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‘Who knows what spark might ignite Bosnia?’

BELGRADE — Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić said growing political extremism in the Balkans threatens the stability of Bosnia-Herzegovina and …

Europe
North Africa

One incredible image shows the heroism of US troops during World War II

On November 10, 1943, when Lt. Walter L. Chewning Jr., the catapult officer of the USS Enterprise, saw a 9,000-pound F6F Hellcat crash-land on the flight deck and erupt in a ball of flames as it barreled toward the gun gallery, he did not run away.<p>Instead, Chewning deliberately ran toward the …

Military

Here's who would win if Russia, China, and America all went to war right now

With the rhetoric about global trade deficits heating up on the campaign trail, it might be appropriate to momentarily shift our focus away from the asymmetric threats of the Taliban and ISIS and look at the world of conventional warfare.<p>Here's how the world's three most powerful militaries stack …

Military

Israel won’t allow Iran, Hezbollah on Syrian border, Rivlin tells Putin

Israel will not allow Iran and Hezbollah to establish a foothold on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, President Reuven Rivlin told his Russian …

Spy Vs. Spies: Why Deciphering Putin Is So Hard For U.S. Intelligence

American intelligence officers are trained to tackle tough targets.<p>But there are tough targets, and then there's Russian President Vladimir Putin, who plays his cards so closely that it's hard for his own advisers to divine what he's thinking, says Gregory Treverton, chairman of the National …

Russia

This graphic shows how tiny the Russian Navy is compared to the former Soviet fleet

As Russia carries out bombing runs in Syria despite a ceasefire and intimidates NATO throughout the Baltics and the Northern Atlantic, the country has once again become a focus of Western defense officials.<p>Russia's pursuit of proxy wars and intimidation has raised the prospect of a return to …

Russia

Report: Dozens of Russian generals in Syria killed after a car bomb hits their military base

The military base that was hit by the car bomb is considered one of the most important military centers of the Russian forces on the Syrian coast, …

The Bosnian language is one of the standard versions of the Central-South Sla...

The Bosnian language is one of the standard versions of the Central-South Slavic diasystem, based on the Štokavian dialect. The language is used by …

Crimea, poppy seed flower field

Donald Trump

Ode to Autumn

Ukraine

The Kremlin’s Favorite Muslim, Kadyrov, Goes Too Far

Putin’s most ambitious and ruthless supporter in Chechnya appears to be spinning out of control, with deadly consequences.<p>MOSCOW — Earlier this …

Russia
Russia

Frozen conflicts of the post-Soviet world – in pictures

Photographer Gianluca Pardelli travelled to Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia, finding weddings, wastelands and staggering natural beauty in three of the territories still contested after the fall of the USSR

Russia

ОПГ «ДНР». Хакеры опубликовали сводки донецкой милиции

<i>Сегодня «Анонимный интернационал» выложил в открытый доступ сводки милиции ДНР, из которых можно составить представление о том, что происходит на</i> …

The Man Who Predicted Putin

Vladimir Voinovich, Russia’s 82-year-old satirist, on why the rise of a KGB man was inevitable but why Russia’s decline and fall into …

Russia

Рустем Адагамов

Ущерб от запрета на ввоз шпрот в Россию в Латвии оценили в €100–200 млн

Потери латвийских предприятий в связи с запретом на ввоз рыбных консервов в Россию составят €100–200 млн. Такую оценку озвучил министр земледелия …

Russia says it will build on Southern Kuril islands seized from Japan

Defence minister announces work on civilian and military site on disputed land in remarks seen as expression of annoyance at Shinzo Abe’s visit to Kiev<p>Japan’s attempts to resolve a decades-old territorial dispute with Russia took a step backwards this week after Moscow said it would speed up the …

Was the US justified in dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during the Second World War? You debate

<b>The first bomb, dropped on the city of Hiroshima on 6 August 1945, resulted in a death toll of around 135,000. The second, which hit Nagasaki on 9</b> …

Satellite images show clearly that Russia faked its MH17 report

KIEV, Ukraine — Faked. Forged. Doctored. Photoshopped.<p>That's what new analysis of publicly available satellite images, published Sunday by a team of …

Russia
Russia

Sanctions: Who's really hurting in Russia? | Europe | DW | 31.05.2015

Russians might think I'm insane but there are times when I wander the aisles of my local supermarket and literally laugh out loud. At least it's …