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    Ukraine military postpones withdrawal from town, cites rebel shelling
    Oct09

    Ukraine military postpones withdrawal from town, cites rebel shelling

    STANYTSA LUHANSKA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukraine’s military on Sunday postponed a planned parallel withdrawal with pro-Russian separatists from Stanytsa Luhanska, a town on the eastern frontline, saying rebels had disregarded the agreement by firing artillery at Ukrainian positions. …read more Source:...

    Georgia’s pro-Western parties pull ahead in national vote
    Oct09

    Georgia’s pro-Western parties pull ahead in national vote

    The governing party of Georgia is strongly in the lead in the parliamentary election, according to the National Commission. After a count of votes from about two-thirds of the country’s precincts the commission said Sunday that the Georgian Dream party, a pro-Western, reformist party, which has been in power since 2012, had tallied just...

    Seven reasons the new Russian hack announcement is a big deal
    Oct09

    Seven reasons the new Russian hack announcement is a big deal

    It’s been buried under news of Donald Trump bragging about his ability to grab women by their genitals, but Friday afternoon’s news dump included a stunning declaration by the Department of Homeland Security: the first direct accusation from the Obama administration that Russia is trying to interfere with our elections. “The U.S....

    Russian hacking crisis tests Obama’s nerve
    Oct08

    Russian hacking crisis tests Obama’s nerve

    President Barack Obama came under immediate pressure Friday night to punish Russia for hacking into U.S. political institutions — with calls to rally European allies behind sweeping new sanctions against Moscow. The demands for swift action followed the administration’s extraordinary public statement accusing the Russian government of...

    Diversity of foreign languages from across the world in Sofia
    Oct08

    Diversity of foreign languages from across the world in Sofia

    Sofia has been a city at the crossroads since ancient times and various languages ​​and cultures meet here. Today the Bulgarian capital is even more colourful. It is enough to take a day for a walk in the historic centre of the city or in one of the largest shopping centres to hear a variety of languages. In the city streets one can often hear...

    UN Security Council’s “Perilous Interventions” in War Zones
    Oct07

    UN Security Council’s “Perilous Interventions” in War Zones

    Credit: IPSBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Oct 7 2016 (IPS)When the UN Security Council last week discussed the “deliberate” attacks on medical facilities in war-ravaged Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon implicitly criticized some of the warring nations lamenting that “even a slaughterhouse is more humane” than the ongoing...

    Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline
    Oct07

    Lobbyist advised Trump campaign while promoting Russian pipeline

    A Republican lobbyist was earning hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote one of Vladimir Putin’s top geopolitical priorities at the same time he was helping to shape Donald Trump’s first major foreign policy speech. In the first two quarters of 2016, the firm of former Reagan administration official Richard Burt received $365,000...

    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule
    Oct07

    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest is used to being a political target — but not a military one. Moscow’s Embassy in Washington tweeted an image Wednesday juxtaposing a photo of an anti-aircraft missile system alongside — and pointed at — the White House spokesman’s face. Speaking to reporters later that day, Earnest laughed off...

    Recovered stolen masterpieces back on display at Hoorn museum
    Oct07

    Recovered stolen masterpieces back on display at Hoorn museum

    Five paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in Hoorn in 2005, will soon be back on display in the museum. The paintings are returning from the Ukraine to Hoorn on FridayThe post Recovered stolen masterpieces back on display at Hoorn museum appeared first on NL Times. …read more Source: NL...

    [Ticker] Putin plans Paris visit on 19 October
    Oct07

    [Ticker] Putin plans Paris visit on 19 October

    Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, said on Thursday that president Vladimir Putin would go to Paris on 19 October to speak about Syria, Ukraine and bilateral relations with French president Francois Hollande. French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who was meeting Lavrov, did not confirm the visit, Ayrault saying he was in...

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