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    How war and peace shaped the world in 2015
    Dec23

    How war and peace shaped the world in 2015

    JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first, as the year comes to an end, we thought it would be a good idea to take stock and look back at America’s diplomatic accomplishments and setbacks of 2015. It was another bloody year across the Middle East, in Afghanistan and on the African continent. The Syrian civil war entered its fourth year, and, in September,...

    U.S. Treasury expands Russia sanctions over Ukraine to include 34 targets
    Dec23

    U.S. Treasury expands Russia sanctions over Ukraine to include 34 targets

    Doug G. WareWASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) — U.S. officials on Tuesday announced expanded sanctions against people and entities in Russia over Moscow’s continued movements in disputed areas of Ukraine. …read more Source: United Press...

    US Foreign Aid Budget Targets Terrorism, Mideast Instability
    Dec23

    US Foreign Aid Budget Targets Terrorism, Mideast Instability

    The massive, year-end spending bill passed by Congress on Friday contains a boost for foreign aid, putting a strong focus on anti-terrorism efforts and addressing instability in the Middle East. It also aims to protect American diplomats and facilities abroad and to provide humanitarian assistance to those in need. Overall spending for State and...

    The US military is alleging that ISIS is telling its fighters to pose as Iraqi soldiers and massacre civilians
    Dec23

    The US military is alleging that ISIS is telling its fighters to pose as Iraqi soldiers and massacre civilians

    Bilal Fawzi/APThe US military unveiled a document during a Pentagon press briefing on Tuesday that officials say shows the terrorist group ISIS instructing its fighters to pose as Iraqi military forces and to commit atrocities before fleeing the city of Fallujah. But some experts cast doubt the authenticity of the pamphlet, cautioning that it...

    Whither the Russian Bear?
    Dec23

    Whither the Russian Bear?

    The Russian bear that is. Having spent roughly 20 years sulking in “hibernation” (and enjoying oil riches) following the 1989 implosion of the Soviet Union, Russian revanchism is now on center stage. It is not as if Russian President Vladimir Putin did nothing for the 15 years that he has been in power. But much of what he accomplished in making...

    U.S. Sends Putin A Reminder to Stop Meddling In Ukraine
    Dec22

    U.S. Sends Putin A Reminder to Stop Meddling In Ukraine

    The U.S. slapped additional penalties on Russia for its continuing actions in Ukraine. …read more Source: Foreign...

    Argentina’s Thiago Tirante wins Jr. Orange Bowl tennis title in boys’ 14-under division
    Dec22

    Argentina’s Thiago Tirante wins Jr. Orange Bowl tennis title in boys’ 14-under division

    Argentina’s Thiago Tirante wins Boys 14s titleUkraine girls sweep 14-Under and 12-Under titlesCoco Gauff makes furious comeback for third place in 12s … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Pressuring Russia, U.S. Imposes 34 Ukraine-Related Sanctions
    Dec22

    Pressuring Russia, U.S. Imposes 34 Ukraine-Related Sanctions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday imposed sanctions on 34 individuals and entities as part of its efforts to pressure Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, the U.S. Treasury Department said. “Today’s steps support the U.S. commitment to seek a diplomatic resolution to the crisis in Ukraine by maintaining our...

    U.S. Imposes Sanctions Over Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine
    Dec22

    U.S. Imposes Sanctions Over Russia’s Intervention in Ukraine

    The Obama administration imposed sanctions on 34 individuals and companies it said were circumventing American and international restrictions. …read more Source: The New York...

    US Expands Sanctions Against Russia
    Dec22

    US Expands Sanctions Against Russia

    The United States Treasury Department Tuesday imposed sanctions on 34 individuals and entities for previous sanctions evasion and other activities related to Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. The Treasury also announced that a number of majority-owned subsidiaries of Russian state banks, Sberbank and VTB, as well as defense company Rostec...