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    Russia flaunts military might
    Jul31

    Russia flaunts military might

    Russia’s full naval might was on display Sunday as the country celebrated its annual Navy Day in multiple time zones, with parades and demonstrations held in all four corners of its vast territory, as well as at Russian bases abroad — including in Syria and in annexed Crimea. …read more Source:...

    What the Hell Is Trump’s Worldview, Anyway?
    Jul31

    What the Hell Is Trump’s Worldview, Anyway?

    Trump’s global dance with Vladimir Putin has played out in Syria and Ukraine in deeply bewildering fashion. When Trump administration officials announced an end to the covert CIA program to arm and train Syrian rebels in their fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, many framed it as a win for Russia — and while it was indeed...

    How Romney Loyalists Hijacked Trump’s Foreign Policy
    Jul31

    How Romney Loyalists Hijacked Trump’s Foreign Policy

    In 2015, as Trump’s rise in the polls raised alarms among establishment Republicans, notable proponents of the neoconservative foreign policy began hedging their bets. Ready to back anyone but Trump, they laid plans for a fallback position in case their favored candidates, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio, failed to stop Trump’s populist...

    U.S., U.K., Ukraine, Others Begin Massive Military Drills In Georgia
    Jul31

    U.S., U.K., Ukraine, Others Begin Massive Military Drills In Georgia

    Some 2,800 troops from host Georgia, the United States, and six other countries have begun a major military exercise in the South Caucasus nation. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    US Vice President Begins Baltic Tour in Estonia
    Jul30

    US Vice President Begins Baltic Tour in Estonia

    U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is in Estonia for talks on military support, beginning a tour of three Baltic members of NATO. The tour comes amid requests from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania for U.S. military support in the face of Russian expansionism. “To our allies here in Eastern Europe, we are with you, we stand with you on behalf of...

    Egypt Officials Say Resort Knife Attacker Tasked by IS
    Jul30

    Egypt Officials Say Resort Knife Attacker Tasked by IS

    Security officials said on Sunday that the Egyptian man who stabbed to death three tourists and wounded three others earlier this month in the Red Sea resort of Hurghada was tasked by the Islamic State group to carry out an attack against foreigners. The officials said that investigations revealed 29-year old Abdel-Rahman Shaaban had communicated...

    Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats
    Jul30

    Russia Expels 755 U.S. Diplomats

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Sunday he will expel 755 U.S diplomats by the end of the month. Earlier this week, Putin signaled he’d retaliate against a bill Congress passed that increases sanctions against Russia for its illegal invasion of the Crimea, and for interfering in the U.S. election.Putin made the announcement in an...

    Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Russia Staff in Sanctions Reprisal
    Jul30

    Putin Says U.S. Must Cut 755 Russia Staff in Sanctions Reprisal

    Russia has told the U.S. it must cut staff at its embassy and other facilities in Russia by 755 people by Sept. 1 in retaliation for a new sanctions law passed by the U.S. Congress last week, President Vladimir Putin said. “We waited for a rather long time, thinking that things might improve, nourished the hope that the situation would change...

    Putin To Expel 755 U.S. Diplomatic Staff From Russia In Response To New Sanctions
    Jul30

    Putin To Expel 755 U.S. Diplomatic Staff From Russia In Response To New Sanctions

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry had signaled on Friday that U.S. diplomats would be ordered out of the country, as retaliation after new sanctions on Russia were approved by Congress this week. (Image credit: Adam Berry/Getty Images) …read more Source:...

    Blogger jailed in Azerbaijan asks to be extradited to Israel
    Jul30

    Blogger jailed in Azerbaijan asks to be extradited to Israel

    JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli blogger who was sentenced to three years in prison in Azerbaijan for illegally entering Nagorno-Karabakh has asked to be extradited to Israel. Alexander Lapshin, who also holds Russian and Ukrainian citizenship, appealed to Israel to extradite him from Azerbaijan, Haaretz reported, citing Lapshin’s attorney. He...