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    Putin’s Plan: Moscow handles Syria, Washington handles Iraq
    Sep20

    Putin’s Plan: Moscow handles Syria, Washington handles Iraq

    In ten days from now in New York, initiatives, talks, understandings, and deals will come together under two main titles: terrorism and immigration. Both issues in the minds of world leaders are closely linked to Syria and other crises in the Arab world. US President Barack Obama called for a world summit on terrorism with the Islamic State group...

    Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus
    Sep19

    Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signaled his intention to establish a Russian military air base in neighboring Belarus — a move sure to unnerve Poland and the Baltic nations. “Against the background of the Ukrainian crisis, the stationing of a permanent Russian military contingent in Belarus will upset the...

    Russian fighter jets in Syria raise serious questions, Kerry says
    Sep19

    Russian fighter jets in Syria raise serious questions, Kerry says

    LONDON — The United States is disturbed by Russia’s movement of tactical aircraft to Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, acknowledging that the jets could pose a threat to American and allied military forces. U.S. officials say Russia moved a small number of fighter jets to a base in Syria on Friday, hours after U.S....

    Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus
    Sep19

    Putin moves to establish Russian military base in Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signaled his intentions to establish a Russian military air base in neighboring Belarus.Belarus has made clear it would not welcome a Russian base but the former Soviet republic remains dependent on Moscow for credit and energy.Putin on Saturday ordered the Russian Defense Ministry, with...

    U.S. worried about Russia moving fighter jets to Syria – aircraft pose a threat to coalition forces it acknowledges
    Sep19

    U.S. worried about Russia moving fighter jets to Syria – aircraft pose a threat to coalition forces it acknowledges

    The United States is disturbed by Russia’s movement of tactical aircraft to Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday, acknowledging that the jets could pose a threat to American and allied military forces, the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: U.S. officials say Russia moved a small...

    Putin Gives Go-Ahead To Belarus Airbase Plan
    Sep19

    Putin Gives Go-Ahead To Belarus Airbase Plan

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed the establishment of an airbase in neighboring Belarus, the latest move by Moscow to project its military power abroad. Saturday’s announcement, which comes at a time of tension with the West over Russian involvement in Ukraine and Syria, may also signal the Kremlin’s interest in keeping...

    Report from Croatia: ‘They Don’t Know Where They’re Going, or Where They Might End Up’
    Sep19

    Report from Croatia: ‘They Don’t Know Where They’re Going, or Where They Might End Up’

    Croatia has closed its borders with Serbia. Not even native Croatians are allowed entry. I’m in Serbia now. For the past four days, I’ve been traveling along the border of southern Europe. Now, all I want to do is to return to Germany. But there’s a problem; I left my car in Croatia on my way over here. I have to find a way back...

    Putin and Berlusconi under fire for Crimea wine tasting
    Sep19

    Putin and Berlusconi under fire for Crimea wine tasting

    Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine has launched a criminal probe into wine-tasting by Russian President Vladimir Putin and ex-Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after they allegedly quaffed a $100,000 bottle of centuries-old wine in Crimea, prosecutors said Saturday.The Kremlin strongman and the disgraced billionaire reportedly cracked open a bottle of...

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’
    Sep19

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’

    MOSCOW (AP) — When Gennady Kravtsov sent a cover letter to a Swedish company, he reasoned that, even if a job didn’t come of it, he at least would know whether his engineering skills were valued outside Russia.Instead, he found himself charged with treason and facing a possible 15 years in prison.Kravtsov worked for Russia’s GRU...

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’
    Sep19

    Russians with Western ties increasingly branded ‘traitors’

    The Russian government increasingly has portrayed any cooperation with foreign companies or nationals as a potential security threat, a throwback to Soviet times when any interaction with foreigners aroused suspicion. The eclectic group of Russians charged with treason this year includes a mother of seven, a Sochi traffic controller, a Black Sea...