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The Serendipity of Social Media - Sevim Irmak's Fight for Her Country

The Serendipity of Social Media - Sevim Irmak's Fight for Her Country | Global politics | Scoop.it
In which the author of ''Affluenza'' learns the power of social media to help him understand the world beyond his borders, specifically the strange case of neo-liberalizing and fundamentalizing Turkey.
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The Magnificent 7: Russia's Scientific Balance of Beauty and Brains (Part III)

The Magnificent 7: Russia's Scientific Balance of Beauty and Brains (Part III) | Global politics | Scoop.it
"KP" asked scientist-beauties about their work, what benefits it will bring to mankind, and also about each one’s scientific approach to preserving her beauty. In the first part of our series, we had a Q&A session with the winner of the President’s Prize for Young Scientists, Yekaterina Proshkina, the Head of the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Technologies at Moscow Physics-Technical Institute, Yelena Peterson,
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Ukrainians Flock to the Crimea for Peace and Quiet

Ukrainians Flock to the Crimea for Peace and Quiet | Global politics | Scoop.it
Some of our friends came to see us for a week and reported huge queues at the border with Ukraine. A lot of Ukrainians want to vacation in the Crimea.Last night there were up to 300-400 people in the town of Armyansk, where it took four hours to cross the border, and the numbers considerably increased through the week. In general, I agree with the Crimean authorities that this season is going to be record-breaking, thanks to Ukraine as well.
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Mixed Message At The OAS – OpEd

Mixed Message At The OAS – OpEd | Global politics | Scoop.it
The atmosphere at the special session of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) on June 23 to hear Secretary General Luis Almagro’s report on the situation in Venezuela …
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Donald Trump and R.N.C. See Common Foe: Rogue Delegates

Donald Trump and R.N.C. See Common Foe: Rogue Delegates | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Trump campaign and the party’s national committee are moving fast to quash any potential effort to stage a revolt at the convention next month.
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Corbyn fans should welcome this attempted coup, the Blairites are committing political suicide | The Canary

Corbyn fans should welcome this attempted coup, the Blairites are committing political suicide | The Canary | Global politics | Scoop.it
Corbyn fans should welcome this attempted coup, the Blairites are committing political suicide from The Canary on 26th June 2016
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Corbyn supporters should be ecstatic, because this opportunistic and ignorant move is an act of political suicide for the Blairites.
But the British public aren’t idiots. This move by the increasingly bitter but withered ranks of Blairite Labour MPs has been seen as rank opportunism, and detrimental to the urgent work required to ensure a progressive exit from the European Union. The reaction has been swift, and defiant.
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Brexit and the diseased liberal mind

Brexit and the diseased liberal mind | Global politics | Scoop.it
The enraged liberal reaction to the Brexit vote is in full flood. The anger is pathological – and helps to shed light on why a majority of Britons voted
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Just this afternoon a Labour member asked me “Why do these MPs who want to remove Jeremy want a Leadership election when the outcome of a Leadership election would be Jeremy being re-elected?”. The truth is, there are some MPs who either want to install a new leader without a leadership election or get a new leader through a Leadership Election in which Jeremy is prevented from taking part.
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White Nights: A Romantic Brand of Saint Petersburg

White Nights: A Romantic Brand of Saint Petersburg | Global politics | Scoop.it
Saint Petersburg always stood out from other Russian cities: its history, architecture, spirit and even sights cannot leave one indifferent. But there is one geographical peculiarity that attracts to the city enormous number of tourists every year. I’m talking about the famous white nights.
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Putin Faces Major Political Crisis: Angry Russians Demand Dissolution of National Football Team

Putin Faces Major Political Crisis: Angry Russians Demand Dissolution of National Football Team | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russians have run out of patience: the citizens of the Russian Federation demand the national football team be dissolved.The petition appeared on the website Charge.org, addressed to President Vladimir Putin personally. It demands the immediate dissolution of the national football team for ‘frustrated hopes’. A record 17,500 people have already signed the petition at the time of writing. It reads:
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Berlin to Moscow, Hello Rapallo!

Berlin to Moscow, Hello Rapallo! | Global politics | Scoop.it
Secret negotiations have been under way for some time between high German and Russian officials, to which Chancellor Angela Merkel has been excluded.
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The Magnificent 7: Russia's Scientific Balance of Beauty and Brains (Part II)

The Magnificent 7: Russia's Scientific Balance of Beauty and Brains (Part II) | Global politics | Scoop.it
In the first part of our project we questioned Ekaterina Proshkina, winner of the Presidential Award for young scientists, Polina Mamoshina, a leading expert in a major international medical project  and Helena Petersen, the Head of the MIPT laboratory of cellular and molecular technology. Today - two more heroines.Maria Konovalenko: Teach the Body to Heal Itself
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After Brexit: Germany and France May Begin to Follow Their Pro-Russian Instincts

After Brexit: Germany and France May Begin to Follow Their Pro-Russian Instincts | Global politics | Scoop.it
It happened: the first country decided to exit from the EU. 52% British voted for Brexit, and 48% voted for Remain.Here are a few major points: 1. Scotland voted to remain in the EU, England voted against. The logic is the following: in terms of intolerance of foreigners, the migration wave hasn’t reached Scotland yet, so they don’t have a negative attitude about it. On the other hand, they love to spite the English, so the response was expected. There is expected to be a new referendum on independence.
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Indeed the US has lost a major asset within the EU. So have the Baltic states and Poland. Now they will have to lower their strident hysteria against Russia. and sober a little, because Germany and France will feel freer to speak more wisely.
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El Brexit como paradigma del nuevo "escenario teleonómico" | Multimedia | teleSUR

El Brexit como paradigma del nuevo "escenario teleonómico" | Multimedia | teleSUR | Global politics | Scoop.it
teleSUR representa la alternativa informativa para el mundo. Nuestra agenda visibiliza a los pueblos, lo que no cuentan los grandes medio lo encuentra en teleSUR
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Germany Is Destroying Itself While NATO Promotes Aggression (Interview with Willy Wimmer)

Germany Is Destroying Itself While NATO Promotes Aggression (Interview with Willy Wimmer) | Global politics | Scoop.it
Germany is disassembling itself, says Willy Wimmer, former State Secretary of the CDU (German Christian Democratic Party) and its „conscience“. For 33 years Wimmer was a member of the Bundestag (German Federal Parliament). Now he is one of the harshest critics of Angela Merkel in Germany.
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NATO mutated from a defense alliance into a beast of aggression, stationed 150 km away from the Leningrad state in Russia. War is in the air. Steinmeier's statement is no more than a last stand-up within a party, that has brought back war to Europe together with the Clintons in 1999, issuing the attack of NATO on Belgrade, and sold out the soul of the Worker's party to the 2010 agenda
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Crimea Will Become Even More Russian Than Before (Video)

Crimea Will Become Even More Russian Than Before (Video) | Global politics | Scoop.it
This is probably the most long-awaited bridge in Russian history. The idea of its construction has been hanging in the air from the very beginning of the 20th century. The project was postponed countless times - because of WWI, WWII, boundary disputes between Russia and Ukraine, and so on. And now it seems that the idea is to be finally fulfilled: Crimea will join Russia, not only de jure but very literally.
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Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out

Hieronymus Bosch Died 500 Years Ago, But His Art Will Still Creep You Out | Global politics | Scoop.it
Known by some as "the Devil's painter," Bosch depicted imaginary animals and souls being violently tortured. At least one critic believes he's the father of modern art.
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Die Briten haben auch Merkels Alleingänge abgewählt

Die Briten haben auch Merkels Alleingänge abgewählt | Global politics | Scoop.it
Großbritannien verlässt die EU, weil eine Mehrheit das Versagen der Gemeinschaft nicht mehr hinnehmen will. Dazu hat die Kanzlerin mit ihren Alleingängen bei den Flüchtlingen maßgeblich beigetragen.
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Für die Chefin einer Partei, die das europäische Erbe von Konrad Adenauer und Helmut Kohl verwaltet, ist das ein Offenbarungseid. Im Grunde haben die britischen Wähler am Donnerstag auch Angela Merkel abgewählt. Bevor sie endgültig zur Totengräberin der EU wird, müsste sie sich an David Cameron ein Beispiel nehmen.
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3M+ 'Remain' Petition Uses 'Script' To 'Fake' Signatures

3M+ 'Remain' Petition Uses 'Script' To 'Fake' Signatures | Global politics | Scoop.it
Questions are being raised as to the true number of UK citizens signing a petition to urge another European Union membership referendum as evidence emerged that activists are encouraging foreign signatories. Some critics claim that a "bot" or "script" is being used to automatically generate names and signatories
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Obama’s Death Sentence for Young Refugees

Obama’s Death Sentence for Young Refugees | Global politics | Scoop.it
A U.S.-Mexico deportation policy can mean death for youths targeted by the gangs they fled.
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The plot to oust Corbyn is anti-democratic and offensive to Labour members | LabourList

The plot to oust Corbyn is anti-democratic and offensive to Labour members | LabourList | Global politics | Scoop.it
Here in Yorkshire, Labour voters and Labour members have been asking me what on earth some of our Labour MPs are up to. They are telling me that they just
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Just this afternoon a Labour member asked me “Why do these MPs who want to remove Jeremy want a Leadership election when the outcome of a Leadership election would be Jeremy being re-elected?”. The truth is, there are some MPs who either want to install a new leader without a leadership election or get a new leader through a Leadership Election in which Jeremy is prevented from taking part.
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Brexit Signals the End of the Neocon's "End of History"

Brexit Signals the End of the Neocon's "End of History" | Global politics | Scoop.it
The author is a professor of Slavic studies at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.   He is an expert on 19th - 20th century Russian literature.
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“The exceptional nation” and “world-pre-eminent power” has been rather explicit about its desire to end history and impose its enlightened and beneficial rule all over the world.
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THE OBAMA SHOE-BANGING MOMENT ON THE UKRAINE FRONT – DUTCH AND AUSTRALIAN TROOPS WERE PLANNING TO START WAR WITH RUSSIA AFTER MH17 WAS SHOT DOWN

THE OBAMA SHOE-BANGING MOMENT ON THE UKRAINE FRONT – DUTCH AND AUSTRALIAN TROOPS WERE PLANNING TO START WAR WITH RUSSIA AFTER MH17 WAS SHOT DOWN | Global politics | Scoop.it
By John Helmer, Moscow President Barack Obama (lead image, left) and his advisors (right) spent at least a week, and as much as three weeks, planning to
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Legendary Weightlifter Vlasov: Russia Should Withdraw From the Olympics

Legendary Weightlifter Vlasov: Russia Should Withdraw From the Olympics | Global politics | Scoop.it
According to him, until they change their attitude, Russian athletes should participate only in domestic contests. The legendary record-breaking Soviet weightlifter and Olympic champion, Yuri Vlasov is sure that the ban of Russian Weight Lifting Team would be political, in order to discredit not only Russian sport, but also the whole country. The former athlete stated that to Life.ru.There’s a reason for all that. They are blackening Russia in every way to make the world hate us. Why?
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The legendary record-breaking Soviet weightlifter and Olympic champion, Yuri Vlasov is sure that the ban of Russian Weight Lifting Team would be political, in order to discredit not only Russian sport, but also the whole country.
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PART DEUX: CNN Smartass Fareed Zakaria Got Crushed...AGAIN (Video)

PART DEUX: CNN Smartass Fareed Zakaria Got Crushed...AGAIN (Video) | Global politics | Scoop.it
What could be worse than getting smacked down by a president in front of a live audience, you ask?Why, getting smacked down by two presidents in front of a live audience, of course.We previously showed you footage of CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria moderating at the Saint Petersburg Economic forum last week, getting shut down by Vladimir Putin when Zakaria asked an ignorant question about Putin's comments on Donald Trump. 
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In the same way, most western journalists today are mere caricatures of what real journalists used to be.
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Delcy Rodríguez: la dignidad tiene nombre de mujer en Venezuela | Blog | teleSUR

Delcy Rodríguez: la dignidad tiene nombre de mujer en Venezuela | Blog | teleSUR | Global politics | Scoop.it
teleSUR representa la alternativa informativa para el mundo. Nuestra agenda visibiliza a los pueblos, lo que no cuentan los grandes medio lo encuentra en teleSUR
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Sin pelos en la lengua, Rodríguez le recordó al hijo de Horacio Cartes (y seguramente del dictador Alfredo Stroessner) que si hay un país que ataca los derechos humanos en el continente ese es Paraguay, ya que sus cárceles están llenas de campesinos presos y se utilizan masacres contra los humildes (como sucediera en Curuguaty) para derrocar gobiernos.
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