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Obama aide's murky ties to communists

Obama aide's murky ties to communists

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Russia's embrace of Argentina grows stronger

Russia's embrace of Argentina grows stronger

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Spero News Daily Brief: June 15, 2015

Spero News Daily Brief: June 15, 2015

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NATO pre-positions forces in Eastern Europe to resist Russian aggression

NATO pre-positions forces in Eastern Europe to resist Russian aggression

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Californians call for nuclear strike on Russia

Californians call for nuclear strike on Russia

Journalist got citizens to sign a petition to President Obama to drop the bomb on Moscow.

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Pope Francis and Putin exchange views on Ukraine and Mideast

Pope Francis and Putin exchange views on Ukraine and Mideast

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Pope Francis to discuss Ukraine with Putin

Pope Francis to discuss Ukraine with Putin

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Britain and Russia in mysterious military air encounters

Britain and Russia in mysterious military air encounters

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Clinton got Russia wrong, says Democrat Chaffee

Clinton got Russia wrong, says Democrat Chaffee

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NATO must adapt while China and Russia advance, says NATO chief

NATO must adapt while China and Russia advance, says NATO chief

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Russia's cat-and-mouse war games in Europe

Russia's cat-and-mouse war games in Europe

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How Britain's parliamentary election reflects status of Europe

How Britain's parliamentary election reflects status of Europe

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Clinton:

Clinton: "Mistakes were made" about foreign donations

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Russia says Obama is dangerously stirring the pot in Ukraine

Russia says Obama is dangerously stirring the pot in Ukraine

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Christians' unbearable suffering in Ukraine

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Gorbachev: America needs perestroika

Gorbachev: America needs perestroika

America's current "lone wolf" foreign policy is bound to fail, said Mikhail Gorbachev. The U.S. is seeking to create an enemy, he said, in order to intervene in domestic conflicts. Obama is "mediocre" said the former communist leader.

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A third of Russian diplomats are spies

A third of Russian diplomats are spies

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Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a new Cold War

Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a new Cold War

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Latin nations say Obama is 'absurd'

Latin nations say Obama is 'absurd'

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Putin admits advance planning for Crimea invasion

Putin admits advance planning for Crimea invasion

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Obama's surreal social media campaign on Ukraine

Obama's surreal social media campaign on Ukraine

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McCain

McCain "ashamed": Obama, America & himself

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Putin in a dangerous cash/debt spiral

Putin in a dangerous cash/debt spiral

Crisis compared to the collapse of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s after the Saudis' decision to quadruple oil production in the second half of 1985.

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Thought for the day: Come to your senses!

Thought for the day: Come to your senses!

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Russia rolls into Ukraine while Obama pivots towards China

Russia rolls into Ukraine while Obama pivots towards China

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Putin is all alone in Russia's perfect storm

Putin is all alone in Russia's perfect storm

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Ukrainian patriarch calls for unity in advance of snap election

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As US foreign policy falters, a proposed strategy for the Black Sea

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Ukrainian troops battle Russian tanks on Ukrainian soil

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Obama admits he has no strategy for Iraq and Syria

Obama admits he has no strategy for Iraq and Syria

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Russia invades Ukraine without resistance

Russia invades Ukraine without resistance

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X-ray scans reveal tragic end for two baby mammoths

X-ray scans reveal tragic end for two baby mammoths

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Why Moldova matters

Why Moldova matters

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Iraq: Russia and Iran enter void left by Obama

Iraq: Russia and Iran enter void left by Obama

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An Open Letter to His Holiness, the Patriarch of Russia

An Open Letter to His Holiness, the Patriarch of Russia

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Ukraine: Jewish politician shot and near death in Kharkiv

Ukraine: Jewish politician shot and near death in Kharkiv

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Book Review of 'After Anatevka': the continuing saga of the fiddler on the roof

Book Review of 'After Anatevka': the continuing saga of the fiddler on the roof

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Obama persuades a chary EU about Russia sanctions

Obama persuades a chary EU about Russia sanctions

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Secret documents show Pope Pius aided the foundation of Israel

Secret documents show Pope Pius aided the foundation of Israel

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Russia officially absorbs Crimea and Sevastopol

Russia officially absorbs Crimea and Sevastopol

Crimea will transition to the Russia ruble by January 1, 2016.

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EU promises additional sanctions on Russia over Crimea impasse

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Russia poised to take over Crimea following referendum

Russia poised to take over Crimea following referendum

Soviet-style persecution and 'disappearances' of clergy is now in place in Crimea. Ukraine fears war with Russia.

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Catholic priests 'disappear' in Russian-controlled Crimea

Catholic priests 'disappear' in Russian-controlled Crimea

Ukrainian Catholics fear results of Crimea joining with Russia.

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Catholic patriarch steels Ukraine for war while diplomats seek to breach impasse with Russia

Catholic patriarch steels Ukraine for war while diplomats seek to breach impasse with Russia

Jewish leader of Ukraine dismisses anti-Semitic incidents as 'provocations' staged by Russia that were blamed on Ukrainian nationalists. Russia continues to claim its forces are not present in Crimea despite eyewitness testimony.

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Diplomatic chaos adds to Ukraine's woes

Diplomatic chaos adds to Ukraine's woes

Russian troops fire warning shots at Ukrainians while diplomats dither over how to help the interim Ukrainian government.

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Does the West have no future?

Does the West have no future?

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Ukraine: Ancient rivalries are spurred by East-West conflict

Ukraine: Ancient rivalries are spurred by East-West conflict

See live news stream from Kiev.

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Ukraine: opposition leader found tortured and crucified

Ukraine: opposition leader found tortured and crucified

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Ukraine: Unstoppable government to assault immoveable supporters of democracy

Ukraine: Unstoppable government to assault immoveable supporters of democracy

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Ukraine appears to revert to Soviet-style repression of religion

Ukraine appears to revert to Soviet-style repression of religion

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Questions remain about terrorists' targeting of Volgograd

Questions remain about terrorists' targeting of Volgograd

President Vladimir Putin vows to annihilate terrorists in Russia.

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Russia: Terrorists strike twice in two days

Russia: Terrorists strike twice in two days

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Russia: Anti-Christian terror linked to Wahhabi Muslims

Russia: Anti-Christian terror linked to Wahhabi Muslims

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Historic meeting of Pope Francis with Russian President Putin

Historic meeting of Pope Francis with Russian President Putin

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Pope Francis calls on Eastern-rite Catholics to reach out to Orthodox

Pope Francis calls on Eastern-rite Catholics to reach out to Orthodox

The Pope also recalled the deadly famine in 1930s Ukraine that was induced by Soviet Russia.

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Russia and other countries claim no human right to abortion & homosexuality

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Book review: Disinformation

Book review: Disinformation

Former chief of the CIA reviews book by Ion Pacepa and Ronald Rychlak that reviews Soviet and Russia campaign to discredit the Catholic Church, Israel and the United States.

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Syrian Christians denounce U.S.-led support of Islamists, and ask Russia for citizenship

Syrian Christians denounce U.S.-led support of Islamists, and ask Russia for citizenship

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Russian train travelers get Christian audio programming

Russian train travelers get Christian audio programming

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Pope Francis works for peace in Syria

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Putin's cruel joke on Obama

Putin's cruel joke on Obama

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President Obama's Syria speech: in full

President Obama's Syria speech: in full

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Russian patriarch asks Obama to desist from war with Syria

Russian patriarch asks Obama to desist from war with Syria

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From Russia with love: an offer to take over Syria's chemical weapons

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Pope Francis: military action in Syria is 'futile'

Letter from Pope Francis to President Vladimir Putin.

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Expectations are bullish for Paraguay's international trade

Expectations are bullish for Paraguay's international trade

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Disinformation: interview recounts Soviet & Russian campaign against US, Israel, and Catholic Church

Disinformation: interview recounts Soviet & Russian campaign against US, Israel, and Catholic Church

A campaign of infiltration and deception broadcast by the Soviet Union weaponized anti-Semitism and anti-Catholic sentiments to further the interests of communism. Americans are warned to watch their leaders carefully. History does repeat itself.

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Obama vows to do nothing

Obama vows to do nothing

Obama says he hopes China and Russia will play nice in the sandbox. He is also spreading the gay gospel in Africa. And Kenyans are glad he is not coming.

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Russia pulls out of client-state Syria

Russia pulls out of client-state Syria

However, President Putin has not cashed in his chips yet. More arms from Russia will go to Syria, including an improved anti-aircraft system. From Russia, with love.

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Paraguay emerges as major beef exporter to the world

Paraguay emerges as major beef exporter to the world

Russia is the biggest market for Paraguayan beef.

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Democracy in Venezuela could bring about reform in Cuba

Democracy in Venezuela could bring about reform in Cuba

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Venezuela: Currency instability and nationalization likely under Chavez's successor

Venezuela: Currency instability and nationalization likely under Chavez's successor

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A distinct chill in relations between Israel and Turkey

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Syria's government signals willingness to negotiate

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US and Russian nuclear arsenals still have a hair trigger

US and Russian nuclear arsenals still have a hair trigger

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Syria: Church destroyed as Syrians die a 'slow death'

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Anna Karenina: movie review

Anna Karenina: movie review

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Syria's dictator vows to stay and fight Al-Qaeda terrorists

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Syria's Assad uses chemical weapons on rebels

Syria's Assad uses chemical weapons on rebels

It is believed that rebels opposing Syrian dictator Bashr al-Assad were sprayed with deadly sarin gas.

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Russia: a confessional or tolerant state?

Russia: a confessional or tolerant state?

The Pussy Riot case may test Russia's identity as a state tolerant of all faiths, or only those compliant with the government led by Vladimir Putin.

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The Gospel of Anti-Christ: according to Vladimir Solovyov

The Gospel of Anti-Christ: according to Vladimir Solovyov

"Little children, keep yourselves from idols", wrote John the Evangelist. Important words for believers to hear upon confronting Power.

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Venezuela: Chavez wins re-election with guerrilla support

Venezuela: Chavez wins re-election with guerrilla support

Tanks and Ak-47s were evident in Caracas as Venezuelans went to vote. Exit polls showed Capriles the winner, but the government-controlled electoral college gave the win to Chavez who has been in power for 14 years.

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Rabbi expresses gratitude to his Gentile saviour

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Islamist terrorists may have planned chemical attack from paragliders

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Russia to increase defense and infrastructure spending

Russia to increase defense and infrastructure spending

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Russians hack LinkedIn

Russians hack LinkedIn

Users of LinkedIn are advised to change their passwords immediately.

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Wikileaks' Julian Assange loses UK court battle

Wikileaks' Julian Assange loses UK court battle

Assange will face rape charges in Sweden.

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Russia: The intelligentsia lead Moscow "stroll" against Putin

Thousands of people march in the center led by writers and poets. The police stands by watching. Experts say the authorities are convinced that the unrest wMill soon peter out, but they are hoping in vain. Perhaps it is "a revolution".

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Russia Says Police Have No Orders To Break Up Protest Camp

Moscow police have no orders to disperse a tent camp of about 100 people set up on a downtown square, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.

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Russia: In Orenburg, another criminal case against the Jehovah's Witnesses

The local investigators to investigate "extremist activity". The Jehovah's Witnesses continue to face threats and judicial harassment.

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Russia Again Alleges Georgian Connivance With Chechen Militants

Terrorism experts both in Russia and the West have long assumed that Umarov would seek to disrupt the Winter Olympics and would infiltrate fighters from Kabardino-Balkaria to the environs of Sochi during the spring and summer of 2013 to prepare those attacks.

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Russia Says Planned Attack On 2014 Olympics Thwarted

Russia's National Antiterror Committee says its officers have seized stashed guns, ammunition, and explosives that were allegedly planned to be used in a terrorist attack on the 2014 Olympics in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

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Czar Putin's plans for Europe, and the world

Czar Putin's plans for Europe, and the world

As Europe changes, Vladimir Putin has remained a constant.

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Russia: March of a million, more than 400 arrests on eve of Putinís inauguration

The opposition rally in Moscow ends with hundreds of arrests and dozens wounded. Increasingly radical opposition, but Kremlin shows no intention of backing down. Uphill struggle for the new Russian president's mandate which begins today. Suspected of using religion to consolidate political power.

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Anti-Putin girl band harassed in Russian jail

Anti-Putin girl band harassed in Russian jail

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Christian church attacked in Libya

Christian church attacked in Libya

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Orthdox flasher priest detained in Moscow

Orthdox flasher priest detained in Moscow

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U.S., Russia Considering Cyber Conflict Hotline

A Cold-War era nuclear communication hotline may soon be used to channel messages between the United States and Russia on cyber security, "The Washington Post" reports.

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Chinese and Russian navies in first-ever joint exercise

Chinese and Russian navies in first-ever joint exercise

When coupled with Chinese military modernization, the regional balance of power on the Asian mainland seems to be moving steadily against Moscow.

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Thousands march in Moscow in defense of religion

Thousands march in Moscow in defense of religion

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