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    Countdown to the Winter Universiade Games—Oh Boy!
    Aug29

    Countdown to the Winter Universiade Games—Oh Boy!

    Like me, I bet you can’t wait for the Winter Universiade Games in 2019 in Krasnoyarsk. What? You’ve never heard of these games? In truth, neither have I. But the Russian government announced last week that it was planning to spend $492 million to host these games, and the local government in Krasnoyarsk said it would spend another...

    Germany, France, Poland Call For Efforts To End Ukraine Conflict
    Aug28

    Germany, France, Poland Call For Efforts To End Ukraine Conflict

    The foreign ministers of Germany, France, and Poland have agreed that there should be greater international efforts to reduce tensions in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    New Session, Same Crises and Challenges for European Union
    Aug28

    New Session, Same Crises and Challenges for European Union

    The European Union grinds back into action this week after its August break, still dazed by Britain’s midsummer vote to quit the EU and facing much the same “polycrisis” as a year ago: a mass of refugees, a fragile economy, hostile Russians and, yes, those Brits, now more awkward than ever. When President Jean-Claude Juncker...

    New UN S-G Must Realize That Climate Change Threatens Our World
    Aug28

    New UN S-G Must Realize That Climate Change Threatens Our World

    The task facing the next United Nations Secretary-General will not be an easy one. The world seems to be teetering on the edge of multiple, interconnected crises including conflict in Syria, tensions around Ukraine, and disputes over water and land resource issues. All of this at a time when we are seeing the biggest movement of people since...

    Police Suspect Suicide In Death Of Kyiv-Based Russian Journalist
    Aug28

    Police Suspect Suicide In Death Of Kyiv-Based Russian Journalist

    Reports from Ukraine say Aleksandr Shchetinin, a Kyiv-based Russian journalist who founded the Novy Region news agency, has been found dead at his apartment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Troops Prepare Snap Military Drills on Ukrainian Border
    Aug28

    Russian Troops Prepare Snap Military Drills on Ukrainian Border

    Russian forces were placed on full combat alert Thursday as troops prepared to conduct snap military drills on the nation’s Western flank bordering Ukraine, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu confirmed. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the exercises to examine the ability of southern troops “to deploy promptly self-sufficient forces to...

    Paul Wolfowitz Is So Concerned With Trump He May Vote For Clinton
    Aug27

    Paul Wolfowitz Is So Concerned With Trump He May Vote For Clinton

    Paul Wolfowitz, who served as deputy secretary of defense under President George W. Bush and is often referred to as the architect of the Iraq War, says he may vote for Hillary Clinton.Wolfowitz told the German newspaper Der Spiegel he might vote for the Democratic nominee because of the threat Donald Trump poses to U.S. security.“The only way...

    Russia’s A-10 Warthog: Why the Su-25 Frogfoot Is a Flying Tank
    Aug27

    Russia’s A-10 Warthog: Why the Su-25 Frogfoot Is a Flying Tank

    Sebastien Roblin Security, Russia Meet the tankbuster’s mean cousin from Moscow. The Su-25 Frogfoot, known as the Grach or “Rook” by Russian pilots, is one of those aircraft that may not be at the cutting edge of technology, but still has seen widespread service around the world because it offers an effective and useful solution to the need...

    DOJ widens KickassTorrents probe, charges three Ukrainians in global copyright-infringement case
    Aug26

    DOJ widens KickassTorrents probe, charges three Ukrainians in global copyright-infringement case

    The Justice Department broadened its copyright infringement case against the KickassTorrents (KAT) website this week by formally charging three Ukrainian citizens in federal court. A 16-count indictment filed Tuesday accuses Artem Vaulin, Ievgen Kutsenko and Oleksander Radostin of various crimes related to an alleged conspiracy centered around...

    Putin orders snap military drills involving troops, airforce and navy as talks on Ukraine near
    Aug26

    Putin orders snap military drills involving troops, airforce and navy as talks on Ukraine near

    ‘I, for one, couldn’t imagine that Russia would flout international law to the point of annexing Crimea’ …read more Source: Vancouver...