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    Rebels accuse Ukrainian government of using heavy weaponry
    Nov06

    Rebels accuse Ukrainian government of using heavy weaponry

    MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine have accused government forces of shelling residential areas under their control with heavy… …read more Source:...

    Belarus’ Lukashenko rejects calls for economic reforms
    Nov06

    Belarus’ Lukashenko rejects calls for economic reforms

    MINSK, Belarus (AP) — At his swearing-in ceremony Friday, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko rejected calls for economic reforms, shattering hopes for a liberalization inspired by the release of political prisoners and a rapprochement with the West. Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus with an iron fist since 1994, was elected for his fifth...

    Laugh It Up, Fuzzball
    Nov06

    Laugh It Up, Fuzzball

    Police in Odessa, Ukraine, arrested a man in a Chewbacca costume for illegally campaigning for mayoral candidate Darth Vader. …read more Source:...

    Detained Ukrainian Politician Korban Transferred To House Arrest
    Nov06

    Detained Ukrainian Politician Korban Transferred To House Arrest

    A Ukrainian court has ordered house arrest for UKROP party leader Hennadiy Korban until December 31. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    White House Offers Ukraine Another $1 Billion Linked To Reforms
    Nov06

    White House Offers Ukraine Another $1 Billion Linked To Reforms

    The White House offered to provide a third $1-billion loan guarantee to Ukraine November 5 that would be contingent on Ukraine’s continued progress toward eliminating corruption and reforming taxes. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Baltic Leaders Blast Russian-German Pipeline Plan
    Nov06

    Ukraine, Baltic Leaders Blast Russian-German Pipeline Plan

    Ukrainian and the Baltic leaders blasted a planned second Nordic Stream pipeline to funnel natural gas from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Great Game
    Nov06

    The Great Game

    The rivalry between the British Empire and Russia in Central Asia during the 19th century was referred to as “The Great Game”. The British were concerned that the Russians had eyes on India and wanted to assert themselves in the region. The Russians wanted to have a foothold in a place it deemed important to its strategic interests....

    NATO Chief Says West Must Counter Russian MIlitary Buildup
    Nov06

    NATO Chief Says West Must Counter Russian MIlitary Buildup

    NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said November 5 that the alliance must counter a Russian military buildup from the Baltic to the eastern Mediterranean which could enable Moscow to control key areas in a crisis. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ex-Ukrainian justice minister detained in shootings probe
    Nov06

    Ex-Ukrainian justice minister detained in shootings probe

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s Security Service says former Justice Minister Olena Lukash has been detained in connection with a probe into deadly shootings during opposition protests in 2014. …read more Source: CNS...

    Problems Ahead as Europe Develops New Security Strategy
    Nov05

    Problems Ahead as Europe Develops New Security Strategy

    German Brigadier General Erich Vad, a security adviser to his country’s chancellor from 2007-13, is worried that Russia’s increasing willingness to project its power abroad could cause big problems for Europe. Divisions within the European Union and the shifting sands of global power have prompted the EU to re-assess its security...