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    Watch Russia’s Bizarre, Militarized International Women’s Day Tribute
    Mar09

    Watch Russia’s Bizarre, Militarized International Women’s Day Tribute

    On Tuesday, also known as International Women’s Day, the Russian TV channel REN TV honored the country’s women in a very bizarre way — through a video laden with military euphemisms.In the video, called “March 8,” an interviewer talks to a young blonde woman named Maria. If you don’t speak Russian, the video,...

    A top US general wants to resurrect a smaller version of a disastrous Syrian rebel program
    Mar09

    A top US general wants to resurrect a smaller version of a disastrous Syrian rebel program

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP PhotoA top U.S. general has asked for permission to resurrect an effort to train Syrian opposition fighters for battles against Islamic State militants, but on a smaller scale than a previous program that failed and was scrapped last year. General Lloyd Austin, the head of Central Command, which oversees U.S. forces in...

    Russia detains dozens of protestors demanding release of jailed Ukrainian pilot
    Mar08

    Russia detains dozens of protestors demanding release of jailed Ukrainian pilot

    Police in Moscow detained dozens of peaceful protesters demanding the release of jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, as top U.S. officials added their voices to the growing chorus of Western leaders and diplomats calling on Russia set her free. Around 100 demonstrators gathered in Moscow on March 8, International Women’s Day, to demand...

    Ukrainians picket Russian embassy over jailed pilot
    Mar08

    Ukrainians picket Russian embassy over jailed pilot

    KIEV: Hundreds of angry Ukrainians picketed Moscow’s embassy in Kiev on Tuesday as global calls grew for the release of a hunger-striking military helicopter pilot on trial in Russia. Nadia Savchenko is on trial for alleged involvement in the death of two Russian state television journalists in a mortar attack that occurred two months after...

    This guy gamed the airline industry — now he never has to pay for a flight again
    Mar08

    This guy gamed the airline industry — now he never has to pay for a flight again

    When I spoke with Scott Keyes, he was on a 10-hour layover in Dallas kicking back in theCenturion Lounge, where American Express has provided its members with free food and drinks, high-speed Wi-Fi, free spa services, and even its own shower suite. Scott Keyes will be traveling to 13 countries and over 20,000 miles on his next trip, all for...

    Ralph Goodale says Ukraine cyberattack caused ‘international anxiety’
    Mar08

    Ralph Goodale says Ukraine cyberattack caused ‘international anxiety’

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has asked his public safety minister to review all government operations to see if Canada is well protected against a possible cyberattack. This review comes on the heels of the cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid last December that caused a blackout for hundreds of thousands of people. …read more Source:...

    Meanwhile, in Syria…
    Mar08

    Meanwhile, in Syria…

    What’s been happening in Syria since the “cessation of hostilities” began to take effect about ten days ago? Both less and more than meets the eye of the casual observer.When I last wrote about Syria, here and here, I was skeptical that the forthcoming cessation of hostilities would stick for long. So were most sentient observers. So was...

    Skaters lead rush of meldonium cases after Sharapova’s test
    Mar08

    Skaters lead rush of meldonium cases after Sharapova’s test

    MOSCOW (AP) — With the sports world’s attention focused on Maria Sharapova’s positive test for meldonium, three other doping cases among elite Russian athletes have emerged in the last two days. World champion speedskater Pavel Kulizhnikov, Olympic gold medal-winning ice dancer Ekaterina Bobrova and national team volleyball player...

    MH17 crash: Dutch probe to pinpoint missile site
    Mar08

    MH17 crash: Dutch probe to pinpoint missile site

    The Dutch-led team carrying out a criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 says it soon should determine the exact launch site of the missile that brought down the plane, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: The Sydney Morning...

    Numerous states willing to develop trade ties with Iran: Vice President
    Mar08

    Numerous states willing to develop trade ties with Iran: Vice President

    First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Tuesday that numerous states are willing to develop trade and economic ties with Iran.According to IRNA, Jahangiri made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Genadi Zobkov. He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is willing to develop economic cooperation with...