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    Russia Promises Competitive Elections Within Its ‘Managed Democracy’
    Sep18

    Russia Promises Competitive Elections Within Its ‘Managed Democracy’

    Russian lawmakers under President Vladimir Putin have proven themselves nothing if not efficient. This last session alone, the lower legislative chamber, the Duma, and the upper chamber, the Federation Council, passed nearly 2,000 laws, including a record 160 pieces of legislation by the upper house in one day last June. Despite the presence of...

    U.S. halts airstrike after Russia says Syrian forces hit, 62 dead
    Sep17

    U.S. halts airstrike after Russia says Syrian forces hit, 62 dead

    The U.S. military says it halted an air raid against the Islamic State group in eastern Syria after being told by Russia that it might have struck Syrian government forces, resulting in the deaths of 62 Syrian soldiers, according to Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a Russian Defence Ministry spokesman. …read more Source:...

    NATO’s Canadian-led battle group beginning to take shape in Latvia
    Sep17

    NATO’s Canadian-led battle group beginning to take shape in Latvia

    OTTAWA — Defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance says the Canadian-led NATO force in Latvia is starting to take shape, with several countries having expressed an interest in contributing troops and equipment. Speaking to The Canadian Press following a two-day visit to Latvia, Vance said the job now is to match up what other countries are willing to...

    United States will not recognize outcome of Russian Crimea elections
    Sep17

    United States will not recognize outcome of Russian Crimea elections

    Daniel UriaSIMFEROPOL, Crimea, Sept. 17 (UPI) — The United States announced that it will not honor the results of the Russian parliamentary elections planned in Crimea. …read more Source: United Press...

    U.S. Should Stop Collecting Allies like Facebook Friends
    Sep17

    U.S. Should Stop Collecting Allies like Facebook Friends

    America collects allies like Americans collect Facebook friends. The more the better appears to be the view. As a result, Washington defends more than a score of prosperous European states, several leading Asian nations, and a gaggle of Middle Eastern regimes. Yet most of the countries on the Pentagon dole appear to be perpetually unhappy,...

    The New Syrian Ceasefire is a Strategic Defeat for the United States
    Sep17

    The New Syrian Ceasefire is a Strategic Defeat for the United States

    US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Ministeer Sergey Lavrov announcing a new Syrian cease fire, Geneva, September 9, 2016 Phote courtesy US Dept. of State On September 9, 2016, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced that the United States and Russia had reached an agreement for a...

    Book Review: The Wonder is an engrossing psychological thriller that should find its way to the Big Screen
    Sep17

    Book Review: The Wonder is an engrossing psychological thriller that should find its way to the Big Screen

    The WonderEmma Donoghue (HarperCollins) American actress Brie Larson won an Oscar this year for her starring role in Room, the movie based on Emma Donoghue’s dark, brilliant novel of the same name. Larson portrayed a young woman who is kidnapped, repeatedly raped by a psychopath and gives birth to a boy in the small room that serves as her...

    US Condemns Russian Elections in Crimea
    Sep17

    US Condemns Russian Elections in Crimea

    The United States says it will not recognize the outcome of the Russian parliamentary elections slated for Russian-occupied Crimea Sunday. State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement “Our position on Crimea is clear: the peninsula remains an integral part of Ukraine. Crimea-related sanctions against Russia will remain until...

    U.S. Says Russian Duma Elections In Crimea Are Illegal
    Sep17

    U.S. Says Russian Duma Elections In Crimea Are Illegal

    The United States announced that it does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of Russian Duma elections scheduled on September 18 in Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Says Crimea Not Annexed By Russia, It Was ‘Reunified’
    Sep17

    Putin Says Crimea Not Annexed By Russia, It Was ‘Reunified’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow did not annex the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea in 2014 but claimed it was “reunified” with Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...