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    Lviv Embraces US Training for Ukrainian Soldiers
    Dec04

    Lviv Embraces US Training for Ukrainian Soldiers

    As sporadic fighting continues between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the U.S. Army has begun training soldiers from Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense. The Pentagon early last week began training five battalions of active-duty troops and one for special operations, the AFP news service reported. At least one...

    Kerry calls for Russia to pull back from Ukraine
    Dec03

    Kerry calls for Russia to pull back from Ukraine

    The secretary of state also said the war against religious extremists in Syria will not be won without Arab ground troops. …read more Source: The Washington...

    Kerry Meets Russian Counterpart Amid NATO, Turkey Tensions
    Dec03

    Kerry Meets Russian Counterpart Amid NATO, Turkey Tensions

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart in Belgrade Thursday amid tensions over NATO’s invitation to Montenegro to join the alliance. The ongoing battle against Islamic State dominated the annual summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Speaking at the OSCE summit in Belgrade, Secretary of...

    Alone in the World
    Dec03

    Alone in the World

    Harvard art historian Jennifer L. Roberts gives her students what looks like, at first glance, an excruciating, perhaps even cruel assignment. She has her students sit with a single painting, sans gadgets and gabbing, for three full hours. Why this? Says Roberts: It is commonly assumed that vision is immediate. It seems direct, uncomplicated, and...

    For Putin, The War on Terror Makes for Good Politics
    Dec03

    For Putin, The War on Terror Makes for Good Politics

    Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his annual address on Thursday. Ukraine was conspicuously absent, but the war on terrorism was not. …read more Source: Foreign...

    WHO Asks Ukraine To Declare A State Of Emergency. The Reason? Polio
    Dec03

    WHO Asks Ukraine To Declare A State Of Emergency. The Reason? Polio

    Two cases in September raised concern about the country’s low vaccination rate. And a new government campaign to inoculate kids is falling short. …read more Source:...

    Syria: Mission Possible?
    Dec03

    Syria: Mission Possible?

    Imagine this new TV series coming to HBO in 2016. The planet faces an unprecedented peril. The international community brings together a team of experts, each one with a different specialty: the scientist, the general, the computer geek, the engineer, the spook. It’s their job to avert catastrophe.In the pilot episode, we see each member of...

    Putin Threatens Turkey in Speech to Nation
    Dec03

    Putin Threatens Turkey in Speech to Nation

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has threatened Turkey with unspecified actions in addition to sanctions it already put in place this week for the Turkish military’s shooting down a Russian bomber. Putin began his annual “state of the nation” speech to Russia’s parliament, the Federal Assembly, Thursday with a moment of silence...

    Ukraine!? What Ukraine?
    Dec03

    Ukraine!? What Ukraine?

    What Putin didn’t say in his big speech was just as important as what he did say. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Vladimir Putin Calls For a ‘Powerful Fist’ to Fight Terrorism
    Dec03

    Vladimir Putin Calls For a ‘Powerful Fist’ to Fight Terrorism

    (MOSCOW) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for “one powerful fist” to fight terrorism, hinted at more sanctions against Turkey and accused Western powers of creating “a zone of chaos.” Speaking in his state-of-the-nation address televised live, Putin called for an end to what he called double standards that hampered uniting...