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    Red Bull under fire for featuring racist video showing men in blackface
    Jul31

    Red Bull under fire for featuring racist video showing men in blackface

    Red Bull is in hot water featuring a controversial, overtly racist video from a recent Moscow event on its website. The highlight reel, filmed at Red Bull’s Flugtag event in Moscow on July 26, opens with two men in blackface and one in a Barack Obama mask chasing a banana in front of a Red Bull banner. See also: Here’s what happens...

    Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Says East Ukraine Fighters From His North Caucasus Country Have Returned Home
    Jul31

    Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov Says East Ukraine Fighters From His North Caucasus Country Have Returned Home

    All fighters from Chechnya that went to fight for the Russian-backed rebels in the eastern Ukraine war have now returned home, said Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov Friday, according to a report by the Russian government news agency Tass. The leader of the de facto independent state in the north caucuses region had previously denied that his...

    Widow’s Lawyer: Moscow Has Tried to Block Litvinenko Inquiry
    Jul31

    Widow’s Lawyer: Moscow Has Tried to Block Litvinenko Inquiry

    A lawyer for the widow of Alexander Litvinenko insisted on Friday that the former KGB agent was murdered at the behest of Russian President Vladimir Putin, and said Russian authorities have repeatedly tried to obstruct an inquiry into the death. Ben Emmerson said Moscow has attempted “to frustrate and manipulate” the investigation by...

    Donetsk Separatists Claim to Launch Own Mobile Network to Ward Off Kiev Tapping
    Jul31

    Donetsk Separatists Claim to Launch Own Mobile Network to Ward Off Kiev Tapping

    Separatists in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region are launching their own mobile phone network, fearing that existing connections could be tapped by Ukrainian security services or have ceased to work as a result of damage incurred to connection cables as during fighting, according to Russian independent news agency Interfax. Last April, the...

    Boeing is not making any definitive statements about MH370 debris (BA)
    Jul31

    Boeing is not making any definitive statements about MH370 debris (BA)

    This week, debris believed to belong to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 washed up on the shores of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. According to CNN, investigators from Boeing — the plane’s manufacturer — conducted a photo assessment of the wreckage and were able confirm an indentification number that corresponds with a Boeing 777 part. As...

    Germany Shelves Nazi Crime Probe Of Minnesota Carpenter
    Jul31

    Germany Shelves Nazi Crime Probe Of Minnesota Carpenter

    BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.Munich prosecutor Peter Preuss told the AP that Michael Karkoc’s attorney had refused to allow...

    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 weapons in their luggage without the proper permits to transport them through Austria. …read more Source: CNS...

    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...