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    Obama military spending to tackle Putin
    Feb03

    Obama military spending to tackle Putin

    President Barack Obama’s administration said Tuesday it was seeking to expand U.S. military spending in Europe four-fold in a bid to reassure allies still unsettled by Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Pascal Lamy, unfashionable integrationist
    Feb03

    Pascal Lamy, unfashionable integrationist

    Pascal Lamy, long considered among the elite of EU elites and a key figure behind some of Europe’s biggest political triumphs, may soon become a dissident: He’s part of that dwindling group of people who believe the Union should move ever closer together. “I am among those who think that the Union is not going to pieces,” says Lamy....

    Merkel stresses need to provide OSCE with access to Donbass conflict zone
    Feb03

    Merkel stresses need to provide OSCE with access to Donbass conflict zone

    BERLIN, Feb. 3 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a phone talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed the necessity to provide the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitoring group with the long-term access to eastern Ukrainian conflict-torn Donbass region, German Chancellor’s spokesman Steffen...

    Ted Cruz pledges to negotiate with Russia on nuclear arms reduction
    Feb03

    Ted Cruz pledges to negotiate with Russia on nuclear arms reduction

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 — US Republican presidential candidate and winner of Iowa caucus Ted Cruz pledged on Tuesday to negotiate new cuts in nuclear weapons with Russia if he wins the presidency. Asked whether he would negotiate nuclear arms reductions with Russia like his predecessor President Ronald Reagan did with the former Soviet Union, Cruz...

    Obama wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to counter Russian aggression
    Feb03

    Obama wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to counter Russian aggression

    In another acknowledgment that sanctions and diplomacy haven’t deterred Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, the Obama administration said Tuesday it wants to quadruple military spending in Europe to reassure NATO allies still anxious over Moscow’s intervention in Ukraine. The spending would increase to $3.4 billion under the new...

    US Will Quadruple Military Budget to Counter Russia in Ukraine
    Feb03

    US Will Quadruple Military Budget to Counter Russia in Ukraine

    Despite the deep social and economic issues President Barack Obama is confronted with, military expenditure was conceived as a priority. …read more Source:...

    Pentagon chief unveils extra funds to bomb IS, counter Russia
    Feb03

    Pentagon chief unveils extra funds to bomb IS, counter Russia

    WASHINGTON: US forces have fired so many smart bombs at Islamic State targets that stocks of the sophisticated weapons are dwindling, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday as he previewed the Pentagon’s enormous budget. American drones and warplanes are at the forefront of an 18-month-old coalition effort to fight the IS group in...

    Farmers are trying to turn Russia into an ‘agricultural superpower’
    Feb03

    Farmers are trying to turn Russia into an ‘agricultural superpower’

    The very first thing Alexander Sayapin has to say to a Western journalist who’s made a long trek out to his start-up dairy some 150 miles from Moscow? “Thank you for the sanctions.” The sanctions Mr. Sayapin is referring to, a near-complete ban on food products imported from the European Union, were actually imposed by the...

    Hard lessons emerge from cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid
    Feb03

    Hard lessons emerge from cyberattack on Ukraine’s power grid

    The ongoing investigation into a cyberattack that experts have linked to a December blackout in Ukraine reveals how vulnerable other power suppliers are to malware attacks. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    Watch: Drone Explores Ghost Town Near Chernobyl Power Plant
    Feb03

    Watch: Drone Explores Ghost Town Near Chernobyl Power Plant

    After the meltdown of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986, Soviet authorities established an “exclusion zone” within a 19-mile radius of the power plant to protect nearby inhabitants from dangerous radiation. The towns of Chernobyl and Pripyat, which had nearly 120,000 residents before the disaster, are now almost empty. Although a small...