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    The Latest: Slovak president: EU obligated to take migrants
    Oct10

    The Latest: Slovak president: EU obligated to take migrants

    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the influx of asylum seekers and migrants in Europe (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Slovakia’s president says he believes a proposal by some European Union members to receive migrants on a voluntary basis is a “dead policy,” saying EU members have a “moral obligation” to accept refugees. Andrej Kiska also said the...

    Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Kaliningrad, Alarming Neighbors
    Oct10

    Russia Moves Nuclear-Capable Missiles to Kaliningrad, Alarming Neighbors

    Russia has confirmed the deployment of Iskander missiles, capable of nuclear strikes, at its Kaliningrad outpost near the borders of Poland and Lithuania. Lithuania, Estonia, and Poland—all NATO members—have expressed concerns over the missiles’ deployment in the region. But the Kremlin has downplayed the significance of moving the Iskander...

    How Vladimir Putin is being outfoxed by a Chechen warlord
    Oct10

    How Vladimir Putin is being outfoxed by a Chechen warlord

    Ramzan Kadyrov, the 39-year-old leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya — and a man whose idea of expressing disapproval of a minister is to pummel him in a boxing ring — is looking for a new assistant. True to his flamboyant style, he will recruit one through an Apprentice-style reality TV show. Behind Kadyrov’s thuggish and...

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says world at ‘dangerous’ point as US-Russia tensions soar
    Oct10

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says world at ‘dangerous’ point as US-Russia tensions soar

    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has warned that the world had reached a “dangerous point” as tensions between Russia and the United States have spiked over the Syria conflict. Relations between Moscow and Washington – already at their lowest since the cold war over the Ukraine conflict – have soured further in recent days as the United...

    Russia to Build Permanent Syrian Naval Base, Eyes Other Outposts
    Oct10

    Russia to Build Permanent Syrian Naval Base, Eyes Other Outposts

    By Andrew Osborn MOSCOW (Reuters)–Russia will create a permanent naval base in Syria to expand its military footprint in its closest Middle East ally, a government official said on Monday, a week after Moscow said it was considering reopening Soviet-era bases in Vietnam and Cuba. The move, announced by Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai...

    Four council members linked to attacks on medical facilities
    Oct10

    Four council members linked to attacks on medical facilities

    When the UN Security Council last week discussed the deliberate attacks on medical facilities in war-ravaged Syria and Yemen, secretary-general Ban Ki-moon implicitly criticised some of the warring nations lamenting that “even a slaughterhouse is more humane” than the ongoing indiscriminate killings of civilians in the two devastating conflicts....

    Russia Says U.S. ‘Aggression’ Threatens National Security
    Oct10

    Russia Says U.S. ‘Aggression’ Threatens National Security

    Russia’s foreign minister said Sunday that “aggressive steps” by the United States are threatening Moscow’s national security. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Russian state television that there has been a “fundamental change” in circumstances resulting in the existence of an “aggressive Russophobia” in the...

    [Ticker] EU and Ukraine set November summit date
    Oct10

    [Ticker] EU and Ukraine set November summit date

    The EU and Ukraine are to hold a summit in Brussels on 18 November to discuss anti-corruption reforms, the Minsk ceasefire plan, and visa-free travel to Schengen states, the EU Council said Monday. Ukraine’s leader Petro Poroshenko will also visit Brussels for a summit on EU-Russia relations in mid-October. The European Commission has said...

    Pro-Russia Separatists Protest OSCE In Eastern Ukraine
    Oct10

    Pro-Russia Separatists Protest OSCE In Eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have protested against the possibility of an international, armed monitoring mission in the area. Several thousand people in the separatist-controlled city of Luhansk gathered on October 10 to denounce the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read...

    Russia to build permanent Syrian naval base, eyes other outposts
    Oct10

    Russia to build permanent Syrian naval base, eyes other outposts

    Russia will create a permanent naval base in Syria to expand its military footprint in its closest Middle East ally, a government official said on Monday, a week after Moscow said it was considering reopening Soviet-era bases in Vietnam and Cuba. The move, announced by Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov, is further evidence Russia is...