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Vladimir the corrupt

[caption id="attachment_13641" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Reaping tens of billions of illicit real estate, energy and kickback dollars for himself and his cronies, Russian President Vladimir Putin proves why "corrupt" almos ...

Where is the missing Malaysian plane?

Solving the mystery of the missing Malaysian plane is proving to be as easy as cracking a homicide without a body. Or a witness. Or a motive. All while billions of people are waiting for the kind of quick and clear resolution that we've come to expec ...

Slap on the wrist exposes weakness

[caption id="attachment_5850" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]The reaction of the financial markets to the west's sanctions over Crimea spoke volumes. Up went the rouble and shares on the Moscow stock market, down went the price ...

Russian actions over Ukraine may create new cold war

[caption id="attachment_13641" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Europe is on the cusp of a new cold war with Russia that could last for years, William Hague has said as he warns Russia against destabilising eastern Ukraine. The f ...

What happened to Missing Malaysian Plane?

The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 does not appear to be terrorism-related, the head of Interpol said Tuesday. One of two passengers traveling on a stolen passport aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane is an Iranian bound for Ge ...

Playing the chicken in Kiev

[caption id="attachment_6144" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]America has become a paper tiger with cardboard teeth, and nobody knows this better than Vladimir Putin. Who can blame him? Some of Barack Obama's red lines are missi ...

Harkin sees Cuba through rose-colored glasses

The scathing reply delivered by Sen. Marco Rubio on the Senate floor this week in response to Sen. Tom Harkin's report of a visit to Cuba was a well-aimed and well-justified verbal cannonball. Sen. Harkin had it coming. Let's be clear about this: The ...

America's retreat from world leadership heightens risks

With the Olympic flame quenched in Sochi, attention now shifts to other contests where losing participants shed far more than tears of exhaustion. In flashpoints such as Kiev and Caracas, where liberty hangs in the balance for tens of millions of peo ...

U.S. allies learn Iran can keep its weapons program

The president who promised us that his health care legislation would allow us to keep our insurance plans and doctors now insists that his agreement with Iran will not allow it to keep a nuclear- weapons program. What the two pledges have in common i ...

Bedtime in the Middle East

[caption id="attachment_26952" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Politics make strange bedfellows, as we all know, and sometimes it's a weird bed, indeed. You can bet that when Israel and Saudi Arabia snuggle under the covers toge ...


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