Posted: April 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

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Flying Blind
Russia Blocks U.S. from Treaty-Approved Spy Flights

Leaflet tells Jews to register in East Ukraine

Putin admits for the first time that unmarked Russian troops WERE in Crimea as he warns Ukraine that Moscow reserves the right to use force in the east

Europe’s African Refugee Crisis: Is the Boat Really Full?

Raising specter of genocide, US Ambassador Power slams ‘industrial-style slaughter’ in Syria

Sweden: Muslims set up homemade traffic control, stop cars, set up roadblocks, police do nothing

Today in Cold War History for april 18
1948 – International Court of Justice opens at Hague Netherlands
1949 – Republic of Ireland withdraws from British Commonwealth
1949 – The keel for the aircraft carrier USS United States is laid down at Newport News Drydock and Shipbuilding. However, construction is canceled five days later, resulting in the Revolt of the Admirals.
1954 – Gamal Abdal Nasser seizes power in Egypt.
1955 – 29 nations meet at Bandung, Indonesia, for the first Asian-African Conference.
1956 – Egypt & Israel agree to a cease fire
1961 – The Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, a cornerstone of modern international relations, is adopted.
1968 – London Bridge is sold to US oil company (to be erected in Arizona)
1978 – Senate votes to turn Panama Canal over to Panama on Dec 31, 1999
1980 – The Republic of Zimbabwe (formerly Rhodesia) comes into being, with Canaan Banana as the country’s first President. The Zimbabwe Dollar replaces the Rhodesian Dollar as the official currency.
1983 – A suicide bomber destroys the United States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 63 people.
1988 – The United States launches Operation Praying Mantis against Iranian naval forces in the largest naval battle since World War II.

Rate of Christian girls abducted and attacked by extremists on the rise in Egypt

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