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August 18, 2015
Thinking the unthinkable
Washington DC (UPI) Aug 16, 2015
Is it unthinkable that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump could win their parties' nominations for president? In writing about the possibility of thermonuclear war, the iconic Cold War strategist Herman Kahn challenged his readers to "think the unthinkable." In writing about politics, here is another "unthinkable" proposition to ponder. Suppose Democrats reject Hillary Clinton (or Hillary withdraws over the email or other exploding political time bombs). And suppose celebrity status becomes the Re ... read more

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NATO denies it is making war more likely in Europe
NATO on Wednesday defended the number of military exercises it has staged as a response to "growing Russian aggression" and refuted suggestions that they were helping make war in Europe more likely. ... more
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Ukraine battles pro-Russian rebels for access to key port
Ukraine on Wednesday reported intense battles with pro-Russian insurgents near the last major government stronghold in the former Soviet country's separatist east. ... more
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Rules not power in South China Sea, Britain's FM says in Beijing
Visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told a Beijing audience Wednesday that competing territorial claims in the South China Sea, a key global trade artery, risk boiling over and must be resolved peacefully. ... more
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Not ready for prime time: The Republican presidential parody
Amid great fanfare and hype last week, particularly by the Fox News Channel who sponsored the first debate among seventeen presidential hopefuls, the "A" team of ten followed an earlier warm up by the junior varsity of seven whose standing in the polls did not warrant a prime time slot. ... more
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Berlin to spend billions upgrading military hardware
The German military is to invest billions of euros to fix recurring problems with its aircraft, helicopters and other military equipment, an official said on Friday. ... more
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US says won't tolerate navigation curbs in tense South China Sea
The United States warned Thursday it would not tolerate efforts to control sea and air routes in the South China Sea, as Southeast Asian nations debated how hard to pressure Beijing on its island-building. ... more
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First Catholic bishop for three years ordained in China
The first Catholic bishop to be ordained in China for more than three years was consecrated on Tuesday amid a heavy police presence, worshippers said. ... more
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South China Sea tensions flare at Asia security talks
Southeast Asian diplomats said Tuesday that China's controversial island-building drive is raising regional tensions, with the Philippines slamming its "unilateral and aggressive activities". ... more
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NATO halves Baltic air policing mission
NATO on Tuesday said that from September it will reduce its air patrols over the Baltic states, which it stepped up amid concern over Russia's activity in the region. ... more
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Japan says temporarily halting work on new US base in Okinawa
Tokyo said Tuesday it would temporarily halt work on a controversial new US military base in southern Okinawa as talks continue with local officials opposed to the project. ... more
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China's island-building faces scrutiny at Asia security talks
Beijing faces pressure over its island-building in the South China Sea during high-level Asian security meetings this week that will include the top US and Chinese diplomats. ... more
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China to ensure blues skies for military parade: state media
Chinese authorities will impose strict restrictions on cars, factories and other polluters to ensure a huge military parade commemorating victory over Japan in World War II takes place under clear skies, media reported Tuesday. ... more
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China may be preparing second Spratly airstrip: think-tank
Beijing could be preparing to build a second 3,000-metre airstrip on an artificial island in the disputed South China Sea, a Washington-based think-tank said. ... more
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UK grants Chinese artist Ai Weiwei new visa in U-turn
Britain's interior minister ordered officials Friday to grant Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa, reversing a decision to restrict him to a short trip that had prompted condemnation from rights groups. ... more
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Olympics: China sees justice in 'historic' Olympics award
IOC president Thomas Bach hailed the award of the 2022 Winter Olympics to Beijing on Friday as a "safe" and "historic" decision while the Chinese capital's mayor indicated that it was putting right a historical injustice. ... more
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NATO eastward expansion would be 'catastrophic': Russian official
NATO enlargement into Ukraine and Georgia would have "catastrophic consequences" for Europe, Russia's envoy to NATO warned Tuesday in a television interview, as relations between Moscow and the West sink to Cold War-era lows. ... more
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Trump the Donald and other musings
While the squealing over the Iran nuclear agreement has dropped a few decibels in volume, foreign observers must be confused and occasionally amused over the discourse and tone of America's politics. Not even in Putin's Russia or Communist China, let alone "Clericocratic" Iran, has the rancor over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action approached within light years the acrimony of reactions in America. But another factor will eclipse this brouhaha - the so-called Donald factor! ... more
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China shows off victory over Japan logo
China on Monday unveiled its official logo for the forthcoming commemorations of victory over Japan 70 years ago, invoking both peace in the form of doves and robust nationalism with Communist colours and imagery of the Great Wall. ... more
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US extends training to Ukrainian military
The United States is to begin training Ukrainian army troops in an expansion to its military involvement in the divided country, the State Department said Friday. ... more
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Russia revises navy doctrine over NATO's 'inadmissible' expansion
Russia aims to boost the strategic positions of its navy on the Black Sea and seek to maintain an Atlantic and Mediterranean presence, according its latest naval doctrine which has been revised over NATO's "inadmissible" expansion. ... more
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Japan defence paper slams China's 'coercive' maritime demands
Japan on Tuesday slammed Beijing's bid to reclaim land in the South China Sea as a "coercive attempt" to force sweeping maritime claims, in a defence paper that comes as Tokyo is expanding the role of its own military. ... more
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Philippines hikes defence budget 25% amid China tensions
The Philippines is planning a 25 percent hike in its defence budget next year, mainly to bolster its claims in the disputed South China Sea, officials said Tuesday. ... more
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US-Cuba relations: A half-century of twists and turns
Relations between the United States and Cuba, more strained than neighborly over the past century, have seen US occupations, Cold War enmity, and even the brink of nuclear war. ... more
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Manila to base jets, frigates near China-claimed waters
The Philippines plans to station fighter jets and frigates on a former US naval base facing the South China Sea, where it is engaged in a maritime row with China, a defence official said Monday. ... more
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