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    Russia Launches Massive Military Drills in Show of Force Against West
    Mar16

    Russia Launches Massive Military Drills in Show of Force Against West

    The Russian military on Monday launched sweeping military maneuvers in the Arctic and other areas, a show of force ordered by President Vladimir Putin amid spiraling tensions with the West over Ukraine.The five-day Arctic drills involving 38,000 servicemen, more than 50… …read more Source:...

    18 photos that show Vladimir Putin doesn’t mess around
    Mar16

    18 photos that show Vladimir Putin doesn’t mess around

    On Monday, the world’s most powerful person reappeared after mysteriously disappearing for 10 days. Without a definitive explanation from the Kremlin, Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed President Almazbek Atambayev of Kyrgyzstan amid swirling rumors. Putin rarely goes unnoticed after a year during which Russia annexed the...

    Putin Says Russia Was Ready for Nuclear Confrontation Over Crimea
    Mar16

    Putin Says Russia Was Ready for Nuclear Confrontation Over Crimea

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Moscow was ready to put its nuclear forces on alert to ensure Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine last year, President Vladimir Putin said in a pre-recorded documentary aired on Sunday. Putin also said that Russia had saved the life of Ukraine’s former pro-Moscow president, Viktor Yanukovich, who he said had...

    Germany won’t recognize annexation of Crimea, 1 year on
    Mar16

    Germany won’t recognize annexation of Crimea, 1 year on

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimean Peninsula, one year after a referendum that Ukraine said was illegitimate. …read more Source: U.S....

    Germany won’t recognize annexation of Crimea, 1 year on
    Mar16

    Germany won’t recognize annexation of Crimea, 1 year on

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    Germany won't recognize annexation of Crimea, 1 year on
    Mar16

    Germany won't recognize annexation of Crimea, 1 year on

    BERLIN — Germany says it won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimean Peninsula, one year after a referendum that Ukraine said was illegitimate.The issue of Crimea’s status has taken a back seat in recent efforts to broker a peace deal for eastern Ukraine, where government forces are battling separatists backed by...

    Putin Reappears After 10-Day Absence, Laughs Off ‘Gossip’
    Mar16

    Putin Reappears After 10-Day Absence, Laughs Off ‘Gossip’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin reappeared on Monday after 10 unexplained days out of public view, laughing off the “gossip” over his health that had erupted during his absence. The 62-year-old leader met the president of Kyrgystan at a lavish Tsarist-era palace outside St Petersburg in his first appearance since Feb. 5. His...

    Germany won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, 1 year after referendum
    Mar16

    Germany won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, 1 year after referendum

    Germany says it won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimean Peninsula, one year after a referendum that Ukraine said was illegitimate. …read more Source: FOX...

    Germany Won’t Recognize Annexation of Crimea, 1 Year On
    Mar16

    Germany Won’t Recognize Annexation of Crimea, 1 Year On

    Germany won’t recognize Russia’s annexation of Crimea, 1 year after referendum …read more Source: ABC...

    China becomes world’s number three arms exporter: study
    Mar16

    China becomes world’s number three arms exporter: study

    Stockholm (AFP) – China has eased ahead of Germany and France to become the world’s number three arms exporter after the United States and Russia, a Stockholm-based think-tank said Monday.The volume of the multi-billion dollar world arms trade rose 16 percent during the period 2010 to 2014 over the previous five years, the Stockholm...