• by Juliana Kenny Nuclear missile launches, even failed ones, invariably prompt thoughts of doomsday.

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    LAST UPDATE : Apr 29, 2016, 12:00 PM EDT
  • A Syrian man carries his two girls as he walks across the rubble following a barrel bomb attack on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 17, 2015.

    U.S. officials have announced that at least four cruise missiles launched from a Russian ship, aimed at targets in Syria, have crashed into Iranian locations by mistake.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 09, 2015, 12:16 AM EDT
  • Heavily-armed troops displaying no identifying insignia and who were mingling with local pro-Russian militants stand guard outside a local government building on March 2, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    The seizure of Crimea by Russian forces, as well as Russia's parliamentary approval for larger intervention, have created a potentially disastrous situation. 

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 02, 2014, 8:41 AM EST
  • Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Kozak, U.S. Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst and Russian President Vladimir Putin visit the USA House in the Olympic Village on February 14, 2014 in Sochi, Russia.

    OECD blunders, Qatar world cup gossip, and more.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 14, 2014, 8:00 PM EST
  • gay rights activist takes part in a “March against Hatred” rally in St. Petersburg, on November 2, 2013.

    Gay "propaganda", Kenyan runners on the run, and more. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 31, 2014, 5:46 PM EST