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Steven Seagal Supports Vladimir Putin

While filming a movie in Romania, actor, film producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, musician and reserve deputy sheriff Steven Seagal did an interview with the state-run Russian newspaper Rossiskaya Gazeta, in which he’d expressed that Vladimir Putin’s actions against Crimea are “highly reasonable.” The 7th-dan black belt in Aikido commented that Putin’s “desire to protect the Russian-speaking people of Crimea, …

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Hill Republicans: Tougher Action Needed For Putin

A letter authored by 8 Republican congressmen on the House Armed Services Committee urged President Obama on Wednesday to take a tougher stance against Russia’s actions. The letter comes after tensions on Capitol Hill rose due to a report that U.S. and European security agencies estimated that Russia has deployed more than 30,000 soldiers along its border with eastern Ukraine. …

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Group of 8 Now Group of 7: Russia’s Out

7 members of the Group of 8 who were supposed to meet in Sochi, Russia in for the G-8 Summit in June met for two hours behind closed doors today. They decided that it would be relocated to Brussels and that Russia is no longer invited until their government changes course, according to the New York Times. A statement from …

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Jimmy Carter Thwarts NSA, Uses Post Office

Jimmy Carter, in an interview for NBC’s Meet the Press, says he uses snail mail when communicating with foreign leaders. He is pretty sure that the NSA is spying on him, a fear that is not unfounded, according to Fox News. “I have felt that my own communications are probably monitored,” the former Democratic president said. “And when I want …

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Crimea: Ukraine Withdraws Amid Sanctions

Thousands of Ukrainian troops are preparing to withdraw from Crimea, as Western leaders begin sanctions against Russia for attempting to annex the region. “We are working out a plan of action so that we can transfer not just servicemen, but first of all, members of their family who are in Crimea, quickly and effectively to mainland Ukraine,” Secretary of Ukraine’s …

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Mikhail Gorbachev: Crimea Annexation is ‘Happy Event’

Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the Soviet Union, has proclaimed Crimea’s vote to join Russia as a “happy event.” In comments published on Russian news website Slon.ru, Gorbachev supported the referendum vote that will lead to the annexation of Crimea, saying it was a just and accurate reflection of Crimean residents’ free will. Indeed, Gorbachev sees the vote and its …

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Hillary Clinton: Russia’s Move To Annex Crimea Is Illegal

Presidential possibility and former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, made some strong comments about the Russian appropriation of Crimea on Tuesday. She described Russia’s actions as an affront to “our values” that will set a dangerous precedent if left unpunished. “What Putin did is illegal; it is against international law,” Clinton said during a speech in Montreal just after …

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World War 3: Are We Really Talking About This Again?

The notion of a third World War was of real concern during the Cold War between the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R. Both sides had nuclear weapons, and acronyms like M.A.D. (mutually-assured destruction – the idea that if either side started, both sides would be wiped out) and an “arms race” kept tensions high but real actions at bay. The World …

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U.S. Warns Russia for Interference In Ukraine

The Obama administration and its European allies have not succeeded in preventing Russia from overtaking Crimea, a region of Ukraine. Now, the administration’s challenge is to keep the Russians from overtaking other regions of Ukraine, as they expand their military forces into other areas. President Obama has spoken with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin at least once a week during …

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US Imposes Sanctions on Russia Due to Crimean Crisis

Monday morning, the White House announced its second set of sanctions imposed against Russian and Crimean government officials and “cronies” due to the recent referendum passed in Crimea announcing the region’s intentions to separate from Ukraine and join with Russia. President Obama has signed an executive order which will block the financial assets and suspend any travel visas for certain …

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Serene Superyacht Docks in Manhattan

Serene, one of the largest superyachts in the world, has found safe harbor in Manhattan. The vessel is owned by Yuri Scheffler, the man behind vodka brand Stolichnaya. The yacht’s presence in the United States is speculated to be connected to the current unrest in Ukraine and Russia over the latter’s annexation of Crimea, and that the Russian oligarch may …

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Newt Gingrich Eyeing Sec. of State Position?

In a Twitter rant last month, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich sounded-off against current Secretary of State John Kerry for comments he made in a speech to students in Jakarta, Indonesia, going as far as to ask John Kerry to resign from his position as Secretary of State. So what was the subject of the comments that got …

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