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    Election in Georgia seen as test of stability after violence
    Oct07

    Election in Georgia seen as test of stability after violence

    TBILISI: A close parliamentary election in Georgia on Saturday is being seen as a test of stability in the ex-Soviet state after a car bombing and a shooting marred the run-up to the vote. Criss-crossed by strategically important oil and gas pipelines and traditionally buffeted between Russia and the West, a fifth of Georgian territory remains...

    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule
    Oct07

    Obama administration becomes target of Russian ridicule

    White House press secretary Josh Earnest is used to being a political target—but not a military one. Moscow’s embassy in Washington tweeted an image Wednesday juxtaposing a photo of anti-aircraft missile system alongside—and pointed at—the White House spokesman’s face. Speaking to reporters later that day, Earnest laughed off the...

    The U.S. Army Equipment That Ended Up on eBay
    Oct07

    The U.S. Army Equipment That Ended Up on eBay

    NEWS BRIEF Eight people, including six U.S. soldiers, have been charged with conspiring to steal equipment from the U.S. Army, federal prosecutors said Thursday.The six soldiers allegedly stole more than $1 million worth of sensitive military equipment from the U.S. Army installation at Fort Campbell, located on the border between Hopkinsville,...

    Drug users are presumed criminals in Ukraine. New police training is aimed at changing that.
    Oct07

    Drug users are presumed criminals in Ukraine. New police training is aimed at changing that.

    Ukraine has one of the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. One of the main reasons: intravenous drug use. But just outside the capital Kiev, a group is working with police to change their approach toward drug users — to treat addiction as an illness, not a crime. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Watch: Fighting on Uman-bound flight, Shenanigans at Kiev airport
    Oct06

    Watch: Fighting on Uman-bound flight, Shenanigans at Kiev airport

    Passengers fight on a flight from Israel to the town where Rabbi Nachman of Breslov is buried; while passengers claim alcohol is to blame, crewmembers express concern that this incident might repeat itself. …read more Source: Yedioth...

    IMF chief gives Deutsche Bank tough advice, says need deal on fine
    Oct06

    IMF chief gives Deutsche Bank tough advice, says need deal on fine

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde gave Deutsche Bank some tough advice on Thursday, saying Germany’s biggest lender needed to reform its business model and rapidly reach a deal with US regulators over a potentially huge fine. A senior European official tried to shore up confidence in the continent’s banking system, saying it was working...

    U.S. Attorney: Fort Campbell Soldiers Sold Stolen Military Equipment Overseas
    Oct06

    U.S. Attorney: Fort Campbell Soldiers Sold Stolen Military Equipment Overseas

    A U.S. attorney announced charges Thursday against six soldiers and two civilians stationed at Fort Campbell who were indicted after allegedly selling stolen Army equipment on eBay. The federal indictment charges that the eight men in 2013 “sold certain U.S. Army equipment that is never offered for sale by the U.S. Department of Defense as...

    Is America About to go to War in Syria?
    Oct06

    Is America About to go to War in Syria?

    Daniel R. DePetris Security, Middle East If Obama surprised even his detractors and made the decision to utilize U.S. military force in Syria, would Congress respond by stepping up to the plate? Here we go again. The Obama administration is caught in the same debate that seems to repeat itself about every six months: is it time for the United...

    Election in Ex-Soviet Georgia Seen as Test of Stability After Violence
    Oct06

    Election in Ex-Soviet Georgia Seen as Test of Stability After Violence

    A close parliamentary election in Georgia on Saturday is being seen as a test of stability in the ex-Soviet state after a car bombing and a shooting marred the runup to the vote. Crisscrossed by strategically important oil and gas pipelines and traditionally buffeted between Russia and the West, a fifth of Georgian territory remains under the...

    Ukraine Deputy Defence Minister, in Bucharest: We have several reasons for cooperation
    Oct06

    Ukraine Deputy Defence Minister, in Bucharest: We have several reasons for cooperation

    Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Ihor Dolhov in Bucharest on Thursday made a brief presentation of the situation on the consultations of the Ukrainian side with the Russian Federation, pointing out, in context, that the Romanian Defence Minister will pay a visit to Kiev next week. …read more Source:...