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    Mother of MH17 plane crash victim sues Ukraine in European court: paper
    Nov30

    Mother of MH17 plane crash victim sues Ukraine in European court: paper

    BERLIN (Reuters) – The mother of a German woman killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in July is suing the Ukrainian authorities at the European Court of Human Rights for failing to close their airspace, a German paper reported. …read more Source:...

    Large, unauthorized convoy enters east Ukraine from Russia: Ukrainian military
    Nov30

    Large, unauthorized convoy enters east Ukraine from Russia: Ukrainian military

    KIEV (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Sunday that a convoy of 106 vehicles had entered its eastern territory from Russia without Kiev’s permission and accused Moscow of once again using humanitarian aid shipments to send weapons and ammunition to separatist rebels. …read more Source:...

    Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew: We cannot resign ourselves to a Middle East without Christians
    Nov30

    Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew: We cannot resign ourselves to a Middle East without Christians

    related posts Pope Francis visits Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in TurkeyPope attends historic Divine Liturgy in ConstantinoplePope Francis: Priests should not require money for the celebration of sacramentsPope Francis’ visit to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew concluded on Sunday after he attended a Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal...

    Getting to Yes with Putin
    Nov30

    Getting to Yes with Putin

    In the showdown with Russia over Ukraine, the weaknesses and divisions in European policy have been as encouraging for Russian President Vladimir Putin as the United States’ hesitant approach to Syria was. If Europe is to act responsibly, three key concepts should define its policy toward Russia: firmness, clarity, and a willingness to find...

    Russian warships enter English Channel to hold military exercises
    Nov30

    Russian warships enter English Channel to hold military exercises

    The Royal Navy are carefully tracking the movements of Russian warships currently anchored in the English Channel to carry out military exercises. Russia’s Western Military District’s press service confirmed that a squadron of ships from the Russian Navy’s Northern Fleet passed through the Strait of Dover earlier today. The...

    Daily Briefing: The best of today’s papers
    Nov30

    Daily Briefing: The best of today’s papers

    David Cameron will make a significant speech on Europe Beware the march of IDS and his gothic folly (The Times) Iain Duncan Smith’s wildly overambitious reform of the benefit system is poor policy—and poorly implemented, says Philip Collins. Fear of immigration is no reason for Britain to leave Europe (Financial Times) Hard-working,...

    Why did Obama push Chuck Hagel out?
    Nov30

    Why did Obama push Chuck Hagel out?

    US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has resigned The announcement earlier this week that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel would be leaving his post was something of a surprise, because it represents a gamble on the part of a normally cautious White House. President Obama’s team is betting that replacing its third Defense Secretary at a time of...

    Brown bears seen in Chernobyl  after 100-year absence
    Nov30

    Brown bears seen in Chernobyl after 100-year absence

    Credits: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/GettyAlt Text: Brown bear Three decades after nuclear disaster forced human retreat, brown bears have colonised Chernobyl One-Minute Read Friday, November 28, 2014 – 2:02pm See related: Drone set loose in the skies above Chernobyl – video Scientists have captured photographic evidence that brown bears have...

    Putin is not Russia: the Kremlin’s view on events in Ukraine
    Nov30

    Putin is not Russia: the Kremlin’s view on events in Ukraine

    War in Ukraine, economic woes and the decline of an autocrat, by Robert Skidelsky. Pride, honour, poverty, patriotism: pro-Putin protesters parade through Moscow as he becomes president for the second time, May 2012. Photo: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin In 2004, the Valdai Discussion Club was set up “to promote dialogue between [the] Russian and...

    VIDEO: Russia sanctions hit UK businesses
    Nov30

    VIDEO: Russia sanctions hit UK businesses

    Caroline Bayley reports on how US and EU sanctions imposed on Russia have had an adverse impact on some British businesses. …read more Source:...

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