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    Ukraine lauds India for support over Crimea
    Jan26

    Ukraine lauds India for support over Crimea

    The First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Stepan Kubiv, said that his government appreciated India’s neutrality. …read more Source: The...

    ‘Even a Shining City on a Hill Needs Walls’: Senator Tom Cotton
    Jan26

    ‘Even a Shining City on a Hill Needs Walls’: Senator Tom Cotton

    Tom Cotton, the junior senator from Arkansas, and the future Republican candidate for president (mark my words), has accommodated himself handsomely to the reality of the Trump presidency. On the one hand, this is unsurprising—his political base accommodated itself to Trump (Arkansas gave its adopted daughter, Hillary Clinton, only 34 percent of...

    Poroshenko Signs Decree Allowing NATO Training In Ukraine During 2017
    Jan26

    Poroshenko Signs Decree Allowing NATO Training In Ukraine During 2017

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree allowing troops from the United States and other NATO countries to carry out training missions in Ukraine during 2017. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    How One NATO Country is Preparing for Trump
    Jan26

    How One NATO Country is Preparing for Trump

    BODØ AIR FORCE BASE, Norway—When the ready-room alarm went off—high-low, high-low—two Norwegian Air Force pilots pulled on cold-water survival gear, grabbed their flight bags, and sprinted through swirling snow to their hangars. Their decades-old F-16 fighter jets roared to life, and as the airport snowplow halted to let them pass, the jets...

    Why Russian Banks Have an Interest in Washington
    Jan26

    Why Russian Banks Have an Interest in Washington

    In the debate over whether to lift U.S. sanctions against Russia, at least one player has a clear stake in the outcome: Russia’s state-run banks. Sberbank and VTB Group—Russia’s two largest financial institutions—have been lobbying Congress to ease sanctions levied on the banks in 2014 as punishment for the country’s annexation...

    Democratic Leader Shuts Down Phones After Pro-Israel Supporters Go on Offense
    Jan26

    Democratic Leader Shuts Down Phones After Pro-Israel Supporters Go on Offense

    More than a thousand pro-Israel supporters from across the country bombarded the offices of Senate Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) with phone calls, urging the Democratic leader to stop holding up a key congressional initiative to rebuke the United Nations following its recent action against Israel, according to sources familiar with the situation....

    Ukraine pledges to probe Nazi graffiti at Polish cemetery (AFP)
    Jan26

    Ukraine pledges to probe Nazi graffiti at Polish cemetery (AFP)

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukrainian officials on Thursday pledged to investigate after unknown assailants painted Nazi graffiti around a cemetery that holds the remains of Polish officers shot by the Soviet secret police. …read more Source: The West...

    Emerging stocks at 3-month high
    Jan26

    Emerging stocks at 3-month high

    Emerging stocks hit three-month highs yesterday, boosted by US shares roaring higher, but currencies weakened led by a fall in the rouble after Russian authorities announced steps to increase central bank reserves.MSCI’s emerging market index rose 0.7% in its fourth day of gains, after solid US earnings and expectations of a large fiscal...

    Doomsday Clock now at 2½ minutes to midnight; Trump is one reason
    Jan26

    Doomsday Clock now at 2½ minutes to midnight; Trump is one reason

    By Peter Holley,Abby Ohlheiser and Amy B Wang, (c) 2017, The Washington Post It’s now two-and-a-half minutes to “midnight,” according to the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which warned Thursday that the end of humanity may be nigh. The group behind the famed Doomsday Clock announced at a news conference that it was adjusting the countdown...

    Are we heading toward a nuclear arms race?
    Jan26

    Are we heading toward a nuclear arms race?

    Is the world about to blow itself up? The question may sound overly dramatic, but anyone who reads a Jan. 6 Politico article about William J. Perry, the former defense secretary and a widely respected military technology expert, is likely to take it seriously. Perry is on a crusade to shake up our lackadaisical attitude toward the threat of...