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    Japan’s Remilitarization is Official
    Sep18

    Japan’s Remilitarization is Official

    The Japanese Parliament voted in favor of a historic measure to reauthorize overseas military activity today. Passing the legislation was a priority for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his push has led to significant backlash. Indeed, demonstrators rallied outside the parliament building after the law passed, the latest in a series of large...

    Painting by Kazimir Malevich could bring up to $45M at sale
    Sep18

    Painting by Kazimir Malevich could bring up to $45M at sale

    NEW YORK (AP) — An auction will feature a painting by Kazimir Malevich (MAL’-ih-vihch) that was returned to the artist’s heirs after a half-century in an Amsterdam museum.Sotheby’s says “Mystic Suprematism (Black Cross on Red Oval)” could sell for as much as $45 million on Nov.5.The 1920-22 work is the last of a...

    Putin, Berlusconi investigated over drinking 240-year-old wine
    Sep18

    Putin, Berlusconi investigated over drinking 240-year-old wine

    Ukrainian prosecutors are preparing charges against the director of a winery in Russian-occupied Crimea for allegedly uncorking a 240-year-old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Vote shopping: 16 ’boutiques’ where Canada’s parties are selling their wares
    Sep18

    Vote shopping: 16 ’boutiques’ where Canada’s parties are selling their wares

    Author Susan Delacourt argues that Canadian politics has been transformed during the past 15 years by modern scientific marketing, led by the Conservatives and with the other two major parties now following suit. Delacourt’s 2013 book, Shopping for Votes, was prescient: indeed, surveying the landscape of Election 2015 so far, it can be a...

    Derelict hospital becomes metaphor in NYC art installation
    Sep18

    Derelict hospital becomes metaphor in NYC art installation

    NEW YORK (AP) — A derelict Naval hospital that treated soldiers from the Civil War through World War II is the site of an art installation that deals with the wounds of war and the human power of healing.Conceptual artist Bettina WitteVeen said it took five years to secure the Brooklyn Navy Yard site for her “When We Were Soldiers . once...

    U.S. and Russian Defense Chiefs Talk for the First Time in Over a Year, Discussed Syrian Military Buildup
    Sep18

    U.S. and Russian Defense Chiefs Talk for the First Time in Over a Year, Discussed Syrian Military Buildup

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter called his Russian counterpart Friday, the first step in direct military talks proposed by Russia about Moscow’s military buildup to support the Syrian government against the Islamic State group. The 50-minute conversation marked the first time that American and Russian defense chiefs have...

    OSCE warns of breakdown of central heating in east Ukraine
    Sep18

    OSCE warns of breakdown of central heating in east Ukraine

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe is raising the alarm about a potential breakdown of central heating systems across war-torn eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    US and Russian militaries launch talks on Syria
    Sep18

    US and Russian militaries launch talks on Syria

    Washington (AFP) – The United States and Russian militaries renewed high-level contacts on Friday to discuss their roles in the conflict in Syria.US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu spoke by telephone, Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said.”The secretary and the minister talked about areas...

    U.S. Plans Military Talks With Russia Over Syria
    Sep18

    U.S. Plans Military Talks With Russia Over Syria

    LONDON (AP) — The U.S. is planning direct talks between Russian and American military officials over Russia’s growing involvement in Syria.Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in London that President Barack Obama believes such discussions are an important next step as the U.S. and its allies seek to resolve a worsening Syria...

    Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine Probe for Drinking Crimea Wine
    Sep18

    Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine Probe for Drinking Crimea Wine

    Ukrainian prosecutors are reportedly preparing charges against the director of a winery in Russian-occupied Crimea for uncorking a 240-year-old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.Putin and his old friend Berlusconi spent… …read more Source:...