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    MH17 families get clear picture of tragedy (AAP)
    Sep29

    MH17 families get clear picture of tragedy (AAP)

    Investigators have given the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster a clear picture of how a missile launcher crossed from Russia into the Ukraine. …read more Source: The West...

    Bulgaria Ranks 46th in Bloomberg’s Healthcare System Index
    Sep29

    Bulgaria Ranks 46th in Bloomberg’s Healthcare System Index

    Bulgaria is among the countries with the least efficient healthcare systems in the world, data published by Bloomberg shows.Out of 55 countries studied by the Bloomberg index, Bulgaria has dropped by three spots compared to its results in 2009 (the index ranks countries as of 2014).Two years ago it had the 46th most efficient healthcare system,...

    How Putin’s Syria gamble has paid off | Oleg Kashin
    Sep29

    How Putin’s Syria gamble has paid off | Oleg Kashin

    One of Russia’s most prominent journalists argues the protracted conflict has been a gift to the president whose expansionism in Ukraine had left his country weakened• Read a version of this article in RussianIn a famous poem by the writer Yevgeny Yevtushenko, an ant crawling on the face of a Russian soldier killed in Afghanistan asks the...

    WHY IT MATTERS: Russia looms as key issue for United States
    Sep29

    WHY IT MATTERS: Russia looms as key issue for United States

    WASHINGTON — THE ISSUE: Russia cannot be ignored. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has never posed such a vexing problem to U.S. policymakers as it does now. From Eastern Europe to the Middle East and increasingly Asia and the Americas, Russia is making its voice heard and its presence felt. After a brief period of looking inward during much...

    How Russia Wants to Undermine the U.S. Election
    Sep29

    How Russia Wants to Undermine the U.S. Election

    The leaders of the U.S. government, including the President and his top national-security advisers, face an unprecedented dilemma. Since the spring, U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have seen mounting evidence of an active Russian influence operation targeting the 2016 presidential election. It is very unlikely the Russians could...

    Russia’s army chief calls on CIS countries to extend defense cooperation
    Sep29

    Russia’s army chief calls on CIS countries to extend defense cooperation

    The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) should broaden cooperation in defense and security, Russia’s Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov said on Thursday, TASS reports. “Taking into consideration that the situation on the external borders of the Commonwealth is far from being stable, we have a common task not to allow the spread of...

    Sweden Ponders Introducing Conscription to Overstretched Military
    Sep29

    Sweden Ponders Introducing Conscription to Overstretched Military

    A Swedish government study has recommended reintroducing compulsory military service in the country, news site The Local reported Wednesday. The Swedish armed forces have been staffed entirely by voluntary personnel since the practice was scrapped in 2010. However, the rise of new security risks prompted the government to probe a potential return...

    Debate: New findings on downing of MH17
    Sep29

    Debate: New findings on downing of MH17

    Just over two years after Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine international investigators published their latest findings on Wednesday, according to which the plane was hit by a Buk missile fired by a rocket launcher brought from Russia into the rebel area. Many commentators see this as confirmation of the long held suspicion that...

    Photos From East Ukraine Vandalized At Moscow Exhibition
    Sep29

    Photos From East Ukraine Vandalized At Moscow Exhibition

    At an exhibition in Moscow, a Russian man has vandalized photos taken from a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Seeks Parliamentary Backing Over China Pact
    Sep29

    Putin Seeks Parliamentary Backing Over China Pact

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has put forward an agreement with China on intelligence sharing, for the approval of the Russian parliament, the Kremlin reports. The deal, if ratified will see both countries cooperating on cracking down on “terrorism, separatism extremism” and means the two major powers will exchange information on the...