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    Transcript: Hillary Clinton’s full remarks in Reno, Nevada
    Aug25

    Transcript: Hillary Clinton’s full remarks in Reno, Nevada

    Hillary Clinton Remarks as Prepared for Delivery – Reno, NevadaThank you, Reno! It’s great to be back in Nevada…My original plan for this visit was to focus on our agenda to help small businesses and entrepreneurs. This week we proposed new steps to cut red tape and taxes, and make it easier for small businesses to get the credit they need...

    Russia begins military readiness drills near Ukraine amid Crimea tensions
    Aug25

    Russia begins military readiness drills near Ukraine amid Crimea tensions

    Doug G. WareMOSCOW, Aug. 25 (UPI) — Amid ongoing and potentially rising political tension between Russia and Ukraine, Moscow is making certain its armed forces are ready to fight, if necessary. …read more Source: United Press...

    Promised Prosperity Never Arrived in Russian-held Crimea, Locals Say
    Aug25

    Promised Prosperity Never Arrived in Russian-held Crimea, Locals Say

    More than two years after Russia annexed Crimea and promised its 2 million people a better life, residents say prices have soared, wages and pensions have stagnated and tourists have fled. The sunny and mountainous Black Sea peninsula is back in the news, with Russian President Vladimir Putin accusing Kyiv of sending infiltrators across the...

    Russia Begins Military Exercises on Land, at Sea
    Aug25

    Russia Begins Military Exercises on Land, at Sea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced snap military exercises on land, and in the Black and Caspian Seas, the defense ministry said in a statement. The drills began at 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) Moscow time Thursday in Russia’s southern, western and central military districts where troops have been put on combat alert, the statement...

    Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance
    Aug25

    Biden warns Europe against Russian energy reliance

    HELSINKI (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has cautioned Europe against a new natural gas pipeline planned to stretch from Russia to Germany, saying it “looks like a fairly bad deal” for Europe because it further increases its energy dependency on Moscow. Biden said Thursday that to lock Europe “into greater reliance on Russia at this moment …...

    Fashion statement: Ukrainian troops debut post-Soviet uniforms
    Aug25

    Fashion statement: Ukrainian troops debut post-Soviet uniforms

    Ukraine’s military has taken its clash with neighboring Russia to a new level, debuting new “Western-style” uniforms that deliberately break with old Soviet sartorial motifs. The green camouflage uniform with a dark-green beret is modeled on British military styles. The cap includes an insignia of a Cossack, the traditional...

    Is NATO Redundant? We’d Better Hope So
    Aug25

    Is NATO Redundant? We’d Better Hope So

    This month, Jeffrey Tayler wrote a piece responding to Donald Trump’s unprecedented shrug over whether the United States would uphold its treaty obligations if a NATO ally were invaded during his hypothetical presidency. Tayler argued, in effect, that Trump had stumbled on a good idea in thinking about radically reassessing America’s...

    War Of Words Over Ukraine ‘Combat’ Photo
    Aug25

    War Of Words Over Ukraine ‘Combat’ Photo

    A controversy is escalating in Ukraine over a photo that seems to capture the conflict with Russia-backed separatists in a single frame. It could be one of the greatest war photographs ever taken – or a fake. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    China Faces 1-year Ban From Weightlifting Over Doping
    Aug25

    China Faces 1-year Ban From Weightlifting Over Doping

    MOSCOW—China is facing a one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases in a move which threatens to stop some of the world’s top athletes from competing internationally. The International Weightlifting Federation confirmed Thursday that three failed retests of drug test samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics will lead to...

    Putin Wants Ukraine for His ‘Russian Empire’, Warns President Poroshenko
    Aug25

    Putin Wants Ukraine for His ‘Russian Empire’, Warns President Poroshenko

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko believes his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin wants to return to Ukraine to the “Russian Empire,” he told CNN in an interview on Wednesday. Poroshenko, who was due to meet Putin along with the leaders of France and Germany next month, before Putin decided he did not want to, spoke on the 25th...