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    Putin’s visit to Egypt nets plan to build nuclear plant
    Feb10

    Putin’s visit to Egypt nets plan to build nuclear plant

    CAIRO (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Egyptian counterpart said on Tuesday that the two countries plan to jointly build Egypt’s first nuclear power plant, as well as boost trade relations and investments. Putin’s landmark two-day visit to Cairo, during which he was feted with much pomp and pageantry, came as Russia...

    Russia Has 9/11 Photos Showing US Was Involved, Report Claims
    Feb10

    Russia Has 9/11 Photos Showing US Was Involved, Report Claims

    A Russian state-run newspaper is claiming Russia will publish satellite photos that claim the U.S. was involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Pravda, which was a Communist Party mouthpiece, claims that “Putin is going to hit once, but he’s going to hit hard.” Pravda is currently owned by the Communist Party of the Russian...

    Vladimir Putin Has AK-47, Will Travel
    Feb10

    Vladimir Putin Has AK-47, Will Travel

    Russian President Vladimir Putin hands an AK-47 to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi in Cairo. (Egyptian Presidency) For a man who has run afoul of the United States and Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin sure does get around. In the past few months, Putin has popped up in far-flung ports from New Delhi to Nicaragua. On state visits,...

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine, 12 dead in artillery attack
    Feb10

    Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine, 12 dead in artillery attack

    Fighting intensified Tuesday in eastern Ukraine ahead of much-anticipated peace talks, with both sides claiming significant advances. The government accused the Russian-backed rebels of shelling a town far behind the front lines, killing 12 people and wounding 64 others. …read more Source: CTV...

    Ukraine Peace Talks Could Be the Real Deal
    Feb10

    Ukraine Peace Talks Could Be the Real Deal

    Frantic military moves in Ukraine may be a good sign for peace. …read more Source:...

    On Ukraine Battle Fringes, Civilians Struggle for Normalcy
    Feb10

    On Ukraine Battle Fringes, Civilians Struggle for Normalcy

    While battles rage daily in some parts of eastern Ukraine, not far away — in areas the government took back from the Russian-backed rebels last summer — people are doing their best to live normal lives, while keeping a wary eye on the shifting front lines. VOA’s Al Pessin reports from the temporary Donetsk region capital,...

    “Grave” repercussions for NATO if Greece turn to Russia
    Feb10

    “Grave” repercussions for NATO if Greece turn to Russia

    Experts have warned that there could be serious repercussions if Greece fails to reach an agreement on their debt with the eurozone, and turns to Russia instead. The Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos today said his country may be forced to carry out a “plan B” if a new bailout deal can’t be negotiated with the rest of the eurozone....

    The 10 best date night spots in Chicago
    Feb10

    The 10 best date night spots in Chicago

    Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year, which means there is even more pressure to find that perfect date night spot. To help you find a place that will impress your date, our friends at The Infatuation put together a list of the best date night spots in Chicago. Whether you’re craving authentic Neapolitan pizza or incredible...

    Putin Gives Egyptian President El-Sisi The Gift Of An AK-47
    Feb10

    Putin Gives Egyptian President El-Sisi The Gift Of An AK-47

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Egypt this week, and like any good guest he didn’t come empty-handed. After arriving in Cairo airport on Monday, the Russian leader cracked open a metallic case to produce an AK-47 assault rifle, which he presented to Egypt’s beaming President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. On Twitter, observers...

    5 Reasons Why February 10, 1940 Should Be Remembered
    Feb10

    5 Reasons Why February 10, 1940 Should Be Remembered

    Anniversaries are a plenty lately. Less than six months ago, back in September of 2014, we got a double-whammy–the 75th anniversary markers of Adolf Hitler’s invasion of Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, and Joseph Stalin’s invasion of the country on Sept. 17. Everything changed after that. Declarations of war ensued. Hitler began to...