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    Serbia: Putin friend Timchenko is named honorary consul
    Oct12

    Serbia: Putin friend Timchenko is named honorary consul

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia says a billionaire friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a U.S. sanctions list over Ukraine has agreed to become the Balkan country’s honorary consul. The office of Serbia’s pro-Russian President Tomislav Nikolic said Wednesday that Gennady Timchenko will be Serbia’s honorary consul...

    More Crimean Tatars Detained By Russia-Installed Security Forces
    Oct12

    More Crimean Tatars Detained By Russia-Installed Security Forces

    Several Crimean Tatars have been detained in Ukraine’s occupied Crimea region after Russian-installed security forces searched their houses in several villages. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Forces Raid Homes of Muslim Community in Crimea
    Oct12

    Russian Forces Raid Homes of Muslim Community in Crimea

    Russian authorities raided a series of households in Crimea’s Muslim Tatar community in what locals are fearing is the beginning of a crackdown against them. Crimean Tatars have been among the most vocal critics of the Russian annexation of Crimea and have faced closures of their media outlets and their traditional, local assembly known as...

    Poland’s Massive Anti-Abortion Protest Shows That Citizens Are Frustrated With The Country’s Rightward Surge
    Oct12

    Poland’s Massive Anti-Abortion Protest Shows That Citizens Are Frustrated With The Country’s Rightward Surge

    LVIV, Ukraine ― Last week, Poland’s ruling government, the Law and Justice party, or PiS, rejected a proposal to ban abortion, but not before black-clad Poles, who donned the color in symbolic mourning of the potential loss of their reproductive rights, took to the streets across the country in a revolt against its rightward surge. The...

    New Challenges in Syria as Militants Weaponized Drones
    Oct12

    New Challenges in Syria as Militants Weaponized Drones

    WASHINGTON—Militant groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic State group have learned how to weaponize surveillance drones and use them against each other, adding a new twist to Syria’s civil war, a U.S. military official and others say. A belonging to an al-Qaida offshoot, Jund al-Aqsa, purportedly shows a drone landing on Syrian military...

    Three Missing After Crane Sinks Near Russia-Annexed Crimea
    Oct12

    Three Missing After Crane Sinks Near Russia-Annexed Crimea

    Three members of a floating crane crew are missing after it sank near the Russia-controlled Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    EU Defense Cooperation: Threat or Benefit for NATO?
    Oct12

    EU Defense Cooperation: Threat or Benefit for NATO?

    By Markus HeinrichBritain has long opposed an EU defense identity fearing it would undermine NATO. Post Brexit, the remaining 27 members can forge ahead.Britain has always been a somewhat half-hearted member of the EU. The country has been reluctant to hand over competences to Brussels and principally opposed to “ever closer union” — even as it...

    More Allies, More War?
    Oct12

    More Allies, More War?

    As the cynical Henry Kissinger so aptly noted, it’s often more dangerous being America’s ally than its enemy. Once defeated, America’s enemies often get large amounts of money and easy access to North America’s vast market, assuring they will stay within the U.S. co-prosperity sphere. Just look, for good example, at...

    The Growing Danger of Military Conflict with Russia
    Oct12

    The Growing Danger of Military Conflict with Russia

    Nikolas K. Gvosdev Security, Eurasia There are no risk-free options. Once more, the circle in U.S.-Russia relations is complete. The Clinton administration took office in 1993 promising a “Bill and Boris” strategic partnership between the two countries, and ended with recriminations over the Kosovo operation, with Gen. Wesley Clark prepared to...

    Russian Ambassador: We’re Not Hacking You, Promise
    Oct12

    Russian Ambassador: We’re Not Hacking You, Promise

    WASHINGTON ― Russia bears no responsibility for email leaks affecting the U.S. presidential race, the Russian ambassador to the U.S. told an audience here Tuesday.“We do not interfere into the internal affairs of the United States, neither by my statements nor by electronic or other means,” Ambassador Sergey Kislyak said at an event at Johns...