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    Putin to Firefighters: No Christmas Pay for You
    Dec23

    Putin to Firefighters: No Christmas Pay for You

    It’s not a merry time of year for Russia’s firefighters. The Times reports: Russian firefighters and other emergency services employees face a bleak Christmas after they were told that their salaries would go unpaid.The workers were advised to take out bank loans. “The ministry has no money,” an unnamed accountant at the emergencies...

    Photos: Canada’s military photographers chronicle land, air and sea operations
    Dec23

    Photos: Canada’s military photographers chronicle land, air and sea operations

    Defence Watch makes use of the Canadian Forces Combat Camera/CF imaging technician photos. Here are some of the most interesting photos of the last little while, captured by the CF’s photographers during operations and exercises: Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship Moncton, a Kingston-class maritime coastal defence vessel, at anchor in Albert...

    Kyiv, Separatists Accuse Each Other Of Violating Holiday Cease-Fire
    Dec23

    Kyiv, Separatists Accuse Each Other Of Violating Holiday Cease-Fire

    Ukrainian officials and Russian-backed separatists accused each other of violating a holiday cease-fire on December 23, just hours after the truce came into effect in Ukraine’s conflict-torn east. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Why the Bromance Between Trump and Putin is Troubling
    Dec23

    Why the Bromance Between Trump and Putin is Troubling

    On Meet the Press, Chuck Todd interviewed GOP front runner for the White House, Donald Trump. Trump was in classic form, calling himself the “Earnest Hemingway” of social media and still promoting the undocumented phenomenon of widespread celebration of the terror event of September 11th in New Jersey. Not surprisingly, the...

    The Post-1991 World Order Is Crumbling–When Will the US Adjust?
    Dec23

    The Post-1991 World Order Is Crumbling–When Will the US Adjust?

    Stephen F. CohenDespite transformational events from Ukraine and the European Union to the Middle East, Washington refuses to re-think anything. …read more Source: The...

    Russia Issues Crimea Banknote
    Dec23

    Russia Issues Crimea Banknote

    Russia has issued a new banknote dedicated to Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula annexed illegally by the Kremlin last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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...