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      2020 Time Capsule #9: ‘That Woman in Michigan’
      Mar29

      2020 Time Capsule #9: ‘That Woman in Michigan’

      Just before the 2016 election, and then again after its results became clear, I did a series of Atlantic items on a challenge I thought the press was not prepared for.The challenge was dealing with a major political figure—Donald Trump—who fit no previous pattern of how presidents or other major figures conceived of “truth” versus “lies.”All...

      Pray For Rain: Crimea’s Dry-Up A Headache For Moscow, Dilemma For Kyiv
      Mar29

      Pray For Rain: Crimea’s Dry-Up A Headache For Moscow, Dilemma For Kyiv

      After Russia cut Crimea off from the rest of Ukraine by seizing control in 2014, Kyiv cut off the water supply with the grand-scale equivalent of a twist of the wrist. Now Moscow is scrambling to supply water to the desiccated peninsula and its people, and Kyiv is wondering whether to turn the taps back on. …read more Source:: Radio Free...

      Fox Business Host Who Ranted About Coronavirus ‘Scam’ Gets Axed
      Mar28

      Fox Business Host Who Ranted About Coronavirus ‘Scam’ Gets Axed

      Fox Business announced on Friday that Trish Regan, the host of the network’s “Trish Regan Primetime” program, has been let go in the aftermath of her infamous tirade claiming that the COVID-19 outbreak was part of some kind of anti-Trump scheme run by Democrats and the media. “FOX Business has parted ways with Trish Regan,” the network said...

      The Problem With China’s Victory Lap
      Mar28

      The Problem With China’s Victory Lap

      On January 24, a few days after the United States confirmed its first coronavirus case, President Donald Trump expressed his gratitude for China’s “efforts and transparency” in combatting a virus that the country’s leadership tried for weeks to cover up. On behalf of the American people, Trump wrote, “I want to thank President Xi!”By...

      COVID-19: New Death Reported In Russia; New Restrictions In Effect In Ukraine
      Mar28

      COVID-19: New Death Reported In Russia; New Restrictions In Effect In Ukraine

      The global death toll from the coronavirus is more than 27,700 with almost 600,000 infections confirmed, causing mass disruptions as governments continue to try to slow the spread of the new respiratory illness. Here’s a roundup of developments in RFE/RL’s broadcast countries. …read more Source:: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

      Coronavirus Comes to the Kremlin
      Mar28

      Coronavirus Comes to the Kremlin

      Shamil Zhumatov/ReutersAfter months of at The Daily Beast. …read more Source:: The Daily...

      Desperate for Aid, Ukraine First Has to Fight Corruption
      Mar28

      Desperate for Aid, Ukraine First Has to Fight Corruption

      As the coronavirus attacks Ukraine’s economy, a critical $5.5 billion package from the I.M.F. is being held up over concerns about graft. …read more Source:: The New York...

      ‘You have warmed our hearts’
      Mar27

      ‘You have warmed our hearts’

      Last month, our print cover paid tribute to the victims of the Flight 752 disaster in Iran, in which the military shot down a Ukraine International Airlines jetliner carrying 57 Canadian citizens and 29 permanent residents. Your March issue is a beautiful gesture that means so much to all of us who are of Iranian heritage and living in Canada, or...

      Russia Proposes Grain Export Quota in Response to Coronavirus
      Mar27

      Russia Proposes Grain Export Quota in Response to Coronavirus

      Russia’s Agriculture Ministry has proposed to limit grain exports for three months, it said on Friday, prompting concern among traders that the measures by the world’s largest wheat exporter could be extended. In fellow Black Sea exporter Ukraine, the economy ministry on Friday said it was monitoring wheat exports daily and would take...

      Fiona Hill: Trump’s Coronavirus Talk Sounds a Lot Like Russia’s
      Mar27

      Fiona Hill: Trump’s Coronavirus Talk Sounds a Lot Like Russia’s

      Into an already toxic brew of political discord and hyperventilating social media, a pathogen of foreign origin arrives. To fight it, the country must unite. At the same time, the coronavirus makes us more vulnerable to manipulation, especially if at The Daily Beast. …read more Source:: The Daily...