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    Google Remakes the Satellite Business, by Leaving It
    Feb07

    Google Remakes the Satellite Business, by Leaving It

    Last week, Google pushed one of the most interesting sectors in Silicon Valley toward maturity—and brought a milestone in cartography closer to reality. It accomplished all that, paradoxically, by getting out of the market.From a business standpoint, here’s the news: Google sold its in-house satellite business, known as Terra Bella, to...

    Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin
    Feb07

    Moral Supremacy and Mr. Putin

    If Trump’s talking to Putin can help end the bloodshed in Ukraine or Syria, it would appear to be at least as ethical an act as pulpiteering about our moral superiority on the Sunday talk shows. …read more Source: The New...

    Ukraine Reckons With Trump
    Feb07

    Ukraine Reckons With Trump

    When Nadiya Savchenko was released from Russian captivity in May 2016, she emerged onto the Ukrainian political scene as a fully formed national hero. The homecoming of the former army pilot—a brave soldier who was captured in eastern Ukraine, sentenced on trumped-up murder charges by the Kremlin, and endured a hunger strike in a protest against...

    Russia’s Lavrov Praises Trump’s Approach On Ukraine
    Feb07

    Russia’s Lavrov Praises Trump’s Approach On Ukraine

    Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday praised U.S. President Donald Trump’s approach to the Ukraine crisis, saying it marked a big improvement from that of his predecessor Barack Obama, in comments likely to worry Kiev.Kiev’s forces have been battling pro-Russian separatists in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine for nearly...

    Ukrainian Soldiers Under Fire, Despite Ease In Fighting
    Feb07

    Ukrainian Soldiers Under Fire, Despite Ease In Fighting

    Following a week of intense attacks, shelling appeared to ease somewhat around the government-held, eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiyivka, but soldiers there said they still regularly come under fire from Russia-backed separatists. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin and Merkel call for immediate truce as fighting heats up in Ukraine
    Feb07

    Putin and Merkel call for immediate truce as fighting heats up in Ukraine

    “Serious concerns were expressed in connection with the escalation of the armed conflict resulting in human losses.” …read more Source: Business...

    Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness
    Feb07

    Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian air force on high alert, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the drills launched Tuesday will check the air force’s readiness and its ability to repel an enemy aggression. Shoigu told military officials that special...

    Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness
    Feb07

    Putin scrambles Russian air forces to check readiness

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has put the Russian air force on high alert, the latest in a series of drills amid tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the drills launched Tuesday will check the air force’s readiness and its ability to repel an enemy aggression. Shoigu told military officials that special...

    Merkel Urges Putin To Help End Violence In Eastern Ukraine
    Feb07

    Merkel Urges Putin To Help End Violence In Eastern Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop the violence there, a German government spokesman says. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Instead of Relying on America, Maybe Europe should Create its own Nuclear Deterrent
    Feb07

    Instead of Relying on America, Maybe Europe should Create its own Nuclear Deterrent

    After spending a quarter century treating NATO as an international social club to which every reasonably civilized European nation should belong, the alliance has begun to focus again on its original role as a military alliance. Rather than expect the U.S. to burnish NATO’s nuclear deterrent, European nations should consider expanding their...