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    Putin offers tacit support for ‘pro-Russia’ US candidate
    Sep17

    Putin offers tacit support for ‘pro-Russia’ US candidate

    President Vladimir Putin’s third term has been marked by efforts to stamp out US influence in Russia (AFP Photo/Michael Klimentyev) MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday offered what appeared to be his strongest support yet for US presidential candidate Donald Trump — without explicitly naming him. “We are carefully watching...

    U.S. Should Stop Collecting Allies like Facebook Friends
    Sep17

    U.S. Should Stop Collecting Allies like Facebook Friends

    America collects allies like Americans collect Facebook friends. The more the better appears to be the view. As a result, Washington defends more than a score of prosperous European states, several leading Asian nations, and a gaggle of Middle Eastern regimes. Yet most of the countries on the Pentagon dole appear to be perpetually unhappy,...

    [Ticker] Slovak PM says Ukraine not ‘the good guy’
    Sep17

    [Ticker] Slovak PM says Ukraine not ‘the good guy’

    Slovak PM Robert Fico told the Reuters news agency on Saturday that Ukraine is “even less” in compliance with the Minsk ceasefire accord than Russia. “With the Minsk agreement, it is necessary to take stock. It is not true that Ukraine is the good guy and Russia is the bad guy,” he said. Ukraine denies this. EU sanctions...

    Slovakia’s Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal
    Sep17

    Slovakia’s Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal

    Ukraine is doing less than Russia to meet its obligations under the Minsk agreement, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday, stepping up calls for the European Union to end sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: Channel...

    Russian central bank cuts key interest rate
    Sep17

    Russian central bank cuts key interest rate

    MOSCOW- Russia’s central bank cut Friday its key interest rate by half a percentage point to 10 percent, but warned it couldn’t provide another quick jolt to jump-start stalled economic growth, reports BSS. The Bank of Russia said in a statement that the cut, the first since June and widely expected by analysts, was possible thanks to...

    Slovakia's Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal
    Sep17

    Slovakia's Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal

    BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Ukraine is doing less than Russia to meet its obligations under the Minsk agreement, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday, stepping up calls for the European Union to end sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source: The...

    Slovakia’s Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal
    Sep17

    Slovakia’s Fico says Ukraine doing less than Russia to meet Minsk deal

    BRATISLAVA (Reuters) – Ukraine is doing less than Russia to meet its obligations under the Minsk agreement, Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico said on Saturday, stepping up calls for the European Union to end sanctions against Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Nishikori helps Japan return to Davis Cup elite
    Sep17

    Nishikori helps Japan return to Davis Cup elite

    TOKYO – Kei Nishikori teamed up with Yuichi Sugita in a dominant doubles victory as Japan completed a 3-0 defeat of Ukraine to return to the Davis Cup’s top table Saturday. …read more Source: Bangkok...

    The New Syrian Ceasefire is a Strategic Defeat for the United States
    Sep17

    The New Syrian Ceasefire is a Strategic Defeat for the United States

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Ministeer Sergey Lavrov announcing a new Syrian cease fire, Geneva, September 9, 2016 Phote courtesy US Dept. of State On September 9, 2016, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that the United States and Russia had reached an agreement for a...

    Book Review: The Wonder is an engrossing psychological thriller that should find its way to the Big Screen
    Sep17

    Book Review: The Wonder is an engrossing psychological thriller that should find its way to the Big Screen

    The WonderEmma Donoghue (HarperCollins) American actress Brie Larson won an Oscar this year for her starring role in Room, the movie based on Emma Donoghue’s dark, brilliant novel of the same name. Larson portrayed a young woman who is kidnapped, repeatedly raped by a psychopath and gives birth to a boy in the small room that serves as her...