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    For Russians, Syria Campaign is Symbol of Competence
    Oct07

    For Russians, Syria Campaign is Symbol of Competence

    Russians have an old expression: “You can’t argue with the weather.” But some may have found it jarring to hear the daily forecast promising unusually clear skies and warm temperatures throughout October. But this was the weather in Syria, after all. A sign of the changing times. “Russian aerospace forces are continuing...

    Poroshenko Hails ‘Real Truce’ In East Ukraine
    Oct07

    Poroshenko Hails ‘Real Truce’ In East Ukraine

    President Petro Poroshenko says a “real truce” has begun in eastern Ukraine, but warns that peace is still a long way off. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Nuclear Black Market Seeks IS Extremists
    Oct07

    Nuclear Black Market Seeks IS Extremists

    CHISINAU, Moldova— Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks. It was earlier this year, and the two men were plotting their deal at an unlikely spot: the terrace of Cocos Prive, a dance club and sushi bar in...

    Ukraine could destroy 3.7M polio vaccines over protocol breach
    Oct07

    Ukraine could destroy 3.7M polio vaccines over protocol breach

    Andrew V. PestanoKIEV, Ukraine, Oct. 7 (UPI) — A healthcare lobby group in Ukraine is urging for the destruction of 3.7 million U.N.-donated polio vaccines despite the risk of a potential outbreak. …read more Source: United Press...

    Who’s Fighting Who In Syria
    Oct07

    Who’s Fighting Who In Syria

    The four-year civil war in Syria became even more complex after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered airstrikes on Sept. 30. Iran, the Lebanese militia Hizballah, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey are also playing important roles in the war. To further complicate matters, there are dozens of rebel groups fighting the regime of Syrian President...

    Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents
    Oct07

    Russia Backs Syrian Forces In Major Assault On Insurgents

    BEIRUT, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Russia and Syria carried out what appeared to be the first major coordinated assaults on Syrian insurgents on Wednesday and Moscow said its warships fired 26 missiles at them from the Caspian Sea, a sign of its new military reach.The combined assault hit towns close to the main north-south highway that runs through...

    Senate to vote on massive defense bill
    Oct07

    Senate to vote on massive defense bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to vote on a $612 billion defense policy bill that President Barack Obama says he’ll veto over a larger dispute about government spending.Obama doesn’t like the way the bill increases defense spending by padding a separate war-fighting account with an extra $38 billion. Also, Congress...

    The New Cold War Is Now Being Waged on Three Fronts: Ukraine, Europe and Syria
    Oct07

    The New Cold War Is Now Being Waged on Three Fronts: Ukraine, Europe and Syria

    Stephen F. CohenIt need not be on any of them. …read more Source: The...

    Putin spends his birthday playing hockey with NHL stars
    Oct07

    Putin spends his birthday playing hockey with NHL stars

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is spending his 63rd birthday on the ice, playing hockey with NHL stars against Russian officials and tycoons. Earlier Wednesday Putin was debriefed by Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about the Russian air force operation in Syria. Shortly after that, Putin and the team of Soviet-born NHL stars took...

    Russia Building ‘Arc Of Steel’ From Arctic To Mediterranean, NATO Commander Says
    Oct07

    Russia Building ‘Arc Of Steel’ From Arctic To Mediterranean, NATO Commander Says

    Russia, which has announced a new, sweeping “arc of steel” from the Mediterranean to the Arctic as a way to challenge NATO’s authority in the region, remains the most dangerous threat in Europe, Mark Ferguson, Navy admiral and NATO’s Allied Joint Force commander in Italy, said Tuesday. NATO’s response to Russia’s continued...