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    Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight reign
    Nov29

    Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight reign

    Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision to end the Ukrainian’s 9 1/2-year reign as heavyweight champion on Saturday and take his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: Miami...

    Klitschko’s Heavyweight Reign Ends
    Nov29

    Klitschko’s Heavyweight Reign Ends

    Britain’s Tyson Fury has defeated Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine to become world heavyweight boxing champion. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia orders new sanctions against Turkey
    Nov29

    Russia orders new sanctions against Turkey

    HARI SREENIVASAN, PBS NEWSHOUR WEEKEND ANCHOR: Russian President Vladimir Putin is ordering sanctions against Turkey in retaliation for Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane on Tuesday. Turkey contended the Syria-bound Russian plane had entered Turkey’s airspace without permission. The act already prompted Russia to deploy surface-to-air...

    An Unnecessary Crisis
    Nov28

    An Unnecessary Crisis

    Turkey’s NATO allies have by and large stood by Ankara in the wake of Turkey’s downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber this past Tuesday. As President Obama has argued, every country has the right to defend itself. The Turks and the Russians have been on opposing sides of the Syrian civil war, with Moscow intervening to bolster the fragile...

    November 29: A Significant Date in Arab-Israeli History
    Nov28

    November 29: A Significant Date in Arab-Israeli History

    November 29 is a noteworthy date for all those interested in Israel and the Middle East. Sixty-eight years ago, following the recommendation of a decisive majority of the 11-member United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, the UN General Assembly met to consider Resolution 181. The measure called for the creation of independent Arab and...

    Ukraine President Defends His Country’s Pact with EU
    Nov28

    Ukraine President Defends His Country’s Pact with EU

    Ukraine’s president has strongly defended a pact his country signed with the European Union, calling it “the last farewell to the Soviet Union, the last farewell to Communism.”Petro Poroshenko’s comments Thursday came during a visit to the Netherlands, which is holding a… …read more Source:...

    Poroshenko To Take Part In Holodomor Memorial Ceremony
    Nov28

    Poroshenko To Take Part In Holodomor Memorial Ceremony

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is due to take part in ceremonies to commemorate the millions who died of famine under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    In Light of Downed Jet, Kremlin Wags Dog in Prime Time
    Nov28

    In Light of Downed Jet, Kremlin Wags Dog in Prime Time

    It certainly made for riveting television. That much was clear. Captain Konstantin Murakhtin, the surviving airman of the Russian fighter jet downed by two Turkish F-16s on the Syrian/Turkish border Tuesday, appeared before Russian TV journalists to answer questions just days after the incident. How was he feeling? Good. “Russian doctors...

    Protests Continue In Russia And Turkey As Hopes For An ISIS Coalition Fade
    Nov28

    Protests Continue In Russia And Turkey As Hopes For An ISIS Coalition Fade

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was burned in effigy Friday during a protest as tensions continue to mount between Ankara and Moscow, AFP reported. Anti-Turkey rallies were held in Moscow and Crimea with shouts of “down with ISIS [the Islamic State group]” as Erdogan again warned the Kremlin over its actions in the region and Moscow backed...

    Russia Sanctions Turkey as Syria Coalition Efforts Fizzle
    Nov27

    Russia Sanctions Turkey as Syria Coalition Efforts Fizzle

    Russia is preparing sanctions against Turkey and stepping up military strikes over the downing of a Russian bomber along the Syrian border. The feud has added another dimension of conflict to the multifaceted war in Syria, and political analysts say Russia’s doubling down on its Syria campaign raises the stakes in Moscow’s wider...