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    Hollande Pressed to Amend Foreign Policy After Paris Attacks
    Nov16

    Hollande Pressed to Amend Foreign Policy After Paris Attacks

    French President Francois Hollande is under pressure to change policy in Syria’s civil war and work more closely with Russia after a wave of deadly attacks in Paris but he seems determined to stick to his guns and escalate military action. France has become arguably the most exposed Western nation to Islamist militants because of its...

    Russia Follows Disastrous U.S. Script to Intervene In Syria
    Nov16

    Russia Follows Disastrous U.S. Script to Intervene In Syria

    Vladimir Putin opened a new game of high stakes geopolitical poker. He is using military force to support Syria’s President Bashar Assad and counter U.S. backing for Assad’s opponents. Russia’s intervention almost certainly will turn out badly — apparently losing an airliner likely is just the start — but Washington...

    Syria’s civil war now Europe’s war after Paris attacks
    Nov16

    Syria’s civil war now Europe’s war after Paris attacks

    LONDON (AP) — What started as a distant civil war in Syria, with rebel factions challenging the authoritarian government of President Bashar Assad, has become Europe’s war, with no easy end in sight. The coordinated attacks in Paris brought suicide bombing to France for the first time and left 129 dead, driving home the dangers of having an...

    Ukraine To Return Artillery To Front Line If Situation Escalates
    Nov16

    Ukraine To Return Artillery To Front Line If Situation Escalates

    Ukraine’s military says it will be “forced to return artillery and mortars” to its eastern front line if fighting in the country’s east escalates further. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Only on AP: A Soviet sprinter who said no to steroids
    Nov16

    Only on AP: A Soviet sprinter who said no to steroids

    TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The story of my close call with doping in the Soviet Union began in 1967, when I was 17 and had just returned home from training camp, deeply disappointed not to have made the national youth track team.I was the 100-meter and 400-meter champion for runners 17 or younger in Georgia, which at the time was one of the 15...

    Mosque Vandalized In Annexed Crimea
    Nov16

    Mosque Vandalized In Annexed Crimea

    Unknown attackers have broken the windows of a mosque in Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia last year. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia ‘Makes Proposal’ To Solve Ukraine Debt Standoff
    Nov16

    Russia ‘Makes Proposal’ To Solve Ukraine Debt Standoff

    Russia says it is putting forward a proposal to resolve a debt dispute with Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia’s Siluanov says Moscow made offer to Ukraine over debt
    Nov16

    Russia’s Siluanov says Moscow made offer to Ukraine over debt

    BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) – Russia wants to reach a compromise over Ukraine’s debt to Russia and has made an “interesting” offer to settle the… …read more Source:...

    Needing ‘clean cash,’ mobsters hungry for Rome’s eateries
    Nov16

    Needing ‘clean cash,’ mobsters hungry for Rome’s eateries

    ROME (AP) — Gianfranco Romeo sits at a table at his trattoria off the Pantheon, casting scorn over the idea that he’s a frontman for a feared mafia clan.”I always had a passion for restaurant work, I began as a dishwasher,” Romeo told The Associated Press at Il Barroccio, as pizza-makers prepared to fire up the oven and shovel...

    Needing ‘clean cash,’ mobsters hungry for Rome’s eateries
    Nov16

    Needing ‘clean cash,’ mobsters hungry for Rome’s eateries

    Romeo is among several people under investigation for suspected false property registration in one of a growing number of investigations in which mobsters are suspected of systematically buying up Roman tourist restaurants to launder cocaine profits, allegedly installing people like Romeo as figurehead owners. Along Rome’s narrow Via dei...