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    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east
    Oct23

    Poroshenko faces judgement day as Ukraine votes without rebel east

    Pro-Western President Petro Poroshenko faces a stern test of his unpopular belt-tightening measures and stuttering anti-corruption drive when Ukraine votes in local elections Sunday that exclude the pro-Russian separatist east …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine sees signs that truce can endure
    Oct23

    Ukraine sees signs that truce can endure

    As Vladimir Putin’s bombing campaign in Syria enters a fourth week, Ukrainian officials are increasingly hopeful the country’s cease-fire with pro-Russian separatists will lead to a lasting peace. …read more Source: The Daily...

    Vladimir Putin accuses US of backing terrorism in Middle East | World news
    Oct22

    Vladimir Putin accuses US of backing terrorism in Middle East | World news

    The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has launched a stinging attack on US policy in the Middle Eas, accusing Washington of backing terrorism and playing a “double game” in the Middle East. In a speech on Thursday at the annual gathering of the Valdai Club, a group of Russian and international analysts and politicians, Putin said the US had...

    The murky story behind Netanyahu’s claim of a Palestinian role in the Holocaust
    Oct22

    The murky story behind Netanyahu’s claim of a Palestinian role in the Holocaust

    Haj Amin al-Husseini with Adolph Hitler. In 1941, Adolph Hitler’s war in Europe was going pretty well. The Nazis had invaded Poland in 1939, and France the following year. While the Blitz hadn’t finished off the United Kingdom, the United States was, at least, still not officially in the fight. On Nov. 28 of that year, Hitler took the...

    Syria air strikes push Putin’s rating to new high: Russian state pollster
    Oct22

    Syria air strikes push Putin’s rating to new high: Russian state pollster

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has hit a record high of almost 90 percent, primarily as a result of his decision to launch air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria, Russia’s state pollster said on Thursday. VTsIOM, the pollster, said Putin’s rating had reached 89.9 percent in October, up from a...

    Syria air strikes push Putin’s rating to new high – Russian state pollster
    Oct22

    Syria air strikes push Putin’s rating to new high – Russian state pollster

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s approval rating has hit a record high of almost 90 percent, primarily as a result of his decision to launch air strikes against Islamist militants in Syria, Russia‘s state pollster said on Thursday. VTsIOM, the pollster, said Putin’s rating had reached 89.9 per cent in October, up from a previous...

    Election puts Poland’s ties with EU, Germany at risk
    Oct22

    Election puts Poland’s ties with EU, Germany at risk

    Poland’s general election on Sunday may propel a new nationalist-minded government into European politics, deepening divisions over the migration crisis and straining relations with Berlin, Brussels and Moscow. The Eurosceptic Law and Justice party (PiS), led by former prime minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski, has toned down its anti-EU rhetoric...

    Moscow dispatches humanitarian convoy to Ukraine’s east
    Oct22

    Moscow dispatches humanitarian convoy to Ukraine’s east

    Russia has sent a humanitarian aid convoy to the residents of Ukraine’s crisis-hit east, where a relatively stable ceasefire is holding following months of fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russia forces. A ministry spokesperson told Russia’s TASS news agency early on Thursday “At 04.00 a.m. Moscow time, the Russian...

    Ousted pres. Yanukovych sues Ukraine in ECtHR
    Oct22

    Ousted pres. Yanukovych sues Ukraine in ECtHR

    Ukraine’s ousted president Viktor Yanukovych has filed a lawsuit against Kiev over alleged violation of human rights. …read more Source:...

    The Mystery of Primo Levi by Tim Parks
    Oct22

    The Mystery of Primo Levi by Tim Parks

    The Complete Works of Primo Levi edited by Ann Goldstein, with an introduction by Toni Morrison Liveright, three volumes, 2,910 pp., $100.00 Sergio del Grande/Mondadori Portfolio/Getty Images Primo Levi in his studio, Turin, 1981 Primo Levi was born in 1919 on the fourth floor of an “undistinguished” apartment block in Turin and aside from...

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