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    Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Warns G7 of Threat to Western Democracy from Russia
    Apr23

    Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Warns G7 of Threat to Western Democracy from Russia

    TORONTO, Canada – Russia is using Ukraine as a test ground for its information war against Western democracy, Ukraine’s foreign minister told G7 ministers meeting here on Sunday. Foreign Affairs Minister Chystia Freeland wants the disruptive influence of Russia on the West to be a top agenda item, and she set the table — literally — for...

    China Accelerates Arms Race as it Beefs Up Defense Spending
    Mar06

    China Accelerates Arms Race as it Beefs Up Defense Spending

    At a major Communist Party congress in October, Xi vowed to build a “world-class” fighting force by 2050. Photo Ng Han Guan – BEIJING – China announced on Monday an 8.1 percent defense budget increase for 2018, giving a boost to the modernization of the world’s largest military after spending slowed in the previous two years. Beijing will...

    Iran Deploys Revolutionary Guards to Quell “The New Sedition” in Anti-Government Protest
    Jan04

    Iran Deploys Revolutionary Guards to Quell “The New Sedition” in Anti-Government Protest

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard dispatched forces to Hamadan, Isfahan and Lorestan provinces to tackle “the new sedition.” – TEHRAN – Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down anti-government unrest after six days of protests that have rattled the clerical leadership and left 21 people dead. The...

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller Sends Warning to Trump and Aides
    Nov01

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller Sends Warning to Trump and Aides

    A federal grand jury has approved special counsel Robert Mueller‘s first charges in his investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election – Photo AFP – WASHINGTON DC – Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent a warning to individuals in U.S. President Donald Trump’s orbit: If they lie about contacts between the...

    First Charges to Be Laid in Witch Hunt Over Russian Meddling in 2016 Election
    Oct30

    First Charges to Be Laid in Witch Hunt Over Russian Meddling in 2016 Election

    Special Counsel Robert Mueller is also investigating whether Trump campaign officials colluded with those Russian efforts. – WASHINGTON DC – The first charges from the probe of possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election could be unsealed as early as Monday and a target taken into custody, possibly marking a dramatic turn in...

    U.S. Looks to Moscow for Help with Isolating North Korea
    Oct30

    U.S. Looks to Moscow for Help with Isolating North Korea

    Russia has urged a peaceful resolution as Kim and President Donald Trump trade personal insults and threats of war. – WASHINGTON – China’s increasingly icy posture is thrusting Russia forward as North Korea’s preferred diplomatic partner, forcing the Trump administration to turn to Moscow for help in isolating the rogue, nuclear-armed...

    U.S. Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill
    Jul23

    U.S. Lawmakers Herald Agreement on Sweeping Russia Sanctions Bill

    – WASHINGTON – Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, said lawmakers had settled lingering...

    Global Cyberattack Seems Intent on Havoc, Not Extortion
    Jun30

    Global Cyberattack Seems Intent on Havoc, Not Extortion

    More cyber attacks could be in the pipeline after the global havoc caused by the Wannacry ransom-ware. – PARIS – A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia’s neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said. While the rogue software used in the...

    France’s Presidential Vote Ripples Across Europe, Markets, Diplomacy
    May05

    France’s Presidential Vote Ripples Across Europe, Markets, Diplomacy

    – PARIS – Whatever the result of France’s presidential election, the choice will resonate far beyond France’s borders, from extremist strongholds in Syria to Hong Kong trading floors and the halls of the U.N. Security Council. It could be bigger than Brexit – the future of Europe is at stake as disenchanted French voters choose...

    China Launches its First “Made-in-China” Jump Aircraft Carrier
    Apr26

    China Launches its First “Made-in-China” Jump Aircraft Carrier

    China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is seen during its launching ceremony in Dalian, Liaoning province, China, April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer – BEIJING – China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and...

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