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Hackers Reveal Ties Between Kremlin and Ukraine Rebels
Oct26

Hackers Reveal Ties Between Kremlin and Ukraine Rebels

MOSCOW — A group of Ukrainian hackers has released thousands of e-mails from an account used by a senior Kremlin official that appear to show close financial and political ties between Moscow and separatist rebels in Eastern Ukraine. Ukraine’s National Security Service said Wednesday the e-mails were real, although they added the files may...

Russian Military Holds Missile Exercise Near Western Border
Oct26

Russian Military Holds Missile Exercise Near Western Border

MOSCOW — The Russian military has conducted drills involving state-of-the art missiles near the nation’s western border, amid tensions in relations with the West. The Defense Ministry said Thursday that the drills involved Iskander-M missiles. The war games were held at a shooting range near the city of Luga, about 100 kilometers (60 miles)...

WHERE THEY STAND: Clinton, Trump on the issues
Oct22

WHERE THEY STAND: Clinton, Trump on the issues

A look at where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on three dozen issues: ABORTION Persistent Republican-led efforts to restrict access to abortion and to curb government funding for Planned Parenthood have been hotly debated in Washington and in states. The issue will be shaped in some way by the next president and could be shaped profoundly...

Norway Asks to Host Rotational Force of U.S. Marines
Oct19

Norway Asks to Host Rotational Force of U.S. Marines

STOCKHOLM – The United States wants to send a 300-strong rotational force of U.S. Marines to Norway, a NATO member that shares a border with Russia in the Arctic. Norwegian Defense Ministry spokesman Lars Gjemble said Wednesday that “a limited rotational U.S. Marine Corps presence in Norway is a possible option currently being...

Thousands Attend Warlord’s Funeral in Ukraine’s Rebel East
Oct19

Thousands Attend Warlord’s Funeral in Ukraine’s Rebel East

Thousands turned out Wednesday for the funeral of a senior commander of pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, who was killed in a bomb blast. Arsen Pavlov, 33, also known by nom de guerre Motorola, was killed Sunday when an unidentified device exploded in an elevator of his apartment building in Donetsk. His bodyguard was also killed....

Germany Hosts Ukraine Summit, also Expected to Discuss Syria
Oct19

Germany Hosts Ukraine Summit, also Expected to Discuss Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepared to host a summit Wednesday with the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France aimed at reviving the stalled peace process in eastern Ukraine. The conflict in Syria is also likely to be discussed. Prospects of significant progress on either front look poor. Merkel said ahead of the meeting that “we...

Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia
Oct19

Finland sees propaganda attack from former master Russia

Finland is becoming increasingly worried about what it sees as Russian propaganda against it, including Russian questioning about the legality of its 1917 independence.The country shares a 1,340 km (833 mile) border and a difficult and bloody history with Russia, of which it was once a part. Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and...

Russia Rejects PACE Decision to Consider Illegal State Duma
Oct19

Russia Rejects PACE Decision to Consider Illegal State Duma

Moscow, Russia rejected today the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) to consider illegal the seventh Legislature of the State Duma for having deputies elected in Crimea. …read more Source:...

Google Celebrates Jamaican Mary Seacole with Doodle
Oct19

Google Celebrates Jamaican Mary Seacole with Doodle

Internet search site Google honored Jamaican Mary Seacole with a commemorative doodle on October 14. 2016. Mary Seacole was a nurse known as “Mother Seacole” to the British Army. She learned herbal medicine from her mother, who knew the traditional remedies used in the Caribbean and Africa. In spite of the challenges Seacole faced as a mixed-race...

Russia, Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of 8-hour lull
Oct18

Russia, Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of 8-hour lull

Russian and Syrian warplanes halted their airstrikes on Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo on Tuesday in preparation for a temporary pause in the military push that Moscow has announced for later in the week, the Russian defense minister said. According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the halt in the strikes should help pave way for...

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