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    Ukraine deadlock douses hopes of sanctions relief for Russia
    Feb10

    Ukraine deadlock douses hopes of sanctions relief for Russia

    WHEN it comes to sanctions relief for Russia, the last step might be the most difficult. …read more Source: The Business...

    Intelligence Officials: Islamic State Determined to Strike U.S. This Year
    Feb09

    Intelligence Officials: Islamic State Determined to Strike U.S. This Year

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack. In testimony before congressional committees,...

    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement
    Feb09

    Poland, Courting NATO, Plans to Boost Middle East Military Involvement

    Poland signaled on Tuesday its willingness to play a more active role in tackling the Middle East security crisis, in an apparent attempt to persuade its NATO allies in return to boost their presence in eastern Europe. Alarmed by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula in 2014 and its support for armed separatists in eastern...

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily
    Feb09

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily

    A top official at Russia’s busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country’s airports six billion rubles ($77 million).Denis Nuzhdin, the deputy CEO of Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport, was quoted… …read more Source:...

    German-Turkish refugee request ambushes NATO talks
    Feb09

    German-Turkish refugee request ambushes NATO talks

    Military alliances don’t like surprises, which is why NATO was taken aback by an apparently impromptu German and Turkish proposal that it should take on a new role in the refugee crisis, such as sea patrols against human traffickers in the Aegean. The initiative — fruit of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Prime Minister Ahmet...

    Lavrov: Moscow proposed to Washington a tangible plan to solve crisis in Syria
    Feb09

    Lavrov: Moscow proposed to Washington a tangible plan to solve crisis in Syria

    Moscow, SANA-Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow has proposed to Washington a tangible plan for the settlement in Syria, hoping the US would soon answer to the plan. “Washington has asked Moscow to help solve the crises in Syria and Ukraine after the US became desperate due to its polices,” Lavrov told Russian Moskovskij...

    Bulgaria Posts BGN 2 B Deficit in 2015 Trade with Third Countries
    Feb09

    Bulgaria Posts BGN 2 B Deficit in 2015 Trade with Third Countries

    Bulgaria ran a deficit of BGN 2.0 B in trade with third countries last year, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) announced on Tuesday. In December 2015, the balance of trade with third countries showed a deficit of BGN 23.2 M, the NSI said citing preliminary data. Bulgaria’s exports FOB to third countries increased by 0.6% last year...

    North Korea, ISIS, and cyber warfare — intelligence chief outlines the biggest threats facing the US
    Feb09

    North Korea, ISIS, and cyber warfare — intelligence chief outlines the biggest threats facing the US

    Evy Mages/Getty ImagesDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper delivered his annual assessment of the top dangers facing the country to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Clapper said North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor. Clapper also said that Islamic militants will continue...

    What Obama Got Wrong in 2017 Budget
    Feb09

    What Obama Got Wrong in 2017 Budget

    President Barack Obama released his 2017 Fiscal Year Budget to Congress. Here is what Heritage Foundation researchers had to say about the president’s budget: Energy Education Health Care Regulation and Spending Defense Energy Obama’s ‘Oil Fee’ is a Regressive Gas Tax President Obama’s budget calls for a $10-per-barrel tax...

    Putin’s ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bear
    Feb09

    Putin’s ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bear

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin’s former bodyguard, who recently has been appointed regional governor, said he once confronted a bear outside of Putin’s residence. Alexei Dyumin, 43 told the daily Kommersant in an interview published Tuesday that he was on duty while Putin was asleep at a presidential residence when he saw a...