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    Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership, Mr. President’
    Oct09

    Obama Gets ‘Feisty’ as Reporter Grills Him on Putin: ‘He’s Challenging Your Leadership, Mr. President’

    President Barack Obama got “feisty” during an interview about Russian President Vladimir Putin, as one CBS News anchor put it. In the interview, set to air Sunday on “60 Minutes,” Obama immediately pushing back from reporter Steve Kroft’s line of questioning about America’s leadership around the world, particularly in the Middle East....

    Amid Russian Hostility, Latvia Military Draft? Conscription Mulled As Defense Budget Is Hiked
    Oct09

    Amid Russian Hostility, Latvia Military Draft? Conscription Mulled As Defense Budget Is Hiked

    Latvia is contemplating over plans to reintroduce conscription as a result of the geopolitical tensions relating to Russia and the conflict in Ukraine, according to a Defense News report Friday. Earlier this year, neighboring Lithuania said it would also reinstate conscription because of fears about M …read more Source: International...

    Russian maker of missile that took down MH17 to offer alternative explanation of disaster
    Oct09

    Russian maker of missile that took down MH17 to offer alternative explanation of disaster

    The Russian manufacturer of the missile system blamed for taking down commercial flight MH17 in Ukraine said Friday it would unveil the “real reasons” for the disaster on Tuesday. Almaz-Antey, the maker of the BUK surface-to-air missile system that western powers and Kiev believe downed the flight, said it would … …read...

    Defense Budget 2016 Obama Veto? Military Pay, Support Of Foreign Fighters In Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine Would Be Hit
    Oct09

    Defense Budget 2016 Obama Veto? Military Pay, Support Of Foreign Fighters In Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Ukraine Would Be Hit

    President Barack Obama is on a collision course with Congress over a multibillion-dollar contingency fund almost hidden in the 2016 defense budget that was approved late Wednesday night. If the president stays true to his word and vetoes the military budget – something that has happened only five times since 1961 — the armed forces could be...

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio
    Oct09

    UN: Nearly 2M Ukraine Children at Risk of Polio

    The World Health Organization and United Nations Children’s Fund are urging the government in Ukraine to give the immediate go-ahead for a life-saving nationwide polio immunization campaign. The U.N. agencies warn the government’s failure to back the campaign is putting the lives of nearly 2 million children at risk. Six weeks after a...

    What Does Putin Want in Syria?
    Oct09

    What Does Putin Want in Syria?

    Once again, the West has been caught flat-footed by an aggressive Russian move. According to U.S. and European preconceptions about what constitutes Russia’s interests, Russia’s direct military intervention in Syria makes no sense. U.S. President Obama last Friday warned Russian President Vladimir Putin of blundering into a quagmire....

    Ukraine, Russia agree to remove arms, cancel Donbas elections
    Oct09

    Ukraine, Russia agree to remove arms, cancel Donbas elections

    KYIV – Meeting at a summit in Paris on October 2, Russia and Ukraine reached verbal agreements towards resolving the war in the Donbas, including withdrawing armaments from the conflict line beginning on October 4 and canceling illegal elections planned in the next few weeks, with plans to hold elections in the occupied territories next […]...

    Merkel didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize. One of her critics is elated.
    Oct09

    Merkel didn’t win the Nobel Peace Prize. One of her critics is elated.

    If you’d listened to the bookmakers and a number of pundits, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the clear favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize. While Merkel was nominated due to her work mediating the conflict in Ukraine, many attributed her potential win to the notably open rhetoric and policy Germany has shown to the refugees over the...

    Forum on “Ukraine’s Ongoing Battle for Freedom” held in Washington
    Oct09

    Forum on “Ukraine’s Ongoing Battle for Freedom” held in Washington

    WASHINGTON – As world leaders – among them the presidents of the United States, Ukraine and Russia – began arriving in New York in late September to address the United Nations General Assembly and discuss some of the major world issues, including the crisis in Ukraine, representatives of the Ukrainian and U.S. governments, Ukrainian American […]...

    Ukraine to resume buying gas from Russia this fall
    Oct09

    Ukraine to resume buying gas from Russia this fall

    On September 25, Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission (EC), which has been acting as a mediator in the energy talks between Moscow and Kyiv, agreed on new terms for Russian gas deliveries to Ukraine from October of this year until March 2016. EC Vice-President Maros Sefcovic said Ukraine would have enough gas in the […] …read more...