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    Russia adding major firepower in Crimea, NATO chief says
    Nov11

    Russia adding major firepower in Crimea, NATO chief says

    Annexed Ukrainian territory seeing influx of Russian military personnel and hardware, according to NATO intel …read more Source:...

    The Sino-Russia Partnership Is Stronger Than the West Thinks
    Nov11

    The Sino-Russia Partnership Is Stronger Than the West Thinks

    WASHINGTON — Some American pundits are calling for new overtures by the West that would distance China from Russia. In Japan, voices are urging the government to step up diplomacy with Russia to draw it away from China. In these appeals we can discern an assumption that divergent national interests leave either Moscow or Beijing susceptible...

    Russians Brace For Thrifty Christmas As Sanctions Hit
    Nov11

    Russians Brace For Thrifty Christmas As Sanctions Hit

    The Kanounnikova family had big plans this year for the holidays. They were going to gather in Florida, the adopted home of Natalia Kanounnikova, who’d become an ice skating celebrity since moving to the U.S. from Russia. In 2006, she even made it into the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest spin on ice skates (topping 300...

    Why A Place 700 Miles North Of The Arctic Circle May Become One The US’s Most Important Air Bases
    Nov11

    Why A Place 700 Miles North Of The Arctic Circle May Become One The US’s Most Important Air Bases

    Over 700 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Greenland sits one of the US’s most isolated military installations — a place that could potentially become one of the most important American air bases on earth. Situated close to the halfway point between Moscow and New York City, Thule Air Base is a remnant of the US’s drive to create...

    Unique memorial, ceramic poppies to mark end of devastating WWI
    Nov11

    Unique memorial, ceramic poppies to mark end of devastating WWI

    Ablain-Saint-Nazaire (France) (AFP) – President Francois Hollande opened a huge, elliptical memorial Tuesday carrying the names of nearly 600,000 fallen soldiers of all nationalities in an emotional ceremony in northern France marking the end of the devastating First World War.Several hundred kilometres away across the Channel in London, a...

    The United States Should Give China Breathing Room to Rise Peacefully
    Nov11

    The United States Should Give China Breathing Room to Rise Peacefully

    As President Obama visited China, he insisted that the United States welcomed China’s rise and wanted that country to play a bigger role in regional and global affairs; but that rhetoric is largely hokum. The United States has been either the premier superpower or the only superpower in the world since World War II, exercising an outsize...

    Here’s John McCain’s Response To Critics Who Say He’s Too Eager To Go To War
    Nov11

    Here’s John McCain’s Response To Critics Who Say He’s Too Eager To Go To War

    Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has a simple response to those who accuse him of always advocating for war: Tell me when I’ve been wrong. During a WNYC radio interview promoting his new book, “Thirteen Soldiers,” on Tuesday, McCain was pressed by a caller on his hawkish foreign policy views. “It seems to me whenever our...

    EU’s Hahn Warns Danger Of New Russia Sanctions
    Nov11

    EU’s Hahn Warns Danger Of New Russia Sanctions

    EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn said on November 11 that the elections held in separatist-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine meant that some EU member states may come forward with proposals for additional sanctions on Russia. The elections, held on November 2, were widely condemned by Western governments. Russia said it would...

    Russia Could Soon Make The Crisis In Ukraine ‘Explode’
    Nov11

    Russia Could Soon Make The Crisis In Ukraine ‘Explode’

    With the world distracted by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “flirtatious” moves on China’s first lady, Russia has been slowly but surely escalating the crisis in Ukraine and stretching the limits of a proverbial ceasefire — to the point where the crisis could, in the words of one pro-Kremlin political analyst,...

    NATO Commander Concerned by Armoured Convoys Entering Ukraine From Russia
    Nov11

    NATO Commander Concerned by Armoured Convoys Entering Ukraine From Russia

    NATO is concerned about convoys of trucks taking artillery and supplies into east Ukraine from Russia, and wants to see international borders respected, the supreme allied commander said on Tuesday. Ukraine responded to a report on Sunday by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) by accusing Russia of sending a column of...