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    Defense’s Other Mega Spenders
    Mar27

    Defense’s Other Mega Spenders

    By The GlobalistWho are the 19 nations that spend more on defense as a share of their national economy than even the United States does?1. Among the 171 countries surveyed by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in 2015, 19 spent a higher share of their GDP on defense than the United States’s 3.3%. 2. All of these...

    Russiagate’s Unasked Questions
    Mar27

    Russiagate’s Unasked Questions

    Call me confused. Last week’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on possible Trump associates’ collusion with the Russian government, which featured FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers, provided very little new information even as it confirmed troubling revelations that had already appeared in the media. If the FBI...

    Five Dead After Ukrainian Military Copter Crash
    Mar26

    Five Dead After Ukrainian Military Copter Crash

    Ukraine’s Defense Ministry said a military helicopter has crashed in the eastern Donbas region, killing 5 people aboard. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Military Helicopter Crashes in Ukraine, Crew Died
    Mar26

    Military Helicopter Crashes in Ukraine, Crew Died

    KIEV (Reuters) – A small Ukrainian military helicopter crashed in the east of the country on Sunday, killing all crew members, Ukraine’s defense… …read more Source: U.S....

    Adam Schiff: Democratic star with S.J. ties
    Mar26

    Adam Schiff: Democratic star with S.J. ties

    The Democrats in Washington, D.C., suddenly have an unlikely breakout star: U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, a veteran legislator who is not as ideological as Bernie Sanders, not as confrontational as Elizabeth Warren, not as tarnished as Cory Booker. In truth, Schiff could be called geeky. He’s a careful ex-prosecutor who builds his...

    Wilbur Ross will shepherd Trump’s trade policy: Should he also own a shipping firm?
    Mar26

    Wilbur Ross will shepherd Trump’s trade policy: Should he also own a shipping firm?

    In this Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, President-elect Donald Trump, left, stands with investor Wilbur Ross after meeting at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J. (Credit: AP) When private equity billionaire Wilbur Ross Jr. signed on to be President Donald Trump’s commerce secretary, he agreed to divest...

    Five months, eight prominent Russians dead
    Mar26

    Five months, eight prominent Russians dead

    The brazen daytime slaying of a Russian politician outside a Ukrainian hotel this week brings to eight the number of high-profile Russians who have died over the past five months since the US presidential election on November 8. …read more Source:...

    Clear Winner Unlikely in Bulgaria’s Third Election in Four Years
    Mar26

    Clear Winner Unlikely in Bulgaria’s Third Election in Four Years

    Bulgarians began voting in a snap general election Sunday with the center-right GERB party challenged for power by Socialists who say they will improve ties with Russia even if it means upsetting the country’s European Union partners. Opinion polls put the GERB party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, 57, narrowly ahead of the...

    Belarus Police Arrest Hundreds Defying Protest Ban
    Mar26

    Belarus Police Arrest Hundreds Defying Protest Ban

    Riot police in Belarus launched a massive crackdown Saturday on protesters trying to hold a banned march in Minsk. Hundreds were reported arrested, and a human rights leader said many of the detainees had been beaten by police and needed medical attention. An estimated 700 people were trying to march through a central part of the capital, part of...

    Trump Administration Reviewing What Role US Nuclear Weapons Should Play 
    Mar25

    Trump Administration Reviewing What Role US Nuclear Weapons Should Play 

    The United Nations begins negotiations Monday on a legally binding treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons. This comes as the United States commences a review of what role its nuclear weapons should now play. “Shortly after taking office, the president directed a new Nuclear Posture Review to ensure that the United States nuclear deterrent is modern,...