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A sign shows the distance to Damascus and Baghdad at an army post on Mount Bental in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights

Obama Administration: Golan Heights Are Not Part of Israel

TEL AVIV – The Obama administration does not consider the Golan Heights part of Israel, U.S. State Department spokesperson John Kirby stressed Monday night, a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that the Golan “will forever remain under Israeli sovereignty.”

Top French Weatherman: Sacked For Skepticism; Hired By Putin

The top French weatherman who was sacked from his state broadcaster for speaking inconvenient truths about the non-existence of “man-made-global-warming” has taken exquisite revenge on the alarmist establishment: now he’s got a new job broadcasting from the Kremlin’s propaganda arm, pouring

Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkish Military Claims Not to Have Known Downed Jet Was Russian

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan defended Turkey’s defense of its airspace Tuesday evening after Ankara fighter jets shot down a Russian SU-24 warplane earlier in the day, with the Turkish leader claiming that the military was unable to identify the jet that was violating the country’s sovereignty.

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Ed Royce Slams Obama’s ‘Naivete’ as Iran Deal Takes Effect

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) issued a statement on “Adoption Day” of the Iran deal this Sunday, claiming that the Obama Administration “is looking more naive by the day” in its faith that the Iranian regime will live up to its end of the bargain when considering their activity over the last three months–let alone 35 years.

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UKIP Defence Spox: Join With Putin To Defeat ISIS

The headlines are getting progressively more concerning as the West look to be drawing up battle lines against Russia rather than Islamic State. This morning we read that the RAF have been granted permission by ministers to shoot down Russian

Manta Putin (Mikhail Klementyev / AFP / Getty)

Stratfor: Russia Economy Hits Perfect Storm

The Russian economy started stagnating in 2013, but the nation was never actually able to recover from the 2008-2009 recession, according to Stratfor Global Intelligence. The combination of the 2014 sanctions over the Ukraine and collapsing oil prices is a perfect economic storm that is grinding Russia to a halt.

Putin: I’m Perfect Because God Made Me that Way

Vladimir Putin has claimed that he has never made a mistake because God made him perfect. In a rare interview with Italian paper Corriere della Serra, the Russian president said that God “built my life in a way I have

Ponomarev (Ivan Sekretarev / Associated Press)

CBS: Russian Lawmaker Opposing Putin Exiled, Stuck in Bay Area

Ilya Ponomarev, the lone figure in Russia’s Duma to vote against Russia’s annexation of the Crimea in 2014, thus opposing Russian President Vladimir Putin, cannot return to his wife and children in his native country after he visited San Jose nine months ago. Putin has effectively barred Ponomarev from returning, as the Russian government accused him of using $750,000 in public funds for his own benefit and he could be arrested if he travels back to Russia.

Krauthammer: ‘Keep Our Foot on the Neck of the Russians’

On Thursday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer argued against the Obama administration going out of its way to negotiate with the Russians to ease sanctions levied on their country over the aggressive tack

Putin Freezes Vodka Prices to Calm Protestors

Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered a freeze on vodka prices after a 30 percent increase since 2013. Euronews reported, “The announcement to cap vodka prices coincides with the release of a survey showing the mood for  protest in thew country

Expert: Russia in ‘Full-Fledged Economic Crisis’

Former Russian finance minister Alexei Kudrin said on Monday that the Russian economy has entered a vicious downward spiral as Russia’s energy-centric economy continues to suffer from falling oil prices, Western economic sanctions, and a severely weakened ruble. “Today, I

Putin: West Expanding, Pushing Russia to Ground

During his annual news conference Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the West and NATO of rebuilding a “virtual” Berlin Wall with missile defense systems to become the “new empire.” “You have to understand they, the West, didn’t stop after the


Russia Invites North Korea to Victory Day Celebration in May

The Ukraine crisis weakened relations between the West and Russia, which has forced Moscow to look for allies elsewhere. In his quest for friendly nations, it appears President Vladimir Putin has chosen North Korea, as Putin invited leader Kim Jong Un to Russia’s Victory