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    Russia Fears Prompt Poland To Acquire 104 Military Radars
    Sep24

    Russia Fears Prompt Poland To Acquire 104 Military Radars

    Amid continued tensions over Russia’s involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine, Poland’s defense ministry has put forth a tender to acquire 104 new reconnaissance radars, Defense News reported. Poland’s announcement late Wednesday comes the same day as reports revealed that Russia was constructing a second large military...

    Russian Opposition Deputy Expelled From Regional Assembly
    Sep24

    Russian Opposition Deputy Expelled From Regional Assembly

    A lawmaker in Russia’s northwestern Pskov region known for his relentless criticism of the Kremlin has been expelled from the local legislature, a move denounced by the opposition as politically motivated. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What is Vladimir Putin going to tell the UN?
    Sep24

    What is Vladimir Putin going to tell the UN?

    Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) take part in celebrations for Navy Day in Baltiysk, Kaliningrad region, Russia, July 26, 2015. (Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti/Reuters) MOSCOW — With dozens of Russian combat jets and helicopter gunships lined up at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin...

    Putin hopes to steal UN show with Syria-focused speech
    Sep24

    Putin hopes to steal UN show with Syria-focused speech

    MOSCOW (AP) — With dozens of Russian combat jets and helicopter gunships lined up at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a big-time show at the United Nations General Assembly.Observers expect the Russian leader to call for stronger U.N.-sanctioned global action against the Islamic State group and possibly announce...

    Russia urged to explain Syria plans as diplomatic pressure mounts
    Sep24

    Russia urged to explain Syria plans as diplomatic pressure mounts

    Paris (AFP) – Russia faced mounting calls Thursday to explain its intentions in the Syrian conflict as European diplomats met after Germany’s leader said President Bashar al-Assad should be involved in any peace talks.Europe’s migrant crisis has given fresh impetus to efforts to end Syria’s brutal four-year conflict and...

    Putin hopes to steal UN show with Syria-focused speech
    Sep24

    Putin hopes to steal UN show with Syria-focused speech

    MOSCOW (AP) — With dozens of Russian combat jets and helicopter gunships lined up at an air base in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready for a big-time show at the United Nations General Assembly. “Syria and the Middle East in general are the problems that attract global attention, and we raise our status by returning there as...

    Why Putin is prepared to fight for Ukraine
    Sep24

    Why Putin is prepared to fight for Ukraine

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: another addition to the NewsHour Bookshelf. In March of 2014, Russia annexed the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. In the last year-and-a-half, Russia also has encouraged and supported militarily separatists in Eastern Ukraine. The motivations behind these actions, as well as the response of the West, particularly the United...

    Tribunal May Be Formed for Malaysia Flight 17Jet Lost Over Ukraine
    Sep24

    Tribunal May Be Formed for Malaysia Flight 17Jet Lost Over Ukraine

    Australia’s foreign minister said such a court was among the options now being considered by the nations that have been leading the effort for victim justice in the obliteration of the Malaysia Airlines jetliner. …read more Source: The New York...

    Egypt will buy Mistral-class warships, says France
    Sep24

    Egypt will buy Mistral-class warships, says France

    Egypt has agreed to buy two Mistral-class ships from France, the French government said Wednesday. Here is the rest of the article from the Associated Press: The assault ships, which can each carry 16 helicopter gunships, 700 troops and up to 50 armored vehicles, were originally intended for Russia. France continued building to Russia’s...

    Egypt Buys Two French Warships Originally Built for Russia
    Sep23

    Egypt Buys Two French Warships Originally Built for Russia

    The sale of the vessels — amphibious assault ships that can carry troops and helicopters — was called off after sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Crimea and Ukraine. …read more Source: The New York...