Rueters Poll: Republicans see Obama as Greater Threat than Putin

A third of Republicans believe President Barack Obama poses an imminent threat to the United States, outranking concerns about Russian President Vladimir Putin and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A Reuters/Ipsos online poll this month asked 2,809 Americans to rate how much of a threat a list of countries, organizations and individuals posed to the United States on a scale of 1 to 5, with one being no threat and 5 being an imminent threat. The poll showed 34 percent of Republicans ranked ...
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John Bolton Calls for Attack on Iran in New York Times Op-Ed

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton published an op-ed Thursday arguing that bombing Iran is the best method for halting its nuclear arms research. Bolton’s piece, titled “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran,” appeared in Thursday’s edition of The New York Times. In it, he argued that neither diplomacy nor economic sanctions would prevent an atomic Tehran. “The inescapable conclusion is that Iran will not negotiate away its nuclear program,” Bolton wrote. “Nor will sanctions block i...
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Australia & Denmark apply to join China-led bank

Australia and Denmark, despite previous American objections to the move, say they will join a new Beijing-backed investment bank that some in Washington say could supplant the US-dominated International Monetary Fund. In a testament to China’s growing economic clout on the global stage, western countries are lining up to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey expressed their country’s willingness to join AIIB a...
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Russia Launches Large-scale Air Defense Drills in Siberia

The Russian Defense Minister's press service reported on Monday that large-scale air defense exercises have got under way in Russia's Eastern Military District. "The drills are taking place at special firing ranges in the Primorye Territory and Buryatia, where the servicemen will be tasked with destroying about 50 various targets," the press service said. "To implement the task, the troops will use a spate of the short-range surface-to-air missile systems, such as the Osa, the Tor and the ...
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