Philippines Launch War Games with US, Japan

The Philippines will start today simultaneous naval drills with its longtime ally the United States and former wartime enemy Japan amid China’s aggressive expansion in the West Philippine Sea. Both exercises will be held in Palawan, the province nearest to the disputed Spratlys, a potentially oil- and gas-rich chain of islands, sand bars, reefs and shoals being claimed in whole or in part by the Philippines, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan. The war games between the Philippine ...
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US Fears Losing Greece to Russia

Throughout the prolonged showdown between Greece and its creditors, the Obama administration has largely sat on the sidelines, issuing the occasional warning about the potential economic impact of a default. But with Greece now on the verge of bankruptcy, the US is also beginning to worry about the political fallout from a deeper crisis and the potential for Russia to gain increased influence over a Nato member. As Washington tries to maintain a united western front in support of sanctions on ...
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Top Signs That US & China are moving towards WAR

If the United States and China are supposed to be such “great friends”, why are both sides acting as if war is in our future? Thanks to events in the South China Sea and the blatant theft of the personal information of millions of U.S. government workers, tensions between the United States and China are the highest that they have been in decades. Most Americans typically assume that a real, actual shooting war between the U.S. and China could never possibly happen, but as you will see below t...
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EU Extends Sanctions On Russia Until 2016

European Union foreign ministers on Monday extended economic sanctions against Russia until January 31, 2016. Permanent envoys from the European Union agreed to extend the sanctions against Russia during a meeting on June 17 and forwarded their decision to EU foreign ministers for their approval. The EU foreign ministers approved the extension in Luxembourg during an EU Council meeting. Since 2014, the European Union, as well as its allies, imposed several rounds of sanctions against Ru...
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Russian Security Czar: Over 1000 Russians Joined ISIS

Russia's Security Council chief says more than 1,000 Russian nationals have joined the Islamic State group and they could pose a major threat when they return. Nikolai Patrushev told the business daily Kommersant in an interview published Monday that they could form "sleeper cells" upon their return and mount terror attacks in the future on orders from their bosses. He said IS recruiters have been active in Russia and ex-Soviet Central Asian nations, particularly focusing on young people and m...
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