Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, is greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, is greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping / AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview Tuesday that his country’s relations with China have reached a historic level as the two nations, often at odds with the United States, increase their military and economic cooperation.

Ukraine’s Defense Doctrine Names Russia Military Adversary

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Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council called Russia a “military adversary” in its defense doctrine released today. The document defines the “conditions for the liberation” of territories in eastern Ukraine, according to a statement by the council. The doctrine also declares that Ukraine will retract its non-aligned status in favor of pursuit of NATO membership. …

OPM Hack Costing Taxpayers $350 Million

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The hack of the Office of Personnel and Management (OPM) is costing taxpayers $350 million to notify and protect the identities of over 20 million federal employees who had their personal information compromised.

Kerry Promises Israel, Saudis Money In Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal

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Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday moved to reassure Congress that Israel and America’s Gulf State allies would be fully taken care of in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, which Kerry acknowledged would not stop Iran’s support for terrorism, according to a letter sent by the secretary of state to lawmakers.

Ukraine’s Defense Doctrine Names Russia Military Adversary

AP

Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council called Russia a “military adversary” in its defense doctrine released today. The document defines the “conditions for the liberation” of territories in eastern Ukraine, according to a statement by the council. The doctrine also declares that Ukraine will retract its non-aligned status in favor of pursuit of NATO membership. …

Kerry Promises Israel, Saudis Money In Wake of Iran Nuclear Deal

John Kerry

Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday moved to reassure Congress that Israel and America’s Gulf State allies would be fully taken care of in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, which Kerry acknowledged would not stop Iran’s support for terrorism, according to a letter sent by the secretary of state to lawmakers.