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    Russian mayor invites Donald Trump to Crimea
    Oct08

    Russian mayor invites Donald Trump to Crimea

    At least one Russian official is eager to extend an olive branch to an American — the catch is that it’s being proffered not to President Obama but to his would-be successor, Donald Trump. The mayor of Yalta, the historic seaside city on the Crimean coast, has welcomed Trump’s entry into the U.S presidential race. In a […]...

    Why Merkel should win Nobel Peace Prize
    Oct08

    Why Merkel should win Nobel Peace Prize

    Odds on who’s going to win the Nobel Peace Prize, to be awarded today, are so hard to make that one could easily arbitrage various bookmakers. I’m not a betting man, but I hope the prize goes to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. She’s the favourite now with average odds of about 6/1 and she deserves to win. The field is strong....

    Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west
    Oct08

    Syria extends major offensive to retake territory in west

    Around 15 army tanks and armored vehicles had been destroyed or immobilized by rebel missile strikesObama warns Russia’s Putin of ‘quagmire’ in SyriaSyria and Ukraine: two fronts in Russian war for influencePutin calls Saudi king to discuss Syria conflictRussia raises stakes on Syria ahead of U.N. meeting in New YorkU.S. voices...

    Mayor in Crimea extends warm invite to Donald Trump
    Oct08

    Mayor in Crimea extends warm invite to Donald Trump

    Donald Trump has a friend in Crimea. More specifically, the mayor of Yalta, one of the disputed land mass’ resort cities, who would like the Republican presidential candidate to visit if he wins next year’s presidential election. “We are following the elections process in your country with great interest,” Andrey Rostenko wrote in a...

    Belarussian Nobel prize winner says Russia invaded Ukraine
    Oct08

    Belarussian Nobel prize winner says Russia invaded Ukraine

    MINSK (Reuters) – The Belarussian recipient of the Nobel prize for literature charged Russia on Thursday with carrying out an “invasion” of Ukraine by backing separatists in its eastern regions. …read more Source: The...

    Ukraine Military Suicides Leading Cause Of Non-Battle Deaths, Country’s Ministry Says
    Oct08

    Ukraine Military Suicides Leading Cause Of Non-Battle Deaths, Country’s Ministry Says

    Suicide was the leading cause of deaths outside of battle during the last two years for Ukraine’s military, the country’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday, local media reported. There were 171 cases of suicide followed by 137 cases of accidents as the leading causes of non-battle deaths, according to the ministry. The Ukrainian...

    An odd way to make friends
    Oct08

    An odd way to make friends

    Jolly bombing weather RUSSIA’S behaviour in Syria resembles the fable of the scorpion who promises not to sting the frog that carries him across the river, but does so anyway—because it is his nature. The list of foreign powers stung by Russia continues to grow. This week Turkey protested after Russian fighters intruded into its airspace,...

    Europe’s last dictator
    Oct08

    Europe’s last dictator

    THE crisis in Ukraine has been painful for nearly everyone involved. Russia finds itself under sanctions and at loggerheads abroad. NATO faces as grave a challenge as any since the cold war ended. And Ukraine itself, dismembered and drained by war, struggles to recover even as the fighting in the east of the country grinds to a halt. Yet one...

    Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Literature Prize
    Oct08

    Svetlana Alexievich wins Nobel Literature Prize

    Stockholm (AFP) – Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, honoured for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime.The Swedish Academy hailed the 67-year-old for writings that were “a monument to suffering and courage in our time” —...

    Who is Nobel literature prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich?
    Oct08

    Who is Nobel literature prize-winner Svetlana Alexievich?

    Belarusian journalist and Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich (© AP Photo/Sergei Grits) Who is Svetlana Alexievich? Svetlana Alexievich was born in Ukraine on 31st May 1948 to a Ukrainian mother and Belarusian father. Her family moved to Belarus, which was then a Soviet republic, when she was a child, and her parents worked as teachers. She...