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    A Triage Guide to Thinking About the Russian Airliner Crash Over Egypt
    Nov02

    A Triage Guide to Thinking About the Russian Airliner Crash Over Egypt

    Marina Lystseva / ReutersThe Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt this weekend (Reuters) The Atlantic’s Krishnadev Calamur has a wrap-up of the latest news, rumors, statements, and so on about the Russian airliners crash over the Sinai Peninsula two days ago. In response to incoming queries, here is a triage guide to thinking about causes...

    Amid Russian Tensions, US And Canada Military Flights For Observation To Be Conducted Over Russia
    Nov02

    Amid Russian Tensions, US And Canada Military Flights For Observation To Be Conducted Over Russia

    A joint group of U.S. and Canadian military surveillance teams is expected to conduct a series of observation flights over Russian territory this week as part of a treaty designed to create transparency and trust between Russia and the West, according to a report Monday from Russian news site Tass. While similar flights have been commonplace...

    Cause of Russian Aircaft Tragedy Remains a Mystery
    Nov02

    Cause of Russian Aircaft Tragedy Remains a Mystery

    Two days after a Russian airliner crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula killing all 224 people on board, the cause of the disaster remains a mystery. Earlier, a top official at the Russian airline Metrojet said at a news conference in Moscow on Monday that a technical failure was out of the question. The official, Alexander Smirnov, said...

    Thomas Blatt, survivor of escape from Sobibor, dies at 88
    Nov02

    Thomas Blatt, survivor of escape from Sobibor, dies at 88

    Heath remembered Blatt as a “quiet and modest person” who suffered nightmares and depression until the end of his life, yet never wanted vengeance either for the Germans for the murder of the Jews or the complicity of many of his anti-Semitic Polish countrymen. Blatt lectured about the Holocaust, wrote two books and campaigned to...

    Thomas Blatt, survivor of escape from Sobibor, dies at 88
    Nov02

    Thomas Blatt, survivor of escape from Sobibor, dies at 88

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish-born Blatt, who lost both parents and a younger brother in the gas chambers of Sobibor, died Saturday morning at his home in Santa Barbara, California, a Warsaw-based friend, Alan Heath, told The Associated Press. Heath remembered Blatt as a “quiet and modest person” who suffered nightmares and depression until the...

    Erdogan Divides and Rules
    Nov02

    Erdogan Divides and Rules

    The politics of division and fear win a big victory in Turkey. Reuters reports: With 99 percent of votes counted, the AKP was on 49.4 percent, according to state-run broadcaster TRT, giving it 316 of parliament’s 550 seats. The main opposition CHP was at 25.4 percent.[..]The pro-Kurdish HDP, which scaled back its election campaign after its...

    Flowers Laid At Russian Embassies
    Nov02

    Flowers Laid At Russian Embassies

    Flowers, soft toys, and candles were laid at Russian embassies across the former Soviet Union in the wake of the air crash in Egypt that killed 224 people — nearly all of them Russians. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    What Caused the Crash of the Russian Airliner in Egypt?
    Nov02

    What Caused the Crash of the Russian Airliner in Egypt?

    Maxim Grigoriev / Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations / APThe Russian Airbus that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, killing all 224 people on board, could have only been brought down by external forces, a senior airline official said. The comments by Alexander Smirnov, a deputy director for Kogalymavia, which was...

    Crash Victims’ Bodies Return to Russia
    Nov02

    Crash Victims’ Bodies Return to Russia

    The first bodies of victims of the Russian airplane crash in Egypt arrived at St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport Monday morning aboard a Russian government plane. St. Petersburg authorities have decided mourning activities for those killed in the crash will last until Tuesday in Russia’s second city. Russian President Valdimir Putin...

    Austria: 11 injured in Ukrainian tourist bus crash
    Nov02

    Austria: 11 injured in Ukrainian tourist bus crash

    Austrian officials say a bus carrying Ukrainian tourists crashed through a guardrail while approaching a highway and flipped, injuring 11 people, two of them seriously. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...