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Iranian government must listen to demands of the people: Rouhani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranians have political, economic and social demands which must be heard, President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday, one of his clearest statements of the right to air grievances since demonstrations were put down violently in December and January.<p>FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan …

Asia

Russia, Turkey and Iran agree Syrian peace talks for January

Russia, Turkey and Iran agreed Friday to hold a peace congress for Syria in Russia's Black Sea resort of Sochi in late January after previous attempts to hold a conference collapsed.<p>A Syrian “Congress of National Dialogue” will be held in the Russian city of Sochi on January 29-30, Russia said …

Is Putin Handling Trump The Way A KGB Officer Handles An Asset?

As Robert Mueller's Russia investigation proceeds, NPR's Scott Simon asks veteran Moscow correspondent Luke Harding how Vladimir Putin manages his relationship with President Trump.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, made a startling observation …

Putin vows to modernize Russia, challengers prepare for race

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin presented his vision for modernizing Russia on Saturday, while some of his challengers in next March's …

Russia

Russia and China discuss coordination on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov had held talks with China’s ambassador to Russia Li Hui about Moscow and Beijing coordinating action on North Korea at the U.N. Security Council.<p>The officials exchanged views on “joint …

North Korea

U.S. investigators have identified Russian government hackers who breached the DNC

Federal investigators have identified several Russian government hackers who penetrated the Democratic National Committee's computers last year and siphoned out information that was released online, according to individuals familiar with the matter.<p>Gathering the evidence necessary to bring charges …

Russian Government

Putin Is Losing the Long Game on Foreign Policy

The notion that Russian President Vladimir Putin has outsmarted a series of American presidents and dramatically strengthened Russia’s position globally has become the conventional wisdom in recent years.<p>Many Western analysts and policy makers believe that Putin has played a weak hand skillfully, …

Russia

Saudi Arabia Is Putinizing, Not Modernizing

It was perhaps inevitable that the Saudi royal purge, in which 11 princes and dozens of bureaucrats stand accused of corruption, would be compared with Russian President Vladimir Putin's and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping's highly public, and highly selective, anti-graft campaigns. But Crown …

Saudi Arabia

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

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IN 1912 a group of Russian avant-garde poets, calling themselves futurists, published an almanac entitled “A Slap in the Face of Public Taste”. On …

Russia

Russia Practices for Nuclear War With Triad Missile Launches

Russia flexed its muscles with multiple ballistic and cruise missile launches Thursday, putting strategic nuclear forces to the test, according to …

Putin just personally unleashed hell

But one test stood out.<p>The missile rocketed out from Russia’s Plestek Cosmodrome, passing above the atmosphere before plummeting back to earth some …

NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

In a secret report, NATO warns that it may not be prepared to confront a hypothetical Russian attack. Senior military officers would like to see a …

Geopolitics

The Coming War Between Saudi Arabia And Iran Will Make American Frackers Very Rich

Saudi Arabia and Iran are moving closer to a direct military confrontation that has the potential to disrupt Middle East oil supplies and push crude oil prices back towards the $60, even $100, level.<p>That’s a dream scenario for American frackers who will have to pump oil as fast as they can to make …

Erdogan rejects Arab demands; says Turkish troops will stay in Qatar

Turkish President Erdogan dismissed demands from Arab countries that Qatar shutter a Turkish-run base. He said the demands intruded on Qatar's …

Pak: Over 60 ‘terrorists’ who plotted attacks in country held in Punjab province

Pakistani security forces have arrested more than 60 terrorists they suspect were plotting to launch attacks in the run up to Eid in the country's …

How a Canadian sniper shot someone more than 2 miles away, explained by a Canadian sniper

The sniper shot an ISIS militant in Iraq last month.<p>A Canadian special forces sniper just abolished a world record for the longest-ever successful shot on record. In Iraq, the sniper hit an ISIS militant from more than <i>2</i> <i>miles away</i>, with the bullet flying in the air under 10 seconds before hitting …

Turkey rejects Arab terms to Qatar, US urges sides to talk

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president on Sunday rejected a demand by major Arab states to remove Turkish troops from Qatar, among a sweeping list of …