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    Foreigners Can Serve In Ukrainian Army
    Oct06

    Foreigners Can Serve In Ukrainian Army

    Lawmakers in Kyiv have legalized the service of foreigners in the Ukrainian armed forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine moves toward allowing foreigners in military
    Oct06

    Ukraine moves toward allowing foreigners in military

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine’s parliament has passed a measure that would allow foreigners to serve in its armed forces. The legislation, which cleared a final reading on Tuesday, comes as tensions persist with Russia over the separatist insurgency in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine and Western governments allege Russia is sending troops and equipment to...

    NATO head says Russia’s Turkey air violations ‘not an accident’
    Oct06

    NATO head says Russia’s Turkey air violations ‘not an accident’

    Brussels (AFP) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday that Russian violations of Turkish airspace were “not an accident” after Turkey complained of two incursions by Moscow’s jets.”For us, this does not look like an accident, it is a serious violation,” Stoltenberg told reporters at NATO...

    U.S. vs. Russia: What a war would look like between the world’s most fearsome militaries
    Oct06

    U.S. vs. Russia: What a war would look like between the world’s most fearsome militaries

    Vladimir Putin’s brazen moves in Syria, Ukraine raise new questions about America’s contingency plans. …read more Source: USA...

    UN official: world’s displaced population now 60 million
    Oct06

    UN official: world’s displaced population now 60 million

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — When Antonio Guterres became the U.N. refugee chief almost 10 years ago, the world counted 38 million people displaced by conflict and persecution and the number was declining. Today, it’s more than 60 million and rising. As he prepares to step down at the end of the year, Guterres delivered a wide-ranging speech to...

    Ukranian Artist’s ‘Faces of War’ Portrays Only One
    Oct06

    Ukranian Artist’s ‘Faces of War’ Portrays Only One

    As Russian President Vladimir Putin was addressing the United Nations in New York last month, he was also being featured in an art exhibition in Washington. Not a flattering exhibit, it’s rendered in a unique medium that its Ukrainian creator, Daria Marchenko, calls not only a work of art, but a political statement. “The Faces of...

    Russian Admiral: ‘Volunteers’ May Join Syrian Army
    Oct06

    Russian Admiral: ‘Volunteers’ May Join Syrian Army

    A top Russian lawmaker says “a unit of Russian volunteers,” including battle hardened veterans who fought in eastern Ukraine, may join Syrian government troops fighting Islamic State extremists and other terrorists in that country. Admiral Vladimir Komoyedov, in comments to Russia’s Interfax-AVN news agency Monday, said Russian...

    Meet The Famous Artists And Writers Who Were Teachers First
    Oct06

    Meet The Famous Artists And Writers Who Were Teachers First

    Monday is World Teacher’s Day, a UNESCO-supported holiday that honors the critical role teachers play in maintaining education systems across the globe. Organizations in countries like Brazil, Poland, India and Papua New Guinea have planned international celebrations, meant to remind parents and students how important it is to empower...

    Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine
    Oct06

    Putin Drops the Bombs and Deals the Cards in Syria and Ukraine

    Moscow appears to have better positioned itself to exploit the tumult in Syria as well as Ukraine. On the other hand, within the Euro-Atlantic alliance, the lack of vision and will has ushered in a policy of presumed containment in Syria and Ukraine, more or less by default. The consequence, (or at least until Russia rushed in), has been more a...

    Engine failure sidelines Canadian destroyer involved in major NATO exercise
    Oct05

    Engine failure sidelines Canadian destroyer involved in major NATO exercise

    An aging Canadian warship, on its way to military exercises that are designed to send a strong message to Russia about the West’s resolve over the crisis in Ukraine, is now sidelined because of engine troubles. One of the four engines on the 43-year-old HMCS Athabaskan stopped working, sending the destroyer to a port in England for about a...