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    Olympic highlights from Day 8: U.S. wins 1,000th gold medal
    Aug14

    Olympic highlights from Day 8: U.S. wins 1,000th gold medal

    The U.S. earned its 1000th Olympic gold medal Saturday night after the American women’s team won the 4×100 meter medley relay. Simone Manuel, who on Thursday became the first African-American woman to win a gold medal in an individual event in swimming, swam with Kathleen Baker, Lilly King and Dana Vollmer in the event. “It really makes me...

    Russia Wins More Olympic Gold, But Has Only Track and Field Athlete Suspended
    Aug14

    Russia Wins More Olympic Gold, But Has Only Track and Field Athlete Suspended

    Russia has won more gold at the Rio Olympics, but had its sole track and field athlete suspended from the games. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    5 Lethal Israeli Weapons of War Russia Can Only Wish it Had
    Aug14

    5 Lethal Israeli Weapons of War Russia Can Only Wish it Had

    Robert Farley Security, They could be game changers. In many ways, Israel and Russia have taken opposite approaches to providing for national security. Israel stands at the technological frontier, while Russia has struggled to keep its national innovation system vital and healthy. Moreover, over the years Russian arms have populated the armies...

    Rio still struggles with litany of problems through 1st week
    Aug14

    Rio still struggles with litany of problems through 1st week

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rows of empty seats, green water, controlled explosions, stray bullets, the killing of a young policeman in a favela, muggings of team officials, an attack on a media bus, spotty weather, snarled traffic, long travel distances and lack of a Carnival atmosphere. Halfway through the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is still struggling...

    Polish Regulators Stymie Nord Stream 2
    Aug13

    Polish Regulators Stymie Nord Stream 2

    Polish regulators yesterday struck what many seem to have initially hoped was a fatal blow to the Nord Stream 2 project, a proposed gas pipeline that shadows the existing Nord Stream project, linking Northern Europe to Russia’s vast supplies while notably bypassing Ukraine. The Wall Street Journal: An application with Poland’s...

    Turkey’s Russian Flirtation
    Aug13

    Turkey’s Russian Flirtation

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with Russian President Vladimir Putin On Tuesday, August 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan travelled to St. Petersburg for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. That Erdogan would travel outside of Turkey, less than two weeks after an attempted coup, speaks reams about his hold on power....

    8 people killed in mini-bus accident in southern Ukraine
    Aug13

    8 people killed in mini-bus accident in southern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s agency for emergency situations says eight people have been killed in a mini-bus collision in the country’s south. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia Says Lavrov, Steinmeier To Meet On Ukraine, Syria
    Aug13

    Russia Says Lavrov, Steinmeier To Meet On Ukraine, Syria

    Moscow says that the Russian and German foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will meet on August 15 to discuss the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    8 people killed in mini-bus accident in southern Ukraine
    Aug13

    8 people killed in mini-bus accident in southern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s agency for emergency situations says eight people have been killed in a mini-bus collision in the country’s south. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    8 People Killed in Mini-Bus Accident in Southern Ukraine
    Aug13

    8 People Killed in Mini-Bus Accident in Southern Ukraine

    Ukraine’s agency for emergency situations says eight people have been killed in a minibus collision in the country’s south …read more Source: ABC...