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    The Nobel Prize and a ‘Monument to Suffering and Courage’
    Oct08

    The Nobel Prize and a ‘Monument to Suffering and Courage’

    Sergei Grits / APThe Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature for her “polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Alexievich, 67, is perhaps best known for Voices from Chernobyl, which told the consequences of the nuclear disaster, and Boys In Zink, which...

    Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize
    Oct08

    Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that the prize judges called “a monument to suffering and courage.” Alexievich, 67, used the skills of a journalist to create literature chronicling the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its 1991 collapse: World War II, the Soviet...

    Immigration Divides Europe
    Oct08

    Immigration Divides Europe

    Turn the pages of TIME’s special report on migrants this week and you’ll see pictures of anguished refugees, of riot police at the barricades, of ordinary Europeans doing their all to help. The human dimension of this story is undeniably compelling. But to understand how a historic migration will change Europe, you need to look past...

    Unconvincing Spain eye Euro qualification
    Oct08

    Unconvincing Spain eye Euro qualification

    Madrid (AFP) – Defending champions Spain can seal their place at next year’s European Championships in France when they host minnows Luxembourg in Logrono on Friday.However, Vicente del Bosque’s men are under pressure to produce plenty of goals as well as the three points after an unconvincing campaign that has failed to dispel...

    British Group Issues Evidence Russian Buk Shot Down MH17
    Oct08

    British Group Issues Evidence Russian Buk Shot Down MH17

    A British NGO has published a summary report claiming that a Russian Buk surface-to-air missile system shot down a Malaysian Airlines passenger jet on July 17, 2014 over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    U.S. Lawmakers Probing Possible Spying Lapses In Russia: Reuters
    Oct08

    U.S. Lawmakers Probing Possible Spying Lapses In Russia: Reuters

    By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt SpetalnickWASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) – Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence lapses over Moscow’s intervention in Syria, concerned that American spy agencies were slow to grasp the scope and intention of Russia’s dramatic military offensive there, U.S....

    The 10 most important things in the world right no
    Oct08

    The 10 most important things in the world right no

    Good morning! Here’s what you need to know on Thursday. 1. NATO defence ministers meet in Brussels to discuss Russia’s involvement in Syria and eastern Ukraine. 2. Russia launched 26 missiles from ships in the Caspian Sea against rebel groups in Syria, continuing an air campaign that began last week supposedly with the intention of...

    Putin’s Pivot in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Battle Against Its Corrupt Elites
    Oct08

    Putin’s Pivot in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Battle Against Its Corrupt Elites

    Victor Yanukovych looted Ukraine of billions and his lavish estate outside Kyiv, as big as Monaco, is a testament to why anti-corruption efforts must be a priorityUkraine’s two-front war Putin is pivoting and wants to withdraw from the Donbas but keep Crimea, according to Iegor Soboliev, the head of the Ukrainian parliament’s...

    Russia Complicates US Pivot to Asia
    Oct08

    Russia Complicates US Pivot to Asia

    With Monday’s signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP], the United States reached a milestone in its push for rebalancing toward the Asia Pacific region. A new hurdle may be emerging, however, and this time it is not China. In the last few months, Russia has been steadily increasing its military presence in the Western Pacific region,...

    Will Angela Merkel Win The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize?
    Oct08

    Will Angela Merkel Win The 2015 Nobel Peace Prize?

    Nelson Mandela. Malala Yousafzai. Martin Luther King Jr. Another leader will join that prestigious group when the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize is chosen early Friday.Kristian Berg Harpviken, director of the Peace Research Institute Oslo, has been drawing up short lists of potential winners for over a decade, and several of those...