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    In Putin’s policing of Middle East, some see a boon for Israel
    Oct13

    In Putin’s policing of Middle East, some see a boon for Israel

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, greeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow, Sept. 21, 2015. (Israeli Embassy in Russia/Flash90) (JTA) — As a defiant Russia again flexes military muscles in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, Cold War analogies are, perhaps, unavoidable. The deployment last month of Russian warplanes in...

    Observers arrive to monitor federal vote under changes to election law
    Oct13

    Observers arrive to monitor federal vote under changes to election law

    An international observer mission has set down in Ottawa to monitor and report on the federal election — including whether controversial changes to Canada’s election law help or hurt the democratic process. The six-person mission, deployed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), is the first to monitor a Canadian...

    Dutch investigators will reveal what happened to MH17 — but not who shot it down
    Oct13

    Dutch investigators will reveal what happened to MH17 — but not who shot it down

    Malaysia Airlines flight 17, the Malaysian airliner that was flying between Amsterdam and Kuala Lumpur, was shot down out of the sky over eastern Ukraine last summer. Dutch investigators have been piecing together what happened and will issue their final report this week. …read more Source: Public Radio...

    Russia’s Move in Syria Threatens Energy Deals With Turkey
    Oct12

    Russia’s Move in Syria Threatens Energy Deals With Turkey

    Not that Russia was ever a slouch, but there’s no denying the recent uptick in activity. As we approach the juicy middle of President Vladimir Putin’s third term, Russia is extending, and fighting for, its interests in nearly every corner of the globe. Somewhat lost amid the bombing in Syria – though hardly unaffected – is...

    EU Appears Ready to Ease Belarus Sanctions
    Oct12

    EU Appears Ready to Ease Belarus Sanctions

    Belarus’ election fell short of democratic standards, monitors said Monday after President Alexander Lukashenko won a fifth term, but Europe still looked set to ease sanctions as France and Germany welcomed a lack of political repression. Moves by Lukashenko, including the pardoning of six opposition figures before the election, suggested...

    MH17 Update: Families File Lawsuits Over Malaysia Flight Downed During Ukraine War
    Oct12

    MH17 Update: Families File Lawsuits Over Malaysia Flight Downed During Ukraine War

    More than 450 days have passed since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over fields of blooming sunflowers in eastern Ukraine. For the families of the 298 people on board the flight who died that day, the long wait has brought few answers, with no one being held accountable for the deaths. …read more Source: International Business...

    Protesters dump raw sewage on Moldovan political party headquarters
    Oct12

    Protesters dump raw sewage on Moldovan political party headquarters

    One of Moldova’s leading political parties had some cleaning up to do on Sunday after their headquarters was doused with gallons of human excrement. The national office of the Liberal Democratic Party (PLDM) in the Moldovan capitol, Chisinau, was sprayed with three tons of raw sewage by protesters during the evening See also: Photo of a...

    EU moves closer to suspending Belarus sanctions
    Oct12

    EU moves closer to suspending Belarus sanctions

    LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union on Monday moved closer to suspending sanctions on Belarus following the central European nation’s release of political prisoners and a weekend election that was more transparent and calm than previous polls.France’s Europe Minister, Harlem Desir, said Monday’s foreign affairs meeting had a...

    Dutch authorities set to release final Flight MH17 report
    Oct12

    Dutch authorities set to release final Flight MH17 report

    The Dutch Safety Board is publishing its final report Tuesday into what caused Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to break up high over Eastern Ukraine last year, killing all 298 people on board. …read more Source: Global...

    Ukraine Unveils New Cyber Police Force
    Oct12

    Ukraine Unveils New Cyber Police Force

    The Interior Ministry has said it will begin recruitment this week. …read more Source:...