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    Putin suspends nuclear pact, raising stakes in row with Washington
    Oct03

    Putin suspends nuclear pact, raising stakes in row with Washington

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday suspended a treaty with Washington on cleaning up weapons-grade plutonium, signaling he is willing to use nuclear disarmament as a new bargaining chip in disputes with the United States over Ukraine and Syria. …read more Source:...

    Russia detains Ukraine journalist for ‘spying’
    Oct03

    Russia detains Ukraine journalist for ‘spying’

    Ukrainian journalist Roman Sushchenko is being held in a Moscow prison for “collecting state secrets”, Russia’s FSB security service says. …read more Source:...

    Boris Nemtsov murder trial begins in Moscow
    Oct03

    Boris Nemtsov murder trial begins in Moscow

    Five Chechens accused of assassinating Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov went on trial Monday, appearing in front of a military court in Moscow, the BBC reported. The men have all denied the charges and a lawyer for the Nemtsov family has slammed the government investigation as lacking in evidence. They fear that whoever was behind the...

    Roos condemns government’s ‘scandalous’ handling of Ukraine referendum
    Oct03

    Roos condemns government’s ‘scandalous’ handling of Ukraine referendum

    One of the leading voices behind the ‘no’ vote on Ukraine’s accession treaty with the EU has attacked the Dutch… …read more Source:...

    Bulgarian President Gets Scolded for Being ‘too Hawkish’ on Russia
    Oct03

    Bulgarian President Gets Scolded for Being ‘too Hawkish’ on Russia

    Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said President Rosen Plevneliev made a mistake by “playing the hawk” on Russia and straining Sofia-Moscow relations. Borisov has told reporters, quoted by the government’s press service, that the current cabinet has managed to normalize ties.”His mistake was that, by playing the...

    The week that will decide the US election
    Oct03

    The week that will decide the US election

    If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the 2016 electorate after many dozens of polls, it’s this: The Republicans could have nominated a mile-high mound of flaming medical waste and between 38 and 43 percent of the American electorate would have voted for it over Hillary Rodham Clinton. No one is suggesting Donald Trump is...

    Russia detains Ukrainian journalist on ‘espionage’ charges
    Oct03

    Russia detains Ukrainian journalist on ‘espionage’ charges

    Roman Sushchenko, a journalist working for the Ukrinform state news agency in Ukraine, has been detained by Russia on charges of espionage. …read more Source: Polskie...

    Welcome to Stalin World – the theme park made of old Soviet statues
    Oct03

    Welcome to Stalin World – the theme park made of old Soviet statues

    Grutas Park, in Lithuania, is one of the world’s strangest tourist attractions. But it also forces us to ask: how should we commemorate genicide? The moment we arrive at the theme park and are greeted by an old Soviet train carriage, I know things are going to be strange. I’m near Druskininkai, a spa town in southern Lithuania close...

    Want to be a ‘foreign agent’? Serve in US Congress first
    Oct03

    Want to be a ‘foreign agent’? Serve in US Congress first

    Saudi Arabia’s long-standing reservoir of goodwill on Capitol Hill had already been dwindling for years when Congress voted to allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue the kingdom over its alleged involvement in the terrorist attacks. But Saudi Arabia still has lots of allies among retired members of Congress — the ones it pays, at least....

    Hungary sends EU a pointed pro-Orbán message
    Oct03

    Hungary sends EU a pointed pro-Orbán message

    The Brussels establishment may view Hungary’s outspoken prime minister, Viktor Orbán, as a xenophobic outcast, but his own country stands behind him — something many other EU leaders can’t take for granted these days. For Europe, this was the loudest message from Hungarian voters in their referendum Sunday, in which more than 98...

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