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    Russia tries to re-establish regional authority with Syria strikes
    Oct08

    Russia tries to re-establish regional authority with Syria strikes

    BEIRUT // Since the end of the Cold War, Moscow’s allies in the Middle East have steadily disappeared, along with much of Russia’s influence in this strategic corner of the world.Saddam Hussein, formerly the leader of long-standing Russian partner Iraq, met his end at the gallows nine years ago.Then in 2011, Libyan rebels dragged...

    The Dogs Not Barking: Netanyahu and Harper Muzzled
    Oct08

    The Dogs Not Barking: Netanyahu and Harper Muzzled

    By Jim Miles Most people know the now cliche passage from Sherlock Holmes: Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”Holmes: “That was the curious incident.” Two days after Putin made his historic speech at the UN indicating that the new world order was not necessarily that of...

    100 British soldiers to join German, American forces in Baltic region
    Oct08

    100 British soldiers to join German, American forces in Baltic region

    Britain is planning to deploy troops in several Baltic countries amid growing tensions between the West and Russia over Syria and Ukraine. According to reports, the UK defense secretary Michael Fallon says Britain will send some of its troops to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. He made the announcement upon his return from the NATO defense...

    Nobel prize in literature: Svetlana Alexievich wins ‘for her polyphonic writings’ – live | Books
    Oct08

    Nobel prize in literature: Svetlana Alexievich wins ‘for her polyphonic writings’ – live | Books

    Belarus opposition politician Andrei Sannikov, a close friend of Svetlana Alexievich’s, has responded to the news. Luke Harding reports: Sannikov said was delighted with her Nobel Prize win. “I was so nervous yesterday evening. The bookmakers were predicting her victory but of course you never know. I’m so happy. She really deserves...

    100 British soldiers to join German, American forces in Baltic region
    Oct08

    100 British soldiers to join German, American forces in Baltic region

    UK pledges troops for Baltic States as NATO-Russia tensions simmering over Syria and Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize in Literature
    Oct08

    Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

    Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarussian journalist and prose writer, won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time,” the Swedish Academy announced. Ms. Alexievich, 67, is the 14th woman to win the literature prize. Sara Danius, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy,...

    Festival to offer tasty foods
    Oct08

    Festival to offer tasty foods

    Following the gathering of cinema lovers in different countries, a Kiev-based young team’s short film food festival project, “Food Film Festival World,” will take place at the TÜRVAK Cinema Museum. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize for Literature (Updated)
    Oct08

    Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Prize for Literature (Updated)

    Belarussian author Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize for Literature for her portrayal of life in the former Soviet Union which the Swedish Academy said was “a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Alexievich’s work includes a series of books called the “Voices of Utopia” about individuals in the former Soviet Union as...

    NATO chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey
    Oct08

    NATO chief says prepared to send troops to defend Turkey

    By Robin Emmott NATO said it was prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets bombing Syria and Britain scolded Moscow for escalating a war that has already killed 250,000 people. Officials at the U.S.-led alliance are still smarting from Russia’s weekend incursions into...

    Russia backs Syrian forces in major assault on insurgents
    Oct08

    Russia backs Syrian forces in major assault on insurgents

    In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, a Russian navy ship launches a cruise missile in the Caspian Sea. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)Beirut, Reuters—Syrian troops and militia backed by Russian warplanes mounted what appeared to be their first...

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