Kremlin says seriously worried about North Korea missile drills - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:54

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Kremlin says seriously worried about North Korea missile drills
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MOSCOW Moscow is seriously worried about North Korea's latest missile drills, which saw Pyongyang fire four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan's northwest, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. "Definitely, we are seriously worried ...
SitRep: Trump Missile Test; US Moves in Syria; Chinese Defense Budgets; US Allies Rebuff RussiansForeign Policy (blog)
Tokyo plans to discuss North Korean missile tests with MoscowTASS

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After prison ordeal, Russian dissident vows to battle on - Daily Times

Northwest Russia - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 02:50

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After prison ordeal, Russian dissident vows to battle on
Daily Times
The anti-Kremlin activist had already put up with solitary confinement, repeated beatings, and having his head shoved down a toilet by officers at a remote prison in northwest Russia. Then something in him just snapped. "I felt this incredible pain and ...

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After prison ordeal, Russian dissident vows to battle on - The Express Tribune

Northwest Russia - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 12:03

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After prison ordeal, Russian dissident vows to battle on
The Express Tribune
The anti-Kremlin activist had already put up with solitary confinement, repeated beatings, and having his head shoved down a toilet by officers at a remote prison in northwest Russia. Then something in him just snapped. “I felt this incredible pain and ...

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PATRICK J. BUCHANAN: Lavrov vs. McCain: Is Russia an enemy ... - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Northwest Russia - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 10:08

PATRICK J. BUCHANAN: Lavrov vs. McCain: Is Russia an enemy ...
The Northwest Florida Daily News
The founding fathers of the Munich Security Conference, said John McCain, would “be alarmed by the turning away from universal values and toward old ties of ...

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Thrown in prison, beaten and tortured - Russian opposition activist vows to continue the fight - South China Morning Post

Northwest Russia - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 09:38

South China Morning Post

Thrown in prison, beaten and tortured - Russian opposition activist vows to continue the fight
South China Morning Post
The anti-Kremlin activist had already put up with solitary confinement, repeated beatings, and having his head shoved down a toilet by officers at a remote prison in northwest Russia. Then something in him just snapped. “I felt this incredible pain and ...

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After prison ordeal, Russian dissident vows to battle on - Yahoo News

Northwest Russia - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 07:42

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After prison ordeal, Russian dissident vows to battle on
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It was a few minutes after the prison guards hung him up by his shackled wrists, blindfolded, that Ildar Dadin says he began to crack. The anti-Kremlin activist ...

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Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 05:51

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Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria
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A group affiliated to the SDF said on Thursday it would hand over villages on a front line where it has been fighting Turkish-backed rebels to Syrian government control, under an agreement with Russia. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said last Tuesday ...

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Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Northwest Russia - Sun, 03/05/2017 - 02:14

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Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria
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AMMAN, March 4 (Reuters) - The Syrian army has expanded its control over former Islamic State-held villages in northwest Syria, gaining more territory as it pushes back the jihadists from more pockets in Aleppo province, state media said on Saturday ...

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Checking in with Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade Combat Team in Eastern Europe - Colorado Springs Gazette

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Checking in with Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade Combat Team in Eastern Europe
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With ongoing tensions over the Russian occupation of Eastern Ukraine, the unit's mission is to deter aggression while learning how American troops can fight alongside its newest North Atlantic Treaty Organization allies. Soldiers ... For the brigade ...

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Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria - Reuters

Northwest Russia - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 22:19

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Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria
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A group affiliated to the SDF said on Thursday it would hand over villages on a front line where it has been fighting Turkish-backed rebels to Syrian government control, under an agreement with Russia. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said last Tuesday ...

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Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria - KFGO

Northwest Russia - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 22:18

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Syrian army takes more villages from militants in northwest Syria
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AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army has expanded its control over former Islamic State-held villages in northwest Syria, gaining more territory as it pushes back the jihadists from more pockets in Aleppo province, state media said on Saturday. The army ...

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Russian real estate deals never materialized for Trump - Rome News-Tribune

Northwest Russia - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 21:13

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Russian real estate deals never materialized for Trump
Rome News-Tribune
13, 2017, people walk past the Ritz-Carlton hotel, right, with Red Square behind in the background left, in Moscow, Russia. Despite saying he wanted to build a Trump tower in Russia, Donald Trump, who stayed at the Ritz in 2013, never completed a deal ...

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Sweden introduces military draft for men and women | Live Updates ... - The Times of Israel (blog)

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Sweden introduces military draft for men and women | Live Updates ...
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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden's left-leaning government introduces a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense ...

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Civilian deaths in air strikes in Syria blamed on Russia - TRT World

Northwest Russia - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 17:54

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Civilian deaths in air strikes in Syria blamed on Russia
TRT World
They are probably Russian air strikes." Oqayrabat lies north-west of Palmyra, the ancient desert city that was recaptured by Russia-backed regime forces from Daesh on Wednesday. Rahman said the raids on the village were part of "new military operations ...
At least 11 civilians killed in Russia-backed air strikes in SyriaWION

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President Trump Accuses Obama Of 'Wire Tapping,' Provides No Evidence - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 17:20

President Trump Accuses Obama Of 'Wire Tapping,' Provides No Evidence
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Trump, who is under significant scrutiny for his administration's contacts with Russia before he took office, offered no evidence to support his claims Saturday morning. The White House has not responded immediately to NPR's requests for comment.

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Next in line to lead Russia probe: Rosenstein has respect - Northwest Herald

Northwest Russia - Sat, 03/04/2017 - 08:45

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Next in line to lead Russia probe: Rosenstein has respect
Northwest Herald
Sessions recused himself from any Trump-Russia investigation Thursday after the Justice Department acknowledged he had spoken twice with the Russian ambassador last year and had failed to disclose the contacts during his Senate confirmation process.
Sen. Coons Wants Sessions To Answer Senate Panel's Russian QuestionsNorthwest Public Radio
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Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not discloseWashington Post

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News Briefs – March 3, 2017 - Aerotech News - Aerotech News (blog)

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News Briefs – March 3, 2017 - Aerotech News
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A choreographed military exercise in the capital of the United Arab Emirates drew hundreds of cellphone-filming onlookers March 2 — but they weren't the only ...

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Will Russia Investigation Be Insulated From Political Interference? - Northwest Public Radio

Northwest Russia - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 16:47

Will Russia Investigation Be Insulated From Political Interference?
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GREENE: Now, we should remember, this follows reports that in his Senate confirmation hearing Sessions failed to disclose two separate meetings with the Russian ambassador during the election campaign while he was acting as an adviser to Donald ...

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Why Sweden is bringing back the military draft - The New Daily

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Why Sweden is bringing back the military draft
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Citing the deterioration of the “security environment in Europe” and a need for military readiness, the country's centre-left government on Friday announced plans to conscript 4000 recruits per year in 2018 and 2019. Sweden has been concerned about ...
Fearing Russia's increasing pressure in the Baltic, Sweden reintroduces military draftMercoPress
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Fearing Russia's increasing pressure in the Baltic, Sweden reintroduces military draft - MercoPress

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Fearing Russia's increasing pressure in the Baltic, Sweden reintroduces military draft
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Sweden's left-leaning government on Thursday reintroduced a military draft for both men and women because of what Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden. ... In September, non-NATO ...
Fox News Caught Lying: Sweden Reinstated Draft Because Of Russia, Not RefugeesMedia Matters for America (blog)
Sweden brings back conscription as unease over Russia growsFinancial Times
Sweden Brings Back Military Draft Amid Concerns Over Russian AggressionNBCNews.com
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