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    GOP Lawmakers Seek to End Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines
    Jan27

    GOP Lawmakers Seek to End Purchase of Russian Rocket Engines

    American tax dollars should not subsidize the purchase of Russian rocket engines because the sales help enrich the friends of President Vladimir Putin, say two senior Republican lawmakers who aim to reverse the current practice. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., are introducing legislation Wednesday to...

    Putin to Trump: Can They Survive “Internet Terror”?
    Jan27

    Putin to Trump: Can They Survive “Internet Terror”?

    By Greg AustinInternet espionage as an equal opportunity discriminator. In China, the term “internet terror” is used to describe the practice of exposing people for corruption through vigilante action on the Internet. This is a new phenomenon of the information age that is redefining Chinese politics. Corrupt intelligence agents in China with...

    Report: World Freedom in Decline for 10th Year
    Jan27

    Report: World Freedom in Decline for 10th Year

    More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes, an upsurge in terrorist attacks and a global economic downturn have contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2015, according to a U.S.-based international human rights group. In its newly released annual report, Freedom House found an overall drop in freedom for the 10th...

    Last Year Saw Biggest Slide In Freedom In A Decade, Says Monitoring Group
    Jan27

    Last Year Saw Biggest Slide In Freedom In A Decade, Says Monitoring Group

    The worst year in global freedom in a decade saw Russia and China cracking down more due to “fear of social unrest” and particularly bad rankings for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, and Belarus, the rights monitor Freedom House reports. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia And Ukraine Again Rank As Most Corrupt Nations In Eastern Europe
    Jan27

    Russia And Ukraine Again Rank As Most Corrupt Nations In Eastern Europe

    With deteriorating economic ties and an ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine, one of the few things Ukraine and Russia have left in common is corruption. The two countries rank as the most corrupt states in Eastern Europe in the latest international corruption rankings released late Tuesday by non-governmental organization Transparency...

    Fort Lauderdale Strikers fall 1-0 to Ukraine club FC Shakhtar Donetsk in friendly
    Jan27

    Fort Lauderdale Strikers fall 1-0 to Ukraine club FC Shakhtar Donetsk in friendly

    The Fort Lauderdale Strikers came close to a draw against Ukrainian powerhouse FC Shakhtar Donetsk after conceding a late goal in a tough 1-0 loss at Lockhart Stadium. The Strikers … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Russia takes hard line on ‘reset’ of relations with U.S.
    Jan27

    Russia takes hard line on ‘reset’ of relations with U.S.

    The news conference was dominated by questions about the conflicts in Ukraine, where Russia backs separatist rebels in the east, and in Syria, where Russia has intervened on the side of President Bashar Assad. Lavrov denied reports that Russia had told Assad to step down or had offered him political asylum. When the Syrian leader visited Moscow...

    Stephane Dion says Iran sanctions not good for Montreal’s Bombardier
    Jan26

    Stephane Dion says Iran sanctions not good for Montreal’s Bombardier

    OTTAWA — Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Dion says maintaining sanctions on Iran will only hurt Canadian companies such as Montreal-based airplane manufacturer Bombardier. Dion says Canada will lift a series of sanctions on Iran following its historic nuclear deal with six major western powers earlier this month. Iran is anxious to do business...

    Russian foreign minister denies bombing civilians in Syria
    Jan26

    Russian foreign minister denies bombing civilians in Syria

    Thomson ReutersForeign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russia’s military was hitting the right targets in Syria and pushing back “terrorists” during an annual foreign policy speech and q&a in Moscow on Tuesday. The United States has accused Russia of missing Islamic State targets in Syria with one senior US official two weeks...

    China Plays In Russia’s Backyard
    Jan26

    China Plays In Russia’s Backyard

    With Kazakhstan expecting its first recession since 1998, the president has called for early parliamentary elections in the hopes that he can reaffirm the government’s mandate before things deteriorate too much. Kazakhstan is important to keep an eye on because, behind the domestic headlines, the country is fast becoming a battleground for...