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    Putin, Berlusconi linked to alleged theft of a 1775 wine in Crimea
    Sep19

    Putin, Berlusconi linked to alleged theft of a 1775 wine in Crimea

    Kiev considers laying charges, though they’d likely be moot in the wake of Russia’s move to annex the disputed peninsula …read more Source: The Globe and...

    US-Russia War? Pentagon Updates Plan For Possible War With Moscow As Tensions Build Over Syria And Ukraine Conflicts: Report
    Sep19

    US-Russia War? Pentagon Updates Plan For Possible War With Moscow As Tensions Build Over Syria And Ukraine Conflicts: Report

    The United States is updating contingency plans in the event of a war with Russia, the first time the U.S. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ex-Ukraine PM Tymoshenko’s U.S. racketeering lawsuit dismissed
    Sep18

    Ex-Ukraine PM Tymoshenko’s U.S. racketeering lawsuit dismissed

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Manhattan federal judge on Friday dismissed former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential… …read more Source:...

    Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking rare Crimea wine
    Sep18

    Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking rare Crimea wine

    MOSCOW — Ukrainian prosecutors are preparing charges against the director of a winery in Russian-occupied Crimea for allegedly uncorking a 240-year-old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi. Ukrainian prosecutors responsible for Crimea said on Friday they are preparing to file embezzlement...

    Japan’s Remilitarization is Official
    Sep18

    Japan’s Remilitarization is Official

    The Japanese Parliament voted in favor of a historic measure to reauthorize overseas military activity today. Passing the legislation was a priority for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and his push has led to significant backlash. Indeed, demonstrators rallied outside the parliament building after the law passed, the latest in a series of large...

    Painting by Kazimir Malevich could bring up to $45M at sale
    Sep18

    Painting by Kazimir Malevich could bring up to $45M at sale

    NEW YORK (AP) — An auction will feature a painting by Kazimir Malevich (MAL’-ih-vihch) that was returned to the artist’s heirs after a half-century in an Amsterdam museum.Sotheby’s says “Mystic Suprematism (Black Cross on Red Oval)” could sell for as much as $45 million on Nov.5.The 1920-22 work is the last of a...

    Putin, Berlusconi investigated over drinking 240-year-old wine
    Sep18

    Putin, Berlusconi investigated over drinking 240-year-old wine

    Ukrainian prosecutors are preparing charges against the director of a winery in Russian-occupied Crimea for allegedly uncorking a 240-year-old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Vote shopping: 16 ’boutiques’ where Canada’s parties are selling their wares
    Sep18

    Vote shopping: 16 ’boutiques’ where Canada’s parties are selling their wares

    Author Susan Delacourt argues that Canadian politics has been transformed during the past 15 years by modern scientific marketing, led by the Conservatives and with the other two major parties now following suit. Delacourt’s 2013 book, Shopping for Votes, was prescient: indeed, surveying the landscape of Election 2015 so far, it can be a...

    U.S. and Russian Defense Chiefs Talk for the First Time in Over a Year, Discussed Syrian Military Buildup
    Sep18

    U.S. and Russian Defense Chiefs Talk for the First Time in Over a Year, Discussed Syrian Military Buildup

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter called his Russian counterpart Friday, the first step in direct military talks proposed by Russia about Moscow’s military buildup to support the Syrian government against the Islamic State group. The 50-minute conversation marked the first time that American and Russian defense chiefs have...

    Derelict hospital becomes metaphor in NYC art installation
    Sep18

    Derelict hospital becomes metaphor in NYC art installation

    NEW YORK (AP) — A derelict Naval hospital that treated soldiers from the Civil War through World War II is the site of an art installation that deals with the wounds of war and the human power of healing.Conceptual artist Bettina WitteVeen said it took five years to secure the Brooklyn Navy Yard site for her “When We Were Soldiers . once...