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    The Hardest Places in the World to Visit
    Sep02

    The Hardest Places in the World to Visit

    Lido Beach in Mogadishu, Somalia (AMISOM Public Information / Flickr) Last summer, my Royal Air Maroc flight from Casablanca landed at Malabo International Airport in Equatorial Guinea, and I completed a 50-year mission: I had officially, and legally, visited every recognized country on earth. This means 196 countries: the 193 members of the...

    Amid Russia Conflict, NATO Increasing Preparedness In Eastern Europe With New Command Units
    Sep02

    Amid Russia Conflict, NATO Increasing Preparedness In Eastern Europe With New Command Units

    NATO forces have activated six command units in Eastern Europe aimed at increasing security and defense capacities in response to what is perceived as an increasingly aggressive Kremlin. Tensions in the region have been strained amid the ongoing conflict between pro-Russian rebels and Ukraine. …read more Source: International Business...

    2 cases of polio found in Ukraine, caused by mutated virus
    Sep02

    2 cases of polio found in Ukraine, caused by mutated virus

    LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization says officials have found two children stricken by polio in Ukraine, the country’s first cases of the paralytic disease in nine years. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russian Supreme Court Cuts Prison Term For Dzhemilev’s Son
    Sep02

    Russian Supreme Court Cuts Prison Term For Dzhemilev’s Son

    Russia’s Supreme Court cut the prison term for the son of leading Crimean Tatar figure Mustafa Dzhemilev. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin responsible for Ukraine violence caused by anti-Putin forces, Nicholson says
    Sep02

    Putin responsible for Ukraine violence caused by anti-Putin forces, Nicholson says

    The Conservatives’ Rob Nicholson is blaming Russian leader Vladimir Putin for the deadly attacks launched by vehemently anti-Russian groups in Ukraine. Nicholson, who is running for re-election, has been serving as Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister. Three security officers were killed and 140 injured in clashes between Ukraine...

    Putin Reportedly Helps Blacklisted MP Get Italian Visa, Offends Many In Russia
    Sep02

    Putin Reportedly Helps Blacklisted MP Get Italian Visa, Offends Many In Russia

    Prominent Russian singer Josif Kobzon was issued an Italian visa even though he was in the E.U. blacklist. Italian embassy spokesperson Daria Klimenko said Wednesday that the singer-turned-MP had been granted visa for humanitarian reasons. The “Russian Sinatra” is known for his support for the annexation of Crimea. He said that he was happy when...

    Russia is clamping down on foreign internet companies
    Sep02

    Russia is clamping down on foreign internet companies

    After briefly banning Wikipedia over a page related to drug use, new details have emerged from Bloomberg about the country’s efforts to block foreign internet companies. Putin’s regime appears to have no problem with the individual companies, just the content they host. Foreign companies, such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google, have...

    US To Impose Sanction Against More Russian Individuals, Companies Over Ukraine Ceasefire
    Sep02

    US To Impose Sanction Against More Russian Individuals, Companies Over Ukraine Ceasefire

    The U.S. Department of Commerce added new entities from Russia and other countries in its list of sanctions over the Ukraine conflict. Russian news agency TASS reported that 39 persons under 33 entries had been included in the “Entity List,” according to a rule notice in the Federal Register to be published Wednesday. The entries...

    Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS
    Sep02

    Soyuz rocket with three astronauts launches towards ISS

    Baikonur (Kazakhstan) (AFP) – A Soyuz spacecraft with three astronauts successfully launched towards the International Space Station on Wednesday, marking the 500th manned launch in space travel history. The trio — including the first Danish citizen ever to fly into space — blasted off in the Soyuz TMA 18M rocket on schedule at...

    EU Set To Extend Sanctions On Russia Until March 2016
    Sep02

    EU Set To Extend Sanctions On Russia Until March 2016

    The European Union is set to maintain until March 15 sanctions targeted against almost 200 Russians firms, individuals, and Ukrainian separatists to maintain pressure on Moscow to carry out the Minsk cease-fire agreement, diplomats said. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...