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    Where Have You Gone, Harry Truman?
    Mar04

    Where Have You Gone, Harry Truman?

    LONDON–Seventy years ago this week, in a quiet corner of Iran, the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union began in earnest over a missed deadline. For four years, American, British, and Soviet troops had been stationed in Iran, invited by the government there to help protect Persian oil fields from Hitler’s army. But...

    China’s Crimea
    Mar03

    China’s Crimea

    Chinas latest provocative move in the South China Sea was against a bare outcropping called Jackson Atoll. …read more Source: The Daily...

    The US Air Force is willing to spend $738 million to solve one of America’s biggest rocket problems
    Mar03

    The US Air Force is willing to spend $738 million to solve one of America’s biggest rocket problems

    Win McNamee/Getty ImagesFor the last decade, Russian-made engines have been propelling US national security satellites into space. While this has proven to be a good approach in the past, the time has come for a new breed of rocket engine that’s American-made. On Feb. 29, the US Air Force — who runs the national security launch missions —...

    Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Russians Get Restless
    Mar03

    Kazakhstan’s Ethnic Russians Get Restless

    Westerners are used to hearing about Kazakhstan from a certain comedian, but the Central Asia country may soon become a hot topic for serious reasons. People are starting to worry that Kazakhstan, which is home to millions of ethnic Russians, might be the next Ukraine. Reuters: There is no separatist rebellion in northern Kazakhstan, but the...

    Ukraine Accuses Separatists Of Using Grad Missile Launchers
    Mar03

    Ukraine Accuses Separatists Of Using Grad Missile Launchers

    Kyiv has accused separatists of using large-caliber weapons despite a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine that required both sides to pull back those arms. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Majority of Russian Voters Back Putin for Fourth Term: Poll
    Mar03

    Majority of Russian Voters Back Putin for Fourth Term: Poll

    The vast majority of Russians would vote for Vladimir Putin if he chose to run for president for a fourth time—a record high rating since his return to power in 2012, Russian state pollster WCIOM reports. According to a survey of 1,600 Russians, conducted in January but published on Thursday, 74 percent of Russians would back Putin for a fourth...

    Maryinka Journal: In Ukraine Towns Ravaged by War, Missionaries Find Fertile Ground
    Mar03

    Maryinka Journal: In Ukraine Towns Ravaged by War, Missionaries Find Fertile Ground

    As Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists carry on an almost forgotten fight, several evangelical groups are staging a campaign of their own. …read more Source: The New York...

    Russian Fascists for Trump!
    Mar03

    Russian Fascists for Trump!

    Donald Trump has collected a lovely bouquet of endorsements in his path to the presidency: Chris Christie, David Duke, Jean-Marie Le Pen, the KKK. It’s the kind of praise that would make a mother proud, if your mother happened to be Leni Riefenstahl. And now he can add Russian philosopher, TV personality, and Duck Dynasty lookalike...

    Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Netherlands voters to approve EU trade pact
    Mar03

    Ukrainian Jewish leaders appeal to Netherlands voters to approve EU trade pact

    AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Ukrainian Jews appealed to the population of the Netherlands to vote in favor of a referendum over a trade agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. The appeal by 19 leaders of Ukraine’s Jewish population was published last week on the website of Vaad, a large organization representing Ukrainian Jews. In the...

    UN: Residents of E. Ukraine Struggling to Survive
    Mar03

    UN: Residents of E. Ukraine Struggling to Survive

    The United Nations reports more than 3 million people in rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine are struggling to survive and vulnerable to human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrest and detention, torture, and disappearances. A new report notes that the number of civilian casualties in eastern Ukraine has decreased over the past few...