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Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates believes the U.S. has very few options in two of the Obama administration’s biggest foreign policy pressure points in Ukraine and Syria, adding that the U.S. needs to solve its domestic problems before it can exert power on the world stage. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Gates: ‘No Real Military Option’ For US In Russia, Ukraine Crisis

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he believes the U.S. has very few options in two of the Obama administration’s biggest foreign policy pressure points in Ukraine and Syria, adding that the U.S. needs to solve its domestic problems before it can exert power on the world stage.

05/12/2014

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin. (credit: Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Ukraine Prime Minister: ‘Putin Has A Dream To Restore The Soviet Union’

The interim Ukrainian prime minister warns that Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to restore the old Soviet Union.

04/21/2014

Experts estimate 13 percent of the world's untapped oil reserves may lie beneath the melting Arctic ice. (Getty Images)

Nations Vie For Clout In Arctic; U.S. Far From Lead

Critics say the U.S. is lagging behind Russia, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada and Denmark in securing Arctic Ocean rights.

01/01/2014

The first lady and the vice president are among the latest public figures to have their private information posted on a mysterious website, and the Secret Service has joined the investigation into the postings that include documents from people ranging from rapper Jay-Z to the head of the FBI.  (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

First Lady, VP Biden Added To List Of Public Figures With Private Info Leaked To Mysterious Website

The first lady and the vice president are among the latest public figures to have their private information posted on a mysterious website, and the Secret Service has joined the investigation into the postings that include documents from people ranging from rapper Jay-Z to the head of the FBI.

03/12/2013

File photo of the moon. (credit: LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: U.S. Planned On Blowing Up Moon With Nuke During Cold War In 1950s

Would Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin even had a moon to walk on if the United States had its way in the 1950s?

11/26/2012

Mitt Romney (Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney The Cigarette Peddler

It turns out that Mitt Romney made millions and saved the company he was running by peddling cigarettes in the former Soviet Union and in the United States in the early 90s.

10/16/2012

Vladimir Lenin addresses his supporters celebrating in October 1918 in Moscow during the first anniversary of Bolshevik revolution. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Doctor: Stalin Might Have Fatally Poisoned Lenin

A doctor says stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, debunking a popular theory that a sexually-transmitted disease debilitated the former Soviet Union leader.

05/04/2012

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