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    Pence Tries To Walk Back Donald Trump’s Bromance With Putin
    Oct05

    Pence Tries To Walk Back Donald Trump’s Bromance With Putin

    During the first vice presidential debate on Tuesday, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence spent nearly as much time talking about Russian leader Vladimir Putin as their own running mates.Pence took the first swing, perhaps wary of the fact that both he and Trump have compared Putin’s leadership favorably to U.S. president Barack Obama in the past:...

    Is Nuclear War Becoming Thinkable?
    Oct05

    Is Nuclear War Becoming Thinkable?

    People who make their living thinking about defense policy and national security like everything to fit into a nice framework, preferably one that can be visualized on a PowerPoint slide. If you are unfortunate enough to be standing next to two officials speaking Pentagonese during a reception, you will note that their language is full of...

    Mike Pence brazenly contradicted Trump on Russia and Syria
    Oct05

    Mike Pence brazenly contradicted Trump on Russia and Syria

    Late in Wednesday’s vice presidential debate, Democrat Tim Kaine accused Republican Mike Pence of praising Russian President Vladimir Putin as a strong leader. Pence denied it. Kaine: Governor Pence said, inarguably, Vladimir Putin is a better leader than President Obama. Pence: That is absolutely inaccurate. Turns out, though, it was...

    Gay Polish mayor becomes opposition icon
    Oct05

    Gay Polish mayor becomes opposition icon

    SŁUPSK, Poland — Poland’s right-wing government has put it on the fringes of Europe on issues that include abortion, migration and democracy. But a charismatic 40-year-old mayor is leading a counter-cultural charge from the Baltic coast city of Słupsk. Robert Biedroń, the country’s only openly gay mayor, has become one of the leading...

    Pence Upstages Trump
    Oct05

    Pence Upstages Trump

    For a summit derided as a showdown between two affable boring suits, Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate turned out to be an acrimonious affair. If this was a pair of dads, they were the type who get into near fist-fights on the sidelines of Pop Warner games, not the friendly ones who cheer for both teams.Mike Pence, the Republican...

    Radiation detection system launched at Bulgaria’s border checkpoints
    Oct05

    Radiation detection system launched at Bulgaria’s border checkpoints

    SOFIA, Oct. 5 — A radiation detection system that covers all of Bulgarian border checkpoints with non-European Union (EU) members was officially launched here on Tuesday. The equipment at a cost of some USD35 million, donated by the United States government, was deployed on 20 land, sea and air checkpoints as well as two sites on the border with...

    AP FACT CHECK: Pence on Clinton’s foreign policy
    Oct05

    AP FACT CHECK: Pence on Clinton’s foreign policy

    WASHINGTON — A claim from the vice-presidential debate between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine, and how it stacks up with the facts: PENCE: She was the “architect of the Obama administration’s foreign policy.” He said the Middle East is “spinning out of control” and suggested that the ongoing crisis in...

    Top Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence And Tim Kaine
    Oct05

    Top Moments From The Vice Presidential Debate Between Mike Pence And Tim Kaine

    Who’s going to be tougher on Russia?As if sensitive to Trump’s repeated praising of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Pence talked tough on Russia’s “barbaric” acts in Syria. “The small and bullying the leader of Russia is now dictating terms to the United States to the point where all the United States of...

    Pence and Kaine collide on debate stage
    Oct05

    Pence and Kaine collide on debate stage

    FARMVILLE, Virginia — Mike Pence quickly set out Tuesday to wrench the camera off of his controversy-plagued running mate, Donald Trump, and train it on Hillary Clinton’s flaws and scandals. And Tim Kaine was determined to stop him.The vice presidential contenders shed their polite decorum quickly – beginning with Kaine’s fierce...

    Is it a Threat or Desperation?
    Oct05

    Is it a Threat or Desperation?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday threatened to walk away from a long-standing plutonium disposal agreement with the United States. He submitted a bill to the Russian Duma that would withdraw Russia from a treaty first signed in 2000, but expanded upon in 2006 and 2010.Putin justifed Russia’s withdrawing by pointing to “a core...