The victory of François Fillon in France’s center-right presidential primary is the latest sign that a tectonic shift is coming to the European order: toward accommodating, rather than countering, a resurgent Russia.

Since the end of World War II, European leaders have maintained their ever-growing alliance as a bulwark against Russian power. Through decades of ups and downs in Russian-European relations, in periods of estrangement or reconciliation, their balance of power has kept the continent stable.

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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – French Election Hints at a European Shift Toward Russia

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A top sharia court has been accused of using its position to ‘sabotage’ criminal charges brought against men accused of domestic violence.

The Muslim Arbitration Tribunal (Mat), based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, was set up in 2007 to help resolve civil and family disputes in accordance with Islamic law.

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Time For Truth: (Daily Mail) – British Sharia Court 'Protects Wife-Beating Suspects' Women's Rights Group Claims

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The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva.

This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.

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Time For Truth: (The Washington Post) – U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

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Recent violence in Turkey has reignited generations-long tensions between outlawed Kurdish parties and the Turkish government, threatening to derail progress made during talks between the two parties in recent years. And now it seems the two sides are locked in tit-for-tat retribution.

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