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US Army may station tanks in Eastern Europe–general

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The US Army plans to deploy about 150 tanks and armored vehicles to NATO countries next year and some of the heavy armor may be stationed in Eastern Europe, a top American general said Tuesday.   The move is part of a US effort dubbed “Operation Atlantic Resolve” in the Baltic states and Poland to […]

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Russia gets greater control over Black Sea region

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Russia tightened its control Monday over Georgia’s breakaway province of Abkhazia with a new treaty envisaging closer military and economic ties with the lush sliver of land along the Black Sea.

Posted: November 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Putin says he won’t be president for life

In this file photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to toast with ambassadors in the Alexander Hall after a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia’s president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution no later than 2024. Staying beyond that would be “detrimental for the country and I don’t need this,” he said in an interview with the Tass news agency released Sunday.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

Vladimir Putin has said he won’t remain Russia’s president for life and will step down in line with the constitution no later than 2024, according to an interview with a Russian news agency released Sunday.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Putin cites ‘need to sleep’ on leaving tense G20 summit

In this photo released by G20 Australia and taken on Saturday Nov 15, 2014, Prime Minister of Australia Tony Abbott and President of Russia Vladimir Putin hold koala's during a photo opportunity on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia.  AP

BRISBANE — Vladimir Putin jetted out of Australia Sunday after a testy G20 summit where he faced concerted Western fire over the Ukraine crisis, saying he left slightly early because he needed to get some sleep.   The Russian strongman, a judo black belt who prides himself on his stamina, left before the final communique […]

Posted: November 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

A pilot climbs from a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet at Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania Monday Oct. 20, 2014 . AP FILE PHOTO

NATO on Wednesday reported an “unusual” spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »