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    These 5 Facts Explain the Worrying Rise of Europe’s Far-Right
    Oct15

    These 5 Facts Explain the Worrying Rise of Europe’s Far-Right

    Another round of elections, another push from increasingly vocal nationalists. Austria’s far-right Freedom Party gave the Social Democrats a run for their money in local elections over the past weekend, but fell short of capturing Vienna’s mayoralty. What started as an oddity in European politics has quickly become a disturbing...

    Russia’s Military Prowess Surprises Western Analysts
    Oct15

    Russia’s Military Prowess Surprises Western Analysts

    Russian air and missile strikes in Syria over the past two weeks have surprised military analysts, who did not appreciate Russia’s sophisticated capabilities, according to the New York Times: Taken together, the operations reflect what officials and analysts described as a little-noticed — and still incomplete — modernization that has been...

    Ukraine Wins UN Security Council Seat Setting Up Showdown With Russia
    Oct15

    Ukraine Wins UN Security Council Seat Setting Up Showdown With Russia

    Russia and Ukraine could have a new, lofty location for diplomatic battles after Ukraine won a non-permanent seat on the United Nation’s Security Council Thursday, the Associated Press reported. Ukraine was unopposed in its run for the seat and was approved with 177 votes. …read more Source: International Business...

    Ukraine Wins Nonpermanent Seat On UN Security Council
    Oct15

    Ukraine Wins Nonpermanent Seat On UN Security Council

    Ukraine has won a nonpermanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent veto-wielding member Russia. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Russian Airstrikes In Syria Force Pentagon To Rethink Strategy In Europe
    Oct15

    Russian Airstrikes In Syria Force Pentagon To Rethink Strategy In Europe

    Since the Cold War ended, the U.S. has largely overlooked its European strategy, but now Russia’s actions in Syria and Ukraine have forced the Pentagon to rethink its playbook. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday he did not expect Russia to change its behavior anytime soon and called Russia a “destabilizing influence,”...

    UN fireworks? Ukraine to sit with Russia on powerful Security Council
    Oct15

    UN fireworks? Ukraine to sit with Russia on powerful Security Council

    Ukraine has won a seat on the U.N. Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent member Russia. …read more Source: FOX...

    New Film Exposes Russia’s Mass Murder of Ukrainians, Aggression that Continues Today
    Oct15

    New Film Exposes Russia’s Mass Murder of Ukrainians, Aggression that Continues Today

    Russia hid details about the mass starvation on an unimaginable scale by Stalin in the 1930s and afterward until archives were opened following Ukraine’s independence in 1991. Ukraine is a nation interrupted, its identity and promise stolen by invaders and predators for centuries. Ukraine’s principle oppressor has been, and remains,...

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council
    Oct15

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council

    Ukraine won a seat on the U.N. Security Council on Thursday, giving it a global platform to wage its political battle against Russia for annexing Crimea and supporting Ukrainian separatists. … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The Bellingham...

    Russia Is Lone Holdout From Ukraine Debt-swap Deal
    Oct15

    Russia Is Lone Holdout From Ukraine Debt-swap Deal

    Ukraine said on Thursday it was prepared to battle Russia in court after the Kremlin refused to join a critical debt swap deal for the beleaguered country that has been accepted by the majority of its other creditors. The debt relief deal plays a key part in Ukraine’s plans to shore up its war-torn economy, which has been brought close to...

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council
    Oct15

    Ukraine to sit alongside Russia on UN Security Council

    Ukraine has won a seat on the UN Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent member Russia. …read more Source: CTV...