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    Former IAAF head investigated in Russia doping probe
    Nov04

    Former IAAF head investigated in Russia doping probe

    PARIS (AP) — Former IAAF President Lamine Diack has been placed under criminal investigation on corruption and money-laundering charges, suspected of taking at least 200,000 euros ($220,000) from Russia to cover up positive doping tests, French authorities said Wednesday. The French office that handles financial prosecutions said a legal adviser...

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

    NATO tests its capabilities _ and wants Russia to take note

    ZARAGOZA, Spain (AP) — NATO is putting on its most fearsome display of military might in over a decade, a choreographed large-scale movement of soldiers, ships and planes meant to hone and test its capabilities as well as transmit a clear signal to Russia and other real or possible foes.”We’re sending a message to any potential...

    ‘Dire’ Situation To Worsen With Winter In East Ukraine: Rights Commissioner
    Nov04

    ‘Dire’ Situation To Worsen With Winter In East Ukraine: Rights Commissioner

    The Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner, Nils Muiznieks, who was allowed to travel to separatist-controlled areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions for the first time this summer, discussed his findings with RFE/RL’s Rikard Jozwiak in Brussels. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Egypt, Britain Call for ‘Tightest’ Security at Sharm El-Sheikh
    Nov04

    Egypt, Britain Call for ‘Tightest’ Security at Sharm El-Sheikh

    Egypt’s president and Britain’s prime minister have agreed on the need for tighter security at the Egyptian resort Sharm El-Sheikh, the starting point for a Russian jetliner that crashed over the Sinai Peninsula on Saturday. According to the British prime minister’s office, David Cameron and President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi spoke...

    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...