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    North Korea, ISIS, and cyber warfare — intelligence chief outlines the biggest threats facing the US
    Feb09

    North Korea, ISIS, and cyber warfare — intelligence chief outlines the biggest threats facing the US

    Evy Mages/Getty ImagesDirector of National Intelligence James Clapper delivered his annual assessment of the top dangers facing the country to the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. Clapper said North Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor. Clapper also said that Islamic militants will continue...

    Putin’s ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bear
    Feb09

    Putin’s ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bear

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin’s former bodyguard, who recently has been appointed regional governor, said he once confronted a bear outside of Putin’s residence. Alexei Dyumin, 43 told the daily Kommersant in an interview published Tuesday that he was on duty while Putin was asleep at a presidential residence when he saw a...

    Ukraine hit by swine flu outbreak, 240 dead
    Feb09

    Ukraine hit by swine flu outbreak, 240 dead

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 9 (UPI) — A swine flu outbreak in Eastern Europe and the Middle East has killed hundreds this winter, with Ukraine the hardest hit. …read more Source: United Press...

    Suspension of Turkey flights costs Russian airports heavily
    Feb09

    Suspension of Turkey flights costs Russian airports heavily

    MOSCOW (AP) — A top official at Russia’s busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country’s airports six billion rubles ($77 million). …read more Source: CNS...

    Crimean Tatar Singer Hopes To Take People’s Tragedy To Eurovision
    Feb09

    Crimean Tatar Singer Hopes To Take People’s Tragedy To Eurovision

    It is becoming increasingly likely that Ukraine’s submission to this year’s Eurovision song contest will be 1944, a song by singer Jamala that evokes the horrific deportation of the Crimean Tatar people by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily
    Feb09

    Suspension of Turkey Flights Costs Russian Airports Heavily

    A top official at Russia’s busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country’s airports six billion rubles ($77 million) …read more Source: ABC...

    Suspension of Turkey flights costs Russian airports heavily
    Feb09

    Suspension of Turkey flights costs Russian airports heavily

    A top official at Russia’s busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country’s airports six billion rubles ($77 million). …read more Source: FOX...

    U.S. Intelligence Chief: ‘Assertive’ Russia Will Keep Pressure On Ukraine in 2016
    Feb09

    U.S. Intelligence Chief: ‘Assertive’ Russia Will Keep Pressure On Ukraine in 2016

    U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper says that Russia remains intent on pursuing an “assertive foreign policy” in 2016, including hampering Ukraine’s Western aspirations. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Latest: Intelligence chief warns of more terror attacks
    Feb09

    The Latest: Intelligence chief warns of more terror attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the worldwide threat assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper is telling the Senate Armed Services Committee that Russia’s aggressive military intervention in Ukraine and other moves could put Moscow and the U.S. “into another...

    Chechen Volunteers Fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq: Report
    Feb09

    Chechen Volunteers Fighting ISIS in Syria and Iraq: Report

    Young Chechen volunteers are currently fighting the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in both Syria and Iraq, a senior source in the Chechen government told Russian news agency Interfax on Tuesday. “There have been people from the Chechen Republic in the region of conflict in Syria and Iraq ever since the arrival of ISIS,” the source, speaking...