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    Situation Report: Centcom raising red flags on the Hill; more U.S. training in Ukraine; Russia over Baghdad; Tokyo defense plans in flux; FP podcast info.; and lots more
    Sep14

    Situation Report: Centcom raising red flags on the Hill; more U.S. training in Ukraine; Russia over Baghdad; Tokyo defense plans in flux; FP podcast info.; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Hill trouble. Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) have written letters to Defense Secretary Ash Carter insisting the Pentagon brief the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about allegations that officials at the U.S. Central Command (Centcom) altered intelligence reports to...

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis
    Sep14

    EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

    European Union extends Russian asset freeze and travel ban over Ukraine crisis …read more Source: ABC...

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis
    Sep14

    EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has extended by six months a visa ban and asset freeze targeting several close associates of Russian President… …read more Source:...

    The Briefing: The Donbas Calm
    Sep14

    The Briefing: The Donbas Calm

    The Power Vertical Briefing is a short look ahead to the stories expected to make news in Russia in the coming week. It is hosted by Brian Whitmore, author of The Power Vertical blog, and appears every Monday. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Newspeak
    Sep14

    The Daily Vertical: Putin’s Newspeak

    The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Says Moscow Will Continue Sending Military Supplies to Syria
    Sep14

    Russia’s Foreign Minister Says Moscow Will Continue Sending Military Supplies to Syria

    Moscow will continue providing military aid to Damascus, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reportedly said Sunday. “There were military supplies, they are ongoing and they will continue,” Lavrov told Russian news agencies, according to Reuters. “They are inevitably accompanied by Russian specialists, who help to adjust the equipment, to...

    Ukraine Is Moving Towards Peace With Russia: Poroshenko
    Sep14

    Ukraine Is Moving Towards Peace With Russia: Poroshenko

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country was moving towards peace with Russia. According to Poroshenko, he had been working “day and night” in the last 15 months since Ukraine clashed with Russia. While he does not want to dream about peace yet, he said there was “a change in tactics.” …read more Source: International Business...

    In Moldova, Tens of Thousands of Protesters Are Demanding the President’s Resignation
    Sep14

    In Moldova, Tens of Thousands of Protesters Are Demanding the President’s Resignation

    Huge anti-corruption demonstrations in the Moldovan capital Chisinau have entered their eighth day, with protesters calling for the government’s resignation and early elections. About 20,000 people took to the streets Sunday to demand an investigation into why an estimated $1.5 billion vanished from three Moldovan banks, reports the BBC....

    Five-star Ronaldo takes aim against homeless Shakhtar
    Sep14

    Five-star Ronaldo takes aim against homeless Shakhtar

    Madrid (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo has more goalscoring records in his sights when Real Madrid get their Champions League campaign underway at home to Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday.Ronaldo became Los Blancos’ all-time top goalscorer in La Liga on Saturday with five goals in a 6-0 rout of Espanyol to move ahead of club legends Raul and...

    Climate Apocalypse and/or Democracy
    Sep14

    Climate Apocalypse and/or Democracy

    In the last week, a group of scientists and a prominent historian each predicted a climate apocalypse. The scientists, led by Ricarda Winkelmann of Germany’s Potsdam University, issued a paper finding that, if humans burn the rest of the world’s estimated fossil fuel reserves — which might take only another 140 years at current...