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    Putin discusses “deterioration” in east Ukraine with security chiefs
    Nov06

    Putin discusses “deterioration” in east Ukraine with security chiefs

    …read more Source: The Jerusalem...

    Kremlin says US probe of Putin ally is attack on president
    Nov06

    Kremlin says US probe of Putin ally is attack on president

    By Alexei Anishchuk The Kremlin accused the United States on Thursday of firing a broadside against President Vladimir Putin by opening a money-laundering investigation into a member of his inner circle. The probe into Gennady Timchenko, a co-founder of the Gunvor trading house who is also under sanctions over the crisis in Ukraine, is likely to...

    Ukraine creates de facto border around rebel zone
    Nov06

    Ukraine creates de facto border around rebel zone

    KIEV: Ukraine yesterday announced passport controls around areas held by pro- Russian separatists in the latest step toward what resembles the breakup of the ex-Soviet republic, as heavy artillery fire erupted in Donetsk. Ukraine’s border guards service said anyone crossing in or out of rebel areas will have to present a passport....

    MH17 Investigators Seek Local Help at Ukraine Crash Site
    Nov06

    MH17 Investigators Seek Local Help at Ukraine Crash Site

    AMSTERDAM—Investigators looking into the July crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine said on Thursday they would probably hire local contractors to collect wreckage still beyond their reach because of a continuing pro-Russian insurrection. The crash of flight MH17 as it flew over the conflict zone stirred angry mutual accusation...

    Russia Nixes More ‘Geneva Format’ Talks on Ukraine
    Nov06

    Russia Nixes More ‘Geneva Format’ Talks on Ukraine

    Moscow says it would be counterproductive to return to talks on settling the conflict in east Ukraine in a “Geneva format,… …read more Source:...

    Moscow says Kiev ‘crudely violated’ ceasefire
    Nov06

    Moscow says Kiev ‘crudely violated’ ceasefire

    Accusations come amid introduction of new passport controls around separatist-held areas and eruption of artillery fire. …read more Source: AL...

    Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not ‘game over’ for Obama
    Nov06

    Despite election defeat, foreign policy is not ‘game over’ for Obama

    From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed US president and contributed to a Republican sweep of US midterm elections. But the slide of public confidence in President Barack Obama and the takeover of US Congress by...

    NATO Stages Military Drill in Lithuania
    Nov06

    NATO Stages Military Drill in Lithuania

    LITHUANIA—More than 2,500 NATO troops are taking part in exercises on two training grounds in Lithuania. Nine countries have sent soldiers to train as part of Exercise Iron Sword, Czech Republic, Estonia, the U.S., U.K., Canada, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary and Germany. Originally the exercise was to have involved only Lithuanian troops but was...

    Putin cannot avoid me: Australia PM
    Nov06

    Putin cannot avoid me: Australia PM

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Nov. 6 warned Vladimir Putin he will not be able to avoid a “conversation” over the loss of Australian lives in the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine. …read more Source: Hurriyet Daily...

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread
    Nov05

    Ukraine peace plan hangs by a thread

    KIEV: The ceasefire in Ukraine hung by a thread on Wednesday after President Petro Poroshenko accused pro-Russian rebels of endangering the peace process and ordered troop reinforcements to eastern cities. In another sign of how far apart the two sides are drifting, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced he was cutting the rebel-held Donetsk...

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