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    Rights Leaders Seek to Counter State Oppression at Solidarity Conference
    Oct30

    Rights Leaders Seek to Counter State Oppression at Solidarity Conference

    WARSAW—Many of them, like Oles Shevchenko, former leader of the Ukrainian Republican Party and signatory of the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine, did hard time in Soviet-era gulags for daring to speak up for human rights at a time when trampling them was policy for communist hardliners at the seat of power. Some, like David Kilgour, former...

    US, EU Suspend Some Sanctions Against Belarus
    Oct30

    US, EU Suspend Some Sanctions Against Belarus

    The United States and the European Union are temporarily lifting some sanctions against Belarus, which freed the last of its political prisoners in August. U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby on Thursday called the move a “limited reprieve … that opens the door to expanded commercial ties for the Belarusian economy.” But...

    Video: Huge Explosion in Ukraine’s Lugansk as Ammunition Warehouses Catch Fire
    Oct30

    Video: Huge Explosion in Ukraine’s Lugansk as Ammunition Warehouses Catch Fire

    Several huge blasts were reported in Ukraine’s Lugansk, sometimes spelled as Luhansk, region on Thursday night, according to media reports. At least one person was killed. Video footage of one of the explosions was recorded and uploaded to YouTube. More than 3,500 tons of munitions are located at the ammo depot, controlled by the Ukrainian...

    Fall of Government Heightens Turmoil in Moldova
    Oct30

    Fall of Government Heightens Turmoil in Moldova

    Moldova’s parliament must form a new government after it backed a motion of no-confidence in the ruling pro-European coalition on Thursday, increasing political turmoil following the fraudulent disappearance of $1 billion from the banking system. The vote signaled an end to the short-lived government of Prime Minister Valeriu Strelet, who...

    Head of Moscow’s Ukrainian Library Arrested, Could Face Four Years in Prison
    Oct29

    Head of Moscow’s Ukrainian Library Arrested, Could Face Four Years in Prison

    The librarian was charged with “inciting national hatred” after a search of the library. …read more Source:...

    Fire hits Ukraine arsenal, setting off explosions; 1 reported dead
    Oct29

    Fire hits Ukraine arsenal, setting off explosions; 1 reported dead

    Ukrainian news reports say a large fire in a military arsenal in an eastern town is setting off explosions and at least person is believed to have been killed. …read more Source: FOX...

    Fire Hits Ukraine Arsenal, 1 Believed Dead
    Oct29

    Fire Hits Ukraine Arsenal, 1 Believed Dead

    Fire hits Ukraine arsenal, setting off explosions; 1 reported dead …read more Source: ABC...

    Fire hits Ukraine arsenal, 1 believed dead
    Oct29

    Fire hits Ukraine arsenal, 1 believed dead

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian news reports say a large fire in a military arsenal in an eastern town is setting off explosions and at least person is believed to have been killed. The fire began Thursday evening in Svatove, which is under government control although near areas controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels. The deputy head of the...

    Russia’s Social Media Sleuths Uncover Info Authorities Want Hidden
    Oct29

    Russia’s Social Media Sleuths Uncover Info Authorities Want Hidden

    The news of Russia’s first casualty among its troops in Syria is remarkable not only because his family doubts the official explanation for his death — that he committed suicide — but also for the fact that it was uncovered by social media sleuths. Conflict Intelligence Team, an online group founded by Russian blogger Ruslan Leviev,...

    No, the Sky Isn’t Falling
    Oct29

    No, the Sky Isn’t Falling

    Few elections in Europe of late have elicited as much uniform editorial commentary and speculation in Western media as the recent parliamentary election in Poland. Several op-eds have flirted with an alarmist view that the era of stability and progress in Poland is coming to an abrupt end as the “right-wing roars back,” the “euroskeptics claim...