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    Iran and Six Powers Continue Nuclear Deal Negotiations Past Deadline
    Jul07

    Iran and Six Powers Continue Nuclear Deal Negotiations Past Deadline

    VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran and six major powers will keep negotiating past Tuesday’s deadline for a long-term nuclear agreement as they tackle the most contentious issues, including the continuation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, the big powers said. “We are continuing to negotiate for the next couple of days. This does not mean...

    Hoax Letter to Russian Media Seeks to Tie US Senator to Ukraine
    Jul07

    Hoax Letter to Russian Media Seeks to Tie US Senator to Ukraine

    A forger sent a hoax letter to Russian media in an apparent bid to convince journalists that a senior U.S. lawmaker, Senator Richard Durbin, was trying to tell Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk how to run his government, Durbin’s office said on Monday. The hoaxer wrote to Yatsenyuk on what appeared to be U.S. Senate letterhead,...

    Why Tehran’s Oil Resurgence Should Terrify Moscow
    Jul07

    Why Tehran’s Oil Resurgence Should Terrify Moscow

    Iran, it’s fair to say, is giddy at the prospect of the West’s lifting sanctions on its oil exports as part of ongoing nuclear talks. It reportedly intends to double those exports as soon as possible, a possibility the rest of the world’s oil suppliers—and especially Iran’s fellow OPEC member states—aren’t looking...

    Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine in War With Rebels
    Jul07

    Islamic Battalions, Stocked With Chechens, Aid Ukraine in War With Rebels

    Acknowledging Moscow as an enemy shared with Kiev, one leader from Chechnya said, “We never ran from our war with Russia, and we never will.” …read more Source: The New York...

    France Says Will Not Sell Weapons to China
    Jul07

    France Says Will Not Sell Weapons to China

    France says there will be no weapons sales to China, following earlier speculation that France might consider selling two Mistral-class amphibious assault ships to Beijing. After a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter at the Pentagon on Monday, French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian denied the wide spread...

    Ukrainian PM, U.S. Senator Targeted In Hoax Letter
    Jul07

    Ukrainian PM, U.S. Senator Targeted In Hoax Letter

    A forger sent a hoax letter to Russian media in an apparent bid to convince journalists that a senior U.S. lawmaker was trying to tell Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk how to run his government. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Dick Durbin letter to Ukraine PM may be Russian forgery
    Jul07

    Dick Durbin letter to Ukraine PM may be Russian forgery

    A letter to Ukraine’s prime minister that is supposedly written by a U.S. senator appears to be a Russian forgery. …read more Source: New York Daily...

    Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea
    Jul07

    Duma approves construction of $4 billion bridge to Crimea

    Jared M. FeldschreiberMOSCOW, July 6 (UPI) — Russia continues to flex its might in semi-autonomous region. …read more Source: United Press...

    US jets intercepted Russian bombers off the California and Alaska coasts on July 4
    Jul07

    US jets intercepted Russian bombers off the California and Alaska coasts on July 4

    On July 4th, two pairs of Russian Tupolev Tu-95 bombers approached the US West coast, causing the Air Force to scramble to intercept the planes before they breached US airspace. Fox News reports that the first incident occurred at 10:30 am ET off the coast of Alaska, when NORAD identified the Russian planes and two F-22s hurried to intercept...

    Are Ukraine’s Police Reform Efforts More than Just Hot Air?
    Jul07

    Are Ukraine’s Police Reform Efforts More than Just Hot Air?

    As we’ve been saying for a while now, endemic corruption is the biggest obstacle to a truly open and westernized Ukrainian society. Yet even after the Yanukovych’s thugs martyred the “heavenly hundred” protesters and caused Ukraine’s Maidan movement to boil over into a real uprising that overthrew the dictator (and got a certain...