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    Putin has jokes, offers Comey asylum
    Jun15

    Putin has jokes, offers Comey asylum

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin held his annual “Direct line” marathon Q&A session on Thursday where he spent nearly four hours answering caller and in-person questions on Russian television. And the Russian leader didn’t miss the opportunity to once again establish himself atop the mountain of the world’s finest trolls....

    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions
    Jun15

    Germany and Austria warn U.S. over expanded Russia sanctions

    Germany and Austria today hit back at proposed U.S. sanctions that would threaten European companies participating in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, accusing the U.S. of politicizing its economic interest in selling natural gas to Europe. “Europe’s energy supply is a matter for Europe, and not for the United States of America,”...

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum
    Jun15

    Putin says sanctions make Russia stronger, offers Comey asylum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States only make the country stronger, and jokingly offered former FBI director James Comey asylum if he is prosecuted in the U.S. Speaking during his annual question-and-answer session, which lasted four hours, Putin said the most recent U.S. sanctions...

    U.S. engagement in the Baltic Region
    Jun15

    U.S. engagement in the Baltic Region

    When Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland requested and received U.S. and NATO military support following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014, it garnered massive attention – and rightly so. The measured response to Russian aggression, which supplemented on-going training, exercises, and Baltic Air Policing, demonstrated U.S. commitment...

    Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia
    Jun15

    Germany, Austria slam US sanctions against Russia

    The United States Senate voted Wednesday to slap new sanctions on key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals over its interference in the 2016 U.S. election campaign and its aggression in Syria and Ukraine. “[…] we can’t accept the threat of illegal and extraterritorial sanctions against European companies,” the...

    Putin says Western sanctions made Russia stronger
    Jun15

    Putin says Western sanctions made Russia stronger

    Moscow, Jun 15 – Russia has climbed out of recession despite the continuing Western sanctions, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that the restrictions have forced the country to “switch on our brains” to reduce its dependence on energy exports, reports AP/UNB. Speaking in a live call-in show televised nationwide, Putin deplored the...

    British defense minister: Russian aggression to NATO growing
    Jun15

    British defense minister: Russian aggression to NATO growing

    Bucharest, Jun 15 (AP/UNB) – Britain’s defense minister says Russian aggression toward NATO is increasing and the alliance was right to have agreed to a “very high readiness taskforce”, reports AP/UNB. Michael Fallon said Thursday that Russia had annexed Crimea, threatened the Baltic states, and interfered in the democratic processes in...

    Battleships, Aircraft Carriers and Super Tanks: Russia’s Military Dream Weapons—It Never Built
    Jun15

    Battleships, Aircraft Carriers and Super Tanks: Russia’s Military Dream Weapons—It Never Built

    Robert Farley Security, Asia The Soviet military combined grandiose vision and global aspiration with a defense-industrial base that had severe limitations. In some cases, these limitations produced remarkable weapons, such as the T-34 and the MiG-21. In other cases, the limitations precluded disastrous decisions, such as the giant heavy bombers,...

    Putin: Living Standards’ Fall in Ukraine May Lead to Hygienic Problems
    Jun15

    Putin: Living Standards’ Fall in Ukraine May Lead to Hygienic Problems

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Commenting on the situation in Ukraine, Putin noted that the average salary in Ukraine fell in the last few years from $450-460 a month to $251 a month, while gas costs rose three times and even more for the general population. “Hot and cold water [costs] have gone up 200% respectively, old age pensions fell 45%. So, when it...

    Germany, Austria Slam U.S. Sanctions against Russia
    Jun15

    Germany, Austria Slam U.S. Sanctions against Russia

    Germany and Austria have voiced sharp criticism of the latest U.S. sanctions against Moscow because they could affect European businesses involved in piping Russian natural gas to Europe. The Republican-led Senate voted Wednesday to slap new sanctions on key sectors of Russia’s economy and individuals over its interference in the U.S....