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    Ukraine’s Lomachenko knocks out Martinez for WBO title
    Jun12

    Ukraine’s Lomachenko knocks out Martinez for WBO title

    Vasyl Lomachenko turned a Puerto Rican celebration into a Ukrainian holiday with a brutal knockout of Rocky Martinez to take the WBO junior lightweight title Saturday night. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Russia’s Deadly T-80 Tank vs. America’s M-1 Abrams: Who Wins?
    Jun12

    Russia’s Deadly T-80 Tank vs. America’s M-1 Abrams: Who Wins?

    Michael Peck Security, Europe It’s 1989, and the USSR just invaded Western Germany. The best Cold War weapons are about to square off. God favors the side with the bigger battalions, says the old military proverb. The Soviet Union didn’t believe in God, but heaven knows, it did swear by the bigger battalions. So what if some of those...

    Hillary Clinton made history this week — here are the countries that have had female heads of state for decades
    Jun11

    Hillary Clinton made history this week — here are the countries that have had female heads of state for decades

    Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesHillary Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination on Tuesday, and she’s currently beating Donald Trump in many national polls. Depending on how things shake out in the fall, the United States may very well be headed for its first woman president. But if Clinton is elected, she’ll be far from the first...

    NATO Is Holding The Biggest Exercise In Poland In A Decade, And Russia Is Not Happy
    Jun11

    NATO Is Holding The Biggest Exercise In Poland In A Decade, And Russia Is Not Happy

    A column of Strykers, the US Army’s eight-wheeled, 20-ton fighting machines, trundled across the narrow pontoon bridge to meet the Russian intruders in central Poland. Less than an hour earlier, a mixed team of German and British engineers had taken to the Vistula River with 30 giant M3 amphibious rigs to build a bridge almost a quarter of...

    Nobel laureate makes grim assessment of post-Soviet life
    Jun11

    Nobel laureate makes grim assessment of post-Soviet life

    HAY-ON-WYE, Wales (AP) — In the view of Nobel literature laureate Svetlana Alexievich, Russia is taking refuge in ideas from its Soviet past, but this nostalgia collides with newer, darker forces. In an interview with The Associated Press at the Hay Festival of literature, the 68-year-old Alexievich assessed what she has learned from decades of...

    What Exactly Would It Mean to Have Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear Button?
    Jun11

    What Exactly Would It Mean to Have Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear Button?

    Donald Trump, December 15, 2015: “The biggest problem we have is nuclear—nuclear proliferation and having some maniac, having some madman go out and get a nuclear weapon. That’s in my opinion that is the single biggest problem that our country faces right now.” Hillary Clinton, June 2, 2016: “This is not someone who should ever have the...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko: Without Peace, The War ‘Will Last Forever’
    Jun11

    Ukraine’s Savchenko: Without Peace, The War ‘Will Last Forever’

    Ukrainian airwoman and lawmaker Nadia Savchenko, released from Russian captivity last month, discusses negotiating with Russia-backed separatists, the need for new blood in parliament, and political “senility” in the Kremlin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Savchenko Calls For ‘Fair And Transparent’ Elections In Ukraine
    Jun11

    Savchenko Calls For ‘Fair And Transparent’ Elections In Ukraine

    Ukrainian military aviator Nadia Savchenko has called for “fair and transparent” elections in Ukraine. Speaking to Oleksandr Lashchenko, host of RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service program Saturday Interview, Savchenko said conditions for holding a free and democratic vote in her country did not yet exist. Savchenko spent nearly two...

    Savchenko Ready To Take Polygraph Test To Silence Critics
    Jun11

    Savchenko Ready To Take Polygraph Test To Silence Critics

    Ukrainian military aviator Nadia Savchenko said she would take a lie-detector test to silence critics that have suggested she might be a double agent for Russia. Savchenko spent nearly two years in Russian captivity before she was released in May. After receiving a hero’s welcome and being sworn in as a lawmaker, recent polls show a dip in...

    Former Soviet Union Stepping Up Social-Media-Post Arrests
    Jun11

    Former Soviet Union Stepping Up Social-Media-Post Arrests

    Image: Prison. Stock Photo. Pixabay.com A surge in the use of social media to energize activists unhappy with government policy has alarmed authorities in the former Soviet Union the past few years. Now authorities have turned this opposition tool on its head by arresting those who make provocative social media posts. Those facing prison on the...