In Europe, accusations of Russian meddling in elections come as no surprise - PRI

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In Europe, accusations of Russian meddling in elections come as no surprise
PRI
In an environment where open admiration for Putin is more common than in the United States, he believes her relationship with the Russian president is unlikely to hurt her with her supporters and may play to her advantage. Some voters, he suggested ...

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Mattis Travels To Saudi Arabia - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 13:07

Mattis Travels To Saudi Arabia
Northwest Public Radio
I mean, this is also of course, Jane, this trip by Mattis, coming at a time with a lot of tensions with Russia over the civil war in Syria, the use of chemical weapons, the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base. There have even been reports that ...

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Rep. Randy Hultgren fields questions at League of Women Voters event - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:03

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Rep. Randy Hultgren fields questions at League of Women Voters event
Northwest Herald
When asked whether he would take steps to impeach Trump if an investigation showed collusion between Trump and Russia to influence the election, Hultgren said, “What I'm going to do is my job.” “I absolutely don't trust Russia. They are not our friend ...

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Public debate on Nord Stream 2 pipeline project begins in Germany - TASS

Nord Stream - Wed, 04/19/2017 - 03:57

Public debate on Nord Stream 2 pipeline project begins in Germany
TASS
The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is expected to come into service at the end of 2019. The pipeline is set to run from the Russian coast along the Baltic Sea bed to the German shore. Each of the pipeline's two stretches will have a capacity of 27.5 bln cubic ...

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Take a Tour of Russia's Giant New Arctic Military Base - Newsweek

Northwest Russia - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 20:46

Newsweek

Take a Tour of Russia's Giant New Arctic Military Base
Newsweek
Since 2014, Russian armed forces have sought to recover some of the prestige of Arctic operations, forming the Arctic military command, in the northwest. The increased visibility of these Arctic units seems to be part of a deliberate strategy to boost ...

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Tracing the puzzling origins of clinging jellyfish - Phys.Org

Northwest Russia - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 17:00

Phys.Org

Tracing the puzzling origins of clinging jellyfish
Phys.Org
The researchers uncovered a genetic match between populations of clinging jellyfish in the Vladivostok, Russia-area—specifically the area well known to cause severe sting reactions—and those found along the U.S. East Coast in the Northwest Atlantic.

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Russia plans large nuclear transport vessel with an unclear mission - Bellona

Northwest Russia - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 20:49

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Russia plans large nuclear transport vessel with an unclear mission
Bellona
Zolotkov doesn't see much use for the INF-2 in the Northwest Russian Arctic, but suggested that it might be useful to various nuclear sites along the Yenesei and Ob rivers, which flow north through Siberia. In particular, it could be used to transport ...

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Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast kills 80 kids - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Mon, 04/17/2017 - 08:55

Northwest Herald

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast kills 80 kids
Northwest Herald
Russia's Anna-News military news service, which employs the journalists, said one was wounded in the arm while the other suffered leg and stomach wounds. The news service said the two were evacuated adding that their condition was “satisfactory.”.
Syrian rebels, Shi'ite villagers evacuated from towns under swap dealKFGO
Evacuation of Syrian rebels and Shia villagers begins in swap dealIrish Times
Syrian evacuees arrive in shelter near AleppoNRT

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Why Russia's Massive Zapad Military Exercises Scare the World - The National Interest Online (blog)

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Why Russia's Massive Zapad Military Exercises Scare the World
The National Interest Online (blog)
The exercises, carried out by Russia's Western Military District from September 20–26, were in part oriented around the Baltic region, with elements taking place in the Kaliningrad Oblast and the adjacent Baltic Sea. Russian and Belarusian forces would ...

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The high-stakes dispute over the Northwest Passage - Troy Media

Northwest Russia - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 14:14

The high-stakes dispute over the Northwest Passage
Troy Media
The recent events in Syria have brought into sharp focus that open hostility between the West and Russia may again become the norm. And as global warming makes the Northwest Passage more attractive for cruise ships and shipping vessels, it's clear that ...

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RON HART: Democrats have mastered the Great Conflation - News ... - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Northwest Russia - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 11:03

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RON HART: Democrats have mastered the Great Conflation - News ...
The Northwest Florida Daily News
We all kept looking for the evidence that, as the Democrats and their media kept saying, Donald Trump was in bed with the Russians. As of last week there was ...

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World power whiplash: Trump reverses views on Russia, China - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 08:28

Northwest Herald

World power whiplash: Trump reverses views on Russia, China
Northwest Herald
WASHINGTON – Once soft on Russia and hard on China, President Donald Trump rapidly reversed course in the last weeks, concluding there's more business to be done with Beijing than with Moscow. Trump's evolving views on those two world powers ...

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Leaks Between Trump Team And Russia Continue To Come Out - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Sun, 04/16/2017 - 03:55

Leaks Between Trump Team And Russia Continue To Come Out
Northwest Public Radio
MARTIN: But let's take note the tough talk on Russia comes as the FBI and Congress forge ahead with probes into ties between Trump aides and Russia. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly has been all over this, so we thought this was a good time to bring her back in ...

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Paul Manafort's Activities Arouse Interest Of Ukrainian Prosecutors - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 20:47

Northwest Public Radio

Paul Manafort's Activities Arouse Interest Of Ukrainian Prosecutors
Northwest Public Radio
Manafort is central to questions about the extent of Russian influence in the U.S. presidential election. The FBI is investigating whether Trump associates coordinated with Russia in those efforts, although it has not disclosed which individuals are ...
After Campaign Exit, Manafort Borrowed From Businesses With Trump TiesNew York Times
Manafort firm received Ukraine ledger payout, AP report saysUSA TODAY
Trump advisers waged covert influence campaign - Big Story AP - Associated PressBig Story AP - Associated Press

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NATO Increasing Training to Counter Resurgent Russia - National Defense Magazine

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NATO Increasing Training to Counter Resurgent Russia
National Defense Magazine
“If you look long term, the Chinese look like more of an adversary than the Russians just because economically and demographically the Chinese are in a much stronger position. But in the near term, listen to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin — he's ...

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NAFAC: The 4th Battle for the Atlantic and Technology's Impact on Warfighting - CIMSEC

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NAFAC: The 4th Battle for the Atlantic and Technology's Impact on Warfighting
CIMSEC
CIMSEC would like to recognize MIDN 1/C Charlotte Asdal, NAFAC Director, and her staff for allowing us to participate in this year's events and for inviting our readership to virtually share in the week's rich academic environment. Robert H. McKinney ...

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Who's your daddy? America's mother of all bombs dwarfed by Russia's paternal counterpart - Stars and Stripes

Northwest Russia - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 14:08

Stars and Stripes

Who's your daddy? America's mother of all bombs dwarfed by Russia's paternal counterpart
Stars and Stripes
... Fla., in May 2004. The 21,600-pound "mother of all bombs," as it is sometimes called, is dwarfed by Russia's Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power, nicknamed the Father of All Bombs. MARK KULAW/NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS VIA AP.
Afghanistan says massive US bomb killed 36 militantsKMOV.com

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ARTHUR CYR: Poison gas accusations greatly raise Syria stakes - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Northwest Russia - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 09:11

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ARTHUR CYR: Poison gas accusations greatly raise Syria stakes
The Northwest Florida Daily News
“I think the real failure here has been Russia's ... ” That is how Secretary of State Rex Tillerson succinctly summed up the situation resulting from the use of poison gas in Syria. He was speaking on April 6 at a Florida airport, about to depart for ...

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Nord Stream 2 work set for 2018 start - Upstream Online

Google News: --- Baltic Environmental - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 02:05

Upstream Online

Nord Stream 2 work set for 2018 start
Upstream Online
Nord Stream 2 has already selected a stretch of the Baltic Sea shore in Narva Bay in the northwest of Russia as the location from where the pipeline will move offshore with minimal impact to the environment, according to Bonnell. Surveys to determine ...

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Nord Stream 2 work set for 2018 start - Upstream Online

Nord Stream - Fri, 04/14/2017 - 02:05

Upstream Online

Nord Stream 2 work set for 2018 start
Upstream Online
Russia's Gazprom-led Nord Stream 2 venture is now estimating that it will be able to start construction of the first subsea section of its new gas export pipeline from Russia to Germany in the second quarter of 2018. Nord Stream 2 survey and taskforce ...

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