Merkel, Germany, Interpol, abuse, dissidents

Merkel: Turkey Abuses Interpol System

When a German-Turkish writer was detained in Madrid on Saturday on an Interpol red notice issued by Ankara, it marked a tipping point for Germany to lament that Turkey has repeatedly misused the police...
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Sensing Danger, China Starts Enforcing Sanctions On North Korea

Dozens of trucks full of seafood have lined up at the Chinese border with North Korea, a sign that China is seriously considering to tighten the noose around the hermit kingdom after its bellicose...
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Barcelona: The Guerrilla War Continues

Even as the conventional war against the Islamic State marches relentlessly toward a seeming victory, the leaders of the self-styled caliphate continue to prove that they can inspire, enable, and in some cases even...
terrorists, Spain, tourism radicalized attacks

Why Spain?

The burst of terroristic bloodshed in Spain this week should not have been a surprise. Islamic State (ISIS) seeks not only to kill dozens or hundreds by its attacks, but also to terrorize millions...

Mattis to Visit Ukraine Amid Reports of Potential Defense Deals

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis will conduct his first official visit to Ukraine on Thursday amid reports that Washington has developed a plan to supply Kiev with lethal defensive weapons. Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning...
Barcelona, terrorism, radicalism

Another Terrorist Act In Europe: What More Can Be Done?

Terrorism has once again returned to the streets of Europe, this time Spain. Unfortunately, it won’t be the last time such senseless and tragic attacks occur. The recent frequency of terrorist acts, not only...

Erdogan Urges German Turks To Vote Against Merkel

In an unprecedented call, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks in Germany to vote against Chancellor Angela Merkel and other "hostile parties" in September elections because of their critical stance against Ankara. President...
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Trump Decides To Remove Chief Strategist Steve Bannon

President Donald J. Trump has decided to remove his chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon amid a deepening crisis surrounding the White House in the wake of white supremacist protests in Charlottesville, VA. The New York...
journalists, media trial, release, social media

Turkish Court Rules to Keep 10 Reporters in Prison; Two Released

Istanbul court decided to keep 10 reporters in jail in a major media trial in Istanbul, while released two journalists, Cihan Acar and Bunyamin Koseli, after hearings took place several days this week. The...
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US Seeks To Reengage With Central Asia To Address Afghan Crisis

Central Asia is in the middle of a major geopolitical shift: China is spreading its influence over the region that historically aligned itself with Russia. The competition between Beijing and Moscow over the former Soviet...