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There is little doubt that the US will hit Iran after pulling its troops out of Iraq. Military spending in the US has gained too much momentum to leave any hope that the current dynamics will change in the foreseeable future. The US military-industrial complex and its Pentagon partners have long been preparing the war-against-Iran project, readily resorting to the most unsavory methods in the process.

The truth is that the UN peacekeepers deployed at the Holan Heights are basically safeguarding the interests of Israel. Separating the aggressor and the victims of aggression is hardy the right way to bring the conflict to its final point. Reassuring UN reports notwithstanding, it will still be the point of boiling.

The political intrigue in Ukraine is spinning off. Signs are everywhere that serious developments loom on the horizon, a rumor of big asset grabs goes around, the natural gas pricing theme constantly pops up in the headlines, and, accordingly, Russia is at the epicenter as the media debates rage. Driving down the Yalta-Sevastopol expressway, you would see bunches of bikers racing past at brealneck speeds and greeting each other with gestures of the initiated. Chances are the kids gave in to the irresistible temptation to hang out by the seaside for a little extra time in the wake of the bikers' convention to which Russian premier V. Putin paid a snap visit, causing news outlets - Ukrainian nationwide not to mention Crimea's local – to explode with illustrated accounts of the otherwise niche event.

Sixty five years ago, on August 6, 1945, US bomber B-29 dropped a nuclear bomb which was roughly 2,000 times more powerful than the biggest munitions used over the entire past history on the Japanese city of Hiroshima

The situation is unfolding on the UN highest court`s verdict on Kosovo`s independence. Now that the legality of Kosovo`s 2008 declaration of independence from Serbia has been recognized, the West seems to be pushing forward its 'offensive' on the Bosnian Republika Srpska to achieve success on this stage of anti-Serbian strategy as well. Trying to prevent Bosnian Serbs from following Serbia`s plan of self-determination, the European Union (EU), with active support from Catherine Ashton, the First Vice-President of the European Commission and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the EU, worked out a plan of how to occupy Bosnia and Herzegovina, annul the 1995 Dayton Agreement and revise the UN mandate.

Pakistanis had entertained high hopes that when President Obama assumed office his policy towards South Asia would reflect what he had said in his campaign speeches and what his past experience of living in Pakistan, where his mother had worked for many years, had made clear to him: The situation in the region often called a “nuclear flashpoint” could improve only if a just and equitable solution was found for the issues-primarily the dispute over Kashmir-that bedevilled relations between India and Pakistan.

The Columbian government voiced a new round of allegations that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is secretly supporting the FARC and ELN guerrilla movements in Columbia and giving shelter to their leaders. Venezuela reacted harshly – Chavez severed the diplomatic ties with Columbia, and the Organization of American States had to hold an urgent meeting on July 22 on Columbia's request. This was the third time this year that the administration of Alvaro Uribe leveled such charges at Caracas and claimed to possess solid evidence that leftist groups are operating from the territory of Venezuela.

The worst kind of crashing bores are those who believe in the universality of formal logic and align their whole lives with its dictate. Sooner or later life does find a cure for most, but some manage to cling to their ways all along. In many cases, such people dive into academic careers as a form of escape  likely due to the illusion of personal success that easily comes with a scholar title. Their invasion into the spheres of history or arts creates particularly lifeless pictures which are completely detached from reality with it vibrant colors and shadows of meaning. To make things worse, oftentimes these very types tend to vindicate their narrow-mindedness by dishing out textbooks.

The abnormally hot weather in the central regions of Russia has already caused serious economic damage. It has destroyed crops on roughly 20% of the country's agricultural land lots, the result being that the food prices are clearly set to climb next fall. On top of that, fires are raging over peat lands around Moscow. These days, the majority of forecasts concerning the climate are alarming: droughts, hurricanes, and floods are going to be increasingly frequent and severe. Director of the climate and energy program of the Wildlife Fund A. Kokorin says that the current trend is not a random phenomenon and should not be expected to subside.

On July 22, 2010 the International Court of Justice issued an advisory opinion on the legality of the unilateral declaration of independence by «the Kosovo administration». The verdict was that the declaration was legal. The ruling, however, gives serious reasons to call into question the legality of the ICJ verdict.
The approach to answering the question confronting the ICJ should have necessarily comprised the following steps. First, the ICJ should have found out which norms of international law had served as the basis for the declaration of the Kosovo independence.