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    Rebel moves in eastern Ukraine undermine hopes for peace
    Jan21

    Rebel moves in eastern Ukraine undermine hopes for peace

    MOSCOW — Separatist forces deployed more arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint in eastern Ukraine, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative taking shape.Responding to the developments, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko cut short a visit to the economic summit in Davos, Switzerland, where he courted European support in the...

    Ukrainian President Pleads for Western Aid at Davos
    Jan21

    Ukrainian President Pleads for Western Aid at Davos

    In the middle of his speech on Wednesday at the World Economic Forum, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko left the podium, walked to the edge of the stage and took a large hunk of metal from a man in the audience. It was a shrapnel-scarred panel from a public bus, Poroshenko explained, that was hit by a rocket on Jan. 13 near the Ukrainian town...

    New flashpoint in east Ukraine; Russia backs arms pullback
    Jan21

    New flashpoint in east Ukraine; Russia backs arms pullback

    MOSCOW — Separatist forces in eastern Ukraine deployed large quantities of arms and manpower Wednesday to an emerging flashpoint, undermining hopes for a new peace initiative. Ukraine’s president cut short a visit to Switzerland to deal with the unfolding crisis.Earlier in the day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov proposed that both...

    North Korea And Russia’s Latest Deal Undermines America’s ‘Weaponization Of Finance’ Plan
    Jan21

    North Korea And Russia’s Latest Deal Undermines America’s ‘Weaponization Of Finance’ Plan

    North Korea and Russia’s latest liaison suggests that Washington’s strategic weaponization of finance may not be working. Russia’s Ministry for the Development of the Far East recently announced that Russian businesses doing trade through North Korea’s Foreign Trade Bank can make payments in rubles. And last October the...

    Beware the Blowback From Russia Sanctions
    Jan21

    Beware the Blowback From Russia Sanctions

    Last month, as President Obama prepared to sign tougher sanctions legislation aimed at Russia, the top White House economist, Jason Furman, boasted that the West’s economic warfare was already bringing Russia to its knees. “If I was chairman of President (Vladimir) Putin’s Council of Economic Advisers, I would be extremely...

    Assessing–Threat Assessments
    Jan21

    Assessing–Threat Assessments

    The United States’ military is reported to greatly exaggerate the threat posed by China’s and Russia’s navies according to a prize-winning column in the Washington Post by Walter Pincus. Others have written about this bias, but Pincus documents it very effectively and above all succinctly. Pincus starts by summarizing a recent...

    Russia Says It’s Helping Restore Cease-Fire in Ukraine
    Jan21

    Russia Says It’s Helping Restore Cease-Fire in Ukraine

    As violence flared in southeastern Ukraine, the Russian foreign minister said his government had secured a promise from separatists to honor a cease-fire brokered in September. …read more Source: The New York...

    Ukraine asks International Monetary Fund for new financial rescue program as economy worsens
    Jan21

    Ukraine asks International Monetary Fund for new financial rescue program as economy worsens

    The head of the International Monetary Fund says Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has asked for a new program of financial rescue loans. …read more Source: FOX...

    Know Right Now: AK-47 Rifles to Be Manufactured in the U.S.
    Jan21

    Know Right Now: AK-47 Rifles to Be Manufactured in the U.S.

    The official United States distributor of Kalashnikov AK-47 rifles has announced it will be producing them domestically after sanctions on Russia prevented them from being imported. Watch today’s Know Right Now to find out more about these (soon-to-be) American-born rifles. …read more Source:...

    How to Survive a Russian Invasion
    Jan21

    How to Survive a Russian Invasion

    With its mild climate and shuttered nuclear reactor, Lithuania has spent more than 20 years of independence largely free of both natural and technological disasters. But a new emergency-response manual being distributed by the Defense Ministry aims to prepare Lithuanians for a catastrophe far worse than a chemical spill or the occasional tornado....