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    Minister: US to place army equipment in Poland before July
    Oct15

    Minister: US to place army equipment in Poland before July

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s defense minister says he expects that heavy U.S. army equipment will be placed in the Central European nation before July, when Poland is to host a NATO summit. Poland and other nations in the region that were once under Moscow’s domination feel threatened by Russia’s hostile actions in eastern...

    Liberals aim to settle scores in two close Ontario faceoffs
    Oct15

    Liberals aim to settle scores in two close Ontario faceoffs

    TORONTO — In hockey, retribution for a dirty hit or a perceived public slight can unfold many games later. The team rallies behind the aggrieved player and tries to settle the score. In politics, those personal rivalries can play out over years and stimulate just as much emotion and feelings of team loyalty. This election, two close Ontario...

    Trump: Russia isn’t to blame for MH17
    Oct15

    Trump: Russia isn’t to blame for MH17

    Donald Trump doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to blame pro-Russian separatists for last year’s downing of a commercial airliner over Ukraine — despite the fact that the U.S. intelligence community believes “with confidence” that pro-Russian separatists shot it down. …read more Source:...

    Syria air campaign on, Putin may already seek exit strategy
    Oct15

    Syria air campaign on, Putin may already seek exit strategy

    Putin certainly realizes that some 30 Russian combat jets won’t be able to change the course of the war, and allow Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces to win. Another key task for Putin is bring Moscow and Washington together in a security dialogue, which he hopes would make Russia appear as an equal and eventually lead to improved...

    Syria air campaign on, Putin may already seek exit strategy
    Oct15

    Syria air campaign on, Putin may already seek exit strategy

    MOSCOW (AP) — With Russia’s air campaign in Syria now in its third week, Vladimir Putin has raised his nation’s global profile and proven its capability to project military power far from its borders. Now the Russian president could already be on the lookout for an exit strategy to prevent his gains from turning into a liability....

    The World in Quotation Marks
    Oct15

    The World in Quotation Marks

    Pro-Russia protesters in Luhansk, Ukraine Shamil Zhumatov / ReutersAfter visiting Argentina in the 1970s, the novelist V.S. Naipaul reflected on the “colonial mimicry” of Buenos Aires. “Within the imported metropolis there is the structure of a developed society. But men can often appear to be mimicking their functions,” he wrote. “So many words...

    Ukraine Threatens To Sue Russia Over Debt Write-Off
    Oct15

    Ukraine Threatens To Sue Russia Over Debt Write-Off

    Ukraine is threatening to sue Russia if it does not agree to write off part of its debt. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin’s Syria Gamble
    Oct15

    Putin’s Syria Gamble

    Russia has been left isolated by the West Instead Moscow and Washington are at odds again So Putin is looking for a U.S. alliance over Syria On Sept. 30, the autumn session of Russia’s upper house of parliament was set to open with a grim docket. Next year’s budget had to be slashed and investments frozen if the Russian economy was to...

    Ukraine gives Russia 2 weeks to agree to debt restructuring
    Oct15

    Ukraine gives Russia 2 weeks to agree to debt restructuring

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine on Thursday gave Russia two weeks to accept to write off part of its loans to the country, as other international creditors have agreed to do, opening a new front in the show-down between the countries…. …read more Source: Associated...

    Ukraine gives Russia 2 weeks to agree to debt restructuring
    Oct15

    Ukraine gives Russia 2 weeks to agree to debt restructuring

    Ukraine and its international creditors agreed in August to write off 20 percent of Ukraine’s bond holdings, shrinking $19 billion in the country’s sovereign debt to $15.5 billion. Ukraine has contended that the Russian loan, which was extended to then-President Viktor Yanukovych in 2013 a few months before he fled the country, was a...