Europe/Americas update: May 29 2018

EUROPE RUSSIA Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who had to flee to Ukraine in 2016 in the face of death threats because of his criticism of the Russian government, died on Tuesday in Kiev of natural causes. Well, “natural causes” for a critic of Vladimir Putin–he was gunned down outside his apartment building. An investigation is underway… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: May 29 2018

World update: September 26 2017

A relatively quick one tonight, it’s been a long day. ASIA AFGHANISTAN Two bombings in western Afghanistan killed five Afghan police officers on Tuesday. Two were killed in Herat province and another three in Farah province. No one has claimed responsibility but these are likely Taliban joints given where they took place. Another police officer… Continue reading World update: September 26 2017

Europe/Americas update: September 19-20 2017

WAR ON TERROR Folks, if you’re like me and you spend any time on Twitter, you may think that it’s home to some of the worst people in the world. And you’re not wrong. However, as a non-Instagram user I was surprised to learn that things may be even worse over there: Researchers say Islamic… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: September 19-20 2017