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Clintons to Become Grandparents

Former US President Bill Clinton and ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will become grandparents.

Their only daughter, Chelsea, revealed on Thursday that she is expecting a baby, The New York Times reported.

“Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this year”, Chelsea Clinton said during an event in Manhattan.

Obama Tells Merkel to be Prepared for Further Sanctions

US President Barack Obama has urged the European Union to be prepared for new sanctions against Russia.

In a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama "underscored the need for the United States, European Union, and other global partners to be prepared to meet further Russian escalation with additional sanctions", the White House revealed.

Marine Guard Shot Dead by Colleague at North Carolina Base

One Marine was shot to death by a colleague at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened at around 5.30 pm on Tuesday.

The Marine who fired the shot from his M4 rifle was detained and is to be questioned by the Naval Criminal Investigative Services, according to reports of the Washington Post.

Shifting geopolitics

By Alexis Papachelas

The developments in Ukraine have given rise to a very interesting discussion over whether we are on the cusp of a major events that will affect global geopolitics. Some believe that we will return to the bipolar state of the Cold War, while others say that Russia is simply not powerful enough to form a rival pole to the West.