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    China’s 1st aircraft carrier heads for Western Pacific
    Dec25

    China’s 1st aircraft carrier heads for Western Pacific

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s first aircraft carrier has set off for the Western Pacific for an open-sea training exercise, the Defense Ministry said. State media said Sunday that it is the first time that the Liaoning, which was commissioned by the Chinese navy in 2012, has headed to “distant sea waters.” The Western Pacific region stretches from...

    Good News Stories You Might Have Missed in the Madness of 2016
    Dec25

    Good News Stories You Might Have Missed in the Madness of 2016

    Deepening conflict in the Middle East; reverberations from the refugee crisis in Europe; political shocks in the U.S. and Britain; India’s ongoing currency crisis; Russia’s attempts to exercise influence as a great power…These and a host of other stories have made 2016 feel like a particularly bruising year. But however much a year...

    Gingrich pokes Russia for hypocrisy on 'occupied lands'
    Dec24

    Gingrich pokes Russia for hypocrisy on 'occupied lands'

    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich on Saturday prodded Russia over its support of a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements. In a tweet, Gingrich compared the settlements to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and eastern Ukraine and… …read more Source: The...

    Czech, Israeli, Italian, Polish and Ukrainian Citizens Were Among Victims of Berlin Attack
    Dec24

    Czech, Israeli, Italian, Polish and Ukrainian Citizens Were Among Victims of Berlin Attack

    The terrorist assault on a Christmas market in the German capital killed 12 people, most of whom have not been identified, and wounded 48 others. …read more Source: The New York...

    Putin, Notre Bon Ami
    Dec24

    Putin, Notre Bon Ami

    A reader writes: My wife and I are regular readers of your blog, French living in France, orthodox Catholics, and we thought you might be interested in a “grassroots” perspective on Putin enthusiasts in France, among which we count ourselves. We are not National Front (FN) supporters. Christian values or the support thereof probably have little...

    NEW BUZZ about the 6 p.m. MSNBC slot — 14-0 vote against Israel; Trump vows CHANGE — ASSANGE on Trump — WEEKEND READS — ROB SALITERMAN engaged — B’DAY: Dan Pfeiffer
    Dec24

    NEW BUZZ about the 6 p.m. MSNBC slot — 14-0 vote against Israel; Trump vows CHANGE — ASSANGE on Trump — WEEKEND READS — ROB SALITERMAN engaged — B’DAY: Dan Pfeiffer

    Good Saturday morning, Merry Christmas Eve and Happy Hannukah!ONE BUZZY IDEA bouncing around Washington and New York journalism circles is for MSNBC to hire Greta Van Susteren for its 6 p.m. hour. Van Susteren, who left Fox earlier this year, would bring gravitas to the anchor desk and a massive online following. Van Susteren told us in September...

    Trump, Putin echo each other on nukes, Democrats
    Dec24

    Trump, Putin echo each other on nukes, Democrats

    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – President-elect Donald Trump has stepped away from his typically tempered view of U.S.-Russia relations, vowing to expand America’s nuclear capabilities while warning that the two global powers should restore collaboration so they don’t “have to travel an alternate path.”...

    Gingrich mocks Russia over Israel vote
    Dec24

    Gingrich mocks Russia over Israel vote

    In a jab at Russia that could also be taken as one against President-elect Donald Trump, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich mocked Russia for its vote Friday in the U.N. Security Council.”So Russia having illegally occupied Crimea and eastern Ukraine votes to condemn Israel for “occupied lands.” We are supposed to be...

    The Quiet Revolution
    Dec24

    The Quiet Revolution

    The Soviet Union was bound to collapse eventually. But the fact that it collapsed as peacefully as it did exactly 25 years ago on Sunday is largely a tribute to one leader: George H.W. Bush. History will remember America’s 41st President for ensuring that so large and authentically historic an event could take place so casually.There are...

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump
    Dec24

    Kissinger, a longtime Putin confidant, sidles up to Trump

    Back in the 1990s, Henry Kissinger, the legendary former U.S. secretary of state-turned-global consultant, encountered an intriguing young Russian and proceeded to ask him a litany of questions about his background.“I worked in intelligence,” Vladimir Putin finally told him, according to “First Person,” a 2000 autobiography cobbled together from...