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    Mayor in Crimea extends warm invite to Donald Trump
    Oct08

    Mayor in Crimea extends warm invite to Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has a friend in Crimea. More specifically, the mayor of Yalta, one of the disputed land mass’ resort cities, who would like the Republican presidential candidate to visit if he wins next year’s presidential election. “We are following the elections process in your country with great interest,” Andrey Rostenko wrote in a...

    An odd way to make friends
    Oct08

    An odd way to make friends

    Jolly bombing weather RUSSIA’S behaviour in Syria resembles the fable of the scorpion who promises not to sting the frog that carries him across the river, but does so anyway—because it is his nature. The list of foreign powers stung by Russia continues to grow. This week Turkey protested after Russian fighters intruded into its airspace,...

    Europe’s last dictator
    Oct08

    Europe’s last dictator

    THE crisis in Ukraine has been painful for nearly everyone involved. Russia finds itself under sanctions and at loggerheads abroad. NATO faces as grave a challenge as any since the cold war ended. And Ukraine itself, dismembered and drained by war, struggles to recover even as the fighting in the east of the country grinds to a halt. Yet one...

    Who is Nobel literature prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich?
    Oct08

    Who is Nobel literature prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich?

    Belarusian journalist and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich (© AP Photo/Sergei Grits) Who is Svetlana Alexievich? Svetlana Alexievich was born in Ukraine on 31st May 1948 to a Ukrainian mother and Belarusian father. Her family moved to Belarus, which was then a Soviet republic, when she was a child, and her parents worked as teachers. She...

    How to cooperate with Russia in Syria
    Oct08

    How to cooperate with Russia in Syria

    Russia’s rapid military build-up in Syria and provocative initial actions — including airstrikes focused on U.S.-supported anti-Assad rebels and incursions into NATO ally Turkey’s airspace — pose a serious challenge to three key American goals: stabilizing Syria, containing ISIL, and constructing a durable balance of power in the...

    Belarus’ Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize
    Oct08

    Belarus’ Alexievich wins Nobel literature prize

    Belarusian writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, with the Swedish Academy citing her “polyphonic writing, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Alexievich, who had been one of the bookies’ favorites to win last year when the prize went to France’s Patrick Modiano,...

    Turkey Could Look Elsewhere for Gas Supplies, NPP Builder, Erdogan Tells Russia   
    Oct08

    Turkey Could Look Elsewhere for Gas Supplies, NPP Builder, Erdogan Tells Russia  

    Turkey could receive the natural gas it needs from sources other than Russia, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday amidst mounting tensions between Ankara and Moscow over recent violations of Turkish airspace by Russian warplanes flying bombing missions in Syria, newswires reported. He also warned Russia that Turkey can find a...

    Explosion confirmed at Polish consulate in Ukraine
    Oct08

    Explosion confirmed at Polish consulate in Ukraine

    An explosion occurred on Wednesday night on the terrain of the Polish Consulate in Lviv, Western Ukraine, although no one was injured. …read more Source: Polskie Radio dla...

    Moscow’s Syria operations give Baltic a reprieve | Delfi – Lithuania
    Oct08

    Moscow’s Syria operations give Baltic a reprieve | Delfi – Lithuania

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    U.S. Senate Passes Bill Allowing Supply of Weapons to Ukraine
    Oct08

    U.S. Senate Passes Bill Allowing Supply of Weapons to Ukraine

    A bill on defense expenditures in 2016 fiscal year which started October 1 was amended with provisions regarding military assistance to Ukraine. …read more Source:...

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