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Russian Jets Swoop Within 200 Yards Of U.S. Destroyer

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 02.14.2017 | World

Multiple Russian military aircraft came close to a U.S. Navy destroyer in the Black Sea on Feb. 10, incidents considered “unsafe and unprofessional,...

Black Box Found In Wreckage Of Military Plane That Crashed In Black Sea

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 12.27.2016 | World

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has found the first flight recorder from a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea killing all 92 on board, the Defen...

Russia Mourns 92 Killed In Black Sea Jet Crash As Hunt For Black Box Continues

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 12.26.2016 | World

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Russia expanded its search on Monday for the remains of a military plane that crashed into the Black Sea, killing all 92 on...

Maritime Archaeologists Accidentally Discovered 41 Ancient Shipwrecks

Quartz | Rowaida Abdelaziz | Posted 10.24.2016 | World

A group of maritime archeologists studying sea levels in the Black Sea have uncovered 41 shipwrecks this year as a “complete bonus.” The Black Sea...

The USS Donald Cook meets Sukhoi SU 24

Renee Parsons | Posted 07.15.2016 | Politics
Renee Parsons

As the US-led NATO accelerates its efforts to tighten the arc around Russia with the most recent declaration out of its two-day Warsaw summit, it seem...

Iran to Launch Black Sea-Persian Gulf Corridor With 'Trade Hub' Ambitions

AsiaToday | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

[Tehran, the capital of Iran. Source: Flickr] AsiaToday reporter Lee Mi-hyun - Iran is striving to serve as a trade hub not just for the Middle East ...

NATO Should Stand Up Black Sea Command Before It's Too Late

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 07.06.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

At its summit in Warsaw on July 8 and 9, NATO should take urgent steps to protect its allies and partners on its southeastern flank. Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey, as well as Ukraine and Georgia, are all under severe pressure from Russia and require NATO assistance.

U.S. Leadership Amiss in Resolving the Armenia-Azerbaijan Clash over Nagorno-Karabakh

Dr. Ariel Cohen | Posted 04.12.2016 | World
Dr. Ariel Cohen

The fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh is like a chronic affliction that simmers down but never really stops. Escalations in the level of hostilities regularly arrive with melt-offs of the mountain snow. However, the eruption that began on April 2nd has flared up to levels unseen since the 1990s.

Pontus: A Nation Without a Home

Christos Terzides | Posted 10.30.2016 | World
Christos Terzides

Euxeinos Pontos is one of the two names by which the Black Sea is known. But for most Greeks, the Pontus geographically embraces the Black Sea's entire southern shore, sections of which today belong to Turkey.

Interview: Director Kevin Macdonald on Black Sea

Zaki Hasan | Posted 04.02.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Kevin Macdonald directed one of my absolute favorite movies of the last ten years, the twisty political thriller State of Play. As such, I was especially excited when I had opportunity to chat with the director about his latest project, Black Sea (now in theaters).

Movie Review: Black Sea... See It!

Carole Mallory | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Jude Law as a disgruntled submarine captain, who has been fired unjustly by a corporation and lost his beloved family tragically, is terrific in Black...

Movie Review: Black Sea -- In Deep Water

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Black Sea, a crisply tense film from Kevin MacDonald, is always compelling and even, occasionally, surprising. While submarine films inspire the guessing game of who will be the next to die horribly and who might survive, Black Sea never quite goes where you expect it, thanks to the script by British playwright Dennis Kelly.

Romania's Resort Tourism

John Feffer | Posted 02.20.2015 | World
John Feffer

Romania has 275 kilometers of Black Sea coastline. The country tries to attract tourists by touting its sandy beaches, temperate climate, spas, and resort hotels. It's tough competition. I met a couple of Romanians who said straight out that they prefer to vacation along Bulgaria's Black Sea coast.

Dozens Of Migrants Dead After Boat Sinks Near Istanbul

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

* Capsized boat was carrying 43 people - media * Thousands of migrants die trying to reach Europe each year * Bosphorus ...

Vladimir Putin, Ukraine, Oil and the Marine Environment

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green
Nikolas Kozloff

It is to be hoped that a recent ceasefire between Ukraine and separatist rebels will hold, yet as tensions are ratcheted up few have given consideration to how military conflict could affect the local environment.

The Real 'Gold' Always Will Be the...

Aurelia Condrat | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics
Aurelia Condrat

For the first time, the idea of hungry population appears in the report "The Limits of Growth" -- 1972 (commissioned by the Club of Rome) and has had a significant impact on the conception of environmental issues.

Rize, Turkey: Where Real Magic Happens by Meeting With Locals

Pam Grout | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Travel guidebooks have it all wrong. They tell us about hotels and restaurants and sights we don't want to miss. What they should tell us has but four words: "Get to know a local."

Exxon's Russia Partnerships Challenge US Exports as Energy Weapon Narrative

Steve Horn | Posted 05.17.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

Even if the U.S. (and/or ExxonMobil) comes out ahead in this energy-centric geopolitical brouhaha, we still all end up losing in the end.

Tsar Putin

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is escalating the stakes by intervening in the Ukraine, and effectively taking control of the Crimean peninsula.

Olympics in Sochi, Diebenkorn in Leningrad

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Celebrating the triumph of the American ice dancing pair, Meryl Davis and Charlie White, last night's winners of the Gold Medal at the Sochi Olympic G...

A Black Sea Cruise Picks Up Where the Olympics Leave Off

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your inland towns that rise up over farms or crouch beside a busy river. Give me a city that turns its face to the sea. I like looking o...

5 Hotels in Sochi You'd Actually Want To Stay in

trivago | Posted 04.20.2014 | Travel

Sochi has been getting a bad rep when it comes to hotels. But believe it or not, there are some very exceptional accommodations in Sochi (or to some -- the Russian Riviera), that border the region's stunning mountains and Black Sea waters.

A Secret CIA Plan to Save the Sochi Olympics: Bring on the NFL

John Brown | Posted 04.04.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

TOP SECRET FROM: The Directorate, CIA TO: The President of the United States SUBJECT: Sochi Olympics EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: By Executive Order, illegal ...

Sochi, Tsar Vladimir's Black Sea St. Vladimirsburg

John Brown | Posted 03.08.2014 | World
John Brown

St. Petersburg was constructed at great human and economic cost. So is the implementation of Putin's Sochi's urban/sport/entertainment fantasy, which some predict could turn into a nightmare.

MIT Geek Turns Into Science Media Svengali

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why would a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate in chemistry with a GPA of 5.0, Phi Beta Kapa, Sigma Xi turn to making funny and info...