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    Seymour Hersh: Hillary’s Plans for Syria Would Create Even More Disasters
    Dec23

    Seymour Hersh: Hillary’s Plans for Syria Would Create Even More Disasters

    ‘Getting rid of Gaddafi has proven to be a horrible event…and we seem not to have learned enough from it.’ At Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate, front-runner Hillary Clinton rejected what she called a “false choice” between defeating the Islamic State and overthrowing Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad....

    Putin Is Developing an Underwater Drone With Nuclear Weapons That Can Target U.S.
    Dec23

    Putin Is Developing an Underwater Drone With Nuclear Weapons That Can Target U.S.

    Russia is developing a drone submarine that can deliver a nuclear warhead or dirty bomb (targets electronics) at U.S. coastal areas. Russian officials confirmed the existence of the program – dubbed Kanyon by the Pentagon – after images of a document detailing plans for the sub were broadcast on Russian state-run television. According to the...

    Reporters Dodge Shells Before New Cease-Fire Begins In Eastern Ukraine
    Dec23

    Reporters Dodge Shells Before New Cease-Fire Begins In Eastern Ukraine

    Two RFE/RL stringers ran for cover during a mortar attack by Russian-backed separatists near the town of Novhorodske in eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region on December 22. The latest fighting came just before a new cease-fire agreement reached in Minsk went into effect at midnight. (Vitaly Grynyov and Artem Lyuti, RFE/RL’s Ukrainian...

    Malaysia’s new Islamic airline takes off _ with a prayer
    Dec23

    Malaysia’s new Islamic airline takes off _ with a prayer

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The short domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s biggest city, begins with a recital of Prophet Muhammad’s supplication before his travel. The passengers — most of them Muslims — cup their hands, as a crew member murmurs a short prayer over the loudspeaker just before takeoff. Malaysia’s...

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Seeking Free Trade Deal With Israel
    Dec23

    Poroshenko Says Ukraine Seeking Free Trade Deal With Israel

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Kyiv expects to sign a free trade agreement with Israel within the next six months. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Separatists Agree To Cease-Fire During Holidays
    Dec23

    Ukraine, Separatists Agree To Cease-Fire During Holidays

    Ukraine reached an agreement with pro-Russian separatists for a truce during the Christmas and New Year holidays that went into effect at midnight December 22. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    At the end of 2015, is U.S. national security better off?
    Dec23

    At the end of 2015, is U.S. national security better off?

    JUDY WOODRUFF: So, is the U.S. better off from a national security perspective than it was a year ago? For that, we get the views of two people with extensive foreign policy making experience. Wendy Sherman was undersecretary of state for political affairs during the Obama administration. She was the lead U.S. negotiator to the Iran nuclear...

    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...