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    Australia to ban Chinese from leasing Sydney power grid
    Aug11

    Australia to ban Chinese from leasing Sydney power grid

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced on Thursday it plans to block Chinese bidders from leasing a major Sydney electricity grid on national security grounds. Treasurer Scott Morrison said Chinese state-owned State Grid Corp. and Hong Kong-registered Cheung Kong Infrastructure Group had until next Thursday to respond to his preliminary...

    Russia accuses Ukraine of igniting border clash in Crimea
    Aug11

    Russia accuses Ukraine of igniting border clash in Crimea

    MOSCOW — Russia on Wednesday accused Ukraine of preparing a series of terrorist attacks and of igniting border clashes on the disputed Crimean peninsula, the latest in a worrying trend of violent incidents along the line of contact between the two countries. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    Trump and Obama: On Foreign Policy, Two Peas in a Pod
    Aug11

    Trump and Obama: On Foreign Policy, Two Peas in a Pod

    Leon Hadar Security, Politics, United States, Russia, Syria The president’s approach to Russia and the world isn’t so different from the businessman’s. There are two lines of effort in the current campaign against Republican nominee Donald Trump. First, his Democratic opponents stigmatize him as Russian president Vladimir...

    The Atlantic Daily: Baltimore Police, Trump and Guns, the Meaning of War
    Aug11

    The Atlantic Daily: Baltimore Police, Trump and Guns, the Meaning of War

    What We’re FollowingBaltimore’s Abuses: The U.S. Department of Justice released a troubling report on the city’s police department, detailing widespread constitutional violations, routine use of excessive force, and arrests made for no reason at all—all of which show a pattern of discrimination against black citizens. Here are...

    Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea
    Aug11

    Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea

    MOSCOW (AP) – Russia’s main domestic security agency said Wednesday that one of its agents and an army soldier were killed while fending off what it described as a series of attempted terror attacks by Ukrainian “saboteurs” in Crimea, a claim Ukrainian officials denied. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin condemned...

    Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet
    Aug11

    Putin Throws Down the Gauntlet

    Things have been heating up in Ukraine. As we noted on Monday, tensions were already high in Ukraine through the weekend, with scattered reports of a large buildup of Russian troops in Crimea and Donbas coinciding with a mysterious attempt on the life of the leader of the so-called breakaway Luhansk People’s Republic. Ukraine had put its...

    Putin accuses Ukraine of ‘stupid’ acts in Crimea; Poroshenko says claims ‘preposterous’
    Aug11

    Putin accuses Ukraine of ‘stupid’ acts in Crimea; Poroshenko says claims ‘preposterous’

    Doug G. WareMOSCOW, Aug. 10 (UPI) — Two Russian government operatives were killed last weekend in what President Vladimir Putin said were “stupid” and “criminal” incursions by Ukraine in Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea
    Aug10

    Russia says 2 die in clashes with Ukrainian agents in Crimea

    Russia’s main domestic security agency said Wednesday that one of its agents and an army soldier were killed while fending off what it described as a series of attempted terror attacks by Ukrainian “saboteurs” in Crimea, a claim Ukrainian officials denied. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Fiddler on the Front
    Aug10

    Fiddler on the Front

    On the outskirts of Kiev, one rabbi is taking advantage of the war in eastern Ukraine to revive a long-lost way of life: the shtetl. …read more Source: Foreign...

    The Olympics Are Back and Tensions Between Russia and Ukraine Are Heating Up
    Aug10

    The Olympics Are Back and Tensions Between Russia and Ukraine Are Heating Up

    Putin called Ukraine terrorists, while Poroshenko called the Russians “cynical and insane.” …read more Source: Foreign...