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    See NATO’s Massive Training Exercises in Eastern Europe
    Jun19

    See NATO’s Massive Training Exercises in Eastern Europe

    Thousands of NATO troops took part in a two-week exercise in Poland and the Baltic states, practicing sea landings, airlifts and assaults, the Associated Press reports. The series of massive maneuvers, each with its own code name, took place on NATO’s eastern flank and in the Baltic Sea, where 5,000 troops from 17 NATO and partner nations...

    Greece is now officially a part of Russia big new gas plan
    Jun19

    Greece is now officially a part of Russia big new gas plan

    Russia signed a preliminary $2.27 billion (2 billion euro) agreement on building a pipeline through Greece, according to Bloomberg. The section of the Turkish Stream in Greece will have annual capacity of 47 billion cubic meters. Construction will start in 2016 and is expected to be completed set for 2019, according to Russian Energy Minister...

    Russia built one of the most alarming anti-aircraft systems in history — and won’t say who it’s sending it to
    Jun19

    Russia built one of the most alarming anti-aircraft systems in history — and won’t say who it’s sending it to

    One of Russia’s most alarming new weapons capabilities may be on the move soon. Jane’s reports that KBM, a state-owned armament company specializing in missile systems, recently presented its 9K333 Verba man-portable air defense system (MANPADS). At an arms fair this week, the company announced that the weapon had been cleared for...

    Putin Denies Russia is Behaving More Aggressively
    Jun19

    Putin Denies Russia is Behaving More Aggressively

    Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected accusations that his country is “aggressive,” insisting that Russia has simply started asserting its interests “more vigorously and consistently.” Speaking Friday during a question-and-answer session at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russian president responded to former...

    Germany’s Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None
    Jun19

    Germany’s Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

    Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc, co-founder, Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit, Becky Norton-Dunlop, vice president of The Heritage Foundation and former director of the White House Cabinet Office during President Ronald Reagan and Dr. Stefan Gehrold, head of European Office Brussels, Konrad Adenauer...

    Putin Criticizes US but Offers to Cooperate on Global Crises
    Jun19

    Putin Criticizes US but Offers to Cooperate on Global Crises

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia—Russia isn’t seeking dominance or superpower status, but wants its interests to be respected by the United States and its Western allies, President Vladimir Putin said Friday as he sought to assuage investors spooked by Russia’s recession and a showdown over Ukraine. While Putin repeated a litany of accusations...

    12 strange photos that will make you look twice
    Jun19

    12 strange photos that will make you look twice

    Sometimes, your brain just doesn’t believe what your eyes are seeing. When that happens what’s occurring is commonly known as a optical illusion. While Photoshop has made it easy to manipulate images, there’s still nothing like a good-ol’ photograph taken at just the right angle to deceive your mind and create an...

    Greece seals Russia pipeline plan as Putin pledges to work with West
    Jun19

    Greece seals Russia pipeline plan as Putin pledges to work with West

    Saint Petersburg (AFP) – Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is locked in bitter bailout negotiations with the EU and IMF, sealed an agreement to build a pipeline with sanctions-hit Russia Friday in a deal likely to irritate European leaders.The deal was done on the sidelines of an economic forum in St Petersburg, attended by the...

    Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish Holiday
    Jun19

    Why World Refugee Day is a Jewish Holiday

    It is impossible to avoid the stories of massive human displacement from Burma, Syria, Iraq, Ukraine and Afghanistan, and hordes of boat migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. However, if you want to avoid these unpleasant, disturbing stories, look no further than the Jewish press. There was a time when refugees were a...

    Putin urges West to lean on Ukraine
    Jun19

    Putin urges West to lean on Ukraine

    Putin urges West to lean on Ukraine to honour peace deal as training ramps up …read more Source:...