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    Pentagon study claimed Putin has Asperger’s syndrome
    Feb05

    Pentagon study claimed Putin has Asperger’s syndrome

    Washington (AFP) – A Pentagon study from 2008 claimed that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger’s syndrome, giving him a need to exert “extreme control” when faced with crises, according to the report released Thursday.Experts studying his movements and facial expressions in video footage theorized Putin’s...

    Western Peace Initiatives on Ukraine Unlikely to Work, Experts Say
    Feb05

    Western Peace Initiatives on Ukraine Unlikely to Work, Experts Say

    The Ukraine crisis may represent the greatest threat to European security since the Cold War, but diplomatic efforts to resolve it have been sporadic and unsuccessful. But on Thursday, Western leaders launched a new effort to bring an end to the conflict, with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel traveling to...

    Merkel and Hollande to Take Ukraine Peace Plan to Moscow
    Feb05

    Merkel and Hollande to Take Ukraine Peace Plan to Moscow

    The leaders of Germany and France announced a new peace plan for Ukraine on Thursday, flying to Kiev with a new proposal they would then take on to Moscow. The importance of reaching a deal was demonstrated by a dramatic collapse in Ukraine’s hryvnia currency, which lost nearly a third of its value after the central bank halted daily...

    NATO to Double Response Force to Face Russia, Islamic Extremist Threats
    Feb05

    NATO to Double Response Force to Face Russia, Islamic Extremist Threats

    BRUSSELS—NATO defense ministers have agreed to more than double the size of the alliance’s Response Force to meet simultaneous challenges from Russia and armed Islamic extremists. The foreign ministers on Thursday also decided to form a new quick-reaction force of 5,000 ground troops that could begin deploying within 48 hours. NATO...

    ‘Biggest NATO Reinforcement Since Cold War’ Sets Frontlines Against Russia
    Feb05

    ‘Biggest NATO Reinforcement Since Cold War’ Sets Frontlines Against Russia

    NATO has ranked Russia as its greatest threat, according to defence experts, as the alliance announced its plans to staff six new European bases in what its secretary general Jens Stoltenberg is calling “the biggest reinforcement of our collective defence since the end of the Cold War”. The plan will see NATO’s rapid reaction units grow to...

    NATO command posts in eastern Europe a sign Russia should ‘back off,’ Nicholson
    Feb05

    NATO command posts in eastern Europe a sign Russia should ‘back off,’ Nicholson

    Canada’s defence minister says Russia should take NATO plans to establish a series of six command centres deep inside eastern Europe as a sign to “back off” in Ukraine. The tough talk from Rob Nicholson followed a meeting of the military alliance’s defence ministers in Brussels, where it was agreed the units would be deployed in...

    NATO command posts in eastern Europe a sign Russia should ‘back off,’ Nicholson
    Feb05

    NATO command posts in eastern Europe a sign Russia should ‘back off,’ Nicholson

    OTTAWA – Canada’s defence minister says Russia should take NATO plans to establish a series of six command centres deep inside eastern Europe as a sign to “back off” in Ukraine.The tough talk from Rob Nicholson followed a meeting of the military alliance’s defence ministers in Brussels, where it was agreed the units...

    Russia should ‘back off’ Ukraine: Nicholson
    Feb05

    Russia should ‘back off’ Ukraine: Nicholson

    OTTAWA – Canada’s defence minister says Russia should take NATO plans to establish a series of six command centres deep inside eastern Europe as a sign to “back off” in Ukraine. The tough talk from Rob Nicholson followed a meeting of the military alliance’s defence ministers in Brussels, where it was agreed the units would be deployed...

    NATO Agrees To Boost Defenses In Eastern Europe
    Feb05

    NATO Agrees To Boost Defenses In Eastern Europe

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said February 5 that the alliance has agreed to immediately set up six bases in eastern Europe and establish a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Low oil prices are weakening Venezuela, Russia and Iran’s international power
    Feb05

    Low oil prices are weakening Venezuela, Russia and Iran’s international power

    Three major countries that have been a thorn in the side of the United States are going to see diminishing influence over the coming years because of declining oil prices. That’s the verdict of Bank of America economists who looked into the international political effects of the price slump. Here’s what they had to say (emphasis...