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    NATO tests its capabilities — and wants Russia to take note
    Nov04

    NATO tests its capabilities — and wants Russia to take note

    For more than a year, the 28-nation alliance has been in the throes of a major makeover, largely in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support for a pro-Russia separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine, but also to better meet the new types of security threat represented by Islamic State and other armed extremist Muslim...

    Council Of Europe: Civilians’ Situation ‘Dire’ In Ukraine’s East
    Nov04

    Council Of Europe: Civilians’ Situation ‘Dire’ In Ukraine’s East

    In a report released on November 3, the Council of Europe describes a humanitarian crisis in the regions of eastern Ukraine affected by conflict, and proposes a detailed action plan to begin addressing civilians’ basic needs. RFE/RL’s Brussels correspondent Rikard Jozwiak spoke to Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils...

    Ukraine Warns It May Stop Buying Russian Gas Next Year
    Nov04

    Ukraine Warns It May Stop Buying Russian Gas Next Year

    Ukrainian authorities said they will buy natural gas from Russia until the end of the year, but will purchase all Ukraine’s gas from Europe in the first quarter of 2016 if Russia does not offer a competitive price. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Propaganda: ‘The Weaponization of Information’
    Nov04

    Russian Propaganda: ‘The Weaponization of Information’

    When a Russian news outlet edited the U.S. ambassador into a picture of an opposition rally, the U.S. Embassy countered by editing the ambassador into a series of improbable photos — for instance, on the moon and at an ice hockey rink. The idea was to show that the original photo was propaganda, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Benjamin Ziff...

    U.S. Official: Countering Kremlin Propaganda Is Long-Term Effort
    Nov04

    U.S. Official: Countering Kremlin Propaganda Is Long-Term Effort

    A State Department official said U.S. efforts to counter misinformation and propaganda generated by the Kremlin will be a long-term effort that includes bolstering independent media in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Realities of Russia, What Is West Missing?
    Nov04

    Realities of Russia, What Is West Missing?

    Co-authored by William Witenberg a contemporary artist focused on abstract painting Western media appears surprised that President Putin’s latest approval rating was so high. After Russian military began bombing in Syria, Putin’s popularity skyrocketed to its all times high of 90%. There are some obvious reasons for this, and quite a...

    Russia: impolite to begin U.N. chief race without Ukraine, others
    Nov03

    Russia: impolite to begin U.N. chief race without Ukraine, others

    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Russia said on Tuesday it does not want to offend Ukraine and other recently elected United… …read more Source:...

    Task Force Warns of Deepening Global Crises
    Nov03

    Task Force Warns of Deepening Global Crises

    A group of U.N. experts tasked with forecasting the next disasters likely to require billions of dollars in humanitarian aid has warned of deepening crises in global hot spots from Burundi to Afghanistan over the next six months. The biannual “Alert, Early Warning and Readiness Report” said Libya could fall apart, Burundi could see...

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor targeted in sniper attack
    Nov03

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor targeted in sniper attack

    Fred LambertKIEV, Ukraine, Nov. 3 (UPI) — Ukraine’s top prosecutor survived what authorities are calling a failed assassination attempt after a sniper fired three shots at his office in Kiev. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ukraine’s President Signs Law Allowing Foreigners In Armed Forces
    Nov03

    Ukraine’s President Signs Law Allowing Foreigners In Armed Forces

    ​Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed into law a bill that allows foreign citizens to serve in Ukraine’s armed forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...