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U.S. Appoints Special Prosecutor In Trump-Russia Case

Donald Trump and Robert Mueller The U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday that it appointed former FBI chief Robert Mueller as a special counsel to investigate Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election. A DOJ press release states Mueller will oversee an ongoing investigation into the Russian government’s alleged efforts to influence

By |May 18th, 2017|Americas, News in Brief, Russia, United States|

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Was WikiLeaks Source, Private Investigator Says

Seth Rich By JOSH FRIEDMAN A private investigator and former Washington, D.C. homicide detective said murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich leaked emails to the publishing organization WikiLeaks prior to his death and that local and federal investigators are engaged in a coverup of the murder. Rod Wheeler Rod Wheeler,

By |May 16th, 2017|Featured, News, Politics, United States|

Globalism Or Nationalism: France Votes On More Than Just A President

May 8 (day following the election): At least 1,000 people protested Macron in Paris following his election win. Josh Friedman reports from the protest. Election night update: Emmanuel Macron is projected to win the French presidency with more than 65 percent of the vote. Josh Friedman reports from Paris on a presidential election day in

By |May 7th, 2017|European Union, Featured, France, News, Politics|

Ancient Greek City Turned Turkish Aegean Gem

Josh Friedman visits Izmir, Turkey where both an ancient Greek agora and an Ottoman bazaar can be found in the middle of town. Take a look at the fusion, as well as separation of Greek and Turkish cultures from a sprawling port city on Anatolia's Aegean Coast.

By |April 22nd, 2017|Travel Videos, Turkey|

Turkey’s Erdogan Victorious In Executive Presidency Referendum

Turkey narrowly voted "evet", or "yes", on Sunday, sending Erdogan supporters pouring into the streets. Josh Friedman reports from Ankara on referendum day and referendum night/morning, in which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged victorious, claiming broad new powers.

By |April 17th, 2017|Featured, Josh Friedman, Turkey|

Turkey Travels

Travel along with Josh Friedman across Turkey east to west. As noted in the first video, a constitutional referendum is taking place on April 16, and thus there is a lot of activity in the country at the moment. April 13: The trip begins up in the mountains near the Iranian and Armenian borders where

By |April 14th, 2017|FMP Blog, Josh Friedman, Travel, Turkey|

Russia, Belarus Celebrate ‘Unity Day’

Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin Editor’s note: For some background on the recent protests in Belarus and Russia, read interviews with demonstrators conducted by the Vilnius Students for Liberty and published by Freedom Today. By JOSH FRIEDMAN Russia and Belarus on Sunday marked 20 years of a supranational union between their two countries. While

By |April 3rd, 2017|Europe, Featured, News, Politics, Russia|

Travel As A Geopolitical Act: Is Now The Time To Go To Turkey?

Istanbul's Golden Horn with the Galata Tower (center) and Galata Bridge (right) Correction: The number of foreign visitors declined by 30 percent, not 10 percent as originally stated By JOSH FRIEDMAN Want to visit Istanbul and stay in a room overlooking the sea for less then $20 a night? Now is your chance,

By |March 13th, 2017|Featured, FMP Blog, Travel Features, Turkey|
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