Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
Russia had elder Boston suspect under surveillance Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist, a security official told The Associated Press.... More
General Motors Halts Production in Russia on Declining Sales General Motors Co. (GM - Analyst Report) is facing a challenging situation in Russia on account of declining sales due to a weak economy. Consequently, the automaker will stop production at its lone assembly plant in the country, per media reports. 07/2/2015 - 7:48 am | View Link
Today in Liberty: Treasury Department halts Ex-Im deals with Russia, federal court grants D.C. a stay on gun rights ruling “I am a libertarian with a small ‘l’ and a Republican with a capital ‘R’. And I am a Republican with a capital ‘R’ on grounds of expediency, not on principle.” — Milton Friedman — GOP’s attitude on gay marriage is changing: The Hill ... 07/30/2014 - 4:00 am | View Link
Russia’s Navy: More rust than ready On May 8, the British Royal Navy destroyer HMS Dragon sailed from the naval base at Portsmouth on an urgent mission — to find and follow the Russian ... Russia builds in its northern shipyard. With the continuing tense stand-off, Kiev recently banned ... 05/27/2014 - 8:44 am | View Link
Switzerland Halts Trade Talks With Russia, Former Soviet Republics Last July, Switzerland signed a free-trade agreement with China, its largest export market in Asia, which makes up almost a quarter of its sales into the region. Free trade talks are also under way with India. In 2013, Switzerland exported goods worth 3.1 ... 03/19/2014 - 10:30 am | View Link
An Energy Weapon vs. Russia? First, in the current crisis, it could deter Putin from using the gas weapon, lest he encourage Europeans to make concerted efforts to shift their long-term gas procurement to the United States when that becomes possible in a few years. Second, in future ... 03/4/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
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Breaking: Ammo Rush Begins Again As Russia Halts Soviet ... The largest wholesale gun & ammo distributors in the US have informed us in private conversation today that a massive scramble is on for all 7.62 as Russia has ... 10/4/2015 - 7:32 pm | View Website
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Russia–Ukraine gas disputes The Russia–Ukraine gas disputes refer to a number of disputes between Ukrainian oil and gas company Naftohaz Ukrayiny and Russian gas supplier Gazprom over natural ... 10/3/2015 - 11:01 pm | View Website
News | Meridian Magazine President Obama to veto defense spending bill. President Obama has announced he will veto the National Defense Spending Authorization Act for 2016, drawing harsh ... 10/3/2015 - 5:53 pm | View Website
Kunduz, Afghanistan AP The fallout from the American airstrike that hit a Doctors Without Borders trauma hospital early Saturday in Kunduz, Afganistan, continues to get messier. The incident, during which 12 staff members from the medical charity and 10 patients were killed, was initially described by an American spokesman as a byproduct of “collateral damage.” An early version of the events asserted the hospital had been hit by airstrikes in response to a Taliban threat against American forces nearby.
Gen. John Campbell said an ongoing investigation into the incident Saturday at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz shows that it was Afghan forces who came under fire, not American ones.
People walk on the Champs-Élysées on the day that central Paris went car-free. Philippe Wojazer / Reuters So successful was Paris’s first “day without cars” on September 27 that the city’s mayor wants to expand the effort to help clean up the city’s terrible air quality. The single-day initiative made 30 percent of the city’s roads off-limits to automobiles, but even that minor reduction in traffic was enough to cut pollution levels—and noise—significantly.