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China's Arctic Road and Belt gambit - The Independent Barents Observer

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 22:10

The Independent Barents Observer

China's Arctic Road and Belt gambit
The Independent Barents Observer
The Chinese icebreaker “Xuelong” (Snow Dragon) is on its way home to Shanghai after completing its first circumnavigation of the Arctic where it travelled through both the Northern Sea Route along Russia's Arctic coast and the Northwest Passage through ...

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First passenger jet configured for cargo unveiled in Alaska - East Oregonian

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 21:27

East Oregonian

First passenger jet configured for cargo unveiled in Alaska
East Oregonian
The last remaining combi plane will be retired on the Alaska Day state holiday Oct. 18, which this year marks the 150th anniversary of the formal transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States. The swan song flight will deliver the last remaining ...

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Turkey Seeks to Isolate Syria Idlib Jihadists Opposing Truce - U.S. News & World Report

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 18:07

U.S. News & World Report

Turkey Seeks to Isolate Syria Idlib Jihadists Opposing Truce
U.S. News & World Report
ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey is luring militants away from the jihadist alliance that controls Syria's northwestern Idlib province as a step toward implementing a deal to reduce violence there, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

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HAL BRANDS: America's new world order is now officially dead - The Northwest Florida Daily News

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 13:14

The Northwest Florida Daily News

HAL BRANDS: America's new world order is now officially dead
The Northwest Florida Daily News
After the Cold War ended, Russia and China — America's longtime geopolitical rival, and the next great power looming on the horizon — were showing interest in greater cooperation and integration with the U.S.-led international community. It seemed ...

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Arctic Highway Connecting Russia and Neighboring Norway Opens - Sputnik International

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:51

Sputnik International

Arctic Highway Connecting Russia and Neighboring Norway Opens
Sputnik International
The rebuilt road plays an important role in the northwest of European Russia, since the Kola Highway is the main thoroughfare connecting Norway, Finland and Russia's major port in the north, Murmansk, as well as the Republic of Karelia and St. Petersburg.

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Turkey's military options in Iraq and Syria hinge on US and Russia - Al-Monitor

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 03:40

Al-Monitor

Turkey's military options in Iraq and Syria hinge on US and Russia
Al-Monitor
The Turkish military has been moving tanks and armored vehicles from the country's northwest to the border province of Kilis, which faces Afrin, as well as to Hatay, which lies to the west of Afrin. Ankara sees the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection ...

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How Totalitarianism Took Over Russia - Northwest Public Radio

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 23:07

Northwest Public Radio

How Totalitarianism Took Over Russia
Northwest Public Radio
Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen on how modern Russia took a wrong turn on the road to democracy and its march, now, to totalitarianism. Reporter Masha Gessen grew up in Russia. Left young when it was still the Soviet Union. Came back when ...

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Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress - Northwest Public Radio

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:29

Northwest Public Radio

Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress
Northwest Public Radio
"We are sharing these ads with Congress because we want to do our part to help investigators gain a deeper understanding of Russian interference in the US political system and explain those activities to the public," said a statement by Joel Kaplan, ...
Russian Facebook ads showed a black woman firing a rifle, amid efforts to stoke racial strifeWashington Post

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«This border checkpoint to Russia should be open 24/7» - The Independent Barents Observer

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:27

The Independent Barents Observer

«This border checkpoint to Russia should be open 24/7»
The Independent Barents Observer
The first talks between the two countries on the issue started already in 2004, when the Norwegian Foreign Ministry's State Secretary Kim Traavik met with Northwest-Russia's Super-governor Ilya Khlebanov at the border. The two top officials then made a ...

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Belarus keeps considering transit of oil products via Russian ports - Belarus News (BelTA)

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 16:45

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus keeps considering transit of oil products via Russian ports
Belarus News (BelTA)
... products via Russian ports, Chairman of the Belarusian state petrochemical concern Belneftekhim Igor Lyashenko told the media on 2 October, BelTA has learned. The redirection of the flow of Belarusian petroleum products to the ports of Northwest ...

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Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce - Middletown Press

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:11

Middletown Press

Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce
Middletown Press
The "de-escalation zone" in southern Syria was the first to be carved out in Russia-led negotiations, with similar efforts under way in other parts of Syria, including with the involvement of Turkey in the northwest. Russia portrays such zones as a ...

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Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce - ABC News

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:10

Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce
ABC News
The "de-escalation zone" in southern Syria was the first to be carved out in Russia-led negotiations, with similar efforts under way in other parts of Syria, including with the involvement of Turkey in the northwest. Russia portrays such zones as a ...

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Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce - WTOP

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:07

WTOP

Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce
WTOP
The “de-escalation zone” in southern Syria was the first to be carved out in Russia-led negotiations, with similar efforts under way in other parts of Syria, including with the involvement of Turkey in the northwest. Russia portrays such zones as a ...

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Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce - FederalNewsRadio.com

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 09:07

FederalNewsRadio.com

Jordan seeks more security guarantees in south Syria truce
FederalNewsRadio.com
The “de-escalation zone” in southern Syria was the first to be carved out in Russia-led negotiations, with similar efforts under way in other parts of Syria, including with the involvement of Turkey in the northwest. Russia portrays such zones as a ...

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Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens - The Daily Herald

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 21:49

Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
The Daily Herald
It was not immediately clear if the airstrikes on areas including Mayadeen, Boukamal, Bouleil, Bouomar and Mushassan were carried out by the Russians or the U.S.-led coalition. Syrian troops have been advancing in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour ...

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Russians Battle Western Sanctions - Consortium News

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 16:45

Consortium News

Russians Battle Western Sanctions
Consortium News
Given Russia's imbalanced economy — heavily dependent on energy income — it seemed an easy target for Western sanctions, but instead Russians have responded by creating new industries, big and small, writes Gilbert Doctorow. .... Some specific fish ...

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Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens - New Jersey Herald

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 12:28

The Nation

Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
New Jersey Herald
Syrian troops have been advancing in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour against IS under the cover of Russian airstrikes while the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are marching against the extremists under the cover of airstrikes by the U.S.-led ...
3000 killed in Syria in deadliest month of 2017Guardian (blog)
Airstrikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone: monitorThe New Arab

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David E. Dix: Emerging Russian cities impressive to tour - Record-Courier (subscription)

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 07:01

Record-Courier (subscription)

David E. Dix: Emerging Russian cities impressive to tour
Record-Courier (subscription)
St. Petersburg, 450 miles to the northwest, is more genteel. It is restoring seemingly mile after mile of gorgeous neo-classical buildings built during the late 1700s and 1800s as the Russian Empire of the Romanovs, the ruling dynasty, took shape ...

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Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens - Gillette News Record

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 03:18

Gillette News Record

Airstrikes on IS-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
Gillette News Record
Syrian troops have been advancing in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour against IS under the cover of Russian airstrikes while the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces are marching against the extremists under the cover of airstrikes by the U.S.-led ...
Airstrikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone: monitorThe New Arab

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Airstrikes on Islamic State-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens - Chicago Tribune

Sun, 10/01/2017 - 00:44

Chicago Tribune

Airstrikes on Islamic State-held areas in Syria kill and wound dozens
Chicago Tribune
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that all attempts by IS and al-Qaida-linked militants to launch offensives in the provinces of Deir el-Zour and Idlib in the northwest were repelled. Konashenkov said the militants ...
Air strikes kill 28 civilians in Syria safe zone: monitorThe New Arab
Air strikes leave 28 civilians dead 'in Syria safe zone'Gulf Times

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