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    Kremlin: Russian ban on flights to Egypt will last months
    Nov10

    Kremlin: Russian ban on flights to Egypt will last months

    U.S. and British officials have cited intelligence reports indicating that the plane, en route from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, was brought down by a bomb on board. Tourism represents 11 percent of Egypt’s economy and almost 20 percent of crucial foreign currency revenues, and it had been making a gradual recovery after years of...

    Kremlin: Russian ban on flights to Egypt will last months
    Nov10

    Kremlin: Russian ban on flights to Egypt will last months

    MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow’s ban on all flights to Egypt in the wake of a Russian plane crash will last for at least several months, the Kremlin chief of staff said Tuesday, dealing a severe blow to Egypt’s struggling tourism industry. President Vladimir Putin’s chief of staff, Sergei Ivanov, said on a visit to Finland that it would...

    In Eastern Ukraine, A Young Life Shattered
    Nov10

    In Eastern Ukraine, A Young Life Shattered

    A hidden enemy that respects neither treaties nor the rules of warfare in Ukraine’s battle against Russian-backed separatists, stray land mines and unexploded munitions shatter lives in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield
    Nov10

    Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will counter NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield.Putin told defense officials Tuesday that by developing defenses against ballistic missiles Washington aims to “neutralize” Russia’s strategic nuclear...

    Official: Poland to take Russia to court over plane wreckage
    Nov10

    Official: Poland to take Russia to court over plane wreckage

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s next foreign minister said Tuesday the country is fed up with waiting for Russia to return the wreckage of the plane that went down in Russia in 2010, killing the Polish president and 95 others, and plans to take Moscow to the European Court of Human Rights to get it back. Witold Waszczykowski also said any...

    Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield
    Nov10

    Russia to deploy new weapons to counter US missile shield

    MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will counter NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield. Putin told defense officials Tuesday that by developing defenses against ballistic missiles Washington aims to “neutralize” Russia’s strategic nuclear deterrent...

    Ukraine’s Azov Regiment Opens Boot Camp For Kids
    Nov10

    Ukraine’s Azov Regiment Opens Boot Camp For Kids

    Children in Ukraine’s Sumy region can attend a boot camp where they learn basic military skills like running an obstacle course and handling weapons. The camp was set up by members of the Azov Regiment, a former volunteer unit, who teach young Ukrainians to defend their country — while also exposing them to the regiment’s far...

    Situation Report: Marines fighting in Fallujah?; Gitmo plan coming; think tank infighting; more bombs for Middle East allies; Ukraine cyber troubles; and lots more
    Nov10

    Situation Report: Marines fighting in Fallujah?; Gitmo plan coming; think tank infighting; more bombs for Middle East allies; Ukraine cyber troubles; and lots more

    By Paul McLeary What we talk about when we talk about Anbar. Are U.S. Marine special operations forces in Iraq doing more than just training? “There’re a lot of bad guys in Fallujah getting shot in the head from pretty far away, outside the capability of the mentored troops,” one western official working with the … …read more...

    Ukrainian Journalist Concerned About Direction of Country’s Media
    Nov10

    Ukrainian Journalist Concerned About Direction of Country’s Media

    Maxim Eristavi is an openly gay Ukrainian journalist who worked for Russian state media, and has been covering Ukraine for news outlets since day one of the Euromaidan uprising in 2014. Now he warns that Ukraine’s media are on a slippery slope as they drop inconvenient facts to protect the country’s image – something he says he has...

    The Army wants to boost troop numbers in Europe to counter Russian aggression
    Nov10

    The Army wants to boost troop numbers in Europe to counter Russian aggression

    US military officials have proposed boosting troop numbers in Europe to deter potential Russian aggression across the continent and against NATO members, The Wall Street Journal reports. Currently, the US Army maintains two brigades in Europe. Each brigade has approximately 3,500 soldiers, with an additional brigade based in the US that rotates...