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    Why Abbas’ “Bombshell” Speech at the U.N. Was a Dud
    Sep30

    Why Abbas’ “Bombshell” Speech at the U.N. Was a Dud

    On Monday, President Obama delivered a speech at the United Nations that touched on world events like Syria and Ukraine—and made no mention of the Palestinians. Which may be all you need to know about the speech delivered on Wednesday by Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, in which he appeared to blow to smithereens the...

    Putin’s Axis of Dictators May Save Assad
    Sep30

    Putin’s Axis of Dictators May Save Assad

    What ails our depressed, strife-torn world: not enough dictators. That’s what Vladimir Putin (oh, I mean DOCTOR) Putin prescribed to the UN…just take an Assad and a Rouhani and call him in the morning. This week’s UN General Assembly cavalcade of superstar dictators was a depressing juxtaposition coming on the heels of a...

    Money Laundering Scourge of the World
    Sep30

    Money Laundering Scourge of the World

    A recent report by Washington think tank Global Financial Integrity reveals the fatal flaw in the world’s globalized financial architecture: It has not been accompanied by a globalized governance and regulation system. This became alarmingly apparent in 2008 when the world’s financial system collapsed due to incompetence and...

    Ukraine rebel envoy says weapons pull-back could mean ‘end of war’
    Sep30

    Ukraine rebel envoy says weapons pull-back could mean ‘end of war’

    KIEV (Reuters) – A separatist representative to east Ukraine peace talks said on Wednesday an agreement signed with Kiev this week to withdraw… …read more Source:...

    AP Interview: Ukrainian president pins hopes on UN talks
    Sep30

    AP Interview: Ukrainian president pins hopes on UN talks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Monday’s planned meeting between President Barack Obama and Russia’s Vladimir Putin must lead to implementation of an accord aimed at halting war in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: CNS...

    Ukrainian Police Arrest Illegal Amber Miners
    Sep30

    Ukrainian Police Arrest Illegal Amber Miners

    Ukrainian security forces arrested 100 illegal amber miners in the Volyn region who tried to block a major highway. The miners were protesting a government crackdown on illegal amber mining in the area. Authorities say the lucrative practice is run by criminal gangs. (RFE/RL’s Current Time TV) …read more Source: Radio Free Europe /...

    Russia Launches Air Strikes In Syria
    Sep30

    Russia Launches Air Strikes In Syria

    MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russia said it launched air strikes against Islamic State in Syria on Wednesday after President Vladimir Putin secured his parliament’s unanimous backing to intervene to prop up the Kremlin’s closest Middle East ally.Moscow gave Washington just an hour’s notice of the strikes, which...

    Russia carries out first airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria
    Sep30

    Russia carries out first airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria

    Russian military jets carried out airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria on Wednesday for the first time, the Russian defence ministry confirmed. Here is the rest of the Associated Press article: The airstrikes targeted ISIS positions, vehicles and warehouses that Russia believes belong to the militants, ministry spokesman Igor...

    Ukraine trying two alleged Russian soldiers
    Sep30

    Ukraine trying two alleged Russian soldiers

    The trial of two alleged Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine opened Tuesday in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. …read more Source:...

    Russia’s Expanded Role in the Syrian Conflict
    Sep30

    Russia’s Expanded Role in the Syrian Conflict

    Old allies Sergei Karpukhin / ReutersRussian President Vladimir Putin has received permission from the upper house of Parliament to use military force, paving the way for airstrikes in Syria. The vote at the Federation Council, which Putin sought after a formal request from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for Russian help, was 162-0. Sergei...