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Sweden institutes military draft over concerns about Russia
Mar03

Sweden institutes military draft over concerns about Russia

Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. Sweden abolished compulsory military service for men in 2010 because there were enough volunteers to meet its military needs. It has never...

Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions
Mar03

Ukraine’s Tax and Customs Chief Accused of Embezzling Millions

Ukrainian anti-corruption agencies plan to detain the head of the tax and customs service, Roman Nasirov, over the alleged embezzlement of around 2 billion hryvnias ($75 million), a senior prosecutor said Friday. Television footage showed an unconscious-looking Nasirov being stretchered into an ambulance and taken to Kyiv’s Feofania...

Is cyberspace the latest conflict frontier on the African continent?
Mar03

Is cyberspace the latest conflict frontier on the African continent?

Cyber attackers lurk in the shadows wielding the ability to hit governments where it hurts the most.ShutterstockKen Obura, University of Nairobi In August 2012, terrorist group, Boko Haram, reportedly hacked into Nigeria’s secret service and acquired private data on current and former personnel. In April 2016, a group calling itself...

Underground Explosion in Ukrainian Mine Where 34 Miners Had Been Working
Mar03

Underground Explosion in Ukrainian Mine Where 34 Miners Had Been Working

An underground methane gas explosion has ripped through a coal mine in western Ukraine where 34 miners were working on Thursday, with a government ministry and a miners’ union offering differing death tolls. …read more Source: Latin American Herald...

In Ukraine: Stress under shelling produces baby boom
Mar03

In Ukraine: Stress under shelling produces baby boom

Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka. Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka.The 40-year-old...

Congress’ Pentagon Budget for Year: $578 Billion 
Mar03

Congress’ Pentagon Budget for Year: $578 Billion 

Lawmakers Thursday unveiled a $578 billion spending bill to keep the U.S. armed forces operating through September as President Donald Trump has vowed to add billions more for what he’s described as a depleted American military. The legislation, crafted by House and Senate negotiators from both parties, tracks the funding levels for...

Top Bush ethics lawyer: Russia could have blackmail on Sessions and he must resign
Mar03

Top Bush ethics lawyer: Russia could have blackmail on Sessions and he must resign

Bush's top ethics lawyer: while it is "debatable" whether Sessions perjured himself during his Senate confirmation hearing, he now needs to resign. President George W. Bush’s top ethics lawyer told Business Insider on Thursday that while it was “debatable” whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions perjured himself...

Trump’s Attorney General, Under Fire, Removes Himself from Campaign Probes
Mar03

Trump’s Attorney General, Under Fire, Removes Himself from Campaign Probes

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions removed himself on Thursday from any investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election because he was involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign. But Sessions, a long-time U.S. senator before becoming the country’s top law enforcement official,...

Amid Russia firestorm, Sessions recuses himself from future investigations into Trump campaign
Mar02

Amid Russia firestorm, Sessions recuses himself from future investigations into Trump campaign

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is holding a press conference Thursday at 4 p.m. amid a firestorm over his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election. Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference Thursday amid a firestorm over his contacts with Russian officials during the 2016 election, standing firm on the answers he gave...

Sergei Polunin: Dancing with demons: ballet star bares all
Mar02

Sergei Polunin: Dancing with demons: ballet star bares all

Sergei Polunin, the ballet star with a bad boy reputation, told AFP the rough and tumble of his career was part of growing up as he presented "Dancer", a searingly honest film about his life. Sergei Polunin, the ballet star with a bad boy reputation, told AFP the rough and tumble of his career was part of growing up as he presented...

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