‘The Russians are going to have a cow’: The US’ latest message to Putin ‘is a really big deal’

Carolyn Kaster/AP BUSINESS INSIDER The US will devote a substantial portion of its defence spending to building up its military presence in Eastern Europe in an effort to deter Russian aggression in the region, Obama administration officials told The New York Times. Countries belonging to the NATO alliance in central and Eastern Europe will apparently… More ‘The Russians are going to have a cow’: The US’ latest message to Putin ‘is a really big deal’

Putin Says Russia Ready to Cooperate With U.S. Coalition on ISIS

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – NOVEMBER,26: Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and French President Francois Hollande (L) attend a joint press conference in the Kremlin on November 26, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Hollande is having a one-day trip to Moscow. (Photo by Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images) TIME The announcement came after a meeting with French President Francois Hollande… More Putin Says Russia Ready to Cooperate With U.S. Coalition on ISIS

Putin Promises Increased Syrian Airstrikes After Confirming Bomb Destroyed Passenger Plane

MEDIAITE The Kremlin officially confirmed today that the passenger plane that crashed over Egypt weeks ago was brought down by a bomb, and that Vladimir Putin will pursue revenge against those responsible. In the wake of the crash that left 224 dead in the Sinai Peninsula, U.S. and foreign investigators have been taking action based on intelligence… More Putin Promises Increased Syrian Airstrikes After Confirming Bomb Destroyed Passenger Plane

Not Good: Report: Russia, China Crack Snowden Docs

This result was the catalyst for my opposition to Snowden seeking asylum in a communist country… THE DAILY BEAST Russia and China have allegedly decrypted the top-secret cache of files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, according to a report from The Sunday Times, to be published tomorrow. The info has compelled British intelligence agency MI6… More Not Good: Report: Russia, China Crack Snowden Docs

10 things you need to know today: February 22, 2015

The Week 1.Sec. Kerry threatens Russia with more sanctions Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday said the U.S. could impose more sanctions on Russia should Moscow violate the latest truce in Ukraine and continue with its “land-grabbing” in the region. Though a delicate cease-fire aimed at ending the year-old conflict between Ukraine and pro-Russian… More 10 things you need to know today: February 22, 2015

10 things you need to know today: February 8, 2015

The Week 1.Russia, Ukraine to meet this week for peace talks in Minsk The leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France, and Germany plan to meet in Minsk, Belarus, on Wednesday for talks aimed at ending the conflict in eastern Ukraine. “They expect that their efforts during the Minsk meeting will lead to the swift and unconditional cessation… More 10 things you need to know today: February 8, 2015

Edward Snowden Was Allegedly Recruited To Work At Russian Spy Agency

The Huffington Post BERLIN (AP) — A close ally of Edward Snowden has told filmmakers that Russia’s intelligence agency sought to recruit the former NSA contractor, but he declined the offer. WikiLeaks staffer Sarah Harrison says the Russian FSB intelligence security service approached Snowden while he was stuck in the transit area of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo… More Edward Snowden Was Allegedly Recruited To Work At Russian Spy Agency

10 things you need to know today: December 27, 2014

The Week Ukraine exchanges POWs with militants, U.S. nears an intel-sharing agreement with South Korea and Japan, and more 1. Ukraine, rebels exchange POWs as Kiev suspends Crimea travel The Ukrainian government agreed to trade more than 200 pro-Russian separatist prisoners of war for 150 Ukrainian servicemen on Friday. But, Kiev also announced it would… More 10 things you need to know today: December 27, 2014

10 things you need to know today: November 13, 2014

The Week Russian tanks return to Ukraine, Europe’s Philae probe lands on a comet, and more 1. Russia invades Ukraine… again Russian tanks and troops entered Ukraine near strongholds of pro-Moscow separatists, NATO officials said Wednesday. Russia, which had been accused before of invading, denied it was intervening in the conflict. Russian Defense Minister Sergei… More 10 things you need to know today: November 13, 2014

10 things you need to know today: November 6, 2014

The Week Republicans lay out their legislative agenda, Obama assesses the damage, and more 1. Republicans lay out their legislative agenda A day after retaking the Senate and adding to their majority in the House, the GOP leadership is letting Americans in on their plan for the next two years. Chief among their priorities is… More 10 things you need to know today: November 6, 2014