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    Russia to halt gas supplies to Ukraine over Crimea blackout
    Nov24

    Russia to halt gas supplies to Ukraine over Crimea blackout

    Crimea is relying on emergency generators to meet its basic power needs after power lines were blown up, with pro-Ukraine activists preventing repairs …read more Source: The Globe and...

    NATO Must Have Turkey’s Back
    Nov24

    NATO Must Have Turkey’s Back

    The rapid deterioration of global order took an ugly turn this morning and we all moved a little closer to the abyss: Two Turkish F-16s have shot down what appears to be a Russian Su-24 bomber near the Syrian border. Two Russian pilots parachuted out of the plane as it went down in flames. One pilot was captured by Turkmen fighters in Latakia...

    Crimeans Voice Anger At Blackout
    Nov24

    Crimeans Voice Anger At Blackout

    People in Crimea have been voicing anger after the peninsula’s electricity supplies from Ukraine were cut off. Crimea was annexed by Russia last year, but continued to receive electricity supplies from Ukraine until explosions on November 20-21 brought down four electricity transmission towers. (RFE/RL’s Ukrainian Service) …read...

    French and Russian authorities to increase fan zone security
    Nov24

    French and Russian authorities to increase fan zone security

    PARIS (AP) — French and Russian authorities plan to increase security at fan zones at next year’s European Championship and the 2018 World Cup following the attacks in Paris. French Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday security for Euro 2016, scheduled from June 10-July 10 in France, will be reinforced to ensure “the fan zones...

    Main French Opposition: End EU Embargo on Russia
    Nov24

    Main French Opposition: End EU Embargo on Russia

    France’s main opposition party, The Republicans, on Tuesday called on President Francois Hollande to push for an end to the European Union sanctions on Russia over its activities in Ukraine. “That’s the sensible position,” said Christian Jacob, president of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s The Republicans...

    Turkey Downs Putin’s Agenda
    Nov24

    Turkey Downs Putin’s Agenda

    Russia had it coming. Turkish fighter jets today shot down a Russian Su-24 in what was allegedly a violation of its airspace. Russia promptly denied the transgression but Turkey remains adamant it only acted in self-defense — and after giving multiple warnings. If proven right, it won’t be the first time Russian jets have made...

    Situation Report: Turkey downs Russian jet; the Dutch and Brits mull striking Syria; details of the U.S. role in the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen; U.S. Special Ops arrive in Ukraine; and lots more
    Nov24

    Situation Report: Turkey downs Russian jet; the Dutch and Brits mull striking Syria; details of the U.S. role in the Saudi bombing campaign in Yemen; U.S. Special Ops arrive in Ukraine; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley BREAKING: Turkey shot down a Russian jet it says violated Turkish airspace on Tuesday, after Turkish officials say they warned the jet to turn around “10 times within five minutes” when it strayed into Turkish airspace. The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that one of its jets was shot … …read...

    Ukraine bans cargo shipments to Crimea amid power blackout
    Nov24

    Ukraine bans cargo shipments to Crimea amid power blackout

    Ed AdamczykKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 24 (UPI) — Ukraine began a trade boycott of Crimea, as a power blackout in Crimea, caused by the sabotage of the Ukrainian electricity grid, continues. …read more Source: United Press...

    Poland Repatriates Ethnic Poles From Conflict-Torn Eastern Ukraine
    Nov24

    Poland Repatriates Ethnic Poles From Conflict-Torn Eastern Ukraine

    A group of ethnic Poles from Ukraine’s conflict-torn eastern region of Donetsk has arrived in Poland. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Rose Revolution hero runs into a wall of debauchery in Odessa
    Nov24

    Rose Revolution hero runs into a wall of debauchery in Odessa

    When former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili was appointed governor of the Odessa region in May, Ukraine’s president and fawning media hailed the brash, Western-educated reformer as the new sheriff in town who would clean up the Black Sea port’s legendary corruption. You could almost hear… …read more Source: Los...