Tag: Russia

WWE apologizes for Russian flag incident

Interesting move today from WWE, which issued an apology for an angle on this week’s Monday Night Raw in which Big Show ripped down a Russian flag flying over the ring to further his beef with Rusev.


Book launch party at Staunton’s Black Swan Books & Music

Staunton author Clifford Garstang, winner of the 2013 Library of Virginia Literary Award for Fiction, will present his new book at a release party at Staunton’s Black Swan Books & Music, at 6pm on Friday October 3.


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AAA: Gas prices continue downward trend

The national average price for regular unleaded gas dropped to $3.36 per gallon Friday, which is the lowest price for this date since 2010 when gas averaged $2.73.


Press Conference: President Obama at NATO Summit

Remarks from President Obama at a press conference at the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, on Friday, Sept. 5.


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VCU to partner with medical school in Kazakhstan

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine announced Wednesday an educational, clinical and research exchange partnership with Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


Lawmakers applaud French decision to place delivery of warships to Russia on hold

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and U.S. Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) applauded the decision by the French government today to place on hold the delivery of two amphibious assault warships to Russia.


U.S. needs to continue to push for peace in Gaza

The only solution to the latest flareup in Gaza is a cease-fire that the United States will have to somehow, some way, sell Israel on.


Great Super Moon viewing in the Shenandoah with NASA Ambassador

Skyland Resort and Big Meadows Lodge welcomes Greg Redfern, NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador and space expert, to talk about Super Moon, Space and more in the Shenandoah.


Bob Goodlatte: Russia’s interference in Ukraine must stop

There are several hotspots of conflict across the globe – turn on the news and it’s hard to miss the stories. Eastern Ukraine is one of these.


Chris Graham: Different vistas

We’re driving through Altavista this week on our way back from Greensboro, and it hits me. The anxiety medicine that I take when traveling, that is.


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Warner leads group urging Obama to oppose sale of French warships to Russia

In a bipartisan letter to President Obama, U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) urged the President to strongly oppose the sale of French warships to Russia.


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Tim Kaine statement on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.


Highlights from WWE Monday Night Raw in Richmond

Highlights from WWE Monday Night Raw in Richmond on July 14 include the return of Sting (sort of), Bray Wyatt once again getting the upper hand on Chris Jericho, and a U.S.=Russia debate with Zeb Colter and Lana.


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Randy Forbes: Signposts

Our Constitution serves as a similar type of signpost, providing valuable markers as we move forward as a nation. Just as the signposts on the beach, the articles and amendments in our Constitution serve as markers, reminding us of our purpose and place as a nation.


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Warner urges President Obama to oppose sale of French warships to Russia

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Reps. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Bill Keating (D-MA) today urged the President to oppose the sale of French Mistral warships to Russia in light of Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea from Ukraine.


WWE under fire for Alexander Rusev dedicating match to Putin: Why?

Lana, the leggy mouthpiece for new WWE talent Alexander Rusev, has been the subject of criticism from some fans who didn’t like her promo dedicating Rusev’s match at last night’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


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Gas prices highest in a year: But is relief in sight?

The national average price of gas this week reached a high of $3.70 per gallon, which was the most expensive price since March 20, 2013.


Heifetz on Tour hits WTA’s Gateway in Waynesboro

Heifetz on Tour is delighted to announce a performance in Waynesboro on Wednesday, April 30 at the historic United Methodist Church on West Main Street.


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AAA: Gas prices continue to rise

March gas prices are going out just as they in roared – like a lion. The national average price at the pump rose to $3.54 per gallon Friday, a penny above week ago prices, and 11 cents more expensive than one month ago.


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Warner: Obama needs to raise energy security issues at EU summit

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today urged President Obama to use next week’s U.S.-European Union summit in Brussels to propose a joint U.S.-E.U. initiative on energy security to counter Russian President Vladimir Putin’s energy influence on Ukraine and other European nations.


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Warner pushes expedited response to natural gas export applications

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, U.S. Sens. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) today announced bipartisan proposals to expedite the U.S. Department of Energy’s review of applications to export U.S. natural gas.