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    MH17: Report claims Russian soldiers downed plane in Ukraine
    Feb24

    MH17: Report claims Russian soldiers downed plane in Ukraine

    A British-led online investigation has linked Russian soldiers to the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in Ukraine in 2014. Up to 100 Russian soldiers and officers could have known about or been involved in the plane’s downing on July 17, 2014, according to the Bellingcat report, published this week. … …read more Source:...

    Ukraine, Russia agree to lift restrictions on truck transit
    Feb24

    Ukraine, Russia agree to lift restrictions on truck transit

    Dmitry RashnitsovKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) — After 10 days of bans on trucks transporting goods between the two countries both Russian and Ukrainian officials agreed to remove restrictions. …read more Source: United Press...

    Russia Calls Ukraine’s Eurovision Song Entry On Crimean History ‘Politicized’
    Feb24

    Russia Calls Ukraine’s Eurovision Song Entry On Crimean History ‘Politicized’

    It’s usually a contest full of bright lights, powerful vocals and questionable outfits, but this year’s Eurovision song contest is already shaping up as the next political rift between Russia and Ukraine. Russian officials have criticized Ukraine’s selection of the song “1944” as a political choice. …read more...

    Hitler created the largest gun ever, and it was a total disaster
    Feb24

    Hitler created the largest gun ever, and it was a total disaster

    Screen grabEager to invade France, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler demanded a new weapon that could easily pierce the concrete fortifications of the French Maginot Line — the only major physical barrier standing between him and the rest of Western Europe. In 1941, the year after France fell, German steelmaker and arms manufacturer Friedrich Krupp A.G....

    Two soldiers wounded in shootout in eastern Ukraine; fight’s not over, says Poroshenko
    Feb24

    Two soldiers wounded in shootout in eastern Ukraine; fight’s not over, says Poroshenko

    Dmitry RashnitsovKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded when 84 shots were fired near Donetsk in the eastern part of the country, according to the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: United Press...

    Two soldiers wounded in shootout in eastern Ukraine; The fight’s not over, says Poroshenko
    Feb24

    Two soldiers wounded in shootout in eastern Ukraine; The fight’s not over, says Poroshenko

    Dmitry RashnitsovKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Two Ukrainian soldiers were wounded when 84 shots were fired near Donetsk in the eastern part of the country, according to the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ending a 60-Year Stalemate: Japan’s Push to Get a Peace Treaty with Russia
    Feb24

    Ending a 60-Year Stalemate: Japan’s Push to Get a Peace Treaty with Russia

    Tom Holcombe Security, Asia Putin and Abe have revived relations between their two countries. It’s been more than seventy years since World War II ended but there is still no peace treaty between Japan and Russia. Is this about to change? This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of the 1956 Joint Declaration by Japan and the then Soviet...

    The exotic new weapons the Pentagon wants to deter Russia and China
    Feb24

    The exotic new weapons the Pentagon wants to deter Russia and China

    Evan Vucci/AP PhotoLittle noticed amid the daily news bulletins about the Islamic State and Syria, the Pentagon has begun a push for exotic new weapons that can deter Russia and China. Pentagon officials have started talking openly about using the latest tools of artificial intelligence and machine learning to create robot weapons,...

    Antonov transports to be built in Saudi Arabia
    Feb24

    Antonov transports to be built in Saudi Arabia

    Richard TomkinsKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) — Antonov, the Ukrainian aircraft manufacture, is to open a facility in Saudi Arabia with Taqnia Aeronautics and produce AN-132 multi-purpose transport planes. …read more Source: United Press...

    REPORT: French special forces are waging a ‘secret war’ against ISIS in Libya
    Feb24

    REPORT: French special forces are waging a ‘secret war’ against ISIS in Libya

    Thomson ReutersPARIS (Reuters) – French special forces and intelligence commandos are engaged in covert operations against Islamic State militants in Libya in conjunction with the United States and Britain, the French newspaper Le Monde reported on Wednesday. It said President Francois Hollande had authorized “unofficial military...