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    Putin vows to further strengthen Russian military
    Jun25

    Putin vows to further strengthen Russian military

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, a stance that reflects soaring tensions with the West over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    Powerful Russian army is ‘guarantor of sovereignty’: Putin
    Jun25

    Powerful Russian army is ‘guarantor of sovereignty’: Putin

    Russia needs a mighty military to fend off threats near its borders, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, a stance that reflects soaring tensions with the West over the crisis in Ukraine. …read more Source: CTV...

    Putin vows to further strengthen Russian military
    Jun25

    Putin vows to further strengthen Russian military

    Despite the fact that oil-rich Russia is now in a recession, Putin’s plan aims to spend 22 trillion rubles (over $400 billion) through 2020 to give the armed forces dozens of navy ships, hundreds of new planes and missiles and thousands of tanks and other weapons. Coupled with plummeting prices for oil, Western sanctions helped drive the...

    Refugee World
    Jun25

    Refugee World

    To paraphrase the novelist William Gibson, the post-apocalypse is already here — it’s just not evenly distributed. Many of our post-apocalyptic stories — Mad Max, The Road, World War Z — feature desperate people on the move in a friendless and resource-poor environment. The world hasn’t ended quite yet, but these...

    US ranked in bottom half of latest Global Peace Index
    Jun25

    US ranked in bottom half of latest Global Peace Index

    (MEDIA GENERAL) – The nonprofit Institute for Economics and Peace released its annual report on the world’s most peaceful countries. Iceland took the top spot, while the United States, though higher than last year, still sits in the bottom half of the rankings The institute ranks 162 countries around the globe on factors ranging from levels...

    NATO: Risk of Return to Heavy Fighting in Ukraine
    Jun25

    NATO: Risk of Return to Heavy Fighting in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS— Warning of a return to heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine this summer, NATO on Thursday blamed Russia and outlined additional support for Kiev, including aid in defusing roadside bombs. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance is creating a new trust fund that will help with removing mines and detecting and destroying...

    Time for Sweden to Join NATO
    Jun25

    Time for Sweden to Join NATO

    Last summer, during the annual political festival on the Danish island of Bornholm, Russia carried out a simulated attack against the island. This year, two U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bombers appeared in the sky over the festival, gliding silently at a low altitude over the city of Allinge—twice. These flybys were intended as a political...

    Moscow approves vote on restoring statue of Iron Felix, founder of Soviet secret police
    Jun25

    Moscow approves vote on restoring statue of Iron Felix, founder of Soviet secret police

    Referendum’s approval appears to reflect increased readiness by the Kremlin to resurrect Soviet-era symbols amid a showdown with the West over Ukraine …read more Source: The Globe and...

    Putin says Russia needs strong military to fend off threats near its borders
    Jun25

    Putin says Russia needs strong military to fend off threats near its borders

    President Vladimir Putin says Russia needs a powerful military to fend off threats near its borders, a statement that reflects tensions with the West over the Ukrainian crisis. …read more Source: FOX...

    NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine
    Jun25

    NATO: Risk of return to heavy fighting in Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Warning of a return to heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine this summer, NATO on Thursday blamed Russia and outlined additional support for Kiev, including aid in defusing roadside bombs. …read more Source: U.S....