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    Ukraine leader says he hopes ‘fragile truce’ will hold
    Oct09

    Ukraine leader says he hopes ‘fragile truce’ will hold

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko struck a conciliatory tone on Friday in his comments on Russia and pro-Russian rebels during his visit to Kazakhstan, the Kremlin’s ally in Central Asia. …read more Source: Iran...

    Religious dimension to Russian intervention in Syria ‘could open the gates of hell’
    Oct09

    Religious dimension to Russian intervention in Syria ‘could open the gates of hell’

    Tunisia’s former Ambassador to Syria has warned that if Russia is seeking to reinforce a religious dimension to its current military intervention in Syria, it could provoke the Muslim world, expand the conflict and “open the gates of hell” across the region. “The Russian Orthodox Church blessed the intervention, saying...

    Ukraine leader says he hopes ‘fragile truce’ will hold
    Oct09

    Ukraine leader says he hopes ‘fragile truce’ will hold

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko struck a conciliatory tone on Friday in his comments on Russia and Moscow-backed rebels during his visit to Kazakhstan, the Kremlin’s ally in Central Asia. “Few had believed this (but) we did our best and, as a result of our efforts, guns have been silent for more than two weeks and this gives...

    Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian
    Oct09

    Moscow could hand over imprisoned Ukrainian

    Moscow is open to discussing handing over to Kiev a Ukrainian pilot charged with the murder of two journalists once there is a verdict in her trial, the Russian justice minister said Friday, in contrast to previous statements …read more Source: The Daily...

    NATO, Tested by Russia in Syria, Raises Its Guard and Its Tone
    Oct09

    NATO, Tested by Russia in Syria, Raises Its Guard and Its Tone

    Photo Debris from what activists in Syria said was an attack by the Russian Air Force on Wednesday in the countryside of Idlib Province. Credit Khalil Ashawi/Reuters BRUSSELS — Confronted with its biggest military challenge since the end of the Cold War, a weakened NATO took steps Thursday to shore up its flanks, both in the Middle East and...

    Russia not discussing plans to restructure Ukraine’s debt
    Oct09

    Russia not discussing plans to restructure Ukraine’s debt

    The Russian government is not discussing plans to restructure Ukraine’s debt, RIA news agency quoted a government source as saying Friday …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukraine leader says he hopes “fragile truce” will hold
    Oct09

    Ukraine leader says he hopes “fragile truce” will hold

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko struck a conciliatory tone Friday in his comments on Russia and Moscow-backed rebels during his visit to Kazakhstan, the Kremlin’s ally in Central Asia …read more Source: The Daily...

    Kerry calls Lavrov over Syria, Ukraine
    Oct09

    Kerry calls Lavrov over Syria, Ukraine

    John Kerry expresses concern for Russian striking targets belonging to opposition groups, State Dept. says …read more Source: World...

    Nobel Prize for literature goes to Svetlana Alexievich
    Oct09

    Nobel Prize for literature goes to Svetlana Alexievich

    She is only the 14th woman to win the prize, which has been awarded 107 times. On her website, Alexievich says she records conversations with 500 to 700 people for each book she writes. “Real people speak in my books about the main events of the age such as the war, the Chernobyl disaster, and the downfall of a great empire,” she...

    Four Syria-Bound Russian Missiles Crashed in Iran, U.S. Officials Say
    Oct09

    Four Syria-Bound Russian Missiles Crashed in Iran, U.S. Officials Say

    BRUSSELS — Four cruise missiles in a barrage of 26 fired by Russia from warships in the Caspian Sea at targets in Syria crashed in a rural area of northern Iran, senior United States officials said on Thursday. Russian and Iranian officials dismissed the claim as nonsense. It was unclear exactly where in Iran the missiles might have landed, or...

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