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    Russia’s Power Play in Syria
    Oct07

    Russia’s Power Play in Syria

    Just a few short weeks ago, U.S.–Russia relations were poised for a post-Soviet breakthrough that could have seen them join forces to target the ISIS terrorist group. Now the United States has given up on talks with Russia aimed at ending the fighting in Syria. And Russia has suspended a long-standing deal to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium...

    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule
    Oct07

    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest is used to being a political target — but not a military one. Moscow’s Embassy in Washington tweeted an image Wednesday juxtaposing a photo of an anti-aircraft missile system alongside — and pointed at — the White House spokesman’s face. Speaking to reporters later that day, Earnest laughed off...

    German official calls for sanctions against Russia over Syria
    Oct07

    German official calls for sanctions against Russia over Syria

    A German official on Friday called for new sanctions against Russia over its role in the bombardment of Syria, saying Moscow’s involvement in war crimes could not go unpunished. Syrian government forces backed by Russian air power have stepped up an offensive on rebel-held parts of the city of Aleppo. Conflict monitors said hospitals had...

    The Guns of October
    Oct07

    The Guns of October

    The land of Syria is a hellscape. A desert ruin, a blasted place where fundamentalists clash with fascists as major powers—America, Russia, Turkey, Israel—drop bombs. After a U.S.-brokered cease-fire collapsed in recriminations, Washington responded by saying it wouldn’t talk to Moscow about the war. Then Moscow announced its intention to...

    Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline
    Oct07

    Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline

    A Republican lobbyist was earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote one of Vladimir Putin’s top geopolitical priorities at the same time he was helping to shape Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy speech.In the first two quarters of 2016, the firm of former Reagan administration official Richard Burt received $365,000...

    Pentagon Studied Future Japan Nuclear Arsenal and War With China
    Oct07

    Pentagon Studied Future Japan Nuclear Arsenal and War With China

    Japan can quickly build a strategic arsenal of land-based and submarine-launched missiles capable of killing up to 30 million Chinese in a nuclear war, according to a Pentagon sponsored study. A report produced for the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment reveals Japan’s government could arm itself with nuclear weapons within a 10-year...

    Recovered stolen masterpieces back on display at Hoorn museum
    Oct07

    Recovered stolen masterpieces back on display at Hoorn museum

    Five paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in Hoorn in 2005, will soon be back on display in the museum. The paintings are returning from the Ukraine to Hoorn on FridayThe post Recovered stolen masterpieces back on display at Hoorn museum appeared first on NL Times. …read more Source: NL...

    US soldiers charged for selling $1M of sensitive equipment to Russia, China and Kazakhstan
    Oct07

    US soldiers charged for selling $1M of sensitive equipment to Russia, China and Kazakhstan

    WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM – Six US Army soldiers and two civilians have been charged with stealing and selling restricted military equipment to buyers in other nations, including in Russia, China, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, the US Department of Justice said in a press release on Thursday, Sputnik reports. …read more Source:...

    [Ticker] Putin plans Paris visit on 19 October
    Oct07

    [Ticker] Putin plans Paris visit on 19 October

    Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, said on Thursday that president Vladimir Putin would go to Paris on 19 October to speak about Syria, Ukraine and bilateral relations with French president Francois Hollande. French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who was meeting Lavrov, did not confirm the visit, Ayrault saying he was in...

    Rafael Nadal stuns French Mannarino to reach Beijing quarters
    Oct07

    Rafael Nadal stuns French Mannarino to reach Beijing quarters

    BEIJING (AFP) – Home favourite Zhang Shuai cruised past Simona Halep to book a quarter final place at the China Open on Thursday in rain-hit Beijing.Zhang overpowered fifth-ranked Halep in less than a hour, beating her 6-0, 6-3 to delight the home crowd in the Chinese capital.It was a day of upsets as Elina Svitolina ousted top seed...