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    Why Putin embraces Jews, but not gays
    Sep09

    Why Putin embraces Jews, but not gays

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, is greeted by Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar in Moscow, June 13, 2013. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Images) For the Kremlin, the interfaith roundtable last Thursday at Kazan’s Hall of Culture provided the perfect propaganda moment. Before the meeting, dozens of journalists snapped pictures of...

    Berlusconi set to discuss Syria and Ukraine crises with Putin
    Sep09

    Berlusconi set to discuss Syria and Ukraine crises with Putin

    Jared M. FeldschreiberMOSCOW, Sept. 9 (UPI) — Former disgraced Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is coming to Russia on a private visit on Thursday to meet with President Vladimir Putin. …read more Source: United Press...

    Ex-Rebel Chief in Eastern Ukraine: Ouster Due to ‘Intrigue’
    Sep09

    Ex-Rebel Chief in Eastern Ukraine: Ouster Due to ‘Intrigue’

    Former rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says his dismissal is the result of ‘intrigue’ …read more Source: ABC...

    Russian Military Base Constructed Near Ukraine Indicates Preparation for Long-Term Conflict
    Sep09

    Russian Military Base Constructed Near Ukraine Indicates Preparation for Long-Term Conflict

    Russia is building a large, heavily equipped military base near the Ukrainian border, which indicates Moscow is preparing for a long-term conflict with Kiev. The Defense Ministry will install nine barracks that hold 3,500 soldiers and ammunition depots for rockets and artillery weapons that span 6,000 square meters, according to Reuters. The site...

    The 5 Big Questions About Europe’s Migrant Crisis
    Sep09

    The 5 Big Questions About Europe’s Migrant Crisis

    In recent weeks, chaos at border crossings and train stations, squalid conditions in makeshift refugee camps and a heartbreaking photograph of a drowned Syrian toddler have all helped bring Europe’s refugee crisis into the global spotlight. According to the UNHCR, more than 380,000 migrants and refugees have landed on Europe’s...

    Ex-rebel chief in eastern Ukraine: ouster due to ‘intrigue’
    Sep09

    Ex-rebel chief in eastern Ukraine: ouster due to ‘intrigue’

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A former rebel chief in eastern Ukraine who has lost his job in a sudden reshuffling has attributed his downfall to unspecified “intrigue.” …read more Source: CNS...

    Hillary Clinton Promises A More Muscular Foreign Policy As President
    Sep09

    Hillary Clinton Promises A More Muscular Foreign Policy As President

    WASHINGTON — In the lead-up to the 2008 presidential election, Hillary Clinton’s vote to authorize the Iraq War six years before haunted her on the campaign trail. It put her in stark contrast with then-Senator Barack Obama, who touted his foresight in opposing the ill-fated war. But if Clinton was scarred by the perception that her...

    Poisoned Chalice: Russian Loan Looms As Threat To Ukraine Bailout
    Sep09

    Poisoned Chalice: Russian Loan Looms As Threat To Ukraine Bailout

    Two years ago, the Kremlin gave Kyiv a bailout loan to try to keep it loyal to Russia. Now Moscow is threatening to use the loan to trigger a cutoff of IMF funds to Ukraine if it defaults on repayment. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Former rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says his dismissal is the result of ‘intrigue’
    Sep09

    Former rebel leader in eastern Ukraine says his dismissal is the result of ‘intrigue’

    A former rebel chief in eastern Ukraine who has lost his job in a sudden reshuffling has attributed his downfall to unspecified “intrigue.” Andrei Purgin said Wednesday he had spent four days under arrest at the local security agency headquarters in the rebel-held city of Donetsk before being released. …read more Source: FOX...

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Moscow Building Large Military Base Near Ukraine’s Border
    Sep09

    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Moscow Building Large Military Base Near Ukraine’s Border

    Russia has begun building a large-scale military base near the Ukrainian border, according to a report from Reuters Wednesday. When completed, the base could house up to 3,500 soldiers, suggesting the Kremlin has no immediate plans to back away from the ongoing conflict between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels. …read more Source: International...