Monthly Archives جولای 2020

Lincoln Project

Political Leanings: Republican/Anti-President Trump

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Established in late 2019, the Lincoln Project is a conservative super PAC that aims to “defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box” in 2020. According to the founders of the Lincoln Project, the 16th president is the super PAC’s namesake because President Abraham Lincoln “understood the necessity of not just saving the Union, but also of knitting the nation back together spiritually as well as politically.”  

The Lincoln Project’s advisory board consists of many prominent political strategists and former staff members of Republican presidents and presidential candidates.

Board members include John Weaver, who worked on the presidential campaigns of President George H.W. Bush, Sen...

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The Week In Russia: The Death Of An Anti-Perestroika Icon And A Wagnerian Riddle In Belarus

The fears of a perestroika foe who has died at age 81 have echoes in President Vladimir Putin’s political planning, and Russia’s intentions in Belarus face new scrutiny after Kremlin-linked mercenaries are arrested and the embattled authoritarian who is arguably Putin’s closest foreign ally accuses Moscow of a plot to destabilize elections.

Protests persist in Khabarovsk, and an American ex-Marine is sentenced to nine years in prison in what the U.S. ambassador calls an “absurd” ruling in a trial over a drunken incident last summer whose crucial details are in dispute.

Here are some of the key developments in Russia over the past week and some of the takeaways going forward.

‘Breakthrough’ Blues

Nina Andreyeva didn’t like perestroika, and neither does Vladimir Putin, apparently.


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Trump’s Executive Orders on Prescription Drugs

President Donald Trump recently signed executive orders that he says will reduce drug prices by 50% “and even greater, in certain instances.” That could happen for some individuals, but it remains to be seen how the orders will be implemented and whether they will result in such large reductions.

The orders, which largely revive past administration proposals, require the Health and Human Services secretary to take various actions, such as moving through the federal rule-making process.

Two of the orders pertain to Medicare beneficiaries — one of those, which is still subject to negotiation with pharmaceutical companies, pertains to only a certain class of drugs...

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Russia Jails Popular Blogger Who Covered Khabarovsk Protests

KHABAROVSK, Russia – A Russian court sentenced a well-known blogger who has covered ongoing daily protests in the Far Eastern city to seven days in jail after finding him guilty of violating the law on public gatherings.

Aleksei Romanov’s lawyer, Vitaly Tykhta, told RFE/RL that his client was detained and sentenced on July 31.

Romanov fled Russia with his family in 2016, saying that he feared for his safety amid a campaign of harassment by the local authorities. He returned to Khabarovsk last year.

Over the past three weeks, protesters have taken to the streets of Khabarovsk and other towns and cities in Khabarovsk Krai in support of the arrested former governor of the region, Sergei Furgal.

Furgal, who was arrested in Khabarovsk on July 9 and transferred to Moscow, was charged with a...

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COVID-19 Data-Reporting Changed, But Not Florida’s Case Count

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As Florida’s COVID-19 case count rose to the second-highest in the U.S. in July, a former challenger for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s congressional seat falsely claimed on social media that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had made a “mistake” and subsequently reduced Florida’s count by 79,000 cases. There was no such adjustment.

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Florida has become a focal point in the nation’s struggles to contain the spread of COVID-19. More than 460,000 people have tested positive for infection with the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, in that state, including over 6,500 who have died, according to the Florida Department of Health. The state has surpassed New York and is now second only to California in total number of COVID-19 cases.

While the cases sta...

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Moscow Court To Decide Next Week On Trial Of Sisters Charged With Killing Their Father

A court in Moscow says it will make public next week its decision regarding how to proceed with the trial of two sisters, who along with their younger sister are accused of killing their father in 2018.

After holding a preliminary hearing, the Moscow City Court said on July 31 that the court’s decision on the extremely high-profile case will be made public on August 3.

Lawyers for Krestina and Angelina Khachaturyan have asked the court to send the case back to prosecutors, saying that the two sisters must be tried together with their younger sister Maria.

Maria Khachaturyan, who was 17 when the alleged crime took place, is set to be tried separately...

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The Soviet Mars Shot That Almost Everyone Forgot

A U.S. Atlas V rocket lifted off from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on July 30 to cap an unprecedented month of international Mars mission launches, including by the United Arab Emirates and China.

The current flurry of missions to the “red planet” reflects renewed efforts to determine whether a ‘warmer and wetter Mars” might have hosted ancient life and follows in the figurative tracks of four successful U.S. Mars rovers since 1997, along with some interplanetary missteps.

But the reemphasis on breaking new ground on Mars is also a reminder of one of Soviet scientists’ most disappointing — yet in major ways, successful — episodes of the Space Race.

After a decade of misfires and failed flyby missions, the U.S.S.R...

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Ukraine To Seek Extradition Of Alleged Russian Mercenaries Detained In Belarus, Moscow Calls For Their Release

Kyiv says it will seek the extradition of alleged contractors from the Russian private military company Vagner being held in Belarus as Moscow demanded their release, saying they were in transit and headed to Turkey.

Belarusian authorities have launched an investigation against 33 Russian contractors from Vagner who were detained earlier this week. Authorities allege they wanted to destabilize the country ahead of the August 9 presidential election.

Moscow has vehemently rejected Minsk’s claims, with Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov saying on July 31 that the 33 men were in transit to Istanbul before flying to “a third country.”

“Their stay is connected neither to Belarus itself nor its internal affairs,” Peskov told reporters, calling for their release.

Meanwhile, the office of the Uk...

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عفو بین الملل: ایران را نادیده گرفته است درخواست توسط مقامات زندان برای ضروری ویروس منابع

سازمان عفو بین المللی می گوید: از آن به دست آمده است چندین اسناد امضا شده توسط مقامات در زندانهای ایران در سازمان است که نشان می دهد که دولت ایران را نادیده گرفته است تکرار درخواست توسط ارشد مقامات زندان برای منابع اضافی برای کنترل گسترش coronavirus در این کشور به سر می برند correctional facilities.

نامه افزایش زنگ بیش جدی کمبود تجهیزات حفاظتی و ضد عفونی کننده محصولات و ضروری دستگاه های پزشکی لندن-بر اساس حقوق گروه گفت: در بیانیه منتشر شده در جولای 31.

عفو بین ا...

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راه اندازی رستوران ایتالیایی

رستوران ساز از ابتدای شکل‌گیری ایده برای سرمایه‌گذاری و راه اندازی رستوران تا زمان به ثمر نشتن پروژه، در کنار شما می‌ماند.

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رستوران ایتالیایی دون آلفونسو در تورنتو

یکی دیگر از بهترین رستوران ایتالیایی در دنیا، در شهر تورنتو قرار دارد. این رستوران بیش از یک قرن در این شهر راه‌اندازی شده است که در آن بهترین آشپزهای ایتالیایی فعالیت دارند. آنچه باعث محبوبیت و شهرت این رستوران در بین مردم تورنتو و توریست‌ها شده، معماری زیبای رستوران است. نمای ساختمان با سنگ‌های مرمر ایتالیایی تزئین شده است. معماری و هنر ایتالیا را می‌توان در این رستوران به خوبی مشاهده کرد...

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