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    France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped
    Sep23

    France sells warships to Egypt, after Russia deal scrapped

    Paris (AFP) – French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday Egypt had agreed to buy two Mistral warships which France built for Russia before scrapping the sale over the Ukraine crisis.The deal is the second big military contract this year between France and Egypt, which Hollande said he increasingly views as a strategic...

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border
    Sep23

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border

    Russia is planning a second major military base near the border with Ukraine, where NATO accuses Russian troops of helping pro-Moscow separatists fight Kyiv’s forces. The new base will house 5,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry, according to public documents and people working at the site. It is further east than one under construction in...

    Amid battle against IS, Iraqis face cholera outbreak
    Sep23

    Amid battle against IS, Iraqis face cholera outbreak

    The cause lies partially with Iraq’s antiquated and badly maintained water and sewage systems, and the outbreak comes at a time when Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s government is already struggling with large demonstrations protesting the government’s inability to provide security or basic public services. In Baghdad’s...

    Hundreds rally in rare protest in authoritarian Belarus
    Sep23

    Hundreds rally in rare protest in authoritarian Belarus

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered in the Belarusian capital Minsk for a rare unsanctioned protest which did not provoke police violence.The protesters were rallying against the upcoming Oct. 11 election which President Alexander Lukashenko, in office for more than two decades, is expected to win in the absence of genuine...

    Russia Plans ‘Second Big Military Base’ Near Ukraine Border
    Sep23

    Russia Plans ‘Second Big Military Base’ Near Ukraine Border

    Russia is reportedly planning a second major military base near the Ukrainian border. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Cybersleuth Points To Russian Tank Unit In Eastern Ukraine
    Sep23

    Cybersleuth Points To Russian Tank Unit In Eastern Ukraine

    An open-source researcher in Ukraine has become the latest cybersleuth to seemingly add a chink to Russia’s armor of denial about troop and arms deployments to support separatists in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border
    Sep23

    Russia Plans Second Big Military Base Near Ukrainian Border

    By Anton Zverev BOGUCHAR, Russia (Reuters) – Russia is planning a second major military base near the border with Ukraine, where NATO accuses Russian troops of helping pro-Moscow separatists fight Kiev’s forces. The new base will house 5,000 soldiers and heavy weaponry, according to public documents and people working at the site. It is...

    Borrowing a Wedding Photographer’s Camera To Document War Crimes
    Sep23

    Borrowing a Wedding Photographer’s Camera To Document War Crimes

    A few minutes into his opening statement in the case against Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo before the International Criminal Court in 2009, the prosecutor stopped speaking. He pointed to a screen with video footage that slowly lingers over a group of child soldiers. To make his case, he simply punctuated the visual images with a short...

    Saakashvili for Prime Minister of Ukraine?
    Sep23

    Saakashvili for Prime Minister of Ukraine?

    Will Ukraine’s politicians have the courage to adopt the reforms Saakashvili and his team are proposing? …read more Source:...

    Russia Threatening Nuclear Standoff In Europe? Moscow Vows Countermeasures Over Pentagon’s Plan To Increase Atomic Stockpiles
    Sep23

    Russia Threatening Nuclear Standoff In Europe? Moscow Vows Countermeasures Over Pentagon’s Plan To Increase Atomic Stockpiles

    Russia has vowed to take countermeasures against the Pentagon’s alleged decision to station new nuclear weapons inside Germany’s territory, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow Wednesday. The U.S. move, which Peskov claims will build tensions and create imbalance inside Europe, comes amid building animosity...