nomination and his value increased exponentially.

At that point, it would have been strange if Russia didn’t help Trump. After all, Russians covertly support allied politicians abroad all the time. Putin naturally sees intelligence work as central to foreign policy, and his foreign policy is fundamentally threatened by democratic, socially progressive Western Europe. During his tenure, Russia has formed overt or covert ties to right-wing parties in France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Greece, and Bulgaria. France’s right-wing party received an $11 million loan from Russia; its counterparts in Bulgaria and Greece were alleged (but not proved) to have taken funding under the table, too. More often, Russians intermingle financial dealings with political subterfuge in a complex web that appears superficially legitimate.


...For all the ambiguous, suspicious facts surrounding Trump’s ties to Russia, Manafort’s role is the most straightforward. He is an utterly amoral consultant and spent at least a decade directly advancing Russian foreign-policy interests while engaging in systemic corruption.

The story begins in 2005, when Manafort proposed to work for billionaire Russian aluminum magnate Oleg Deripaska. Manafort, a Republican operative who had hired himself out to a variety of global villains, promised he would “influence politics, business dealings, and news coverage inside the United States, Europe, and former Soviet Republics to benefit President Vladimir Putin’s government” in a memo described by the Associated Press.

Russia’s oligarchs put their wealth and power at Putin’s disposal, or they don’t remain oligarchs for long. This requirement is not lost on Deripaska. “I don’t separate myself from the state,” Deripaska told the Financial Times in 2007. “I have no other interests.” A 2006 U.S. diplomatic cable described him as “among the 2-3 oligarchs Putin turns to on a regular basis.” Working for Deripaska meant working for Putin.

There’s no doubt Manafort’s offer was taken up. Deripaska hired Manafort for $10 million a year, and Manafort worked to advance Russian interests in Ukraine, Georgia, and Montenegro. Manafort brought on as his business partner in these endeavors Konstantin Kilimnik, a former member of Russia’s foreign military-intelligence agency who-- according to an indictment by Mueller — still has ties to Russian intelligence.

The mystery is exactly when, or whether, Manafort’s service to Deripaska-- which is to say, to Putin-- ended. He has hidden many of his proceeds and indeed now faces charges of money laundering. In 2010, Manafort received a $10 million loan from Deripaska, which he funneled through his shell company. (Manafort had used the same shell company to buy an apartment in Trump Tower, for cash, in 2006.)

Spending lavishly and deep in debt, Manafort went underground in 2014. Deripaska, seeking to recover funds he believed Manafort owed him, went to court, where one of his lawyers stated, “It appears that Paul Manafort and Rick Gates”-- Manafort’s longtime associate-- “have simply disappeared.” Two years later, Manafort resurfaced as Trump’s campaign manager, with Gates as his deputy, and set out to use his position to regain favor with his estranged patron. In leaked emails to Kilimnik, Manafort referred to his new standing and asked, “How do we use to get whole?” Kilimnik assured Manafort, “We will get back to the original relationship.” That is, Manafort was asking about, and Kilimnik was confirming, the possibility of trading his position as Trump’s campaign manager for debt forgiveness from Deripaska.

This much was clear in March 2016: The person who managed the campaign of a pro-Russian candidate in Ukraine was now also managing the campaign of a pro-Russian candidate in the United States. And Trump’s campaign certainly looked like the same play Putin had run many times before: Trump inflamed internal ethnic division, assailed the corruption of the elite, attacked Western allies while calling for cooperation with Russia, and sowed distrust in the fairness of the vote count. And in addition to deploying social-media bots and trolls, Russia apparently spent directly to help elect Trump. The FBI is investigating Alexander Torshin, a Russian banker who built ties to Republicans and allegedly funneled campaign funds to the National Rifle Association, which spent three times as much to help Trump as it had on behalf of Romney four years earlier.

Trump surrounded himself with several staffers, in addition to Manafort, with unusually close ties to Russia. His national-security adviser, Michael Flynn, had traveled to Moscow in 2015 to fête Putin at a banquet; George Papadopoulos met with Russian officials during the campaign; Russia had marked Carter Page as a possible asset. Michael Cohen and Felix Sater, the two business associates of Trump’s with decades-long ties to Russian organized crime, engaged in a mix of diplomatic and commercial negotiations with Russia during the campaign.


Several Trump advisers knew Russia was working to help Trump. Papadopoulos let it slip that Russia had dirt on Clinton; Roger Stone, a former longtime business partner of Manafort’s who communicated regularly with Trump throughout the campaign, knew what material WikiLeaks had obtained, according to two associates. Stone also repeatedly boasted of his back-channel contacts to Julian Assange and flaunted advance knowledge of what dirt Assange had. Between a pair of phone conversations Donald Jr. had to set up his Trump Tower meeting, he spoke with someone with a blocked phone number. (His father has a blocked phone number.) John K. Mashburn, a former campaign and current White House staffer, testified in March that he recalled receiving an email in early 2016 that Russia had negative information on Clinton.

Russia’s hacking appears, in short, to have been common knowledge within the campaign. Despite that, Trump repeatedly denied that Russia had any involvement with the email hacking, suggesting China or a 400-pound man might be the true culprit. Trump and his advisers also made at least 20 false public denials that they had any contact with Russian officials during the campaign.

...One example of the kind Trump’s campaign may still be hiding came briefly to light two summers ago. In July 2016, a loose-knit community of computer scientists and cybersecurity experts discovered a strange pattern of online traffic between two computer servers. One of those servers belonged to Alfa Bank in Moscow and the other to the Trump Organization. Alfa Bank’s owners had “assumed an unforeseen level of prominence and influence in the economic and political affairs of their nation,” as a federal court once put it.

The analysts noted that the traffic between the two servers occurred during office hours in New York and Moscow and spiked in correspondence with major campaign events, suggesting it entailed human communication rather than bots. More suspiciously, after New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau asked Alfa Bank about it but before he brought it up with the Trump campaign, the server in Trump Tower shut down. The timing strongly implied Alfa Bank was communicating with Trump.

In October, Slate’s Franklin Foer broke the story of the servers and the computer scientists’ analysis about what it seemed to mean, which he called “a suggestive body of evidence that doesn’t absolutely preclude alternative explanations.” When Foer’s story landed, the political world treated it as insane. Vox, which had dismissed reports about Trump’s secret Russian ties as “poorly evidenced conspiracy theories,” savaged the server report. The Intercept called it “wacky.” Lichtblau reported that the FBI was investigating the server but that it “ultimately concluded that there could be an innocuous explanation, like a marketing email or spam, for the computer contacts.”

That story became famous primarily for its headline conclusion, “Investigating Donald Trump, FBI Sees No Clear Link to Russia.” And yet, CNN reported in March 2017 that the FBI’s investigation into the server remained open. Meanwhile, the biggest mystery of Foer’s story-- why did Trump and Russia need a computer server to communicate?-- now has a coherent answer.

It was already apparent in 2016 that the highest-profile parts of Russia’s messaging machine, like RT and Sputnik, were biased toward Trump. But now we know that its social-media activity employed precise demographic and geographic targeting — far more precise than a foreign country would be expected to have and notably concentrated on “key demographic groups in areas of the states that turned out to be pivotal,” CNN reported. That information is highly valuable: When a Republican staffer named Aaron Nevins received stolen Democratic Party voter-profile data from Guccifer 2.0, the Russian-backed hacker, that summer, he wrote to the hacker, “This is probably worth millions of dollars.” The Alfa Bank server connection might not have been put to the exact same kind of collaborative purpose, but Russia’s social-media operation needed some fine-grained expertise to direct its targeted messages. It likely got it from somebody connected to Trump and quite possibly used the server to transmit directly with Trump Tower. If that server was transmitting data to and from Moscow, who in Trump Tower was feeding it?

...Now that he’s in office, Trump’s ties to Russia have attracted close scrutiny, and he has found his room to maneuver with Putin sharply constrained by his party. In early 2017, Congress passed sanctions to retaliate against Russia’s election attack. Trump lobbied to weaken them, and when they passed by vetoproof supermajorities, he was reportedly “apoplectic” and took four days to agree to sign the bill even knowing he couldn’t block it. After their passage, Trump has failed to enforce the sanctions as directed.

Trump also moved to return to Russia a diplomatic compound that had been taken by the Obama administration; announced that he and Putin had “discussed forming an impenetrable Cyber Security unit” to jointly guard against “election hacking”; and congratulated the Russian strongman for winning reelection, despite being handed a card before the call warning: “Do not congratulate.”

More recently, as Trump has slipped the fetters that shackled him in his first year in office, his growing confidence and independence have been expressed in a series of notably Russophilic moves. He has defied efforts by the leaders of Germany, France, Britain, and Canada to placate him, opening a deep rift with American allies. He announced that Russia should be allowed back into the G7, from which it had been expelled after invading Ukraine and seizing Crimea. Trump later explained that Russia had been expelled because “President Obama didn’t like [Putin]” and also because “President Obama lost Crimea, just so you understand. It’s his fault-- yeah, it’s his fault.”

During the conference, Trump told Western leaders that Crimea rightfully belongs to Russia because most of its people speak Russian. In private remarks, he implored French president Emmanuel Macron to leave the European Union, promising a better deal. Trump also told fellow leaders “NATO is as bad as NAFTA”-- reserving what for Trump counts as the most severe kind of insult to describe America’s closest military alliance. At a rally in North Dakota last month, he echoed this language: “Sometimes our worst enemies are our so-called friends or allies, right?”

Last summer, Putin suggested to Trump that the U.S. stop having joint military exercises with South Korea. Trump’s advisers, worried the concession would upset American allies, talked him out of the idea temporarily, but, without warning his aides, he offered it up in negotiations with Kim Jong-un. Again confounding his advisers, he has decided to arrange a one-on-one summit with Putin later this month, beginning with a meeting between the two heads of state during which no advisers will be present.

...Trump’s determination to conciliate Putin can’t be dismissed as casual trolling or some idle attraction to a friendly face. It has a serious cost: He is raising suspicions among the public, and among probably some hawkish Republican senators, whose support he very much needs against Mueller. His motive for these foreign-policy moves is obviously strong enough in his mind to be worth prolonging an investigation he is desperate to terminate.

There is one other way in which Trump’s behavior has changed in recent months. As Mueller has plunged deeper into his murky dealings with Russia, the president has increasingly abandoned the patina of innocence. Trump used to claim he would be vindicated, and his advisers insisted his periodic fits sprang from an irrational resentment that Mueller was tarnishing his election and obscuring his achievements.



Trump barely puts much effort into predicting a clean bill of health anymore. He acts like a man with a great deal to hide: declining to testify, dangling pardons to keep witnesses from incriminating him, publicly chastising his attorney general for not quashing the whole investigation, and endorsing Russia’s preposterous claims that it had nothing to do with the election at all. (“Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!” he tweeted last month, contradicting the conclusion of every U.S. intelligence agency.) Trump’s behavior toward Russia looks nothing like that of a leader of a country it attacked and exactly like that of an accessory after the fact.

“After” could be optimistic. The logic of Russia’s role in helping Trump has not changed since the election. If Trump’s campaign hired hackers to penetrate his opponent’s communications or voting machines, they would risk arrest. But Putin can hire hackers with impunity. Mueller can indict Russians, and he has, but he can’t arrest them unless they decide to leave Russia. Outsourcing Trump’s hacking work to Putin made perfect sense for both men in 2016, and still does.

And if you’re Putin, embarking upon a coveted summit with the most Russophilic president since World War II, who is taking a crowbar to the alliance of your enemies, why wouldn’t you help him in 2018 and 2020? Ever since the fall of 2016, when Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell privately turned down an Obama-administration proposal for a bipartisan warning to Russia not to interfere in the election, the underlying dynamic has been set: Most Republicans would rather win an election with Putin’s help than lose one without it. The Democrats, brimming with rage, threaten to investigate Russian activity if they win a chamber of Congress this November. For Putin to redouble his attack-- by hacking into voting machines or some other method-- would be both strategic and in keeping with his personality. Why stop now?

Meanwhile, the White House has eliminated its top cybersecurity position. That might simply reflect a Republican bias against bureaucratic expertise. But it might also be just what it looks like: The cop on the beat is being fired because his boss is in cahoots with the crooks.

Shortly before Trump’s inauguration, according to Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, Israeli intelligence officials gathered at CIA headquarters, where they were told something astonishing: Russia, the agency believed, had “leverages of pressure” over the incoming president. Therefore, the agency advised the Israelis to consider the possibility that Trump might pass their secrets on to Russia. The Israelis dismissed the warning as outlandish. Who could believe that the world’s most powerful country was about to hand its presidency to a Russian dupe? That the United States government had, essentially, fallen?

A few months later, Trump invited Russian diplomats into the Oval Office. He boasted to them that he had fired “nut job” James Comey. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” At the same meeting, Trump passed on to the Russians a highly sensitive intelligence secret Israel had captured from a valuable source inside ISIS. It was the precise danger Israel had been cautioned about.

Like many of the suspicious facts surrounding Trump’s relations with Russia, it was possible to construct a semi-innocent defense. Maybe he just likes to brag about what he knows. Maybe he’s just too doddering to remember what’s a secret. And as often happens, these unwieldy explanations gained general acceptance. It seemed just too crazy to consider the alternative: It was all exactly what it appeared to be.



Today, only 2 senators-- Rand Paul (R-KY) and Mike Lee (R-UT)-- voted against Jack Reed's amendment-- cosponsored by, among others, Pat Toomey (R-PA), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA)-- reaffirming the American commitment to NATO-- a very direct slap in the face of Trump and his affinity to Putin and the Kremlin. It passed 97-2. Also, earlier today, the Center for American Progress, released a new report from their Moscow Project, Putin's Payout: 10 Ways Trump Has Supported Putin's Foreign Policy Agenda. The gist of it:
Putin’s Goal: Weaken and divide the transatlantic alliance.
Putin’s Payout: Trump undermines US relationships with European allies and calls the US’s commitment to NATO into question.
Putin’s Goal: Degrade the European Union and foster pro-Russian political movements.
Putin’s Payout: Trump attacks the EU and actively supports anti-EU, Kremlin-backed parties.
• Putin’s Goal: Disrupt American leadership of the global economic order.
Putin’s Payout: Trump is eagerly pushing for an all-out trade war with Europe.
 Putin’s Goal: Build global resentment and distrust towards the US and stoke anti-American sentiment.
Putin’s Payout: America’s closest allies are explicitly suspicious and distrusting of the US because of Trump’s rhetoric and actions.
 Putin’s Goal: Relieve economic and domestic political pressure from US sanctions on Russia.
Putin’s Payout: Trump tries to roll back, impede, and blunt the impact of sanctions at every step.
 Putin’s Goal: Legitimize his regime in the eyes of the world.
Putin’s Payout: Trump repeatedly praises and defends Putin, lending the weight of the US presidency providing validation towards Putin’s cause.
Putin’s Goal: Revive Russia’s status as a great power and gain international recognition for its illegal seizure of Crimea.
Putin’s Payout: Trump publicly says that Crimea is part of Russia and calls for Russia to be welcomed back into the international community with no concessions.
Putin’s Goal: Continue to sow discord in Western democracies and avoid repercussions for interfering in US and European elections.
Putin’s Payout: Trump dismisses Russian interference and has done nothing to prevent future meddling, putting him at odds with his own intelligence community.
Putin’s Goal: Soften America’s adversarial stance toward Russia.
Putin’s Payout: Trump is shifting the Republican Party’s generations-long hawkish views on Russia.
Putin’s Goal: Destabilize the US from within.
Putin’s Payout: Trump attacks US institutions while driving divisive politics and eroding democratic norms.


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The Greek government has decided to expel two Russian diplomats, and ban the entry into Greece of two more, accusing them of intrusion into domestic affairs and illegal acts against Greece’s national security. More specifically, Athens is accusing the Russian diplomats of efforts to extract and circulate information, and to bribe Greek state operatives, which […]

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          US Senate presents draft resolution condemning illegal annexation of Crimea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Senate of the United States of America has submitted a draft resolution condemning the illegal attempts of the Russian Federation to occupy the Ukrainian Crimea, the press service of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States has said. “A bipartisan group of senators headed by Robert Menendez, co-chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations […]

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          UNIAN: China initiates new tripartite talks with Russia over construction of nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ukraine’s Energy and Coal Ministry explains that a resumption of tripartite talks with Russia on the construction of a nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine was initiated by China, which is seen as a major investor that is expected to buy the Russian stake in the project. “In June 2018, the top management of China Nuclear […]

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          112.ua: IKEA begins recruiting employees for Kyiv store      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Swedish company IKEA, the world’s largest furniture and home appliance retailer, has officially announced its recruitment of staff to work at the corporation’s first outlet in Ukraine. “Staff recruitment in Ukraine is IKEA’s next step in the process of its entrance into the Ukrainian market. The company is recruiting employees to work at their Kyiv […]

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          112.ua: EU license plate protest blocks Kyiv downtown      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The downtown Kyiv is blocked, and the car traffic in the city’s government quarter went to a halt. It is due to protests by the drivers of cars with EU license plates; at about 6 a.m., about a hundred cars blocked the major passage in the city center, paralyzing the traffic in that area. According to […]

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          The Register: Ukrainian hackers help Philadelphia pastor in $100 million newswire-tapping heist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Two former investment bankers, one of whom is also a priest, have been found guilty of an elaborate scam – hacking newswires to read press releases prior to publication, and trade millions using this insider information. Vitaly Korchevsky, formerly a veep at Morgan Stanley and a pastor at the Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church in Philadelphia, […]

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          UNIAN: Member of C14 nationalist group indicted over alleged involvement in attack on Roma camp in Kyiv      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A coordinator of the C14 Ukrainian nationalist group has been indicted over alleged involvement in an attack on a Roma camp in Kyiv’s Holosiyivsky park. “During a criminal investigation into an attack on a settlement of persons on Lysa Hora [a hill] in the capital’s Holosiyivsky district, one of the suspects under Part 2 of […]

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          Reuters: NATO’s paradox – united against Russia but divided by Trump      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

To the pomp of brass bands and a fly-past of fighter jets, the NATO alliance holds a two-day summit from Wednesday looking stronger militarily than at any time since the Cold War and with plans to expand further to curb Russian power. But though NATO has much to be triumphalist about as it stages its […]

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           Klitschko backs pioneering police project to protect animals from abuse in Kyiv, Ukraine       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Wednesday 11 July, 2018

For the first time ever, police in Kyiv are receiving training on how to fight crimes against animals and the alarming connections between the abuse of children, vulnerable adults and animals.

Animal-loving Vitali Klitschko (Mayor of Kyiv and former Professional Boxer) gives the project his full support, and states:

“Mistreating animals is cowardly and cruel, and I find it abhorrent that it goes on in our city. I am proud that so many Kyiv Police Officers are participating in this pioneering training programme and hope animal abuse cases will no longer be overlooked as a low-priority. Thank you to the British animal welfare NGOs for providing this vital training.”

Increasing research and clinical evidence suggests people who abuse animals may also abuse vulnerable people. It is understood that children who witness abuse within the home, either towards animals or people, are more likely to become violent themselves later in life.

Knowledge about these links will go a long way to help police protect victims, both animal and human.

The training also includes what constitutes evidence at animal abuse crime scenes, and how to use Ukrainian animal protection legislation to prosecute cases.

The training programme mirrors that being applied in other western countries.

Kyiv Police are aiming for more than 2000 officers to receive the training.

The first phase of the training programme took place in March where senior members of the Kyiv Police department attended a full day’s workshop. That same week, local animal welfare NGOs and the Kyiv Municipality received training on how to work with police and provide usable evidence that will assist with prosecutions.

Head of Kyiv Patrol Police Public Relations Department, Sergiy Bezpalchuk, says: "The training was very helpful, clearly demonstrating how to investigate cases of animal abuse. It was also useful to learn about the link between animal cruelty and abuse towards people. I’d like to thank the organisers and trainers, and look forward to further cooperation to train more officers in the future.”

The intention of the training programme is to assist with building a collaborative framework within which animal welfare groups, police, prosecutors and the municipality may address animal cruelty together, reducing victims of animal crime and bringing suspected offenders to justice.

The training is being delivered by UK animal welfare charity, Naturewatch Foundation, in collaboration with Mark Randell, a retired senior Police Officer and Animal NGO Director from the UK.

For over twenty-five years, Naturewatch Foundation has run projects in Ukraine to protect animals from abuse and suffering.

Naturewatch Foundation Campaign Director, Jennie Rudd, says: “By taking the initiative to tackle animal abuse and recognise the link between violence towards vulnerable people and animals, Kyiv police are developing a culture of compassion towards all living beings that future generations will benefit from.

“International organisations responsible for promoting the link between animal and human violence in Europe and America are impressed that Kyiv Police are taking on board this training as part of their development, and look forward to seeing how the programme develops.”



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          Conspiracy theories      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The BBC talk show yesterday on our tv was lamenting about Trumpieboy daring to tell Europe to pay for their own defense.

The broad in charge of the panel spouted all the anti Trump talking points, and essentially said they should ignore him because it will be business as usual after the next election.

Actually, their snotty anti American bias is not as bad as when Reagan was president (I lived in Africa and we got the news via the BBC shortwave). Reagan was a stupid cowboy who was going to start World War III.

Only one person mildly tried to explain American politics to her, but didn't do it forcibly.

Attention BBC:  a lot of Americans think: Why should I pay my hard earned money to keep you rich snotty European elites safe when you won't defend themselves?

And the isolationist feeling in America didn't start with Trumpieboy: President Obama was popular because he was also removing troops from overseas and told them to pay for their own defense. (UKtelegraph2016):

Mr Obama warned that states are failing to pay their “full share” of spending two per cent of GDP on the military. “I’ll be honest, sometimes Europe has been complacent about its own defence,” he said. 

But never mind. Must push memes.

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The Federalist pushes back against the meme that Americans are losing their religion, and actually has the hard data from Harvard to prove it. pdf

what is happening is that the lukewarm are no longer going to church, but the believers are leaving lukewarm churches and going to churches where people actually believe and practice their faith.

don't tell the Pope this: He actually thinks his newfangled episcopal lite church is the way of the future.


Mainline churches are tanking... hemorrhaging members in startling numbers, but many of those folks are not leaving Christianity. They are simply going elsewhere...
The percentage of Americans who attend church more than once a week, pray daily, and accept the Bible as wholly reliable and deeply instructive to their lives has remained absolutely, steel-bar constant for the last 50 years or more, right up to today. These authors describe this continuity as “patently persistent.”
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related item: Magister has a long article on another theologian who blasts the Pope's initiatives, including pointing out the shennanigans he used to push "change".

one thing is clear: that a large majority of the fathers had not developed the conviction to change the traditional discipline....
But - here is another small step - they drafted formulas of an indefinite tone that, while not providing for access to the sacraments, changed the atmosphere so to speak.
Thus the “non-opposition” to those hesitant formulas (which had trouble getting two thirds of the votes) was enough to allow another subsequent small step: a couple of ambiguous little footnotes in “Amoris Laetitia,” which do not affirm or deny but hint at a certain direction.
This further passage smashed the interpretive boundaries, until in the autumn of 2017 - another step - there came the pope’s official approval of the “Criteria” of the bishops of the region of Buenos Aires on chapter VIII of “Amoris Laetitia.”
But these criteria, if one is honest, are not a simple interpretation of “Amoris Laetitia.” They add and say things that are not to be found in “Amoris Laetitia” and that, above all, had never been approved at the synods and never would have been. […]

and this, of course, is just step one of the agenda to shift the Church  from being the bride of Christ proclaiming the good news, into becoming a NGO doing social work. and those groups pushing the PC agenda are organized, and funded by the new PC Francis loving bishops in the US. (if you read the link, notice the utopian marxist language used).

In effect, the Catholic church is in real danger of a schism, but the MSM cheerleaders won't mention this, or notice that this weakness in moral teachings are the reason behind the huge shift of Catholics in South American and the Philippines away from a church that pushes the green agenda/NWO/liberation theology, into evangelical churches that push actual Christian beliefs.

this is not new: Mother Angelica pushed back on this agenda in 1993.



Sorry if this bores you, but a schism in the church has a lot of geopolitical implications.

and the usual suspects are worried that it isn't fast enough.

heck the daily beast, a publication founded by a lady who lamented that if she moved out of NYC she might have to meet Christians (presumably she didn't see the invisible men and women around here: you know, the cops, cleaning ladies, nurses, clerks etc. who live in that city and attend chuch).
Now they laments that there are some believing Catholics around that are a big danger to America. 
Al Smith, call your office.

Conspiracy theory on the NWO planned takeover of the church. Yes, it's from a conservative Catholic site, but the speech was given by the former president of the Vatican bank.

he even dares to name names. NSSM200 anyone?

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update: Father Z detects a conspiracy. or at least connections of Pope Francis with some very troubling people.

And he links to this troubling article on Catholic bioethics.

Many of Francis’ public statements on bioethics, especially as developed in Evangelii Gaudium, appear to adopt a weak postmodern position; that is, a position that avoids directly underscoring an objectively true moral-theological position.
Such a “weak theology” does not require Roman Catholicism to confront secular bioethics directly, much less to convert the world to Christ. This short paper outlines the dramatic change in framing context that Pope Francis proposes for Roman Catholic theology, which will also subtly but substantially change the character of Roman Catholic bioethical concerns. 
hmm...
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the Manafort kerfuffle is about smearing Trumpieboy, but the actual thing he is charged with predates Trump's run for the president of course.

so who is the "hapsburg group" and why were they bribed?

He was lobbying for a pro Russian president of the Ukraine, and paying bigshots in the European establishment to help.

I am not up on this, because I have a life, but you know, to us ordinary peons, 2 million Euros is a lot of loot.

 and whoops this conspiracy site got the memo that released some of the names of bigshots who took the loot.
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          Nguyễn Hùng: Làm báo trong thời kỳ tin giả lan nhanh hơn tin thật      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Hình minh họa

Khi đến với blog này trên VOA, tôi đã sống nhờ nghề viết, phát thanh, truyền hình trực tuyến… 20 năm có lẻ. Giữa lúc tin tức thật giả khó lường, xin chia sẻ đôi điều học được sau hơn hai thập niên chuyên sàng lọc và kiểm chứng thông tin.

Điều đầu tiên là “sự thật không bao giờ là thuần khiết và chẳng bao giờ giản đơn”. Quý vị hãy nghĩ về một trận đấu bóng đá chẳng hạn. Vì sao trọng tài ở ngay trên sân mà nhiều khi còn phải xem lại video để đưa ra quyết định hoặc xem quyết định của họ có đúng không? Tùy vào vị trí của trọng tài trên sân mà họ có thể bao quát tốt hay bị hạn chế về tầm nhìn. Và vài cặp mắt vẫn tốt hơn một. Nhà báo cũng vậy. ‘Tầm nhìn’ của họ đôi khi còn phụ thuộc vào người khác. Nếu họ nói chuyện với đúng người và người đó có tầm nhìn bao quát về một sự việc cụ thể, họ sẽ có bài tốt. Nếu họ nói chuyện với những người “nghe hơi nồi chõ,” độ khả tín của tin họ đưa là không đáng kể.


Các hãng tin nước ngoài đa số đều có nguyên tắc cần phải có hai nguồn độc lập xác nhận một tin nào đó trước khi đăng tải. Nhưng mới đây hầu hết các hãng tin đều bị hố khi cảnh sát Ukraine dựng lên vụ một nhà hoạt động Nga bị ám sát ở Kiev. Họ yêu cầu nhà hoạt động hợp tác và vờ chết để họ bẫy những kẻ thực sự đang muốn ám sát ông này. Nhà báo nào chẳng tin khi cảnh sát và vợ của nhà hoạt động xác nhận ông đã chết. Hai nguồn độc lập đôi khi cũng không đủ. Bởi vậy càng kiểm tra chéo với nhiều nguồn càng tốt. Trong trường hợp cụ thể này cần có giấy chứng tử của bệnh viện để kiểm chứng thêm chẳng hạn.

Theo dõi truyền thông xã hội, tôi chứng kiến nhiều tin thất thiệt được chia sẻ tràn lan trước khi người ta phát hiện ra rằng đó là tin rởm. Thời mạng xã hội lên ngôi cũng là lúc người dùng mạng cần đa nghi như Tào Tháo. Chúng ta cần luôn tự hỏi “ai là người đang chia sẻ thông tin này?”, “người này có đáng tin không?”, “liệu họ đã đọc trước khi chia sẻ chưa?”… Xin hãy suy nghĩ kỹ trước khi khi chia sẻ bất kỳ thông tin gì trên mạng vì khả năng tin giả lan nhanh hơn tin thật là có thật.

Điều thứ hai là nên đa dạng nguồn tin. Mỗi cơ quan truyền thông có tôn chỉ và chủ trương riêng. Các nhà báo của họ có thể có mức độ độc lập và xông xáo khác nhau. Đó là lý do cùng một tin mà có báo đưa, có báo không và cách đưa tin cũng khác nhau nếu họ cùng quan tâm tới tin đó. Chỉ đọc một, hai tờ báo sẽ khó có thể có cái nhìn thấu đáo về một vấn đề gai góc.

Điều thứ ba là quá trình quyết định đưa tin gì hay không đưa tin gì của các nhà báo không có một cơ sở khoa học nào cả. Nó tùy thuộc vào kinh nghiệm, năng lực và việc có hay không sự tự kiểm duyệt của các nhà báo. Nhiều quyết định về tin bài được đưa ra sau hàng loạt các cuộc họp của những người có nguồn tin riêng và sau khi họ đã đọc tin tức của các hãng thông tấn hay báo chí nói chung. Nhiều khi quyết định tới từ một biên tập viên cụ thể. Đôi khi các cộng tác viên hay ngay cả độc giả hoặc khán, thính giả cũng có thể gợi ý tòa soạn đưa một tin nhất định.

Điều thứ tư là người tiêu thụ các sản phẩm truyền thông không còn bị động như trước nữa. Với các mạng xã hội hiện đang có hàng tỷ người dùng, khán giả, thính giả và độc giả có kênh để phản hồi nếu truyền thông đưa tin không chuẩn. Trên mạng xã hội cũng xuất hiện những cây viết với những sản phẩm truyền thông có độ tương tác không kém gì các cơ quan truyền thông chính thống.

Điều thứ năm là nhiều lỗi của báo chí không phải là cố ý. Các nhà báo thường có sức ép về thời gian, họ phải lên sóng hay nộp bài vào giờ nhất định để tin tức còn nóng hổi. Chính sức ép này khiến họ có thể đưa tin hoặc nhận định không chuẩn xác. Đôi khi họ cũng có thể gặp phải một nguồn tin không đáng tin cậy và do vậy tin họ đưa không đúng. Đương nhiên họ cần công khai nhận sai và xin lỗi đúng cách mỗi khi mắc sai lầm.

Điều thứ sáu là hãy nói không với tình trạng đánh cắp tác quyền tràn lan trên mạng xã hội nói riêng và mạng internet nói chung. Thông thường người ta có thể trích dẫn một bài viết nhưng cũng không thể trích quá 30%. Về ảnh minh họa, người ta chỉ có thể dùng khi đã được sự đồng ý của tác giả. Video cũng vậy. Không có lý do gì có thể biện minh cho việc đánh cắp ảnh hay video của người khác vì bất kỳ lý do gì.

Đó là sáu điều chia sẻ với mục đích giúp quý vị có cách tiếp cận các sản phẩm truyền thông thực tế và an toàn hơn.

          Ukraine Defends Two Croatian Football Team Members      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
As Croatia's national team braces for a major World Cup battle Wednesday, FIFA is penalizing two members of the team for shouting a salute to Ukraine after Croatia defeated host Russia in a quarter-final match on Saturday. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports Ukraine has jumped to the Croats' defense.
          How the Russian authorities fabricated criminal charges against Crimean farmer Volodymyr Balukh      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The prosecution of Volodymyr Balukh, who has been on hunger strike since 19 March, has been a show trial for those who are not prepared to accept the new reality of Russian-occupied Crimea. RU

Volodymyr Balukh. Photo: Aleksandra Efimenko. All rights reserved.Volodymyr Balukh is your average Ukrainian farmer. There was a Ukrainian flag flying from his roof. One of his t-shirts had a picture of a Cossack on it. But Volodymyr’s house and his t-shirt are in Crimea, in the village of Serebryanka in the peninsula’s Rozdolne district. Balukh was opposed to Russia’s annexation of the peninsula, and this was common knowledge in the village. The flag on his roof led to three criminal charges against him.

The string of criminal cases against Balukh began in spring 2015, when the security services conducted the first search of his home. FSB officers turned up at the home of Balukh and his civil partner Natalya on the pretext of some spare car parts having disappeared in the village. Six months later, they turned up again, and this time they not only searched the property but dragged him out onto the street, pushed him into a car and beat him up. They faced no sanction for this – on the contrary, it was Balukh who received 10 days detention for “failure to obey a police order”. The Russian siloviki just needed time for the bruises left on the farmer’s body to disappear.

While Balukh was under arrest, the Rozdolne district department of Russia’s Investigative Committee launched the first case against him. He was accused of “insulting a representative of authority”. The case was “sewn” with great speed: the investigators conducted their investigation in two days before passing it on to the prosecutor’s office. In February 2016, Volodymyr Balukh was sentenced to 320 hours of community service. Balukh refused to comply with the sentence and it was changed to 40 days in a penal settlement.

Some people would have left it at that and stopped making their beliefs known, but not Balukh. In November 2017, he hung a sign reading “Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred Street” on his house, to commemorate the people who died during Euromaidan. The village head called on him the same day and asked him to remove it, but Balukh declined. A month later, the FSB returned to search his house once more: this step was initiated by the FSB’s Crimea chief Viktor Palagin himself – he had requested the courts to carry out an “investigation of the premises”, in other words a de facto search. The search took four hours, culminating in Balukh’s arrest: officers “discovered” 90 cartridges from Barnaul ammunition factory on his roof, right under the flag he had hung there.

The search of Vladimir’s house was carried out by former members of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). One of them was Alexey Leonov, who until spring 2014 was a major in the SBU and worked in its Crimean headquarters, but was afterwards charged with desertion when he crossed to the Russian side.

The prosecution of Volodymyr Balukh has been a show trial for those who are not prepared to accept the new reality of Russian-occupied Crimea

Apart from the ex-SBU officers, the search team also included Alexander Lopatin, a former member of the Berkut special unit. He now heads the Rozdolne district police operations department.

Volodymyr Balukh’s second trial was complicated by the lack of proof of his fingerprints on the infamous cartridges. This was no surprise, as he couldn’t have left his prints on them – they were, after all, planted by the FSB. Balukh’s defence lawyer Olga Dinze also requested an investigation of where, and to whom the cartridges were being sent, but the judge refused this request.

In October 2017, Volodymyr Balukh was convicted of illegal possession of ammunition and sentenced to three years and seven months in a penal settlement and a 10,000 rouble fine, reduced by two months on appeal. But several months before the sentence could be carried out, Balukh was charged with a third offence.

The charge, brought by investigator Bondarenko, concerned “the commission of an offence under Part 1 of Article 318 of the Russian Criminal Code”, relating to “the use of violence against a representative of authority”. It was instigated after Valery Tkachenko, the head of the pre-trial detention centre where Volodymyr was being held, filed a complaint about him. On 6 December 2017, the article under which Balukh was charged was changed to Part 2 of Article 321: “disruption of the work of an isolation facility”.

According to Tkachenko, Balukh attacked him during a routine inspection of his cell, punching him in his stomach and then hitting him on the arm with a bottle of detergent. Balukh’s defence lawyer immediately countered that the case was a complete fabrication and that it was Tkachenko who attacked Balukh, swearing at him and insulting him for being a Ukrainian. It later transpired that the FSB had forced the detention centre’s head to write the report on Balukh, and the CCTV footage of the incident showed clearly that it was Tkachenko who started the fight.

On 19 March this year, Volodymyr Balukh began a hunger strike in protest at the fabricated charges against him. Today, he is practically unrecognisable in the courtroom, emaciated and exhausted. The Ukrainian government has asked for permission for Ukrainian doctors to visit him, but this hasn’t happened. Russia’s ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova has visited Balukh and said that she asked how he was feeling – but that was all.

Balukh’s decision to go on hunger strike is a cry to alert people to himself and his position, which three court cases haven’t broken

On 5 June, Balukh was sentenced to five years in prison and a 10,000 rouble fine – the sentence was cumulative, taking into account his previous two convictions. His defence team plan to appeal against the sentence. Ukrainian human rights organisations have criticised the accusations against Balukh as politically motivated: they consider him a political prisoner who is being persecuted for his political stance and his support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

The prosecution of Volodymyr Balukh has been a show trial for those who are not prepared to accept the new reality of Russian-occupied Crimea. Grassroots political activity is impossible on the peninsula, as is any other opposition to the Russian authorities, which occupied Crimea in 2014.

Balukh’s family, as well as the many people who are following his case, are hoping for a prisoner exchange. This is of critical importance given the state of Balukh’s health – he has lost a lot of weight over the nearly four months of his hunger strike. Volodymyr’s decision to go on hunger strike is a cry to alert people to himself and his position, which three court cases haven’t broken.

 

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A daily column on what the ALP have as a policy, supported by a local member, and how it has 'helped' the local community. I'll stop if I cannot identify a policy. Feel free to make suggestions. Contact me on FB, not twitter. I have twitter, but never look at it. 

Gabrielle Williams was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, working with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Families and Children. 


As part of the November 24th Vic election campaign I have a petition I want to bring before the Opposition Leader Matthew Guy. I believe Matthew will be the next premier of Victoria and so I am petitioning him as I raise the issues of Employment, Crime and Education in Dandenong. I am also seeking money for my campaign. I don't have party resources, and so my campaign is on foot, and on the internet. Any money I receive that is not spent on the campaign will go to Grow 4 Life. I am asking questions like "What do you love about Dandenong?" and "If you could change something in Dandenong to make it better, what would it be?" I'm not limiting the questions to state issues. I'm happy to discuss anything, and get things done.

I am a decent man and don't care for the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.

Here is a video I made Ballad of Mytzi The Puppy 

The Ballad of Mytzi The Puppy was written as a sequel to 'The Mystery of Webster's Curse.' There was a small opening through which this story might come into being. Master had killed his sister, Mistress, because of the curse. Mytzi was a witness. Mytzi goes seeking justice .. or revenge. It is a tough world for a puppy on its own. This is not about the curse, but about the puppy. It has a beginning, middle and an end.

Text version at

David Daniel Ball


=== from 2017 ===
Some things should not happen, but they do. Malcolm Turnbull shot himself in the foot delivering a speech nearly identical to one he had delivered in Victoria earlier in the year. There was nothing eye opening in the speech. But typical of the frat boy, journalists had been briefed on the speech prior to it being delivered. And they had been told it was going to be a hit at Tony Abbott, and reported that, by claiming the Liberal Party was not a conservative party. So Turnbull had taken his absence overseas to expand a factional battle in his own party. It is understandable Turnbull wants to secure his legacy as PM. That must be the reason for the speech. Some good people would have written it so as to not do what Turnbull did with his frat boy cleverness Miranda Devine would call 'fox like.' Jeff Kennett correctly highlighted the stupidity of it. Abbott had had Turnbull in a broad tent cabinet, Turnbull rejected talent in his cabinet. It was reminiscent of when then Communications Minister Turnbull appeared pictured behind a sandwich board guy with "Abbott you c#nt" written on it. It later turned out Turnbull had paid the guy $50 for the staged photo op. Stupid. Counter productive. Utterly wasteful. Indulgent. How long will the Liberal Party endure such misbehaviour from their party leader? Turnbull sucks oxygen away from good news, like Cormann's negotiated success with Trump's USA over trade impositions on steel. 

In 472, after being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius was captured in the St. Peter's Basilica and put to death. Anthermius had been placed on the throne by Ricimer, a goth born Roman general. Ricimer married Anthemius' daughter, but drifted apart. Open hostility broke out and Constantinople tried to help, but made things worse. 1174, Baldwin IV, 13, became King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyre as chancellor. 1302, Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeated the king of France's royal army. The locals had been killing French peoples, and the French king intended to teach them a lesson in humiliation. He succeeded, badly. 

In 1801, French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. 1804, a duel occurred in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. 1893, the first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. 1895, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumière demonstrated movie film technology to scientists. 

In 1906, Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. Grace loved the song "Won't you come home Bill Bailey" and she got the nickname Billy. She would often sign letters as "the kid" She was lively and at age 20 was pregnant and unwed. Chester offered to journey with her to an unwed mother's home. He was the father. He killed her after taking her rowing on a lake. He was executed two years later. 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. 1921, former President of the United States William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices. 1924, Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday 1930, Australian cricketer Donald Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England

In 1940, World War IIVichy France regime was formally established. Philippe Pétain became Prime Minister of France. 1943, Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galicia by the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak. Also 1943, World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily. 1947, the Exodus 1947 headed to Palestine from France. 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published, in the United States. 1962, first transatlantic satellite television transmission. Also 1962, Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announced lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

1972, the first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky started. 1979, America's first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. 1995, the Srebrenica massacre was carried out. 2006, Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India. 2012, astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.






















=== from 2016 ===
The NSW Government is being criticized for banning greyhound racing. Some argue that animals will die as a result of the decision. Some argue that many will lose money as a result of the decision. But it is hard to tell if the complaints are motivated by concern for the animals or hatred for a decision made by a conservative government. Some have argued that 'only' 20% of the industry have been called corrupt. Were organised crime to have 20% of any industry, I'd want it cleaned up. But Greyhound racing cannot be cleaned up in NSW as not even the regulators know how. Animal lives don't matter. No one would say a thing if the industry produced meat for human consumption. It is terrible for honest people who miss out on their income. No conservative government would lightly close industry. Margaret Thatcher closed coal mining in UK, but only after it became more expensive to mine than the UK received in returns. The problem for those in the industry is that they turned a blind eye to corruption. There is a cost to that. Malcolm Turnbull owns greyhounds. 

For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.  
=== from 2015 ===
Italian consulate in Egypt is bombed with at least one killed. The consulate had not been open when it was bombed by what is thought to have been a car bomb at the end of Ramadan. 

FBI admits it failed to prevent gun killer from legally obtaining gun. The killer who went to a church with his weapon and killed several members of the congregation including a senator, had received his gun license in error after a check failed to show his arrest for drug charges. Without the gun, his attack would not have been as successful. He was also motivated by the flag of the Confederates from the Civil War, as have been a large number of bigots and haters through the ages.

Former Greek treasurer exemplifies debt issues. He calls for Greece to take on more debt she'll never repay. He is taking a day off parliament to go to the airport to send his daughter to Australia to live a good life she cannot have in debt laden Greece. 

ABC said to be independent of the government. Imagine how much it would cost if it were dependent on the government

Laurie Oakes who had called for Mr Abbott to resign is now calling for Mr Shorten to resign. 

Australia has a law against free speech which prevents discussion of a proposed constitutional amendment. Section 18c of the racial vilification act prevents full discussion of the important issue. But one thing should be obvious; Australia does not need an apartheid constitution which recognises race. 

Omar Sharif dies at age 83. From Lawrence of Arabia through the Last Valley, Sharif was a versatile actor who spoke English perfectly, as well as a half dozen other languages. He loved playing Bridge and achieved greatness in much he touched. He never remarried after he lost his wife, saying he never loved another woman. Earlier this year he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. 
From 2014
Those following Vikings and the story of Ragnar Lodbrok would be interested to know that on this day in 911, his brother, Rollo, signed the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. It meant the creation of the duchy of Normandy and directly led to Rollo being the ancestor of today's Queen. Another signatory was the king of France, called Charles the Simple. The treaty meant Rollo would oppose other Viking assaults on French land. 

China sent a fleet of ships on a journey of discovery on this day in 1405. They would discover America and achieve many great things. But China was very big then too, and viewed herself, correctly, as the centre of world power, and so exploration was not a long term agenda. Europe became great explorers as they tried to find new ways to get to China. 

In 1796, The US took Detroit from Britain under treaty. In 1804, under a Democrat style President, Vice President Aaron Burr duelled with his political opponent Alexander Hamilton, killing him. But no one wanted to chase a Democrat over an illegal killing. In 1833, Aboriginal man Yagan, accused of killing settlers, was killed. His head was displayed in England as a curiosity. Finally it was returned to Australia and buried in ceremony in 2010. 1848, Waterloo Station opened. 1895, two brothers, August and Louis Lumiere demonstrate movie film to scientists. 1914, Babe Ruth debuts in Major League Baseball. 1921, former US President Taft was appointed as Chief justice to the US High Court, the only person ever to serve in both positions. 1930, Donald Bradman scored 309 runs in a day in a test match. The Exodus 1947 left from France to Palestine. 1960, Harper Lee, descended from General Lee, published To Kill a Mockingbird. 1962, Nasa announced project Apollo. 1972, Bobby Fisher squared off against Spassky for the world chess championship. 1995, Srebrenica massacre. Born on this day in 1274 is Robert the Bruce, 1653, Sarah Goode, 1767 John Quincy Adams, 1899 EB White, 1916 Gough Whitlam and in 1950, Bonnie Pointer. 
Historical perspective on this day
In 472, after being besieged in Rome by his own generals, Western Roman Emperor Anthemius was captured in the St. Peter's Basilica and put to death. 911, signing of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between Charles the Simple and Rollo of Normandy. 1174, Baldwin IV, 13, became King of Jerusalem, with Raymond III, Count of Tripoli as regent and William of Tyreas chancellor. 1302, Battle of the Golden Spurs (Guldensporenslag in Dutch) – a coalition around the Flemish cities defeated the king of France's royal army. 1346, Charles IVCount of Luxembourg and King of Bohemia, was elected King of the Romans.

In 1405, Ming admiral Zheng He set sail to explore the world for the first time. 1476, Giuliano della Rovere was appointed bishop of Coutances. 1576, Martin Frobisher sighted Greenland. 1616, Samuel de Champlain returned to Quebec. 1735, Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979. 1740, PogromJews were expelled from Little Russia. 1750, HalifaxNova Scotia was almost completely destroyed by fire. 1789, Jacques Necker was dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille. 1796, the United States took possession of Detroit from Great Britain under terms of the Jay Treaty. 1798, the United States Marine Corps was re-established; they had been disbanded after the American Revolutionary War.

In 1801, French astronomer Jean-Louis Pons made his first comet discovery. In the next 27 years he discovered another 36 comets, more than any other person in history. 1804, a duel occurred in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton. 1833, Noongar Australian aboriginalwarrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, was killed. 1848, Waterloo railway station in London opened. 1864, American Civil WarBattle of Fort StevensConfederate forces attempted to invade Washington, D.C. 1882, the British Mediterranean Fleet began the Bombardment of Alexandria in Egypt as part of the Anglo-Egyptian War. 1889, Tijuana, Mexico, was founded. 1893, the first cultured pearl was obtained by Kokichi Mikimoto. Also 1893, a revolution led by the liberal general and politician, José Santos Zelaya, took over state power in Nicaragua. 1895, brothers Auguste and Louis Lumièredemonstrated movie film technology to scientists. 1897, Salomon August Andréeleft Spitsbergen to attempt to reach the North Pole by balloon. He later crashed and died.

In 1906, Murder of Grace Brown by Chester Gillette in the United States, inspiration for Theodore Dreiser's An American Tragedy. 1914, Babe Ruth made his debut in Major League Baseball. Also 1914, USS Nevada (BB-36) was launched. 1919, the eight-hour day and free Sunday became law for workers in the Netherlands. 1920, in the East Prussian plebiscite the local populace decided to remain with Weimar Germany. 1921, a truce in the Irish War of Independence came into effect. Also 1921, the Red Army captured Mongolia from the White Army and established the Mongolian People's Republic. Also 1921, former President of the United States William Howard Taft was sworn in as 10th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, becoming the only person ever to hold both offices. 1922, the Hollywood Bowl opened. 1924, Eric Liddell won the gold medal in 400m at the 1924 Paris Olympics, after refusing to run in the heats for 100m, his favoured distance, on the Sunday 1930, Australian cricketerDonald Bradman scored a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England. 1934, Engelbert Zaschkaof Germany flew his large human-powered aircraft, the Zaschka Human-Power Aircraft, about 20 meters at Berlin Tempelhof Airport without assisted take-off. 1936, the Triborough Bridge in New York City was opened to traffic.

In 1940, World War IIVichy France regime was formally established. Philippe Pétainbecame Prime Minister of France. 1943, Massacres of Poles in Volhynia and Eastern Galiciaby the Ukrainian Insurgent Army within the Reichskommissariat Ukraine (Volhynia) peak. Also 1943, World War II: Allied invasion of Sicily – German and Italian troops launched a counter-attack on Allied forces in Sicily. 1947, the Exodus 1947 headed to Palestine from France. 1950, Pakistan joined the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank. 1957, Prince Karim Husseini Aga Khan IV inherited the office of Imamat as the 49th Imam of Shia Imami Ismai'li worldwide, after the death of Sir Sultan Mahommed Shah Aga Khan III. 1960, France legislated for the independence of Dahomey (later Benin), Upper Volta (later Burkina) and Niger. Also 1960, Congo Crisis: The State of Katanga broke away from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Also 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was first published, in the United States. 1962, first transatlantic satellite television transmission. Also 1962, Project Apollo: At a press conference, NASA announced lunar orbit rendezvous as the means to land astronauts on the Moon, and return them to Earth.

In 1971, Copper mines in Chile were nationalised. 1972, the first game of the World Chess Championship 1972 between challenger Bobby Fischer and defending champion Boris Spassky started. 1973, Varig Flight 820 crashed near Paris, France on approach to Orly Airport, killing 123 of the 134 on board. In response, the FAA banned smoking on flights. 1977, Martin Luther King, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 1978, Los Alfaques disaster: A truck carrying liquid gas crashed and exploded at a coastal campsite in Tarragona, Spain killing 216 tourists. 1979, America's first space station, Skylab, was destroyed as it re-entered the Earth's atmosphere over the Indian Ocean. 1990, Oka CrisisFirst Nations land dispute in Quebec, Canada began. 1995, the Srebrenica massacre was carried out. 2006, Mumbai train bombings: Two hundred nine people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Mumbai, India. 2012, astronomers announced the discovery of Styx, the fifth moon of Pluto.
=== Publishing News ===
This column welcomes feedback and criticism. The column is not made up but based on the days events and articles which are then placed in the feed. So they may not have an apparent cohesion they would have had were they made up.
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I am publishing a book called Bread of Life: January

Bread of Life is a daily bible quote with a layman's understanding of the meaning. I give one quote for each day, and also a series of personal stories illustrating key concepts eg Who is God? What is a miracle? Why is there tragedy?

January is the first of the anticipated year-long work of thirteen books. One for each month and the whole year. It costs to publish. It (Kindle version) should retail at about $2US online, but the paperback version would cost more, according to production cost.
If you have a heart for giving, I fundraise at gofund.me/27tkwuc
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Editorials will appear in the "History in a Year by the Conservative Voice" series, starting with AugustSeptemberOctober, or at Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/1482020262/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_dVHPub0MQKDZ4  The kindle version is cheaper, but the soft back version allows a free kindle version.

List of available items at Create Space
          The Spiritual Significance of Trump's Supreme Court Pick      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

We are in the midst of a historic moment for our country. From the moment that Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, every news broadcast in America has been filled with questions about who his replacement will be. And earlier this week, a candidate has been chosen. The entire nation, it seems, is already choosing sides and making judgments. We must be in constant, intense prayer for God to lead us by His Holy Spirit. Through tears we must cry out for His will on the Supreme Court.

While thinking and praying about this last week, I asked myself, What kind of judge do I want, and what kind of judge does America deserve? This question led me to this unusual thought: Two thousand years ago, the world deserved condemnation, judgment and everlasting destruction, but instead, God gave them—and us—a Savior.

Jesus, the one who had the power to condemn us for our sins, did not come to judge us but rather to save us from our own sin. He said, "You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one. Yet if I do judge, My judgment is true. For I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me" (John 8:15-16). Though He had the right to judge us of our sin, instead He took our sin on Himself. Instead of extending condemnation, He extended grace and mercy to mankind, because He knew "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23).

Paul spoke to this when he wrote the book of Romans and penned these words that came right from the heart of God our Father.

"Who is he who condemns? [does the work of a judge]? It is Christ who died, yes, who is risen, who is also at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us" (Rom. 8:34).

This is the Savior we serve, one who not only took our sin on Himself to make us clean but also who intercedes for us at the throne of God. This is the character of the Father, who gave us a Savior when we deserved a judge.

History demonstrates that God often uses opposing concepts to highlight His magnificent love and power.

  • When a nation wanted a king, our God gave us a servant.
  • When people wanted a warrior, instead God gave us His child.
  • Humanity wanted a champion, but God gave us the cross.
  • We want titles, and God gives a testimony.

Does our society—in a nation that boasts multiple superstar judges, like Judge Judy, Judge Wapner and Judge Joe Brown, to name a few recognizable figures—really need more judgment than there already is, or do we just need more of the Spirit of the Savior? After all, it's easy to judge, but it's better to love.

Now, the Word of the living God talks a lot about judgment, and let me say clearly, God's judgment is coming. Acts 17:31 tells us, "He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a Man [Jesus] whom He has appointed, having given assurance of this to all men by raising Him from the dead."

But until that day, our cry should be, "Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me!"

Remember, it's easy to judge, but it's better to love.

You are beautiful. I see Jesus in you!

Have an awesome week! {eoa}

Mikel French has challenged spiritual awakening all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines, reaching 200,000 teenagers with the book of hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide soul-winning celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting the annual pastor's conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia's 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


          Нічого не змінюється (с)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Вперше за десять років (!) прогноз розвитку банківського сектору України від рейтингового агенства Moody's змінений на "позитивний". Пруф.

Графік — відображення того, в якій комі вже багато років знаходились комерційні банки (а пилососи і схемщики почувались ок)



Mykhaylo Demkiv


          Свято Петра та Павла: прикмети, традиції, заборони та значення свята      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

“На Петра літо ламається, осені вклоняється” (Народне прислів’я) 12 липня українці вшановують двох апостолів — Петра і Павла, але в народі це свято називають скорочено “Петра”. Раніше існувало багато цікавих традицій на 12 липня і, звісно ж, відомо про язичницьке коріння, з якого пішли ці традиції. Детальніше про день Петра читайте у нашій статті. Історія […]

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          Українська Вікіпедія сягнула позначки 800 тисяч статей      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
На початку доби 11 липня, завдяки редакторам-волонтерам було досягнуто чергову віху на шляху до розбудови світу, де кожен має доступ до всієї суми знань людства. Кількість статей в українській Вікіпедії перетнула позначку 800 000! На 15-му році існування Вікіпедії українською … Читати далі
          Rosie DiManno: I hate to say it, but Trump is right about Canada’s military spending      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Canada is a welsher state.

(Hold your outrage, that adjective has nothing to do with the Welsh.)

I am speaking specifically about this country’s financial contribution to NATO, the international alliance formed after the Second World War, constructed around the principle of collective defence. Article 5 of the establishing charter declares that “an attack on one is an attack on all.”

Originally and for four decades the thrust of NATO’s raison d’être was deterring Soviet aggression. With the end of the Cold War, NATO shifted toward helping former Soviet-bloc countries embrace democracy and the market economy.

But now it’s come full circle. Once again, under the militancy of President Vladimir Putin — annexing a chunk of Ukraine, sending troops into the Georgian civil war, intervening on the side of the Assad regime in Syria — Russia is a regional belligerent. Global even, in an era of cyber meddling and mischief and electoral interference.

With leaders of the 29 member nations meeting in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, the agenda includes countering that Russian bellicosity, introducing a new training mission in Iraq, and counterterrorism support for Afghanistan, Jordan and Tunisia.

President Donald Trump, however, clearly intends to pick up where he left off at their last confab a year ago — knocking ally heads together to shame them into meeting dollar commitments made three years ago (actually the target was first set in 2002): contributing 2 per cent of GDP toward spending on national defence within a decade.

The whole world was bracing for grenades Trump was expected to toss at the summit, against some of America’s staunchest friends. Before leaving Washington on Tuesday, the president got in a couple of pre-emptive shots across the bow. “NATO has not treated us fairly, but I think we’ll work something out. We pay far too much and they pay far too little.”

Meaning Europe and Canada.

Less antagonistic than previous declarations Trump has made about NATO allies, such as last month characterizing the U.S. as “the piggy bank that (NATO) likes to take from.” He also recently sent hectoring letters to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other NATO leaders complaining that too many countries were not humping their fair share of the collective cost and investing too little in their own militaries, a commitment of tax dollars that just doesn’t square well with domestic populations.

Trump wrote that it will “become increasingly difficult to justify to American citizens why some countries continue to fail to meet our shared collective security commitments.”

It’s painful to say this, but Trump is essentially correct.

The U.S. provides most of the NATO muscle in funding and troops, shouldering nearly three-quarters of the alliance’s operating budget. NATO’s current annual operating budget is $1.38 billion, $252 million for the civilian budget and $704 million for its Security Investment Program.

The president somewhat misleads by conflating national defence spending with NATO support. But the point is fundamentally well taken. The combined defence budget of NATO nations has grown by $14.4 billion since 2016, with all but one of the countries increasing their spending and 26 contributing troops to NATO missions. “Sixteen — but not Canada — are on track to spend the NATO target of 2 per cent of their gross domestic product on defence by 2024,” notes a primer for the summit released by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.

Canada, sturdy participant in combat and security operations, including a 12-year boots on the ground campaign in Afghanistan and a Canadian lieutenant-general who directed the air campaign that toppled the Gadhafi regime in 2011, is in the middling middle of defence spending, currently at 1.29 per cent of GDP, with a projected target of 1.4 per cent by 2026.

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Trudeau and our NATO allies brace for Trump’s arrival

Trudeau says Canada will add more troops and extend mission in Latvia

On his way to Brussels, Trudeau doubled down on his Trump resistance by reiterating that Canada has no plans to almost double-up on its defence budget, maintaining that the 2 per cent target is “an easy shorthand” but also “a limited tool” for measuring a nation’s commitment to NATO.

In his usual rhetorically obtuse way, Trudeau said: “There are always perspectives on doing more and that’s fine, that’s an important conversation to have. But the reality is, the way NATO has been having a meaningful impact wherever it goes continues to be a really important thing, and that’s certainly at the heart of the message I’ll be bringing.”

Trudeau made his remarks whilst visiting Canadian troops at a military base outside Riga, Latvia. A clever photo-op moment, jamming that drop-in on the eve of the NATO summit. Canada has 455 troops deployed to NATO’s mission in Latvia — the alliance’s buffering response to Russia’s annexation in Ukraine — and heads the seven-country battle group. Trudeau further announced that Canada is extending its Latvia mission for another four years, through to 2023, and boosting troop numbers to 540. The prime minister can burnish Canada’s international engagement by pointing to the new Mali mission, which is a UN peacekeeping operation.

Still, there is treasure in blood, potentially — which the Trudeau government has tried mightily to avoid — and treasure in hard dollars defence spending. And if Canada, an original NATO founding member, truly values the alliance in a turbulent contemporary world, then it needs to pony up its proportional share, along with the rest of the laggards. Canada loves multinational alliances; Trump, not so much. Only a year ago he called NATO “obsolete,” though he’s backed off that rash dismissal. It’s ironic that some commentators with little appetite for NATO, even less stomach for military interventions — recoiling from Western geopolitical “interests” — actually found an unlikely ally in Trump’s initial NATO skepticism. The president has threatened to reduce the 70,000 American troops currently deployed on the continent if NATO members don’t live up to their spending avowals.

It should be noted, though, that even president Barack Obama urged Parliament: “NATO needs more Canada.”

European leaders were bracing for a showdown with Trump, amidst crises in Britain (Brexit) and Germany (migration and refugees).

Just as intriguing, from a Canadian perspective — insofar as we’re allowed a look-in — is how Trudeau and Trump will contend with each other in their first face-to-face since the disaster of the June G7 summit in Quebec City, wherein the president first agreed to a group communique on trade and then withdrew from it, calling the PM “dishonest” and “weak” in a Twitter tirade.

In any event, Trump seems more dazzled about his one-on-one sit-down in Helsinki next week with Putin. Putin he respects, NATO leaders he doesn’t. He’ll be travelling to the U.K. in between.

“I have NATO. I have the U.K., which is in somewhat turmoil. And I have Putin. Putin may be the easiest of them all. Who would think?”

Who indeed.

Rosie DiManno is a columnist based in Toronto covering sports and current affairs. Follow her on Twitter: @rdimanno


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Eine der DEmonstrationen gegen die Flüchtlingsvertreibung EU - Türkei am Wochenende 20.3.2016 in Slowenien und Kroatien„... Ganz ohne Hass und Enttäuschung ging es jedoch nicht. Opfer waren jedoch nicht wie so oft früher die eigene Mannschaft, sondern zwei Kroaten: Spieler Domagoj Vida und Trainerassisten Ognjen Vukojevic. Vida hatte nach dem Spiel einen kurzen Clip veröffentlicht, in dem er "Slawa Ukraine" ("Ehre für die Ukraine") sagt. Das war einst ein Ruf ukrainischer Nationalisten, der jedoch nunmehr zu einem Symbol der Maidan-Revolution 2014 geworden ist. Vukojevic ergänzte auf Russisch, dass er den Sieg der Ukraine und seinem alten Club Dynamo Kiew widme. Vida wurde vom Weltfußballverband Fifa anschließend verwarnt...“ – aus dem Beitrag „Ganz ohne Hass geht es offenbar nicht“ von Maxim Kireev am 10. Juli 2018 in Spiegel Online, worin sowohl die Verbindungen der kroatischen Ustascha Tradition mit faschistischen Gruppeirungen der Ukraine aufscheinen, als auch ihre russischen Gegenstücke genannt werden. Siehe dazu auch einen Hintergrundbeitrag über die Förderung der kroatischen Rechten durch die „Balkanpolitik“ der BRD

Der Beitrag „Begeisterung“ für und von kroatischen Fußballern: Wenn faschistische Lieder gegrölt werden erschien zuerst auf LabourNet Germany.


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Trump erklärt anderen, wie sie reich werden können.

Der Nato-Gipfel hat noch gar nicht richtig begonnen, da hat US-Präsident Donald Trump schon den ersten Skandal produziert. Trump behauptete am Mittwochmorgen, Deutschland sei von Russland „total kontrolliert“. Das Land sei ein „Gefangener“ Russlands. Damit werde sich seine Regierung nicht abfinden. Das sei völlig unangemessen.

Trump bezog sich dabei unter anderem auf die umstrittene Nord-Stream-2-Pipeline. Nord Stream 2 ist eine Erweiterung der bestehenden Direktverbindung durch die Ostsee zwischen Russland und Deutschland. Die Pipeline soll russisches Erdgas über die Ostsee nach Mittel- und Westeuropa transportieren.

Lest auch: Ihr solltet diese Nachricht von Europa an Trump lesen — sie ist brutal

Die USA sind gegen das Projekt. Sie befürchten, dass Russland sein Gas und Öl weiterhin als Druckmittel gegen Europa einsetzen könnte. Zudem besteht die Sorge, dass die Ukraine Leidtragender des Deals werden könnte. Bislang fließt der Großteil des russischen Gases über die Ukraine nach Westen. Russland intervenierte 2014 in der Ukraine und annektierte die Halbinsel Krim. Seitdem belegt der Westen Russland mit Sanktionen.

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Fire and herbs are inevitable participants in sacred rituals. When combined, they are able to recover strength, protect, heal, or inspire.

In the Carpathians (Ukraine), mountain plants were used to tame the spirits of the house. Herbs, such as wormwood and madder, twigs of alder and pine cones, were gathered in the fresh of the day and then were weaved into wreaths or thrown into fire.

SCNT is a first Ukrainian line of selective home fragrances which includes candles, aroma diffusers, sachets and accessories. Its aromas are created based on recipes of the Carpathian molfars, legendary guardians of the Carpathians who knew the secrets of nature and universe.

SCNT logo is designed as a traditional home talisman: rings of dried herbs that were used to decorate the entrance to the house. The package of candles and other accessories refer to the milky fog surrounding pine-covered tops of mountains at first light. Fresh mist still hides the familiar world but is about to clear in order to indicate the way home bathed in gentle dawn rays.

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Партнёрство Украины и ЕС трещит по швам из-за коррупции, пишет Rzeczpospolita.

С одной стороны Киев на 95 процентов приступил к выполнению реформ, на которых настаивал Брюссель. Но оставшиеся пять процентов грозят свести на нет все усилия. Речь идёт о провалах Украины в борьбе с коррупцией. ЕС даже начал придерживать средства, адресованные Украине, но не верит, что это сработает. Поэтому, как отмечает польское издание, многие европейские дипломаты признают, что отношения Украины и ЕС зашли в тупик.

Коррупция портит отношения между Евросоюзом и Украиной. И это в то время, когда Киев очень нуждается в европейской поддержке, пишет в издании Rzeczpsopolita польская журналистка Анна Слоевская.

"С момента аннексии Крыма и начала войны на Восточной Украине Киев мог рассчитывать на поддержку двух западных держав: США и именно Европейского союза. Обе они помогали ей в экономическом плане, а также через Международный валютный фонд", - рассказывает автор. При этом она объясняет, что помощь Евросоюза является более серьёзной, главным образом благодаря Договору об ассоциации, который постепенно устранил торговые барьеры между двумя территориями и помогает Украине повышать стандарты в экономике.
 
"В принципе, в этом нет ничего удивительного, в конце концов ЕС имеет с Украиной значительно более тесные торговые связи, чем с США. Киев мог также рассчитывать на политическую поддержку западных партнёров в виде санкций, введённых по отношению к России как за аннексию Крыма, так и за вторжение на Восточную Украину", - считает журналистка. Но сейчас в этой совместной поддержке Украины стали появляться трещины.
 
"В Киеве этого очень боятся. Трамп непредсказуемый, а Украина для него - это только элемент в большой игре", - заявил в интервью польскому изданию Эндрю Вильсон, профессор Университетского колледжа в Лондоне. Трамп якобы во время встречи лидеров группы "Большой семёрки" в Канаде выражал удивление, что Запад поддерживает коррумпированного президента Петра Порошенко. Однако, по мнению эксперта, это не является неким предостережением в адрес Киева. "Трамп не имеет ничего против коррупции и ставит диктаторов выше демократических лидеров", - замечает профессор.
 
Никаких сомнений в отношении территориальной целостности или суверенитета Украины нет и у Брюсселя, но он отдаёт себе отчёт в том, что Порошенко и олигархи присваивают Украину."Киев проводит 95 процентов реформ. Но оставшиеся 5 процентов, касающиеся прежде всего борьбы с коррупцией, могут погубить все достижения", - подчёркивает Вильсон.
 
Речь идёт, прежде всего, о создании независимого антикоррупционного суда. Киев под давлением ЕС согласился на это, но, по мнению Вильсона, положение, в соответствии с которым апелляцию на приговор этого суда будет рассматривать обычный суд, делает эту реформу бесполезной.
 
"Можно будет судить подозреваемых в коррупции, только никто из них не отправится в тюрьму", - считает эксперт. Пока ЕС придерживает часть фондов от Украины, но не верит, что это принесёт результаты."Дипломаты в Брюсселе признают, что отношения зашли в тупик", - подводит итог автор статьи.


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Don't understand why Germany can have 4 stars anyway when they spent most of the time as West Germany. Does this mean that all of the former Soviet states like Ukraine can say that they won the 1960 European Championships?
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JACK WILSHERE today linked up with his new West Ham team-mates in Switzerland while Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko was also at the club’s training camp in Bad Ragaz prior to his £17.5million move from Borussia Dortmund. Former Arsenal star...
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RUSSIAN football fans are unlikely to switch their allegiance to England in tomorrow’s World Cup semi-final despite the controversy caused by Croatia defender Domagoj Vida and team observer Ognjen Vukojevic. “I’m supporting Croatia as most Russians...
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European politicians and energy experts believe Nord Stream 2 will make Europe dependent on Russian gas

Donald Trump may have used typically emotive – if premeditated – language from the outset at the Nato summit in Brussels to lambast Germany for its willingness to build a gas pipeline, but the US president’s view that this will make Europe deeply dependent on Russian gas is widely shared by European politicians, thinktanks and energy specialists, including some in Berlin.

No country is more angry about the pipeline than Ukraine, the country Trump is supposedly set to abandon when he meets Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki.

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  • Ukraine international the fifth Hammers’ summer recruit
  • Gunners sign 19-year-old French midfielder from Lorient

West Ham United have made Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko their fifth recruit of the summer transfer window. The striker has joined the Hammers from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

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The Israelis want Iran out of Syria, Russia wants sanctions lifted. There are rumbles in Washington of a Grand Bargain with Russia. It's a "win-win situation for Israel and Russia. Not so good for Iran and Ukraine. Everyone knows Israel gets what it wants from Trump, so a deal is in the works. Meanwhile Ukraine's leadership is as nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs about the Trump-Putin meeting. - Want to see more? https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/israeli-saudi-and-emirati-officials-privately-pushed-for-trump-to-strike-a-grand-bargain-with-putin
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Over on twitter, my timeline yesterday was filled with people collectively hugging each other over Claire Berlinski's Ode to Empire over at DailyBeast.

I encourage everyone to read it then come back.

OK, if your hot-take is, "yes, oh, yes, she is so right," take a deep breath. Walk around a bit. Take another deep breath, then come back. If you raised an eyebrow a few times or rolled your eyes, you're OK.

Now that everyone is back, let's jump in to it.

At first read, I found myself sympathizing with the emotion that Claire brought to her article, but then I started to see a few things that caused my head to tilt a bit and made a note to read it a second time. I'm a NATO guy - I have a great affection for what it has done and hopefully will do. But like anything else you love, you have to love it enough to point out and help it fix its shortcomings.

The second time through the soft-light filter drifted away and the gaps in many of her points broke out in sharp contrast. Here are the ones that had me saying under my breath, "Oh, come on Claire, aren't you being a little overwrought?"

I'm tempted to give the article a full-Fisking, but the paying gig calls and I like Claire too much to do that.
Modern Europe—liberal, democratic Europe—is a creation of the United States.
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This global order is in many respects an empire—a Pax Americana—but it is far more humane (in Europe, at least) than the European empires that preceded it.
Wait ... Pax Americana outside Europe may not be as humane as the European empires in the New World, Africa, and Asia? Come on, that is a moral-relativistic cheap shot if I've ever seen one, and Eurocentric to a selfish degree at that.
Power is the only coin that matters.
Of course, but let's go back to POLMIL101. The levers of national power are Diplomatic, Informational, Military, and Economic. We are talking about a military alliance, so it is good to focus on the "M" - but American global power and influence is a lot more than military. Having those on our side, our allies, increase their contribution to "M" does not diminish our power at all. If they do that, then we have more leverage in "D," "I," and "E." If they refuse to pull their fair share of "M" - then the support of the American people will further erode when it comes to us filling in the gap they created. When we shrug that burden off, then all D.I.M.E. will collapse for everyone.

The solution isn't for America to shut up and take it like a soyboi, but for people to do their fair share, as good friends and neighbors do.

The mindset is not all that different than the 25-yr old man still living at home because it is cheaper, easier, and lets him spend his money on wine, women, and song as opposed to being a responsible adult and fully contributing member of society.
The collapse of liberal democracy in Europe would represent the failure of our own ideals. The collapse of European security would mean the end of liberal democracy.
If the only thing holding together liberal democracy in Europe are an occupying American Army forever, then frankly the Europeans don't deserve it. If they lack agency of their own to the point they are content to be vassal states of the USA, then fine - they can send their gold reserves and 10% of all their tax revenue to:

COL Patrick N. Kaune, USA
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Bldg. 1110B room 226
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Pat will make sure it is stored appropriately.

If not, then act like a full partner.
Today, neither Europe nor the United States are wealthy or powerful enough, alone, to sustain and expand liberal democracy in a world increasingly dominated by China, Russia, and anarchy. No European country alone, nor any of the American states alone, can maintain the liberal global order. A United Europe, however, and the United States, are together strong enough to sustain and expand the liberal tradition and democratic values. This is precisely why the enemies of liberal democracy are determined to drive a stake through our alliance.
This is correct and good. We are an alliance, kind of a Defenders of The Enlightenment Superfriends. As friends, who are super, one thing we should understand as a baseline requirement; everyone will carry their fair share of the burden. We will all, inside our national ways and means, contribute as individuals and collectively, to support the advancement of civilization though Diplomatic, Informational, Military and Economic means. As good friends do, if someone is not doing their fair share, then others should point that out and motivate that friend to lean in. If that friend refuses, then the rest of the Superfriends are well within their rights to ask if that friend is a friend after all.

The next bit was just sad to read. In addition to being wildly Eurocentric in its understanding of the human record of conflict (Mongolians, Persians, Chinese, Arabs, assorted Inca and Aztec descendants, not to mention modern era Rwandans, Japanese and Cambodians are looking at each other in amazement), it is just dripping with European self-loathing that helps no one.
The wars that broke out in 1939 and 1914 were iterations of the wars fought by Bismarck, Napoleon and Louis XIV—Sedan, 1870; Leipzig, 1813; Jena, 1806; Austerlitz, 1805; Valmy, 1792; Turckheim, 1675. The 20th centuries’ wars were bloodier for only one reason: a massive improvement in killing capability. What would the next iteration of this war look like considering the technology we’ve got now?

Postwar, Europe ceased to be the world’s leading exporter of violence because it was stripped of full sovereignty and subordinated to outside hegemons—first the U.S. and the USSR, then the U.S. alone.
Yes, all true ... but the world cannot and should not be set in aspic and stuck in the 'fridge.

This next bit is a bit over the top;
The benefits of this—to the U.S., Europe, and the world—are not just economic, although those benefits are immense. The benefits are in wars not fought, lives not squandered.

European free-riding isn’t an anomaly or a trick, as many Americans now seem to believe—it’s the central feature of our postwar security strategy. How is it, then, that suddenly, we’ve become consumed with rage that Europe is “taking advantage” of us? How have we forgotten that this is the point of the system? We designed it this way, and did so for overwhelmingly obvious historic reasons learned at incalculable cost.
Just no. At the height of the Cold War, Belgium spent ~3.25% GDP on defense, but was last over the 2% mark in 1992. She is now under 1%. In the same time period, the USA went from 6.3% to 3.1%.

Even today, EST, GRC, and by some measures GBR are all over 2%. Many other nations will be soon. Again, this is not too much to expect for an alliance that shares not just security guarantees, but also responsibilities. To have one, you must shoulder your fair share of the other. No one is asking anyone to spend 3.1%. Just 2/3 of that at a minimum.
The United States underwrites European security through forward engagement and guarantees based on deterrence. In return, its allies accept the United States’ dominant role in the international system. They contribute—significantly, in both money and blood—toward meeting common challenges. Until now, our statesmen have had the good sense to allow all concerned to save face and to describe our relationship as a partnership, with each contributing according to ability. Unfortunately, it seems everyone who understood what this actually meant—European subordination to U.S. hegemony—is dead.
This is an insult to the Europeans. Just by size, we're the big kid in the alliance, but no one is forcing anyone in to this alliance. A demand for fairness is not killing the alliance, it is only asking for a respectful relationship to strengthen the alliance.

Also, I know Trump derangement syndrome is blinding people, but Trump did not invent this concern. I've been on this for two decades, but I'm just a gnat on the natsec rump, listen to General Craddock in 2009, and SECDEF Gates in 2011.

This is not new - we just have a President who is willing to lead with it in the open.

If our slacking NATO partners will simply do the minimum - which isn't too much - then our alliance will be better, stronger, and better able to promote liberal democracy. 

Claire is 180 degrees out from what is going on.
They were wrong. We’re now cheerfully pissing away the greatest achievement of American history, the work of generations, achieved at incalculable cost in life and treasure: a free, united, secure, and prosperous Western world. The 20th century has been forgotten. No one learned a thing from it.
The present state of events is not good for NATO, The West, or any of its alliance partners.

Regular readers here know I get a kick out of the Norwegian series Occupied because it took the warning I gave to my NATO colleagues the first decade of this century, "We are one election away from the USA seriously looking at leaving NATO if you guys don't start spending more on your own defense." and made a series out of it. They refused to understand that there is a strong tradition in the American culture that started with the first English speaking colonies in North America, "He who does not work, does not eat." We will only take slackers for so long - especially entitled slackers.

The nation that needs to get itself in order first is Germany. Regardless of some people's view of Germany, this is 2018. She is a critical and important leader in the family of liberal democracies. Her economy is a powerhouse and her under-investment in her defense undermines deterrence and the ability of NATO to decisively act.

If you care for Germany and NATO, then you need to be as clear and direct as a Dutchman about it. Case in point, Rich Lowry over at NR;
Germany’s defense spending, or lack thereof, is a disgrace. One would think the country would have been embarrassed into following a different trajectory after German troops — Panzergrenadierbataillon 371, to be exact — had to use broomsticks instead of guns in a NATO exercise in 2014. But Germany evidently doesn’t embarrass easily.

NATO countries, after a long vacation from history after the end of the Cold War, agreed at a summit in Wales in 2014 to spend 2 percent of their gross domestic product on defense annually within ten years.

The Baltic states, and anyone in the direct line of fire of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, are scared and spending, although no one will mistake these countries for behemoths. England is above 2 percent, at least in theory (one think tank says that it’s actually 1.6 percent). France is steadily increasing toward the 2 percent target.

It is the biggest economy in Europe and fourth-largest in the world that is the serious laggard. Germany spends all of 1.2 percent of GDP on defense. As Elisabeth Braw points out in Foreign Policy magazine, its military is short on tents and winter clothes. Its aircraft suffer from missing spare parts, and most of its tanks aren’t battle-ready. It has a shortfall of about 20,000 officers and noncommissioned officers. It is promising to get to 1.5 percent GDP . . . by 2025 ...
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It’s not clear how seriously Germany takes the Russian threat (although it sent some troops to Lithuania last year). Germany has been supportive of the proposed Russian pipeline, Nord Stream 2, that would make Europe more dependent on Russian natural gas and bypass Ukraine. It’s Trump, the alleged tool of Putin, who has been complaining bitterly about the project.

With Putin looming to the East, NATO remains a vital tool of Western power. It’s not an imposition to ask that Germany act like it.
Germany needs to get its act together. It is long overdue.

All is not lost. There is good news about NATO when you want to find it. If you push Germany to the side, you can see that many in the alliance get it.

Today NATO issued its latest report of defense spending. Read it all, but these two graphs tell much of the story about who wants to be an adult, and who is content to live in mom's basement.


Note the nations who are just as the cusp of reaching the 2% mark. BZ to them all. Also note the cluster of shame in the bottom left-hand corner. Those are your free-riders - with Germany right in the center of them. Such lost potential.


As you can see, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Romania all are making the stretch. They get it. Other nations showing merit, Bulgaria, Canada, Slovakia, and The Netherlands. More work to do, but they are heading in the right direction.

UK, France, Croatia, Albania, and Belgium.  My dudes. Are you reading any of your intel reports?

Name 'em and shame 'em. A few decades of begging isn't helping - and liberal democracy isn't quite flourishing to the East.


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A legal case via which Ukraine’s State Property Fund (SPF) seeks to return fixed line operator Ukrtelecom to state ownership will be restarted in the country’s Supreme Court, Liga.net reports. In October 2017 the Kiev Economic Court invalidated Ukrtelecom’s original March 2011 privatisation agreement and called for the return of the telco into state hands with no compensation to current owner SCM, which lost its Court of Appeal case against the ruling in December 2017. However, the Supreme Court has now referred the case for reconsideration, which according to Liga.net’s sources indicates some form of procedural violation may have taken place in earlier court instances, although full details are not in the public domain.
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The Semenyuk family in Ukraine consists of 346 living relatives. There is a party for every birthday and wedding, and for each newlywed couple a house is built in the village of Dobroslav by the family.
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The 28-year-old has played 77 times for Ukraine.
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Directed by: Ulrich Seidl Stars: Ekateryna Rak, Lidiya Oleksandrivna Savka, Oksana Ivanivna Sklyarenko Language: German/Slovak/Russian/English | Subtitles: English (embed) Country: Austria | Imdb Info | Ar: 16:9 | Brrip Description: A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East … Continue reading
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Most people think the world is more dangerous today than it was two years ago as concerns rise over politically motivated violence and weapons of mass destruction, according to a survey released on Tuesday. Six out of 10 respondents to the survey, commissioned by the Global Challenges Foundation, said the dangers had increased, with conflict and nuclear or chemical weapons seen as more pressing risks than population growth or climate change. The results come as NATO leaders prepare to meet in Brussels on Wednesday amid growing tensions between the United States and fellow members over defence spending, which some fear could damage morale and play into the hands of Russia. "It's clear that our current systems of global cooperation are no longer making people feel safe," said Mats Andersson, vice chairman of the Global Challenges Foundation, in a statement. Andersson said turbulence between NATO powers and Russia, ongoing conflict in Syria, Yemen and Ukraine and nuclear tensions with North Korea and Iran were making people feel unsafe. A separate survey commissioned by the Global Challenges Foundation after North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un met US President Donald Trump found...
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The EU has roundly criticised Russian aggression in Ukraine amid concern that US leader Donald Trump might break Western ranks.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday that Canada is extending its NATO commitment in Latvia by another four years to March 2023 and will boost the number of troops in the country to 540 from the current 455 in a show of ongoing solidarity with the alliance. Trudeau made the announcement in Riga following a meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis and indicated that he hopes the increased Canadian commitment to Latvia gets the attention of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Canada is part of a NATO battle group in Latvia, which was established as the alliance’s response to Russia’s surprise annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its invasion of eastern Ukraine....
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“An open wound is bleeding in Europe,” Bishop Bohdan Dzyurakh, CSSR, said at a recent meeting of the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe. “The Ukrainian people are continually paying a high price for their freedom, dignity and future. We cannot forget about it.”
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После Второй мировой войны прошло 73 года, а земля и вода еще до сих пор скрывают в себе смертоносные заряды тех времен.

Один боеприпас обнаружили купальники вчера в реке вблизи Староконстантинова. 45-міліметрвий артиллерийский снаряд ждал жертву в водах Случа еще со времен Второй мировой войны. Хорошо, что люди его вовремя заметили и сообщили чрезвычайников. А те быстро прибыли на место и забрали опасную находку.

В том же, Староконстантиновском, районе обнаружили вчера и другой отголосок мировой войны. В селе Гнатки во время земляных работ неожиданно выкопали снаряд калибром 152 миллиметра. Просто чудо, что он не взорвался и не причинил никому вреда.

Так же во время землеройных работ нашелся и 76-миллиметровый в областном центре. Его обнаружили сегодня утром на Львіському шоссе в Хмельницком. Боеприпас насквозь проржавел и тоже мог в любой момент сдетонировать.
 
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Советы сеньоров — постоянная рубрика, в которой опытные специалисты делятся практическими советами с джуниорами — общие лайфхаки по обучению, какие книги и ресурсы читать, какие навыки осваивать и многое другое. В этом выпуске говорим о C++.

Алексей Цой, Senior Developer в Luxoft Ukraine

14 лет опыта

Начинающему программисту необходимо как можно больше времени посвящать изучению новых технологий, библиотек, в том числе и классических, таких как Boost, которые используют многие программисты. Очень важно уделять самообразованию достаточно времени, потому что количество нетехнических задач, митингов и коммуникации разных видов, будет увеличиваться, но без технических знаний молодой специалист просто не будет расти.

Поэтому в целях самообразования очень пригодится свой «домашний» проект. На этой тестовой площадке вы сможете принимать абсолютно все решения. Начиная с требований, процессов и планирования и заканчивая стеком технологий, имплантацией функционала и его тестированием. Экспериментируйте, применяйте новые подходы, технологии, паттерны проектирования — делайте все, что считаете нужным и интересным. Ведь в реальных проектах такая свобода действий у новичков встречается крайне редко.

Насчет качества сделанной работы. Стремитесь давать грамотные оценки, решайте задачи минимальным количеством кода и не допускайте в нем багов. Воспринимайте каждый конкретный баг как свое личное поражение.

Естественно, в этом вам помогут книги, ставшие классикой. Это Герб Саттер и его «Exceptional C++», «More Exceptional C++» и «Exceptional C++ Style». Это Андрей Александреску и его «Modern C++ Design: Generic Programming and Design Patterns Applied» и «C++ Coding Standards: 101 Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices», написанная вместе с Саттером. И, конечно же, книги Скотта Майерса.

А вот чего не следует делать, так это браться за задачи, в которых не понятна их постановка. Это относится не к технической части, каким образом написать код, а именно к требованиям. Задавайте вопросы. Иначе есть риск сделать бессмысленную вещь, потратить проектное время, создать угрозу срыва дедлайнов. Такое не понравится никому.

И напоследок, более философское. Ответственно подходите к поиску места работы. Не стоит тратить свое время и силы на проекты, которые вам не нравятся, не интересны, кажутся неактуальными. Ведь без интереса в работе вероятность профессионального развития очень низка. И не только в IT.

Андрей Каличак, C++ Competence Lead в Perfectial

14 лет опыта

Язык С++ — один из древнейших, и по нему существует бесконечное множество документации, уроков, советов, тренингов и курсов. Несмотря на то, что некоторые могут одолеть этот язык за 21 день, я уверен, что большинство программистов учатся его использовать правильно и эффективно постоянно.

Очевидно, что для изучения С++ необходимы крепкие знания его предшественника — языка С. Именно с него и стоит начать знакомство с языком. С/С++ — это вообще неразлучная пара, и они всегда вместе на многих проектах и собеседованиях.

Для начинающего программиста очень важно как можно быстрее расширить свои знания. Как только будет получен критически минимальный порог знаний по стандарту языка, смежным базовым технологиям его использования (XML, DB, basic patterns/idioms), и это закрепится первым опытом, тогда свои знания можно углублять в выбранном направлении.

Не буду оригинальным и посоветую почитать в первую очередь классический труд Б. Страуструпа. И лишь потом, имея за плечами несколько килобайт написанного кода, можно приступать к более специализированным материалам, к примеру книгам Скотта Мэйерса или Герба Саттера. Они написаны в виде отдельных уроков, очень легко усваиваются. При определённом опыте и понимании это будет хорошим подспорьем в дальнейшем становлении профессионала.

Но, к сожалению, лишь прочитав книги или документацию, невозможно стать 25-летним синьором, поэтому очень важно набить себе шишки и получить бесценный опыт. Чем больше — тем лучше. Этот опыт следует перенимать у своих старших тиммейтов. Я бы даже заменил слово «перенимать» на «выгрызать». Надо получать как можно больше советов, конструктивной критики, мастер-классов от тех, кто может поделиться своими знаниями. Нужно задавать много вопросов, даже если навскидку вопрос кажется глупым.

Понятно, что вряд ли кто-то изъявит собственное желание менторить тебя, поэтому тут следует быть очень настойчивым и не стесняться просить старших ребят сделать код-ревью или помочь правильно имплементировать паттерн. Оптимально, если у тебя будет официальный ментор, в обязанности которого будет входить помощь в твоём обучении. Тогда все стороны будут заинтересованы в конечном результате. Но всё же крайне важно понимать, что это твой личный путь и только ты отвечаешь за его направление и результат. Организация обучения, скорость продвижения, его направление — это то, что решаешь только ты. Не жди — действуй! Время бесценно.

Обязательно паралельно необходимо осваивать последние стандарты и технологии — C++11/14/17, библиотека Boost, Gtest, Git. Обрети уверенность в использовании хотя бы одной IDE (поиск, дебаг, рефакторинг). Это всё значительно повысит твою ценность на рынке труда.

И несколько маленьких советов, которые бы мне помогли в начале карьеры:

  • Выделяй себе время на обучение: понятно, что проект может занять всё свободное время, и на первых порах действительно все мысли лишь об удачном старте, но потом, когда войдешь в спокойное русло, не забывай постоянно увеличивать свои знания.
  • Отдавайся работе чуть больше, чем требуется: изучи часть чужого кода и найди баг, найди не очевидное, а оптимальное решение, углубись в новую библиотеку больше, чем требует этого выполнение задачи.
  • Выпрашивай себе всё более сложные задачи, даже на первый взгляд непосильные для тебя: именно так и развивается разработчик. Плюс это хорошая мотивация для тех, у кого повышено чувство собственного достоинства и амбиции.
  • Разбирай open-source код: там можно подсмотреть и научиться многим вещам.
  • Старайся посещать собрания сообщества разработчиков: тут можно позадавать вопросы на более узкие темы и познакомиться с экспертами в разных сферах.
  • Регулярно (не обязательно часто) проходи онлайн-тренинги или уроки: это разнообразит твою подготовку и позволит взглянуть под новым углом на некоторые вещи.
  • Держи баланс во всём.

Главное — помнить, что никто не стал экспертом сразу. Все прошли через определённые этапы развития, хоть и в индивидуальном русле. И ещё — это всё должно быть в кайф!

Володимир Корнійчук, Senior Software Engineer в Infopulse

12 років досвіду

Чому?
Перш за все я б порадив новачку відповісти для себе на запитання: «Чому я хочу писати на С++?». Є ціла купа причин обрати інші мови програмування — багато з них легші у вивченні та щоденному використанні. Але в С++ є те, що тримає його серед лідерів. С++ обирають за його швидкодію, ефективність, контроль апаратних ресурсів, кросплатформеність, поширеність. Якщо ці речі відповідають вашим ідеалам — ідіть у бій. Якщо хочеться, щоб «раз-раз і в продакшн» — можливо, варто обрати щось простіше?

Хто і коли?
Для розуміння філософії С++ варто трохи почитати про історію його створення та бачення мови програмування її авторами. Ще не читали книг Страуструпа? Саме час. Банальна порада, але без цього справді ніяк. Тільки беріть останні видання, а не перші.

Чи варто читати стандарт?
Стандарт мови програмування С++ в одній з останніх редакцій, що траплялася мені на очі, налічує 1622 сторінки. Як це все прочитати (з урахуванням стилю документу) і залишитися при здоровому глузді, я особисто не уявляю. Вивчення С++ по стандарту — найгірша ідея у світі. Є багато книжок, що пояснюють С++ простіше і з теоретичної, і з прикладної точки зору. Можна почати зі списку на Isocpp. А стандарт залиште розробникам компіляторів.

IDE
Підберіть зручне середовище розробки. Я використовую Visual Studio з додатково встановленим плагіном Visual Assist X. Ця зв’язка знає про мову С++ більше за все інше, що я перебирав. Знаю людей, що користуються VS + ReSharper, CLion, Qt Creator, Vim. Мені не підійшло, але ви спробуйте і матимете власну думку.

Debugger
Навчіться користуватися дебаггером (як вбудованим у вашу IDE, так і зовнішнім, типу GDB чи WinDbg). Це, на диво, потужні інструменти, що іноді дозволяють робити неймовірні речі. Більшість розробників використовують їх доволі примітивно, у режимі «поставили точку зупинки — зупинилися на ній», навіть не знаючи про можливості віддаленої роботи, time-travel debugging, підтягування зовнішніх символьних файлів та коду, зупинки по модифікації адреси пам’яті тощо.

Профайлер
Ефективність та швидкість — одні з головних причин використання С++ в сучасних проектах. Без профайлера ви ніколи не здогадаєтесь, де саме «вузьке місце» у вашому коді. Для простих випадків підійде та ж Visual Studio, для складніших — Windows Performance Analyzer або інструменти від Intel. Не пробуйте вгадати, що саме у вас працює повільно. Я бачив, як на це марнувалися тижні. Просто зробіть замір профайлером і усвідомте факти. В більшості випадків проблема буде зовсім не там, де ви її очікуєте.

Інструменти статичного аналізу
Зараз є багато інструментів, що дозволяють вказати програмісту на можливу помилку в коді на С++. Є попередження стандартного компілятора, є нові можливості Visual Studio по аналізу С++ коду на відповідність рекомендаціям C++ Core Guidelines, є аналіз коду в Visual Assist X, є Cppcheck та Clang. Багато чого є, он одна тільки Вікіпедія скільки всього знає. Обов’язково оберіть собі щось і використовуйте. Особливо добре ці інструменти працюють у комбінації з системами неперервної інтеграції.

Спеціалізовані інструменти розробки
Яку б галузь програмування ви не обрали — швидше за все ви не будете першим, хто почав e ній працювати. Ваші попередники написали багато корисних утиліт — спробуйте знайти їх та використати. Є гарні програми для допомоги системному програмісту, є корисні утиліти для графіки та геймдеву, є купа бібліотек з алгоритмами. Не пишіть свого велосипеду? доки не витратите принаймні кілька годин на пошуки вже того, що вже існує.

Тримайтеся на вістрі прогресу
Знайдіть собі якесь джерело новин про С++. Мова розвивається, виходять нові стандарти та компілятори, що їх підтримують. Особисто я читаю новини на Isocpp, обговорення — на Reddit, дивлюся відео з конференцій C++Now та CppCon. Це вимагає не так багато часу, як може здатися, але дає можливість планувати як розвиток вашого проекту, так і ваш особистий.

Николай Родин, С++ Developer в Dev-Pro

8 лет опыта

Зачем нужен С++ сегодня

Мой выбор, когда я заканчивал институт 18 лет назад, был невелик. Web-направление только набирало обороты, и у меня фактически был выбор только между Visual C++ и Delphi. Сегодня же вариантов очень много, а применение С++ найти не так легко. В стремительно развивающейся web-индустрии ему по-прежнему нет места. Вытесняется он и из кроссплатформенного программирования. Если вам интересен этот язык — осталось всего несколько направлений, в которых С++ (и С) еще удерживают позиции:

  1. Поддержка легаси проектов под Windows — речь о проектах, которым не один год, а может быть и не один десяток лет. Возможно, некоторым не по душе это направление, но саппорт важен и нужен. Новые проекты появляются редко, в них GUI пишется в основном с использованием библиотеки Qt.
  2. Game Development — здесь C++ актуален, ибо важно быстродействие в сочетании с определенной безопасностью.
  3. С++ под Linux — здесь С++ по-прежнему востребован ввиду развитости экосистемы. GUI вполне можно писать на Qt, драйвера и некоторые сетевые приложения пишутся даже на С.
  4. Embedded — здесь С удерживает твердые позиции, особенно если речь заходит о системах, работающих в реальном времени и на ограниченных мощностях. C++ также вполне используется (как правило, в урезанном виде).

Кому стоит его изучать

Перед тем как приступать к изучению С++, разумно спросить себя, что именно вы собираетесь делать, действительно ли планируете развиваться в одном из направлений из списка выше.

Я бы порекомендовал этот язык тем, кто имеет тягу к написанию программ на Linux, стремится в GameDev или хочет стать Embedded Engineer. Язык подойдет тем новичкам в IT-индустрии, которые считают себя перфекционистами и ищут как можно большего контроля над тем, что они делают.

Если же человек стремится скорее конструировать, чем программировать, ждет быстрой реализации своих идей — тогда лучше смотреть в сторону web и скриптовых языков. Да и изучить тот же JavaScript гораздо проще.

Как изучить С++

Осваивать C++ я предлагаю от простого к сложному, начав с С. С считается низкоуровневым и поддерживает в основном процедурную парадигму. Но на его примере можно получить представление об указателях и прямой работе с памятью. Вы также научитесь мыслить битами и тактами, а не только абстракциями языка программирования и шагами алгоритмов. Помимо того, операционные системы до сих пор имеют API, написанный на С, и с ним нужно учиться взаимодействовать.
С++ поддерживает и процедурную, и объектно-ориентированную парадигму (ООП).

Основным при переходе к ООП является поворот мышления от «пассивных» данных и набора процедур для их обработки к «активным» данным, предоставляющим набор операций для работы с ними и скрывающим детали своей реализации. Также важная часть С++ — шаблоны, с помощью которых реализуются в том числе «умные» указатели, позволяющие существенно повысить безопасность С++ кода. В целом С++ является сложным языком и требует существенных усилий на изучение.

Полезная литература

Базовой книгой для изучения С считается книга Брайана Кернигана и Денниса Ритчи «Язык программирования С». Из нее можно почерпнуть информацию о стиле написания кода, основных контейнерах и обработке ошибок. Книга также приучит к ясности изложения мысли, потому что авторы всегда предлагают сначала писать комментарии, а потом уже под ними блоки кода. Это достаточно полезный навык независимо от языка.

Для изучения С++ желательно прочитать больше литературы. С++ я изучал по следующим книгам:

Советы новичкам

Советы стандартны и практически не зависят от языка: изучайте классические алгоритмы и структуры данных, паттерны проектирования. Асинхронное программирование и многопоточность лучше осваивать не сразу, а несколько позже — после приобретения определенного опыта. Ясно излагайте мысли в виде кода, не забывайте о кратких комментариях, минимизируйте содержимое лямбд и избегайте копипасты. Аккуратность написания кода, строгость обработки ошибок и логирование также очень важны — написанный код нужно будет саппортить.

Помните, что когда попадаете в IT, как бы не готовились заранее — начинаете чувствовать пробелы в знаниях и опыте, которые даже не касаются технической квалификации. Soft skills действительно играют роль, и многие из них вы освоите, только присоединившись к реальному проекту. Здесь есть процессы, тестирование, проджект-менеджер, который держит руку на пульсе, следит за сроками и приоритетами. Иногда это тяжело принять, но окончательное решение не за тем, кто пишет код, а за тем, кто несет за него ответственность.

Присоединившись к команде, учитесь на примере того кода, который уже существует на проекте. Работающий код, каким бы он не был, — это наилучший способ изучения С++ и любого другого языка программирования. Кам минимум поймете, как делать не нужно. Надеюсь, у вас все получится.

Михайло Рудий, Senior Software Developer в Vakoms

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Оскільки ти вже став на цей шлях, то, мабуть, розумієш, що обрав одну з кращих мов, на якій можна писати все, починаючи від hardware, закінчуючи web.

Я б хотів поділитися кількома порадами.

Вказівник — твій найкращий друг. Вказівники, вказівники, вказівники і ще раз вказівники, бо це наше все і вони повсюди. Чим більше ти знаєш про них, тим краще.

Memory management. Навчись правильно працювати з пам’яттю. В C++ за пам’ять відповідаєш ти сам. Поки ти не скажеш «видалити» — ніхто за тебе це не зробить. Не хочеш сам керувати пам’яттю — тоді вчи smart pointers.

Класи і три страшні букви (ООП). Робота з класами — це дуже круто, тому старайся знати і вміти використовувати всі можливості класів і ООП.

Не вигадуй велосипед. У стандартній бібліотеці є вже багато готових алгоритмів, особливо для роботи з контейнерами. Тому перед тим, як писати свій метод, спочатку перевір, — можливо, він вже готовий.

В ногу з часом. C++, як і всі інші мови, розвивається, тому не забувай слідкувати за змінами в нових стандартах. Там з’являється багато цікавого і потрібного.

Design patterns. Це мегакрута річ. Почни своє знайомство з ними із простого і рухайся до складніших, закінчуй архітектурними. Головне, навчись їх правильно застосовувати.

Просто, як двері. Реалізуй задачі якомога простіше. Це буде зручно для всіх: і для тебе, і для твої колег по проекту, і для тих, хто продовжуватиме після тебе.

Запозичуй. Хочеш покращити свій код, спробуй знайти хоча б 2 рішення схожої задачі. Можливо, ти знайдеш там щось корисне для себе.

Команда. Навчися працювати в команді. Без гарних відносин робота менш якісна. Вчись розуміти інших членів команди, незалежно від їх досвіду.

Ментор. Це твій помічник, який підкаже, дасть пораду або насварить, якщо ти робиш щось дуже неправильно. Він потрібен.

Не бійся. Не бійся важких тасків (інколи вони тільки здаються важкими). Не бійся спитати поради. Не бійся сказати: «Я вже все спробував і не знаю, як це зробити. Підкажіть, куди рухатись».

Будь упевнений. Вмій відстоювати свою точку зору. Інколи твоя ідея чи варіант реалізації може бути кращий, ніж в інших, але потрібно це довести і пояснити.

Критика — це не зло. Вчися сприймати критику, якщо вона доречна. Будь стіким до неї. Вмій взяти з неї якомога більше корисного для себе.

І наостанок головне. Практика — запорука успіху. Чим більше практики — тим краще, тим більший досвід, тим швидше твої пальці самі «знатимуть», що писати. Практикуйся якомога більше. Прочитав щось цікаве в книжці або статті чи почув від когось — спробуй реалізувати, поекспериментувати. Так ти швидше все запам’ятаєш.

І знай, C++ неможливо вивчити повністю :) Завжди буде щось нове, що ти не знатимеш, тому не лякайся. Просто читай і постійно практикуйся.

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Wladimir Putin (rechts) und Sergej Lawrow.

Vielleicht geht es der Nato doch besser, als es zurzeit den Anschein hat. Vielleicht funktioniert das alte Verteidigungs- und Abschreckungsbündnis doch noch gut genug, um seinen Feinden Angst und Schrecken einzujagen. Trump-Ausfall hin, Trump-Entgleisung her. Darauf deutet zumindest ein Interview hin, das Russlands Verteidigungsminister Segej Schoigu mit der italienischen Zeitung „Il Giornale“ geführt hat. Er wirft der Nato vor, ihre Militärbasen immer näher an die russische Grenze zu verlegen. Und droht seinerseits.

 „Als Präsident der russischen geografischen Gesellschaft will ich seit langem den amerikanischen Kollegen einen Globus geben, damit sie darauf schauen und erklären können, wieso sie ihre Militärbasen und Truppen vor allem an den russischen Grenzen stationieren, während die sogenannten „Feinde Amerikas“ im Mittleren und Fernen Osten sitzen“, schimpfte Schoigu. Was er damit meint: Die Nato weiß sehr genau, wen es mit seinen Aktionen eigentlich im Blick hat. Nicht etwa den Iran, sondern Russland.

Russland ist selbst auch nicht gerade zimperlich

Zum einen spielt der Minister auf das US-Raketenabwehrsystem an, das auch in Osteuropa installiert werden soll. Offizielle Begründung der USA ist, dass das System Schutz gegen iranische Raketenangriffe bieten soll. Zum anderen sind ihm aber auch Nato-Truppen ein Dorn im Auge, die inzwischen von Estland bis Polen stationiert sind, also direkt vor der russischen Grenze. Es habe anderslautende Zusagen bei der deutschen Einheit gegeben, sagte Schoigu. Was der russische Verteidigungsminister unerwähnt lässt: Russland trug mit seiner aggressiven Politik in der Ukraine selbst dazu bei, dass die Nato in den baltischen Staaten mobile Einheiten stationierte.

Lest auch: Ihr solltet diese Nachricht von Europa an Trump lesen — sie ist brutal

Auch sonst ist Russland nicht gerade zimperlich, wenn es um eigene militärische Machtdemonstrationen geht. Stolz kündigte Schoigu an, dass Russland bereit sei, Syrien mit S-300-Luftabwehrsystemen auszustatten. Das ist ein Affront gegen den Westen. Die USA, Großbritannien und Frankreich hatten im Frühjahr nach einem mutmaßlichen Giftgasangriff in Syrien Anlagen des Assad-Regimes bombardiert. Die syrische Regierung habe bisher keine Anfrage gestellt, versicherte Schoigu. Doch auch er weiß: Was noch nicht war, kann noch kommen.

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Umum maklum bahawa majoriti kakitangan Kerajaan adalah kaum Melayu dan majoriti pengusaha dan peniaga yang memberi rasuah kepada kaum Melayu ini adalah pengusaha dan peniaga Cina. 

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Apa yang berlaku sejak beberapa tahun kebelakangan ini adalah sebahagian daripada kempen kebencian yang dilancarkan oleh Pakatan Harapan yang didominasi oleh kaum Cina, ke atas Najib Tun Razak, UMNO dan Barisan Nasional. Boleh dikatakan bahawa ia juga merupakan kempen anti-Melayu dan anti-Islam meskipun kaum Cina dan India menidakkannya.
Apa yang berlaku mempunyai banyak persamaan dengan apa yang dilakukan oleh pihak Nazi di Jerman pada tahun 1920-an dan 1930-an. Mereka mengisytiharkan apa sahaja yang tidak sama dengan Jerman sebagai musuh. Jadi, mereka bukan sahaja membunuh orang Yahudi, tetapi juga kaum gay, kaum gipsi, serta rakyat Poland, Republik Czech, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine, dan ramai lagi. 
Sesiapa sahaja yang tidak sama dengan orang Jerman, atau tidak mempunyai mata berwarna biru atau rambut perang, akan dibunuh. Rancangan mereka adalah untuk menyingkirkan semua orang yang tidak diiingini dari bumi Eropah dan menempatkan orang Jerman di seluruh Eropah.

Orang kuat Pakatan Harapan juga diserang oleh kaum Cina kerana tidak melaksanakan agenda mereka

Kaum Cina dalam Pakatan Harapan yang dikuasai DAP boleh disamakan dengan pengamal Nazisme. Malangnya, kaum Melayu di PPBM, PAN dan PKR belum lagi sedar tentang fakta ini. 
Lambat laun mereka akan sedar bahawa ini bukanlah tentang menyingkirkan Perdana Menteri yang kleptokrat seperti yang didakwa, atau untuk membersihkan Kerajaan, menghapuskan rasuah serta penyalahgunaan kuasa, melihat Malaysia yang lebih liberal, dan sebagainya. Ini adalah tentang menghapuskan kuasa politik Melayu dan memastikan Islam sentiasa dipantau.
95%-98% kaum Cina di Malaysia menyokong Pakatan Harapan yang didominasi oleh kaum Cina adalah kerana bangsa dan agama, bukan kerana mereka inginkan Kerajaan yang bersih. Umum maklum bahawa majoriti kakitangan Kerajaan adalah kaum Melayu dan majoriti pengusaha dan peniaga yang memberi rasuah kepada kaum Melayu ini adalah pengusaha dan peniaga Cina. Ia membuktikan bahawa kaum Cina menyokong rasuah, sebagaimana pengakuan ramai kaum Cina yang rasuah memudahkan transaksi perniagaan.

Inilah hakikatnya apa yang difikirkan oleh kaum Cina terhadap Melayu

Selama 20 tahun sejak tahun 1998, kaum Cina telah memulakan kempen kebencian. Akhirnya, selepas 20 tahun, kempen ini memberikan hasil apabila mereka berjaya memecah-belahkan orang Melayu kepada lima kumpulan dan menyatukan kaum Cina hampir 100% di belakang DAP. Walaubagaimanapun, kempen kebencian ini tidak berhenti di situ. Sesiapa sahaja yang tidak melaksanakan sesuatu ke arah agenda kaum Cina akan menerima bantahan dan kecaman, meskipun ianya datang dari wakil Pakatan Harapan sendiri.
Kaum Melayu dalam Pakatan Harapan akan menyedari bahawa musuh sebenar mereka adalah kaum Cina yang mereka panggil kawan, dan bukannya orang Melayu dari UMNO. Adakah kenyataan ini menjadikan saya seorang rasis? Jika benar, maka saya seorang rasis dan sangat berbangga dengannya. HIDUP MELAYU! HIDUP ISLAM! – www.malaysia-today.net

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“An open wound is bleeding in Europe,” Bishop Bohdan Dzyurakh, CSSR, said at a recent meeting of the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe. “The Ukrainian people are continually paying a high price for their freedom, dignity and future. We cannot forget about it.”
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By Catherine Harris and Nataliya Bugayova with Molly Adler

Key Takeaway: Hungary is acting in support of Russia’s longstanding objective to distance Ukraine from NATO. Hungary attempted to block Ukraine from participating in the annual NATO Summit in Brussels on July 11 - 12. Russia will continue to exploit rising tensions between Ukraine and Hungary in order to isolate Ukraine from the West and fracture NATO. The U.S. and its allies should pressure Hungary to support Ukraine’s efforts to join NATO.

Hungary’s efforts to block Ukraine from the NATO Summit play into the hands of Russia. Hungary stated that it will block the NATO-Ukraine Commission from meeting at the upcoming NATO Summit on July 11 - 12 due to Hungary’s opposition to a recent language bill that Hungary asserts infringes on the rights of Hungarians in Ukraine. The Kremlin is pursuing a comprehensive campaign to target Ukraine via Hungary as outlined by the Institute for the Study of War in 2017. The Kremlin has attempted to influence a wide range of decision-makers in Hungary and fostered separatist narratives among Hungarians in Western Ukraine in order to destabilize Ukraine and distance it from the EU. The Kremlin is actively pursuing a broader region campaign aimed at driving a wedge between Ukraine and its neighbors such as Poland.

The U.S. and NATO allies should pressure Hungary to support the membership of Ukraine in NATO. Russia will continue to seize similar instances of bilateral friction as opportunities to distance Ukraine from NATO and erode the overall cohesion of NATO. The U.S. and NATO should use the upcoming summit to pressure Hungary to find an alternative venue to resolve its disputes and support Ukraine as a strong signal of united resolve towards Russia.

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Borussia Dortmund hat gleich zwei Personalien abgehakt. Der BVB verpflichtet den marokkanischen WM-Teilnehmer Hakimi auf Leihbasis von Real Madrid und gibt den Ukrainer Jarmolenko an West Ham ab.


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The Simultaneous World Prayer for Ukraine will be held on August 24, the Independence Day of Ukraine. Ukrainians in hundreds of churches around the world will simultaneously pray for their country.
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Two Baptists in Ukraine saved the lives of three Jews during the Holocaust after they received a note one night on their farm.


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Akhtem Mustafaev has fled to mainland Ukraine a week after his ‘interrogation’ and alleged torture by the Russian FSB in occupied Crimea.  The FSB’s interest is almost  certainly linked solely with Mustafaev’s connection to veteran Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev, and only strengthens the suspicion that a recently announced criminal prosecution is an attempt to discredit the Mejlis, or self-governing body, of the Crimean Tatar people and respected Crimean Tatar leaders.. 
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The prosecution of Volodymyr Balukh, who has been on hunger strike since 19 March, has been a show trial for those who are not prepared to accept the new reality of Russian-occupied Crimea. RU

Volodymyr Balukh. Photo: Aleksandra Efimenko. All rights reserved.Volodymyr Balukh is your average Ukrainian farmer. There was a Ukrainian flag flying from his roof. One of his t-shirts had a picture of a Cossack on it. But Volodymyr’s house and his t-shirt are in Crimea, in the village of Serebryanka in the peninsula’s Rozdolne district. Balukh was opposed to Russia’s annexation of the peninsula, and this was common knowledge in the village. The flag on his roof led to three criminal charges against him.

The string of criminal cases against Balukh began in spring 2015, when the security services conducted the first search of his home. FSB officers turned up at the home of Balukh and his civil partner Natalya on the pretext of some spare car parts having disappeared in the village. Six months later, they turned up again, and this time they not only searched the property but dragged him out onto the street, pushed him into a car and beat him up. They faced no sanction for this – on the contrary, it was Balukh who received 10 days detention for “failure to obey a police order”. The Russian siloviki just needed time for the bruises left on the farmer’s body to disappear.

While Balukh was under arrest, the Rozdolne district department of Russia’s Investigative Committee launched the first case against him. He was accused of “insulting a representative of authority”. The case was “sewn” with great speed: the investigators conducted their investigation in two days before passing it on to the prosecutor’s office. In February 2016, Volodymyr Balukh was sentenced to 320 hours of community service. Balukh refused to comply with the sentence and it was changed to 40 days in a penal settlement.

Some people would have left it at that and stopped making their beliefs known, but not Balukh. In November 2017, he hung a sign reading “Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred Street” on his house, to commemorate the people who died during Euromaidan. The village head called on him the same day and asked him to remove it, but Balukh declined. A month later, the FSB returned to search his house once more: this step was initiated by the FSB’s Crimea chief Viktor Palagin himself – he had requested the courts to carry out an “investigation of the premises”, in other words a de facto search. The search took four hours, culminating in Balukh’s arrest: officers “discovered” 90 cartridges from Barnaul ammunition factory on his roof, right under the flag he had hung there.

The search of Vladimir’s house was carried out by former members of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU). One of them was Alexey Leonov, who until spring 2014 was a major in the SBU and worked in its Crimean headquarters, but was afterwards charged with desertion when he crossed to the Russian side.

The prosecution of Volodymyr Balukh has been a show trial for those who are not prepared to accept the new reality of Russian-occupied Crimea

Apart from the ex-SBU officers, the search team also included Alexander Lopatin, a former member of the Berkut special unit. He now heads the Rozdolne district police operations department.

Volodymyr Balukh’s second trial was complicated by the lack of proof of his fingerprints on the infamous cartridges. This was no surprise, as he couldn’t have left his prints on them – they were, after all, planted by the FSB. Balukh’s defence lawyer Olga Dinze also requested an investigation of where, and to whom the cartridges were being sent, but the judge refused this request.

In October 2017, Volodymyr Balukh was convicted of illegal possession of ammunition and sentenced to three years and seven months in a penal settlement and a 10,000 rouble fine, reduced by two months on appeal. But several months before the sentence could be carried out, Balukh was charged with a third offence.

The charge, brought by investigator Bondarenko, concerned “the commission of an offence under Part 1 of Article 318 of the Russian Criminal Code”, relating to “the use of violence against a representative of authority”. It was instigated after Valery Tkachenko, the head of the pre-trial detention centre where Volodymyr was being held, filed a complaint about him. On 6 December 2017, the article under which Balukh was charged was changed to Part 2 of Article 321: “disruption of the work of an isolation facility”.

According to Tkachenko, Balukh attacked him during a routine inspection of his cell, punching him in his stomach and then hitting him on the arm with a bottle of detergent. Balukh’s defence lawyer immediately countered that the case was a complete fabrication and that it was Tkachenko who attacked Balukh, swearing at him and insulting him for being a Ukrainian. It later transpired that the FSB had forced the detention centre’s head to write the report on Balukh, and the CCTV footage of the incident showed clearly that it was Tkachenko who started the fight.

On 19 March this year, Volodymyr Balukh began a hunger strike in protest at the fabricated charges against him. Today, he is practically unrecognisable in the courtroom, emaciated and exhausted. The Ukrainian government has asked for permission for Ukrainian doctors to visit him, but this hasn’t happened. Russia’s ombudsperson Tatyana Moskalkova has visited Balukh and said that she asked how he was feeling – but that was all.

Balukh’s decision to go on hunger strike is a cry to alert people to himself and his position, which three court cases haven’t broken

On 5 June, Balukh was sentenced to five years in prison and a 10,000 rouble fine – the sentence was cumulative, taking into account his previous two convictions. His defence team plan to appeal against the sentence. Ukrainian human rights organisations have criticised the accusations against Balukh as politically motivated: they consider him a political prisoner who is being persecuted for his political stance and his support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

The prosecution of Volodymyr Balukh has been a show trial for those who are not prepared to accept the new reality of Russian-occupied Crimea. Grassroots political activity is impossible on the peninsula, as is any other opposition to the Russian authorities, which occupied Crimea in 2014.

Balukh’s family, as well as the many people who are following his case, are hoping for a prisoner exchange. This is of critical importance given the state of Balukh’s health – he has lost a lot of weight over the nearly four months of his hunger strike. Volodymyr’s decision to go on hunger strike is a cry to alert people to himself and his position, which three court cases haven’t broken.

 

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“I consider it impossible that a direct clash emerges between Russia and Ukraine,” Shoygu stated in his interview with Italian news outlet Il Giornale. The Russian official emphasized that the Kiev regime must unconditionally observe the Minsk agreements as this was the main condition for preventing the genocide of the ethnic Russian population of the south-eastern parts of Ukraine.

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By Duncan Mackay | Croatia is at the center of a diplomatic row with Russia, forcing the team to send home an assistant coach who posted a pro-Ukraine video which has angered the host country. The Croats removed former international Ognjen Vukojević, 34, from their delegation and also apologized for defender Domagoj Vida, who also […]
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In May of 2017, I urgently warned: "Trump is working very hard to undermine goodwill with our NATO allies, with a special insult to Germany. Since the end of WWII, Russia has had an explicit objective of busting up the U.S.-German alliance, because the combined strength of the U.S. and Germany, in both military might and democratic cultural influence, provided a check on the empiric aspirations of the Soviet Union, now Russia. Trump's subversion of the U.S-Germany relationship is providing a dangerous opening to Putin, who has already made abundantly clear his intent to rebuild Russia's reach with his annexation of Crimea and moves in Ukraine."

Today, Donald Trump opened the NATO summit in Brussels by launching a blistering jeremiad against Germany, accusing them of being a puppet state of Russia — an attack that simultaneously gives the illusion of Trump being in opposition to Russia (without actually ever condemning Russia) and actually further subverts the U.S.-German alliance (to Russia's benefit).

Michael Birnbaum and Seung Min Kim at the Washington Post report:
"Germany, as far as I'm concerned, is captive to Russia because it's getting so much of its energy from Russia," Trump told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, in a fiery on-camera exchange that was among the harshest in the history of the post-World War II alliance.

"We have to talk about the billions and billions of dollars that's being paid to the country we're supposed to be protecting you against," Trump said, referring to European purchases of Russian natural gas.

...Even [NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg] — a mild-mannered former Norwegian prime minister who has cultivated a positive relationship with Trump — appeared reduced to spluttering as Trump cut him off after he started to explain that allies traded with Russia even during the Cold War.

..."We're supposed to protect Germany but they're getting their energy from Russia," Trump told Stoltenberg, as aides on both the U.S. and NATO side of a long table shifted in their seats and sat stone-faced. Chief of Staff John Kelly jerked his head away as U.S. Ambassador to NATO Kay Bailey Hutchison looked up at the ceiling. "So explain that," Trump said. "And it can't be explained and you know that."

Trump's criticism set off immediate anxiety in Germany. Munich's Süddeutsche Zeitung headlined its story: "It is not only bad, it is catastrophic."

...Trump's laser-focus on Germany has unsettled Berlin, which had grown accustomed to a strong relationship with then-president Obama. Trump plans to meet one-on-one Wednesday afternoon with Merkel, where he will reiterate the same tough message to her face, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.
Trump is going to tell Angela Merkel, who grew up in Soviet-occupied East Germany, that her country is "captive to Russia," despite the fact that Trump is a demonstrable puppet of Vladimir Putin. Fucking hell.

Here is part of the above-described exchange, so you can understand the exact tenor of Trump's attack, which mere descriptions cannot due justice:

But Germany is totally controlled by Russia. Because they are getting sixty to seventy percent of their energy from Russia — and a new pipeline. And you tell me if that's appropriate, because I think it's not, and I think it's a very bad thing for NATO, and I don't think it should have happened, and I think we have to talk to Germany about it.

On top of that, Germany is just paying a little bit over one percent, whereas the United States in actual numbers is paying four-point-two percent, of a much larger GDP. So I think that's inappropriate also. We're protecting Germany, we're protecting France, we're protecting everybody, and yet we're paying a lot of money to protect.

Now, this has been going on for decades. This has been brought up by other presidents — but other presidents never did anything about it, because I don't think they understood it, or they just didn't want to get involved. But I have to bring it up, because I think it's very unfair to our country; it's very unfair to our taxpayer. And I think that these countries have to step it up, not over a ten-year period; they have to step it up immediately.
Trump also reiterated his belief that other countries in the NATO alliance owe the United States money, telling Stoltenberg: "Many countries are not paying what they should. And, frankly, many countries owe us a tremendous amount of money for many years back, where they're delinquent, as far as I'm concerned, because the United States has had to pay for them. So if you go back 10 or 20 years, you'll just add it all up. It's massive amounts of money is owed."

That is just a straight-up lie, which he constantly repeats, despite (or because of) the fact that it is both dishonest and gravely insulting to the other members of NATO.

Trump's strategy appears to be: Continue to tell lies about the structure of NATO to underwrite demands that NATO members will not possibly meet, because they are absurd, then use their refusal to justify the United States' withdrawal from NATO. I hope I'm wrong about that, and fear that I'm not.

In the meantime, however, he is without question doing the most to weaken the United States' alliance with Germany, which is a massive gift to Putin. With whom he will meet after the summit.
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I remember holding my phone, staring at the screen, reading my friend’s message:

 “Zinedine Zidane has left us.”
It’s 15th Ramazan, I’m about to break my fast, I felt like a lump of tears had tied a knot in my throat. Even after keeping a fast of 16 hours, suddenly, I didn’t feel like eating anything at all. Shock, anguish or grief, I don’t remember. A wave of mixed emotions had swept across my body. I don’t remember crying but I do remember my mom asking,
“What happened to her?”
And the usual reply by my sister,
“Oh, probably something related to football.”
I don’t remember isolating myself in a room but I do remember sobbing after Dad entered and asked,
“So, your Zidane is leaving?”
Your Zidane. That’s how my Dad sarcastically refers to the people I admire. He says I’m crazy that I cry like I own them. That was almost a month ago. And exactly a little over a month later, scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, going through the ongoing FIFA World Cup news and banters, laugh reacting to the memes, I stopped on this one post that said, “Cristiano to Juventus: Deal almost done. End of an era”.
“Oh please, not again!” I rolled my eyes and continued scrolling.
I know this happens every year. The season ends, and media starts spreading transfer rumours until the new season begins.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a big name, that’s how they sell their papers, you know,” I told myself – or consoled myself? I don’t know.
I wasn’t affected, not a bit until every reliable source started reporting the same news, football-related accounts on every social media platform had the same thing. The internet broke and the media made it more obvious with each passing hour. https://twitter.com/juventusfc/status/1016727220151377922 Strange how people living miles away leave imprints on our life even though we never regard them of such importance. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="450"] Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid with UEFA Champions League trophy, Coupe des clubs Champions Europeens during the UEFA Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool on May 26, 2018 at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kyiv, Ukraine. Photo: Getty[/caption] Or maybe, we do. But we never realise it until something happens that breaks our heart into pieces and gives us a burning sensation in our chest until we feel tears rolling down our cheeks. I am not a Ronaldo fan girl. I never saw myself like that. I’m more of a Madridista. My friends laugh at me when I tell them I’d prefer Lionel Messi over Ronaldo any day. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="389"] Real Madrid's new player Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his new jersey number 9 during his official presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on July 6, 2009. Photo: AFP[/caption] I was okay, really. But then why this sinking feeling? How come I was feeling hollow all of a sudden? I felt like drowning in a never-ending whirl of profound uncertainty of a future – a future I thought I didn’t care about but apparently, I did. We never know there’s a bond that exists between us and people of the football world, a world that we have access to only through internet or TV, until that bond is broken. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Juventus and Real Madrid at Allianz Stadium on April 3, 2018 in Turin, Italy. Photo: Getty[/caption] We think we’re strong. We think that people we watch on TV don’t have a part in our life. We think it’s a part of the game. We think that life will go on. We think it won’t matter to us a slightest. Fan girl or a fan boy, or just a Madridista, what does it matter? We’re all addicts. Some are addicted to the feeling this club provides. The feeling of having a family, of knowing the same anthem as the millions around the world, of chanting the same slogan “Hala Madrid!”, of screaming at the same goals, of crying at the same loss, of being loved when the whole stadium stands up chanting “Madrid! Madrid! And nothing ever!” and we sit behind our screens, having a sense of belonging, and our hearts smiling with joy. The feeling of sharing banters, comparing our manager and players to others, breaking the internet when Zidane with his genius tactics proved “not every bald man is Zidane”! The feeling of respect we receive from the football world for solely being fans of this mighty club. A sense of pride when fans of other clubs joke around like,
“Real Madrid? Or Imaginary Madrid?”
And we snap,
“It’s Royal in Spanish. We’re the Royals of the football world.”
It was July 10th. I remember cheering for Ronaldo when he played the final of the Euro Cup. I remember crying when he got injured and I remember screaming with joy when he won it. But that was two years ago. Two years later, on the same day, Ronaldo’s move to Juventus is done. A Madridista can understand the sorrow. It’s not that we won’t watch him play again but it’s just that we won’t be able to see him in our favourite jersey, in our favourite club, lifting the trophy with us and kissing the same badge as we do. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates with teammates during celebrations at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium following their victory last night in Kiev in the UEFA Champions League final, on May 27, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty[/caption] Maybe, it’s not Ronaldo. Maybe, it’s his ideology. Maybe, it’s how he taught us never to give up. Maybe, it’s how he helped us get through life. Maybe, it’s the spark he ignited in our favourite game. Maybe, it’s the thrill we felt while watching him. Maybe, it’s the hope of victory that we clung to every time he came on. Maybe, it’s the tears he gave us while we celebrated with joy. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates scoring his side's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final, second leg match between Real Madrid and Juventus at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 11, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty[/caption] It might be different for the fan girls and the fan boys, but you see, we’re all addicts. We Madridistas have suffered two sudden heart breaks this summer and we don’t know what’s more in store for us. Football will go on. Real Madrid will continue to touch the heights of glory. But El Clasico won’t be the same anymore. Neither will there be Ronaldo, nor will there be any thrill. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Juventus and Real Madrid at Juventus Stadium on April 3, 2018 in Turin, Italy. Photo: Getty[/caption] Maybe, we thought it wouldn’t matter. Maybe, we thought it’s a man’s game and emotional attachment is something unknown to them but maybe we were wrong. And here we are; the Madridistas, the fan girls and the fan boys, saving every emotion he gave us. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Cristiano Ronaldo scores a wonderful overhead during the first leg of the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League 2017/18 between Juventus FC and Real Madrid CF at Allianz Stadium on 03 April, 2018 in Turin, Italy. Final result is 0-3 for Real Madrid. Photo: Getty[/caption] Some have it in the form of wallpapers, memorable photos, YouTube videos, his jersey collections, the caricatures, and some have Facebook pages named after him. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="520"] Photo: Giphy[/caption] Some celebrate their goals like he does. Some copy his playing style on the pitch. Some boast about how their favourite is the best in the world or he is the greatest of all time (GOAT). Some are proud that the best in the world played for their favourite club. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="521"] Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring the second goal of his team during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Girona FC at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on March 18, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Getty[/caption] We’re all obsessed. So we sit there in silence, holding onto the last flake of our shattered heart, gathering pieces of those precious moments he left embedded in our mind, or heart or maybe our soul – for those moments are the only treasure we have left that make us feel alive. But like Ronaldo said himself in his open letter,
“Thank you to everyone and, of course, like I said for the first time in our stadium nine years ago: Hala Madrid!”
https://www.facebook.com/RealMadrid/photos/a.74265819952.19583.19034719952/10151615379204953/?type=3&theater Hala Madrid!



          West Ham sign Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 28-year-old has played 77 times for Ukraine.
          Poland says war-time killings tarnish ties with Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday reconciliation with neighbor Ukraine could take place only when Kiev accepts responsibility for the "genocide" of Poles killed by Ukrainian nationalists during World War Two.

          Veronica Clark (Cosset) 2018 [SexArt.com , MetArt.com] SiteRip      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          West Ham sign Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The 28-year-old has played 77 times for Ukraine.
          Хакеры РФ готовили атаку на Украину      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Специалисты вовремя заблокировали атаку на компьютерное оборудование предприятия Российские спецслужбы попытались устроить кибератаку на сетевое оборудование ООО «Аульская хлоропереливная станция» — один из объектов критической инфраструктуры Украины. Однако их усилия были блокированы специалистами Службы безопасности Украины (СБУ), о чем сообщила пресс-служба ведомства. IT-эксперты украинских спецслужб сообщили, что в течение нескольких минут системы управления технологическими процессами […]

Запись Хакеры РФ готовили атаку на Украину впервые появилась PaySpace Magazine.


          Trump Putin MbZ      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
"Israeli, Saudi, and Emirati Officials Privately Pushed for Trump to Strike a “Grand Bargain” with Putin" (Entous):
"During a private meeting shortly before the November, 2016, election, Mohammed bin Zayed, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, floated to a longtime American interlocutor what sounded, at the time, like an unlikely grand bargain. The Emirati leader told the American that Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, might be interested in resolving the conflict in Syria in exchange for the lifting of sanctions imposed in response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine.

Current and former U.S. officials said that bin Zayed, known as M.B.Z., was not the only leader in the region who favored rapprochement between the former Cold War adversaries. While America’s closest allies in Europe viewed with a sense of dread Trump’s interest in partnering with Putin, three countries that enjoyed unparallelled influence with the incoming Administration—Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the U.A.E.—privately embraced the goal. Officials from the three countries have repeatedly encouraged their American counterparts to consider ending the Ukraine-related sanctions in return for Putin’s help in removing Iranian forces from Syria."
and:
"Nine days before Trump’s Inauguration, Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater and a confidant of Steve Bannon, met at M.B.Z.’s resort in the Seychelles with Kirill Dmitriev, the head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, whom the Emiratis used as a go-between with Putin. (An April, 2017, Washington Post story that I co-wrote revealed the Indian Ocean encounter and stated that “the UAE agreed to broker the meeting in part to explore whether Russia could be persuaded to curtail its relationship with Iran, including in Syria, a Trump administration objective that would be likely to require major concessions to Moscow on U.S. sanctions.”)

Mueller’s team has also focussed on Trump transition-team meetings in December, 2016, that involved Emirati and Russian officials. One, at a New York hotel, was attended by M.B.Z., and another, at Trump Tower, was attended by Sergey Kislyak, then Russia’s Ambassador in Washington. During the December 1, 2016, meeting between Kislyak and Trump’s transition team, both sides wanted to discuss the conflict in Syria, and the Russian Ambassador proposed arranging a conversation between Michael Flynn, the incoming national-security adviser, and people he referred to as his “generals,” according to congressional testimony by Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser. To prevent intelligence agencies from eavesdropping on the conversation, Kislyak proposed using a “secure line,” prompting Kushner to suggest using the secure communications gear housed at the Russian Embassy in Washington."
and:
"Israeli officials lobbied for rapprochement between Washington and Moscow soon after Trump’s election victory. In a private meeting during the transition, Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States and one of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s closest confidants, said that the Israeli government was encouraging the incoming Trump Administration to coöperate more closely with Putin, starting in Syria, with the hope of convincing Moscow to push the Iranians to leave the country, an attendee told me.

Like M.B.Z., Netanyahu made courting Putin a priority, particularly after Russia’s military intervention in Syria in 2015. The Israeli leader wanted to insure that Israeli forces could continue to access Syrian airspace, which the Russians partially controlled, to prevent the deployment of advanced weapons systems by Iran and its proxies that could threaten the Jewish state. A senior Israeli official declined to comment on Dermer’s message but said that “Israel does believe it is possible to get a U.S.-Russian agreement in Syria that would push the Iranians out,” and that doing so “could be the beginning of an improvement in U.S.-Russian relations over all.”

Separately, a former U.S. official recalled having a conversation after Trump’s Inauguration with an Israeli Cabinet minister with close ties to Netanyahu in which the minister pitched the American on the idea of “trading Ukraine for Syria.” The former official told me, “You can understand why Russia’s help with Syria is a far higher priority for Israel than pushing back on Russian aggression in Ukraine. But I considered it a major stretch for Israel to try to convince the United States that U.S. interests are well served by looking the other way at Russian aggression in Ukraine. Of course, Trump may disagree for his own reasons.”"
So much for the 'human rights' of Ukrainians, traded for a useless promise of keeping Iranians out of southern Syria!  It is also rather striking that the countries with abnormal access to, and influence over, Trump, are not Russia, which is instead part of the horse-trading scheme proposed by other countries which do have so much influence they can propose ridiculous schemes which aren't even well thought out.

Also (the cynicism!):  "Major Israeli Daily: Our Government Is "Arming Neo-Nazis In Ukraine"" (Dueden).

"Iran Sanctions Are Different This Time" (Cunningham).  You can almost see a path free to rational American decision making, but the Americans, under the strict Khazar yoke, can't follow it.

This scheming could work out fairly well, if Russia gets the sanctions lifted with no change in the status of Crimea (and is re-legitimized internationally by being allowed back into the G-7, er, 8), and presumably some side promise not to have the Ukrainians start WWIII - thus completely screwing the Ukrainians over.  Putin won't be able to deliver on any promises made on Iran, and everybody knows this, so presumably the Gulf/Khazar conspirators will be looking for some other concessions from Putin in the near future.  If jiggling in hydrocarbon production is required, Putin is your man.

"The sad fact is that the pretense of U.S. global leadership now consists of a basket of new “rules” that are both arbitrary and basically illegal supported by pretexts that are essentially fabricated."
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West Ham United have signed Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund on a four-year contract. “I am very happy to sign for West Ham United,” said Andriy Yarmolenko. “West Ham is a big club with good fans and I am happy to come to play in the Premier League. “The Premier League is the […]

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          Federer nach Sensations-Aus: "Fühle mich furchtbar"       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Mit hängendem Kopf schlich Rasen-König Roger Federer vom Platz, verabschiedete sich tief enttäuscht aus seinem Reich in Wimbledon. Völlig überraschend ist der Schweizer auf dem Weg zu seinem neunten Titel beim Grand-Slam-Höhepunkt in London bereits im Viertelfinale gescheitert, geschlagen in einem mehr als vierstündigen Fünfsatzkrimi vom Südafrikaner Kevin Anderson. Der Titelverteidiger ist damit raus, Wimbledon sucht jetzt einen neuen Herrscher. (SERVICE: Spielplan der Herren)

"Es war einfach einer dieser Tage, an denen man hofft irgendwie durch zu kommen", sagte Federer, als er nur Minuten später auf der Pressekonferenz seine unerwartete 6:2, 7:6 (7:5), 5:7, 4:6, 11:13-Niederlage zu erklären versuchte: "Ich hatte nie das Gefühl, bei 100 Prozent zu sein. Jetzt fühle ich mich furchtbar." So früh wie seit seinem sensationellen Zweitrunden-Aus im Jahr 2013 gegen den Ukrainer Sergej Stachowski nicht mehr ist der achtmalige Champion bei seinem Lieblings-Grand-Slam zum Zuschauen verdammt.

Federer nicht auf dem Centre Court

Federer - der zum ersten Mal seit 2015 nicht in seinem "Wohnzimmer" auf dem Centre Court, sondern auf dem kleineren Court Nr. 1 antreten musste - hatte gegen den vor allem durch sein starkes Service gefährlichen Anderson zunächst noch auf Kurs gelegen. Nachdem er mit seinen Satzgewinnen 33 und 34 in Serie die eigene Wimbledon-Bestmarke aus den Jahren 2005 und 2006 eingestellt hatte und sogar einen Matchball hatte, musste er erstmals wieder einen Durchgang abgeben.

 Danach kippte das Match endgültig. Am Ende eines packenden Duells über 4:14 Stunden beendete Anderson, der letztlich 28 Asse schlug, das Match. "Ich habe mir immer wieder gesagt, dass heute mein Tag ist", sagte der Weltranglisten-Achte: "Roger Federer hier in Wimbledon zu schlagen, diese Erinnerung wird mir für immer bleiben. Ich bin glücklich, muss mich aber schnell wieder erholen. Schließlich will ich hier möglichst noch zwei Matches spielen."

Bereits im zweiten Satz hatte der Rekord-Grand-Slam-Sieger nach zuvor 85 gewonnenen Aufschlagspielen bei dem Rasen-Turnier in London erstmals wieder ein Break kassiert. Am Ende waren es deren vier. Nach 2:0-Satzführung hatte Federer zuvor erst viermal verloren, zuletzt vor sieben Jahren bei den US Open gegen Novak Djokovic.

Djokovic schlägt Nishikori

Vor Federers krachendem Aus hatte am Mittwoch der frühere Dominator Djokovic durch ein 6:3, 3:6, 6:2, 6:2 gegen Kei Nishikori (Japan/Nr. 24) als erster Spieler der Männerkonkurrenz das Halbfinale erreicht. "Es ist großartig, wieder unter den letzten Vier zu sein", sagte er anschließend: "Mein Level war in den letzten Monaten wieder besser, ich bin zum richtigen Moment wieder gut drauf. Dafür habe ich hart gearbeitet."

Der 31-Jährige, nach anhaltender Formkrise derzeit auf dem Weg zurück zu alter Stärke, war zuletzt bei den US Open 2016 ins Halbfinale eines Major-Turniers eingezogen. Er trifft nun auf den Sieger der Partie zwischen dem spanischen Weltranglistenersten Rafael Nadal (Nr. 2) und Juan Martin del Potro (Argentinien/Nr. 5). Den Gegner von Anderson ermitteln die beiden Aufschlagriesen John Isner (Nr. 9) und Milos Raonic (Kanada/Nr. 13).

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Vertreter der EU nutzten den 20. EU-Ukraine-Gipfel am Montag, um den Präsidenten des Landes, Petro Poroschenko, erneut dazu aufzufordern, glaubwürdige Schritte zur Bekämpfung der grassierenden Korruption zu unternehmen.
          World: Security Council: Climate-Related Security Risks      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Source: UN Security Council
Country: Iraq, Somalia, World

SC/13417

11 JULY 2018

SECURITY COUNCIL

8307TH MEETING (AM)

Note: A complete summary of today's Security Council meeting will be made available after its conclusion.

Briefings

AMINA MOHAMMED, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, declared: “It is clear that climate change is a real threat and is proceeding at a relentless pace.” The years 2015, 2016 and 2017 were the three warmest years on record, carbon dioxide levels continue to rise and resulting droughts, wildfires, heat waves and floods are being witnessed around the world. While no country will be spared from those effects, they disproportionately impact socially vulnerable and marginalized groups. “We must act together, with a joint vision and a commitment to multilateral cooperation,” she said, stressing that the impacts of climate change will go beyond the strictly environmental and “is inextricably linked to some of the most pressing challenges of our time”. Fragile countries are at risk of becoming stuck in a cycle of conflict and climate disaster; where resilience is eroded, communities may be displaced and exposed to exploitation. Citing the drastic shrinking of Lake Chad — by more than 90 per cent since the 1960s — she said the resulting environmental degradation, socioeconomic marginalization and insecurity affects some 45 million people.

Recalling that she had grown up in that region, she emphasized that she had seen the impact of climate change with her own eyes — “it is real”. Meanwhile, the Boko Haram insurgency in north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries has left more than 10 million people displaced and resulted in massive destruction of infrastructure, health and educational facilities, commercial buildings, private houses and agricultural assets. The multidimensional nature of those crises underlined the complex relationship between climate change and conflict, she said, urging Council members to view climate change as “one issue in a web of factors that can lead to conflict”. It acts as a multiplier, applying additional stress on prevailing political, social and economic pressure points. Acting on climate change is urgent, and an integral part of building a culture of prevention and ensuring peace, she said. Outlining various ways the United Nations is currently tackling the risks posed by climate change — in particular in the Lake Chad Basin, West Africa, the Sahel region and the Horn of Africa — she said the Organization takes seriously its responsibilities and stands determined to fully mobilize against the phenomenon.

In that vein, she cited the Secretary-General’s forthcoming report in conjunction with the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), which will report on recent developments including the climate-security nexus in the region. The recalibrated United Nations integrated strategy for the Sahel is also taking a climate-oriented focus, prioritizing building resilience, improving the management of natural resources and decreasing malnutrition and food insecurity. At the international level, the United Nations helped to connect efforts to combat climate change and ensure that its related frameworks are linked up and complement one another. In September, the Secretary-General will convene a climate summit to galvanize greater climate ambition for the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. Going forward, she said, the world also needed to push towards getting its greenhouse‑gas emissions under control — namely, well below the 2°C target — and to pursue the 1.5°C target as agreed in the Paris Agreement. Further work must place women at the heart of such efforts, as they remain disproportionately affected by climate change, and the United Nations should work to build institutional capacity and foster partnerships in impacted regions.

HASSAN AL-JANABI, Minister for Water Resources of Iraq, said the debate is a step forward regarding international responses to new challenges, as climate change has a negative impact on the pillars of peace. Rising temperatures exacerbate other threats and risks, increasing their complexity and intensity while making it impossible for countries to implement the Sustainable Development Goals amid growing numbers of displaced persons and migrants desperately looking to improve their lives. Major river basins in Iraq and the rest of the region are subject to the greatest ever threat, resulting from climate change, as well as competition for shared water resources.

He said the absence of implementable bilateral and multilateral agreements or regional frameworks for the equitable use of shared water is contributing to potential conflicts that could and should be avoided. The combined effect of climate change consequences, including a reported 25 per cent decline in rainfall and snowfall, and the operational modes of large dams that reduced the rate of inflows by 50 per cent in the Euphrates River since 1998 has triggered desertification, shrinking green cover and rising temperatures while reducing land productivity. This is true for the whole region, as climate change and water depletion are destroying soil fertility and causing food insecurity.

The international community must intervene to enhance resilience and stability in fragile areas, he said. In taking proactive and preventive actions, the global community can avoid humanitarian tragedies, typically most heavily felt by women, children and vulnerable groups. Many of the measures required may be legally binding on member States of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification or the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and compatible with commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals. Providing an example, he said excessive water use and the diversion of ancient rivers are among factors that led to the environmentally deteriorating Iraqi delta of the Shatt al-Arab waterway. Efforts to revive marshlands at the confluence of the great rivers in Mesopotamia have returned life and the native population to the area after decades, leading the area to be enlisted in 2016 as a World Heritage Site. In the face of current water scarcity, the Site could only be saved if effective and cooperative regional approaches are implemented and Member States’ obligations to relevant conventions are met.

Turning to other threats, he said Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) has wreaked havoc on the population and the land and its resources. An approach to the phenomenon of terrorism requires a coordinated, international and regional approach to extinguish hotspots threating peace and security, with Goal 13 on climate change being beneficial to the region. Iraq fully supports diplomatic means to solve water scarcity issues, including through “water diplomacy” and similar initiatives intending to maintain the security of the planet with a view to creating an environment of trust and cooperation.

HINDOU IBRAHIM, International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change, said that the Security Council must address climate change as a security risk. Climate change is humiliating millions of people by trapping the poorest in poverty. In the Sahel, 90 per cent of the economy relies on agriculture and pastoralism. A heat wave and drought has the potential to immediately hurt the economy and the people, she added. At the regional level, climate change contributes to reinforcing terrorist groups as they take advantage of poverty to recruit the youngest and most fragile. Climate change also creates insecurity at the international level. Take a man in the Sahel, for example, she said. He must take care of his family, feed them and pay for his children’s education. He has two choices: either he can join a terrorist group, that can pay him with money coming from illegal activities, or he can try to cross the Mediterranean Sea to find a job in Europe.

Even in the smallest nomadic community you can find a bottle of Coca Cola, but you cannot find electricity or a radio, she said. “Why give them things that are useless, but not things that can help them and keep them in peace,” she asked. Invest in the local development, she urged the international community, stressing also the need to directly invest in local people and their well-being. Development projects are often limited to big cities, ignoring the people living far from town. She urged the international community to give hope to the young in the Sahel. “They do not have a choice but you do have a choice,” she stressed, adding: “You must give them something beyond hope, because they do not deserve to just survive, they deserve a life.”

Statements

MARGOT WALLSTRÖM, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and Council President for July, spoke in her national capacity, noting that, during her recent visit to the Sahel region, she met with people dealing first hand with the everyday consequences that a changing climate was having on peace and security. Migrants and refugees are displaced by droughts and floods and traditional livelihoods, such as fishing and farming have evaporated, giving rise to tensions.

“The link between climate and security continues to be a priority for Sweden in this Council,” she said, calling on the organ to “catch up with the changing reality on the ground”. It has been seven years since the Council last debated climate and security, and it is far past time to further discuss how climate change interacts with the drivers of conflict. In that regard, she stressed that the Council first needs to better understand climate-related security risks themselves; it must develop improved tools and reporting on the issue; it should support the establishment of an institutional home for climate and security‑related issues within the United Nations system; and it must frame its response based on the efforts of countries on the front line, learning from their experiences and good practices.

EUGENE RHUGGENAATH, Prime Minister of Curaçao, speaking on behalf of the Netherlands, said that, where climate change threatens international security, the Council has a responsibility to act, pressing delegates to imagine if, 15 years ago, they could have foreseen the millions of people in the Lake Chad region needing relief from water stress, or those in Somalia displaced by severe drought. By responding in a timely manner to warning signs of climate-related security risks “we can adequately address root causes, prevent instability and conflict, and sustain peace”, he said. The Council must ensure action by the United Nations, both in New York and in the affected countries, notably through greater analytic capability, needed for risk assessments, conflict analysis and early warning. It also should encourage conflict- and climate-sensitive prevention and development efforts, as well as encourage the Secretary-General to include climate‑related risks in his reports to the Council, when appropriate. Institutionalized cooperation, properly coordinated across the Organization, was also vital.

YERZHAN ASHIKBAYEV, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, said climate change is becoming a central theme throughout the world community. It poses a risk as a “threat multiplier”. Calling for “climate diplomacy” to become a part of the United Nations overall conflict prevention efforts, he said it should also be treated as an underpinning concept in sustaining peace — not an end process, but one which ran parallel to prevention, resolution, recovery and rehabilitation. He also called for better climate-related security risk assessments and management strategies, stronger international cooperation, more joint projects to build the capacity of developing countries and investments in new diversified economies. Kazakhstan, for its part, has taken voluntary action to cut its use of fossil fuels by 2030 and replace it with renewable energy by 2050.

KAREN PIERCE (United Kingdom) said the nexus between climate and security “is not an abstract risk” but one that already threatens lives and livelihoods around the world. The shocking estimate that 720 million people are at risk of being pushed into poverty by 2050 by climate change could also mean reversing the major gains of recent years. “We are working against ourselves if we don’t take action against this,” she stressed, noting that the United Kingdom is committed to championing efforts to build greater resilience to climate change in collaboration with a range of actors. It has also committed $7.7 billion in international climate finance, and is among the first countries to carry out a national climate risk assessment.

GUSTAVO MEZA-CUADRA (Peru) underscored the vital importance of understanding the humanitarian crises and conflicts sparked in part by climate change, as well as the threats they pose to international peace and security. The Council must strengthen and harmonize its coordination with those United Nations bodies and agencies charged with addressing the impacts of climate change while fully respecting the mandates of those offices. Spotlighting Peru’s particular vulnerability to the impacts of climate change, he said the retreat of High Andes tropical glaciers has led to floods and other serious challenges. The Council must better shape its decisions, on a case-by-case basis, informed by a stronger understanding of such evolving, modern challenges as climate change. In that vein, he asked the Council to consider a correct assessment of climate risks — as well as the tools required to mitigate them — and to collaborate more closely with a wider range of partners.

JONATHAN R. COHEN (United States) said the Council should consider phenomena such as natural disasters — as well as others that impacted populations and caused widespread displacement — in its work. “In response to these crises, we are all on the same side,” he said, noting that the United States currently applied innovative solutions to assist countries around the globe. In that regard, he described projects aimed at restoring access to water and electricity to Iraqi communities formerly under the control of ISIL/Da’esh, adding that it had contributed $265 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Funding Facility for Immediate Stabilization in Iraq since 2015. Outlining a range of other joint projects — including alongside the Governments of the Netherlands and Sweden — he said the United States is also listening carefully to developments in the Lake Chad Basin region and recognized the special challenges faced by small island developing States.

FRANÇOIS DELATTRE (France) said that not a day goes by without someone falling victim to the adverse effects to climate change, whether it be drought, salinization or other threats. “We cannot turn a blind eye to the situation,” he said, urging the international community to tackle this existential challenge. “Each lost day heightens the magnitude of the threat,” he warned. The fact that Council Members are here discussing climate change in no way undermines the Paris Agreement and other multilateral frameworks on climate change. Each country must establish ambitious climate policies. This way, the international community will be positioned to keep the average global temperature in check. The international community must decide to cooperate to tackle the impacts of climate change. It is time to craft recommendations and measures that will be implemented by Governments worldwide to address the adverse impacts of climate change and protect and restore biodiversity.

DMITRY A. POLYANSKIY (Russian Federation) said today’s Council meeting is disappointing and not because his country objects to collective efforts to address climate change. The meeting is another attempt to link the issue of environmental conservation to international peace and security. “We are creating an illusion that the Council will tackle climate issues and that there will be some kind of turning point,” he added, stressing that this is simply a “misguidance”. Climate change is a grave threat, however, the Council does not have the expertise or the mechanisms to effectively counter its effects. Climate change is not a universal challenge to be addressed as a matter of international peace and security. It should be addressed within national borders and with specialized approaches and solutions. Each United Nations agency and department must operate within its area of responsibility. Some say climate change is a threat multiplier, yet fail to acknowledge the adverse consequences of violent military operations and unilateral sanctions, as evident from experiences in Yugoslavia, Libya and Syria. No one today has mentioned the great damage caused by bombings or the subsequent health hazards caused to the people living there. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) bombing of Yugoslavia caused a spike in cancer among people living in the affected area. In Libya, the bombing of oil fields led to significant damage to the atmosphere, he said, also noting the adverse effects of the intervention in Syria and the fighting in Donetsk, Ukraine. The Russian Federation stood ready to and is already contributing to efforts to combat climate change. However, today’s discussion is a departure from practical action.

VERÓNICA CORDOVA SORIA (Bolivia) said developing countries continue to bear the brunt of the effects of climate change. Between 2000 and 2013, 211 million people were affected by extreme and catastrophic disasters. Some of the most industrial countries are shirking their responsibilities, she said, stressing the need to address the capitalist and excessive consumption models. Climate change represents an existential threat, loss of biodiversity and a loss of food security. The shortage of natural resources can further flame tensions. The adverse impact of climate change brings in its wake a range of direct and indirect consequences, violating many basic human rights. “We need to pursue a cooperative and coordinated approach,” she added, expressing concern that large military empires have destroyed entire civilizations to seize oil and other resources. The inequality between States is immoral and intolerable, she added.

TEKEDA ALEMU (Ethiopia) called on Council members to draw lessons from today’s meeting, especially regarding the need to “not be partial” on such critical issues as climate change. He called for concerted global action and described the 2015 adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as “multilateralism at its best”. In some circumstances, climate change could create conditions leading to conflict or exacerbate it, he said, spotlighting the high risk of cross-border conflicts or tensions around natural resources. However, it is important to note that climate-related environmental changes do not automatically result in conflict. In that regard, he called for enhanced efforts to address the root causes of such climate-induced problems as mass migration and displacement. Such global accords as the Paris Agreement are prerequisites in that regard, he said, noting that developed countries should fulfil their commitments under those agreements, assisting developing nations to meet their climate change mitigation needs.

MA ZHAOXU (China) said the international community should work together to address climate change by “actively rising up to existing challenges”. That means providing assistance to developing countries, including through technology transfer. Meanwhile, States must uphold the international principles of equality and justice, respect global climate-related agreements, reject “zero-sum mentalities” and promote win-win outcomes. The international community should implement the Paris Agreement while also adhering to the principle of common but differentiated responsibility and respecting differences in the circumstances of States. Calling on the global community to build a new concept of common, comprehensive security and sustainable development, he said China has long participated in global action on climate change, including in the context of South-South cooperation, and remains committed to assisting other countries going forward.

ILAHIRI ALCIDE DJEDJE (Côte d’Ivoire), noting that the impact of climate change could create fertile ground for the activities of extremist groups, he said the Lake Chad Basin and Sahel regions symbolize the environmental challenges being faced across the entire African continent. Against that backdrop, United Nations bodies should “go beyond usual divisions” in an effort to reverse the arc of climate change, he stressed, calling on the Council to effectivity analyse the root causes of climate-related conflicts and take action to address them. Describing a large and alarming depletion in Côte d’Ivoire’s forest cover, as well as instances of drought and water scarcity, he said such challenges could compound demographic shifts, displacement and food insecurity. This is especially true where Boko Haram and other criminal networks have taken root, he said, associating himself with the outcomes of a recent African Union Peace and Security Council public debate on the nexus between climate change and conflict. Those include calls for more support for African nations struggling with those issues, as well as more action at the subregional level, he said.

ANATOLIO NDONG MBA (Equatorial Guinea) said international peace and security are threatened by many factors. Climate change exacerbates existing risks and has a direct impact at the core of human life. It shrinks the availability of resources, flaming conflict and tensions. Climate‑related issues should be mainstreamed in all reports submitted to the Council. This would help Member States tackle its adverse effects. He urged the need to improve the analysis and information available on climate change to help the United Nations make informed decisions.

MARIUSZ LEWICKI (Poland) said the Security Council is instrumental to enhancing United Nations response towards conflicts, in particular in the context of conflict prevention in regions affected by adverse effects of climate change, such as the Lake Chad Basin, West Africa, the Sahel and Somalia. The Council should also underline the need for better climate-related security risk assessment and management strategies. “We cannot overestimate the critical role of reliable data about climate‑change‑related risks which is key to avoid conflicts, build resilience and prevent natural disasters,” he said. Regular discussions on climate change and security in the Council could complement other deliberations being carried out throughout the United Nations.

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday reconciliation with neighbour Ukraine could take place only when Kiev accepts responsibility for the "genocide" of Poles killed by Ukrainian nationalists during World War Two.

          GEORGE D. O’NEILL JR. - For Peace With Putin, End America’s Pointless Wars      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ignore the establishment: Trump has a huge opportunity at his upcoming summit.



Another excellent article from the American Conservative, this is about half of it. KV.

The upcoming summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is an overdue opportunity for the American president’s next bold peace initiative. It is time for the U.S. to stop its wasteful wars, and Russia can be a constructive partner to this end.
The mainstream press on both sides of the Atlantic will howl against any agreement between Trump and Putin—no matter what’s in it. So why not take steps that the American public will instinctively understand and that will provide the support for Trump to end America’s failed interventions? Besides what are his opponents going to do? Vilify him for seeking peace and starting the process of healing the many wounds of the wars? The American people are not fooled by false claims that Trump is soft on terrorism; they are aware that U.S. military interventions oftentimes can—and do—fuel terrorism.
President Trump should propose a drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan in exchange for a drawdown of Russian troops in Syria (along with a pledge that America has no interest in reengaging in the Syrian Civil War). This would be consistent with Trump’s oft-stated observation that America’s wars (declared and undeclared) in the Middle East have been a waste.
Trump need not “recognize” the Russian annexation of Crimea but he should assert that a resolution to the situation on the ground in Ukraine is a European matter—to be settled by bilateral negotiations between Russia and Europe.
The American public is not interested in diplomatic and media theater. They know two things to be true: the failing “Trump-Russia collusion” hysteria is proving baseless (and distracting from concerns over economic growth and jobs); and whatever America’s international security interests are in the Middle East, we are all better protected with allies that face similar threats.
Russia has more reason to be concerned over Islamic terrorism than America. Their southern border touches on several Islamic countries: Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan. The instability created by America’s misguided military adventures has, for years, been unsettling to Russia. According to a friend who has long studied Russia, America’s post-Cold War military aggression, starting in the Balkans, began the ascension to power of Russian military hardliners who were skeptical of America’s intentions for peace.
Russia has a significantly better understanding of and influence over most of those countries, including Iran. America’s relationship with Iran has long been hostile due to years of interference and mistreatment. The relationship was seriously complicated in 1953 when our CIA and British intelligence overthrew their democratically elected prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddegh, and placed the brutal Shah in power. The Washington keyboard warriors never mention this sad chapter in our history. Imagine how we would feel towards a country that interfered with us to that extent.
How much smarter would it be for Russia to work with its neighbor Iran to limit the civil war in Yemen, than for America to continue to provide military support to Saudi Arabia to perpetuate a colossal human tragedy?
The naysayers ridiculed Trump’s peace initiative with North Korea, and yet his denuclearization and pacification of the Korean Peninsula advances (in contrast to the efforts of four previous American presidential administrations). Given that Trump and Kim could sit together, what stands in the way of progress with Putin?


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          Regime Change Is Bipartisan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The US has a similar play book for Iran.

Who knew that DJT would turn out to be HRC?

Well, it turns out that regime change has been US standard operating procedure at least from the G. W. Bush administration, and "color revolution" preceded that.

Venezuelanalysis
US Set on Regime Change in Venezuela
Shannon Ebrahim

See also

Politico (5 May 2018)
Giuliani: Trump is 'committed to' regime change in Iran
Brent D. Griffiths

This would have been under Bush/Cheney and carried forward by Obama. so much for Obama not being Bush.

Activist Post
Secret 2006 US Gov't Document Reveals Plan To Destabilize Syria Using Extremists, Muslim Brotherhood, Elections
Brandon Turbeville
Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland engineered Ukraine’s “regime change” in early 2014 without weighing the likely chaos and consequences. Now, as neo-Nazis turn their guns on the government, it’s hard to see how anyone can clean up the mess that Nuland made, writes Robert Parry.…
Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs “Toria” Nuland was the “mastermind” behind the Feb. 22, 2014 “regime change” in Ukraine, plotting the overthrow of the democratically elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych while convincing the ever-gullible U.S. mainstream media that the coup wasn’t really a coup but a victory for “democracy.”...
Victoria Nuland, who is married to arch-neoconservative Robert Kagan, was Dick Cheney's deputy national security advisor and later UN ambassador under G. W. Bush. When Hillary Clinton because US Secretary of State under Barack Obama, Nuland was named State Department’s spokeswoman for President Barack Obama and later appointed assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs from September 2013. She is now CEO of the Center for a New American Security.

Consortium News (13 July 2015)
The Mess that Nuland Made
Robert Parry

See also

Moon of Alabama
German Parliament Report: U.S. Presence in Syria Is Illegal
b

Also

The National Interest (21 June 2018)
How Trump is Reshaping US Foreign Policy
Paul Pillar, retired after 28 years at the Central Intelligence Agency

Update
While Tehran acknowledged the people’s right to demonstrate, it urged them to do so in a civil and a peaceful manner. Violent riots, however, were inspired from abroad and fueled by the CIA, in cooperation with Mossad and Saudi intelligence, Iranian authorities have claimed.
Tehran certainly made its point, as the unrest had received a vast support from a number of states, which openly cheered the riots. US President Donald Trump himself took to Twitter, encouraging the protest and expressing solidarity with the “freedom-hungry” Iranian people....
The people of Saudi Arabia under Wahhabism and the Palestinians that effective forced to live in concentration camp? Forget about it.

RT
External enemies are to blame for igniting domestic protests in Iran – Defense Minister



          Eric Zuesse — Vladimir Putin’s Basic Disagreement with The West      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

In summary, Putin advocates national sovereignty and opposes liberal internationalism and liberal interventionism based on as another form of imperialism. The West, the reverse.

More broadly, Russia is traditional while the West is liberal.

This basis of the broader conflict between the East and West, Global North and Global South. 

This conflict is dialectical.

The economic basis is capitalism versus socialism.

Both capitalism and socialism are internationalist.

This indicates that the historical dialectic at this point is about the determining the type of globalization in terms of ideological framework and political control.

Will the future be dominated by global capital or something else more along traditional lines.

The present from of capitalism is neoliberalism, which implies neo-imperialism and neocolonialism.

If this is not to become the dominant framework, what is?

I don't see Putin or anyone else very being clear on this. As a Russian Orthodox traditionalist and Westphalian nationalist, he seems to be looking backward rather than forward. 

The Chinese leadership has the most articulated and nuance alternative that combines elements of traditionalism, nationalism, globalism, socialism, and capitalism.

We probably won't know much about this until the fog of war clears and the dust begins to settle.

The Vineyard of the Saker
Vladimir Putin’s Basic Disagreement with The West
Eric Zuesse

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As US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to meet in Helsinki, all eyes are on what generally are regarded as the “usual” political issues that divide the world’s two foremost military powers: Ukraine, Syria, sanctions, claims of election interference, and so forth. This reflects the near-universal but erroneous view that this current, second Cold War is not ideological, as opposed to the first Cold War that pitted atheistic Soviet communism against America’s “in God we trust” capitalism. (Leave aside whether “capitalism,” an anarcho-socialist term popularized by Marxists, is the proper description of contemporary neoliberal corporatism.)…
Such a view totally dismisses the fact that following the demise of communism as a global power bloc there has been an eerie spiritual role reversal between East and West. While it’s true that during original Cold War the nonreligious ruling cliques in Washington and Moscow held basically compatible progressive values, ordinary Christian Americans (mainly Protestants, with a large number of Roman Catholics) perceived communism as a murderous, godless machine of oppression (think of the Knights of Columbus’ campaign to insert “under God” into the Pledge of Allegiance). Conversely, today it is western elites who rely upon an ideological imperative of “democracy” and “human rights” promotion to justify a materialist global empire and endless wars, much like the old Soviet nomenklatura depended on Marxism-Leninism both as a working methodology and as a justification for their prerogatives and privileges,. In that regard, promotion of nihilist, post-Christian morality – especially in sexual matters – has become a major item in the West’s toolkit.…
This has a special importance with regard to Russia, where under Putin the Orthodox Church has largely resumed its pre-1917 role as the moral anchor of society. This elicits not only political opposition but a genuine and heartfelt hatred from the postmodern elites of an increasingly post-Christian West, not only for Putin personally and Russia generally but against the Russian Orthodox Church – and by extension against Orthodox Christianity itself....
 The article is longish and somewhat detailed, but it relates to the Zuesse article posted above. Many Americans would likely regard it as somewhat arcane and irrelevant in today's world as they experience it. Well, wait for what's coming in the political tussle over the Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court.

These issues are already hot-buttons in the US. In the argument over what "religious freedom" means in the text, context and historical intent of the US Constitution, The liberal side argues it means freedom from religion and the traditionalist (conservative) side argues it means freedom to practice one's religion without government interference. Stay tuned.

Strategic Culture Foundation
The two-pronged attack on Orthodoxy and Russia
James George Jatras | Analyst, former U.S. diplomat and foreign policy adviser to the Senate GOP leadership

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More traditionalism vs. liberalism.
The fact that the Catholic Church is strong in Poland makes a difference, because it gives us a mental and spiritual access to ideas and sensibilities that have evaporated in the secular West.…
Is liberalism on a collision course with Christianity as well as Islam?

Zero Hedge
Polish Politician Warns Of Europe's "Degenerate Liberalism"
Tunku Varadarajan, originally published op-ed at The Wall Street Journal

See also

Zero Hedge
The End Is Near? Pope Decries Governments Turning Earth Into Vast Pile Of "Rubble, Deserts, & Refuse"
Tyler Durden


          Poland says war-time killings tarnish ties with Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday reconciliation with neighbour Ukraine could take place only when Kiev accepts responsibility for the "genocide" of Poles killed by Ukrainian nationalists during World War Two.

          Torschütze feiert mit „Ukraine-Jubel“ Sieg über Russland      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kroatien gewinnt gegen Russland und wirft die Sbornaja aus der WM. Domagoj Vida sorgt dabei nicht nur als Torschütze für Furore. Nach dem Spiel nimmt er ein Video auf, das sofort heftige Reaktionen auslöst.
          Flashback: Europe plunged into energy crisis as Russia cuts off gas supply via Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Russia cut gas exports to Europe by 60 per cent today, plunging the continent into an energy crisis 'within hours' as a dispute with Ukraine escalated. This morning, gas companies in Ukraine said that Russia had completely cut off their supply. Six countries reported a complete shut-off of Russian gas shipped via Ukraine today, in a sharp escalation of a struggle over energy that threatens Europe as winter sets in. Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Croatia and Turkey all reported a halt in gas shipments from Russia through Ukraine. Croatia said it was temporarily reducing supplies to industrial customers while Bulgaria...
          #day - mnnk.k      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Пыталась в это видео вложить всю свою душу. Безумно рада, что знакома с этими людьми. На видео не все люди, которые мне дороги. Тех, кого, нет на видео, я тоже ценю. Всегда хотела иметь такую компанию. Правда к каждому я привыкала по разному: к кому-то быстро, к кому-то долго. Люблю этих ребят,(хоть и не со всеми хорошо общаюсь) Они делают каждый мой день ❤️ @allussia._ @depressive_24.7 @_depressive_bastard_ @mipniyyyy01 @blackflami @hedlainerkit @sad_astronaut_ @__14___joker___88__ @dimon_pokemon217 @theanasteischa @_l.e.v.a.n_777_ . . . . . . . . . . . . . #kiev #lviv #harkiv #Ukraine #day #nature #friends #smile #sun #happyday
          Polymer electronic devices with field control      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Polymer electronic devices with field control

Azarko, I. I., Karpovich, I. A., Kozlov, I. P., Odzhaev, V. B., Popok, V. N. & Jankovskij, O. N. 1 sep. 1999 1999 9th International Crimean Microwave Conference: Microwave and Telecommunication Technology, CriMiCo 1999 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., s. 266-267 2 s.

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Titel1999 9th International Crimean Microwave Conference : Microwave and Telecommunication Technology, CriMiCo 1999 - Conference Proceedings
Antal sider2
ForlagInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publikationsdato1 sep. 1999
Sider266-267
ISBN (Elektronisk)9665720031, 9789665720034
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 sep. 1999
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewNej
Eksternt udgivetJa
Begivenhed9th International Crimean Microwave Conference, CriMiCo 1999 - Crimea, Ukraine
Varighed: 13 sep. 199916 sep. 1999

Konference

Konference9th International Crimean Microwave Conference, CriMiCo 1999
LandUkraine
ByCrimea
Periode13/09/199916/09/1999
Sponsoret al., Institute of Radiomaterials, Interface Ltd., National Space Agency of Ukraine, SCRRTI, Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Sciences, Radioelectronics and Communication Systems Section

          Superheterodyne ESR-spectrometr      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Superheterodyne ESR-spectrometr

Karpovich, I. A., Cvirko, L. V., Odzhaev, V. B., Popok, V. N., Azarko, I. I., Tarasevitch, A. D. & Tolstykh, V. P. 1 sep. 1999 1999 9th International Crimean Microwave Conference: Microwave and Telecommunication Technology, CriMiCo 1999 - Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., s. 350-351 2 s.

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Titel1999 9th International Crimean Microwave Conference : Microwave and Telecommunication Technology, CriMiCo 1999 - Conference Proceedings
Antal sider2
ForlagInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publikationsdato1 sep. 1999
Sider350-351
ISBN (Elektronisk)9665720031, 9789665720034
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 sep. 1999
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewNej
Eksternt udgivetJa
Begivenhed9th International Crimean Microwave Conference, CriMiCo 1999 - Crimea, Ukraine
Varighed: 13 sep. 199916 sep. 1999

Konference

Konference9th International Crimean Microwave Conference, CriMiCo 1999
LandUkraine
ByCrimea
Periode13/09/199916/09/1999
Sponsoret al., Institute of Radiomaterials, Interface Ltd., National Space Agency of Ukraine, SCRRTI, Ukrainian Academy of Engineering Sciences, Radioelectronics and Communication Systems Section

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Microwave diagnostics of basins ecological state

Azarko, I. I., Karpovich, I. A., Popok, V. N., Romanov, V. P. & Jankovskij, O. N. 1 sep. 2000 2000 10th International Crimean Microwave Conference "Microwave and Telecommunication Technology", CriMico 2000. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., s. 553-554 2 s.

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Titel2000 10th International Crimean Microwave Conference "Microwave and Telecommunication Technology", CriMico 2000
Antal sider2
ForlagInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publikationsdato1 sep. 2000
Sider553-554
ISBN (Elektronisk)9665720481, 9789665720485
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 sep. 2000
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewNej
Eksternt udgivetJa
Begivenhed10th International Crimean Microwave Conference "Microwave and Telecommunication Technology", CriMico 2000 - Crimea, Ukraine
Varighed: 11 sep. 200015 sep. 2000

Konference

Konference10th International Crimean Microwave Conference "Microwave and Telecommunication Technology", CriMico 2000
LandUkraine
ByCrimea
Periode11/09/200015/09/2000

          Super-high-frequency study of biologically active compounds      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Super-high-frequency study of biologically active compounds

Azarko, I. I., Karpovich, I. A., Kukulianskaja, T. A., Kurchenko, V. P., Novikov, D. A., Popok, V. N. & Jankovskij, O. N. 1 sep. 2001 CriMiCo 2001 - 11th International Conference "Microwave and Telecommunication Technology", Conference Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., s. 95-96 2 s.

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Antal sider2
ForlagInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publikationsdato1 sep. 2001
Sider95-96
ISBN (Elektronisk)9667968006, 9789667968007
StatusUdgivet - 1 sep. 2001
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewNej
Eksternt udgivetJa
Begivenhed11th International Conference "Microwave and Telecommunication Technology", CriMiCo 2001 - Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine
Varighed: 10 sep. 200114 sep. 2001

Konference

Konference11th International Conference "Microwave and Telecommunication Technology", CriMiCo 2001
LandUkraine
BySevastopol, Crimea
Periode10/09/200114/09/2001
Sponsor"Ukrspetsexport" Co., et al., Interface Co., Ministry of Science and Education of Ukraine, SCRRTI, SPC "Orion"

           Wage and Hour Rules Vary Across Hungary, Ukraine and Russia       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Although Hungary, Russia and Ukraine are all former socialist countries, their modern wage and hour laws are quite different.
          Auto na Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Odessa National Medical University, Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Royal Education World is the India’s leading consulting company that was established in 2008 and has managed to consult and help more than 600 students realise, achieve their goals and dreams of being in a medical field successfully. We has a team of 30 members and various offices across India that give their heart and soul to work for guiding students to get into one of the best medical...
          Ukraine Attacks Journalists Who Reported Israeli Weapons Flow to Its Neo-Nazi Militia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ukraine’s embassy in Israel attacked Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal by name, along with The Real News and Electronic Intifada, spreading false accusations after they reported on Ukrainian neo-Nazis using Israeli weapons.

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          Poland says war-time killings tarnish ties with Ukraine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

By Gabriela Baczynska WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Wednesday reconciliation with neighbour Ukraine could take place only when Kiev accepts responsibility for the "genocide" of Poles killed by Ukrainian nationalists during World War Two. Morawiecki was marking an anniversary of the 1943-45 killings in Wolyn, an area that was part of Poland before the war and is part of Ukraine now.

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          Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko set for rematch in Kiev later this year – ESPN      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
ESPNThe pair are set to face off at the WBC convention which takes place between September 30 and October 5 at the Fairmont Grand Hotel of Kiev in Ukraine. Lewis (41-2-1, 32 KOs), 52, beat Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs), 46, back in 2003 via a sixth-round …Lennox Lewis vs. Vitali Klitschko set for rematch in […]
          Spectators boo Croatia’s Vida at World Cup semi-final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Spectators at Wednesday's World Cup semi-final in the Russian capital booed and whistled Croatia defender Domagoj Vida, who had spoken out in support of Russia’s neighbor and adversary Ukraine.

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Экологи опасаются, что Россия «утонет» в пластиковых отходах из-за ЧМ-2018
https://www.gazeta.ru/sport/news/2018/07/02/n_11731585.shtml?utm_medium=…


Пчелы стремительно вымирают по всему миру: угроза Эйнштейна – реальна !!!
http://deita.ru/ru/news/oni-stremitelno-vymirayut-po-vsemu-miru-ugroza-e…


Путину с Трампом помешают договориться предатели-олигархи
Пол Робертс о том, кто контролирует две сверхдержавы
https://svpressa.ru/politic/article/204611/?aft=1

 


В Кремле знают, что Запад управляет Россией с помощью 5-й колонны !!!
Питер Кёниг о балканизации всего мира
https://svpressa.ru/politic/article/204772/

 


Прогнозы на жизнь: что ждет россиян после футбола !!!
https://news.rambler.ru/economics/40287280/?utm_content­rnews&utm_medium…


ЧМ-2018: Россия шиканула от души, а теперь сядет на мель
Только китайские болельщики оставили почти по два миллиона рублей, но этого мало
https://svpressa.ru/sport/article/204783/


ЧМ-2018: Сколько миллиардов стоит похмелье после праздника
Регионы уже сейчас ломают головы, где брать деньги на содержание огромных стадионов при дефицитных бюджетах
https://svpressa.ru/sport/article/204067/?aft=1


Власти РФ начинают изымать валюту из обращения и ограничивать импорт 
https://news.rambler.ru/economics/40286912/?utm_content­rnews&utm_medium…


В ГОСДУМЕ ПЛАНИРУЮТ ДОРАБОТАТЬ ПЕНСИОННУЮ РЕФОРМУ
https://dailyhype.ru/2018/07/09/v-gosdume-planiruyut-dorabotat-pensionnu…


Лечение, как и пенсии, россиянам обещают в другой жизни
А пока власти продолжают «оптимизировать» лечебницы и платить медикам зарплату на уровне прожиточного минимума
https://svpressa.ru/health/article/204734/


Кудрин усомнился в исполнении майского указа Путина
https://lenta.ru/news/2018/07/09/maysky_ukaz/


В Москве избили депутата от ЛДПР Сергея Жигарева
Подробнее на ТАСС:
http://tass.ru/proisshestviya/5357797?utm_source­smi2.ru&utm_medium­refe…


Будем грозно жрать пирожки, сидя в боевых кокошниках
https://vz.ru/opinions/2018/7/9/931555.html

 

Член Совета Федерации — о выкриках Виды: хорваты всегда были предателями

https://www.championat.com/football/news-3485007-chlen-soveta-federacii-…


ДЕЛЯГИН 08.07.2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v­l8Zn9nMyWoY


Сатановский: ПУБЛИЧНОЕ УНИЧТОЖЕНИЕ МЕДВЕДЕВА! 08.07.2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI_6AtfDGsc

 


Валерий Соловей ТЕРПЕНИЮ НАРОДА ПРИШЁЛ КОНЕЦ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v­s5JlhfCzU8M

 


ВСЕ В ОБМОРОКЕ ОТ СЛОВ Сергея МИХЕЕВА! 08.07.2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v­kbaLZMM0zuc


Падет Сирия — падет и Россия. В чем истина?! !!!???
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v­I_3YJcYc44g


Россияне рассказали об ожиданиях от встречи Путина и Трампа
https://vz.ru/news/2018/7/9/931613.html

 

СМИ: личный самолет Ким Чен Ына заметили во Владивостоке
Подробнее на ТАСС:
http://tass.ru/mezhdunarodnaya-panorama/5357743?utm_medium­referral&utm_…


Минфин предлагает в ближайшие три года снизить расходы на культуру, спорт и ЖКХ
https://echo.msk.ru/news/2236748-echo.html


Россияне отказываются от свечей и икон 
Об этом сообщает Рамблер.
https://news.rambler.ru/money/40276794/?utm_content­rnews&utm_medium­rea…


Назван размер средней пенсии в России в 2024 году
https://vz.ru/news/2018/7/9/931617.html

 

В Анапе запретили купаться 
https://news.rambler.ru/community/40284850-v-anape-zapretili-kupatsya/?u…


Лужков назвал подонком кандидата в мэры Москвы Балакинаhttp://nsn.fm/policy/luzhkov-nazval-kandidata-v-mery-moskvy-podonkom.htm…


США готовы «слить» Украину России
Как пакт «Путин-Трамп» может перекроить карту Европы, чтобы Америке спокойнее было на Востоке
https://svpressa.ru/politic/article/204824/


На Украине придумали «суперход» для вступления в НАТО 
https://news.rambler.ru/ukraine/40279998/?utm_content­rnews&utm_medium­r…


Украина встретит «Патриоты» салом, горилкой и гарными дивчинами
Киев любой ценой стремится под «зонтик» НАТО
https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/204838/


Вступление в НАТО Грузии и Украины не стоит на повестке дня — власти ФРГ
https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2018/07/09/vstuplenie-v-nato-gruzii-i-ukrain…


Венгрия может заблокировать итоговое заявление заседания Украина – Грузия – НАТО
https://vz.ru/news/2018/7/9/931602.html


Украина готовит нападение на Крым из-под воды
Боевые пловцы «незалежной» по американским лекалам планируют массовые диверсии на полуострове
https://svpressa.ru/war21/article/204641/


Режим Порошенко вытравливают из Украины хлором
В «незалежной» разворачивается крупнейший социально-политический шантаж в истории этой страны
https://svpressa.ru/politic/article/204770/


Стало известно, куда собирается бежать Порошенко после отставки
https://riafan.ru/1075057-stalo-izvestno-kuda-sobiraetsya-bezhat-poroshe…

 


«Хотели поссорить с русскими, а отвернулось пол-Европы»: депутат Рады о провальной политике Киева
https://nation-news.ru/378438-khoteli-possorit-s-russkimi-a-otvernulos-p…


Радикалы жестоко избили Савченко в Киеве
Все произошло в одном из помещений Торгово-промышленной палаты, где партия проводила свое мероприятие.

http://ren.tv/novosti/2018-07-08/radikaly-zhestoko-izbili-savchenko-v-mo…


Взрывы гранат в украинских городах стали бытовыми происшествиями
 https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2018/07/09/vzryvy-granat-v-ukrainskih-goroda…


США — новый стратегический партнёр Белоруссии?
https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2018/07/09/ssha-novyy-strategicheskiy-partny…


Российский взгляд на «армянскую весну»: Союз нерушим, вопросы прибавились
https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2018/07/08/rossiyskiy-vzglyad-na-armyanskuyu…


Аятоллы, ИГИЛ и армяне — СМИ Азербайджана о покушении на мэра Гянджи
https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2018/07/08/ayatolly-igil-i-armyane-smi-azerb…


Трамп и Путин еще до встречи отравили жизнь Прибалтики
В Эстонии, Литве и Латвии со страхом ждут, чем закончатся переговоры президентов России и США
http://svpressa.ru/politic/article/204842/?rss=1&utm_source­smi2

 


Латышский хор призвал сделать Ригу этнически «чистой»
https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2018/07/09/latyshskiy-hor-prizval-sdelat-rig…


Как американская Матрица захватывает и уничтожает другие страны
О рэкете, насилии и убийствах в США сегодня не говорят
https://svpressa.ru/politic/article/204448/?aft=1


В противостоянии США и Китая, Россия не должна упустить своего
Москва может торговаться с Пекином и Вашингтоном
https://svpressa.ru/politic/article/204657/?aft=1


Пекин: чем жестче жесткая сила, тем эффективнее мягкая !!!
https://eadaily.com/ru/news/2018/07/08/pekin-chem-zhestche-zhestkaya-sil…


Футуролог ​рассказал Грефу о последствиях абсолютной транспарентности
https://www.rbc.ru/society/06/07/2018/5b3f28269a79473be8c5cb92?utm_sourc…


Назван способ сберечь деньги в случае кризиса
https://lenta.ru/news/2018/07/09/save_money/


https://vz.ru/news/2018/⅞/931512.html

Названа причина неучастия Израиля в антироссийской кампании Запада


«Письмо счастья» для Ангелы Меркель
http://expert.ru/2018/07/9/evropejskie-lideryi-smertelno-boyatsya-sammit…


Назван возможный способ заражения британцев в Эймсбери
https://iz.ru/764797/2018-07-09/nazvan-vozmozhnyi-sposob-zarazheniia-bri…

 

 

 

Сборной России не хватило поддержки болельщиков
https://vz.ru/opinions/2018/⅞/931443.html

 

Смолов взбесил оправданием за незабитый пенальти 

https://sport.rambler.ru/football-2018/40279407/?utm_content­rsport&utm_…


Хорваты объяснили слова «Слава Украине» после победы на ЧМ
https://vz.ru/news/2018/⅞/931468.html

 

Хорват ответит за «оскорбление» России после ЧМ 
https://sport.rambler.ru/football/40279482/?utm_content­rsport&utm_mediu…


В соцсетях Грузии празднуют поражение сборной России
https://vz.ru/news/2018/⅞/931499.html


Стала известна реакция Путина на свой рейтинг, резко упавший из-за пенсионной реформы
http://dayonline.ru/society/news/putin-otreagiroval-na-svoy-reyting-rezk…


Пенсионная реформа и престарелые рабы на галере
https://mayday.rocks/pensionnaya-reforma-i-prestarelye-raby-na-galere/?u…


Народный Президент
https://zen.yandex.ru/media/prose_of_existence/narodnyi-prezident-5b41bd…

 


Судьба пенсионной реформы, пьеса в трех действиях с трагическим финалом. Ликбез экономиста Сергея Смирнова
https://theins.ru/ekonomika/108430?utm_referrer­https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex…


Более 30 процентов молодых россиян хотят уехать из России
http://www.siapress.ru/news/79975?utm_referrer­https%3A%2F%2Fzen.yandex.com


Экономист опроверг разницу в зарплатах бедных и богатых в 15 раз. На деле – 100 раз
http://nsn.fm/society/ekonomist-oproverg-raznicu-v-zarplatakh-bednykh-i-…


На Украину надвигается катастрофа 

https://news.rambler.ru/ukraine/40279690/?utm_content­rnews&utm_medium­r…

 

 

 

Бегут в поисках стабильности: украинцы готовятся к массовому получению паспортов РФ
https://slovodel.com/511700-begut-v-poiskakh-stabilnosti-ukraincy-gotovy…

 


А Киев был и будет русским: украинцы ответили Порошенко на поздравление жителям «свободного» Славянска
https://riafan.ru/1074224-a-kiev-byl-i-budet-russkim-ukraincy-otvetili-p…

 


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