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    Putin Vows To Continue Russian Military Modernization
    Jun25

    Putin Vows To Continue Russian Military Modernization

    President Vladimir Putin has vowed to continue a sweeping military modernization effort, saying a “powerful army equipped with modern weapons is the guarantor of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Russia.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe Seeks to Counter Kremlin Success Pushing World View
    Jun25

    Europe Seeks to Counter Kremlin Success Pushing World View

    MOSCOW—Larry King’s back on the air, beaming his high-octane brand of talk to households around the world. Where can you catch him? Kremlin-backed TV. Moscow wants you to pay better attention to what it’s saying, and to better reach your eyes and ears it’s spending around a half-billion dollars a year and carrying top-name...

    NATO Warns Heavy Fighting Could Resume in Ukraine
    Jun25

    NATO Warns Heavy Fighting Could Resume in Ukraine

    NATO’s head warned on Thursday of a risk of a return to heavy fighting in Ukraine but said it would be unwise to declare a cease-fire agreement dead, despite repeated violations, because it remained the best hope for peace. The Ukrainian military on Tuesday accused pro-Russian rebels of conducting long-range artillery attacks on villages in...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...