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    It’s (Past) Time to Withdraw from the New START Treaty
    Oct13

    It’s (Past) Time to Withdraw from the New START Treaty

    Earlier this month, the U.S. State Department released the latest numbers on U.S. and Russian strategic forces as part of the data exchange required by the New Strategic Arms Reduction Talks Treaty (New START). The New START Treaty, signed by the U.S. and Russia in April 2010, has utterly failed to accomplish anything in the way of arms control...

    Flight MH17 shot down by Russian-built Buk missile, Dutch report says
                            
                            
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    Oct13

    Flight MH17 shot down by Russian-built Buk missile, Dutch report says [Video]

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board concluded on Tuesday in its final report on the crash in July 2014 that killed all 298 people on board, most of them Dutch. …read more Source: The Toronto...

    Some MH17 victims may have been conscious in harrowing moments after missile hit
    Oct13

    Some MH17 victims may have been conscious in harrowing moments after missile hit

    KIEV, Ukraine — Some of the passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 may have remained conscious for a minute or so after a Buk missile exploded and struck the plane, Dutch investigators said Tuesday See also: Field of death: Unraveling the mystery of MH17 The Dutch Safety Board’s report into the tragedy says the “impact was...

    Dutch Safety Board: Buk Missile Downed MH17 in Ukraine
    Oct13

    Dutch Safety Board: Buk Missile Downed MH17 in Ukraine

    GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands—A missile launched from rebel-held Ukraine ripped the cockpit from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, Dutch investigators reported Tuesday, adding that some passengers may have remained conscious for another minute or so as the airflow tore off their clothes and objects spinning through the cabin killed people in...

    Chest Thumping and Chess Playing in Syria
    Oct13

    Chest Thumping and Chess Playing in Syria

    Political pundits in the U.S. are working overtime trying to get in to the mind of Vladimir Putin and explain to the world why Mr. Putin has decided to jump into the fray in Syria. Is it Great Power politics, an attempt to distract Russians from the country’s many economic problems, or a simple case of chest thumping? And what, if anything,...

    A CIA-Trained Tibetan Freedom Fighter’s Undying Hope for Freedom
    Oct13

    A CIA-Trained Tibetan Freedom Fighter’s Undying Hope for Freedom

    PANGONG LAKE, India—At dawn, the old man stood outside his home on the Indian side of Pangong Lake, thumbing his prayer beads and chanting, “Om mani padme hum.” The sun was rising from behind a wall of Himalayan peaks on the opposite shore, which was Tibet. The old man’s face, which had been darkly tanned by a lifetime in the high-altitude...

    Who Shot Down MH17? Russia’s Air-To-Air Ukraine Missile Claim Debunked In New Report
    Oct13

    Who Shot Down MH17? Russia’s Air-To-Air Ukraine Missile Claim Debunked In New Report

    The relatives of the 298 people killed on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 July 17, 2014, heard the long-awaited results of the Dutch Safety Board’s report Tuesday confirming what many experts had previously speculated: A missile fired from a Buk system brought down the passenger airliner. But the report stopped short of answering the...

    A glance at the report into the downing of flight MH17
    Oct13

    A glance at the report into the downing of flight MH17

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — After a painstaking 15-month investigation, the Dutch Safety Board has published its final report into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: CNS...

    Russian Missile Maker Contradicts Dutch MH17 Report
    Oct13

    Russian Missile Maker Contradicts Dutch MH17 Report

    The Russian state arms manufacturer of the missile system believed to be behind the downing of Malaysian Air flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine last year says its own investigation into the crash contradicts findings from a Dutch probe into the tragedy. Speaking at a press conference in Moscow, Almaz-Antey’s CEO Yan Novikov said evidence...

    French president is looking to sell new ships to Russia
    Oct13

    French president is looking to sell new ships to Russia

    SAINT-NAZAIRE (AP) — France is looking to sell new ships to Russia in the future despite the cancellation of a controversial deal for two Mistral-class warships this year, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday.”Things went well with Russia, which has agreed to cancel the contract. And I even think we’ll get partnerships for...