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    Three killed as minivan hits landmine at Ukrainian checkpoint in Donbass
    Feb10

    Three killed as minivan hits landmine at Ukrainian checkpoint in Donbass

    Photo: Mikhail Sokolov/TASS Three people were killed when a minivan carrying civilians was blown up by a landmine at a Ukrainian checkpoint near the contact line early on Wednesday, the speaker of the Donbass special operation, Andrey Zadubinny, has said, TASS reports. “There were five people in the Volkswagen Transporter car (minivan) that...

    Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year
    Feb10

    Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year

    Worldwide threat: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on worldwide threats. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence...

    Pentagon seeks $583 billion budget for 2017; Republicans say not enough
    Feb10

    Pentagon seeks $583 billion budget for 2017; Republicans say not enough

    U.S. President Barack Obama listens to remarks during his meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington February 8, 2016. REUTERS WASHINGTON: The Pentagon on Tuesday proposed a $582.7 billion defense budget that emphasizes emerging threats from Russia, China and Islamic State rebels, but the...

    What makes Russian diplomats tick?
    Feb10

    What makes Russian diplomats tick?

    “WHY don’t you influence me, then?” I asked a Russian diplomat engaged in Asian affairs, after “an unnecessary discussion” about my column in The Malaysian Reserve. I mean, it is easy to just find fault in anyone’s work, but it is not as easy to pick the right subject when you begin to piece your column, especially one that is of the...

    EU to unveil new energy plan today
    Feb10

    EU to unveil new energy plan today

    A European Union (EU) flag flutters outside the Athens’ Stock Exchange in Athens, Greece, on Monday, August 3, 2015. Photo: AP Brussels, February 9 The European Union (EU) will unveil on Wednesday plans to give it power to examine energy contracts that European states sign with countries outside the bloc, amid concerns about Europe’s...

    US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War
    Feb10

    US spy chief: US and Russia could spiral into new Cold War

    WASHINGTON: Russia is “paranoid” about being challenged by NATO and its efforts to rival American power could push it into a new Cold War, the head of US intelligence said Tuesday. “They’re greatly concerned about being contained,” the director of national intelligence, James Clapper, told the Senate Armed Services Committee. Clapper said...

    Ukraine deadlock douses hopes of sanctions relief for Russia
    Feb10

    Ukraine deadlock douses hopes of sanctions relief for Russia

    WHEN it comes to sanctions relief for Russia, the last step might be the most difficult. …read more Source: The Business...

    North Korea restarts plutonium reactor
    Feb09

    North Korea restarts plutonium reactor

    North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months, the U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday, February 9, in delivering the annual assessment by intelligence agencies of the top dangers facing the country. He also said Islamic...

    North Korea restarts plutonium reactor: US intelligence chief
    Feb09

    North Korea restarts plutonium reactor: US intelligence chief

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signs a document regarding a long range rocket launch in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang February 7, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering spent fuel in...

    Swine flu spreading across Eastern Europe and Middle East
    Feb09

    Swine flu spreading across Eastern Europe and Middle East

    ASTANA. KAZINFORM – Swine flu has killed 183 people in Ukraine this winter and is spreading rapidly across Eastern Europe and the Middle East. At least 107 people have died in Russia after contracting the disease, 18 in Armenia and 10 in Georgia, according to government figures. …read more Source:...

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