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    Things I didn’t know (a continuing series)
    Aug02

    Things I didn’t know (a continuing series)

    The French had four times as many dead (95,000) in the Crimean War as the British did (22,000). …read more Source: Foreign...

    Ukraine Ready to Fight Russia in Court Over First Land Link to Annexed Crimea
    Aug02

    Ukraine Ready to Fight Russia in Court Over First Land Link to Annexed Crimea

    Moscow has poured billions into a bridge set to open next year, but Ukraine is preparing a lawsuit against it. …read more Source:...

    Olympic Judo Champion Arrested In Ukraine On Sexual Assault Charges
    Aug02

    Olympic Judo Champion Arrested In Ukraine On Sexual Assault Charges

    Two-time Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher was arrested in Kyiv on sexual assault charges on August 1 after seven months on the run. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference
    Aug02

    Energy Department Scientists Barred From Attending Nuclear Power Conference

    No one can explain why the U.S. scientists were prevented from attending the conference in Russia. Edwin Lyman, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, was one of 30 U.S.-based scientists scheduled to speak at the quadrennial International Atomic Energy Agency conference on fast breeder nuclear reactors in Yekaterinburg, Russia, in late...

    Pentagon and State Department are said to propose arming Ukraine
    Aug02

    Pentagon and State Department are said to propose arming Ukraine

    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon and State Department have proposed to the White House a plan to supply Ukraine with anti-tank missiles and other arms, according to Defense Department officials. …read more Source: Pittsburgh...

    US Begins Russia Drawdown After Kremlin Retaliates for Sanctions
    Aug02

    US Begins Russia Drawdown After Kremlin Retaliates for Sanctions

    The United States began removing furniture and equipment from a diplomatic property in Moscow on Tuesday in the first sign of compliance with a Kremlin order to slash its presence in Russia as retaliation for new U.S. sanctions. President Vladimir Putin has ordered the United States to cut around 60 percent of its diplomatic staff in Russia by...

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 1
    Aug02

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 1

    Macedonia and neighboring Bulgaria signed a historic friendship agreement designed to dampen a historic rivalry in their region that is still at odds over old ethnic and territorial disputes. The deal, in which both countries renounced territorial claims against each other and Bulgaria commits to backing its smaller neighbor’s bids to join...

    Pentagon and State Department propose plan to arm Ukraine
    Aug02

    Pentagon and State Department propose plan to arm Ukraine

    The proposed transfer comes as fighting between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed separatists has increased in recent days. …read more Source: Toronto...

    Pence says US backs Georgia in NATO over Russian objection
    Aug01

    Pence says US backs Georgia in NATO over Russian objection

    TBILISI, Georgia — Vice President Mike Pence said the U.S. “strongly” supports Georgia’s ambition of joining NATO, even as Russia remains hostile to the military alliance expanding its influence in Moscow’s former Soviet backyard. “We see Georgia as a key strategic partner and stand by your territorial integrity and your aspirations...

    WH press secretary says Trump ‘weighed in’ on misleading response to Don Jr.’s Russia meeting
    Aug01

    WH press secretary says Trump ‘weighed in’ on misleading response to Don Jr.’s Russia meeting

    In direct contradiction with Donald Trump’s own lawyer, Donald Trump’s White House press secretary said Tuesday that Trump “weighed in” on the original statement released in response to a New York Times story about Don Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort meeting with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the campaign....