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    Countries, Human Rights Abuses in US Report
    Jun25

    Countries, Human Rights Abuses in US Report

    In addition to serial abusers Iran and Cuba, the State Department Human Rights report listed numerous other countries where similar behavior occurs. Here’s a look at those countries and what the State Department says they did: Middle East Syria: Massacres by government and allied militias, civilian neighborhoods bombarded, prisoner abuse,...

    Putin Cracks Down on U.S. Press Reporting Russian Involvement in Ukraine
    Jun25

    Putin Cracks Down on U.S. Press Reporting Russian Involvement in Ukraine

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry has banned U.S. investigative journalist Simon Ostrovsky from working in Russia. On June 4, it denied a press visa for Ostrovsky, an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist best known for his coverage of the Ukraine crisis for Vice News. The denial came only days after Ostrovsky contacted Russian...

    U.S. Rights Report Slams IS Militants, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Among Others
    Jun25

    U.S. Rights Report Slams IS Militants, Russia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Among Others

    In a new report, the U.S. State Department strongly criticizes Islamic State (IS) militants — as well as the Russian, Iranian, and Azerbaijani governments — for human rights abuses. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    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: CNS...

    Putin vows to strengthen Russian military
    Jun25

    Putin vows to strengthen Russian military

    Remarks to military academy graduates reflect soaring tensions between Moscow, the West over Ukraine …read more Source:...

    US Marine unit to be sent to Bulgaria as part of American effort to reassure NATO allies
    Jun25

    US Marine unit to be sent to Bulgaria as part of American effort to reassure NATO allies

    A U.S. Marine Corps commander says a unit equipped with tanks, light armored vehicles and artillery will be sent to Bulgaria this fall as part of American plans to help reassure NATO allies worried by Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: FOX...

    Fighting Near Strategic Port City Of Mariupol Increasing Despite Hopes For Peace In East Ukraine
    Jun25

    Fighting Near Strategic Port City Of Mariupol Increasing Despite Hopes For Peace In East Ukraine

    Just two days after a meeting of foreign ministers from Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia in Paris, where the parties said they made some advance towards discussion of a peace deal that could help end the east Ukraine conflict, the situation on the ground tells a very different story. On Wednesday evening, pro-Russian rebels attacked towns and...

    Mother Urges Russia Not to Abandon Son Captured in Ukraine
    Jun25

    Mother Urges Russia Not to Abandon Son Captured in Ukraine

    ROZHKI, Russia (Reuters) – The mother of a Russian soldier captured in Ukraine says her son never told her he was quitting the army, raising doubt about Kremlin assertions that the soldier was no longer serving when he crossed the frontier. Zinaida Alexandrova, 58, says she has avoided watching Russian TV since she learnt from a news...

    US Marine unit to be sent to Bulgaria to reassure allies
    Jun25

    US Marine unit to be sent to Bulgaria to reassure allies

    BERLIN (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps commander says a unit equipped with tanks, light armored vehicles and artillery will be sent to Bulgaria this fall as part of American plans to help reassure NATO allies worried by Russia’s involvement in Ukraine. …read more Source: U.S....

    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...