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    US to Station 150 Tanks, Armored Vehicles in Europe
    Dec30

    US to Station 150 Tanks, Armored Vehicles in Europe

    The United States plans by the end of next year to station around 150 tanks and armored vehicles in Europe for use by U.S. forces training there, according to a U.S. military commander. Some of the tanks and vehicles – enough to equip an armored brigade – could be placed in Poland, Romania or the Baltic states, Lieutenant-General Ben...

    The Most Influential Acts Of Street Art Around The World This Year
    Dec30

    The Most Influential Acts Of Street Art Around The World This Year

    Banksy may have cornered the street art chatter in 2013, but this year was all about the many other artists claiming their spot in the limelight. From Los Angeles to Afghanistan, guerrilla artists across the world proved there’s no public canvas quite like a wall. Below, 21 of our favorite tags from 2014.1. Blu: This is the year the Italian...

    Russia: US sanctions may hurt talks on Iran, Syria
    Dec30

    Russia: US sanctions may hurt talks on Iran, Syria

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia has angrily criticized the latest U.S. sanctions, saying they could derail cooperation with Washington on dealing with the Iranian nuclear standoff and the Syrian crisis. Russia-U.S. ties have plunged to post-Cold War lows over Ukraine as Washington has introduced economic sanctions against Moscow for its annexation of...

    U.S. To Move 150 Tanks To Europe In Response To Ukraine Crisis
    Dec30

    U.S. To Move 150 Tanks To Europe In Response To Ukraine Crisis

    The U.S. will move 150 tanks to Europe for training American troops there as a response to the continuing crisis in Ukraine, according to Reuters. An unspecified quantity could be placed in Poland, Romania or the Baltic states – Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania — seemingly to shore up NATO’s defensive capabilities against the Russian...

    My Greatest Hits (and Misses) of 2014
    Dec30

    My Greatest Hits (and Misses) of 2014

    As 2014 comes to an end — and not a moment too soon as far as I’m concerned — I decided to glance in the rear-view mirror and re-read all the FP columns I posted over the past twelve months. By my count, I published 49 columns last year, on topics ranging from the Iran talks, the all-too predictable world-view of DC think tanks, the...

    Doctors Without Borders keeping eye on Ukraine, Nigeria in 2015: Liu
    Dec30

    Doctors Without Borders keeping eye on Ukraine, Nigeria in 2015: Liu

    Coming off what was an incredibly busy year for Doctors Without Borders, the Canadian doctor who leads organization can foresee what challenges the humanitarian agency may be in 2015. Montrealer Dr. Joanne Liu said Ukraine and Nigeria are among the top concerns for Doctors Without Borders — also referred to as MSF after its French title Médecins...

    Is It Unpresidential To Put Your Feet Up?
    Dec30

    Is It Unpresidential To Put Your Feet Up?

    Official White House photographer Pete Souza just published a bunch of photos from 2014. The gallery includes the picture below. As Time Magazine’s Zeke Miller noted, Mr. Souza devotes much of the caption of the photo to defusing the potential criticism that President Obama is a wee bit too casual here: March 1, 2014. “The President...

    Yes, Russia’s Military Is Getting More Aggressive
    Dec30

    Yes, Russia’s Military Is Getting More Aggressive

    On Dec. 12, a Russian military jet came dangerously close to a Scandinavian Airlines passenger plane in international airspace near southern Sweden. Reportedly, the Russian aircraft was flying without its transponder active when the Swedish military detected it. The Swedes notified civilian air traffic control, which then diverted the civilian...

    Fox News Contributor Calls Vladimir Putin ‘Al Sharpton With Nukes’
    Dec30

    Fox News Contributor Calls Vladimir Putin ‘Al Sharpton With Nukes’

    Vladimir Putin has been called a lot of names over the years, but chances are this is a first. Responding to comments President Barack Obama made concerning the annexation of Crimea and Russia’s recent economic woes in an interview with NPR, Fox News contributor Ralph Peters offered viewers his thoughts on the Russian president, drawing a...

    Ten World Figures Who Died in 2014
    Dec30

    Ten World Figures Who Died in 2014

    Here are 10 world figures who died in 2014. Each made a mark on history. Some were heroes; some were villains. And for some, whether they were hero or villain lies in the eye of the beholder. Jean-Claude Duvalier (b. 1951) was the ruthless Haitian president ousted in a 1986 coup. Duvalier became “president for life” in 1971 at the age of 19 when...