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    The Booming Global Arms Trade
    Mar03

    The Booming Global Arms Trade

    By Markus HeinrichRemember the “peace dividend”? The world, it seems, can never have enough weapons. The global arms trade has reached its highest point since the end of the Cold War. According to the Swedish-based Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) – which provides authoritative data on global arms production...

    Stress under shelling produces baby boom in Ukraine
    Mar03

    Stress under shelling produces baby boom in Ukraine

    AVDIIVKA, Ukraine: Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka. The 40-year-old Gorbatova calmed herself by thinking the attacks were just a celebration of the baby girl she named Myroslava — which in Russian and Ukrainian...

    In Ukraine: Stress under shelling produces baby boom
    Mar03

    In Ukraine: Stress under shelling produces baby boom

    Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka. Olena Gorbatova gave birth to her third child in war-torn eastern Ukraine to the sounds of gunfire and exploding shells in the Kiev-held flashpoint town of Avdiivka.The 40-year-old...

    Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine
    Mar03

    Deadly blast rips through Ukraine coal mine

    KIEV (AFP) – Eight miners died Thursday when a methane gas explosion tore through a pit in western Ukraine, in the latest mine disaster in the ex-Soviet state.Rescuers said they had managed to save an additional 20 miners who were trapped underground when the blast hit the mine in the western Lviv region near the border with Poland.Ukraines...

    Under fire, Trump’s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes
    Mar03

    Under fire, Trump’s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes

    WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia’s ambassador. Sessions, a longtime U.S. senator who was an early and high-ranking player in...

    Congress’ Pentagon Budget for Year: $578 Billion 
    Mar03

    Congress’ Pentagon Budget for Year: $578 Billion 

    Lawmakers Thursday unveiled a $578 billion spending bill to keep the U.S. armed forces operating through September as President Donald Trump has vowed to add billions more for what he’s described as a depleted American military. The legislation, crafted by House and Senate negotiators from both parties, tracks the funding levels for...

    Donald Trump Jr. was paid $50,000 for meeting to discuss U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria
    Mar03

    Donald Trump Jr. was paid $50,000 for meeting to discuss U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria

    A month before the November elections, Donald Trump Jr. attended a meeting in Paris to discuss the Syrian conflict and possible U.S.-Russian cooperation in the region. The Wall Street Journal now reports he was paid at least $50,000 to attend that meeting. Donald Trump Jr. addressed a dinner on Oct. 11 at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, hosted by the...

    Ukraine has a peace deal. Why isn’t it working?
    Mar03

    Ukraine has a peace deal. Why isn’t it working?

    With the Trump administration getting its policy framework in gear, it’s a good time to reflect on the lack of progress to date in implementing the key political terms of the Minsk 2 ceasefire deal, agreed to in February 2015 between the leaders of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany and intended to ensure a lasting peace in Ukraine....

    Trump’s ‘bromance’ with Russia’s Putin appears to be cooling
    Mar03

    Trump’s ‘bromance’ with Russia’s Putin appears to be cooling

    WASHINGTON: With his administration on the defensive over investigations into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s election, US President Donald Trump is no longer tweeting praise for his Kremlin counterpart. Less than five weeks after he took office, the chances of a spring thaw in relations between Washington and Moscow – once buoyed...

    Trump’s attorney general, under fire, removes himself from campaign probes
    Mar03

    Trump’s attorney general, under fire, removes himself from campaign probes

    WASHINGTON: US Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew on Thursday from any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election after it emerged he had had contacts with Russian officials while involved with President Donald Trump’s campaign. But Sessions, a long-time US senator before becoming the country’s top law...