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    Pentagon Spokesman Defends Quality of Equipment Sent to Ukraine
    Dec05

    Pentagon Spokesman Defends Quality of Equipment Sent to Ukraine

    As some 300 U.S. soldiers train Ukrainian soldiers at a compound in western Ukraine, the Pentagon is countering reports of old and dilapidated U.S. equipment being given to Ukrainian fighters in the country’s east. The Pentagon, which has committed more than $265 million in security assistance to Ukraine since the fighting began, says U.S....

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road
    Dec04

    Russians Voice Support as Truckers’ Protest Jams Road

    A massive traffic jam formed Friday on Moscow’s Ring Road after police blocked a column of truckers driving at low speed to protest a doubling of road tolls, as well as high fines for not paying. Normally loyal to authorities, drivers now worry about making a living. Some blame the increased rates on corrupt elites connected to the Kremlin....

    To See Syria’s Future, Look at Chechnya
    Dec04

    To See Syria’s Future, Look at Chechnya

    Having established Russia’s ability to project its military might in the Middle East and created the illusion that his country is a global power, President Vladimir Putin is now pivoting toward diplomacy in Syria.It began with Bashar al-Assad’s surprise visit to Moscow in mid-October. Later the same month, Russia’s Foreign...

    Cold in blacked-out Crimea kills rare Bengal tiger cub
    Dec04

    Cold in blacked-out Crimea kills rare Bengal tiger cub

    A rare white Bengal tiger cub has died of the cold in Crimea amid a two-week power blackout, the zoo’s director said Friday. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Georgia Strips Ex-President Saakashvili of Citizenship
    Dec04

    Georgia Strips Ex-President Saakashvili of Citizenship

    Georgia on Friday stripped former president Mikheil Saakashvili of his citizenship, in a move one of his supporters described as part of a settling of political scores. Georgian President Georgy Margvelashvili signed a decree removing his predecessor’s citizenship on the grounds that Saakashvili, now governor of Ukraine’s Odessa...

    Putin says the West’s actions in Middle East has created a “zone of chaos” in Iraq, Syria and Libya
    Dec04

    Putin says the West’s actions in Middle East has created a “zone of chaos” in Iraq, Syria and Libya

    Russia’s President Vladimir Putin called Thursday for “one powerful fist” to fight terrorism, hinted at more sanctions against Turkey and accused Western powers of creating “a zone of chaos,” the Associated Press writes. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: Speaking in his state-of-the-nation address televised live, Putin...

    Cold in blacked-out Crimea kills rare Bengal tiger cub
    Dec04

    Cold in blacked-out Crimea kills rare Bengal tiger cub

    Russian state news agencies quoted Oleg Zubkov, director of the zoo in the Black Sea resort of Yalta, as saying the 6-week-old male cub died after one of two generators at the zoo broke down. Employees have been struggling to keep all the animals warm, he said, adding that other animals are still in danger while the zoo was waiting for a...

    Cold in Blacked-out Crimea Kills Rare Bengal Tiger Cub
    Dec04

    Cold in Blacked-out Crimea Kills Rare Bengal Tiger Cub

    Cold in blacked-out Crimea kills rare Bengal tiger cub; zoo struggles to warm other animals …read more Source: ABC...

    Amid Russia War Talk, NATO Sends Warships To Black Sea Near Turkey, Ukraine
    Dec04

    Amid Russia War Talk, NATO Sends Warships To Black Sea Near Turkey, Ukraine

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has stationed four warships to the Black Sea, the Russian news agency Sputnik reported Friday. The Black Sea sits between several countries with strained relations of late, including Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. Russian-Turkish relations have been particularly tense in recent weeks, after Turkey shot down a...

    U.S. Policy to Ukraine in Need of Urgent Fix
    Dec04

    U.S. Policy to Ukraine in Need of Urgent Fix

    U.S. policy toward Ukraine is in urgent need of an overhaul, and President Obama himself needs to lead the charge. The front-page story in Tuesday’s Washington Post that the non-lethal assistance the United States has been providing to Ukraine is outdated and falling apart underscored that there is no time to waste in fixing some serious...