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    Campaign pledge would cost $14 million to pave roadway in Northwest Territories
    Aug14

    Campaign pledge would cost $14 million to pave roadway in Northwest Territories

    HAY RIVER, N.W.T. — As he campaigns in Canada’s North, Stephen Harper is leaving the door open to having a re-elected Conservative government join a North American missile defence shield. NATO warned in April that more than 30 countries either already have, or were acquiring, ballistic missile technology that could drop conventional...

    Cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine cause concern
    Aug14

    Cease-fire violations in eastern Ukraine cause concern

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and Germany both expressed concern Friday about violations of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine and the risk of a new escalation of the conflict. A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry describing it as “a case of dangerous brinkmanship.” …read more Source: CNS...

    War and Impending Financial Disaster for Ukraine?
    Aug14

    War and Impending Financial Disaster for Ukraine?

    Evidence that the war in eastern Ukraine is heating up continues to mount: Russian-backed Ukrainian rebels are canceling military leave and mobilizing their full force in preparation for combat, according to a Russian state-run TV station. Several hours before the mobilization was announced, Vladimir Putin reportedly called an emergency meeting...

    These 5 Facts Explain Russia’s Economic Decline
    Aug14

    These 5 Facts Explain Russia’s Economic Decline

    For the first time since 2009—low point of the global economic slowdown—Russia is in recession. Its economy will contract 3 percent this year, though Moscow’s $360 billion in cash reserves will cushion the immediate blow. Still, as President Vladimir Putin continues to try to assert Russian power on the international stage, it has become...

    Letter From Belgorod
    Aug14

    Letter From Belgorod

    Sophie Pinkham70 years of victory in Russia and Ukraine. …read more Source: The...

    Ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine cause concern
    Aug14

    Ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine cause concern

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry says top diplomats from Russia and Germany have spoken by telephone about violations of the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine and the threat of further escalation of the conflict. …read more Source: CNS...

    Should America Power Down?
    Aug14

    Should America Power Down?

    Superpower: Three Choices for America’s Role in the Worldby Ian BremmerPortfolio, 2015, 240 pp., $27.95 In 1912, many people predicted that the United States would be one of the most powerful states in the 20th century. Its economy was strong and its potential seemingly limitless. But it would have been ludicrous to suggest that within a...

    Russia to U.S.: Drop European Missile Shield
    Aug14

    Russia to U.S.: Drop European Missile Shield

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia urged the United States on Friday to scrap plans to station parts of a missile shield system in Europe now that Iran has reached an agreement with world powers to limit its nuclear program. Moscow has long opposed the plan, which it sees as a threat to its nuclear deterrence, and vowed to retaliate if it goes...

    Ceasefire Violations in Eastern Ukraine Cause Concern
    Aug14

    Ceasefire Violations in Eastern Ukraine Cause Concern

    Ceasefire violations in eastern Ukraine discussed by Russian, German foreign ministers …read more Source: ABC...

    Ukraine Russia Conflict: Ukrainians Getting Lethal Weapons From Poland And Italy, Pro-Russian Rebels Claim
    Aug14

    Ukraine Russia Conflict: Ukrainians Getting Lethal Weapons From Poland And Italy, Pro-Russian Rebels Claim

    Ukrainian troops are using lethal weapons obtained from Poland and Italy, a pro-Russian rebel official charges. Alexander Brovko, a spokesman for the self-declared Luhansk People’s Republic, said Friday that rebel fighters had discovered land mines around an airport in the Luhansk region of Donbas that could have only been placed there by...