All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Russia’

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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USS Truxtun Deployed to Black Sea Amid Crimea Crisis

Early Thursday morning, the USS Truxtun, an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, was deployed from Greece towards the Black Sea. The move comes as part of supposedly scheduled and routine drill procedures with the Romanian and Bulgarian naval forces in the Black Sea. Once the USS Truxtun reaches its destination, it will work with the other two navies in order to conduct …

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Rob Serry, UN Representative, Threatened In Crimea

Tensions continue to rise in Ukraine. This time hostile pro-Russian’s threatened a UN representative. On Wednesday an envoy, United Nations Robert Serry, went to Ukraine’s Crimea on a diplomatic mission, but his mission ended before it could even really start when armed men stopped him. The unidentified armed men told Serry he needed to leave Crimea. Serry said the men …

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Ukraine: European Union To Offer Billions In Aid

Ukraine has been in economic trouble for some time, and it’s only getting worse. Frustration over the country’s money troubles was what lit the fuse ahead of massive protests late last year. Citizens, particularly pro-European Ukrainians, longed for a stronger economic connection to the rest of Europe. They believed being part of the European Union was the right way forward. …

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Ukraine Braces For War, Hopes For The Best

Ukraine is in the grips of a terrifying sense of deja vu brought on by an increasingly aggressive Russia. Following the successful ouster of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, the fledgling Ukranian government has attempted to steer its troubled nation in a direction towards joining the European Union. The move has been fought every step of the way by Russian President …

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Sarah Palin Owns Giant Future-Predicting Telescope?

Many Americans still remember the joke made by Tina Fey in a return to SNL to play the role of Sarah Palin back in 2008. While introducing herself, Fey’s version of Palin stated in a folksy, matter-of-fact way that she could, “see Russia from [her] house.” As funny as it was at the time, this joke was actually borrowed from …

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Obama Warns Russia Not To Use Force in Ukraine

President Obama, in a brief statement on Friday, said he was “deeply concerned” over reports that Russian troops are meddling in Ukraine as their men took up positions in Ukraine’s Crimean region. “We are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the Russian Federation inside Ukraine,” Obama said at the White House. He added, “It would be …

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