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    Russia To Replace Over 50% Of Ukraine-Made Military Equipment In 2015
    Jul31

    Russia To Replace Over 50% Of Ukraine-Made Military Equipment In 2015

    Russia will replace more than 50 percent of military equipment obtained from Ukraine with domestically built products in 2015, a defense ministry spokesman announced Friday. The move comes as part of the Kremlin’s import substitution programs, aimed at providing alternatives to foreign-made military products amid Western economic sanctions...

    Austria Turns Back US Troops Over Arms in Luggage
    Jul31

    Austria Turns Back US Troops Over Arms in Luggage

    Austria turns back US soldiers en route to Ukraine over lack of weapons permits …read more Source: ABC...

    France and Russia reached a compensation deal for the $1.3 billion Mistral warships
    Jul31

    France and Russia reached a compensation deal for the $1.3 billion Mistral warships

    MOSCOW/PARIS (Reuters) – France and Russia have reached a compensation deal for the cancellation of the delivery of two French-made Mistral helicopter carriers, according to Russian media reports. “The talks are already over, everything is already decided – both the timeframe and the sums,” Vladimir Kozhin, an adviser to...

    Austria turns back US troops over arms in luggage
    Jul31

    Austria turns back US troops over arms in luggage

    VIENNA (AP) — Austrian officials say legal authorities recently turned back nine U.S. soldiers en route to Ukraine from Washington after finding… …read more Source:...

    Ukraine’s Constitutional Court Approves Decentralization Bill
    Jul31

    Ukraine’s Constitutional Court Approves Decentralization Bill

    Ukraine’s Constitutional Court has ruled that draft constitutional amendments that would decentralize power do not violate the country’s constitution. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics
    Jul31

    Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Beijing is set to become the first city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics after it was chosen to stage the 2022 Winter Games. International Olympic President Thomas Bach confirmed Beijing, which hosted the Summer Games in 2008, had been chosen ahead of Almaty in Kazakshtan at the 128th IOC session in...

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: German Military Spending $21 Million On Troops For NATO Exercises In Ukraine
    Jul31

    Ukraine-Russia Conflict: German Military Spending $21 Million On Troops For NATO Exercises In Ukraine

    The German military plans to spend an additional 20 million euros, or $21 million, on its military budget this year in preparation for NATO military exercises in September, the German Defense Ministry announced Thursday. The NATO exercises are set to take place in Ukraine amid criticism that they are a thinly veiled warning to Russia about its...

    It’s Beijing! The Winner Out of Two Insipid Choices to Host the 2022 Winter Olympics
    Jul31

    It’s Beijing! The Winner Out of Two Insipid Choices to Host the 2022 Winter Olympics

    The final choice for the host city of the 2022 Winter Olympics was uninspiring. One candidate, Beijing, which co-bid with the lesser-known Chinese city of Zhangjiakou, spent months trying to convince International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegates that its famously bad air — not to mention lack of natural snow — shouldn’t scupper its...

    Russia says it’s getting a refund for the warships France won’t hand over to them
    Jul31

    Russia says it’s getting a refund for the warships France won’t hand over to them

    Russia’s order of two Mistral helicopter carrier ships has been a constant headache for the French government. The sale of the ships was agreed in 2010, then put on hold in 2014 when Russian military forces annexed Crimea, which had until then been a part of Ukraine. In November last year President Francois Hollande confirmed that the sale...

    Final 2022 Games showdown for Beijing, Almaty
    Jul31

    Final 2022 Games showdown for Beijing, Almaty

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) – Beijing and Almaty went head-to-head on Friday, wheeling out sporting and political leaders in a final showdown to secure the right to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.China’s President Xi Jinping promised a “fantastic” Games if Beijing was chosen. The former Kazakhstan capital sought to exploit...